HIROSHIMA, Japan — This weekend’s Group of Seven leading industrial nations summit in Hiroshima provides a rare — and possibly final — chance for survivors of the atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to push for nuclear disarmament before a global audience. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, who has rootsContinue Reading

Caseloads shattering records almost daily. Hospitalizations creeping upward. New York City residents spending hours in line as they seek coronavirus tests in unprecedented numbers. Just a year ago, a surge in virus cases like the one now coursing through New York would most likely have sent the state into lockdown,Continue Reading

Amid swirling rumors about the health of President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko of Belarus, state news media on Monday released photographs of him, an apparent attempt to tamp down speculation that he was seriously ill. Mr. Lukashenko, a key Kremlin ally who usually receives fawning daily coverage from state-controlled news mediaContinue Reading

The World Health Organization on Monday warned against using artificial sweeteners to control body weight or reduce the risk of noncommunicable diseases, saying that long-term use is not effective and could pose health risks. These alternatives to sugar, when consumed long term, do not serve to reduce body fat inContinue Reading

Migrants who have hiked into the dense Darien jungle covering the Colombia-Panama border while the U.S. government moved to lift pandemic-related asylum restrictions have found an increasingly organized migration route ByIVÁN VALENCIA Associated Press ACANDI, Colombia — Migrants who have hiked into the dense Darien jungle covering the Colombia-Panama borderContinue Reading

Mayor-elect Eric Adams will keep New York City’s health commissioner in his position for several months to provide continuity to the city’s pandemic response, Mr. Adams said on Wednesday. The current commissioner, Dr. Dave A. Chokshi, will continue to run the health department after Mr. Adams takes office on Jan.Continue Reading