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Fiji Will Lead U.N. Rights Body, Over Russian and Chinese Opposition

GENEVA — The Pacific island nation of Fiji won election on Friday as president of the United Nations’ top human rights body, ending a shadowy proxy battle waged by China,…

Does a Woman ‘Walking’ Her Boyfriend on a Leash Signal Covid Ennui?

Last Saturday at 9 p.m., as residents across Quebec sat indoors to obey a new pandemic curfew, the police patrolling the sleepy city of Sherbrooke observed a perhaps unlikely crime:…

A Mix of Pride and Doubts as Modi Launches India’s Covid-19 Vaccine Drive

PUNE, India — India on Friday was preparing to launch one of the most ambitious and complex nationwide campaigns in its history: the rollout of coronavirus vaccines to 1.3 billion…

The virus drains $2.5 billion from N.Y.C.’s property tax revenue.

As New York City officials strive to control the coronavirus by this summer, it is becoming clear that the economic fallout will last far longer: The city’s property tax revenues…

She Killed an American in 2012. Why Was She Freed in the Taliban Deal?

Under Zalmay Khalilzad, the U.S. peace envoy, the American government has been willing to take dramatic steps, even in the face of opposition from the military and law enforcement, to…

Partner of Norwegian Ex-Minister Is Sentenced for Staging Attacks

OSLO — A Norwegian court on Friday sentenced the partner of a former minister to 20 months in prison after she was found guilty of endangering the country’s democracy by…

Covid Death Toll Over 2 Million Worldwide

But the initial rollouts in many countries have been met with problems: logistical confusion, shortages of doses, unequal distribution and bureaucratic hurdles that have slowed the process of getting shots…

Uganda Forces Surround Home of Opposition Leader Bobi Wine

NAIROBI, Kenya — Ugandan security forces on Friday surrounded and then breached the compound of Bobi Wine, the country’s leading opposition candidate, a day after a contentious general election that…

Russia to Exit Open Skies Treaty, Escalating Rivalry With U.S.

Another complicating factor is that key members of Mr. Biden’s cabinet may not yet be confirmed by the Senate in time for the negotiation. The task of dealing with Russia,…

In Ireland, Lifting a Veil of Prejudice Against Mixed-Race Children

It was helping her mother work merchandise tables at some of Dublin’s most respected venues that Jess Kavanagh first got a taste for the music scene. When she started doing…