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Showing posts from April, 2020

As Coronavirus Sickens Mexican Workers, U.S. Presses Their Factories to Stay Open

The pandemic threatens to plunge half a billion people into poverty. The U.N. says it has raised just $1 billion of the $90 billion needed to aid poor regions. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

Killing C.I.A. Informants, China Crippled U.S. Spying Operations

At least 18 C.I.A. sources were killed or imprisoned in China between 2010 and 2012, one of the worst intelligence breaches in decades. Investigators still disagree about how it happened. World By Mark Mazzetti, Adam Goldman, Michael S. Schmidt and Matt Apuzzo from NYT World

As Coronavirus Deaths Spike, Brazil’s Leader Says, ‘So What?’: Live Updates

Fighting fears and travel bans, countries and businesses are trying to rescue summer vacation. At Airbus, signs of trouble emerge. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

‘Life Has to Go On’: How Sweden Has Faced the Virus Without a Lockdown

The country was an outlier in Europe, trusting its people to voluntarily follow the protocols. Many haven’t, but it does not seem to have hurt them. World By Thomas Erdbrink and Christina Anderson from NYT World

Study Finds Coronavirus in Tiny Airborne Droplets in Wuhan: Live World Updates

Even when governments don’t force people to stay home, fear does. Spain, France and Greece have announced plans to restart daily life, with caveats. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

South Korea Confident That Rumors of Kim Jong-un Illness Are Wrong

Comments by the country’s unification minister represent the South’s most categorical rebuttal of reports that the North’s leader may be incapacitated. World By Choe Sang-Hun from NYT World

In Race for a Coronavirus Vaccine, an Oxford Group Leaps Ahead

As scientists at the Jenner Institute prepare for mass clinical trials, new tests show their vaccine to be effective in monkeys. World By David D. Kirkpatrick from NYT World

Bored Russians Posted Silly Art Parodies. The World Has Joined In.

Frozen dumplings as skulls and A/C ducts as fashion accessories. A Facebook group for art re-enactors has gained 540,000 followers across the locked-down globe. World By Anton Troianovski and Sergey Ponomarev from NYT World

Pressured by China, E.U. Softens Report on Covid-19 Disinformation

A revised report shows how Beijing reacts swiftly and effectively to tamp down Western criticism of its pandemic response. World By Matt Apuzzo from NYT World

Vanquish the Virus? Australia and New Zealand Aim to Show the Way

The two countries, led by ideological opposites, are converging on an extraordinary goal: eliminating the virus. Their nonpolitical approach is restoring trust in democracy. World By Damien Cave from NYT World

The Secretive Group Guiding the U.K. on Coronavirus

The British government frequently says it’s “guided by the science,” but the members of its scientific advisory group, SAGE, are a secret. World By Mark Landler and Stephen Castle from NYT World

In Ecuador, Coronavirus Deaths Go Uncounted

Britain shrouds science advice in secrecy. Pakistani imams and Ukrainian monks fight lockdown orders. A deeply divided E.U. moves ahead with an aid package. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

‘Sadness’ and Disbelief From a World Missing American Leadership

The coronavirus pandemic is shaking bedrock assumptions about U.S. exceptionalism. This is perhaps the first global crisis in more than a century where no one is even looking for Washington to lead. World By Katrin Bennhold from NYT World

A Closed Border Can’t Stop This Elderly Couple: ‘Love Is the Best Thing in the World’

The coronavirus crisis has separated families and severed supply chains. But a pair of lovers, 89 and 85, have found a romantic way to keep (almost) in touch. World By Patrick Kingsley from NYT World

For Indian Diaspora, Panic and Anger Over Trump’s Immigration Plans

Indian citizens fill critical jobs in the United States in tech and business. Now, they fear for their futures — the “upending of life by a tweet.” World By Kai Schultz and Sameer Yasir from NYT World

‘Instead of Coronavirus, the Hunger Will Kill Us.’ A Global Food Crisis Looms.

The world has never faced a hunger emergency like this, experts say. It could double the number of people facing acute hunger to 265 million by the end of this year. World By Abdi Latif Dahir from NYT World

Tehran Launches Military Satellite as Trump Tells Navy to ‘Shoot Down’ Iranian Boats

The president’s statement came a week after the Pentagon accused Iran of sending 11 fast boats to conduct “dangerous and harassing approaches” to six American warships in the Persian Gulf. World By David E. Sanger, Helene Cooper and Eric Schmitt from NYT World

Economic Chaos Fuels Hunger and Strongmen

The E.U. accused Poland and Hungary of undermining democracy — and gave them billions in aid. Iran may be executing prisoners who feared infection. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

U.S. Warships Enter Disputed Waters of South China Sea as Tensions With China Escalate

The move comes as a war of words between the United States and China over the coronavirus pandemic intensifies. World By Hannah Beech from NYT World

A Deep-Diving Sub. A Deadly Fire. And Russia’s Secret Undersea Agenda.

Few want to talk about how 14 sailors met their deaths on a Russian engineering marvel. Fewer still want to talk about what they were doing off Norway’s waters. World By James Glanz and Thomas Nilsen from NYT World

Istanbul Death Toll Hints Turkey Is Hiding a Wider Coronavirus Calamity

Istanbul recorded 2,100 more deaths over recent years between March and April, The Times found, suggesting a hidden toll. World By Carlotta Gall from NYT World

Coronavirus Death Toll Soars in Turkey; W.H.O. Warns of Vaccine Roadblock

Singapore, an early success story, is having a surge in cases, while European countries start to ease restrictions. Oil prices nosedived as a worldwide surplus grew. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

Singapore Seemed to Have Coronavirus Under Control, Until Cases Doubled

The spread suggests that it is unrealistic for the United States, Europe and the rest of the world to return to the way they were anytime soon, even if viral curves appear to flatten. World By Hannah Beech from NYT World

At Least 16 Killed in Nova Scotia Shooting, Police Say

One Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer was killed and another was wounded, officials said. World By Dan Bilefsky and Johnny Diaz from NYT World

With Broad, Random Tests for Antibodies, Germany Seeks Path Out of Lockdown

It was the first large Western democracy to contain the spread of the coronavirus and is now the first to methodically go about reopening its economy. Others are watching. World By Katrin Bennhold and Laetitia Vancon from NYT World

In Spain, a Call to ‘Free Our Children’ From Coronavirus Confinement

The strictest lockdown measures in Europe have left countless children bored, exhausted and sometimes depressed. World By Elian Peltier and Raphael Minder from NYT World

Germany Starts Broad Antibody Testing to Assess Spread of Coronavirus; Israel Relaxes Restrictions: Live Coverage

Iran lifts Tehran’s lockdown. Hong Kong arrests pro-democracy figures even as it fights the virus. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

China Limited the Mekong’s Flow. Other Countries Suffered a Drought.

New research show that Beijing’s engineers appear to have directly caused the record low levels of water in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. World By Hannah Beech from NYT World

In Denmark, the Rarest of Sights: Classrooms Full of Students

Danish elementary schools have become the first in Europe to reopen after shutting down for the coronavirus. Our reporter visited one in southern Denmark, which could become a template for a post-lockdown world. World By Patrick Kingsley and Emile Ducke from NYT World

China Raises Coronavirus Death Toll by 50% in Wuhan

Officials facing skepticism about their credibility also bumped up their tally of infections in the city where the pandemic emerged. World By Amy Qin from NYT World

U.N. Warns of Coronavirus Pandemic’s ‘Potentially Catastrophic’ Impact on Children: Live Coverage

The most vulnerable of the young could face poverty, lost schooling, medical distress and hunger, a U.N. report says. Nearly half of the sailors in a French aircraft carrier group tested positive for the coronavirus. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

China Raises Wuhan’s Coronavirus Death Toll 50 Percent: Live Coverage

Germany’s national health institute says the country’s average rate of new coronavirus infections has dropped significantly. Israel begins mapping out a controlled lifting of restrictions. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

U.K. Paid $20 Million for New Coronavirus Tests. They Didn’t Work.

Facing a global scramble for materials, British officials bought millions of unproven kits from China in a gamble that became an embarrassment. World By David D. Kirkpatrick and Jane Bradley from NYT World

U.K. Paid $20 Million for New Coronavirus Tests. They Didn’t Work.

Facing a global scramble for materials, British officials bought millions of unproven kits from China in a gamble that became an embarrassment. World By David D. Kirkpatrick and Jane Bradley from NYT World

Britain’s Coronavirus Lockdown Is Extended, and Putin Postpones Military Parade: Live Updates

Singapore reported a sharp increase in new infections, many of them among migrant laborers. At a long-term care home in Montreal, two nurses, 150 beds and 31 deaths. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

Zoo May Feed Animals to Animals as Funds Dry Up in Pandemic

The zoo, in Germany, said its drastic plan would only be a last resort. One animal would be spared until the end, it said, a nearly 12-foot polar bear called Vitus. World By Christopher F. Schuetze from NYT World

Relying on Science and Politics, Merkel Offers a Cautious Virus Re-entry Plan

Shorn of any bravado, her announcement seemed again to make Germany, Europe’s biggest economy, a de facto leader on the Continent and something of an example for Western nations World By Katrin Bennhold from NYT World

Worldwide Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Top 2 Million

As bleak a milestone in the pandemic as the new figures are, unconfirmed cases are believed to be far higher. More than 130,000 people have died from Covid-19. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

Trump Stops U.S. Funding of W.H.O.; U.K. Coronavirus Deaths May Be Higher Than Official Toll

Confirmed infections neared 2 million, with more than 120,000 dead, and the I.M.F. predicted the worst global downturn since the Great Depression. New York City passed 10,000 fatalities. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

Putin’s Bleak Covid-19 Admission: ‘We Don’t Have Much to Brag About’

Russia’s president acknowledged that his country risks being overwhelmed by the coronavirus. World By Anton Troianovski from NYT World

Britain Is Expected to Extend Coronavirus Lockdown: Live Coverage

As some countries weighed easing restrictions, President Vladimir V. Putin said Russia’s outbreak was bad and getting worse, a reversal of the Kremlin’s official tone. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

Britain Surpasses 10,000 Coronavirus Deaths as Boris Johnson Leaves Hospital; Pope Speaks of ‘Contagion of Hope’: Live Coverage

Lockdowns are beginning to lift in Europe, under intense debate. Israel’s prime minister and president are under fire for breaking their own lockdown rules. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

Chernobyl Wildfires Reignite, Stirring Up Radiation

Wildfires are common in the so-called Zone of Alienation around the abandoned Chernobyl plant. A larger-than-typical fire is stirring up radiation, though levels remain normal in Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital. World By Maria Varenikova from NYT World

India to Extend Lockdown Against Coronavirus, While Spain Eases Work Rules

China is delaying medical equipment exports for quality checks. A Times investigation examines President Trump’s delays in facing the crisis. Murders fall in Latin America. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

Childbirth in Venezuela, Where Women’s Deaths Are a State Secret

We spent weeks following women inside the country’s health care system, which has been crippled by a broken economy overseen by an increasingly authoritarian government. World By Julie Turkewitz, Isayen Herrera and Meridith Kohut from NYT World

Coronavirus Invades Saudi Inner Sanctum

More than six weeks after Saudi Arabia reported its first case, the coronavirus is striking at the heart of the kingdom’s sprawling royal family. World By David D. Kirkpatrick and Ben Hubbard from NYT World

Saudi Arabia Declares Cease-Fire in Yemen, Citing Fears of Coronavirus: Live Updates

The head of the World Health Organization warned that politicizing the coronavirus pandemic would result in “many more body bags.” World By Unknown Author from NYT World

A New Covid-19 Crisis: Domestic Abuse Rises Worldwide

Movement restrictions aimed to stop the spread of the coronavirus may be making violence in homes more frequent, more severe and more dangerous. World By Amanda Taub from NYT World