Islamic State Seeks Revival in Christian Countries

KAMPALA, Uganda—Islamic State was collapsing in Iraq and Syria, but from the jungles of Eastern Congo a jihadist appeared on YouTube to declare that the so-called caliphate was regrouping in Central Africa. “I call on…

U.S. Seeks to Pause J&J Covid-19 Vaccine Use…

U.S. health authorities recommended a pause in the use of Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine in order to investigate rare but severe cases of blood clots, a setback to vaccination efforts racing against virus variants.…

Amazon Workers in Alabama Vote Against Forming a…

Amazon.com Inc. AMZN 2.21% employees in Alabama voted not to unionize, handing the tech giant a victory in its biggest battle yet against labor-organizing efforts that fueled national debate over working conditions at one of…

The Pandemic’s Terrible Toll on Kids

When Victoria Vial’s Miami middle school shut down last spring and her classes went online, it felt like the beginning of an adventure. “I was in my pajamas, sitting in my comfy chair,” the 13-year-old…

Most Big Debt Collectors Backed Off During the…

When Covid-19 hit the economy, most debt collectors gave borrowers a break, cutting back on lawsuits amid lockdowns, closed courts and loan-forbearance initiatives. One of the biggest and least-known companies in the industry did the…

As Texas Freeze Gas Bills Come Due, Cue…

The massive natural-gas bills incurred during the Texas freeze have kicked off a spate of lawsuits around the country as companies argue over who is responsible for the tab. At least 30 lawsuits related to…

VW Won’t Rebrand U.S. Unit as Voltswagen, Company…

BERLIN—Volkswagen is staying Volkswagen. Volkswagen AG’s U.S. subsidiary said Tuesday the company would rebrand itself as Voltswagen of America to promote its electric car strategy, but a spokesman for the parent company in Germany later…

Suez Canal Traffic Resumes Slowly as Some Ships…

Ships were again moving slowly through the Suez Canal on Tuesday, hours after engineers freed the Ever Given and cleared the waterway for global traffic. Shipowners, exporters and importers are now racing to secure berths…

Suez Canal Container Ship Is Partially Freed

ISMAILIA, Egypt—The vast container ship that blocked the Suez Canal for six days has been freed and is moving north to an anchor point, opening the critical waterway, as hopes grow that global supply delays…