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$1.2 Billion From U.S. to Drugmaker to Pursue Coronavirus Vaccine

The deal with AstraZeneca is the fourth and by far the largest vaccine research agreement that the department has disclosed. The money will pay...

In Stunning Reversal, Turkey Emerges as Libya Kingmaker

CAIRO — A string of victories by Turkish-backed forces in western Libya this week dealt a heavy blow to the ambitions of the aspiring...

Is This the End of Hong Kong?

When Britain returned Hong Kong to Chinese sovereignty, in a 1997 handover agreement that ended an era of British colonialism dating to the Opium...

Abdullah al-Hamid, Saudi Dissident, Dies in Detention at 69

Abdullah al-Hamid, an intellectual and human-rights activist whose calls for reforming Saudi Arabia’s monarchy made him one of the kingdom’s most prominent and persistent...

Cyclone Amphan Slams India and Bangladesh

NEW DELHI — A dreaded cyclone tore through eastern India and Bangladesh on Wednesday, knocking down trees, smashing countless shacks and killing at least...

Future of Shakespeare’s Globe Theater Is Threatened by Lockdown

Shakespeare’s Globe, a celebrated institution in London that showcases some of the world’s most recognizable stage plays, is in danger of permanently closing if...

Health Agencies Offer Tips on Sex During the Pandemic

As countries around the world slowly begin to come back to life, governments are experimenting with exactly how prescriptive they should be when giving...

Inaction That Cost Lives – The New York Times

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up.Good morning. Vaccine research is making progress. Chinese leaders have regained their swagger. And a...

More Bad News Expected in Unemployment Numbers: Live Business Updates

U.S. unemployment claims are expected to approach 40 million, and counting.The coronavirus pandemic has produced a somber Thursday ritual: the tally of unemployment claims...

Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today

Disasters complicate pandemics, and vice versa.The flooding in Central Michigan and the powerful cyclone plowing into South Asia are showing us how the measures...

Lockdown Delays Cost at Least 36,000 Lives, Data Show

If the United States had begun imposing social distancing measures one week earlier than it did in March, about 36,000 fewer people would have...

Your Thursday Briefing

Vaccines, U.S. Reopenings, Flour Frenzy: Here’s what you need to know. Source link

Trump Says He Is ‘Considering’ Hosting G7 Summit at Camp David

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Wednesday that he may try to host the annual Group of 7 summit of world leaders at Camp...

Your Thursday Briefing – The New York Times

Xi’s chance to cast himself as indispensablePresident Xi Jinping of China has seized on the coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity in disguise — a...

Abbas, Cornered by Israeli Annexation, Opts for ‘Judgment Day’ Scenario

JERUSALEM — Tuesday night, for most Palestinian Muslims, was the Night of Destiny, commemorating the revelation of the first verses of the Quran to...

A New Entry in the Race for a Coronavirus Vaccine: Hope

In a medical research project nearly unrivaled in its ambition and scope, volunteers worldwide are rolling up their sleeves to receive experimental vaccines against...

Cyclone Amphan Makes Landfall

Cyclone Amphan hit India’s coast as the country and neighboring Bangladesh are struggling with coronavirus infections. The storm also caused floods in Sri Lanka. Source...

U.S. Arrests 2 Suspected of Helping Carlos Ghosn Flee Japan

Two men suspected of helping the former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn flee Japan in December, where he was facing financial charges, were arrested in...

A Sudden Coronavirus Surge Brought Out Singapore’s Dark Side

I remember that time when we’d beaten the pandemic. That’s what we thought, anyway, for a few weeks in late winter: That Singapore had...

A Struggling Stimulus Program – The New York Times

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up.Good morning. Virus cases are surging in France and Iran. The U.S. is deporting children....

Elephants Really Can’t Hold Their Liquor

Humans are not the only animals that get drunk. Birds that gorge on fermented berries and sap are known to fall out of trees...

2 Dams Are Breached in Michigan, Forcing Thousands to Evacuate

Two dams in Michigan were breached on Tuesday after days of heavy rainfall, forcing the evacuation of thousands of residents and bringing what officials...

Live Cyclone Amphan Map: Tracking the Storm’s Path

Cyclone Amphan is expected to make landfall near Kolkata, India, on...

Your Wednesday Briefing – The New York Times

The resolution calls for an “impartial, independent and comprehensive evaluation” of the international response to the outbreak. But it fell short of what the...

Pompeo Declined Interview Request From Inspector General About Saudi Arms Sales

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declined an interview request for the State Department inspector general’s inquiry into whether the Trump administration acted...

Authorities Seek Forfeiture of Ancient Gilgamesh Tablet From Hobby Lobby

Federal prosecutors moved on Monday to formally confiscate a rare cuneiform tablet that bears part of the Epic of Gilgamesh, one of the world’s...

Cécile Rol-Tanguy, French Resistance Fighter, Dies at 101

Cécile Rol-Tanguy, a heroine of the French Resistance who helped lead a popular uprising against the German occupation of Paris, died on May 8...

West Bengal Coast Braces for Super Cyclone

Residents and government officials in West Bengal, India, prepared for Cyclone Amphan, as the storm moved across the Bay of Bengal toward India and...

‘This Is Futile’: China Criticizes Trump’s W.H.O. Funding Threat

A spokesman for China’s foreign ministry spokesman criticized President Trump’s pledge to pull funding from the World Health Organization. Source link

Right to Privacy Extends to Foreign Internet Users, German Court Rules

BERLIN — Privacy rights enshrined in Germany’s Constitution extend to foreigners living abroad and cover their online data, the country’s highest court ruled on...
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