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Hier — 24 janvier 2021NYT > World

Britain’s Alarm Over Virus Variant Bolsters Case for Lockdown

Par Mark Landler and Benjamin Mueller
A warning that the variant could be deadlier is a powerful argument that Britain could be entering a severe new phase of the pandemic and that easing lockdown rules could be calamitous.

Oxford Circus in London on Sunday. London remains under lockdown as it confronts a new variant of the coronavirus.

French Roosters Now Crow With the Law Behind Them

Par Aurelien Breeden
After a series of high-profile disputes in rural areas, the French Parliament has passed a bill that enshrines countryside smells and sounds as protected national heritage.

Corine Fesseau feeding her rooster Maurice in Saint-Pierre-d’Oléron, France, in 2019. His crowing prompted a court case.

Capitol Riot Puts Spotlight on ‘Apocalyptically Minded’ Global Far Right

Par Katrin Bennhold and Michael Schwirtz
Leaderless but united by racist ideology that has been supercharged by social media, extremists have built a web of real and online connections that worry officials.

Supporters of President Donald J. Trump standing off with the police outside the U.S. Capitol grounds on Jan. 6.

Chinese Miners Pulled to Surface 2 Weeks After Underground Explosion

Par Austin Ramzy
At least 11 miners who were trapped 2,000 feet below ground in the blast have been rescued. Others are still missing.

One of the rescued miners on Sunday in Qixia, a city in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong.

Pro-Navalny Protests Sweep Russia in Challenge to Putin

Par Anton Troianovski and Andrew Higgins
The protests moved across time zones and more than 3,000 people were arrested in at least 109 cities, signaling widespread fatigue with the corruption-plagued political order presided over by President Vladimir V. Putin.

The police in Russia arrested thousands of people during a nationwide protest against the jailing of opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny.

Pro-Navalny Protest Photos: Wave of Anger Rolls Across Russia

Par Sergey Ponomarev and Anton Troianovski
Demonstrators in more than 100 cities rallied in support of the jailed opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny in the biggest protests the nation has seen in years.

For Nicaragua’s Lobstermen, Deadly Dives Are All Too Common

Par Kirk Semple and Lena Mucha
Catching spiny lobsters is a stunningly dangerous pursuit for the mostly Indigenous fishermen along the country’s Caribbean coast, requiring deep plunges with subpar gear.

Ramiro, a 38-year-old diver. returning to the surface with his catch: sea cucumbers, star fish and lobsters. “There are no other income opportunities here at the coast,” he said.

Asia’s ‘El Chapo’ Is Arrested in Amsterdam

Par Damien Cave
Tse Chi Lop, said to be the leader of a multibillion-dollar drug syndicate, was arrested in Amsterdam and faces extradition to Australia.

A meth lab inside a compound in Thailand linked to The Company, a sprawling drug syndicate that has flooded countries in Asia with methamphetamine, in 2019. The syndicate’s alleged leader, Tse Chi Lop, was arrested Friday.

University of Michigan Suspends Athletic Activities Over Coronavirus Variant

Par Jennifer Jett
Athletes, coaches and team staff members have also been told to quarantine in an effort to prevent further spread of the variant.

The Michigan Wolverines playing against the Wisconsin Badgers in Ann Arbor, Mich., this month.

‘America’s salad bowl’ is fertile ground for Covid-19.

Par Miriam Jordan

A migrant worker on a break from harvesting lettuce in Somerton, Ariz.

U.S. Virus Cases Top 25 Million

Par Lucy Tompkins
Experts say that as staggering as that figure is, it significantly understates the true number of people in the country who have been infected and the scope of the nation’s failure to contain the spread of the virus.

The official U.S. coronavirus case tally works out to about one in every 13 people in the country.
À partir d’avant-hierNYT > World

Aleksei Navalny Protests Constitute Biggest Russian Dissent in Years

Par Anton Troianovski, Andrew E. Kramer and Andrew Higgins
Demonstrations in support of the jailed opposition leader swept the nation, beginning in the Far East, where people braved subzero temperatures, and reaching the capital. Arrests climbed into the thousands.

Demonstrators clashing with the police on Saturday in Moscow.

Olympic Athlete Speaks of Assault and Breaks a Bigger Silence in Greece

Par Niki Kitsantonis
Sofia Bekatorou, a sailing champion, said she was sexually assaulted by a top sports official, prompting an outpouring of support in a country where the issue has long been ignored.

Sofia Bekatorou in Athens on Wednesday. She won a gold medal in her discipline at the 2004 Athens Olympics and bronze four years later in Beijing.

Hong Kong and Madrid tighten lockdowns amid concerns over the new variant.

Par Mike Ives, Cao Li and Raphael Minder

The restricted area in the Jordan district of Hong Kong on Saturday.

A Decade On, Silence Fills Egypt’s Field of Broken Dreams

Par Declan Walsh
In 2011, Tahrir Square was at the vanguard of popular uprisings known as the Arab Spring. But hopes for a democratic Egypt were crushed and the historic square given a sterile new look.

Hundreds of Thousands protested in Tahrir Square in 2011. Buildings visible in the background include the Arab League headquarters, top left, and the Egyptian Museum, right center.

In Crises, Vaccines Can Be Stretched, but Not Easily

Par Donald G. McNeil Jr.
Shortages of shots for yellow fever, polio and other diseases have led to innovative solutions even in very poor countries.

A pharmacy worker preparing a coronavirus vaccine dose in England this week.

If Poor Countries Go Unvaccinated, a Study Says, Rich Ones Will Pay

Par Peter S. Goodman
A failure to distribute the Covid-19 vaccine in poor nations will worsen economic damage, with half the costs borne by wealthy countries, new research shows.

Getting a coronavirus test in Ahmedabad, India. A new study calls attention to the pandemic’s damage to supply chains that even wealthy nations depend on.

Barred From U.S. Under Trump, Muslims Exult in Biden’s Open Door

Par Declan Walsh
Few foreigners welcomed President Biden’s election victory as enthusiastically as the tens of thousands of Muslims who have been locked out of the United States for the past four years.

A protest in New York in 2017 in opposition to President Donald J. Trump’s executive order preventing people from several majority Muslim countries from entering the country.

Two Years After Legalizing Cannabis, Has Canada Kept Its Promises?

Par Ian Austen
Legal pot has made Canadian justice a little fairer, with “heavily racialized” arrests for possession mostly ending. But vows on amnesty, illicit sales and Indigenous inclusion are works in progress.

Buds of dried cannabis flowers at a growing facility in Smiths Falls, Ontario.

Philippine Drug Raid Leaves 13 Dead

Par Jason Gutierrez
Officials said 12 suspects and a police officer were killed in the shootout, the bloodiest episode in years in President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs.

Thousands of people in the Philippines have been killed in President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs.

Fresh Starts at the Top in Both Washington and Ottawa

Par Ian Austen
A day after Joseph R. Biden Jr. became president, resetting Canada’s relationship with its neighbor, Governor General Julie Payette quit as Queen Elizabeth’s representative as head of state.

President Biden and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have a warm relationship, in part from Mr. Biden’s eight years as vice president.

Beny Steinmetz, a Mining Magnate, Found Guilty in Swiss Corruption Trial

Par The Associated Press
Mr. Steinmetz, a French-Israeli businessman, was convicted on charges of corrupting foreign public officials in a bid to reap iron ore resources in Guinea. He was sentenced to five years in prison.

Beny Steinmetz was sentenced to a five-year jail term after being convicted of corruption charges involving mining deals in Guinea.

Five million in the U.K. have gotten a vaccine and officials hint the variant may be more deadly, though it’s too soon to tell.

Par Elian Peltier
The vaccination figure amounts to 8 percent of the population, in a country where it could take months to control the spread of the more transmissible variant.

Waiting to receive Covid-19 vaccine shots in London on Friday.

UK Warns New Coronavirus Variant May Be Deadlier

Par Mark Landler and Benjamin Mueller
The evidence on the fatality rate is worrisome but not yet solid, scientists said. It contrasts with news that Britain is vaccinating its people at a promising pace.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke about the virus variant at a news conference on Friday in London.

A Year Later, Wuhan, the First Post Coronavirus Pandemic City

Par Gilles Sabrié, Christopher Buckley, Keith Bradsher, Vivian Wang and Amy Qin
A year ago, Wuhan offered a warning about the coronavirus. Now, it heralds a world where relief at the recovery conceals the emotional aftershocks.

Voices From China's Covid Crisis, One Year After Wuhan Lockdown

Par Amy Qin, Vivian Wang, Javier C. Hernández, Cao Li and Amy Chang Chien
One year after China locked down Wuhan, six people describe how they found courage in adversity, calm amid grief, and meaning in chaos.

An exhibition in Wuhan, China, commemorating the city’s struggle with the coronavirus.

How Beijing Turned China’s Covid-19 Tragedy to Its Advantage

Par Li Yuan
The Communist Party’s success in reclaiming the narrative has proved to the world its ability to rally the people to its side, no matter how stumbling its actions might be.

A hospital last month in Wuhan, China, where an outbreak of the coronavirus was initially concealed. In the government’s telling, Wuhan stands not as a testament to China’s weaknesses but to its strengths.

Russia Scrambles to Keep Young People Away From Navalny Protests

Par Anton Troianovski and Ivan Nechepurenko
Schools have scheduled exams and officials asked families to engage in nonpolitical activities like walks in the woods in an effort to keep young people away from demonstrations set for Saturday.

Aleksei A. Navalny, the Russian opposition leader and anticorruption activist, being taken from a police station outside Moscow on Monday. He remains in detention.

NY State Will Temporarily Run Out of Vaccine Doses by End of Day

Par Juliana Kim and Rebecca Halleck

A screener checks in patients at a Covid-19 vaccination site in Jones Beach last week. Vaccine manufacturers are having difficulty meeting demand.

Justin Trudeau Gets Call From Biden as Canada and U.S. Mend Relations

Par Catherine Porter
Canadians welcome a renewed relationship with the United States after tolerating four years of insults and threats from the Trump administration.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arriving to a press conference on Friday where he addressed his future relationship with President Biden.

On ‘Rooftop of Africa,’ Ethiopia’s Troops Hunt Fugitive Former Rulers

Par Simon Marks and Declan Walsh
Politicians and military commanders who once led Ethiopia are being tracked down, caught and sometimes killed by their own country’s soldiers in the war in the Tigray region.

A member of the Ethiopian military near the city of Alamata in the Tigray region last month.

Kremlin Welcomes Biden’s Offer to Extend Nuclear Treaty

Par Andrew E. Kramer
The response from Moscow suggests that Russia will engage in talks to continue a disarmament pact, despite the new U.S. administration’s pledge to take a harder line on other issues.

A photograph released by Russian state news media showed President Vladimir V. Putin during a video conference on Thursday. The nuclear disarmament treaty expires on Feb. 6.

Smugglers Get Long Prison Terms in U.K. for Their Roles in Killing 39 Migrants

Par The Associated Press
The migrants had paid thousands of dollars to try to reach a better life abroad. Instead, they suffered an excruciating death, suffocating in an airtight container.

The truck where 39 people were found dead, being guarded by a police officer in 2019.

Preserving Brutal Histories, One Garment at a Time

Par Zoey Poll
An expert in conserving garments for museums and collectors finds a new calling in saving the clothes worn by victims of atrocities.

The textile conservationist Julia Brennan putting on gloves to inspect clothing from victims of the Khmer Rouge stored in crates at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Director of Amazon's 'Tandav' Cuts Scenes After Pressure From India's Hindu Nationalists

Par Suhasini Raj and Jeffrey Gettleman
Faced with boycotts and criminal complaints, the director of “Tandav” made the edits this week. But that did not appear to satisfy some of the show’s critics, who called for him to be jailed.

Supporters of India’s governing Bharatiya Janata Party demonstrated against the Amazon series “Tandav” on Monday in Mumbai.

An Australia With No Google? The Bitter Fight Behind a Drastic Threat

Par Damien Cave
The big tech platforms are facing a challenge unlike any other as Australia moves to make them pay for news.

Melanie Silva, the managing director of Google Australia and New Zealand, appearing via a video link during an Australian Senate inquiry on Friday.

Dave Chappelle tests positive for the virus.

Par Derrick Bryson Taylor
The comedian canceled several upcoming shows in Austin, Texas, and is quarantining.

Dave Chappelle had been hosting socially distanced shows since June.

Ukraine Ended Secret Government Spending. Vaccine Makers Now Demand It.

Par Maria Varenikova and Andrew E. Kramer
Seeking to secure vital supplies, the authorities in the country maneuvered around anticorruption rules that require public disclosure of contracts.

Vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Drugmakers including Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson have insisted that many of the terms of their deals with governments must be kept confidential.

A glimmer of hope in the U.K.: Nearly 5 million have received vaccine shots.

Par Elian Peltier
The figure amounts to about 8 percent of the population, in a country where it could take months to control the spread of a highly transmissible variant.

Waiting to receive Covid-19 vaccine shots in London on Friday.

Margaret Court to Get a Top Australian Honor, Drawing Outrage

Par Yan Zhuang
Margaret Court, an Australian record breaker known for her homophobic comments, is set to receive one of the nation’s highest public service awards.

Margaret Court at the Australian Open last year, during a ceremony marking 50 years since she won the Grand Slam.

1971: After 2 Years and 100 Sessions, Vietnam Peace Talks Remain Deadlocked

Par The International Herald Tribune
A spokesman for the United States said, “Nothing transpired to any news value” in the five-hour meeting in Paris, during which the sides reiterated already well-known positions.

Eli Lilly Claims Drug Prevents Coronavirus Infection in Nursing Homes

Par Gina Kolata
A monoclonal antibody protected residents and staff members in facilities where the virus had appeared.

A patient being moved into a nursing home in Hollywood, Calif., last month. Residents of long-term care facilities are particularly vulnerable to Covid-19, and a drug could prevent infections, the manufacturer says.

Canada’s Governor General Resigns Amid Reports of a Toxic Workplace

Par Ian Austen
Julie Payette represented the queen as Canada’s official head of state, a high-profile but largely ceremonial role. She was accused of publicly humiliating employees.

Julie Payette, Canada’s Governor General, in September last year.

Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today

Par Jonathan Wolfe
Biden’s “wartime” virus strategy aims to ramp up vaccine supplies, increase testing and reduce contagion.

A year after the U.S. recorded its first virus case, the outbreak has ravaged the nation and deaths remain high.

Par Mike Baker and Alison Saldanha

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport last February. America’s first known coronavirus patient had passed through the previous month, on his way home from Wuhan, China.

For Peter Nygard, Alone and Jailed, Rags-to-Riches Story Turns Upside Down

Par Catherine Porter
The former fashion executive’s defense team asked for more time after one of the two guarantors who put forward collateral raised suspicions.

A picture of Peter Nygard in a Nygard store in New York.

Glastonbury Festival Canceled for a Second Year Due to Pandemic

Par Alex Marshall
Britain’s biggest music event won’t take place for a second year in a row. The decision has sent shock waves across Europe, where festivals have already been asking politicians for help.

Kylie Minogue performs at Glastonbury Festival in 2019, the last time the event took place. 

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Says Russia Wants to Force It Out

Par Anton Troianovski
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty has been threatened with fines and criminal charges for its journalists, forcing a tough decision on the Biden administration.

The headquarters of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Prague, in a photograph released by Russian state media.