Bank of England Removes Art of Leaders Linked to Slave Trade

LONDON — The Bank of England has stopped displaying art depicting several former governors and directors after a review found they were connected to the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Oil paintings and busts of seven leading figures at the central bank between 1698 and 1814 — James Bateman, Robert Bristow, Robert Clayton, William Dawsonne, Gilbert Heathcote, …

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European Court Faults Russia in Murder of Natalya Estemirova

MOSCOW — The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday faulted Russia’s government for failing to investigate the abduction and assassination a decade ago of one of the country’s most prominent human rights defenders, Natalya Estemirova. The court ruled that Russian authorities had failed to thoroughly investigate the murder, and it pointed to contradictions in …

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Scenes From Afghanistan: Here’s What Happened Today

Aug. 31, 2021, 12:31 p.m. ET Aug. 31, 2021, 12:31 p.m. ET Shortly after the final C-17 transport plane left the airport in Kabul, Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., head of the U.S. Central Command, addressed the media. He sought to quickly reassure the American public that, among other things, much of the U.S. military’s …

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A Fellini Museum, as Lavish as His Movies

RIMINI, Italy — Federico Fellini is one of a select group of movie directors to have gotten an Oxford English Dictionary-sanctioned adjective: “Felliniesque,” which is defined as “fantastic, bizarre; lavish, extravagant.” That description could easily apply to the Fellini Museum, which opened in the Italian coast city of Rimini — the director’s birthplace — earlier …

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Ida brings more challenges for Louisiana hospitals already struggling with a Covid surge.

After Hurricane Ida lashed Louisiana on Sunday, hospitals in the storm’s path were assessing building damage, bracing for storm-related injuries and determining how to continue Covid-19 care this week, all while being forced to run on generators for at least several days. “Our hospital is at capacity,” said Ryan Cross, a spokesman for Our Lady …

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E.U. Says It Has Vaccinated 70 Percent of Adults

Around 70 percent of adults in the European Union have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, E.U. officials said on Tuesday, a milestone that puts the bloc among the world’s leaders in vaccinations despite a sluggish start earlier this year and worrying discrepancies among member states. After a fumbling start, the European Union overtook the …

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