The Buzz | North Korea says it’s sending soldiers to joint border sites

North Korea said yesterday that it will send soldiers to now-shuttered inter-Korean cooperation sites in its territory and reinstall guard posts and resume military exercises at front-line areas, nullifying tension-reducing

This Day in History | 1980 Government announces missile sites

The locations for the first US nuclear cruise missiles to be stored on British soil have been revealed by the government. Secretary of State for Defence Francis Pym told the House

The Buzz | Lawyer: Egyptian journalist detained on fake news charges

Egyptian authorities detained a prominent local journalist yesterday on charges of spreading fake news, his lawyer said, in the government’s latest crackdown on press freedom. Mohamed Monir, 65, was taken

One Good Thing Face | Masks with windows mean more than smiles to deaf people

Michael Conley felt especially isolated these past few months: A deaf man, he was prevented from reading lips by the masks people wore to prevent the spread of COVID-19. But then

Dexamethasone | First drug proves able to improve survival from Covid-19

Researchers in England say they have the first evidence that a drug can improve COVID-19 survival: A cheap, widely available steroid called dexamethasone reduced deaths by up to one third

This Day in History | 1989 Hungary reburies fallen hero Imre Nagy

Former Communist prime minister Imre Nagy, the man who symbolises the 1956 Hungarian uprising, has been given a formal public funeral 31 years after he was executed. The capital, Budapest, came

GOP candidates balance pros, cons of running with Trump

President Donald Trump is hitting the road again. And while a campaign event with a president who draws TV cameras and raucous crowds can be gold for down-ballot candidates, these

The Buzz | American sentenced to 16 years in Russia on spying charges

A Russian court sentenced an American to 16 years in prison on spying charges a sentence he rejected as political. The Moscow City Court yesterday read out the conviction of Paul

One Good Thing | Thai entrepreneur connects Michelin bistros to those in need

Natalie Bin Narkprasert’s business was in Paris. But she was locked down by COVID-19 restrictions and stuck in Thailand. Her heart was in Thailand, too — and it ached for her

This Day in History | 1974 Man dies in race rally clashes

A march through central London has left one person dead and many more injured as rival demonstrators clashed with police and each other. One man died at the scene while up

AstraZeneca agrees to make Covid-19 vaccine for Europe

Drugmaker AstraZeneca struck a deal yesterday to supply up to 400 million doses of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine to European Union countries, the latest in a series of agreements

Australia ‘disheartened’ by death sentence in China

Australia yesterday described as “deeply disheartening” a death sentence China imposed on an Australian man accused of drug smuggling, and the trade minister said it shouldn’t be linked to ongoing

The Buzz | Accuracy still unknown for many coronavirus tests rushed out

How accurate are the coronavirus tests used in the U.S.? Months into the outbreak, no one really knows how well many of the screening tests work, and experts at top medical

World Views | Here’s something we can learn from the urban fox

Would you adopt a fox? The prudent answer is “no”; foxes are wild animals. Or are they? In something out of science fiction, new research suggests that we are now starting to see two

Europe reopens many borders but not to Americans, Asians

Europe is taking a big step toward a new normality as many countries open borders to fellow Europeans after three months of coronavirus lockdowns — but even though Europeans love

Protesters in US call attention to deaths of more black men

Protests initially ignited by the May 25 death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police continued over the weekend, as anti-racism protesters in the United States sought to

This Day in History | 1964 Nelson Mandela jailed for life

The leader of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa, Nelson Mandela, has been jailed for life for sabotage. Seven other defendants, including the former secretary-general of the banned African National Congress

UK | Worries mount of inequality increase from school closures

Six months away from the classroom, at least. That’s the prospect facing most children in the U.K., an absence that is likely to cause harm to their futures - particularly

Norway | White nationalist gets 21 years for slaying, mosque attack

A white nationalist Norwegian man who killed his stepsister and then stormed an Oslo mosque and opened fire, hitting no one, was found guilty yesterday and sentenced to 21 years

The Buzz | Hedge fund manager who nailed 2015 China crash is hoarding cash

The Hong Kong arm of China’s biggest asset manager is amassing cash and building up short positions in a bet that the U.S.-China power games will escalate ahead of the

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