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Defying Violence, Women Join in Protest Against the Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan — Despite the threat of violent beatings and retaliation, hundreds of women marched in the streets of Kabul on Tuesday morning, calling for the Taliban to respect their rights and making it clear that they would...

U.S. Records 40 Million Known Virus Cases

More than 40 million cases of the coronavirus have been recorded in the United States, according to a New York Times database.The total number of known infections, more than the population of California, the nation’s most populous state,...

German Election: Who Is the Green Party’s Annalena Baerbock?

BOCHUM, Germany — The woman who wants to replace Chancellor Angela Merkel strode onto the stage in sneakers and a leather jacket, behind her the steel skeleton of a disused coal mining tower, before her a sea of...

In Global First, El Salvador Adopts Bitcoin as Currency

MEXICO CITY — El Salvador on Tuesday became the first country to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender, allowing the cryptocurrency to be used in any transaction, from buying a cup of coffee to paying taxes.The bold move, largely...

China’s Xi Pressures Tycoons With ‘Common Prosperity’ Talk

Four decades ago, Deng Xiaoping declared that China would “let some people get rich first” in its race for growth. Now, Xi Jinping has put China’s tycoons on notice that it is time for them to share more...

Alibaba Manager Not Charged in China’s Latest #MeToo Moment

The police in China released a former Alibaba manager who had been accused of rape by a co-worker after prosecutors declined to charge him, adding fuel to an episode that has shaken the Chinese technology industry and prompted...

Jean-Paul Belmondo, Magnetic Star of the French New Wave, Dies at 88

Jean-Paul Belmondo, the rugged actor whose disdainful eyes, boxer’s nose, sensual lips and cynical outlook made him the idolized personification of youthful alienation in the French New Wave, most notably in his classic performance as an existential killer...

Your Tuesday Briefing – The New York Times

Boris Johnson eyes tax hikeBritain’s Boris Johnson is widely expected to break his vow not to increase taxes today when he announces a plan to bolster the nation’s social care services, a longtime goal that he first unveiled...

Clarissa Ward of CNN Looks Back on the Afghanistan War

Clarissa Ward had four days to catch up on sleep and see her two sons, ages 1 and 3, at her parents’ home in France. Then she was off again, back to work, making her way through Qatar...

Your Tuesday Briefing – The New York Times

We’re covering the Taliban’s disputed claim to the Panjshir Valley and a sentence for a Belarusian opposition leader.Taliban claim control of Panjshir ValleyThe Taliban claimed on Monday to have captured the Panjshir Valley, raising their flag over Bazarak,...
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