The 30 women sat in wooden chairs, facing each other in a rectangular formation. At the front of the room was the ruling Communist Party’s hammer and sickle logo, with a sign declaring the meeting’s purpose: “Symposium of unmarried young women of the right age.” Officials in Daijiapu, a town in southeast China, had gathered […]
MEXICO CITY — Karina Franco’s ornate Art Deco building in the historic center of Mexico City has long been the heart of a downtown lifestyle, housing families of artists and activists and supporting an ecosystem of street vendors. But as the pandemic upended office norms, a wave of remote workers from around the world descended […]
The elevated costs of flour, nuts, eggs and even electricity are forcing bakers to increase their prices and cut their production.
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken said Washington would stand with European allies as Russia seeks to “weaponize” energy supplies.