Thursday, May 19, 2022
As New Yorkers Emerge From Pandemic, So Do Rodents

As New Yorkers Emerge From Pandemic, So Do Rodents

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NEW YORK — They crawled to the surface as the coronavirus pandemic roiled New York City, scurrying out of subterranean nests into the open air, feasting on a smorgasbord of scraps in streets, parks and mounds of curbside garbage. As diners shunned the indoors for outdoor dining, so did the city’s rats. Now city data…
Jill Biden Makes Unannounced Visit to Ukraine on Mother’s Day

Jill Biden Makes Unannounced Visit to Ukraine on Mother’s Day

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UZHHOROD, Ukraine — Jill Biden made an unannounced visit to western Ukraine on Sunday, holding a surprise Mother’s Day meeting with first lady Olena Zelenska to show U.S. support for the embattled nation as Russia presses its punishing war in the eastern regions. Biden traveled under the cloak of secrecy, becoming the latest high-profile American…
Shanghai Tightens COVID Restrictions Even as Cases Drop to a Six-Week Low

Shanghai Tightens COVID Restrictions Even as Cases Drop to a Six-Week Low

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Shanghai reported its fewest Covid-19 cases in more than six weeks, though a tightening of curbs indicates the lockdown that has confined millions of residents to their homes for more than a month won’t be eased soon. The financial hub reported 3,947 cases for Sunday, down slightly from 3,975 new infections on Saturday, CCTV reported.…
The Third Most Watched Sports Franchise on the planet Is Planning a Women’s League

The Third Most Watched Sports Franchise on the planet Is Planning a Women’s League

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Indian Premier League, called the Super Bowl of cricket, is gearing up to roll out a women-only version of the game as organizers chalk out ways to make the third most-watched sporting event bigger, more profitable and diverse. Board of Control for Cricket in India — the sport’s governing body conducts the wildly-popular men’s edition…
Ukraine Evacuates Civilians From Steel Mill

Ukraine Evacuates Civilians From Steel Mill

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ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine — Russian forces fired cruise missiles at the southern Ukrainian city of Odesa on Saturday and bombarded a besieged steel mill in Mariupol, hoping to complete their conquest of the port in time for Victory Day celebrations. Ukraine announced that all women, children and older adults had been evacuated from the mill, a…
Sinn Fein Hails ‘New Era’ as It Wins Northern Ireland Vote

Sinn Fein Hails ‘New Era’ as It Wins Northern Ireland Vote

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BELFAST, Northern Ireland — The Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein, which seeks unification with Ireland, hailed a “new era” Saturday for Northern Ireland as it captured the largest number of seats in the Northern Ireland Assembly for the first time in a historic win. With almost all votes counted from Thursday’s local U.K. election, Sinn…
The Back Booth: How a Supreme Court Leak Consumed D.C.

The Back Booth: How a Supreme Court Leak Consumed D.C.

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Welcome to The Back Booth, a weekend edition of The D.C. Brief. Here each Saturday, TIME’s politics newsletter will host a conversation between political professionals on the right and the left, pulling back the curtain on the conversations taking place in Washington when the tape stops rolling. Subscribe to The D.C. Brief here. Washington loves…
Afghanistan’s Taliban Order Women to Wear the All-Covering Burqa in Public

Afghanistan’s Taliban Order Women to Wear the All-Covering Burqa in Public

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KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers on Saturday ordered all Afghan women to wear head-to-toe clothing in public — a sharp, hard-line pivot that confirmed the worst fears of rights activists and was bound to further complicate Taliban dealings with an already distrustful international community. It was the latest in a series of repressive edicts…
Ukraine Braces for Escalated Attacks Ahead of Russia’s V-Day

Ukraine Braces for Escalated Attacks Ahead of Russia’s V-Day

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ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine — The war in Ukraine wracked the country’s southern coast Saturday as Russian forces fired cruise missiles at the city of Odesa and bombarded a steel mill housing Ukrainian civilians and fighters, hoping to complete their conquest of the port of Mariupol in time for Victory Day celebrations. However, in a sign of…
North Korea Test-Fired Missile From Submarine: South Korea

North Korea Test-Fired Missile From Submarine: South Korea

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SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea flight-tested a ballistic missile that was likely fired from a submarine on Saturday, South Korea’s military said, continuing a provocative streak in weapons demonstrations that may culminate with a nuclear test in the coming weeks or months. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the launch occurred from waters…