New York Lets ‘Girlless Fearless Girl’ Holds Its Stand, So Far

The iconic “Courageous Girl” statue will continue to stand outside the New York Stock Exchange after city officials voted Monday to extend the sculpture’s temporary permit for 11 months. This decision comes with the requirement that the city, the owner of the statue and the artist return within six months to a process that determines …

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Russia’s Finance Ministry said it considers its debt obligations to be “fully” fulfilled.credit…Maxim Shemetov/Reuters Standard & Poor’s Global has placed Russia under a “selective default” rating after the Russian government said last week that it had paid off about $650 million in ruble-denominated debt. The rating agency said late Friday that it did not expect …

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China’s echoes of Russia’s alternative reality are intensifying around the world

Chinese state media rushed to his defense when Twitter issued a warning last week over a Russian government post denying civilian casualties in Ukraine. “Famfa_russia’s statement on Twitter has been censored on #Bucha,” Frontline wrote, a Twitter account linked to CGTN, China’s official English-language broadcaster. In an article in the Chinese Communist Party newspaper, an …

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These photographers hunt bioluminescence in New Zealand

On hot, moonless nights in New Zealand, they navigate the beaches in search of an elusive, sparkling quarry. They aren’t hunters, but photographers are on the hunt for bioluminescence, a natural phenomenon in which glowing algae give crashing waves an ethereal electric blue aura. New Zealand is an especially good place to “chase resume,” say …

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The Mets Can’t Win Everyone, But The Indicators Are Pointing To Winning A Lot

WASHINGTON – It’s hard to make any conclusions after four games. That’s only 2.5 percent of 162 regular season games, so please read the next sentence that comes to mind. The Mets are one of the best teams in Major League Baseball. On Sunday afternoon, they had a chance to become the first MLB team …

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