The World Health Organization on Monday warned against using artificial sweeteners to control body weight or reduce the risk of noncommunicable diseases, saying that long-term use is not effective and could pose health risks. These alternatives to sugar, when consumed long term, do not serve to reduce body fat in either adults or children, the […]
A.G. Sulzberger, the publisher of The New York Times, warned on Tuesday that “when the free press erodes, democratic erosion almost always follows,” delivering a call to protect journalists as fatal attacks on reporters have increased — especially in the war in Ukraine. In remarks at a United Nations event honoring the 30th anniversary of […]
A drone attack at a power plant in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Monday.Credit…Sergei Supinsky/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images KYIV, Ukraine — Explosions rang out before dawn on Monday in Kyiv and in other Ukrainian cities as officials said that Russia had launched another drone attack targeting power plants and other key infrastructure. The Ukrainian Air Force […]
The Biden administration said on Friday that Russia and Iran were strengthening their military ties into a “full-fledged defense partnership,” warning that their relationship posed a threat to Ukraine as well as Iran’s geographic neighbors. “Russia is seeking to collaborate with Iran on areas like weapons development and trade,” said John Kirby, a National Security […]
A Ukrainian air-defense team on the front lines in the Mykolaiv region, in southern Ukraine, in late October.Credit…Finbarr O’Reilly for The New York Times KYIV, Ukraine — Even as Ukrainian officials celebrate the arrival of more advanced Western air-defense systems and claim growing success at shooting down Russian rockets and drones, they are warning that […]
Alaa Abd El Fattah during his 2015 trial. Credit…Khaled Desouki/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt — The world leaders, government negotiators, climate scientists and other dignitaries are unlikely to see his name anywhere in Sharm el Sheikh, the beach resort city hosting the COP27 summit. But Alaa Abd El Fattah, Egypt’s most […]
Plus explosions in the Russian city of Belgorod and a fire at a notorious prison in Iran.
In his speech, Mr. Xi cast the Communist Party, with himself at the top, as defender of the country’s security. He is expected to secure a third term as leader during the party congress.
Bitter over a strike against a vital bridge, Moscow hit civilian areas of Ukraine with a barrage of rockets, and some Ukrainians feared worse to come.
In his opening remarks, António Guterres warned the U.N. General Assembly that the world is in peril, and geopolitical divides are undermining international law and trust in democratic institutions.