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Stocks Mixed as Politics Outweigh Recovery Hopes: Live Updates

Investors’ Confidence Lifts U.S. Stocks to Best Month Since 1987: Live Updates

Stocks Mixed as Politics Outweigh Recovery Hopes: Live Updates Stocks Mixed as Politics Outweigh Recovery Hopes: Live Updates Global stocks are mixed as political tensions outweigh recovery hopes. European stocks opened modestly higher on Wednesday after a mixed day in Asia, as heightened rhetoric from the United States toward China slowed a market rally. London was 0.7 percent higher in …

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Canada’s ‘Voice of the Nation’ Rings Out in a Capital Quieted by a Virus

Canada’s ‘Voice of the Nation’ Rings Out in a Capital Quieted by a Virus

Canada’s ‘Voice of the Nation’ Rings Out in a Capital Quieted by a Virus Canada’s ‘Voice of the Nation’ Rings Out in a Capital Quieted by a Virus OTTAWA — Finding a spot on the sweeping lawn in front of Canada’s ornately Gothic Parliament buildings to hear a concert this month was not a problem in the middle of a …

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China’s Workers, Boris Johnson, SpaceX Launch: Your Wednesday Briefing

China’s Workers, Boris Johnson, SpaceX Launch: Your Wednesday Briefing

China’s Workers, Boris Johnson, SpaceX Launch: Your Wednesday Briefing China’s Workers, Boris Johnson, SpaceX Launch: Your Wednesday Briefing (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering China’s young workers struggling in a post-virus economy, public opinion turning against Boris Johnson and a guacamole recipe with peas (try it first.) China’s young workers can’t find …

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China’s Workers, Hong Kong Protests, SpaceX Launch: Your Wednesday Briefing

China’s Workers, Hong Kong Protests, SpaceX Launch: Your Wednesday Briefing

China’s Workers, Hong Kong Protests, SpaceX Launch: Your Wednesday Briefing China’s Workers, Hong Kong Protests, SpaceX Launch: Your Wednesday Briefing (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering China’s push to help its young struggling workers, protests in Hong Kong and a milestone on Wall Street for the U.S. reopening. Virus squeezes a new …

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Trump Wants Troops in Afghanistan Home by Election Day. The Pentagon Is Drawing Up Plans.

Trump Wants Troops in Afghanistan Home by Election Day. The Pentagon Is Drawing Up Plans.

Trump Wants Troops in Afghanistan Home by Election Day. The Pentagon Is Drawing Up Plans. Trump Wants Troops in Afghanistan Home by Election Day. The Pentagon Is Drawing Up Plans. WASHINGTON — Senior military officials are set to brief President Trump in the coming days on options for pulling all American troops out of Afghanistan, with one possible timeline for …

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Outcry Over Cummings Turns Public Against Johnson for 1st Time

Outcry Over Cummings Turns Public Against Johnson for 1st Time

Outcry Over Cummings Turns Public Against Johnson for 1st Time Outcry Over Cummings Turns Public Against Johnson for 1st Time LONDON — For more than two months, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has floundered in his response to the coronavirus — abandoning widespread testing, dragging his feet on imposing a lockdown, leaving nursing homes unprotected, and muddling his message about how …

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U.S. Accuses Russia of Sending Warplanes to Libya

U.S. Accuses Russia of Sending Warplanes to Libya

U.S. Accuses Russia of Sending Warplanes to Libya U.S. Accuses Russia of Sending Warplanes to Libya CAIRO — The U.S. military accused Russia of covertly deploying at least 14 fighter jets to Libya last week to support Russian mercenaries fighting alongside a beleaguered commander in his campaign to oust the government from Tripoli, the capital. The deployment of the fighter …

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Ex-Head of Australian Girls School Is Fit for Trial, Israeli Court Says

Ex-Head of Australian Girls School Is Fit for Trial, Israeli Court Says

Ex-Head of Australian Girls School Is Fit for Trial, Israeli Court Says Ex-Head of Australian Girls School Is Fit for Trial, Israeli Court Says TEL AVIV — An Israeli court ruled Tuesday that a former principal of a Jewish girls school in Australia accused of sexually assaulting her students has been faking mental illness for years and is fit to …

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China’s Coronavirus Tracking Apps Stir Privacy Fears as They Linger

China's Coronavirus Tracking Apps Stir Privacy Fears as They Linger

China’s Coronavirus Tracking Apps Stir Privacy Fears as They Linger China’s Coronavirus Tracking Apps Stir Privacy Fears as They Linger At the height of China’s coronavirus outbreak, officials made quick use of the fancy tracking devices in everybody’s pockets — their smartphones — to identify and isolate people who might be spreading the illness. Months later, China’s official statistics suggest …

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Visiting My Grandparents, Separated by Plexiglass

Visiting My Grandparents, Separated by Plexiglass

Visiting My Grandparents, Separated by Plexiglass Visiting My Grandparents, Separated by Plexiglass Elian Peltier, who is based in London, covered the coronavirus pandemic in Spain before returning to his home country, France. We asked him to tell us about a visit to his grandparents. When France went into lockdown in March, my mother was relieved. Her mom and dad had …

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