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The World Needs to Quit Coal. Why Is It So Hard?

The World Needs to Quit Coal. Why Is It So Hard?

An open pit mine in Burdwan, West Bengal, India. Coal is the single largest source of electricity worldwide.
A Big New Airport Shows China’s Strengths (and Weaknesses)

A Big New Airport Shows China’s Strengths (and Weaknesses)

Construction at Beijing-Daxing International Airport, designed by the Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid. It is scheduled to open next September.
Kara Swisher: Lean Out

Kara Swisher: Lean Out

From left, Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer of Facebook, Dan Rose, vice president of partnerships at Facebook, and Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook in Sun Valley, Idaho, in
Packing Tips for an Evacuation

Packing Tips for an Evacuation

A long line of residents seeking to return to Malibu, Calif., wait at a checkpoint on the Pacific Coast Highway after Woolsey Fire evacuation orders were lifted for the eastern portion of the city
Costly Raising of Argentine Submarine May Not Yield Answers or Bodies, Experts Say

Costly Raising of Argentine Submarine May Not Yield Answers or Bodies, Experts Say

Mirta Laz, 70, the mother of a crew member, Alberto Sánchez, earlier this week outside the naval base in Mar del Plata.

A Case of ‘Catfishing,’ Blackmail and Sexual Abuse Rattles Norway

A 26-year-old man has been accused of impersonating a teenage girl online to lure hundreds of boys into sending him explicit images and of abusing some of them offline.
Trump Administration Invites Health Care Industry to Help Rewrite Ban on Kickbacks

Trump Administration Invites Health Care Industry to Help Rewrite Ban on Kickbacks

The administration wants to open pathways for hospitals and doctors to work together to improve care and save money. The challenge will be to accomplish that without also increasing the risk of fraud.
Times Insider: A Vegetarian Reporter Explores a Hunting Dilemma

Times Insider: A Vegetarian Reporter Explores a Hunting Dilemma

The author during an elk hunt on the Nature Conservancy’s Zumwalt Prairie Preserve in Zumwalt Prairie, Ore.
In a Transylvania Town, Bears and Humans Collide at the Dumpster

In a Transylvania Town, Bears and Humans Collide at the Dumpster

The brown bear population in Romania is now more than 6,000. Bear-spotting has become a popular pastime and tourist attraction.
Tear Gas and Water Cannons in Paris as Grass-Roots Protest Takes Aim at Macron

Tear Gas and Water Cannons in Paris as Grass-Roots Protest Takes Aim at Macron

Protesters on the Champs-Élysées on Saturday, wearing the yellow safety jackets French motorists are obliged to carry. It was the second weekend of loosely organized protests initially sparked by a
The Website That Shows How a Free Press Can Die

The Website That Shows How a Free Press Can Die

From the beginning of his premiership in 2010, Viktor Orban has steadily eroded the checks and balances in Hungary’s once-promising democracy, especially the independent media.
On Soccer: In Buenos Aires, a Rivalry Stretches Passions to the Limit

On Soccer: In Buenos Aires, a Rivalry Stretches Passions to the Limit

Boca Juniors fans jammed their team's stadium, La Bombonera, for an open practice on Thursday.
Poisoned Wildlife and Tainted Meat: Why Hunters Are Moving Away From Lead Bullets

Poisoned Wildlife and Tainted Meat: Why Hunters Are Moving Away From Lead Bullets

Chelsea Cassens during an elk hunt at The Nature Conservancy’s Zumwalt Prairie Preserve in Oregon.
FIFA Considering Proposal to Stage World Cup Every Two Years

FIFA Considering Proposal to Stage World Cup Every Two Years

Alejandro Dominguez, the president of Conmebol, said holding the World Cup every two years would allow more players to take part in it.
North and South Korea Get U.N.’s Go-Ahead to Study Joint Rail Project

North and South Korea Get U.N.’s Go-Ahead to Study Joint Rail Project

A South Korean rail station near the North Korean border. The United Nations Security Council has given the green light to a joint field study of the South’s proposal to connect the Koreas’ rail
The Saturday Profile: The Woman Putting Australia Into Space

The Saturday Profile: The Woman Putting Australia Into Space

“It’s so exciting,” says Megan Clark, the first chief executive of the the Australian Space Agency, which launched in July. “When you’ve got this little team, and you’ve got this opportunity, it’s
Bob McNair, Energy Mogul Who Brought the N.F.L. Back to Houston, Dies at 81

Bob McNair, Energy Mogul Who Brought the N.F.L. Back to Houston, Dies at 81

Bob McNair, the owner of the Houston Texans, in 2016. He paid a record $700 million for the expansion franchise, which returned professional football to Houston.
For Some in Hong Kong, New Bridge Has a Downside: ‘That Kind of Tourist’

For Some in Hong Kong, New Bridge Has a Downside: ‘That Kind of Tourist’

Tourists from mainland China in the Hong Kong suburb of Tung Chung this month. Residents there say the crowds have been overwhelming since a huge new bridge opened.