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Putin Pardons American-Israeli Swept Up in Geopolitical Game

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MOSCOW — An American-Israeli woman was pardoned on Wednesday, months after her severe punishment on charges of having a small amount of marijuana had made her an unwitting pawn in a geopolitical game.The pardon,...

Facebook’s Revenue and Profit Rise Again, Despite Controversies

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Even as Facebook has grappled with one corporate embarrassment after another, it has remained a business powerhouse.But on Wednesday, the social network encountered the perils of being an aging corporation: It reported its slowest...

Astros Agree to Hire Dusty Baker as Manager

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The Astros’ players, however, went unpunished in exchange for their cooperation with the investigation. And despite losing a few key players to free agency — most notably the star pitcher Gerrit Cole, who joined...

Trump’s Mideast Plan Leaves Palestinians With Few Options

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JERUSALEM — For Mahmoud Abbas, the ailing octogenarian president of the Palestinian Authority, his life’s work — a viable state side-by-side with Israel — is quickly slipping away.President Trump’s Middle East plan deprives the...

As Tesla Earnings Arrive, Bulls and Bears Continue to Spar

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A surprisingly weak first quarter in 2019 left the company desperate for cash, but Tesla turned a profit in the third quarter as it cut costs and reported record deliveries. The quarterly report in...

Central Michigan’s Left Tackle Factory (Some Assembly Required)

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MIAMI — Turning to his left and looking to make a play, Nick Mullens tried to flip a screen pass in a meaningless December game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Denver Broncos...

Your Thursday Briefing – The New York Times

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Coronavirus tests world’s dependence on ChinaBusinesses like Starbucks, Ikea, Ford and Toyota are shutting down locations in China, and Apple is rerouting supply chains as the number of people infected by a mysterious flulike...

After All These Years, Barbie Is Still Reinventing Herself

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“I’ll need Steven’s and Brian’s help to turn it into a real game,” she said.In 2016, Mattel launched the “Fashionista” Barbie line, which included curvier body types and different skin tones, facial features and...

IPL is top T20 league in the world, regret not to have played after...

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KARACHI: Discarded Pakistan left-arm pacer Sohail Tanvir has said that he regrets not having got the opportunity to play in the IPL after its opening season, a tournament which he rates as the "top...

Coronavirus Outbreak Tests World’s Dependence on China

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HONG KONG — The world is quickly realizing how much it depends on China.Apple is rerouting supply chains. Ikea is closing stores and paying staff to stay home. Starbucks is warning of a financial...