• Sun. Apr 11th, 2021

Seoul Mayor Is Reported Missing

SEOUL, South Korea — The police said on Thursday that they were searching for Park Won-soon, the mayor of Seoul, the capital of South Korea, after his daughter reported him…

Thailand Backs Same-Sex Unions, a Rare Move in Asia

BANGKOK — In a country that has long been a rare bastion in Asia for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, Thailand said on Wednesday that it had approved a…

Should Schools Reopen?

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up. Good morning. The pandemic has plunged Puerto Rico into an economic crisis. A transcript offers new details of George Floyd’s…

Biden and Bernie, United (at Least Briefly)

Dems strike a deal on policy, Trump rejects the C.D.C. guidelines for schools, and SCOTUS gives the green light to religious groups refusing birth-control coverage. It’s Thursday, and this is…

6 Takeaways From the Biden-Sanders Joint Policy Proposals

The new policy recommendations for Joseph R. Biden Jr., crafted jointly by allies of Mr. Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders, Democrat of Vermont, are the clearest sign yet that the…

How a Saber-Tooth Marsupial Blinded Us With Its Bite

Smilodon fatalis has its name for a reason. With swordlike canines, the saber-tooth cat is widely thought to have waited in silence before lunging and dealing devastating wounds to the…

Facebook, Israel’s outbreak, Uighurs: Your Tuesday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering a dangerous time for migrant workers in the Middle East, Facebook’s decision to pause cooperation with…

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…

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…

Republican Senators in Arizona and Georgia Have a Problem: The Base

DILLARD, Ga. — As Representative Doug Collins went booth to booth at a recent Republican jamboree in northeast Georgia’s Rabun County, he was a hero, not an insurgent. No one…