The country’s autocratic ruler, Aleksandr G. Lukashenko, is hanging on. But his fate may be decided in Moscow, where patience is wearing thin.
New York Times World“There is no way back," said a Belarus protester, after more than 100,000 turned out Sunday amid calls for a strike. The country’s autocratic ruler, Aleksandr Lukashenko, is hanging on, but his fate will be decided in Moscow, where patience is wearing thin
The pandemic has worsened longstanding conditions that have widened inequality, hindering Xi Jinping’s vow to “leave no one behind.”
New York Times WorldChina’s top leader, Xi Jinping is expected to declare victory in a campaign to eliminate extreme poverty in the country. But the rhetoric that poverty is being defeated clashes with the austere conditions of many Chinese, especially in rural areas.
China calls them “violent criminals.” Asylum seekers from Hong Kong are the latest catalyst for deteriorating relations between Beijing and Western countries.
New York Times WorldAs activists seek asylum abroad, Hong Kong has dismissed the notion that its residents might need shelter from oppression. “There are no so-called ‘refugees being persecuted’ in Hong Kong,” the local government said in a statement.
The European Parliament is voting on proposals that would ban products without meat from being labeled burgers or sausages, drawing ire from environmentalists and manufacturers.
New York Times WorldA proposal in front of the EU this week would have banned the use of terms like “sausage” or “burger” on labels for plant-based alternative products. But after a vote against the measure on Friday, it seems veggie burgers will still be on the menu.
A battle over the lucrative lobster industry in Nova Scotia has become the latest flash point in a series of abuses of Indigenous people in Canada.
New York Times World“It feels like they have declared a lobster war against us,” said Michael Sack, chief of the Sipekne’katik First Nation in Nova Scotia, whose lobster fishermen have been targeted in recent attacks
New Zealand’s prime minister and her party are coasting to victory in national elections, but it is unclear how far she will push her progressive promises.
New York Times WorldThe global left has fallen hard for Jacinda Ardern. Now New Zealand’s voters have come around, too. But even with her newfound mandate, just how hard will she push her progressive promises?
He shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for research that showed how chemicals in hair spray and other products could cause grave environmental damage.
New York Times WorldMario Molina, who shared a Nobel Prize for work showing the damage that chemicals used in hair spray and refrigerators wreak on the ozone layer, which led to one of the most successful international efforts to combat environmental risk, has died