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Ireland to become the first European country to reimpose a national lockdown.

The government of Ireland announced a six-week lockdown beginning Wednesday night, becoming the first European country to reimpose a national lockdown. The new measures, announced on Monday, are a dramatic…

A vaccine will come at some point. The skepticism has already arrived.

ImageA volunteer was injected with a coronavirus vaccine as part of a study in Hollywood, Fla., last month.Credit…Marco Bello/Reuters As the Trump administration has pressed publicly for top-speed development and…

India’s Modi Urges Virus Vigilance as Hindu Festival Season Nears

NEW DELHI — In a televised address Tuesday night, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India urged his countrymen to tighten up their vigilance against the coronavirus as the Hindu festival…

Spanish Judge Releases a Fugitive Italian Mafia Suspect

MADRID — A Spanish judge has released a fugitive Italian organized-crime suspect just days after his arrest, and a court spokesman said on Tuesday that the judge was unaware the…

U.A.E. and Israel Agree to Visa Waivers and Direct Flights

JERUSALEM — Diplomats from the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday made their first official trip to Israel since the countries normalized relations in August, and the two sides signed pacts…

Cyprus and Malta Face E.U. Punishment Over ‘Golden Passports’

BRUSSELS — Cyprus and Malta will face European Union penalties if they do not abandon lucrative programs that sell “golden passports” to foreigners, the bloc says, a long-anticipated crackdown on…

1.5 million New Yorkers can’t afford food. Pantries are their lifeline.

As the pandemic settled into New York City, hunger drove tens of thousands of residents into food pantry lines, many for the first time. An estimated 1.5 million people cannot…

Mi’kmaq Lobstermen in Nova Scotia Face Attacks by Fishermen

Jason Marr, an Indigenous lobsterman in Nova Scotia, was unloading his live catch at a storage facility last week when, he said, an angry mob of 200 commercial fishermen began…

Peter Madsen, Killer of Kim Wall, Escapes Prison but Is Recaptured

ODENSE, Denmark — A Danish inventor convicted of killing a journalist aboard his homemade submarine in Copenhagen in 2017 briefly escaped from prison on Tuesday, according to reports from local…

In China, the Formidable Prosecutor Turned Lonely Rights Defender

Yang Bin was at home when two dozen Chinese police surrounded her house and entered, searching for the man she had recently taken in as a houseguest. Filing in quickly,…