- First They Lace Up Their Skates. Then They Fight Terrorism.by Saiyna Bashir, Zia ur-Rehman and Mike Ives on 22 June 2021 at 04:10
The police in Karachi, Pakistan, put 20 officers on in-line skates for counterterrorism patrols and to soften the force’s image. Critics call it a publicity stunt.
- Colombia Covid Deaths Surpass 100,000by Neil Vigdor on 22 June 2021 at 03:33
Colombia’s surge has been steadily worsening since spring and less than 10 percent of its population is fully vaccinated.
- Your Tuesday Briefingby Natasha Frost on 22 June 2021 at 03:29
Eastern Europe’s troubled populist leaders.
- Furor in China Over Artwork Ranking Women by Their Looksby Amy Qin and Amy Chang Chien on 22 June 2021 at 01:37
Critics called the piece, which shows thousands of unsuspecting college students, a misogynistic affront, eight years after it was on display in a different museum to little reaction.
- Iran’s Incoming President Vows Tough Line on Missiles and Militiasby Farnaz Fassihi, Isabella Kwai and Ben Hubbard on 21 June 2021 at 22:35
Ebrahim Raisi, Iran’s ultraconservative president-elect, said that he would not meet with President Biden, and that Tehran’s position on its ballistic missile program was “nonnegotiable.”
- Pope Francis' Silence Speaks Volumes on Controversial Communion Vote by US Bishopsby Jason Horowitz on 21 June 2021 at 22:11
The divergence of the conservative American church from Francis’ agenda is now so obvious as to be unremarkable, even when U.S. bishops ignore a Vatican warning.
- Your Tuesday Briefingby Melina Delkic on 21 June 2021 at 21:03
The Olympics will allow 10,000 spectators.
- Canada to Ease Quarantine-Hotel Rule for Vaccinated Citizens Who Fly Inby Dan Bilefsky and Vjosa Isai on 21 June 2021 at 20:56
Requiring arriving travelers to stay at a government-approved hotel, often at a high cost, has been criticized as unduly burdensome.
- Belarus Faces Expanded E.U. and U.S. Sanctions, Targeting Economyby Steven Erlanger on 21 June 2021 at 20:07
In a new effort to punish the Lukashenko government for repression, Western countries jointly focused on industries crucial to the country, including potash and finance.
- Fight Over a Gentle Stream Distills Israel’s Political Divideby Isabel Kershner on 21 June 2021 at 19:26
Who gets to enjoy the Asi, an exquisite squiggle of water? The question has come to symbolize the identity politics that divide Israeli society.
- From Nobel Hero to Driver of War, Ethiopia’s Leader Faces Voters in Electionby Declan Walsh on 21 June 2021 at 19:13
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed plunged Ethiopia into a war in the Tigray region that spawned atrocities and famine. On Monday, his country goes to the polls.
- Brazil Faces Severe Drought as Covid Deaths Approach 500,000by Manuela Andreoni and Ernesto Londoño on 21 June 2021 at 18:14
Brazilians are paying more for electricity, dealing with the possibility of water rationing and expecting a destructive fire season in the Amazon in the worst dry spell in at least 90 years.
- Populist Leaders in Eastern Europe Run Into a Little Problem: Unpopularityby Andrew Higgins on 21 June 2021 at 17:29
The leaders of Slovenia, Hungary and Poland, who rode to power on waves of anti-elitism anger, face rising opposition over their pandemic responses and heavy-handed policies.
- Glowing Bacteria May One Day Protect People From Landminesby Elizabeth Landau on 21 June 2021 at 17:23
Researchers in Israel have recently detailed progress in developing sensors that light up in the presence of a chemical linked to land mines and other deadly explosives.
- A Roadblock for Iran’s President-Elect: He’s on the U.S. Sanctions Listby Farnaz Fassihi on 21 June 2021 at 17:04
Ebrahim Raisi, a close ally of the country’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has been accused of grave human rights violations.
- Covid Lab-Leak Theory Renews 'Gain-of-Function' Research Debateby Carl Zimmer and James Gorman on 21 June 2021 at 15:18
Talk of ‘gain-of-function’ research, a muddy category at best, brings up deep questions about how scientists should study viruses and other pathogens.
- Brazil’s upcoming fire season and drought are likely to complicate Covid cases.by Ana Ionova on 21 June 2021 at 13:52
- Departure of U.S. Contractors Poses Problems for Afghan Militaryby Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Helene Cooper and Eric Schmitt on 21 June 2021 at 13:45
It is not just U.S. troops who are withdrawing from Afghanistan. Thousands of private contractors — who help keep the Afghan Air Force flying, among other tasks — are leaving as well.
- Your Monday Briefingby Melina Delkic on 21 June 2021 at 13:26
What’s next for Iran’s nuclear deal.
- Armenia’s Governing Party Wins Election Seen as Vote on Peace Dealby Andrew E. Kramer on 21 June 2021 at 13:05
The party of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan won a snap parliamentary election in which rivals had talked of renegotiating his unpopular settlement with Azerbaijan.