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Coronavirus Live Updates: South Korea’s Leader Raises Alert Level to Maximum


Created: Sun, 23 Feb 2020 08:05:19 +0000

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President Moon Jae-in said the country was at a “critical time” in its fight with the outbreak, with five deaths and more than 550 infections confirmed.

Read more: Coronavirus Live Updates: South Korea’s Leader Raises Alert Level to Maximum


‘We’re in a Petri Dish’: How a Coronavirus Ravaged a Cruise Ship


Created: Sat, 22 Feb 2020 22:50:03 +0000

Author: Motoko Rich

More than three days passed before Japan imposed a quarantine. That delay and other missteps helped produce the largest outbreak of the virus beyond China.

Read more: ‘We’re in a Petri Dish’: How a Coronavirus Ravaged a Cruise Ship


How a Neighbors’ Feud in Paradise Launched an International Rape Case


Created: Sun, 23 Feb 2020 01:24:22 +0000

Author: Kim Barker, Catherine Porter and Grace Ashford

The fashion executive Peter Nygard has clashed for years with his neighbor in the Bahamas, the billionaire Louis Bacon. The latest development is a lawsuit saying Mr. Nygard sexually exploited teenage girls.

Read more: How a Neighbors’ Feud in Paradise Launched an International Rape Case


Adapting to Rising Seas, Schools Move to the Rafters and Cats Swim


Created: Sat, 22 Feb 2020 19:21:11 +0000

Author: Hannah Beech and Jes Aznar

On an island in the Philippines, waterlogged for one-third of every year, residents adjust to their sodden existence instead of fleeing.

Read more: Adapting to Rising Seas, Schools Move to the Rafters and Cats Swim


New Bid to Legalize Abortion in Argentina, With President’s Backing


Created: Sat, 22 Feb 2020 15:30:07 +0000

Author: Daniel Politi

Activists came close in 2018. This year, President Alberto Fernández is on their side and is expected to present a legalization bill to Congress.

Read more: New Bid to Legalize Abortion in Argentina, With President’s Backing


For Harry and Meghan, No More ‘Royal’ in Their Brand


Created: Sat, 22 Feb 2020 02:29:16 +0000

Author: Mark Landler

After protracted negotiations with Buckingham Palace, the couple agreed not to use the word “royal” in their philanthropic and commercial activities.

Read more: For Harry and Meghan, No More ‘Royal’ in Their Brand


A Kenyan Painter Casts a Critical Eye on China’s Role in Africa


Created: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 16:23:46 +0000

Author: Abdi Latif Dahir

Michael Soi’s “China Loves Africa” collection examines the symbiotic and often corrupt relationship between Beijing and African elites.

Read more: A Kenyan Painter Casts a Critical Eye on China’s Role in Africa


India Set to Stage an Epic Show, With Trump as the Star


Created: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 22:44:32 +0000

Author: Jeffrey Gettleman and Vindu Goel

Prime Minister Narendra Modi seems to have enticed Mr. Trump to fly 8,000 miles with the promise of a two-day spectacle. But serious issues remain.

Read more: India Set to Stage an Epic Show, With Trump as the Star


An Egyptian’s Arrest Rekindles an Italian Trauma


Created: Sat, 22 Feb 2020 05:51:25 +0000

Author: Declan Walsh and Elisabetta Povoledo

Haunted by the 2016 death in Cairo of an Italian student, Giulio Regeni, Italians are campaigning for the release of an Egyptian who has said he was tortured.

Read more: An Egyptian’s Arrest Rekindles an Italian Trauma


‘Politics of Hate’ Takes a Toll in Germany Well Beyond Immigrants


Created: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 22:28:30 +0000

Author: Katrin Bennhold and Melissa Eddy

As the far-right gains traction, harassment and intimidation of local officials are growing, threatening democracy at the grass roots.

Read more: ‘Politics of Hate’ Takes a Toll in Germany Well Beyond Immigrants


A Bittersweet Homecoming for Egypt’s Jews


Created: Sun, 23 Feb 2020 08:00:16 +0000

Author: Declan Walsh and Ronen Bergman

A rare ceremony at an ancient synagogue brought 180 Jews back to Egypt, decades after they were pressured to leave. But few Egyptians knew about it, highlighting government ambivalence.

Read more: A Bittersweet Homecoming for Egypt’s Jews


As India’s Economy Sags, Even the Trump Brand Is Struggling


Created: Sun, 23 Feb 2020 08:00:16 +0000

Author: Kai Schultz, Suhasini Raj, Eric Lipton and Rebecca Conway

India has the largest number of Trump Towers outside North America, but sales are cool in an ailing market for luxury real estate.

Read more: As India’s Economy Sags, Even the Trump Brand Is Struggling


A Mexican Oil Chief’s Hide-Out: Sea Views and 2 Golf Courses


Created: Sat, 22 Feb 2020 17:34:46 +0000

Author: Raphael Minder

Before he was arrested this month, the former head of Pemex lay low in one of the world’s most discreet and exclusive locations on Spain’s sunny southern coast.

Read more: A Mexican Oil Chief’s Hide-Out: Sea Views and 2 Golf Courses


‘He Turned Purple’: U.S. Overlooks Ill Asylum Seekers


Created: Sun, 23 Feb 2020 00:24:46 +0000

Author: Zolan Kanno-Youngs

When the Trump administration rolled out its policy to force asylum seekers to wait in Mexico, officials said medical exemptions would help the sick. They haven’t.

Read more: ‘He Turned Purple’: U.S. Overlooks Ill Asylum Seekers


South Sudan Leader Appoints Ex-Rebel Leader as His Deputy


Created: Sat, 22 Feb 2020 15:47:04 +0000

Author: The Associated Press

The rebel leader Riek Machar was sworn in as President Salva Kiir’s vice president, after the two men agreed to form a coalition government that many observers hoped would last.

Read more: South Sudan Leader Appoints Ex-Rebel Leader as His Deputy


Egyptian Court Acquits Mubarak’s Sons of Illicit Share Trading


Created: Sat, 22 Feb 2020 12:00:11 +0000

Author: Reuters

Alaa and Gamal Mubarak had faced charges of illegally profiting from the sale of a bank in 2007.

Read more: Egyptian Court Acquits Mubarak’s Sons of Illicit Share Trading


Knitters Chronicle Climate Change One Stitch at a Time


Created: Sat, 22 Feb 2020 13:49:53 +0000

Author: Laura M. Holson

Volunteers use different colors of yarn to make “temperature scarves” that serve as fashionable records of a warming world.

Read more: Knitters Chronicle Climate Change One Stitch at a Time


Infection Numbers Spike in South Korea, and Fear Builds


Created: Sun, 23 Feb 2020 05:38:21 +0000

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In total, 28 countries outside of China have reported more than 1,500 coronavirus cases.

Read more: Infection Numbers Spike in South Korea, and Fear Builds


José Zalaquett, Leader in Chile’s Search for Truth, Dies at 77


Created: Sat, 22 Feb 2020 00:40:03 +0000

Author: Neil Genzlinger

He incurred the wrath of the dictator Augusto Pinochet, was exiled, and became an expert in how to heal traumatized countries.

Read more: José Zalaquett, Leader in Chile’s Search for Truth, Dies at 77


Holocaust Educators Urge Amazon to Stop Selling Nazi Propaganda


Created: Sat, 22 Feb 2020 00:26:20 +0000

Author: Heather Murphy

The retailer said it was listening, but defended its right to sell books “that some may find objectionable.”

Read more: Holocaust Educators Urge Amazon to Stop Selling Nazi Propaganda


Who and What’s Behind the Blockades Disrupting Canada’s Rails


Created: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 22:07:52 +0000

Author: Ian Austen

A long-running dispute over a pipeline in British Columbia has turned into a national political storm, caused layoffs in the rail industry and raised broader economic fears.

Read more: Who and What’s Behind the Blockades Disrupting Canada’s Rails


Coronavirus Cases in the United States Reach 34, and More Are Expected


Created: Sat, 22 Feb 2020 17:20:27 +0000

Author: Denise Grady

The contagion “represents a tremendous public health threat,” said one federal health official.

Read more: Coronavirus Cases in the United States Reach 34, and More Are Expected


With 4 Deaths in Iran and More Cases on 3 Continents, Fears of Coronavirus Pandemic Rise


Created: Sat, 22 Feb 2020 05:52:49 +0000

Author: Vivian Wang, Donald G. McNeil Jr., Farnaz Fassihi and Steven Lee Myers

Health officials called the surge in reported infections “very worrisome,” as cases soared in South Korea. Europe and North America reported a big uptick in infections.

Read more: With 4 Deaths in Iran and More Cases on 3 Continents, Fears of Coronavirus Pandemic Rise


Far-Right Terrorism Is No. 1 Threat, Germany Is Told After Attack


Created: Sat, 22 Feb 2020 05:52:07 +0000

Author: Melissa Eddy

The authorities, long criticized as complacent about the extreme right, promised an increased police presence at mosques, airports, train stations and borders.

Read more: Far-Right Terrorism Is No. 1 Threat, Germany Is Told After Attack


Iran Remains on Antiterrorism Blacklist, Continuing Sanctions


Created: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 15:02:52 +0000

Author: Maria Abi-Habib and Salman Masood

The Financial Action Task Force said Iran would stay on its blacklist, and called on member states to sanction the country.

Read more: Iran Remains on Antiterrorism Blacklist, Continuing Sanctions


Notre-Dame’s Crypt and Square May Reopen in Spring


Created: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 16:10:07 +0000

Author: Elian Peltier

Paris officials have delayed reopening parts of the landmark cathedral damaged by fire several times.

Read more: Notre-Dame’s Crypt and Square May Reopen in Spring


Shadowy Church Is at Center of Coronavirus Outbreak in South Korea


Created: Sat, 22 Feb 2020 05:54:35 +0000

Author: Choe Sang-Hun

As the country’s infection numbers soar, most cases have been connected to the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, which mainstream churches consider a cult.

Read more: Shadowy Church Is at Center of Coronavirus Outbreak in South Korea


Russia, Nevada, Afghanistan: Your Friday Briefing


Created: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 11:52:47 +0000

Author: Chris Stanford

Here's what you need to know.

Read more: Russia, Nevada, Afghanistan: Your Friday Briefing


Thailand Court Disbands Popular Opposition Party


Created: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 10:45:43 +0000

Author: Hannah Beech

Thai courts have a history of dissolving opposition parties. Critics call it judicial harassment aimed at smothering democracy.

Read more: Thailand Court Disbands Popular Opposition Party


Countdown Begins to Possible End of U.S. War in Afghanistan


Created: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 21:34:08 +0000

Author: Mujib Mashal

A partial truce that began early Saturday is a first step toward signing a deal to withdraw American troops. But bitter conflict within the Afghan government clouds prospects for a lasting peace.

Read more: Countdown Begins to Possible End of U.S. War in Afghanistan


Russia, Germany, Coronavirus: Your Friday Briefing


Created: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 06:03:49 +0000

Author: Alexandra McGuffie

Here’s what you need to know.

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As New Cases Surge, Businesses Face Grim Fallout


Created: Sat, 22 Feb 2020 06:00:45 +0000

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With four fatalities in Iran and a spike in infections in South Korea, concerns about the virus’s effect on the global economy intensified.

Read more: As New Cases Surge, Businesses Face Grim Fallout


The Long, Slow Death of the Australian Auto Industry


Created: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 05:05:32 +0000

Author: Besha Rodell

At a time when bushfires are threatening Australian identity, losing the Holden brand feels like an especially cruel blow.

Read more: The Long, Slow Death of the Australian Auto Industry


Iran’s Stacked Election Is Expected to Produce a Hard-Line Parliament


Created: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 01:56:31 +0000

Author: Farnaz Fassihi

Iran’s leaders disqualified more than 7,000 candidates, including most moderates and centrists, paving the way for tougher domestic and foreign policies.

Read more: Iran’s Stacked Election Is Expected to Produce a Hard-Line Parliament


Lesotho’s Leader Misses Court Date to Be Charged in Killing of Estranged Wife


Created: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 10:21:35 +0000

Author: Elian Peltier

The shooting has riveted the southern African kingdom as accusations have swirled around the prime minister and his new wife.

Read more: Lesotho’s Leader Misses Court Date to Be Charged in Killing of Estranged Wife


South Sudan’s Feuding Leaders Announce Unity Deal, Amid War Crimes Report


Created: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 00:10:13 +0000

Author: Nick Cumming-Bruce

After seven years of civil war, the president of South Sudan and his chief foe said they had agreed to form a government, just as the United Nations released a report documenting the war's toll.

Read more: South Sudan’s Feuding Leaders Announce Unity Deal, Amid War Crimes Report


Your Friday Briefing


Created: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 21:58:45 +0000

Author: Melina Delkic

Coronavirus, Japan ship, Libya: Here’s what you need to know.

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Why the Coronavirus Seems to Hit Men Harder Than Women


Created: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 20:39:00 +0000

Author: Roni Caryn Rabin

Women mount stronger immune responses to infection, scientists say. And in China, men smoke in much greater numbers.

Read more: Why the Coronavirus Seems to Hit Men Harder Than Women


Shipwreck Yields Artifacts of Missing Seafarers in Canada’s Arctic


Created: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 19:28:13 +0000

Author: Christine Hauser

The artifacts were recovered from the H.M.S. Erebus, which set off from England in 1845 with its sister ship, the H.M.S. Terror, before both vanished.

Read more: Shipwreck Yields Artifacts of Missing Seafarers in Canada’s Arctic


Netanyahu Announces New Homes in East Jerusalem, Days Before Election


Created: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 05:56:52 +0000

Author: Isabel Kershner

The announcement by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of 6,200 homes in a contested area was seen as an effort to solidify right-wing support.

Read more: Netanyahu Announces New Homes in East Jerusalem, Days Before Election


Women Will Be Hit Hard by U.K.’s New Immigration Rules, Experts Warn


Created: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 04:34:07 +0000

Author: Ceylan Yeginsu

With its minimum salary requirements, the new system would particularly affect female migrants, who tend to cluster in lower-paid occupations.

Read more: Women Will Be Hit Hard by U.K.’s New Immigration Rules, Experts Warn


Enormous Pileup Near Montreal Injures Dozens and Kills Two


Created: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 20:16:41 +0000

Author: Jacey Fortin

The crash, on Highway 15 in La Prairie, Quebec, stretched for more than half a mile. Officials said it might have been caused by a sudden whiteout.

Read more: Enormous Pileup Near Montreal Injures Dozens and Kills Two


Suspect Arrested in Stabbing at London Mosque


Created: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 18:45:13 +0000

Author: Marc Santora and Ceylan Yeginsu

The police said a 70-year-old man was injured in the attack during afternoon prayer in a mosque in Central London.

Read more: Suspect Arrested in Stabbing at London Mosque


COVID-19 and Travel: Answers to Travelers' Questions


Created: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 18:36:46 +0000

Author: Tariro Mzezewa and Sarah Firshein

With COVID-19 disease upending plans and commerce globally, expert advice on how to think about traveling now.

Read more: COVID-19 and Travel: Answers to Travelers' Questions


U.S. and Allies Blame Russia for Cyberattack on Republic of Georgia


Created: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 15:44:41 +0000

Author: David E. Sanger and Marc Santora

Britain and Australia joined the State Department’s effort to deter Moscow from interfering in the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

Read more: U.S. and Allies Blame Russia for Cyberattack on Republic of Georgia


In a City Under Lockdown, Hope Arrives by Motorbike


Created: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 01:42:59 +0000

Author: Vivian Wang

Delivery drivers in Wuhan and across China offer a lifeline to millions of people barricaded in their homes during the coronavirus outbreak, but the work puts them at risk.

Read more: In a City Under Lockdown, Hope Arrives by Motorbike


As China Fights the Coronavirus, Some Say It Has Gone Too Far


Created: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 21:19:45 +0000

Author: Keith Bradsher

Some Chinese business figures are taking an unusual public stand, saying the containment efforts threaten to strangle the economy if applied too broadly.

Read more: As China Fights the Coronavirus, Some Say It Has Gone Too Far


2 Dead After Sydney to Melbourne Train Derails in Australia


Created: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 21:06:20 +0000

Author: Isabella Kwai

Five carriages of a long-distance passenger express derailed Thursday night about 30 miles from its destination. Several people were injured.

Read more: 2 Dead After Sydney to Melbourne Train Derails in Australia


What a Party in Japan May Tell Us About the Coronavirus’s Spread


Created: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 14:06:13 +0000

Author: Sui-Lee Wee and Makiko Inoue

Will the virus spiral beyond China? Public health experts are closely studying cluster cases in other Asian countries.

Read more: What a Party in Japan May Tell Us About the Coronavirus’s Spread


‘No More Hugging, No More Kissing.’ At Home in Hong Kong With 2 Frontline Doctors.


Created: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 23:24:35 +0000

Author: Tiffany May

Drs. Eunice and Pierre Chan have taken extraordinary measures to treat patients and protect their family amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Read more: ‘No More Hugging, No More Kissing.’ At Home in Hong Kong With 2 Frontline Doctors.


Democratic Party, Germany, Victoria’s Secret: Your Thursday Briefing


Created: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 13:43:56 +0000

Author: Chris Stanford

Here's what you need to know.

Read more: Democratic Party, Germany, Victoria’s Secret: Your Thursday Briefing


Clicking Buy on Amazon? It’s Trying to Prevent a Coronavirus Caveat


Created: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 19:57:34 +0000

Author: Karen Weise and Michael Corkery

The Everything Store, which stocks more than 100 million items, is working to avoid disruptions in its supply chain.

Read more: Clicking Buy on Amazon? It’s Trying to Prevent a Coronavirus Caveat


36 Hours in Basel


Created: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 21:04:53 +0000

Author: Dave Seminara

It might be known for Art Basel, but this riverside city in Switzerland is also the birthplace of Roger Federer, has some 40 museums and is currently on the cusp of Carnival.

Read more: 36 Hours in Basel


Jean Daniel, Leading French Journalist and Humanist, Dies at 99


Created: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 17:46:32 +0000

Author: Robert D. McFadden

In France, where news and opinion are blurred, Mr. Daniel, a self-described non-Communist leftist, used journalism as a means of advocacy.

Read more: Jean Daniel, Leading French Journalist and Humanist, Dies at 99


Far-Right Shooting Shatters an Already Fragile Sense of Security in Germany


Created: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 12:39:29 +0000

Author: Jack Ewing and Melissa Eddy

The attack showed that no part of the country is immune to the potential for violence fueled by anti-immigrant hatred.

Read more: Far-Right Shooting Shatters an Already Fragile Sense of Security in Germany


South Korea Confirms a Jump in Coronavirus Infections


Created: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 06:54:44 +0000

Author:

The new figures give the country the second largest number of confirmed cases outside mainland China.

Read more: South Korea Confirms a Jump in Coronavirus Infections

 
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