Analysis & Comment

Opinion | Governor Abbott’s Selfish Version of Freedom

More from our inbox: To the Editor: Re “Texas’ Abbott, an Opponent of Mandates, Tests Positive” (news article, Aug. 18): So, let me get this straight. Gov. Greg Abbott’s version of freedom plays out like this. Take advantage of all of the available protections for yourself, including those you have access to because you are […]


The U.S. reaffirms its land border restrictions with Canada and Mexico, days after Canada relaxes theirs.

The United States will keep its land borders with Mexico and Canada closed for all nonessential travel for at least another month, the Department of Homeland Security said on Wednesday, extending their travel restrictions just days after Canadian officials announced they would soon reopen to U.S. travelers. “To decrease the spread of Covid-19, including the […]

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COVID-19: Is India’s coronavirus crisis spilling into neighbouring countries?

India is continuing to set daily COVID case records as hospitals run out of oxygen while people die on the streets. Sky News analysis has found coronavirus infections in the neighbouring countries of Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka are also rising – but in Bangladesh, they are falling. Live COVID updates from the UK and […]

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Your Monday Briefing

Determined Thai protesters showed up despite transit blocks. By Carole Landry Good morning. We’re covering the growing defiance of protesters in Thailand, Jacinda Ardern’s landslide victory in New Zealand and a special section from The Times editorial board on Donald Trump. Thai ban fails to end protests In the latest of months of demonstrations, tens […]

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Amy Coney Barrett, Vaccines, Election Polls: Your Monday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day. By Victoria Shannon and Judith Levitt (Want to get this newsletter in your inbox? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest. 1. “All the Republicans will vote yes, all the Democrats will vote no.” Senator Lindsey Graham, chairman of the deeply divided […]

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Campaign rallies, Trump properties, Hurricane Delta: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories. By Carole Landry and Judith Levitt (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Here are the week’s top stories, and a look ahead 1. President Trump resumed holding big, public events a little more than a week after testing positive for […]

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The chaplains on the coronavirus frontlines

From FaceTiming worried families to helping doctors and nurses with “combat fatigue”, spiritual care workers in hospitals have been thrust onto the pandemic’s frontlines. Rocky Walker has come closer to death as a hospital chaplain in the coronavirus pandemic than he did as a soldier in the 1991 Gulf War. “It was very scary, very […]

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China cover-up: COVID-19 deaths dated back to 2012 VANISH from records in MEDIA BLACKOUT

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The six men were suffering from the same deadly coronavirus symptoms found in many COVID-19 patients today, the Sunday Times found. The cases began on Tuesday April 24, 2012, when a 45-year-old […]