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The Chinese city where the outbreak began is seeking to test all its 11 million residents, and the pandemic has forced the fashion industry to take a hard look in the mirror.
The Taliban stand on the brink of realizing their most fervent desire: U.S. troops leaving Afghanistan. They have given up little of their extremist ideology to do it.
For six years, Australia has tried to extradite Malka Leifer to face charges of sexually assaulting her students but she claimed to be mentally ill.
The unusually sharp assertion by a senior American commander underscored the Pentagon’s concern about Moscow’s growing influence in the country’s sprawling war.
The social media company came under fire — again — for not removing Mr. Trump’s posts that contain falsehoods.
Protesters have long said threats and abductions by militias were routine. United Nations investigators have begun to substantiate the claims.
The image of a powerful official flouting the lockdown rules has struck a nerve in a way that the government’s haphazard response to the virus has not.
Xi Jinping’s China, emboldened by its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, no longer seems constrained by the threat of international rebuke.
President Trump has repeatedly voiced a desire to leave Afghanistan sooner than the timeline laid out in the Feb. 29 peace agreement. He may want to campaign on bringing home every soldier.
China’s workers, Hong Kong protests, SpaceX launch: Here’s what you need to know.
A 12-year-old knew what to do (and what not to) when he crossed paths with a large bear on a hike. A video of the encounter has gone viral.
With a partition in front of him, Elian Peltier, a New York Times reporter, experienced a strange new reality when he checked in on his relations at a nursing home outside Paris.
“To maintain the positive impact that it’s had so far, it’s best to stop at its peak,” said Annemarie Plas, who started #ClapForOurCarers.
She was featured on the reality series “Terrace House: Tokyo.’’
The commander of the People’s Liberation Army garrison in Hong Kong and the city’s leader defended Beijing’s push for new national security laws governing the territory.
The Wuhan government is close to completing its citywide testing drive. Thousands of medical and other workers were mobilized in a feat that some health experts and residents questioned.
The president threatened to yank the Republican National Convention from Charlotte, N.C. Meatpacking plants are reopening, but data about how many workers are ill is elusive.
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The top adviser to Prime Minister Boris Johnson caused a furor after it was learned he had driven 260 miles to his parents’ home.
Here’s what you need to know.
Faced with the spread of the coronavirus, the government is promoting using serving utensils, but resistance is strong. Sharing food with personal chopsticks is one way Chinese people express int...
The shipment represents a deepening of ties between two pariah states that are both under U.S. sanctions.
Overcrowded, makeshift prisons and camps and fears of Covid-19 have led to two riots by hardened fighters.
A botched effort to reward people keeping the coronavirus in check leaves doctors and nurses who demand their due facing scrutiny.
A country known for litigiousness has gingerly restarted court proceedings, and lawyers are bracing for chaos.
Japan, Sydney’s schools, New Zealand quake: Here’s what you need to know.
As the coronavirus drastically reorders society and economies, more Italians are returning to the agricultural jobs of their grandparents.
Placing faith in a leader with little control over a virus may seem irrational, but it fills a very human need.
The election was marred by accusations from the leading opposition challenger of vote rigging.
At the Home Farm nursing home on the Isle of Skye, more than a quarter of its residents died and nearly all were infected with coronavirus. Families are furious.
A short-lived mission uncovered by U.N. investigators offers a glimpse into the world of those who have thrived off Libya’s chaos.
If President Desi Bouterse can hang on to immunity, past crimes could become just another chapter in his four-decade battle to stay in power.
When the rattling from the magnitude-5.8 quake stopped, New Zealand’s prime minister continued the interview, seeming unruffled.
To make up for lost revenue during the pandemic, Lufthansa, Virgin Atlantic and other airlines are hauling more cargo on aircraft, including where passengers used to sit.
Here’s what you need to know.
As the United States marked the Memorial Day weekend, President Trump golfed, some Americans flocked to beaches and the death toll neared 100,000. And in Britain, the prime minister said he would...
Brazil’s leader, a coronavirus skeptic, has mocked public health measures. Now, with deaths skyrocketing, his ally President Trump has closed the door.
Despite the appearance of a double standard, the British leader defended Dominic Cummings’s travel, even as the aide was falling ill.
Hong Kong protests, Afghan cease-fire, Jacinda Ardern: Here’s what you need to know.
President Ashraf Ghani welcomed the Taliban’s announcement of a three-day cessation of violence after months of intensifying attacks.
Marchers defied social distancing rules and a water cannon to demonstrate against Beijing’s plan for new security legislation in the territory.
In Germany, 40 new cases were confirmed among the faithful in Frankfurt. France restarted church services this weekend. And protesters in the West Bank demanded that mosques reopen for the Eid ho...
This hybrid of East and West may have reached the limits of its middle ground.
The prime minister’s trial is expected to last a year or more, with the first witnesses not expected to testify for months. He has long maintained his innocence.
After another weekslong absence from public view, Mr. Kim convened his top military body to promote top aides specializing in nuclear and missile forces.
Leading New Zealand from isolation, Ms. Ardern coaxed her “team of five million” into accepting extreme restrictions. But the lessons of her success go beyond personality or charm.
Gaza reports its first coronavirus death. New York is allowing gatherings of up to 10.
Despite the missed payment, its creditors have agreed to extend negotiations on restructuring $66 billion in foreign debt.
A clinical trial led to the authorization of the only drug shown to work in Covid-19 patients. But until now, few experts had seen the numbers.
A trial with 108 participants suggests the vaccine is safe and may be moderately effective. But experts noted that the approach has failed in the past.
Officials were using samples from relatives to identify many of the remains pulled from the rubble and smoldering wreckage after the flight went down in a congested neighborhood of Karachi.
Dominic Cummings, the British prime minister’s top adviser, said he behaved “reasonably and legally” in driving for child care needs while coming down with the coronavirus.
The desperate hunt for treatments and vaccines has changed how researchers, regulators, drug companies like Moderna, investors and journalists do their jobs.
Do antibodies from patients who have recovered actually help those struggling with the disease?
State-run news media depicted the proposed national security laws as necessary to protect the rule of the Communist Party.
With governments under intense spending pressure to cope with the coronavirus, European ambitions for a more independent defense are facing the chop.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei openly acknowledged, apparently for the first time, Iran’s support for armed Palestinian groups fighting Israel.
Shopify, Canada’s most valuable corporation, has decided that its employees will now permanently remain out of the office. A leading Canadian expert discusses the implications.
The pandemic doesn’t have to spoil your holiday plans, as long as you take some precautions.
Official numbers are still low, but signs are emerging by the day that the toll across the region is growing. And the Chechen leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, was reported hospitalized.
Officials say it will prevent a “devastating resurgence” of the coronavirus. Critics say it should have been imposed three months ago.