Tensions Rise Between Trump and Ron DeSantis

For months, former President Donald J. Trump quietly grumbled with friends and visitors to his Palm Beach mansion about a rival Republican power center in another Florida mansion, about 400 miles north. Governor Ron DeSantis, a man Mr. Trump believes has put on the map, has acted much less like a sidekick and more like … Read more

Omicron reaches Beijing, three weeks before the Olympics begin.

Beijing officials reported the first case of the Omicron variant in the city, prompting authorities to order an immediate lockdown and mass testing in a neighborhood just three weeks before the opening of the Winter Olympics in the capital. . Speaking at a press conference on Saturday evening, an official from Haidian high-tech district in … Read more

Tonga Shrouded by Ash and Mystery After Powerful Volcano Erupts

Boats crashed in a quiet Southern California harbor, a remote island in Japan was battered by four-foot waves and two women were swept to their deaths on a beach in Peru – some 6,000 miles away. an underwater volcanic eruption so powerful that the tsunami unleashed the choppy waters of the ocean on the other … Read more

Your Monday Briefing: Djokovic Leaves Australia

Hello. We cover Djokovic’s forced departure from Australia, ongoing tensions between Russia and the West, and the Cambodian government’s heightened internet surveillance. Djokovic loses Australian case The unvaccinated Serbian tennis superstar left Australia on Sunday night after a court ruled against his bid to stay, costing him a chance to win a 10th Australian Open … Read more

Supply Chain Woes Could Worsen as China Imposes Covid Lockdowns

WASHINGTON – Les entreprises se préparent à une nouvelle série de perturbations potentiellement débilitantes de la chaîne d’approvisionnement alors que la Chine, qui abrite environ un tiers de la fabrication mondiale, impose des verrouillages radicaux pour tenter de maintenir la variante Omicron à distance. Les mesures ont déjà confiné des dizaines de millions de personnes … Read more

What We Know About the Hostage Situation in a Texas Synagogue

The FBI Hostage Rescue Team freed four hostages from a Texas synagogue Saturday night after a harrowing day of threats, negotiations and prayers. The suspect is dead, officials said, and his motives are still under investigation. Here’s what we know so far. What happened? Malik Faisal Akram, 44, was identified by the FBI on Sunday … Read more

Trump Rally Fact-Check: Covid-19 and Election Falsehoods

WASHINGTON — During a rally in Arizona on Saturday, former President Donald J. Trump repeated his lie that the 2020 election was stolen and made other false claims about the pandemic and the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6 last year. Here’s a fact check. What Mr. Trump Said “The left is now rationing … Read more

A Ban on 19 Singers in Egypt Tests the Old Guard’s Power

CAIRO — The song begins as standard Egyptian pop music fare: a secret infatuation between two young neighbors who, unable to marry, give each other mischievous glances and engage their hearts in a bittersweet dance of nostalgia and waiting. But then the lyrics take a radical turn. “If you leave me,” singer, Hassan Shakosh explodes/explodes/shouts, … Read more