Your Wednesday Briefing


Pushback on AstraZeneca vaccine doubts The E.U.’s main drug regulator, the European Medicines Agency, pushed back against doubts about the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. Emer Cooke, the head of agency, said that regulators were still studying concerns about the possibility of rare side effects, but that […]

Europe’s Vaccine Mess


It is the latest sign of the power of the Covid-19 vaccines: The number of new cases is declining, often sharply, in countries that have vaccinated a large share of residents. That’s the situation in Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Britain. Cases are also […]

COFCO hires banks for trading arm IPO plan: Bloomberg


PARIS (Reuters) – Chinese food group COFCO Corp has hired banks to advise on a plan to merge trading arm COFCO International with some domestic businesses before a listing of shares in the new entity, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing sources. State-owned COFCO has previously […]

Opinion | The Right Way to Boycott the Beijing Olympics


As the Beijing Olympic Games approach, it is increasingly clear that China, under the control of the Chinese Communist Party does not deserve an Olympic showcase. Because it is too late to move the Winter Games scheduled for Beijing next February, some have proposed, understandably, […]

Your Monday Briefing


The pope’s extraordinary moment in Iraq. By Carole Landry Good morning. We’re covering the pope’s visit to a battered Iraq, Israel’s reopening for vaccinated residents and Oprah’s much-awaited interview with Harry and Meghan. The pope visits Mosul, Iraq’s wounded heart In an extraordinary moment on […]

CoStar Group withdraws bid to buy CoreLogic Inc


(Reuters) – Commercial real estate information provider CoStar Group said it had withdrawn its bid to buy CoreLogic after the U.S. property analytics company rebuffed its sweetened buyout offer of more than $7 billion earlier on Thursday. In February, CoreLogic had agreed to sell itself […]

Opinion | Smith College and the Failing Liberal Bargain


Like many readers of The Times, I was riveted by Michael Powell’s account last week of a 2018 incident at Smith College that illustrated the tension between issues of race and class. It’s a striking — and increasingly familiar — tale of the battle the […]