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The U.N. General Assembly is gathering this week in New York City for its annual meeting, setting its agenda for the year to come and addressing some of the most pressing social and diplomatic issues around the world.The Assembly, currently in its 78th session, has undergone tremendous changes as its... Read more
Azerbaijan has started a new military operation in a region shaped by decades of tension and conflict. Here’s a guide.Azerbaijan said on Wednesday that it would halt its military operation against an Armenian enclave inside its territory, an assault that may already have reshaped the contours of a conflict that... Read more
Attorney General Merrick B. Garland spent more than 40 years trying to transcend partisan combat in the apolitical pursuit of prosecutorial and judicial independence. But over the past seven years, he has found himself embroiled in a succession of bruising political controversies.It began in 2016, when Mr. Garland — an... Read more
Fifty years into hip-hop’s constant evolution, many of today’s rappers don’t write down their lyrics at all. Here’s how they make songs now.Fifty years into hip-hop’s constant evolution, many of today’s rappers don’t write down their lyrics at all. Here’s how they make songs now.Joe Coscarelli and Picture a rapper... Read more
The White House plans to create an “American Climate Corps” that would train thousands of young people for green jobs.President Biden intends to use executive authority to train and employ thousands of young people in jobs to fight global warming, Ali Zaidi, the White House national climate adviser, said on... Read more
The Manhattan district attorney’s office arranged for the return of seven works to a family that has been seeking them for more than a quarter of a century.Seven works by the Austrian Expressionist Egon Schiele will be handed over on Wednesday to the heirs of the Viennese cabaret artist who... Read more
The Adams administration hoped to place a 34,000-seat stadium in Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, but its bid was met with criticism over the plan to lose public space to a private tournament.A contentious plan backed by Mayor Eric Adams and the International Cricket Council to build a temporary,... Read more
Goldman Sachs and others are predicting that crude will hit triple-digit prices, a scenario that could impact global economic growth.Pain at the pump.Mike Blake/ReutersWhat rising oil prices mean for the Fed Crude oil has slipped below the 10-month high it hit on Tuesday. But analysts say the monthslong rally that... Read more
The soft-spoken attorney general is expected to strike a sharper tone during testimony before the Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, saying prosecutors won’t be “intimidated” by threats from Trump allies.Attorney General Merrick B. Garland — a prime target for House Republicans seeking to push unproven claims that the Justice Department is... Read more
A new form of social tyranny has broken out. Opposition to it seems churlish and unsporting. Refusal risks offense. Other than actual or feigned injury, or bad weather, there is truly no escape.I am speaking of the invitation that seems to arrive with ever increasing frequency from acquaintances, new friends... Read more
A stretch of lonely road across Morocco’s Atlas Mountains has long been known for its stunning views and perilous turns. After the earthquake, it became a lifeline for dozens of destroyed villages.Climbing up around 7,000 feet over the Atlas Mountains, the road through the Tizi N’Test pass bends impossibly around... Read more
How the president talks about the world is changing.President Biden has made it a signature phrase of his administration: The world is engaged in “a battle between democracy and autocracy.”He publicly expressed a version of this idea at least a dozen times during his first year in office and a... Read more
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