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Cairo Badly Needed a Detox. Lockdown Supplied One, at a Steep Price.

CAIRO — If ever a city needed a good detox, it was Cairo. Centuries of turbulent history, topped with recent decades of chaotic urban development, have left the ancient metropolis…

Used Clothes Ban May Crimp Kenyan Style. It May Also Lift Local Design.

NAIROBI, Kenya — Catherine Muringo’s wardrobe consists of secondhand outfits shipped from all over the world: colorful blouses and jeans from Canada, floral dresses from the United States, trench coats…

U.K. Imposes Sanctions, With Focus on Saudis Accused of Killing Khashoggi

LONDON — Britain, seeking to carve out a post-Brexit role as a human-rights defender, said on Monday it had blacklisted dozens of people from Russia, Saudi Arabia and Myanmar for…

Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today

Image The danger indoors Elected officials in the United States are beginning to acknowledge that the rush to reopen was a mistake, as many of the hardest-hit areas in recent…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Won’t Cross the Border for Washington Summit

TORONTO — He sent his regrets. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed on Monday he won’t attend a meeting in Washington this week with President Donald Trump and President Andrés Manuel…

South Korean Triathlete’s Suicide Exposes Team’s Culture of Abuse

SEOUL, South Korea — Just after midnight on June 26, Choi Suk-hyeon, a promising South Korean triathlete, sent two text messages. The first, to a teammate, asked for help looking…

U.K. Sanctions, Facebook, Jair Bolsonaro: Your Tuesday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering Britain’s new sanctions on human rights abuses, discrimination against Europe’s Roma and a revival of Italy’s…

Bolsonaro, President of Brazil, to Take Another Coronavirus Test

RIO DE JANEIRO — President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil said Monday night that he went to the hospital for a lung scan and would take a new test for the…

In Russia, They Tore Down Lots of Statues, but Little Changed

MOSCOW — Elated by the defeat of a hard-line Communist coup in August 1991, thousands of mostly young Muscovites gathered in front of the K.G.B. headquarters and argued over how…

Coronavirus Briefing: A Push to Reopen Schools

Image How can schools reopen safely? In an ideal world, schools would reopen in the fall. There’s near universal support for the idea, from the American Academy of Pediatrics, parents,…