This was supposed to be the year vaccines brought the pandemic under control. Instead, more people in the United States have died from Covid-19 this year than died last year, before vaccines were available. As of Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had recorded 386,233 deaths involving Covid-19Continue Reading

The Department of Health and Human Services has begun distributing billions of dollars to rural health care providers to ease the financial pressures brought by the coronavirus pandemic and to help hospitals stay open. The agency said on Tuesday that it had started doling out $7.5 billion to more thanContinue Reading

WASHINGTON — Tom Perriello saw it coming but could do nothing to stop it. André Kapanga too. Despite urgent emails, phone calls and personal pleas, they watched helplessly as a company backed by the Chinese government took ownership from the Americans of one of the world’s largest cobalt mines. ItContinue Reading

WASHINGTON — Tom Perriello saw it coming but could do nothing to stop it. André Kapanga too. Despite urgent emails, phone calls and personal pleas, they watched helplessly as a company backed by the Chinese government took ownership from the Americans of one of the world’s largest cobalt mines. ItContinue Reading

No relationship is shaping the planet more. And no relationship seethes, across such a wide and consequential set of issues, with more tension and mistrust. The United States and China are profoundly at odds on how people and economies should be governed. The two powers jockey for influence beyond theirContinue Reading

LONDON — Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder who is fighting extradition to the United States on espionage charges, has been granted permission to marry in London in the prison where he has been held since 2019. The news that Mr. Assange would be allowed to wed his fiancée, Stella Moris,Continue Reading

Britney Spears attends the GLAAD Media Awards in April 2018. (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters) The future of pop singer Britney Spears’s 13-year conservatorship could be decided Friday afternoon in Los Angeles, as Judge Brenda Penny is expected to terminate at least one prong of the arrangement: the conservatorship of Spears’s person (meaningContinue Reading

GLASGOW — In Gaelic, “Glasgow” translates to “dear green place,” a nod to the parks, gardens and flourishing green spaces throughout the city. But according to Chris Mitchell, who was a garbage collector there for more than two decades, the only thing flourishing in Glasgow these days is “a mountainContinue Reading

new video loaded: Harris Meets with Macron to Renew U.S.-France Relationship transcript Back transcript Harris Meets with Macron to Renew U.S.-France Relationship Vice President Kamala Harris met with Emmanuel Macron, the French president, after President Biden conceded to Mr. Macron that the handling of a submarine deal involving the UnitedContinue Reading

new video loaded: U.S. and China Reach Joint Agreement to Cut Emissions transcript Back transcript U.S. and China Reach Joint Agreement to Cut Emissions The United States and China, the world’s two largest emitters of planet-warming greenhouse gases, announced a joint agreement at the COP26 United Nations climate summit inContinue Reading