• Tue. Nov 24th, 2020

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,…

London Police Stop Star Athletes, Setting Off Racial Profiling Debate

LONDON — The couple, a top British sprinter and a Portuguese track star, were driving their Mercedes through the elegant Maida Vale neighborhood in West London — their 3-month-old son…

President Bolsonaro of Brazil Tests Positive for Coronavirus

RIO DE JANEIRO — President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil, who has railed against social distancing measures and repeatedly downplayed the threat of the coronavirus as the epidemic in his country…

U.S. Schools, U.K. Jobs, Hagia Sophia: Your Thursday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering the dispute over reopening U.S. schools, a $38 billion plan to save British jobs and a…

Travel Restrictions on Americans Erode a Sense of Passport Privilege

LONDON — Five American travelers who set out for a getaway on Sardinia were turned away last week after their private jet landed on the Mediterranean island. In Canada, two…

Russia Arrests Space Agency Official, Accusing Him of Treason

MOSCOW — Russia’s secret police on Tuesday arrested a respected former reporter who worked in recent months as an adviser to the head of the country’s space agency, accusing him…

Australia Halts Hong Kong Extradition Agreement and Extends Visas

HONG KONG — Australia will suspend its extradition agreement with Hong Kong because of the new national security law imposed by China and extend temporary visas for Hong Kongers in…

Killing of Security Analyst Seen as Message to Iraqi Government

BAGHDAD — The assassination of an outspoken Iraqi researcher who had antagonized the Islamic State as well as Iraq’s Shiite militias was seen Tuesday as a message to the Iraqi…

Mexico’s President Under Fire for Plan to Visit Trump

MEXICO CITY — The risks could be enormous, but they haven’t swayed President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico. Mexican diplomats and opposition figures have warned Mr. López Obrador against…

Bolsonaro, Students in the U.S., Arctic Fires:Your Wednesday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering the coronavirus in Brazil, a U.S. move to force out international students and what will become…