The Washington Post : world
12h44 06  mars
A decade after Fukushima nuclear disaster, contaminated water symbolizes Japan’s struggles
By Simon Denyer
Japan says it’s safe to release 1.25 million tons of treated water into the sea. But trust is in short supply.
Why Germany is becoming a go-to destination for trials on the world’s crimes
By Loveday Morris
The Saudi crown prince faces possible crimes against humanity charges as German justice looks beyond its borders.
The pope in Iraq: Meeting with Ayatollah Sistani and Mass at biblical site Ur
By Chico Harlan and Louisa Loveluck
The pontiff paid a visit to the modest home of one of Islam’s most influential figures.
No jab, no job: As British companies move to mandate coronavirus vaccines for employees, discrimination fears mount
By Adam Taylor
Labor rights groups argue that mandatory vaccines would not stop the spread of the coronvirus but could lead to discrimination on socioeconomic and ethnic grounds.
10h42 05  mars
Pope Francis’s historic visit to Iraq, in images
By Miriam Berger
The pope’s travel plans have been moderated by the pandemic. Nonetheless, thousands of Iraqis lined roads around the airport to catch a glimpse.
rdquo; I’m ready to talk’: Meghan’s upcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey is already dividing Briton
By Karla Adam and William Booth
The sit-down, which airs Sunday in the U.S. and Monday in Britain, is reported to have the palace in a stir.
Pope Francis to hold historic face-to-face meeting with Iraq’s grand ayatollah
By Louisa Loveluck
Ali Sistani is Iraq’s leading religious authority and a preeminent figure in Shiite Islam.
WHO head pushes for waiver of some intellectual property rights for coronavirus vaccines, in bid to broaden access
By Miriam Berger
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made his most pointed plea yet for the waiver of some patents.
Why the pope’s visit matters for Iraq’s Christians
By Miriam Berger
Since the early days of the religion, diverse Christian communities have lived in what is now Iraq.
Pope Francis lands in Baghdad, beginning the first-ever papal trip to Iraq
By Chico Harlan and Louisa Loveluck
It is his first international trip since the start of the pandemic.
Has covid killed trade shows? Barcelona bets on a comeback
By Jeanne Whalen
It was roughly one year ago, on the eve of a giant technology conference that usually brings more than 100,000 visitors to Barcelona, that business conventions began to feel the squeeze from the coronavirus. Now, organizers wonder if the meetings will ever return.
China needs a baby boom to avert a demographic crisis. Small steps won’t be enough.
By Lily Kuo and Pei Lin Wu
The one-child policy has left a legacy that will be hard to undo, especially while access to IVF and egg-freezing is restricted to married, straight couples.
China seeks Hong Kong election changes, tech preeminence as U.S. rivalry intensifies
By Gerry Shih
Big increases in research and development spending, and purging opposition voices in Hong Kong are part of the latest plans.
The incredible courage of Myanmar’s protesters
By Ishaan Tharoor
After a day of hideous bloodshed, demonstrators returned to the streets.
16h30 04  mars
Target, CVS among stores keeping mask mandates as Texas lifts restrictions
By Erin Cunningham, Paulina Firozi and Hamza Shaban
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has drawn ire for his decision to lift the statewide mandate for face coverings.
How future generations will judge humanity’s performance against the coronavirus
By Anthony Faiola
Archivists are assembling a global time capsule that chronicles what we got right " and what we got wrong.
After third large quake near New Zealand, tsunami concerns rise from South Pacific to Central America
By Matthew Cappucci
A rise in water levels is possible as far away as Hawaii and South America.
Nedzib Sacirbey, a ” founding father’ of independent Bosnia, dies at 94 of the coronavirus
By Phil Davison
A longtime Washington-area psychiatrist, he became a confidant, adviser and right-hand-man to Bosnia’s first president, Alija Izetbegovic.
Toko Shinoda, Japanese artist who merged the age-old and the avant-garde, dies at 107
By Emily Langer
A painter and lithographer, she worked in the ancient tradition of calligraphy, using ink that was centuries old, to produce gems of modern abstract expressionism.
Italy blocks export of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to Australia, amid E.U. anger over delivery shortfalls
By Michael Birnbaum, Quentin Ariès and Stefano Pitrelli
This is the first time an E.U. country has used a new export control power.
10h53 06  mars
Egypt’s president el-Sissi visits Sudan amid rapprochement
By Samy Magdy | AP
Egypt’s presidency says President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi has visited Sudan, a trip to address an array of issues, including economic and military ties and the two nations’ dispute with Ethiopia over a massive dam Addis Ababa is building on the Blue Nile
Pakistan’s PM wins vote of confidence after Senate setback
By Zarar Khan | AP
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has handily won a vote of confidence from the National Assembly, days after the embarrassing defeat of his ruling party’s key candidate in Senate elections
Vaxi Taxi targets vaccine anxiety as UK minority uptake lags
By Danica Kirka | AP
The Vaxi Taxi was a godsend for Leslie Reid
Speedy variants power virus surge sweeping Europe
By Colleen Barry  | AP
Fast-spreading mutant versions of the coronavirus are powering another uptick in infections in Europe
Pope, top Iraq Shiite cleric hold historic, symbolic meeting
By Nicole Winfield and Qassim Abdul-Zahra | AP
Pope Francis and Iraq’s top Shiite cleric have delivered a powerful message of peaceful coexistence, urging Muslims to embrace Iraq’s long-beleaguered Christian minority during an historic meeting