Russian Journalist Sets Herself on Fire and Dies, Blaming Government

MOSCOW — A Russian journalist who edited an independent news website died on Friday, setting herself afire in front of police headquarters in the city of Nizhny Novgorod, a day after investigators had searched her home there.

Just before her self-immolation, Irina Slavina, 47, the founder and editor of Koza Press, a local news site, posted a message on Facebook saying: “I ask you to blame the Russian Federation for my death.”

Koza Press confirmed her death. The local branch of the Investigative Committee, Russia’s equivalent of the F.B.I., said in a statement that the allegation that her death had

The World Shudders as President Trump Tests Positive for Covid-19

LONDON — President Trump’s disclosure that he had been infected by the coronavirus sent a shudder around the world on Friday, drawing sympathy from leaders who have grappled with the pandemic in their own countries and more pointed responses from critics who noted Mr. Trump’s cavalier handling of the threat.

Mr. Trump is not the first world leader to be stricken. Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain and President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil both were infected — drawing an eerie link between three populist politicians whose countries have been particularly hard hit by the pandemic.

At 74, Mr. Trump is

Russians Were Urged to Return to Normal Life. Except for Putin.

MOSCOW — The officials from a secretive Russian security force seemed to know exactly what they wanted when they reached out to Olga Izranova’s company last spring.

They wanted movable tunnels that douse people in clouds of disinfectant.

“They said it had to be done very fast,” Ms. Izranova recalls.

She admits the tunnels are of limited efficacy in the coronavirus pandemic, but for her most important customer, every bit counts. The Federal Protective Service, Russia’s answer to the Secret Service, has helped build a virus-free bubble around President Vladimir V. Putin that far outstrips the protective measures taken by

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Lose Baby After Pregnancy Complications

The model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen said late Wednesday that she and her husband, the singer John Legend, had lost their third child, a son, days after she posted on social media about suffering pregnancy complications.

“Driving home from the hospital with no baby,” Ms. Teigen wrote on Twitter. “How can this be real.”

Ms. Teigen posted a black-and-white photograph on Twitter and Instagram that showed her sitting on a hospital bed with her hands clasped in a prayer-like position, seemingly in tears. Another Instagram photo shows her holding her baby as Mr. Legend kisses her shoulder.

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