Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has revived her “go hard, go early” approach as officials grapple with a mysterious cluster that might have originated in a frozen food warehouse.
New York Times WorldHong Kong, Australia and Vietnam have all confronted second waves. But New Zealand has reacted with an extraordinary level of urgency and action that it hopes will be a model for how to eliminate a burst of infection and rapidly get on with life.
Apple Daily, a pro-democracy paper known for celebrity gossip and hard-hitting investigations, has become a target in Beijing’s new national security law in Hong Kong.
New York Times WorldApple Daily, a pro-democracy newspaper, has long been one of Hong Kong's most aggressive outlets. But after several executives were arrested, it's both a target and a test case of the government’s authority over the media.
Three top leaders of China’s Communist Party have relatives who own assets in Hong Kong, including more than $51 million in luxury real estate, a New York Times investigation shows.
New York Times WorldRelatives of 3 of the top 4 members of the Communist Party have bought luxury homes in Hong Kong worth more than $51 million combined. Beijing’s tightening grip on Hong Kong could protect — or endanger — the leaders' financial interests.
Thousands of young people, borrowing from Harry Potter and other pop culture touchstones, are calling on the army and its allies to get out of politics.
New York Times WorldThousands of students are taking part in a youth revolt in Thailand against the powerful military’s influence in schools. “They want us to be like robots,” said one of the students.
An American contractor spotted and reported the potential danger at least four years ago, but U.S. officials denied they were aware of the findings until last week, after the blast.
New York Times WorldAn American contractor working with the U.S. Army warned at least 4 years ago about a large cache of potentially explosive chemicals that was stored in Beirut’s port in unsafe conditions, according to a U.S. diplomatic cable
A fight to rename a metro stop pits those who want to celebrate a revered Black musician against those who want to retain the name of a priest who espoused equal rights for Francophone Quebecers — and also anti-Semitism.
New York Times World“The metros and monuments in this city are irrelevant to our current times and glorify imperialists and conquerors and, in the case of Lionel Groulx, someone who suggested certain immigrants didn’t have a place in Quebec society,” said a Montreal resident.
The E.P.A. has approved nootkatone, which is found in cedars and grapefruit. It repels ticks, mosquitoes and other dangerous bugs for hours, but is safe enough to eat.
New York Times WorldNootkatone, a chemical found in grapefruit and cedar trees, is the newest weapon in the war against Lyme, malaria and other insect-borne diseases. It's stronger than DEET, lasts as long, isn't oily, and smells like citrus.
The pro-democracy figure is the most high-profile figure detained under the sweeping law imposed by Beijing on the semiautonomous territory.
New York Times WorldJimmy Lai, a pro-democracy media tycoon in Hong Kong, became the most high-profile target of the city's new national security law when he was arrested on Monday on suspicion of colluding with foreign powers
As the search for survivors continues, aid groups have mobilized to help the thousands of people wounded by the blast, and the hundreds of thousands of others who have been made homeless.
New York Times WorldAt least 137 people were killed in the explosion that leveled parts of Beirut. As the desperate search for survivors continues, groups around the world have moved to help. Here is a list of 10 organizations and initiatives operating in the country.
Some students were taking classes online, while others couldn’t. So the government scrapped the school year for all. But the move may just make educational inequality worse.
New York Times WorldKenya canceled the entire school year of 2020 as a way to level the playing field for students in public and those in private schools. Experts say it might still widen the existing educational gap
A decision to detain Álvaro Uribe, not yet confirmed by the Supreme Court, could be a turning point in a nation used to seeing powerful politicians avoid prosecution despite years of investigations.
New York Times WorldThe Colombian Supreme Court has ordered house arrest for former president Alvaro Uribe, a giant of Colombian politics. “Being deprived of my freedom causes me deep sadness,” he said on Tuesday.