Greece experienced its hottest day on record this week while wildfires raged across the region. Local authorities attempted to contain the wildfires with planes making water drops.
An Instagram complaint against her coaches embroiled Kristina Timanovskaya in the precarious politics of her home country, and may force her into asylum.
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Greece experienced its hottest day on record this week, and wildfires raged across the region, leaving much of Southern Europe struggling to cope.
As governments look to social media influencers to try to raise vaccination rates among the young, President Emmanuel Macron of France is making his own self-consciously informal videos.
A pair of English researchers found that New Zealand is best poised to stay up and running as climate change continues to wreak global havoc. Other scientists found flaws in their model.
The police began an investigation after Vitaly Shishov went missing in Kyiv and was found dead in a park near his home.
An electrified highway is theoretically the most efficient way to eliminate truck emissions. But the political obstacles are daunting.
The government’s introduction of vaccine passes is a cautionary tale.
Carandini Bianca Sweet White Vinegar can take the place of white balsamic, but it also works wonders for savory seafoods and even as the base of a nonalcoholic drink.
In rich countries, the momentum is growing for giving additional doses to the fully vaccinated, though many experts say the focus should be on getting first doses to people around the world.
Financing and security issues are clouding new power station projects.
As Venice’s ban on cruise ships took effect this weekend, some tourists were surprised to be docked hours away from the city’s famous sights.
Mondo Duplantis has a world record and a good chance at Olympic gold. But he’s endeared himself to Sweden (his mother’s home country) by buying into its culture.
Winning medals in all three events would secure Hassan’s place as one of the great distance runners in Olympic history.
After months of struggle, the U.N.-backed Covax alliance will soon have many more doses, promising relief for vaccine shortages in poorer countries. But it faces a deepening crisis: difficulties getting shots into arms as the Delta variant spreads.
Kristina Timanovskaya sought help at a Tokyo airport as her country tried to forcibly send her home from the Olympics.
After a heat wave and two Southeast Asia-style rainstorms that flooded the capital’s streets, subways and Brian May’s cellar, it seems timely to ask if the city is prepared to deal with wild weather.
Wilfredo León left Cuba to see how far his high-flying talents could take him. Having starred as a pro in Italy, he now wants to win gold for Poland.
Lamont Marcell Jacobs won the men’s 100 meters and Gianmarco Tamberi shared gold in the high jump a day after discussing how improbable it would be if they won.
Belarus tried to force the sprinter, Kristina Timanovskaya, to return home after she criticized her coaches for registering her for the wrong event.
Lamont Marcell Jacobs achieved a top speed of 26.76 miles per hour to finish the 100-meter race in 9.80 seconds, 0.22 seconds off Usain Bolt’s world record set in 2009.
Sports fans and officials in the country have no trouble seeing through the thin fiction of a doping-related ban on their national symbols at the Tokyo Olympics.
Governments and organizations around the world are using geospatial data and digital mapping tools to guide their vaccination campaigns.
Jacobs finished in 9.80 seconds, with Fred Kerley of the United States second and Andre De Grasse of Canada third.
In her book, “All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days,” Rebecca Donner examines the life of Mildred Harnack, part of the anti-Nazi resistance in Germany.
The government’s health pass law was passed by Parliament and is expected to get a final greenlight from a top constitutional council next week.
Social distancing made the cheek kiss a much rarer greeting, and polling suggests it may stay that way. Some say good riddance, but others miss the warmth of times past.
Bencic could win two golds in Tokyo if she wins a doubles tournament on Sunday.
A Florentine by birth, he was a polymath as an author and publisher (Kafka, Vedic philosophy, Greek mythology) who reached a wide international readership.
Nearly 3,000 miles from Tehran where mass executions were carried out in 1988, a murder trial in Sweden could produce new revelations that complicate life for Iran’s president-elect.
Turkey struggled to contain the dozens of wildfires burning this week, as local residents and tourists along the Mediterranean Coast were forced to evacuate.
Curfews, vaccine requirements, conflicting advice. As variants like Delta spread, rules and restrictions are popping up across the continent and staying informed can feel like a job.
Spurred by victims of Gen. Augusto Pinochet’s regime, the court has reopened an investigation into whether Banco de Chile helped the former Chilean dictator launder money.
Greek police claim some groups have worked with smugglers and provided migrants with details about Coast Guard activities. The groups deny the charges.
The Turkish authorities said they were investigating the causes of fires that killed at least six people and threatened popular tourist destinations.
For months, the authorities and Ms. Dingley’s partner combed the Pyrenees mountains. A DNA test confirmed the identity of remains found near her last known location, a group aiding the search said.
The E.U. provides a model for how to take the threats of A.I. seriously.
The quarterfinals will be an unwelcome memory for many of the United States players. It was the stage at which they exited the Olympic tournament at the Rio Games in 2016.
Just a few months ago, European Union efforts were a mess, but its problems were temporary. The United States turned out to have the more lasting challenge.
Patrick Moster was suspended by Germany’s Olympic sports federation after referring to cyclists from Algeria and Eritrea in a derogatory manner.
The issue has become a test for whether Prime Minister Mario Draghi can really change Italy.
The storm is set to hit southwestern England starting Thursday night, after a series of extreme weather events in the country over the past month.
Boosters may not be necessary yet, many experts say, and the pursuit of additional shots raises ethical questions.
Humans aren’t the only species that navigate by starlight. Animals from birds to dung beetles may do it, too — and might become disoriented as our city lights drown out the heavens.
Across the continent, reaching vulnerable populations on the margins of society is a challenge. In Brussels, the authorities are hoping mobile outreach teams can help.
Continuing to require travelers from France to isolate for up to 10 days, while exempting those from other European countries or the United States, is unfair and unwarranted, a minister says.
The figures provided a stark contrast with the early stages of the inoculation campaigns, when the bloc, facing a shortage of doses and delayed deliveries, looked in envy at efforts elsewhere.
The theater offering at the Alpine festival features reworked classics by Shakespeare and one of the event’s founders.
The antitrust backlash against Big Tech is playing out in places not known as regulatory hotbeds.
Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually and in person in New York City.
The sport joins a series of Olympic events that were belatedly expanded to include women.
At her home in Gloucestershire, the founder of the British sustainable luxury brand Daylesford Organic has nurtured her obsession with a single flower.
A downward trend in coronavirus cases that followed the lifting of most social-distancing rules is raising hopes that the worst is over, although the cause of the drop is not yet completely clear.
The military doctor, who was among the influx of refugees who entered Germany from Syria, is accused of torturing opponents of the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.
The $2.7 million Marble Arch Mound was meant to create a new attraction for visitors in the middle of London. But the reality of the project is falling short of expectations.
A tug of war over the legacy of the Solidarity movement has much to do with the battle over which direction the country should go today.
Travelers will still need a negative coronavirus test before entering the country.
The “Phantom Thread” actress, burned by the experience of promoting the movie in the United States, retreated to art-house obscurity. Now, she’s back in the M. Night Shyamalan blockbuster “Old.”
The film revisits Spain in 1992 from a less rosy vantage point than that year’s Olympics gave the world.
In paneer con tomate, bright and juicy acidity finds a perfect partner with bites of fried cheese.
Young people can buy books, tickets and classes via a government smartphone app. But rather than discovering highbrow arts, many are choosing mass media they already love.
The virus has created a patchwork of contradictory trends, surging in some countries and ebbing in others, depending on variants, vaccination, restrictions and compliance.
The preliminary-round loss was a rare setback for the two-time defending Olympic champions.
Six members of the Dutch delegation who tested positive were being forced to stay inside “little boxes,” officials said.
The government’s three-tier approach to determining restrictions on transit to and from different countries is drawing ire from Britons and the travel industry alike.
The French delegation in Rome is staging some of the city’s boldest public art projects. The latest, by the street artist JR, cuts like an X-ray into the mission’s sumptuous offices.
Hundreds of artists entrusted thousands of works to a company, the Artist Pension Trust, on the promise of sharing in sale proceeds, but many say they haven’t heard anything for years.
Venture capital’s newest darling is the online rapid grocery delivery industry. Getir, a six-year-old Turkish company, is trying to outpace its new competitors in a worldwide expansion.
An explosion and fire at a waste plant in Leverkusen was declared an “extreme threat.” At least one person was confirmed dead, 16 workers were injured and four more were missing.
Will the pope’s move against the Latin Mass fulfill his revolution or reveal the limits of his power?
Flooding in the United Kingdom and Belgium caused widespread structural damage and evacuations for residents. Much of Western Europe has been under flood warnings for the past few weeks.
Las rápidas y letales inundaciones recientes en China anegaron una red que ni siquiera tenía una década de antigüedad, y pusieron de manifiesto los riesgos a los que se enfrentan las ciudades en todo el mundo.
Parts of the Italian island of Sardinia have been engulfed by wildfires, causing the evacuations of about 1,000 residents and tourists.
A 25-mile swath of vegetation, farms and villages is hit by one of the largest wildfires in decades, devastating the Italian tourist destination.
Hollywood blockbusters are back on the program after a less celebrity-driven edition last year, but the event will still be far from business as usual.
Thunderstorms in London flooded hospitals’ emergency rooms and submerged streets for the second time this month.
Back-alley firms meddle in elections and promote falsehoods on behalf of clients who can claim deniability, escalating our era of unreality.
Despite the hurdles, territory seized by Azerbaijan from Armenia in last year’s war is being transformed with breathtaking speed.
A Pride celebration in Hungary on Saturday doubled as a protest of Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s far-right policies, which have marginalized the L.G.B.T.Q. community.
In 2014, Larisa Iordache came closer than anyone to beating Simone Biles. That’s out now, but one last medal could help her reclaim Romania’s gymnastics glory after years of heartbreak.
Protesters’ targets include mandatory health passes in France and Italy, and lockdowns in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.
Thousands of people attended the Budapest Pride march, defying efforts by the government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban to marginalize the country’s L.G.B.T.Q. community.
While some indulged in baking through lockdown, a husband-and-wife team discovered an exceptionally large and well-preserved group of Jurassic starfish.
In 2015, Spain said it would give citizenship to the descendants of Sephardic Jews expelled during the Spanish Inquisition. Then rejections started pouring in this summer.
M. Night Shyamalan’s new movie has a trailer that eerily resonates with our strange times; and that’s enough for me.
El gobierno de España anunció en 2015 que otorgaría la ciudadanía a los descendientes de judíos expulsados durante la Inquisición. Este verano empezaron a llover los rechazos.
Brexit helped destroy Labour’s “red wall” in England’s North. Now, it’s coming for the Conservatives’ “blue wall” in the South.
The debate over mandates is intensifying as the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus surges in many parts of the United States.
The airstrikes showed American willingness to back up beleaguered Afghan government forces as the Taliban advance, but the extent of that willingness remains unclear.
The founders of the city’s beloved Bao restaurants hosted an intimate, artistic evening at their Forest Gate home.
The Italian government announced that it would now require people to show a so-called green pass or proof of vaccination in order to participate in a broad range of social activities, including indoor dining.
With his allies running Washington, the veteran Democratic lobbyist has re-emerged after his firm collapsed under scrutiny from investigators.
After several attacks, the government said it needed more tools to hunt down terrorists and prevent extremist ideas from spreading. Critics call the laws heavy handed.
DP World, a leading logistics company, agreed on Friday to cooperate with a Russian state company on shipping ventures in the Arctic Ocean.
France is taking the lead in making life unpleasant for the unvaccinated, even requiring some people to get shots. Protesters see a soft dictatorship dawning.
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It is the second Covid vaccine to be approved for use for younger age groups in the 27-nation bloc.
Nancy Mitford’s novel, set in 1930s England, has been adapted by Emily Mortimer into a mini-series that explores expectations for women then and now.
The European Union has an ambitious plan to phase out the bloc’s reliance on fossil fuels. Will it work?
For three confused but vaccinated travelers, our columnist tries to make sense of the new rules of entry into the European Union.
México y España apuestan al turismo para mantener en pie sus economías asumiendo el riesgo de que los contagios no se dispararán con visitantes vacunados.
Catastrophic floods have done strangely little to shake up the contest to replace Angela Merkel.
Swift, deadly flooding in China this week inundated a network that wasn’t even a decade old, highlighting the risks faced by cities globally.
Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn said they plan to return 17 items — once headed for auction — to their communities.
Pandemic meets “pingdemic”: Coronavirus infections rise sharply and an official app tells legions of people to stay home after exposure, even as most restrictions are lifted.
As a crackdown widens in her country, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya is trying to build a broad phalanx of Western opposition to a dictatorship that she says is on its “last breaths.”
The government mandate follows a similar declaration by France and is part of a broader debate over policies that restrict the activities of the unvaccinated.
Curators at the Humboldt Forum in Berlin hope an inaugural exhibition of animal-tusk artifacts shows the institution is serious about its colonial baggage.
A Dutch immigrant, he bought a plow horse for $80 in 1956 and named him Snowman. Two years later the pair won the show-jumping triple crown.
Mr. Robinson had been taken to court after making accusations against a Syrian teenager who was violently attacked by classmates on video.
Scotland is not ready to abandon pandemic restrictions, says its nationalist leader, Nicola Sturgeon. That stance could increase support for Scottish independence if coronavirus cases in England surge.
Más autoridades animan a la gente a volver a su ritmo cotidiano y a instalarse en una nueva normalidad. Pero los científicos advierten que tal vez es demasiado pronto para implementar estrategias de salida.
Elon Musk wanted to tap German engineering expertise, but may have gotten more local culture than he had bargained for.
The French theater festival’s Fringe offering is giving some respite from the pandemic, even as new rules to stop coronavirus transmission are making it harder to get to the shows.
La variante puede eludir algunas de las defensas del sistema inmunológico, pero sigue siendo vulnerable a las vacunas.
The former aide said that Mr. Johnson expressed hesitancy about ordering a second shutdown last fall, saying that “the people who are dying are essentially all over 80.”
The agreement infuriated both Republicans and Democrats in Congress, who accused the Biden administration of being soft on Russia.
Carbonell, competing in her third Games, said in an Instagram video that she had been made to choose between her family and her Olympic goal.
Dans un pays qui a longtemps cherché à forger une république laïque et sans distinction de couleurs, un accrochage entre une secrétaire d’Etat et des jeunes révèle que ces valeurs peuvent être remises en question.
So far, none of the main contenders to replace Angela Merkel have come across as strong leaders in the aftermath of floods that killed 170 people and caused billions in damages.
Britain has said that the Northern Ireland protocol could create so many problems that it might have to be scrapped. What exactly is it? And why all the fuss?
Germans will vote on a new government in September, one without Angela Merkel, who will step down after 16 years in power.
The proposals come months after Sarah Everard, a 33-year-old marketing executive, was raped and murdered. She disappeared as she walked home from a friend’s house in South London.
France has long sought to create a secular, colorblind republic. But a clash between a government minister and a youth conference shows how those values are being questioned by a new generation.
Global warming will get worse unless we cut greenhouse gas emissions.
More officials are encouraging people to return to their daily rhythms and transition to a new normal. But scientists warn that it may be too soon to design exit strategies for the pandemic.
The British housing market that emerged from the initial pandemic lockdown is the strongest in years, though London is lagging.
Benoît Rauzy and Anthony Watson, the founders of the design studio Atelier Vime, celebrated a long-awaited reunion with friends at their home in the French countryside.
The storied cocktail bar, which opened in the 1890s at the Savoy Hotel, has named Shannon Tebay of Death & Co. in New York as its new head bartender.
The deal, which covers increased patrols by French security forces, comes amid an uptick in arrivals on the English coast, even though overall asylum applications in Britain are down this year.
BMW’s production fell short by 10,000 vehicles for the week, and Daimler had to briefly stop assembly lines at a plant in Germany.
A committee voted to strip the city in northwest England of its status because of concerns about redevelopment, most notably on its waterfront.
As a veteran travel writer is reminded on a short jaunt from his home in France, you don’t need to go far to get away. “Small travel,” he finds, has its own rewards.
Britain rationed many foodstuffs during World War II, but extended rationing to bread only in the lean years immediately after. Bread remained rationed until 1948, and some food rationing continued until 1954.
Las jugadoras noruegas de balonmano playero fueron multadas con 150 euros cada una por usar pantalones cortos en vez de la parte inferior del bikini. Una portavoz de la Federación Internacional de Balonmano dijo desconocer el motivo de la norma.
The country selected 23 athletes but had to pare its list to 17 because of qualifying rules. One swimmer railed against the “incompetent people” leading the Polish swimming federation.
The law bans some short flights, requires more vegetarian school meals and curbs wasteful plastic packaging. But activists say it’s not enough.