Monday, April 19, 2021

ASIA

M.L.S. Layoffs Cut League’s Staff by 20 Percent

Major League Soccer reduced its work force by about 20 percent on Thursday through a combination of layoffs and the elimination of open positions,...

Nancy Darsch, Champion Coach of Women’s Basketball, Dies at 68

Nancy Darsch, who helped turn Ohio State into a women’s basketball powerhouse and then joined the professional ranks, becoming the first coach of the...

C.D.C. Pleads With Americans to Stay Home on Thanksgiving

Faced with a seemingly unstoppable surge in coronavirus infections, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday urged Americans to avoid...

Knicks Get ‘Must-See TV’ Player in Obi Toppin

Obi Toppin’s fairy-tale path from a skinny high school tweener without a single offer from a four-year college to an N.B.A. lottery pick...

Egypt Arrests Human Rights Leader, Continuing Crackdown on Dissent

CAIRO — The executive director of one of Egypt’s leading human rights organizations was arrested Thursday night, the group said, joining two staff members...

Unemployment Claims Rise as Economic Worries Grow

The job market is showing signs of weakening again, as more Americans file for unemployment benefits amid a sharp rise in coronavirus cases and...

G.M. Accelerates Its Ambitions for Electric Vehicles

For the last five years, G.M., Ford Motor, Volkswagen and others have been trying to develop compelling and affordable electric vehicles, while watching with...

Arecibo Observatory, a Great Eye on the Cosmos, Is Going Dark

Dan Wertheimer of the University of California, Berkeley, a leader in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, wrote in an email, “Arecibo has made profound...

Johnson, Seen as a Trump Ally, Signals Alignment With Biden

LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson rolled out ambitious, back-to-back initiatives on military spending and climate change this week, which have little in common...

Smithsonian to Close Its Washington Museums on Monday

As coronavirus cases increase across the country, the Smithsonian will once again temporarily close eight of its Washington-area institutions on Monday.“The Institution’s top priority...

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...