Coronavirus Live Updates: New Cluster Emerges in Wuhan Nursing Home
on 2020-02-22 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
Public health experts have said that nursing homes could be among the most dangerous sites for transmission of the virus.
Coronavirus Cases in the United States Reach 34, and More Are Expected
by Denise Grady on 2020-02-22 in your-feed-science, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, State Department, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), United States, Hubei Province (China), Infections, Epidemics
The contagion “represents a tremendous public health threat,” said one federal health official.
Far-Right Terrorism Is No. 1 Threat, Germany Is Told After Attack
by Melissa Eddy on 2020-02-22 in Hanau, Germany, Shooting (2020), Politics and Government, Neo Nazi Groups, Germany, Fringe Groups and Movements, Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides
The authorities, long criticized as complacent about the extreme right, promised an increased police presence at mosques, airports, train stations and borders.
An Egyptian’s Arrest Rekindles an Italian Trauma
by Declan Walsh and Elisabetta Povoledo on 2020-02-22 in Egypt, Regeni, Giulio (d 2016), Human Rights and Human Rights Violations, Torture, International Relations, Patrick Zaki, Italy
Haunted by the 2016 death in Cairo of an Italian student, Giulio Regeni, Italians are campaigning for the release of an Egyptian who has said he was tortured.
For Harry and Meghan, No More ‘Royal’ in Their Brand
by Mark Landler on 2020-02-22 in Royal Families, Buckingham Palace, Harry, Duke of Sussex, Markle, Meghan
After protracted negotiations with Buckingham Palace, the couple agreed not to use the word “royal” in their philanthropic and commercial activities.
José Zalaquett, Leader in Chile’s Search for Truth, Dies at 77
by Neil Genzlinger on 2020-02-22 in Zalaquett, Jose, Deaths (Obituaries), Human Rights and Human Rights Violations, Chile, Pinochet Ugarte, Augusto, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Amnesty International
He incurred the wrath of the dictator Augusto Pinochet, was exiled, and became an expert in how to heal traumatized countries.
Holocaust Educators Urge Amazon to Stop Selling Nazi Propaganda
by Heather Murphy on 2020-02-22 in Holocaust and the Nazi Era, Amazon.com Inc, Books and Literature, E-Commerce, Anti-Semitism, Great Britain
The retailer said it was listening, but defended its right to sell books “that some may find objectionable.”
India Set to Stage an Epic Show, With Trump as the Star
by Jeffrey Gettleman and Vindu Goel on 2020-02-21 in United States International Relations, International Trade and World Market, Bharatiya Janata Party, Modi, Narendra, Trump, Donald J, Ahmedabad (India)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi seems to have enticed Mr. Trump to fly 8,000 miles with the promise of a two-day spectacle. But serious issues remain.
‘Politics of Hate’ Takes a Toll in Germany Well Beyond Immigrants
by Katrin Bennhold and Melissa Eddy on 2020-02-21 in Politics and Government, Local Government, Mayors, Germany, Hate Crimes, Fringe Groups and Movements, Reker, Henriette (1956- ), Alternative for Germany
As the far-right gains traction, harassment and intimidation of local officials are growing, threatening democracy at the grass roots.
Who and What’s Behind the Blockades Disrupting Canada’s Rails
by Ian Austen on 2020-02-21 in Politics and Government, Canada, Demonstrations, Protests and Riots, Indigenous People
A long-running dispute over a pipeline in British Columbia has turned into a national political storm, caused layoffs in the rail industry and raised broader economic fears.
Countdown Begins to Possible End of U.S. War in Afghanistan
by Mujib Mashal on 2020-02-21 in Afghanistan War (2001- ), Terrorism, United States Defense and Military Forces, Taliban, Abdullah, Abdullah, Ghani, Ashraf, Afghanistan, Jowzjan Province (Afghanistan)
A partial truce that began early Saturday is a first step toward signing a deal to withdraw American troops. But bitter conflict within the Afghan government clouds prospects for a lasting peace.
36 Hours in Basel
by Dave Seminara on 2020-02-21 in Travel and Vacations, Basel (Switzerland)
It might be known for Art Basel, but this riverside city in Switzerland is also the birthplace of Roger Federer, has some 40 museums and is currently on the cusp of Carnival.
A Kenyan Painter Casts a Critical Eye on China’s Role in Africa
by Abdi Latif Dahir on 2020-02-21 in Art, Corruption (Institutional), Women and Girls, Xi Jinping, Michael Soi, Nairobi (Kenya), Africa
Michael Soi’s “China Loves Africa” collection examines the symbiotic and often corrupt relationship between Beijing and African elites.
Notre-Dame’s Crypt and Square May Reopen in Spring
by Elian Peltier on 2020-02-21 in Historic Buildings and Sites, Churches (Buildings), Restoration and Renovation, Notre Dame Cathedral (Paris, France), Paris (France)
Paris officials have delayed reopening parts of the landmark cathedral damaged by fire several times.
U.S. and Allies Blame Russia for Cyberattack on Republic of Georgia
by David E. Sanger and Marc Santora on 2020-02-21 in Russia, Georgia (Georgian Republic), Cyberwarfare and Defense, Politics and Government, Computers and the Internet, Saakashvili, Mikheil, Pompeo, Mike, United States International Relations
Britain and Australia joined the State Department’s effort to deter Moscow from interfering in the 2020 U.S. presidential election.
Iran Remains on Antiterrorism Blacklist, Continuing Sanctions
by Maria Abi-Habib and Salman Masood on 2020-02-21 in Iran, Financial Action Task Force, Pakistan, Embargoes and Sanctions, Terrorism, Defense and Military Forces, United States International Relations, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Taliban, Khan, Imran, Saeed, Hafiz Muhammad
The Financial Action Task Force said Iran would stay on its blacklist, and called on member states to sanction the country.
Hundreds Released From Diamond Princess Cruise Ship in Japan
by Motoko Rich and Eimi Yamamitsu on 2020-02-21 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Quarantines, Cruises, Yokohama (Japan), Japan, Politics and Government
Coronavirus quarantine over, passengers ventured off into the port city of Yokohama and beyond amid deep concerns among health experts and the announcement of two deaths.
She Left Wuhan to Become a Journalist. She’s Back in Time to Get the Story.
by Cao Li on 2020-02-21 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Quarantines, Politics and Government, Shutdowns (Institutional), China, Wuhan (China)
Anna Liu’s hometown is on lockdown, but she has found ways to use her skills as a reporter, even under quarantine.
What a Party in Japan May Tell Us About the Coronavirus’s Spread
by Sui-Lee Wee and Makiko Inoue on 2020-02-21 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Viruses, Epidemics, Japan, South Korea, Singapore
Will the virus spiral beyond China? Public health experts are closely studying cluster cases in other Asian countries.
Far-Right Shooting Shatters an Already Fragile Sense of Security in Germany
by Jack Ewing and Melissa Eddy on 2020-02-21 in Hanau, Germany, Shooting (2020), Hanau (Germany), Germany, Fringe Groups and Movements, Immigration and Emigration, Hate Crimes, Mass Shootings
The attack showed that no part of the country is immune to the potential for violence fueled by anti-immigrant hatred.
Russia, Nevada, Afghanistan: Your Friday Briefing
by Chris Stanford on 2020-02-21
Here’s what you need to know.
Lesotho’s Leader Misses Court Date to Be Charged in Killing of Estranged Wife
by Elian Peltier on 2020-02-21 in Thabane, Thomas, Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides, Lesotho
The shooting has riveted the southern African kingdom as accusations have swirled around the prime minister and his new wife.
South Korea Confirms a Jump in Coronavirus Infections
on 2020-02-21 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), China, Quarantines, Deaths (Fatalities), Cruises, Xi Jinping, Hubei Province (China)
The new figures give the country the second largest number of confirmed cases outside mainland China.
Russia, Germany, Coronavirus: Your Friday Briefing
by Alexandra McGuffie on 2020-02-21
Here’s what you need to know.
Netanyahu Announces New Homes in East Jerusalem, Days Before Election
by Isabel Kershner on 2020-02-21 in Palestinians, Blue and White (Israeli Political Party), Peace Now, Likud Party (Israel), Netanyahu, Benjamin, Trump, Donald J, Gantz, Benny, Bethlehem (West Bank), East Jerusalem, Israel, Jerusalem (Israel), Middle East, West Bank
The announcement by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of 6,200 homes in a contested area was seen as an effort to solidify right-wing support.