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China Blocks BBC After CGTN Ban in U.K.

China’s broadcasting regulator announced on Friday that the BBC will be banned from airing its programs in China through satellite services, accusing the British news service of biased, inaccurate reporting…

Cubans Study a Shrinking List of Banned Private Enterprises

HAVANA — Car dealerships, book publishing and hedge funds are still prohibited. Bed-and-breakfasts are not. Zoos, scuba diving centers and weapons production remain banned. Veterinary services aren’t. As Cuba’s Communist…

Many people left Europe’s cities in the pandemic. What will bring them back?

When the coronavirus exploded across Europe in March, it realigned city life, shifting office workers to their homes, shuttering the hospitality sector and reshuffling life for millions. Unshackled from offices…

Checking in on the state of the pandemic in the U.S.

In today’s edition of the Morning newsletter, David Leonhardt writes: The number of new coronavirus cases continues to plummet, as does the number of Americans hospitalized with symptoms. Deaths have…

Could a single vaccine work against all coronaviruses? Scientists are working on one.

The invention of Covid-19 vaccines will be remembered as a medical milestone. But many scientists are also seeking a vaccine that could work against all coronaviruses. Researchers are starting to…

Meghan Markle Wins Privacy Case Against Mail on Sunday

LONDON — In a major legal victory for Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, in their bitter feud with the British tabloids, a High Court judge ruled on Thursday that…

Covid-19 Live Updates: Vaccines Are a New Tool in Global Diplomacy

Here’s what you need to know: A dose of vaccine manufactured in India being administered in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in January.Credit…Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters It’s one of the world’s most in-demand commodities…

‘I’m Speaking Out:’ Calgary Firefighters Allege Decades of Racism

But decades of migration have transformed the social fabric and politics of Calgary, Alberta’s biggest city, which elected a Muslim mayor more than a decade ago. Today, about one-third of…

The Pandemic Emptied Europe’s Cities. What Will Bring People Back?

London officials launched a project called “Streetspace” last year, creating temporary bike lanes and widening pedestrian zones as commuters shifted to avoid the dangers of crowded subways and buses. Paris…

Los Angeles temporarily shuts five vaccination sites over shortages.

Facing a shortage of coronavirus vaccine doses, Los Angeles will temporarily close five of its inoculation sites, including one of the country’s largest, at Dodger Stadium, the mayor said on…