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With Coronavirus on the Rampage, Israel Tightens Holiday Lockdown

JERUSALEM — The Israeli government said on Thursday that it was tightening its second national lockdown after coronavirus infection rates soared this week to about 7,000 new cases a day, among the highest in the world. The new measures, [...]

As Virus Cases Surge in Europe, Hospitalizations Lag. But for How Long?

On Monday, the authorities in Madrid put parts of the capital region back in a lockdown that affects about 850,000 residents. That, as well as the resurgence of the virus, has provoked bitter recrimination, with critics saying the government [...]

China Is Expanding Detention Sites in Muslim Region of Xinjiang

As China faced rising international censure last year over its mass internment of Muslim minorities, officials asserted that the indoctrination camps in the western region of Xinjiang had shrunk as former camp inmates rejoined society as [...]

Argentina Spied on Families of Lost Submarine Crew, Officials Say

BUENOS AIRES — In the tense months after a submarine carrying 44 crew members ​went missing in 2017, Argentina’s intelligence service illegally spied on ​their​ families​​, ​the ​current head of the agency said on [...]

E.U. Offers Cash and More Deportations in New Plan for Migrants

BRUSSELS — The European Union on Wednesday unveiled a new attempt to cajole reluctant member nations into participating in a common system for handling asylum seekers, offering them both cash incentives to take in refugees and quicker [...]

Harry and Meghan Encourage Americans to Vote in November Election

LONDON — Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, appeared in a video encouraging Americans to register to vote, dipping a toe into United States politics in a way royal family members typically avoid. The video statement, created as part [...]

Helsinki Airport Uses Dogs to Sniff Out Coronavirus

Travelers arriving at Helsinki’s airport are being offered a voluntary coronavirus test that takes 10 seconds with no uncomfortable nasal swab needed. And the test is done by a dog. A couple of coronavirus-sniffing canines began work [...]

Pakistan Factory Fire: Two Sentenced to Hang for Arson

Leaders of MQM, which since 2017 has splintered into different factions, portrayed the verdict as a vindication and expressed condolences for the victims. “We express our sympathies with the victims’ families as they had to wait for [...]

In the Epicenter of Mexico’s Coronavirus Epicenter, Feeling Like a ‘Trapped Animal’

IZTAPALAPA, MEXICO — The man in the vegetable stall next to Christopher Arriaga’s died first. A longtime customer was next, then another. A few days later, an elderly carrot vendor got sick and died within the week. Soon, the coronavirus [...]

Aleksei Navalny Released From Hospital After Novichok Poisoning

BERLIN — Aleksei A. Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition leader, has been released from a hospital in Germany and could make a full recovery after being poisoned with a highly toxic nerve agent, doctors said on Wednesday. “Based [...]