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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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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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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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Coronavirus, Russia, Dominic Cummings: Your Tuesday Briefing

Coronavirus, Russia, Dominic Cummings: Your Tuesday Briefing

Coronavirus, Russia, Dominic Cummings: Your Tuesday Briefing Coronavirus, Russia, Dominic Cummings: Your Tuesday Briefing (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering an unkept promise to Russian medical workers, the furor over a top aide to Britain’s leader and a feared deluge of litigation in Spain. Johnson’s aide says sorry-not-sorry for breaching U.K. lockdown …

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Boris Johnson Aide Dominic Cummings Defends Coronavirus Lockdown Breach

Boris Johnson Aide Dominic Cummings Defends Coronavirus Lockdown Breach

Boris Johnson Aide Dominic Cummings Defends Coronavirus Lockdown Breach Boris Johnson Aide Dominic Cummings Defends Coronavirus Lockdown Breach LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson took a breathtaking gamble with his own popularity on Monday, allowing his closest aide to go public with a detailed, yet stubbornly unapologetic, explanation for making a 260-mile journey that broke lockdown rules and ignited a …

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Spain’s Courts, Already Strained, Face Crisis as Lockdown Lifts

Spain’s Courts, Already Strained, Face Crisis as Lockdown Lifts

Spain’s Courts, Already Strained, Face Crisis as Lockdown Lifts Spain’s Courts, Already Strained, Face Crisis as Lockdown Lifts MADRID — A flood of new court cases, some with little precedent, is expected to deluge a Spanish judicial system already gasping for breath, bogged down by delays and lagging in technology. In a country known for its litigiousness, lawyers and judges …

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Putin Speaks, Officials Shrug, and Doctors Are Caught in the Middle

Putin Speaks, Officials Shrug, and Doctors Are Caught in the Middle

Putin Speaks, Officials Shrug, and Doctors Are Caught in the Middle Putin Speaks, Officials Shrug, and Doctors Are Caught in the Middle MOSCOW — Assailed by critics as an absentee leader at the start of the coronavirus crisis in Russia, President Vladimir V. Putin re-emerged with a splash on state television last month to show that he cared and was …

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Boris Johnson Backs Top Aide Accused of Flouting Lockdown Rules

Boris Johnson Backs Top Aide Accused of Flouting Lockdown Rules

Boris Johnson Backs Top Aide Accused of Flouting Lockdown Rules Boris Johnson Backs Top Aide Accused of Flouting Lockdown Rules LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson, defying a storm of criticism, said on Sunday that he would not dismiss his most influential adviser, Dominic Cummings, for breaching Britain’s lockdown rules by driving across the country to visit relatives, even when …

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Hong Kong, Vaccine, Arms Control: Your Friday Briefing

Hong Kong, Vaccine, Arms Control: Your Friday Briefing

Hong Kong, Vaccine, Arms Control: Your Friday Briefing Hong Kong, Vaccine, Arms Control: Your Friday Briefing (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering China’s plan for Hong Kong national security, U.S. funding for an AstraZeneca vaccine and another rejection of arms control. A broad outline for the rules was expected to be approved …

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For Some Italians, the Future of Work Looks Like the Past

For Some Italians, the Future of Work Looks Like the Past

For Some Italians, the Future of Work Looks Like the Past For Some Italians, the Future of Work Looks Like the Past CORCOLLE, Italy — On a small farm outside Rome, workers crouched in the corridors of a cornfield and tended to stalks for the coming harvest. The ones from Morocco, Romania and Nigeria knew exactly what to do. It …

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