Bone Fragments in Mexico Identified As One of 43 Missing Students
by Kirk Semple, Paulina Villegas and Natalie Kitroeff on 2020-07-07 in Human Rights and Human Rights Violations, Escuela Normal Rural Raul Isidro Burgos (Guerrero, Mexico), Lopez Obrador, Andres Manuel, Mexico, Pena Nieto, Enrique, Iguala (Mexico)
The identification of one victim’s remains is the first sign of progress in years in a case that traumatized Mexico and became a symbol of corruption and injustice.
Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. and Global News
on 2020-07-07 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Disease Rates, Coronavirus Reopenings
President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil, who has been a skeptic of antivirus precautions, tested positive. City halls across the U.S. are finding ways to reopen.
State Department Bars Chinese Officials Who Restrict Access to Tibet
by Lara Jakes on 2020-07-07 in United States International Relations, Tibet, China, State Department, Pompeo, Mike, Communist Party of China, Free Tibet, Embargoes and Sanctions, Human Rights and Human Rights Violations, United States Politics and Government
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said international access to Tibet was a matter of regional and environmental security. He did not say how many Chinese officials were being blocked from the U.S.
Britain Says It Will Resume Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia
by Stephen Castle on 2020-07-07 in Arms Trade, Defense and Military Forces, Human Rights and Human Rights Violations, Embargoes and Sanctions, Khashoggi, Jamal, Magnitsky, Sergei L, Mohammed bin Salman (1985- ), Great Britain, Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Yemen
Military sales were suspended over concerns about Saudi human rights violations in Yemen. Now, Britain argues that Saudi violations there are “isolated incidents.”
W.H.O. to Review Evidence of Airborne Transmission of Coronavirus
by Apoorva Mandavilli on 2020-07-07 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), World Health Organization, Hanage, William P, Marr, Linsey, Swaminathan, Soumya (1959- ), your-feed-science, Coronavirus Reopenings, Epidemics, Disease Rates
The World Health Organization plans to update its advice after hundreds of experts urged the agency to reconsider the risk of aerosol transmission.
In Russia, They Tore Down Lots of Statues, but Little Changed
by Andrew Higgins on 2020-07-07 in George Floyd Protests (2020), Demonstrations, Protests and Riots, Monuments and Memorials (Structures), KGB, Columbus, Christopher, Kalashnikov, Mikhail T, Khrushchev, Nikita S, Putin, Vladimir V, Donetsk (Ukraine), Georgia (Georgian Republic), Kyiv (Ukraine), Moscow (Russia), Stalin, Joseph, Lenin, Vladimir, Dzerzhinsky, Felix Eduardovich, Russia
“Waging war on bronze men doesn’t make your life any more moral or just,” one observer noted. “It does nothing really.”
President Bolsonaro of Brazil Tests Positive for Coronavirus
by Ernesto Londoño, Manuela Andreoni and Letícia Casado on 2020-07-07 in Coronavirus Reopenings, Bolsonaro, Jair (1955- ), Brazil, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
After months of denying the seriousness of the pandemic and brushing aside protective measures, Mr. Bolsonaro felt symptoms of Covid-19. More than 65,000 Brazilians have died of the virus.
Patient Is Reported Free of H.I.V., but Scientists Urge Caution
by Apoorva Mandavilli on 2020-07-07 in Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Tests (Medical), Drugs (Pharmaceuticals), University of California, San Francisco, Brazil, your-feed-science
Brazilian scientists say the man no longer shows signs of the infection after taking a powerful drug cocktail. But the preliminary results require confirmation.
239 Experts With One Big Claim: The Coronavirus Is Airborne
by Apoorva Mandavilli on 2020-07-07 in Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), World Health Organization, Masks, Protective Clothing and Gear, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Coronavirus Reopenings, Disease Rates, Workplace Hazards and Violations, your-feed-science
The W.H.O. has resisted mounting evidence that viral particles floating indoors are infectious, some scientists say. The agency maintains the research is still inconclusive.
Travel Restrictions on Americans Erode a Sense of Passport Privilege
by Megan Specia on 2020-07-07 in Travel Warnings, Passports, United States, Coronavirus Reopenings, European Union, United States International Relations, Mexico, Canada, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
As countries across the world ease coronavirus restrictions but block American travelers, a long-held sense that the U.S. passport was a golden ticket is losing its luster.
Airborne Coronavirus: What You Should Do Now
by Apoorva Mandavilli on 2020-07-07 in your-feed-science, Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns, Masks, Hygiene and Cleanliness, Education (K-12), Shutdowns (Institutional), Coughs, World Health Organization, Marr, Linsey, Disease Rates, Epidemics, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Content Type: Service
How to protect yourself from a virus that may be floating indoors? Better ventilation, for starters. And keep wearing those masks.
Intense Arctic Wildfires Set a Pollution Record
by Somini Sengupta on 2020-07-07 in Siberia, Wildfires, Global Warming, Environment, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Arctic Regions, European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
High temperatures and dry soil mean ideal conditions for fires. Blazes in June produced more carbon emissions than any other fires in almost two decades of monitoring.
Your Wednesday Briefing
by Melina Delkic on 2020-07-07
Bolsonaro, students in the U.S., Arctic fires: Here’s what you need to know.
Killing of Security Analyst Seen as Message to Iraqi Government
by Alissa J. Rubin on 2020-07-07 in Terrorism, Civilian Casualties, Politics and Government, Assassinations and Attempted Assassinations, Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Kataib Hezbollah, Baghdad (Iraq), Iraq
The analyst, Hisham al-Hashimi, was a proponent of government efforts to rein in the Islamic State and Iraq’s Shiite militias. Suspicion fell on both groups.
‘A Colossal Error’: Mexican Leader Under Fire for Plan to Visit Trump
by Natalie Kitroeff on 2020-07-07 in Lopez Obrador, Andres Manuel, Mexico City (Mexico), Trump, Donald J, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), International Trade and World Market
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador will meet in the White House this week with President Trump, and said he plans to praise the administration for its “respectful treatment” of Mexicans.
Russia Arrests Space Agency Official, Accusing Him of Treason
by Andrew Higgins on 2020-07-07 in Defense and Military Forces, Classified Information and State Secrets, Espionage and Intelligence Services, Newspapers, Federal Security Service, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Russia, Roscosmos, Safronov, Ivan
The detention of Ivan Safronov, a former journalist who had been working as an adviser at Roscosmos, took many by surprise. He was accused of passing secrets to an unnamed NATO country.
Sweden Has Become the World’s Cautionary Tale
by Peter S. Goodman on 2020-07-07 in Economic Conditions and Trends, United States Economy, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Deaths (Fatalities), International Trade and World Market, Coronavirus Reopenings, Unemployment, Labor and Jobs, Sweden
Its decision to carry on in the face of the pandemic has yielded a surge of deaths without sparing its economy from damage — a red flag as the United States and Britain move to lift lockdowns.
China Detains Xu Zhangrun, Law Professor Who Criticized Xi Jinping
by Chris Buckley on 2020-07-07 in Xu Zhangrun, China, Hong Kong, Colleges and Universities, Political Prisoners
Xu Zhangrun, who has long taught law at the prestigious Tsinghua University, is one of the few academics in China who have harshly criticized the ruling Communist Party.
London Police Stop Star Athletes, Setting Off Racial Profiling Debate
by Marc Santora on 2020-07-07 in Black Lives Matter Movement, Black People, Racial Profiling, Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings, Discrimination, Race and Ethnicity, Great Britain, Williams, Bianca (1993- ), dos Santos, Ricardo
Bianca Williams, a European gold medalist, accused the officers of targeting her and her partner, a fellow sprinter, because they are Black and drive an expensive car.
Treasury Says Small-Business Loans Supported Over 50 Million Jobs
on 2020-07-07 in United States Economy, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Stocks and Bonds, Standard & Poor’s 500-Stock Index
The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.
A Bird? A Plane? No, It’s a Google Balloon Beaming the Internet
by Abdi Latif Dahir on 2020-07-07 in Kenya, Google Inc, Balloons (Aeronautics), Loon LLC, Computers and the Internet, Wireless Communications, Telkom Kenya, Hurricane Maria (2017), Cellular Telephones
A commercial deal in Kenya marks the first application of balloon-powered internet in Africa, the region with the lowest percentage of internet users globally.
Why Isn’t the ‘Southern Strategy’ Working?
by David Leonhardt on 2020-07-07
And what else you need to know today.
Bolsonaro, President of Brazil, to Take Another Coronavirus Test
by Ernesto Londoño, Manuela Andreoni and Letícia Casado on 2020-07-07 in Brazil, Bolsonaro, Jair (1955- ), Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Tests (Medical), Politics and Government
President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil said he would take another test for the coronavirus after a news report indicated he had developed symptoms of Covid-19.
Live Coronavirus Updates: Miami Reverses Course on Reopening
on 2020-07-07 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Disease Rates, Coronavirus Reopenings
Texas and Idaho set daily records for new cases. Two Texas sheriffs say they won’t enforce the governor’s order requiring residents to wear masks in public. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms of Atlanta said that she tested positive for the coronavirus.
TikTok to Withdraw From Hong Kong as Tech Giants Halt Data Requests
by Paul Mozur on 2020-07-07 in Hong Kong, China, Computers and the Internet, Politics and Government, Freedom of Speech and Expression, Social Media, Computer Security, Human Rights and Human Rights Violations, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Twitter, Telegram LLC, WhatsApp Inc, TikTok (ByteDance), Law and Legislation
Google, Facebook and Twitter said they were reviewing China’s punitive new national security law for the city, a rare public questioning of Chinese policy by major American tech companies.