The Secret Behind Amazon Package Delivery to West Africa

New York’s informal network of couriers with roundabout shipping routes.Arame Wade lives in Harlem and uses her great-aunt’s house in Dakar as a distribution center for the packages she transports.Credit…Roshni Khatri for The New York TimesPublished Dec. 30, 2019Updated Dec. 31, 2019In a building on West 147th Street, the mail carriers know apartment 1A. Boxes…

The U.N.’s Tainted Legacy in Haiti

Opinion|The U.N.’s Tainted Legacy in HaitiThe agency’s peacekeepers left a trail of cholera and fatherless children in the Western Hemisphere’s poorest country.By The Editorial BoardThe editorial board is a group of opinion journalists whose views are informed by expertise, research, debate and certain longstanding values. It is separate from the newsroom.Dec. 23, 2019A United Nations…

Joe Biden Is Sounding Like a Pundit, and He’s Bullish on a Certain Former V.P.

Political MemoAs he campaigns, Mr. Biden offers free-flowing analysis about the race he’s running in. Among his takes: He should be described as the front-runner, and he’s best positioned to beat President Trump.Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. argues that as the Democratic presidential nominee, he would help other Democratic candidates on the ballot.Credit…Hilary…

Boeing, Christmas, ‘Little Women’: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.Dec. 24, 2019(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. The breakneck pace of news has finally slowed over the holidays, so we’ll make this one quick.ImageCredit…Tara Todras-Whitehill for The New York Times1. The Pentagon is weighing a major reduction…

Jobs, Pensacola, Art Basel: Your Friday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.Dec. 6, 2019(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest.ImageCredit…Rebecca Cook/Reuters1. The U.S. added 266,000 jobs in November, a strong gain that offered a counterpoint to renewed anxieties over trade and a weakening global economy.The Labor Department’s…

Starliner, Democratic Party, Holidays: Your Friday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.Dec. 20, 2019(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest.ImageCredit…Julio Cortez/Associated Press1. It was a very quiet day in Washington.That would not usually be enough to warrant attention. But after one of the most intense weeks in…

Impeachment, France, Best of 2019: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.Dec. 5, 2019(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest.ImageCredit…Erin Schaff/The New York Times1. “The president leaves us no choice.”Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked the House Judiciary Committee to draft impeachment articles against President Trump, setting the stage…

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