The Brazil Senate and Supreme Court have nullified rules that President Jair Bolsonaro issued last week banning social networks from removing what they judge to be disinformation about the coming presidential election. The dual moves by the court and by Congress late Tuesday quickly killed one of the most restrictiveContinue Reading

About 30 percent of pregnant women in the United States remain unvaccinated, according to estimates from the C.D.C. “We know pregnant individuals are at an increased risk when it comes to Covid-19, but they absolutely should not and do not have to die from it,” said Dr. Christopher Zahn, chiefContinue Reading

LONDON — A candid window into the glamorous world of English soccer, and an exposé of the machinations of back-stabbing celebrities. A phone lost to the sea, along with the evidence it supposedly contained. And a legal whodunit with powerhouse lawyers dissecting private WhatsApp messages in open court as tearsContinue Reading

LONDON — It began as a dramatic feud between the famous wives of two even more famous English soccer players over a covert social media operation that one said proved the other was leaking personal stories about her to a tabloid. That feud moved to trial on Tuesday at theContinue Reading

He shot down numerous Russian planes, survived enemy attacks and became a symbol of Ukraine’s surprisingly effective air defenses, earning a bold wartime moniker: The Ghost of Kyiv. He is also, it turns out, a myth. “The ghost of Kyiv is a superhero-legend, whose character was created by Ukrainians!” Ukraine’sContinue Reading

WASHINGTON — For weeks after the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, American officials wondered about the weapon that seemed to be missing: Russia’s mighty cyberarsenal, which most experts expected would be used in the opening hours of an invasion to bring down Ukraine’s power grid, fry its cellphone systemContinue Reading

Two years ago, the economists Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman published a statistic that you don’t normally see. It was the share of wealth owned by the richest 0.00001 percent of Americans. That tiny slice represented only 18 households, Saez and Zucman estimated. Each one had an average net worthContinue Reading

Republicans, for their part, accuse the companies of suppressing free speech by censoring conservative voices — above all the former president, Donald J. Trump, who was barred from Facebook and Twitter after the riot on Capitol Hill on Jan. 6 last year. With so little agreement about the problem, thereContinue Reading

State television programs in Russia have not shied away from showing images of death and destruction in Ukraine. Viewers have seen corpses in the streets of Bucha, blasted-out cars at a train station in Kramatorsk and the remains of a hospital complex attacked in Mariupol. But the images are accompaniedContinue Reading

It was the alliance of Western countries, Mr. Putin insisted, that would soon feel the political backlash from the economic pain wrought by the sanctions, as evidenced by rising prices for food and fuel. European countries, in particular, had shown yet again that they were collectively acting as a “poodle”Continue Reading