Jean Daniel
1920–2020

Preeminent French journalist and intellectual dies at 99

His cameos in history included a trip to Cuba in 1963, where he extended to Fidel Castro a tentative overture from President John F. Kennedy — days before Kennedy was killed.
A Chinese tourist sits outside a glass igloo Jan. 31 at the Aurora Village campground in Teriberka, on Russia’s Arctic coast. Chinese visitors account for nearly 30 percent of Russia’s total tourism. (Lev Fedoseyev/Tass/Getty Images)
A Chinese tourist sits outside a glass igloo Jan. 31 at the Aurora Village campground in Teriberka, on Russia’s Arctic coast. Chinese visitors account for nearly 30 percent of Russia’s total tourism. (Lev Fedoseyev/Tass/Getty Images)

Russia’s Arctic winter is now missing its biggest fans: Chinese tourists

The land of the Northern Lights, and the rest of Russia, is off-limits to Chinese visitors under the Kremlin’s super-strict coronavirus precautions.

Pompeo, Taliban announce plan to sign peace deal at the end of the month

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the deal would be signed provided that a week-long reduction in violence across the country holds.

American accused of killing his wife and hiding her body found dead in Brazilian jail

Police said they believe Sean Karl Grebinger, 48, committed suicide.

After shooting, minorities say Germany has been slow to recognize threat of extremism

The interior minister promised increased police presence.
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