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‘Guernica’ Tapestry Is Taken Back From U.N. by a Rockefeller

For more than three decades, a 25-foot long canvas tapestry replica of “Guernica” hung outside the United Nations Security Council chamber, the backdrop for...

A Harvard Professor Called Wartime Sex Slaves ‘Prostitutes.’ One Pushed Back.

SEOUL, South Korea — The students and the survivor were divided by two generations and 7,000 miles, but they met on Zoom to discuss...

Nigerian Students Are Abducted in 2nd Kidnapping in Just Over a Week

ABUJA, Nigeria — Unidentified gunmen kidnapped a number of schoolgirls from the town of Jangebe in northwest Nigeria early on Friday, a state...

A Millennial Woman Takes on the U.N.

“I’m sure she has no chance, and equally sure that she knows that,” said Edward Mortimer, a former United Nations official who was the...

China Punishes Those Who Question ‘Martyrs.’ A Sleuth Keeps Track.

In China, don’t question the heroes.At least seven people over the past week have been threatened, detained or arrested after casting doubt over the...

North Korea’s borders are closed, but Russia says some of its citizens found a way out by trolley.

North Korea sealed its borders more than a year ago, grounding flights and shutting its borders with neighboring China and Russia because of the...

U.S. Airstrikes in Syria Target Iran-Backed Militias That Rocketed American Troops in Iraq

WASHINGTON — The United States on Thursday carried out airstrikes in eastern Syria against buildings belonging to what the Pentagon said were Iran-backed militias...

Covid-19 Live Updates: California, With 50,000 Lost, Has More Deaths Than Any Other State

Here’s what you need to know:A Covid-19 victim being placed in a hearse in El Cajon, Calif., in January.Credit...Mario Tama/Getty ImagesCalifornia surpassed 50,000 known...

Amid Shortfalls, Biden Signs Executive Order to Bolster Critical Supply Chains

WASHINGTON — Automakers have been forced to halt production because of a lack of computer chips. Health care workers battling the coronavirus pandemic had...

Shlomo Hillel, Who Helped 120,000 Jews Flee Iraq, Dies at 97

The Haganah ran the operation, called Michaelberg — derived from the pilots’ names — one more time, bringing back 50 more Iraqis before the...

Italian Cliffside Cemetery, and Its Coffins, Carried Away by a Landslide

ROME — A landslide carried away a cemetery on the edge of a cliff in the northern Italian region of Liguria, scattering about 200...

Facing Roadblocks, Vast Global Vaccination Effort Gets Underway

An operation to supply billions of coronavirus vaccine doses to poorer countries has started. But as rich countries buy most of the available supply,...

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F.D.A. Clears Johnson & Johnson’s Shot, the Third Vaccine for U.S.

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday authorized Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, beginning the rollout of millions...

Digidog, a Robotic Dog Used by the Police, Stirs Privacy Concerns

Two men were being held hostage in a Bronx apartment. They had been threatened at gunpoint, tied up and tortured for hours by two...

Golden Globes 2021: What to Watch For

LOS ANGELES — “Mank,” David Fincher’s black-and-white tale of Old Hollywood, is nominated for six trophies at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards, the most of...

Covid-19 Live Updates: U.S. Awaits F.D.A.’s Green Light for Johnson & Johnson’s Single-Shot Vaccine

Here’s what you need to know:Doses of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine in a refrigerator at a hospital in Klerksdorp, South Africa.Credit...Phill Magakoe/Agence France-Presse —...