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Coronavirus Epidemic Keeps Growing, but Spread in China Slows

The World Health Organization said China’s drastic limits on people’s movement had helped, but experts cautioned against predicting that the worst was over.
Tags: Japan, News, China, Epidemics, Cambodia, World Health Organization, Travel Warnings, Economic Conditions and Trends, Politics And Government, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Trump Contradicts Advisers on China Technology Fears

The president, in a series of tweets, said the U.S. would not restrict sales to the country, a sharp shift in administration policy.
Tags: News, Politics And Government, United States Politics and Government, International Trade and World Market, Customs (Tariff, Protectionism (Trade


California Plans to Apologize to Japanese-Americans

Nearly 80 years after Japanese-Americans were forced into internment camps, the State Assembly plans to formally apologize for its role in the detention.
Tags: Japan, News, California, Reagan, State Assembly, Roosevelt, Politics And Government, State Legislatures, Ronald Wilson, Japanese-Americans, World War II (1939-45, Civil Rights and Liberties, Franklin Delano


In Coronavirus Fight, China Sidelines an Ally: Its Own People

The outbreak has exposed the powerlessness of private charities, civic groups and others who could help the effort but who the Communist Party considers rivals.
Tags: News, China, Masks, Hospitals, Philanthropy, Communist Party, Communist Party of China, Politics And Government, Shutdowns (Institutional, Volunteers and Community Service, Hubei Province (China, Wuhan (China, Protective Clothing and Gear, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


After 5-Month Delay, Ashraf Ghani Is Named Winner of Afghan Election

The long-disputed result was contested by opposition candidates, threatening another crisis just ahead of a potential U.S.-Taliban peace deal.
Tags: Elections, News, Afghanistan, Taliban, Ashraf Ghani, Ashraf, Ghani, Politics And Government


9 Acquitted in Landmark Trial of Protesters in Turkey

The case, in which participants in a 2013 demonstration were accused of seeking to overthrow the government by force, was seen as a test of opposition to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Tags: News, Turkey, Erdogan, Demonstrations, Osman, Recep Tayyip, Politics And Government, Protests and Riots, Kavala, Istanbul (Turkey, Taksim Solidarity, Taksim Square (Istanbul


10 Acquitted in Landmark Trial of Protesters in Turkey

The case, in which participants in a 2013 demonstration were accused of seeking to overthrow the government by force, was seen as a test of opposition to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Tags: News, Turkey, Erdogan, Demonstrations, Osman, Recep Tayyip, Politics And Government, Protests and Riots, Kavala, Istanbul (Turkey, Taksim Solidarity, Taksim Square (Istanbul


Pessimistic Outlook in Russia Slows Investment, and the Economy

Growth in Russia has slowed to well below the global average as economists point to low spending by the government and the private sector.
Tags: News, Putin, Russia, Ukraine, Gross Domestic Product, Economic Conditions and Trends, Politics And Government, Vladimir V, Embargoes and Sanctions, Inflation (Economics


A Free and Fair Presidential Election Is Venezuela’s Way Forward

Efforts to end the country’s crisis at the ballot box must synchronize national, regional and international approaches.
Tags: News, Venezuela, Juan, Maduro, Nicolas, Politics And Government, Lima Group, Guaido


Johnson Faces Scrutiny for Flooding Response After Storm Dennis

The prime minister has no plans to visit areas with heavy flooding, his office said, and he has not called a meeting of the government’s emergencies committee.
Tags: Weather, News, Johnson, Floods, Great Britain, Boris, Politics And Government, Johnson Faces Scrutiny for Flooding Response


Drop the Corruption, Keep the Authoritarianism

What is the ultimate goal of Vladimir Putin’s announced plans to shake up the organization of Russia’s governance? Here’s one theory.
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, United States, Trump, Brezhnev, Politics And Government, Vladimir V, Donald J, Moscow (Russia, Sakharov, Communist Party of the Russian Federation, Andrei D, Leonid I


What We Still Don’t Get About George Washington

There continue to be ways to look with fresh eyes at our founding-est founding father.
Tags: News, Washington, United States, George Washington, Politics And Government, Slavery (Historical, George (1732-99, History (Academic Subject


Coronavirus Live Updates: Taiwan Reports First Death; U.S. Ship Passenger Tests Positive

A 61-year-old man who had a history of diabetes and hepatitis B died of the coronavirus in Taiwan.
Tags: Cruises, News, China, Taiwan, Epidemics, Cambodia, Viruses, Politics And Government, Deaths (Fatalities, Hubei Province (China, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Coronavirus Live Updates: After Hundreds Leave Cruise Ship, American Passenger Tests Positive

Cambodia let the ship dock, and welcomed its passengers ashore, after five other nations turned it away. Now, Malaysia says an 83-year-old passenger has tested positive twice for the coronavirus.
Tags: Cruises, News, China, Malaysia, Epidemics, Cambodia, Viruses, Politics And Government, Deaths (Fatalities, Hubei Province (China, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Highly Secretive Iranian Rebels Are Holed Up in Albania. They Gave Us a Tour.

Depending on whom you ask, the People’s Jihadists are Iran’s government-in-waiting or a duplicitous terrorist cult that forbids sexual thoughts. What are they doing in Albania?
Tags: News, Iraq, Iran, Albania, Bolton, Giuliani, John R, Politics And Government, United States International Relations, Rudolph W, Iraq War (2003-11, Mujahedeen Khalq, People's Mujahedeen of Iran, People 's Jihadists


Coronavirus Live Updates: American From Ill-Fated Cruise Is Said to Test Positive

The passenger from the Westerdam, which docked in Cambodia last week after being turned away elsewhere, was later found to have the virus in Malaysia, officials there said.
Tags: Cruises, News, China, Malaysia, Epidemics, Cambodia, Viruses, Politics And Government, Deaths (Fatalities, Hubei Province (China, Westerdam, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


China’s Leader, Under Fire, Says He Led Coronavirus Fight Early On

Xi Jinping was aware of the outbreak nearly two weeks before he first spoke publicly about it. It could draw him directly into questions about whether officials did too little, too late.
Tags: News, China, Xi Jinping, Epidemics, Viruses, Communist Party of China, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Politics And Government, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Give the New Bail Reform Law Time to Work

New York lawmakers appear poised to bow to the state’s law enforcement lobby and weaken a law that just took effect.
Tags: New York, News, New York City, Bloomberg, Bail, Shea, Law and Legislation, Politics And Government, David N, Dinkins, Police Department (NYC, Michael R, Dermot F (1969-


Denver Mayor Says Pit Bull Ban Will Stand

Mayor Michael B. Hancock said he would veto a measure passed by the City Council that would have repealed the city’s 30-year ban on pit bulls.
Tags: News, Dogs, City Council, Denver, Animal Abuse, Hancock, Law and Legislation, Politics And Government, Denver (Colo, Rights and Welfare, Michael B, City Councils, Michael B Hancock


The N.B.A. and China Are Showing Signs of Reconciliation

They have been at odds since October, but the tension related to protests in Hong Kong is showing faint signs of easing as the N.B.A. honors its All-Stars.
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Basketball, Silver, Daryl, Morey, Politics And Government, Adam (1962-


The Bail Reform Backlash That Has Democrats at War

A proposal to modify a new bail law has become the latest flash point in one of Albany’s most bitterly fought debates.
Tags: News, Bail, Criminal Justice, Albany, New York State, Law and Legislation, Politics And Government, State Legislatures, News and News Media


Macron Ally Withdraws Paris Mayoral Bid After Sexual Videos Emerge

Benjamin Griveaux made the announcement after a Russian performance artist in France published the private footage.
Tags: Elections, News, France, Mayors, Macron, Politics And Government, Benjamin Griveaux, Paris (France, Emmanuel (1977-, Macron Ally Withdraws Paris Mayoral


California Takes Revenge on Trump

People leaving the Golden State are changing the political makeup of the states they move to.
Tags: Texas, News, Colorado, California, Arizona, Nevada, Trump, Golden State, Politics And Government, Primaries and Caucuses, Presidential Election of 2020, States (US




Trump’s Policy on New York’s ‘Trusted Travelers’ Is Unconstitutional

People should never be punished for things they haven’t done.
Tags: New York, News, Airport Security, Trump, Homeland Security Department, Law and Legislation, Politics And Government


President Bukele, Brute Force Is Not the Way Forward for El Salvador

The head of state’s actions threaten democracy in the Central American nation.
Tags: News, El Salvador, Organization of American States, Politics And Government, Bukele, Nayib, Bukele Brute Force


$2.6 Million for Puerto Rico’s Pension Fund Went to Hackers Instead

A forged message tricked government workers into wiring money to the wrong bank account, officials said.
Tags: News, Puerto Rico, Politics And Government, Frauds and Swindling, Pensions and Retirement Plans, Government Employees, Phishing (Computer Fraud


Coronavirus Live Updates: China Is Tracking Travelers From Hubei

The authorities are taking a high-tech approach to figuring which citizens may have visited Hubei Province, the epicenter of the epidemic.
Tags: Cruises, News, China, Hubei, Hubei Province, Politics And Government, Quarantines, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Coronavirus Live Updates: China Tracks Travelers From Hubei

Chinese officials are using a combination of technology and policing to track movements of citizens who may have visited Hubei Province, where the coronavirus outbreak began.
Tags: Cruises, News, China, Hubei, Hubei Province, Politics And Government, Quarantines, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Today’s Republicans Are Like Lincoln in Only One Way

They share a determination to undermine the land rights of Native peoples.
Tags: News, Native Americans, Lincoln, Republican Party, Trump, Indigenous People, Abraham, Politics And Government, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Land Use Policies



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