- Kazakhstan's Former Leader Speaks Out in Video on Unrestby Valerie Hopkins on 18 January 2022 at 18:32
Nursultan Nazarbayev, who had been absent during the recent unrest that gripped the country, said he supported the country’s leader and the economic reforms he has proposed.
- Blinken to Meet With Russia as U.S. Pushes For More Diplomacy on Ukraineby Michael Crowley and Anton Troianovski on 18 January 2022 at 18:26
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will meet with Foreign Minister Sergey V. Lavrov of Russia in Geneva on Friday as the United States warns that Russia could soon attack Ukraine.
- Why a Stranded Barge Has Become a Popular Vancouver Photo Spotby Gerald Narciso on 18 January 2022 at 17:55
Washed ashore during a fierce November storm, a massive barge has become both a popular sightseeing spot and meme in Vancouver.
- Texas Hostage Taker Was Known to British Intelligenceby Megan Specia and Eileen Sullivan on 18 January 2022 at 17:45
Malik Faisal Akram was listed as a “subject of interest” in 2020 by Britain’s MI5 security service, according to a U.S. official and British media reports. But he had since been deemed to no longer be a risk.
- Ingrid Betancourt to Make a Bid for President of Colombiaby Julie Turkewitz on 18 January 2022 at 17:44
Ingrid Betancourt’s candidacy comes at a critical time, when Colombians are fed up with the political establishment and the future of the peace agreement is at stake.
- Two Top Aides to Pope Francis Test Postive for Virusby Elisabetta Povoledo on 18 January 2022 at 17:35
The infected men meet frequently with Francis, who is 85, but it was not clear when they last saw the pope.
- After Tonga's Volcano Eruption, Worries Grow About Covid Exposureby Damien Cave and Isabella Kwai on 18 January 2022 at 17:07
Aid workers risk bringing in a virus Tonga has so far kept out. But there are more immediate problems, as its government confirmed in its first statement since the disaster.
- N.B.A.’s Warriors Disavow Part-Owner’s Uyghur Commentsby Daniel Victor on 18 January 2022 at 17:03
The Golden State Warriors distanced themselves from a minority stakeholder, Chamath Palihapitiya, who said “nobody cares” about the Uyghurs, the ethnic group that has faced a deadly crackdown in China.
- A fourth shot may not offer much more protection against catching Omicron, an early Israeli study suggests.by Isabel Kershner on 18 January 2022 at 16:18
The small study adds information to the debate over whether a fourth shot is advisable.
- France's Education Minister Under Fire Over Vacation at Key Covid Junctureby Aurelien Breeden on 18 January 2022 at 16:08
The minister, Jean-Michel Blanquer, has led efforts to keep France’s schools open in the face of a sharp rise in cases caused by the Omicron variant.
- Sudan’s Security Forces Kill Protesters as U.S. Diplomats’ Visit Nearsby Abdi Latif Dahir on 18 January 2022 at 15:44
Seven people died after being shot at demonstrations in the northeast African country, a doctors’ group said, bringing the civilian death toll since the military seized back power to 71.
- Italy Ponders a New Role for Draghi. Let the Politicking Begin.by Jason Horowitz on 18 January 2022 at 15:15
Prime Minister Mario Draghi is in the running to be the next president, a powerful but often-ceremonial role that could take his hand off day-to-day affairs.
- Russia Thins Out Its Embassy in Ukraine, a Possible Clue to Putin’s Next Moveby Michael Schwirtz and David E. Sanger on 18 January 2022 at 14:38
The slow evacuation may be part propaganda, part preparation for a conflict or part feint, Ukrainian and U.S. officials say. It could be all three.
- China’s Olympics App for Athletes Has Security Flaws, Study Saysby Paul Mozur and Cade Metz on 18 January 2022 at 13:58
Researchers said the app, which will store sensitive health data on participants at the Winter Games, has serious encryption vulnerabilities.
- Scammers Pounce on Demand for Covid Testing in U.S., Officials Sayby Amanda Holpuch on 18 January 2022 at 13:30
Fraud related to the virus has been a problem since the pandemic began, and the rapid spread of Omicron has created new opportunities.
- Eastern Europe Tests New Forms of Media Censorshipby Andrew Higgins on 18 January 2022 at 12:11
With new, less repressive tactics, countries like Serbia, Poland and Hungary are deploying highly effective tools to skew public opinion.
- Roberta Metsola Elected as President of European Parliamentby Monika Pronczuk on 18 January 2022 at 11:40
Roberta Metsola of Malta will succeed David Sassoli, an Italian politician who died last week, at a critical time for the institution.
- How the Spike in Murders Impacted the U.S.by German Lopez on 18 January 2022 at 11:26
The effects are felt unequally across the U.S.
- Hong Kong Will Cull Thousands of Hamsters After Covid Casesby Austin Ramzy on 18 January 2022 at 11:00
Officials said it was not clear that the virus had been transmitted to humans from the animals. But they called on residents to surrender recently imported hamsters.
- Yemen’s Houthi Militia Claims Rare Military Strike on U.A.E.by Shuaib Almosawa, Vivian Yee and Isabella Kwai on 18 January 2022 at 10:12
Emirati officials said that several people had been killed in an explosion of fuel tankers in Abu Dhabi, apparently caused by a drone attack.