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How to Pretend You’re in Paris Tonight

While your travel plans may be on hold, you can pretend you’re somewhere new for the night. Around the World at Home invites you to channel the spirit of a new place each week with recommendations on how to explore the culture, all from the comfort of your home. Paris is a…

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10 French Movies That Can Transport You to Paris

While your travel plans may be on hold, you can pretend you’re somewhere new for the night. Around the World at Home invites you to channel the spirit of a new place each week with recommendations on how to explore the culture, all from the comfort of your home. “America is my…

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Different Virus Responses

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up. Good morning. The U.S. and Europe are responding to the latest virus waves differently, and one approach is working better than the other. ImageA restaurant open for take out in Nice, France.Credit…Sebastien Nogier/EPA, via Shutterstock As the coronavirus has surged again in…

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U.S. Election, Boris Johnson, Nagorno-Karabakh: Your Monday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering the latest from the U.S. election, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s quarantine and a turning point in Nagorno-Karabakh. ImageTrump supporters protested the results of the 2020 presidential election in Washington, D.C., on Saturday.Credit…Kenny Holston for The New York Times…

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Her Abuse Was a ‘Family Matter,’ Until It Went Live

Lhamo, a Tibetan farmer in southwestern China, lived her life mostly outdoors and shared it online, posting videos of herself cooking, singing and picking herbs in the mountains around her village. By this fall, she had about 200,000 followers, many of whom praised her as cheerful and hardworking. Over 400 of them…

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Iran Denies That Al Qaeda Leader Was Killed in Tehran

Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Saturday denied a report that Israeli agents had fatally shot Al Qaeda’s second-ranking leader on the streets of Tehran, likening it to a “Hollywood” scenario manufactured by “American and Zionist” officials. The ministry issued the denial to Iranian reporters in the wake of a report Friday by The…

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Western Sahara Ends Truce With Morocco

CAIRO — The leader of a pro-independence group in Western Sahara declared war Saturday on Morocco, shattering a three-decade-long cease-fire and threatening a full-blown military conflict in the disputed desert territory in northwest Africa. The announcement came a day after Morocco launched a military operation in a United Nations-patrolled buffer zone after…

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Iota Becomes 30th Named Storm in a Record-Breaking Season

Tropical Storm Iota stirred in the Caribbean Sea on Friday evening, becoming the 30th named storm in the record-breaking 2020 hurricane season. The storm, which was moving south-southwest at three miles per hour as of 10 p.m. Friday, was about 610 miles east of Cabo Gracias a Dios on the Nicaragua/Honduras border.…

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How Do Canadians Remember World War II 75 Years Afterward?

Although this year was the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, the pandemic diminished the national Remembrance Day ceremony in Ottawa. Instead of thousands of people filling the streets around Confederation Square, a few hundred people came and stood or sat socially distanced around the National War Memorial. ImageCanada…

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Polling Problems

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up. Good morning. It’s another record day for virus cases. Obama’s memoir gets a glowing review. And we look at why the polls were wrong. ImageElection night in San Francisco.Credit…Jim Wilson/The New York Times Fool us once … The polls were wrong again,…

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From ‘Street Kid’ in India to Top Toronto Chef

TORONTO — Sash Simpson made his name as a chef for Canada’s rich, preparing them chardonnay-poached lobster and $27 foie gras-smothered burgers. But four decades ago, he was a street kid in southern India, eating out of garbage bins behind restaurants in Coimbatore, a textile hub in the state of Tamil Nadu.…

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The ‘Detective Work’ Behind a War Novel

When Maaza Mengiste found out that she was a Booker Prize finalist for her novel “The Shadow King,” “I went from screaming into the phone, when my editor told me, to just sitting down very quietly,” she said in a phone interview. “I couldn’t speak, I couldn’t move,” Mengiste added. “I was…

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Trump, Covid-19, Terrorism: Your Thursday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering the latest from the U.S. election, weakness in Egypt’s underfunded health system and how pollsters got it wrong, again. ImagePresident Trump has shattered a bedrock democratic tradition by raising even the possibility that he would have to be…

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Italy, Covid-19, Trump: Your Wednesday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering new lockdown measures for Italy, what President Trump’s defeat means for populism, and Denmark’s mink cull. ImageA deserted waterway in Milan on Tuesday.Credit…Daniel Dal Zennaro/EPA, via Shutterstock Italy locks down more regions as hospitals struggle As a second…

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