Saturday, March 6, 2021

ASIA

Fed Chair Powell Offered a Patient Message. Markets Quivered Anyway.

Jerome H. Powell, the chair of the Federal Reserve, said he and his colleagues have a “high standard” for what full employment means, underscoring...

Your Friday Briefing

The female ‘heroes’ of Myanmar’s protestsWomen are at the forefront of Myanmar’s protest movement, sending a powerful rebuke to the generals who ousted a...

‘Overlooked My Whole Life’: H.B.C.U. Set Stage for an N.B.A. Career

The only active N.B.A. player from a historically Black college or university, Robert Covington is making a name for himself.

In Iceland, 18,000 Earthquakes in Over a Week Indicate Possible Eruption on the Horizon

Similar tremors have been observed ahead of volcanic eruptions in the past, and the Icelandic Meteorological Office said that magma movements were a likely...

Please Send Us Your College Applications About Money

This is a strange year to apply to college, with the coronavirus raging and the economy in upheaval. If you happened to write an...

How One Looted Artifact Tells the Story of Modern Afghanistan

Then, in 1988, as the Soviets prepared to depart and it became clear that Kabul could fall to the mujahedeen, the museum staff hid...

The Moon Has a Comet-Like Tail. Every Month It Shoots a Beam Around Earth.

Carl Sagan once said that Earth is but a “mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.” He would probably be thrilled to know that,...

A Golden Age of Local Digital Stars

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays.The global internet is becoming a little...

The House passes a policing overhaul bill named for George Floyd, whose death spurred nationwide protests.

House Democrats passed a sweeping federal policing overhaul on Wednesday that would combat racial discrimination and excessive use of force in law enforcement, as...

Texas Drops Its Virus Restrictions as a Wave of Reopenings Takes Hold

Last year’s shutdown forced Zack Medford, 38, to abruptly close the five bars he owned in North Carolina, lay off 80 employees, and apply...

AFRICA

Senegal Erupts in Protests, With a Rape Charge Only the Spark

DAKAR, Senegal — The most widespread demonstrations in Senegal in years continued for the third day on Friday, an expression of anger at the...

Biden Secretly Limits Counterterrorism Drone Strikes Away From War Zones

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has quietly imposed temporary limits on counterterrorism drone strikes and commando raids outside conventional battlefield zones like Afghanistan and...

U.S. Urges Ethiopia to End Hostilities in Tigray

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken on Tuesday pressed the leader od Ethiopia to end hostilities in the northern Tigray region, citing...

Hundreds of Girls Abducted From Nigerian School Are Freed, Official Says

Hundreds of girls who were abducted last week from their boarding school in Nigeria by a group of armed men have been released, a...