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Boris Johnson Backs Top Aide Accused of Flouting Lockdown Rules

LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson, defying a storm of criticism, said on Sunday that he would not dismiss his most influential adviser, Dominic...

Suriname’s Strongman Shrugs Off Murder Sentence in Re-election Bid

Suriname’s 74-year-old president looked straight at a judge as she read his sentence for crimes committed during a 1982 political purge that cemented his...

Hana Kimura, Japanese Wrestler and Star of Netflix Series, Dies at...

Hana Kimura, a Japanese professional wrestler who starred in the Netflix reality series “Terrace House: Tokyo,” has died. She was 22.The cause of death...

China Deploys Propaganda Machine to Defend Move Against Hong Kong

China’s propaganda machine went into full gear as the government sought to defend new laws aimed at limiting dissent and protest in Hong Kong.In...

Hong Kong Protesters Swarm Streets to Oppose China’s New Security Law

Thousands of Hong Kong protesters clashed with the police, who fired rounds of tear gas, in the first major demonstration since China announced plans...

Is It Time to Stop Clapping for Health Care Workers? An...

On Thursday nights, Britons bang pots and pans and let out hearty cheers of support for doctors and nurses who care for coronavirus patients...

Pandemic Swells in South America, as the U.S. Nears 100,000 Deaths

Gaza reports its first coronavirus death. New York is allowing gatherings of up to 10. Source link

Afghan Sides Agree to a Rare Cease-Fire During Eid al-Fitr

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban and the Afghan government announced a cease-fire for the three days of the Muslim festival Eid al-Fitr, which starts...

As Virus Spreads in Russia’s Caucasus, Rumors Swirl Over Strongman’s Health

MOSCOW — The strongman leader of Chechnya, a close ally of President Vladimir V. Putin, is hospitalized with possible symptoms of the coronavirus, state-run...

Remdesivir Coronavirus Trial: Federal Scientists Finally Publish Data

Nearly a month after federal scientists claimed that an experimental drug had helped patients severely ill with the coronavirus, the research has been published.The...

Rattled by a Pandemic, People Turn to Leaders — Any Leaders

As world leaders grapple with when and how to safely reopen their countries, many are also facing a political problem: how to maintain support...

Moderna Vaccine Trial: How Upbeat Coronavirus News Fueled a Stock Surge

When the biotech company Moderna announced early on Monday morning positive results from a small, preliminary trial of its coronavirus vaccine, the company’s chief...

U.N. Documents Abductions and Torture Of Iraqi Protesters

BAGHDAD — Hundreds of people were killed and thousands wounded in the antigovernment protests in Iraq last fall and winter that halted political life...

Coronavirus Cases Fall in Europe’s Capitals, but Fears Over Reopening Linger

LONDON — During a week of bluebird skies and Mediterranean temperatures, when sunbathers thronged parks and cars poured back onto streets, one sound has...

Virus Lockdown Forces Iran Into Its First Virtual Quds Day

For the past four decades, on the last Friday of Ramadan, supporters of Iran’s government have marched to denounce Israel. They burn Israel’s flag....

Uncertain Results in Study of Convalescent Serum for Covid-19

A small study of patients who were severely ill from the coronavirus hints that treatment with antibodies from recovered patients may help recovery and...

Xi Addresses China’s National People’s Congress

Xi Addresses China’s National People’s Congress - The New York Times new video loaded: Xi Addresses China’s National People’s CongressRecent...

Britain Orders a 14-Day Quarantine on Arriving Travelers

LONDON — Britain on Friday moved ahead with a 14-day mandatory quarantine on arriving travelers, and heavy fines for those who break the rules,...

Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today

Staying safe over Memorial Day weekendThe U.S. is about to kick off its first major holiday weekend since the pandemic began — and it’s...

What’s Lost and Gained When We Put In 9-to-5 From Home?

On Thursday, Tobi Lütke, the founder and chief executive of Ottawa-based Shopify, announced on Twitter that most of his company’s 5,000 employees had permanently...

Coronavirus Vaccine Shows Promising Early Results in China

A vaccine developed in China appears to be safe and may protect people from the new coronavirus, researchers reported on Friday.The early-stage trial, published...

argentina default – The New York Times

BUENOS AIRES — Argentina missed a bond payment on Friday and inched closer to another crushing default, which would plunge it into a new...

Malaria Drug Taken by Trump Is Tied to Increased Risk of...

The malaria drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine did not help coronavirus patients and may have done harm, according to a new study based on the...

Pompeo and Hassett Condemn China Over Hong Kong Security Law

He was the most senior Trump administration official to offer a substantial reaction to China’s drastic proposal, which brought a new focus to continuing...

Biden-Warren: Really? – The New York Times

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up.Good morning. The University of California is dropping the SAT. China is cracking down on...

Khashoggi’s Son Says Family Pardons His Father’s Killers

BEIRUT, Lebanon — A son of the slain Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi said on Friday that he and his siblings had forgiven the men...

The ‘Cradle Catholic’ Promoting Family Planning in Ghana

ACCRA, Ghana — On the last Sunday before Lent, Dr. Leticia Adelaide Appiah was up early and the first to be ready for Mass...

Hong Kong, Vaccine, Arms Control: Your Friday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)Good morning.We’re covering China’s plan for Hong Kong national security, U.S. funding for an AstraZeneca...

Beer With Bella: Malcolm Turnbull

You can learn a lot about someone from an interview. But can you learn more over a drink? The Australia Letter introduces “Beer With...
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