World

South Sudan Leader Appoints Ex-Rebel Leader as His Deputy

JUBA, South Sudan — South Sudan opened a new chapter in its fragile emergence from civil war Saturday as President Salva Kiir swore in the...

Egyptian Court Acquits Mubarak’s Sons of Illicit Share Trading

CAIRO — The two sons of former President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt were acquitted on Saturday of illicit share trading during the sale of a...

José Zalaquett, Leader in Chile’s Search for Truth, Dies at 77

“If the United States is sincere in its professed dedication to human rights,” he wrote in an essay in The New York Times in 1976,...

Shadowy Church Is at Center of Coronavirus Outbreak in South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea — At meetings of the secretive Shincheonji Church of Jesus, worshipers sit packed together on the floor, forbidden to wear glasses —...

Who and What’s Behind the Blockades Disrupting Canada’s Rails

A long-running dispute over a pipeline in British Columbia has turned into a national political storm, caused layoffs in the rail industry and raised broader...

Technology

Vine Made the Internet Fall in Love With Short Videos

Vine, the short-form video app introduced in 2012, died as it lived: confusing people who didn’t use it, even as evidence of its influence surrounded...

Google Reaches Document Protection Deal in Antitrust Fight

SAN FRANCISCO — Google reached an agreement with a group of state attorneys general on Thursday over how officials will handle information it provides during...

FreshDirect, After Broken Eggs and Angry Customers, Stages a Comeback

About a year and a half ago, longtime patrons of the pioneering grocery delivery service FreshDirect started complaining that orders were arriving hours late. There...

The Week in Tech: Coronavirus Hits Apple’s Financial Forecast

Hello, New York Times tech readers. I’m Nellie Bowles, the tech and culture reporter, here now with the roundup of the news.It was a week...

Lawrence Tesler, Pioneer of Personal Computing, Dies at 74

Lawrence Tesler, a pioneering computer scientist who in his work at Xerox and with Steve Jobs at Apple devoted himself to making it easier for...

When You Click Buy on Amazon, It May Be Sweating the Supply

Mr. Kavesh, 57, who is based in a Seattle suburb, said that the factory in China that produced his cowboy hats was closed and that...