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A Cuba Without a Castro? A Country Steps Into the Unknown.

Over the past few years, as the Trump administration imposed stringent sanctions on Cuba and the tourism industry was decimated by the pandemic, Cubans...

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A Cuba Without a Castro? A Country Steps Into the Unknown.

Over the past few years, as the Trump administration imposed stringent sanctions on Cuba and the tourism industry was decimated by the pandemic, Cubans...

Russia Expels 20 Czech Diplomats as Tensions Escalate

A day after the government of the Czech Republic blamed operatives from Russia’s military intelligence agency for a series of mysterious explosions at an...

Train Crash in Egypt Kills at Least 11

A passenger train derailed Sunday north of Cairo, killing at least 11 people and injuring scores more, the Egyptian authorities said. It was the...

Afghan Women Fear the Worst, Whether War or Peace Lies Ahead

KABUL, Afghanistan — Farzana Ahmadi watched as a neighbor in her village in northern Afghanistan was flogged by Taliban fighters last month. The crime:...

Ontario, hit with a virus surge, gives police sweeping new powers.

Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, has extended and expanded its stay-at-home orders and given the police sweeping new powers to enforce the mandates in...

Scrutiny of William and Harry’s relationship hovers over the funeral.

Almost 24 years ago, the world watched as a pair of brothers, ages 15 and 12, walked a mile through the grounds of Windsor...

SPORTS

Rage Against European Super League Is Muffled by Our Cheers

For the dozen founding members, the appeal of a super league is that it is predictable. There would no longer be any need...

As Fans Wait on the Yankees to Show Up, One Won’t Be Back

The Yankees lost again on Sunday to Tampa Bay, 4-2, a drearily routine result in an oddly lopsided rivalry. The Rays pulled their usual...

Top European Soccer Teams Agree to Join Breakaway League

LONDON — A group of the world’s richest and most storied soccer clubs has agreed in principle on a plan to create a breakaway...

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SpaceX Wins NASA $2.9 Billion Contract to Build Moon Lander

Elon Musk’s private space company is developing a giant rocket called Starship to one day take people to Mars.But first, it will drop off...

The Race for Attention on YouTube

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays.When we get caught up in heated...

Mark Zuckerberg is urged to scrap plans for an Instagram for children.

An international coalition of 35 children’s and consumer groups called on Instagram on Thursday to scrap its plans to develop a version of the...

NFTs Arrive in the Watch World

The latest crypto-token craze is spilling over into watches.Following a torrent of record prices for digital assets from artwork to sneakers, the first watch...

Health

How the Tiny Kingdom of Bhutan Out-Vaccinated Most of the World

THIMPHU, Bhutan — The Lunana area of Bhutan is remote even by the standards of an isolated Himalayan kingdom: It covers an area about...

‘We Were Flying Blind’: A Dr.’s Account of a Woman’s J.&J. Vaccine-Related Blood Clot Case

Dr. Lipman said that as the team had studied her blood samples, the pieces began to fall into place, and they realized that she...

Can the Covid Vaccine Protect Me Against Virus Variants?

The main concern about B.1.1.7 is that it is highly infectious and spreads quickly among the unvaccinated, potentially overwhelming hospitals in areas where cases...

SCIENCE

Build the Whole World With Your Hands (and Some Newspaper)

With the 51st anniversary of Earth Day approaching, many people will be celebrating the planet and focusing on what they can do to protect...

Listen to a Changing Planet, Through These 5 Climate Podcasts

Giving climate change a worthy amount of attention can seem a daunting task. The scope of the problem is colossal; the obstacles to...

The Lost Embryos

Dr. Meyer, a devoted Quaker, needed a little more time and spiritual consultation, but also made peace, grateful for Noah. “We both decided,” Dr....

President Biden is hosting the Japanese prime minister at the White House.

President Biden welcomed Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan to the White House on Friday, using the first visit by a foreign leader during...

Dazzling Skies, U.F.O. Sightings and Real-Life Monsters: The Week in Narrated Articles

This weekend, listen to a collection of narrated articles from around The New York Times, read aloud by the reporters who wrote the story.Written...

U.S.A

In February, Illinois enacted a law that rewrote many of the state’s rules of policing, and mandated that officers wear body cameras. In March,...

America

A Cuba Without a Castro? A Country Steps Into the Unknown.

Over the past few years, as the Trump administration imposed stringent sanctions on Cuba and the tourism industry was decimated by the pandemic, Cubans...

Raúl Castro to Step Down as Head of Cuba’s Communist Party

MEXICO CITY — Raúl Castro announced Friday that he was handing over leadership of Cuba’s ruling Communist Party to a younger generation “full of...

The Carpenter Who Built Tiny Homes for Toronto’s Homeless

TORONTO — On his way to work on a construction site, Khaleel Seivwright surveyed the growing number of tents lining an intercity highway and...

Birds by the Billions: A Guide to Spring’s Avian Parade

At Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula, for instance, which abuts Willapa National Wildlife Refuge and Willapa Bay, you might catch sight of a pelagic species...

EUROPE

Russia Expels 20 Czech Diplomats as Tensions Escalate

A day after the government of the Czech Republic blamed operatives from Russia’s military intelligence agency for a series of mysterious explosions at an...

Scrutiny of William and Harry’s relationship hovers over the funeral.

Almost 24 years ago, the world watched as a pair of brothers, ages 15 and 12, walked a mile through the grounds of Windsor...

$40,000 Swindle Puts Spotlight on Literary Prize Scams

The literary prize scammers seem more obviously motivated by money. The fraudster targeting the British awards appear to use the same approach each time,...

NATO Confirms Its Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan

BRUSSELS — Following the news that the United States was pulling all its troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, NATO’s foreign and defense ministers...

U.A.E

Train Crash in Egypt Kills at Least 11

A passenger train derailed Sunday north of Cairo, killing at least 11 people and injuring scores more, the Egyptian authorities said. It was the...

With Afghan Decision, Biden Seeks to Focus U.S. on New Challenges

WASHINGTON — President Biden’s decision to pull all American troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11 was rooted in his belief that there is no...

Iran Says It Began Enriching Uranium to 60 Percent. How Important Is That?

Iran has started enriching its uranium supply to 60 percent purity — the closest the country has ever come to the level needed for...
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A Cuba Without a Castro? A Country Steps Into the Unknown.

Over the past few years, as the Trump administration imposed stringent sanctions on Cuba and the tourism industry was decimated by the pandemic, Cubans...

In Indianapolis Shooting, a Red Flag That Never Flew

INDIANAPOLIS — They are the rare gun laws that attract bipartisan agreement — so-called red flag laws, which allow the authorities to temporarily take...

Russia Expels 20 Czech Diplomats as Tensions Escalate

A day after the government of the Czech Republic blamed operatives from Russia’s military intelligence agency for a series of mysterious explosions at an...

Rage Against European Super League Is Muffled by Our Cheers

For the dozen founding members, the appeal of a super league is that it is predictable. There would no longer be any need...

As Fans Wait on the Yankees to Show Up, One Won’t Be Back

The Yankees lost again on Sunday to Tampa Bay, 4-2, a drearily routine result in an oddly lopsided rivalry. The Rays pulled their usual...

As New Police Reform Laws Sweep Across the U.S., Some Ask: Are They Enough?

In February, Illinois enacted a law that rewrote many of the state’s rules of policing, and mandated that officers wear body cameras. In March,...

Train Crash in Egypt Kills at Least 11

A passenger train derailed Sunday north of Cairo, killing at least 11 people and injuring scores more, the Egyptian authorities said. It was the...

Afghan Women Fear the Worst, Whether War or Peace Lies Ahead

KABUL, Afghanistan — Farzana Ahmadi watched as a neighbor in her village in northern Afghanistan was flogged by Taliban fighters last month. The crime:...

Top European Soccer Teams Agree to Join Breakaway League

LONDON — A group of the world’s richest and most storied soccer clubs has agreed in principle on a plan to create a breakaway...

One America News Network Stays True to Trump

Months after the inauguration of President Biden, One America News Network, a right-wing cable news channel available in some 35 million households, has continued...

AFRICA

Eritrean Troops Continue to Commit Atrocities in Tigray, U.N. Says

NAIROBI, Kenya — Eritrean troops continue to commit atrocities in the northern Ethiopian region of Tigray, despite assurances by Ethiopia’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed,...

With a New Museum, African Workers Take Control of Their Destiny

AMSTERDAM — When the Dutch artist Renzo Martens presented his film “Episode III: Enjoy Poverty” at Tate Modern in London in 2010, he couldn’t...

Pentagon Chief Orders New Review of Attack That Killed 3 Americans in Kenya

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III has ordered a high-level review of an initial military investigation into an attack on a Kenyan...

‘Tell Us if He’s Dead’: Abductions and Torture Rattle Uganda

Mr. Kasato, the district councilor, said that plainclothes officers picked him up from a church meeting on Feb. 8, threw him, hooded, into a...