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Ivory Coast Prime Minister Dies After Cabinet Meeting

DAKAR, Senegal — The prime minister of Ivory Coast, a candidate for president in a coming election, died suddenly, the country’s president announced on Wednesday. The death of Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, 61, cast uncertainty on the West African country’s presidential election in three months, in which he was to be…

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Macron’s New Cabinet Stirs Ire of French Feminists

PARIS — From early on, President Emmanuel Macron pledged to make equality for French women “the cause of my term,” even appointing a junior minister to fight for it, and vowing the “complete elimination of violence against women” in a 2017 speech. So there was surprise this week, and consternation among French…

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How Long Does It Take to Get 4,000 Watch Hours on YouTube?

It takes one year to get 4,000 watch hours (240,000 minutes) if you maintain 20,000 minutes of watch time per month. Your watch time is divided across your entire YouTube channel. So you can achieve 4,000 watch hours with a few great videos. Focus on quality over quantity. And most important: Focus…

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Britain Says It Will Resume Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

LONDON — One day after sanctioning 20 Saudis for human rights violations, Britain on Tuesday sent a very different signal to the government in Riyadh, ending a moratorium on arm sales to Saudi Arabia over its involvement in the bloody conflict in Yemen. A court ruling last year forced the British government…

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Airborne Coronavirus: What You Should Do Now

The coronavirus can stay aloft for hours in tiny droplets in stagnant air, infecting people as they inhale, mounting scientific evidence suggests. This risk is highest in crowded indoor spaces with poor ventilation, and may help explain super-spreading events reported in meatpacking plants, churches and restaurants. It’s unclear how often the virus…

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Facebook, Israel’s outbreak, Uighurs: Your Tuesday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering a dangerous time for migrant workers in the Middle East, Facebook’s decision to pause cooperation with Hong Kong authorities and what a cashless economy could look like. ImageMillions of poorly paid migrants are employed as domestic workers in…

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Prince Andrew Sought Washington Lobbyist to Help With Epstein Case

WASHINGTON — Prince Andrew’s lawyers had discussions with a Washington lobbyist with ties to the Trump administration about the possibility of assisting the prince with fallout from his relationship with the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein. Lawyers from the London-based firm Blackfords consulted the lobbyist, Robert Stryk, who represents international figures with sensitive…

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At Least 17 Feared Dead After Overnight Floods in Southern Japan

Whether it’s reporting on conflicts abroad and political divisions at home, or covering the latest style trends and scientific developments, Times Video journalists provide a revealing and unforgettable view of the world. Whether it’s reporting on conflicts abroad and political divisions at home, or covering the latest style trends and scientific developments,…

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Sorting Out Canada’s Patchwork of Face Mask Rules

This year the hordes of visitors that usually flood into Ottawa for Canada Day were absent. ImageMasks were not common at a drive-in concert marking Canada Day in Markham, Ontario.Credit…Cole Burston/Getty Images A smattering of spectators near Parliament Hill watched as a man preached through a megaphone in a not entirely comprehensible…

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‘Social Distancing Is Still Essential,’ Boris Johnson Says

new video loaded: ‘Social Distancing Is Still Essential,’ Boris Johnson Says transcript Back bars 0:00/1:26 –1:26 transcript ‘Social Distancing Is Still Essential,’ Boris Johnson Says Britain is set to ease lockdown restrictions in the next week, but at a news conference on Friday, the prime minister stressed the importance of quarantining travelers…

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How to Get 4,000 Watch Hours on YouTube

In this guide, I’m going to show you how to get 4,000 watch hours on YouTube. Since I began my journey on YouTube in 2017, I’ve accumulated 59,000 watch hours: And if I was able to do it with my cringe-worthy videos, then you can too. So the first question is: What…

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