World News

German man suspected of three heists against money transporters arrested by Dutch police

A German man suspected of taking part in three robberies that targeted money transporters has been arrested in the Netherlands. The 60-year-old, who has not been publicly named, was detained on a European arrest warrant and German prosecutors have launched extradition proceedings. The suspect is accused of participating in a 2018 robbery in Cologne, as […]

World News

Biden declares the era of Trump-style ‘America First’ diplomacy over.

For anyone looking for evidence that boasts about “America First” — and the need for America to go-it-alone — are over, President Biden’s speech to the Munich Security Conference was meant as an opening argument. “America is back, the trans-Atlantic alliance is back,” Mr. Biden declared. Trying to expunge the last four years without ever […]

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First clone of U.S. endangered species, a black-footed ferret, born in Colorado

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Scientists have cloned the first U.S. endangered species, a black-footed ferret duplicated from the genes of an animal that died over 30 years ago. The slinky predator named Elizabeth Ann, born Dec. 10 and announced Thursday, is cute as a button. But watch out — unlike the domestic ferret foster mom who […]

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Denmark to boost defence of Arctic using drones for surveillance

Lawmakers in Denmark have agreed to spend the equivalent of £176m on improving its defence capabilities in the Arctic. The 1.5 billion Danish crown financial boost will see the country increase its surveillance in the region. Danish broadcaster TV 2 reported the funding would include the use of long-range drones to survey the area. The […]

Politics

Trump’s final wave of pardons includes names pushed by criminal justice reform advocates.

President Trump, during his one term in office, has used clemency power on behalf of convicted liars and crooked politicians, some of whom have been his friends. But the long list of pardons his team has prepared for him to sign on his final full day in office includes the names of people who have […]

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Billboards urge protection of Canada geese to appear in Denver

Two billboards aimed at stopping the roundup and slaughter of Canada geese are scheduled to appear in Denver next week. In Defense of Animals and Canada Geese Protection Colorado will launch the billboards Monday through Thursday to raise awareness about the “U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) permit to roundup and slaughter Canada geese and goslings […]

Politics

‘Traitor!’ Dozens of Trump supporters heckle Lindsey Graham for breaking with the president.

Jeering supporters of President Trump accosted Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina on Friday at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington, angrily denouncing the Republican as a “traitor” and a “liar” for voting to formalize President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory. “Traitor! Traitor!” one woman could be heard yelling in a pair of videos shared […]

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Paul Westphal, Hall of Famer and NBA champion, dies at 70

Paul Westphal, a Hall of Fame player who won a championship with the Boston Celtics in 1974 and later coached in the league and in college, died Saturday. He was 70. He died in Scottsdale, Arizona, according to a statement from Southern California, where Westphal starred in college. He was diagnosed with brain cancer last […]

Politics

Fate of Trump’s $2,000 checks now rests with GOP-led Senate – The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s push for $2,000 COVID-19 relief checks now rests with the Senate after the House voted overwhelmingly to meet the president’s demand to increase the $600 stipends, but Republicans have shown little interest in boosting spending. The outcome is highly uncertain heading into Tuesday’s session. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has […]

Analysis & Comment

The Most-Read Stories of 2020

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up. Good morning. We’re looking back on the stories that drew the most readers this year. What were the most-read stories in The New York Times this year? You may not be surprised to learn that two topics — the election and the pandemic — dominate […]