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Biden Will Press Merkel on China and Russia

WASHINGTON — Signaling that the U.S.-European alliance remained strong after the tension of the Trump era, President Biden and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany on Thursday stressed their shared values, even as both acknowledged differences on a major Russian pipeline and how best to approach China. During a 50-minute meeting at the White House, Mr. […]

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Traces of Explosives ‘Confirmed’, Terrorism Can’t Be Ruled Out: Pakistan on Bus Blast

Pakistan on Thursday said traces of explosives were “confirmed” in a preliminary probe into a bus blast that killed 13 people, including nine Chinese nationals, and an act of terrorism cannot be ruled out. Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry’s comments came a day after the all-weather allies, Pakistan and China, offered conflicting views on […]

Business

17 New York Arts Organizations Are Among Those Receiving $30 Million

The Queens Museum is among 46 cultural nonprofit organizations selected for a new $30 million program by Bloomberg Philanthropies that is intended to support improving technology at the groups and helping them stabilize and thrive in the wake of the pandemic. A Bloomberg Tech Fellow is being appointed at each organization, the philanthropies announced Tuesday. […]

Sports

NCAA’s Mark Emmert says ‘this is the right time’ to consider decentralized, deregulated college sports

NCAA President Mark Emmert said Thursday the time is right to consider a decentralized and deregulated version of college sports, shifting power to conferences and campuses and reconsidering how schools are aligned. Emmert said the recent Supreme Court ruling against the NCAA along with the lifting of restrictions on athletes monetizing their fame should be […]