Live Coronavirus Updates: New York Reopens

Here’s what you need to know: ImageWorkers in Lima, Peru, last week waited to disinfect an area at a popular market to help prevent the spread of the virus.Credit…Rodrigo Abd/Associated Press New daily cases hit a record high on Sunday, the W.H.O. says. The number of new daily cases worldwide hit a new high on

U.S. Economy Plunged Into Recession in February

WASHINGTON — The United States economy officially entered a recession in February 2020, the committee that calls downturns announced on Monday, bringing the longest expansion on record to an end as the coronavirus pandemic caused economic activity to slow sharply. The economy hit its peak in February and has since fallen into a downturn, the

China May Sacrifice Hong Kong to Achieve its Goals

HONG KONG — China long depended on Hong Kong to be everything it was not. The city’s freewheeling capitalism and personal freedoms, both absent from the mainland, made it one of the world’s premier financial hubs. Together, they flourished for decades. Now China is doing what was once unthinkable: imposing its will on Hong Kong

Former U.A.W. President Gary Jones Pleads Guilty

The former president of the United Auto Workers Union, Gary Jones, on Wednesday pleaded guilty to embezzling union funds, becoming the highest-ranking union official to admit wrongdoing in a wide-ranging federal investigation that has involved more than a dozen senior union officials and at least three executives from Fiat Chrysler. Under a cooperation agreement reached

Trudeau’s 21-Second Pause Becomes the Story in Canada

TORONTO — When asked what he thought of President Trump’s call for military action against American protesters and the tear gassing of peaceful demonstrators to make way for a photo-op, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paused at his podium for 21 uncomfortable, televised seconds. He opened his mouth, then shut it — twice. He softly groaned.