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Aujourd’hui — 8 mars 2021NYT > World

C.D.C. Releases Guidance For Vaccinated Americans

Par Roni Caryn Rabin
The agency on Monday issued long-awaited advice to Americans fully vaccinated against Covid-19, freeing them to take some liberties that the unvaccinated should not.

Masked people attending a yoga class on a field at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles.

Your Tuesday Briefing

Par Melina Delkic
Shock waves from the Harry and Meghan interview.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle being interviewed by Oprah. 
  • 8 mars 2021 à 20:37

For U.K., Meghan and Harry Interview Resurfaces Issues of Race

Par Megan Specia
Many Black Britons found that the interview raised new questions about entrenched racism, both in the royal family and in British society at large.

Members of the royal family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in 2018.

Pope Francis Ends Historic Trip at a Critical Moment for Iraq

Par Jane Arraf
Iraqi officials say the successful four-day visit is a testament to Iraqi capabilities and the battered country’s integral role in the region.

Pope Francis at an interreligious meeting near Ur, Iraq, on Saturday.

The Pandemic’s Silver Lining? This Village May Have Been Saved by It.

Par Nicholas Casey
Gósol, a tiny village on the Spanish side of the Pyrenees, had spent years begging outsiders to come repopulate it. Since 2020, many have come to try the quiet life — and they even saved the school from closing.

Josep Tomás Puig, a retired postman, doing laundry outside his home.

Covid-19 Conundrum in Rome: More Homeless on Streets as Shelters Shrink

Par Elisabetta Povoledo
Distancing measures have forced shelters to limit capacity, leaving many homeless people vulnerable to harsh weather and other hardships.

Red Cross volunteers visiting a homeless man at his sleeping spot in Rome last month. Twelve homeless people have died on the streets since November.

Myanmar Military Storms Universities and Hospitals, Revokes Press Licenses

Par Hannah Beech
The military said the public had requested that the generals take more control “for the benefit of the people.” At least three protesters were killed in further crackdowns.

Police used tear gas, sound grenades and rubber bullets to crack down on demonstrations in Yangon on Monday.

Pope Francis Defends Iraq Trip During Coronavirus Pandemic

Par Jason Horowitz
The pontiff said that he had wrestled with the decision to travel, but put the fate of the Iraqis who flocked to see him in God’s hands.

Pope Francis speaking to reporters on Monday on the flight back to Rome from Iraq. 

The Latest Wrinkle in Crumple Theory

Par Siobhan Roberts
From studies of “geometric frustration,” scientists learn how paper folds under pressure.

In a sense, creases happen when a thin sheet of material gets claustrophobia. “The sheet is stressed, so something needs to happen to relieve that stress,” said Jovana Andrejević, a Ph.D. student in applied physics at Harvard.

Syria’s leader, Bashar al-Assad, and his wife have tested positive for the virus.

Par Isabella Kwai
The Assads experienced mild symptoms and will continue working during quarantine, his office said. The news comes just ahead of the 10-year anniversary of the start of the country’s civil war.

President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, pictured in December. His office said he would isolate at home with his wife for two weeks.

A Covid Mystery

Par David Leonhardt
And what else you need to know today.

A woman was vaccinated in Rwamagana, Rwanda, last week.
  • 8 mars 2021 à 12:29

What Is the Meaning of Meghan's Fashion Choice?

Par Vanessa Friedman
Meghan Markle wore Armani and Prince Harry wore J. Crew. But there was more going on.

In One Afghanistan District, an Unofficial Cease-Fire With the Taliban

Par Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Taimoor Shah, Fahim Abed and Jim Huylebroek
An unofficial cease-fire brokered by local officials, farmers and Taliban forces is an example of how communities, driven by despair, have engineered their own ways to stop the fighting.

An Afghan soldier looking over the front line from a hilltop outpost in Panjwai, Kandahar, a day before the cease-fire negotiated by local tribal elders and farmers.

She Was Imprisoned for Killing Her 4 Children. But Was It Their Genes All Along?

Par Damien Cave
The case of Kathleen Folbigg has become a contest between cutting-edge science and an Australian court system that sometimes ignores it.

Kathleen Folbigg in 2019. She has maintained that her four children died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

In Oprah Interview, Meghan Says Life as Royal Made Her Suicidal

Par Mark Landler
In a bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, the Duchess of Sussex said she had asked officials at Buckingham Palace for medical help but was told it would damage the institution.

Oprah Winfrey’s highly anticipated two-hour interview with Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, aired on CBS Sunday night.

What We Learned From Meghan and Harry’s Interview

Par Sarah Lyall and Tariro Mzezewa
The Sussexes accused the royal family of failing to protect them, both emotionally and financially.

Your Monday Briefing

Par Natasha Frost
Israel reopens to its vaccinated populace.

Guests sit and take away food and drinks from a cafe as Israel further the eases coronavirus disease restrictions in Tel Aviv, Israel March 7, 2021.

U.S. Pushes U.N.-Led Peace Conference in Letter to Afghan Leader

Par Thomas Gibbons-Neff, David Zucchino and Lara Jakes
In blunt terms, Secretary of State Antony Blinken seeks to jump-start stalled negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban.

A letter from Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken to President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan requests his “urgent leadership,” suggesting an impatience with his government.

Underage Marriage Set to Rise as Covid-19 Crushes Dreams

Par Bhadra Sharma and Jeffrey Gettleman
The pandemic has worsened economic distress and other factors that lead to such unions. Studies show a clear link between marrying early and dying young.

Mayawati, 17.

Meghan Recounts Conversations About Archie’s Skin Tone

Par Caity Weaver
Meghan told Oprah that there were “concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be.”

“They were concerned that if he were too brown, that that would be a problem?” Oprah asked.

Meghan Markle Says She Sought Help Over Suicidal Thoughts

Par Natasha Frost
In an emotional disclosure, Meghan Markle described suffering persistent suicidal thoughts during her pregnancy after bullying from the news media and being barred from leaving the house.

Meghan and Harry Reveal They Are Having a Girl

Par Tariro Mzezewa
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle used the occasion of the Oprah interview to tell the world their second child will be a girl.

Preparing for Retaliation Against Russia, U.S. Confronts Hacking by China

Par David E. Sanger, Julian E. Barnes and Nicole Perlroth
The proliferation of cyberattacks by rivals is presenting a challenge to the Biden administration as it seeks to deter intrusions on government and corporate systems.

Jake Sullivan, President Biden’s national security adviser, last month. He said on Thursday that the White House was “closely tracking” reports that the vulnerabilities exploited in the Microsoft hacking were being used in “potential compromises of U.S. think tanks and defense industrial base entities.”

How to Watch the Harry, Meghan and Oprah Interview

Par Mark Landler
Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, will present their side of a sensational royal rupture to Oprah Winfrey on Sunday in one of the most anticipated, and most heavily spun, television interviews in recent memory.

Scores Are Dead or Injured in Fire at Migrant Center in Yemen

Par The Associated Press
Most of the victims had been detained trying to cross into Saudi Arabia, an official said.

Hundreds of migrants are held in Sana, Yemen’s capital, where a blaze erupted on Sunday at a detention center run by Houthi rebels.

Swiss Voters Narrowly Approve a Ban on Face Coverings

Par Nick Cumming-Bruce
The referendum forbids veils worn by Muslim women in public places, as well as ski masks donned by protesters.

A demonstration in Bern, Switzerland, shortly after the country approved an initiative to ban full facial coverings in public places.
Hier — 7 mars 2021NYT > World

Pope Francis' Iraq Trip Ends, but Coronavirus Fears Remain

Par Jane Arraf
Crowds gathered over Francis’ three-day visit, sporting high spirits but few masks. Few in the country have been vaccinated.

Iraqis greeting Pope Francis in the Christian town of Qaraqosh in northern Iraq on Sunday.

U.S. Pushes U.N.-Led Peace Conference in Letter to Afghan Leader

Par Thomas Gibbons-Neff, David Zucchino and Lara Jakes
In blunt terms, Secretary of State Antony Blinken seeks to jump-start stalled negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban.

A letter from Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken to President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan requests his “urgent leadership,” suggesting an  impatience with his government.

Mexico Set to Reshape Power Sector to Favor the State

Par Kirk Semple and Oscar Lopez
Legislation that the Mexican president has pushed would curtail private investors in the energy industry and possibly reverse gains in lowering carbon emissions.

A wind turbine in La Ventosa, Mexico. New legislation could benefit state-run, fossil-fuel-driven plants that generate power at higher costs and produce greater carbon emissions.

Pope Francis Offers a Salve for Iraq's Wounds

Par Jason Horowitz and Jane Arraf
The first pope ever to visit Iraq, Francis voiced sorrow and hope for a shrunken Christian community that has suffered persecution, and preached fellowship among religions.

Pope Francis in Mosul, Iraq, on Sunday, surrounded by churches that were badly damaged or destroyed during fighting against ISIS.

Explosions Hit Military Base in Equatorial Guinea, Many Feared Dead

Par Ruth Maclean and Marie Fazio
Officials said mishandled explosives were responsible for the disaster in the Central African country.

Smoke rising at a military base in Bata.

Your Monday Briefing

Par Carole Landry
The pope’s extraordinary moment in Iraq.

Pope Francis in Mosul, Iraq, on Sunday, surrounded by churches that were badly damaged or destroyed during fighting against ISIS.
  • 7 mars 2021 à 20:32

U.S. Risks a 'Fourth Wave' Fueled by Variants and Eased Restrictions, Fauci Warns

Par Ron DePasquale, Allyson Waller, Lauren Leatherby, Scott Reinhard and Pam Belluck
The decline in coronavirus infections and deaths has stalled, scientists warned, even as new variants are spreading.

A research facility at Duke University in Durham, N.C., where positive coronavirus tests are sequenced.

Paraguay's President, Mario Abdo Benítez, Faces Unrest Over Covid Missteps

Par Santi Carneri and Ernesto Londoño
The country, one of South America’s poorest, has received just a few thousand doses of Covid-19 vaccine. The health minister had already resigned after doctors in full critical care units ran out of basic drugs.

Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Asunción, Paraguay, last week, to protest the government’s coronavirus response.

Saudi Arabia Lifts Most Covid Restrictions

Par Ben Hubbard
Movie theaters and gyms have reopened, and indoor dining is now permitted with restrictions.

People praying outside Hasan Anani mosque in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, in January.

Israel Reopens to Its Fully Vaccinated 'Green Pass' Holders

Par Isabel Kershner

Israelis show their “Green Passes” to gain admittance to a concert in Tel Aviv on Sunday as the country reopened to those who are fully vaccinated.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Is Freed in Iran but Faces New Court Date

Par Megan Specia
The British-Iranian woman has been detained in Tehran for five years on charges of plotting to overthrow the government, accusations that her family and supporters say are baseless.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s case has deepened a diplomatic rift between Britain and Iran and drawn international condemnation.

Philippine Security Forces Are Accused of Killing 9 Activists

Par Jason Gutierrez
A rights group said the activists were killed in coordinated raids in four provinces. An official confirmed that nine people were dead.

Activists in Manila protested against President Rodrigo Duterte’s government last month.

Abortion Is Now Legal in Argentina, but Opponents Are Making It Hard to Get

Par Daniel Politi
Anti-abortion activists are suing to block a new law allowing the procedure, and many doctors in conservative areas have declared themselves conscientious objectors.

Abortion opponents outside the National Congress in Buenos Aires in December.

In Hawaii, Reimagining Tourism for a Post-Pandemic World

Par Tariro Mzezewa
Before Covid, ‘tourism was at this point where everything was about tourists.’ With the one-year anniversary of travel’s collapse, the state, like other overtouristed places, is hoping for a reset.

Before the pandemic, the crowds that flocked to Diamond Head State Monument (above) had a negative effect on both the surrounding community and the visitors themselves. Hawaii is now reevaluating visitation levels and entrance procedures.

For Planet Earth, No Tourism is a Curse and a Blessing

Par Lisa W. Foderaro
From the rise in poaching to the waning of noise pollution, travel’s shutdown is having profound effects. Which will remain, and which will vanish?

Last spring, a herd of Great Orme Kashmiri goats was spotted ambling through empty streets in Llandudno, a coastal town in northern Wales.

Pope Francis Meets Iraq’s Top Ayatollah as Both Urge Peace

Par Jason Horowitz and Jane Arraf
The meeting with Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani came as Francis sought to protect his persecuted flock in Iraq by forging closer bonds between the Roman Catholic Church and the Muslim world.

Fauci Warns Coronavirus Cases Could Spike as States Ease Restrictions

Par Ron DePasquale and Isabella Grullón Paz
The more transmissible and possibly more lethal B.1.1.7 variant already accounts for an estimated 20 percent of the nation’s infections.

A testing site in San Francisco this month.

Dalai Lama Receives Covid Vaccine

Par Sameer Yasir
“This injection is very, very helpful,” said the 85-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader.

The Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader, received his first Covid vaccine injection on Saturday in the northern Indian town of Dharamsala.

Oil Pipeline Bursts Under Ob River in Siberia

Par Andrew E. Kramer
A pipeline carrying partially refined oil under the Ob River in Siberia burst on Saturday and the spill caught fire on the river’s surface.

Prosecutor Seeks Life Sentence for Americans in Killing of Italian Officer

Par Elisabetta Povoledo
Two San Francisco men, she said, instigated a “violent, deadly, disproportionate attack” in a confrontation with plainclothes military police officers.

An Italian prosecutor asked for the maximum sentence for Gabriel Natale-Hjorth, left, and Finnegan Lee Elder, second from right, during their trial on Saturday.