E.U. Softens Report on China’s Coronavirus Propaganda: Live Global Coverage

Here’s what you need to know: ImageA Chinese flag on a billboard in Serbia last month.Credit…Marko Djurica/Reuters The E.U., pressured by Beijing, watered down a report on China’s disinformation. Bowing to pressure from Beijing, the European Union this week softened criticism of China in a report on disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic, The New York…

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This Focaccia Isn’t Your Garden-Variety Flatbread

In kitchens across the world, focaccia gardens are blooming. On top of the flatbreads, cherry tomatoes open like petals, with long scallion stalks for stems. Yellow-pepper sunflowers stand tall with Kalamata olives at their center. Red onions bud in bushes made from fresh herbs. As pandemic activities on social media go, this one might just…

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F.D.A. Warns of Heart Problems From Malaria Drugs Used for Coronavirus

The drugs can cause dangerous abnormalities in heart rhythm in coronavirus patients, and should be used only in clinical trials or hospitals where patients can be closely monitored for heart problems, the Food and Drug Administration warned in a safety communication issued on Friday. Results of small studies have trickled out in the last few…

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Hawaii to Visitors: We’ll Pay You to Leave

In Hawaii, the spirit of aloha normally greets visitors with warmth and welcome. Now, while the state has discouraged visitors by requiring them to self-quarantine for 14 days, that culture of generosity might extend to a free return ticket home. With a $25,000 grant from the Hawaii Tourism Authority, the nonprofit Visitor Aloha Society of…

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20 Perfect Mother’s Day Gifts For Your Perfect Grandmother

In times like these, it is more important than ever to let our loved ones know they are in our thoughts. So don’t let social distancing stop you from celebrating your grandmother this Mother’s Day, which falls on May 10th. We curated a beautiful selection of gift ideas that include a grandma-approved tea kettle, an…

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Could the Power of the Sun Slow the Coronavirus?

Will summertime slow the virus that causes Covid-19, as it has done with many other viruses that sow flu, colds and pneumonia? A new study finds that it may, though not enough to wipe out the pathogen or keep the pandemic from resurging in the fall. The study, done by ecological modelers at the University…

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Trump Muses About Light as Remedy, but Also Disinfectant, Which Is Dangerous

President Trump has long pinned his hopes on the powers of sunlight to defeat the Covid-19 virus. He returned to that theme at the White House coronavirus briefing on Thursday, bringing in a science administrator to back up his assertions and eagerly theorizing about treatments involving the use of household disinfectant that would be dangerous…

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You Don’t Need a Mixer (Just a Whisk!) for This One-Bowl Shortbread

I’ve spent a lot of time baking over these many socially distant weeks, but only very rarely pulled out the electric mixer or food processor. Somehow, the simplicity and intimacy of whisking everything by hand has been extremely satisfying. This is why, when a shortbread craving hit, I didn’t reach for my tried-and-true recipe. I…

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The Most Comforting Chicken

Welcome back to Five Weeknight Dishes. This was the week I killed the sourdough starter. We were close during the first month of quarantine, but with humans to feed, provisioning enough flour and time to keep the relationship alive was getting harder. It was giving me reproachful vibes from the counter every time I passed…

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