Macron Says Images of French Police Beating Black Man ‘Shame Us’
by The Associated Press on 28 November 2020 at 03:46
President Emmanuel Macron called for reaffirming “the link of confidence that should naturally exist between the French and those who protect them.”
A Chilling Question Divides Europe: Open Ski Slopes or Keep Them Closed?
by Elian Peltier, Melissa Eddy and Emma Bubola on 28 November 2020 at 03:44
Leading up to the Christmas season, France, Germany and Italy will keep slopes shut, but Austria and Switzerland have vowed to reopen theirs, in Europe’s latest struggle to coordinate a pandemic response.
Gunmen Assassinate Iran’s Top Nuclear Scientist in Ambush, Provoking New Crisis
by David E. Sanger, Eric Schmitt, Farnaz Fassihi and Ronen Bergman on 28 November 2020 at 02:40
Iran expressed fury over the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, blaming it on Israel and the United States. His death may complicate President-elect Biden’s intention to restore the Iranian nuclear deal.
Iran's Top Nuclear Scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Assassinated: Live Updates
by Farnaz Fassihi, David E. Sanger, Eric Schmitt and Ronen Bergman on 28 November 2020 at 02:20
U.S. and Israeli intelligence described the scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, as the force behind what they call Iran’s covert push for nuclear weapons.
Pentagon Chief Visits Somalia Ahead of Expected Troop Cuts
by Eric Schmitt on 27 November 2020 at 22:46
Acting Defense Secretary Christopher C. Miller met with troops and commanders in the region as turmoil bedevils the nation with approaching elections and an enduring threat from the Shabab.
He Once Trafficked in Rare Birds. Now, He Tells How It’s Done.
by Denise Hruby on 27 November 2020 at 22:12
After a chance encounter in Brazil, Johann Zillinger became one of the world’s most prolific wildlife smugglers. Three decades and two prison stints later, he says he has gone straight.
How Toronto Plans to Keep Schools Open Amid Its Second Lockdown
by Catherine Porter on 27 November 2020 at 21:55
Ontario’s education minister announced a program to test schools’ asymptomatic students and staff in four of the province’s hardest-hit areas, something critics have been demanding for months.
Her Antenna Is Tuned to the Quietest Voices
by Motoko Rich on 27 November 2020 at 21:30
Yu Miri won a National Book Award for “Tokyo Ueno Station,” a novel whose main character is the ghost of a homeless construction worker.
Swiss to Vote on Tougher Responsibility Proposal for Companies
by Noele Illien on 27 November 2020 at 20:25
A referendum on Sunday, if approved, would make Swiss companies liable for human rights violations and environmental damage by their subsidiaries abroad.
Britain Set to Leap Ahead in Approving Vaccines
by Benjamin Mueller on 27 November 2020 at 19:40
Regulators may approve the troubled AstraZeneca vaccine and the American-made Pfizer shot weeks before the U.S. does so.
NYC SantaCon Organizers: ‘Remain Home and Stay on the Good List'
by Juliana Kim on 27 November 2020 at 18:27
Loose Screws Help North Korean Defector Give Border Guards the Slip
by Choe Sang-Hun on 27 November 2020 at 16:10
South Korea said its sensors had malfunctioned, allowing a North Korean to defect undetected, in the military’s most embarrassing border security breach in years.
Iran Frees British-Australian Scholar in Prisoner Swap
by Farnaz Fassihi on 27 November 2020 at 16:04
Iranian state media said the scholar, Kylie Moore-Gilbert, was released in return for three Iranians. Social media identified the Iranians as men detained in Thailand on bomb plot charges.
Trump Gave W.H.O. a List of Demands. Hours Later, He Walked Away.
by Matt Apuzzo, Noah Weiland and Selam Gebrekidan on 27 November 2020 at 16:02
When President Trump quit the health organization, he left a list of seven demands on the table. Here they are.
Iranian Diplomat Goes on Trial in Belgium Over Alleged Bombing Plot
by Steven Erlanger on 27 November 2020 at 15:55
Prosecutors say the diplomat, Assadollah Assadi, was carrying out a plan organized by Iran’s intelligence services against an overseas opposition group.
‘The Crown’ Stokes an Uproar Over Fact vs. Entertainment
by Mark Landler on 27 November 2020 at 15:48
Dramatic liberties in the latest season of the Netflix series, covering the turbulent 1980s, are annoying Britons who wrote of that period, even among those who disparage the royals.
India’s Economy Shrinks Sharply as Covid-19 Slams Small Businesses
by Emily Schmall on 27 November 2020 at 12:49
The latest data firmly establishes India’s position among the worst-performing major economies, despite government spending meant to blunt the pandemic’s impact.
Fewer kindergarten students means money problems for schools and learning concerns for children.
by Amelia Nierenberg on 27 November 2020 at 12:28
Why Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan Have to Keep Beating Back Coronavirus
by Mike Ives, Tiffany May and Makiko Inoue on 27 November 2020 at 11:52
Hard-to-trace clusters, along with pandemic fatigue, have forced officials in Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan to keep recalibrating their responses.
An Australian state declares victory after 28 days with no new cases.
by Livia Albeck-Ripka on 27 November 2020 at 11:43