- 7 Great Biking Cities (and Which Trails to Ride)by Editore
There’s no better way to zip through a new city than on two wheels. Here are some routes to try, from riverside jaunts to mountain climbs.
- A Family Measures Milestones on an Alaskan Cycling Tripby Caroline Van Hemert
In the shadow of the iconic Denali peak in Alaska, a family bikes over the next rise and into the great unknown.
- Ukraine Charges 8 Russian Fighters in Killings of Village Mayor and Familyby Valerie Hopkins
The bodies of the mayor, her husband and her son were found after Russian forces retreated in early April.
- Russian Forces Pummel Key Eastern Ukraine Townby Carlotta Gall
A New York Times reporting team visited the eastern Ukrainian town of Sievierodonetsk and found devastation in a town nearly surrounded by enemy forces.
- U.S. Birthrate Ticks Up 1 Percent, Halting a Steady Declineby Dana Goldstein and Daniel Victor
Data from the federal government showed last year’s increase was the first since 2014 and followed a sharp drop in 2020, when the coronavirus pandemic hit.
- As Monkeypox Cases Rise, Nations Are Urged to Examine Vaccine Storesby Apoorva Mandavilli
The United States has stockpiled millions of doses of two smallpox vaccines, also effective against monkeypox. But the outbreaks so far are clustered in other countries.
- Testing Requirements for Travel to the U.S.? Here’s What to Knowby Heather Murphy
The requirement to test for Covid before flying to the United States is hated by many travelers and the U.S. travel industry. But the government shows no sign of getting rid of it.
- Ukrainian refugee camp in Mexico’s capital to closeby Associated Press
Organizers of a camp for Ukrainian refugees who had traveled to Mexico say they will soon close it and discouraged Ukrainians still in Europe from traveling to Mexico as they try to enter the United States
- Ukraine: 200 Bodies Found In Basement In Mariupol’s Ruinsby Editore
Ukrainian authorities say workers digging through the rubble of an apartment building in Mariupol found 200 bodies in the basement.
- U.S. Will Start Blocking Russia’s Bond Payments to American Investorsby Alan Rappeport and Eshe Nelson
The Biden administration’s escalation of sanctions could lead to Russia’s first default on foreign debt in a century.
- Eager London Riders Get Up Early for Elizabeth Line’s Debutby Megan Specia
The sleek new tube line officially opened Tuesday, drawing train enthusiasts and awing normally stoic London commuters.
- The White House keeps walking back Biden’s remarksby Ashley Parker
President Biden regularly makes unscripted, pithy remarks that violate the rules of diplomacy and get a lot of attention. His staff always walks them back — but should they?
- Monarch butterfly numbers in Mexico rise by 35%by Associated Press
Mexican experts say the number of monarch butterflies that arrived this year to winter in mountaintop forests rose by 35% compared to the previous season
- Vaccines bring optimism as COVID cases soar in South Americaby Daniel Politi | AP
After a reprieve of months, confirmed cases of COVID-19 are surging in the southern tip of South America
- UN calls on Taliban to reverse new rules for girls and womenby Edith M. Lederer | AP
The U.N. Security Council is calling on Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers to “swiftly reverse” their policies and practices restricting the human rights of women and girls
- In This Small Thai Village, American History Runs Deepby Richard C. Paddock
In 1944, a U.S. military plane crashed in a spot the locals named “Deadman’s Torso Flat.” A team has found remains that it hopes are those of the airman.
- Omicron Subvariant BA.2.12.1 Becomes Dominant in U.S. Virus Casesby Adeel Hassan
The development comes as the United States recently began averaging more than 100,000 new confirmed cases per day again, according to a New York Times database, for the first time since February.
- Russia releases jailed Danish Jehovah’s Witness, group saysby Associated Press
A Danish Jehovah’s Witness has been released after spending five years in a Russian prison under Moscow’s crackdown on the religious group, the organization says
- Who are the Uyghurs, and what’s happening to them in China?by Eva Dou
China’s crackdown on the Muslim ethnic minority in Xinjiang, explained.
- Russia, China conduct first joint military drill since Ukraine invasionby Ellen Nakashima
Russia and China flew strategic bombers over the Sea of Japan and East China Sea while President Biden was in Tokyo on Tuesday.
- ‘Everybody Should Be Concerned’ About Monkeypox, Biden Warnsby Russell Goldman
Only one case of the virus has so far been identified in the U.S., but public health officials say the disease is likely to spread.
- Taliban ordered female newscasters to cover up. Men joined in protest.by Miriam Berger
“We are in a deep grief today,” Khpolwak Sapai, deputy director of Afghanistan’s ToloNews, said in a Facebook post Sunday, the day after the Taliban’s edict went into effect.
- Europe accepts Putin’s demands on gas payments to avoid more shut-offsby Chico Harlan
The E.U. gives Putin a public relations victory while continuing to fund his war effort in Ukraine.
- Pope offers solidarity to Gaylord, Michigan, after tornadoby Associated Press
Pope Francis is offering his condolences and solidarity to the people of Gaylord, Michigan following a deadly tornado
- Hungary Announces ‘State Of Danger’ Over War In Ukraineby Editore
Hungary has declared a legal “state of danger” in response to the war in neighboring Ukraine, Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced Tuesday.
- Report: Mexico’s immigration enforcement relies on militaryby Associated Press
Mexico’s immigration enforcement is increasingly militarized with the armed forces and National Guard now accounting for more migrant detentions than immigration agents
- Churches of Serbia, North Macedonia, end decades-old disputeby Konstantin Testorides | AP
The head of Serbia’s Orthodox Church says he will recognize the full independence of the church in neighboring North Macedonia, signaling an end to a decades-old religious dispute
- United Arab Emirates detects first case of monkeypoxby Associated Press
Health authorities in the United Arab Emirates say they have detected the country’s first case of the monkeypox virus in a young woman who traveled from West Africa
- As monkeypox panic spreads, doctors in Africa see a double standardby Danielle Paquette
Doctors and infectious-disease experts across the continent have worked to contain monkeypox outbreaks for years. Few seemed to care, or even notice, until people in the West started getting sick.
- Dutch police arrest Syrian accused of war crimes for Assadby Molly Quell | AP
Dutch authorities have arrested a 34-year-old Syrian asylum-seeker accused of war crimes
- Lebanon currency hits new low after vote, crisis deepensby Associated Press
Lebanon’s pound has hit a new low as deep divisions within the newly elected parliament raised concerns that political paralysis could further exacerbate one of the worst economic meltdowns in history
- Kissinger says Ukraine should concede territory to Russia to end warby Timothy Bella
Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Kissinger urged the West to not seek an embarrassing defeat for Russia in Ukraine, warning it could worsen Europe’s long-term stability.
- Russia Is Accused of Using Food as ‘Blackmail’ in Ukraine Warby Mark Landler, Matina Stevis-Gridneff and Patricia Cohen
The West is reluctant to risk a direct military confrontation with Russia, and the world’s food distribution network is already creaky because of pandemic-related supply disruptions.
- The Mental Cost of Being Denied an Abortionby Christina Caron
An examination of the most credible research to date.
- As U.N. representative visits China’s Xinjiang region, fears of a coverupby Lily Kuo
The U.N. rights representative’s trip came amid the release of the “Xinjiang Police Files,” detailing the internment of Uyghurs and other minorities in China.
- 11 killed in shooting attacks on 2 bars in Mexicoby Associated Press
Officials in north-central Mexico say 11 people have been gunned down in simultaneous shooting attacks on two bars
- EXPLAINER: What is monkeypox and where is it spreading?by Maria Cheng | AP
Health authorities in Europe, North America, Israel and Australia have identified more than 100 cases of monkeypox in recent days
- In West Bank, Turkish FM pledges support for Palestiniansby Associated Press
Turkey’s foreign minister says that improved ties with Israel will not come at the expense of its commitment to supporting the Palestinians and the two-state solution to the conflict
- Police raid in Rio de Janeiro favela kills at least 10by Associated Press
Police in Rio de Janeiro have raided the Vila Cruzeiro favela in an operation that prompted a fierce firefight
- Extremists kill dozens in latest attack in northeast Nigeriaby Chinedu Asadu | AP
Local authorities say that dozens of people have been killed in northeast Nigeria in yet another attack targeting remote communities as the West African nation continues to battle extremist rebels
- Putin made ‘big strategic mistake’ in Ukraine, NATO chief says in Davosby Adela Suliman
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen accused Russia of “trying to trample the aspirations of an entire nation with tanks.”
- Nations eye vaccines for monkeypox, but WHO says mass immunization not urgentby Ellen Francis
Health authorities are urging careful assessment before expanding the use of smallpox vaccines to protect against monkeypox.
- Along Ukraine’s northern border with Russia, fears of a new invasionby Max Bearak
Having beaten back Russian troops, the border guards of Ukraine’s Chernihiv region are watching warily as their adversaries again amass troops and equipment.
- Executions increased as pandemic rules eased in 2021, report findsby Jennifer Hassan
Amnesty International’s report found that 579 people were put to death in 2021, a 20 percent increase, compared with the year before.
- Hong Kong Catholic church cancels Tiananmen memorial Massby Theodora Yu
The church memorials were the last organized marking of the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989.
- New Italian church head faces demands for abuse inquiryby Nicole Winfield | AP
Pope Francis has named a bishop in his own image as the new head of the Italian bishops conference
- UN aims to transfer 6,750 Ethiopians trapped in Yemen warby Associated Press
The U.N. migration agency says it’s aiming to transfer at least 6,750 Ethiopian migrants from war-torn Yemen to their home country in the coming months
- Biden’s Words on Taiwan Leave Allies in an Awkward Spotby Zolan Kanno-Youngs
Ahead of a summit with Australia, India and Japan, an off-the-cuff vow to defend the island militarily against China complicates diplomacy, particularly for Australia.
- Biden visit showcases hardened stances on North Koreaby Min Joo Kim
The Biden administration appears to be returning to the Obama-era “strategic patience” of not engaging in North Korea.
- German chancellor to discuss Ukraine war in South Africaby Mogomotsi Magome | AP
South Africa’s neutral stance on Russia’s war in Ukraine will be a major topic of conversation as German Chancellor Olaf Scholz meets Tuesday with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, to end his three-nation tour of Africa