- Covid-19 Live Updates: Biden Calls States’ Moves to Ease Virus Rules ‘Neanderthal Thinking’by The New York Times on 3 March 2021 at 20:13
In a wave of U.S. reopenings, Texas announced plans to end a mask mandate and allow businesses to operate with no capacity limits. The president’s call for vaccinating educators is part of an ambitious schools plan. In Brazil, a more contagious variant has torn through one city and is spreading […]
- The Future of Voting Rightsby David Leonhardt on 3 March 2021 at 20:11
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- Hungary’s Ruling Party Breaks With Conservative E.U. Alliesby Matina Stevis-Gridneff and Benjamin Novak on 3 March 2021 at 20:04
Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary withdrew his party from the center-right grouping in the European Parliament, heading off a move to expel them over democratic backsliding at home.
- Rockets Hit Iraqi Base Where U.S. Troops Are Stationedby Jane Arraf and Helene Cooper on 3 March 2021 at 19:59
At least 10 rockets were fired on the Ayn Al Asad air base one week after U.S. airstrikes on Iran-backed militia positions along the Syrian-Iraqi border.
- N.Y.C. doubled ‘cleanups’ of homeless encampments last year, despite C.D.C. guidance to let them be.by Andy Newman on 3 March 2021 at 19:58
Clearing places where homeless people live “increases the potential for infectious disease spread,” the C.D.C. has said.
- In Afghanistan, Three Women Working in Media Are Gunned Downby Zabihullah Ghazi and Thomas Gibbons-Neff on 3 March 2021 at 19:52
The women, the latest victims in a wave of targeted attacks, were killed on their way home from their jobs at Enikass Radio and TV in Jalalabad.
- With Her Job on the Line, Scotland’s Nicola Sturgeon Hits Back at Criticsby Stephen Castle on 3 March 2021 at 19:47
In testimony in Edinburgh, the first minister said she broke no rules and rejected claims of a conspiracy against her predecessor as “absurd.”
- Alek Minassian Found Guilty in Toronto Van Attackby Catherine Porter on 3 March 2021 at 19:40
The defendant was convicted of murder and attempted murder for killing 10 people and injuring 16 when he mounted the curb of a busy sidewalk in a van in 2018.
- Your Thursday Briefingby Melina Delkic on 3 March 2021 at 19:26
Xi’s plan for China’s post-Covid rise.
- Videos Show Extent of Myanmar Military’s Bloody Crackdownby Evan Hill, John Ismay, Christiaan Triebert and Haley Willis on 3 March 2021 at 19:26
A trove of visual evidence reveals how soldiers and the police used rifles and other lethal weapons against anti-coup protests across the country.
- Los Angeles County finds fewer cases among health care workers as more get vaccinated.by Eileen Sullivan on 3 March 2021 at 19:20
New cases have fallen sharply among workers in the county’s nursing homes and long-term care facilities, which have been hot spots during the pandemic.
- Germany Places Far-Right AfD Party Under Surveillance for Extremismby Katrin Bennhold on 3 March 2021 at 18:52
It is the first time in Germany’s postwar history that a party represented in the federal Parliament has elicited this level of scrutiny as a potential threat to democracy.
- I.C.C. Will Investigate Accusations of War Crimes in Israeli-Occupied Territoriesby Isabel Kershner on 3 March 2021 at 18:43
Israel’s actions in the Gaza war in 2014 will be one focus of the inquiry. The decision to investigate infuriated Israel and was welcomed by the Palestinian leadership.
- U.S. Prosecutors Call Him a Murderer. To Ukraine He’s an Asylum Seeker.by Andrew E. Kramer on 3 March 2021 at 17:46
A complex legal battle in Kyiv is shedding light on the Americans who seek battle experience with far-right paramilitary units in Ukraine — and on the F.B.I.’s efforts to monitor them.
- At three mass vaccination sites, New York will start administering doses overnight.by Mihir Zaveri and Michael Gold on 3 March 2021 at 17:23
Three mass vaccination sites across New York State will begin administering doses overnight, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said this week, as officials seek to use an influx of new vaccines manufactured by Johnson & Johnson to significantly expand the vaccination effort.
- Exxon Mobil’s Chief Says It Is ‘Supportive’ of Zero-Emission Goalsby Clifford Krauss on 3 March 2021 at 17:11
Darren Woods, in an interview before an annual presentation to investors today, also suggested there was common ground with Biden administration policies.
- Brazil’s Covid Crisis Is a Warning to the Whole World, Scientists Sayby Manuela Andreoni, Ernesto Londoño and Letícia Casado on 3 March 2021 at 16:34
Brazil is seeing a record number of deaths, and the spread of a more contagious coronavirus variant that may cause reinfection.
- Christian Porter, Australia's Attorney General, Denies Rape Claimby Damien Cave on 3 March 2021 at 15:22
The attorney general offered his defense just two weeks after a separate case in which a government staff member said she was sexually assaulted in Parliament.
- Photos From Myanmar: A Street-Level View of Coup Protestsby Richard C. Paddock and The New York Times on 3 March 2021 at 14:53
As a civil disobedience movement entered its second month, the military rulers added charges against Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
- Vaccine Passports, Covid’s Next Political Flash Pointby Max Fisher on 3 March 2021 at 14:47
A world divided between the vaccinated and unvaccinated promises relief for economies and families, but the ethical and practical risks are high.