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Dispute Over a Coal Industry Pits Poland Against Its Neighbors

But this will not solve a bigger problem. A sudden retreat from coal, many in Poland fear, will push the country into the position...

As Covid Rampages Across Nepal, Workers Pay the Price

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Ram Singh Karki escaped the first wave of India’s pandemic by boarding a crowded bus and crossing the border home to...

Josep Almudéver, 101, Dies; Last Known Veteran of International Brigades

After living in Marseille, the family briefly moved to Morocco, but then returned to Spain because Mr. Almudéver’s mother fell seriously ill in 1931,...

Israel Moves Toward Coalition Deal That Could Sideline Netanyahu

JERUSALEM — An ultranationalist power-broker, Naftali Bennett, said on Sunday that his political party was ready to join several other opposition parties in a...

Bouncy Castles and Grenades: Gangs Erode Maduro’s Grip on Caracas

CARACAS, Venezuela — From within his presidential palace, President Nicolás Maduro regularly commandeers the airwaves, delivering speeches intended to project stability to his crumbling...

He Is Senegalese and French, With Nothing to Reconcile

“I was lucky that my French and Senegalese families both acted very warmly toward my parents. I received a lot of love from both...

SPORTS

The Rays Don’t Look Like Contenders, but They Play Like Stars

If there were a way to quantify what makes a team interesting, the Tampa Bay Rays would find it. Maybe they already have. They...

Why One American Basketball Team Won’t Be at the Summer Olympics

When three-on-three basketball has its Olympics debut in Tokyo this summer, Latvia will be there. So will Poland. But a men’s team from the...

The French Open Gets Closer to Normal

On Wednesday, Osaka announced on social media that she would not attend news conferences during the French Open, saying they can be damaging to...

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Technology

Prepare to Pay More for Uber and Lyft Rides

A few weeks after receiving the second dose of a coronavirus vaccine, Debora Lima returned to an old routine: She pulled out her phone...

Our Digital Pasts Weren’t Supposed to Be Weaponized Like This

“I think it’s because it’s worked, so partisan operatives and actors are going to continue to use the technique,” Ms. Ball said. “They ginned...

You Can Buy a Piece of a Nobel Prize-Winning Discovery

How much will someone be willing to pay for a few pages of quarter-century-old bureaucratic university paperwork that have been turned into a blockchain-encoded...

James Bond, Meet Jeff Bezos: Amazon Makes $8.45 Billion Deal for MGM

“It’s critical that mergers and acquisitions involving monopoly companies experiencing tremendous and exponential growth are met with a greater level of scrutiny,” Mr. Buck...

Health

Clinics Close, but Abortion Continues

Among women in the study, nearly half reported using the licensed abortion drug misoprostol or another medication in their most recent attempt to self-terminate...

These Sisters With Sickle Cell Had Devastating, and Preventable, Strokes

Dr. Julie Kanter, a hematologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and director of the university’s adult sickle cell clinic, reviewed medical records...

The U.K. approves the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Britain’s drug regulator on Friday approved the use of the single-dose shots manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, the fourth coronavirus vaccine to be authorized...

SCIENCE

Here’s the Arctic Station That Keeps Satellites Connected

Arrayed across a plateau on an island in the high Norwegian Arctic, the 100 geodesic domes of the Svalbard Satellite Station look like abstract...

The Week in Business: Biden’s Big Budget

Good morning and happy Memorial Day weekend. Here are the biggest stories in business and tech to know for the (short) week ahead. —...

Make The World Better With One Of These Nine Ideas

As the pandemic and lockdowns dragged on and on over the past year, most of us longed only for the day when the world...

Manhattanhenge 2021: When and Where to Watch

For two days every spring and summer, the sunset lines up with Manhattan’s street grid, creating a gorgeous celestial spectacle. For a brief moment,...

Big Setbacks Propel Oil Giants Toward a ‘Tipping Point’

A nun, an environmental lawyer, pension fund executives, and the world’s largest asset manager. These were among the unusual collection of rebels who claimed...

U.S.A

On Jan. 6, as Donald Trump was revving up the rioters who would attempt an insurrection at the Capitol, just a short distance away,...

America

Bouncy Castles and Grenades: Gangs Erode Maduro’s Grip on Caracas

CARACAS, Venezuela — From within his presidential palace, President Nicolás Maduro regularly commandeers the airwaves, delivering speeches intended to project stability to his crumbling...

A Week of Big Blows for Big Oil

For environmentalists, it was a week of victories. For the oil and gas companies they vanquished, as well as Alberta and the other parts...

Last Year, Manitoba Had Virus Under Control. Now It’s a Continental Hotspot.

OTTAWA — Last year the Canadian province of Manitoba seemed to be a model of how to handle a pandemic: Its case numbers were...

Brazil’s Bid to Outsource Amazon Conservation Finds Few Takers

This article was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center’s Rainforest Investigations Network.RIO DE JANEIRO — Facing strong international condemnation over the destruction of...

EUROPE

Josep Almudéver, 101, Dies; Last Known Veteran of International Brigades

After living in Marseille, the family briefly moved to Morocco, but then returned to Spain because Mr. Almudéver’s mother fell seriously ill in 1931,...

Unleashed but (Mostly) Masked, British Tourists Return to Portugal

After enduring a winter of strict lockdown, and a spring that saw a gradual reopening but lousy weather to spend it in, the first...

In Rwanda, Macron Tries to Reset Relations With Africa

PARIS — After nearly three decades of recriminations over France’s role in Rwanda’s genocide of 1994, the leaders of the two countries on Thursday...

Russia Raises Heat on Twitter, Google and Facebook in Online Crackdown

LONDON — Russia is increasingly pressuring Google, Twitter and Facebook to fall in line with Kremlin internet crackdown orders or risk restrictions inside the...

U.A.E

Israel Moves Toward Coalition Deal That Could Sideline Netanyahu

JERUSALEM — An ultranationalist power-broker, Naftali Bennett, said on Sunday that his political party was ready to join several other opposition parties in a...

Life Under Occupation: The Misery at the Heart of the Conflict

An eviction in East Jerusalem lies at the center of a conflict that led to war between Israel and Hamas. But for millions of...

U.N. Rights Council Orders Inquiry Into Israel After Gaza Strife

GENEVA — Spurred by the latest fighting in Gaza, the United Nations’ top human rights body voted Thursday to appoint a commission of inquiry...
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ASIA

The Rays Don’t Look Like Contenders, but They Play Like Stars

If there were a way to quantify what makes a team interesting, the Tampa Bay Rays would find it. Maybe they already have. They...

Why One American Basketball Team Won’t Be at the Summer Olympics

When three-on-three basketball has its Olympics debut in Tokyo this summer, Latvia will be there. So will Poland. But a men’s team from the...

The French Open Gets Closer to Normal

On Wednesday, Osaka announced on social media that she would not attend news conferences during the French Open, saying they can be damaging to...

Here’s the Arctic Station That Keeps Satellites Connected

Arrayed across a plateau on an island in the high Norwegian Arctic, the 100 geodesic domes of the Svalbard Satellite Station look like abstract...

Clinics Close, but Abortion Continues

Among women in the study, nearly half reported using the licensed abortion drug misoprostol or another medication in their most recent attempt to self-terminate...

Island Residents Protest at the Willows Inn After Workplace Allegations

LUMMI ISLAND, Wash. — Carrying hand-painted signs with slogans like “Take Sexism Off the Menu!” and “Racism is NOT a Local Ingredient,” about 50...

The Luckiest Workers in America? Teenagers.

Roller-coaster operators and lemonade slingers at Kennywood amusement park, a Pittsburgh summer staple, won’t have to buy their own uniforms this year. Those with...

Opinion | Is America’s Democracy Slipping Away?

On Jan. 6, as Donald Trump was revving up the rioters who would attempt an insurrection at the Capitol, just a short distance away,...

The Internet’s Favorite Catalog of Weird Places Rewrites History

When the pandemic hit last spring, Atlas Obscura had just received a $20 million investment from a group of investors led by Airbnb. Atlas...

N’Golo Kanté, Chelsea and Beating the System

PORTO, Portugal — Another attack had broken down, another minute had passed, and by now there was just a hint of panic in Kyle...

AFRICA

He Is Senegalese and French, With Nothing to Reconcile

“I was lucky that my French and Senegalese families both acted very warmly toward my parents. I received a lot of love from both...

Zimbabwe Authorities Arrest Local Reporter Working for The New York Times

The authorities in Zimbabwe have arrested a freelance reporter who works for The New York Times and accused him of improperly helping two other...

In Congo, Masses Flee One of the World’s Most Dangerous Volcanoes

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo — Tens of thousands of people jammed highways, crowded boats and set off on foot to flee this major...

Boat Carrying About 200 People Capsizes in Nigeria

KADUNA, Nigeria — A boat ferrying about 200 people capsized in the northwestern Nigerian state of Kebbi on Wednesday, said a spokesman for the...