An old mental hospital sits in Trieste’s San Giovanni Park. The facility closed over 40 years ago, but its ocher pavilions are filled with activity. Sylvia Poggioli/NPR hide caption toggle caption Sylvia Poggioli/NPR An old mental hospital sits in Trieste’s San Giovanni Park. The facility closed over 40 years ago,Continue Reading

At first, the scientists chose a straightforward title for their research: “Marine Extinction Risk From Climate Warming.” But as publication approached, something nagged at them. Their findings illustrated two drastically different outcomes for ocean life over the next three centuries depending on whether greenhouse gas emissions were sharply curbed orContinue Reading

Peru’s prime minister Thursday cited Adolf Hitler as a model in infrastructure development who turned Germany into a “leading economic power in the world,” a comment that drew outrage as his country continued to descend into political chaos. Prime Minister Aníbal Torres celebrated the late Nazi leader while speaking inContinue Reading

A year ago, while many countries were still reeling from Covid-19, China seemed to be one of the few places prospering through the pandemic. It was also the only major economy that reported growth in 2020. Global investors were bullish on Chinese stocks even as Beijing’s regulatory crackdown on itsContinue Reading

BRUSSELS — After long indulging him, leaders in the European Union now widely consider one of their own, Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary, an existential threat to a bloc that holds itself up as a model of human rights and the rule of law. Mr. Orban has spent theContinue Reading