Their diagnosis of dementia does not mean that they remain silent

Their diagnosis of dementia does not mean that they remain silent

As the number of people with dementia grows, more of them speak out to challenge assumptions about what they can and cannot do. Dementia affects more than 55 million people worldwide, and more than double that number is expected to receive a diagnosis of the chronic condition by 2050, according to the World Health Organization. … Read more

The IMB chief struggled to keep up with investigations into the World Bank’s data rig

The IMB chief struggled to keep up with investigations into the World Bank’s data rig

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund said it has full confidence in Kristalina Georgieva as CEO, putting an end to weeks of uncertainty, while the board investigated her role in a World Bank data processing scandal in which she had been chief executive. The study focused on whether Georgieva had sought to increase … Read more

In Poland, protesters fear the court will have to rule on EU exit

In Poland, protesters fear the court will have to rule on EU exit

WARSAW – Tens of thousands of protesters marched through Warsaw and other Polish cities late Sunday to oppose a ruling that EU legal rulings have become incompatible with the Polish constitution, a decision protesters fear could lead Poland to follow Britain out of the bloc. Protesters waving EU and Polish flags held banners reading “I’m … Read more

The Shiite cleric Sadr emerges as kingmaker after the election in Iraq

The Shiite cleric Sadr emerges as kingmaker after the election in Iraq

BAGHDAD – Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, the one-time leader of an uprising against US forces following the 2003 invasion of Iraq, is poised to become the country’s main political mediator after his movement won the largest share of seats in Sunday’s parliamentary elections. But the very formation of a new government could be the subject … Read more

Afghan interpreter who helped rescue Joe Biden in 2008 escapes Afghanistan

Afghan interpreter who helped rescue Joe Biden in 2008 escapes Afghanistan

An Afghan interpreter who helped rescue the then Sen. Joe Biden in 2008, when his helicopter made an emergency landing in Afghanistan, has fled the country. After weeks in hiding, Aman Khalili said he and his family left Afghanistan last week and crossed the border into Pakistan, part of a slow exodus of Afghans trying … Read more

Pakistani scientist AQ Khan, who secretly sold nuclear technology, dies at 85

Pakistani scientist AQ Khan, who secretly sold nuclear technology, dies at 85

Abdul Qadeer Khan, a Pakistani scientist who shared nuclear weapons technology and know-how with countries the United States considers junk states after helping his country build its first nuclear bomb, died Sunday. He was 85 years old. At home, Dr. Khan is widely seen as a hero for making Pakistan the only nuclear-armed country in … Read more

Staff of the French Catholic Church Sexually abused 330,000 minors, probe finds

Staff of the French Catholic Church Sexually abused 330,000 minors, probe finds

A survey of the Catholic Church in France found that pastors, church staff and volunteers have sexually abused about 330,000 minors since 1950. The finding emerges from a comprehensive report released Tuesday, the latest in a series of abuse investigations that have shaken the Catholic Church in the United States and other countries in recent … Read more

Afghan female musicians evacuated to Qatar after the former US leadership suffered

Afghan female musicians evacuated to Qatar after the former US leadership suffered

LONDON – Members of an internationally recognized orchestra of Afghan women and girls have been evacuated from Afghanistan following lengthy negotiations between musicians in the United States, the Qatar government and Taliban leaders in Kabul. The flight came more than a month after an American-led attempt to get the musicians out in the last days … Read more

To prevent the next pandemic, scientists are looking for a vaccine against many coronaviruses

To prevent the next pandemic, scientists are looking for a vaccine against many coronaviruses

Dr. Modjarrad, a researcher in infectious diseases in the U.S. Army, is pursuing a vaccine to protect against a variety of coronaviruses that cause disease in humans — including covid-19 variants that can evade today’s vaccines. The goal is to prevent the next new one from spreading around the world. Such a shot can even … Read more

The Nobel Prize in Medicine is awarded to David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian

The Nobel Prize in Medicine is awarded to David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian

Thomas Perlmann, secretary of the Nobel Assembly, on Monday announced the winners of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2021 in Stockholm on Monday. Photo: Jessica Gow / TT / Associated Press Updated October 4, 2021 5:57 ET David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian won this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for … Read more