World News (NY Times)

Embracing China, Facebook and Himself, Cambodia’s Ruler Digs In

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 - 11:55pm
Hun Sen, the longest-ruling leader in Asia, has turned his back on Western aid and tightened his grip on Cambodia, with the blessings of Beijing.

Daphne the Missing Duck May Be Finding Her Way Home

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 - 10:51pm
A beloved member of a swimming club who went missing off the Western Australia coast has been found out at sea, and talks are underway for her return.

In Brazil, 1,000 Protest Murder of Rio de Janeiro Councilwoman

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 - 9:15pm
The killing of Marielle Franco, a human-rights activist who argued an aggressive police culture was the cause of much violence in the city, has led to outrage and demonstrations.

Facebook’s Role in Data Misuse Sets Off a Storm on Two Continents

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 - 8:07pm
American and British lawmakers called on Facebook to explain how a political data firm tied to the Trump campaign harvested private data from more than 50 million users.

‘We Are Here for Your Students’: Boko Haram Abduction of More Girls Pressures Nigeria’s President

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 - 8:05pm
The attack on the Dapchi school, in which gunmen gathered up 110 girls, has left parents asking how the government could let a mass kidnapping happen, again.

Army, Struggling to Get Technology in Soldiers’ Hands, Tries the Unconventional

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 - 7:23pm
The new Futures Command, breaking the traditional model of an Army department, will aim to get new weapons rapidly from the lab to the battlefield.

Data Firm Tied to Trump Campaign Talked Business With Russians

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 - 7:14pm
Cambridge Analytica, a company that developed technology to target voters, has denied having connections to Russia. But evidence suggests otherwise.

Saudi Crown Prince, in His Own Words: Women Are ‘Absolutely’ Equal

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 - 7:11pm
In a “60 Minutes” interview, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman laid out his views on Islam, women’s rights, his wealth and the jailing of hundreds of princes.

Syrian Rebels, Backed by Turkey, Seize Control of Afrin

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 - 6:27pm
The city in the Syrian enclave was the target of a two-month military operation against Kurdish militias. Tens of thousands of civilians evacuated as its fall neared.

China to Name New Central Bank Chief as It Seeks Continuity Amid Change

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 - 6:27pm
The choice of Yi Gang almost guarantees stability in policy as China tries to slow its rise in debt while avoiding any sharp deceleration in economic growth.

Putin Wins Russia Election, and Broad Mandate for Fourth Term

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 - 6:12pm
Voters came out in smaller numbers than the Kremlin had hoped, but the result showed that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia enjoys broad approval among the people.

‘World Upside Down’: As Trump Pushes Tariffs, Latin America Links Up

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 - 5:56pm
The Trump administration’s protectionist policies are prompting governments from Chile to Canada to forge closer ties with one another, and to seek more trade with China and Europe.

Makhachkala Journal: A Wrestling Culture That Helps Keep Boys Away From Fighting

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 - 4:50pm
Men from Dagestan in southern Russia have long wrestled in bouts between mountain villages. Today, the region embraces the sport as an alternative to Islamist terrorism.

Britain Says It Has Proof Russia Stockpiled Lethal Nerve Agent

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 - 4:47pm
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Sunday that Russia had been researching military-grade nerve agents for use in assassinations. Russia denies it.

Saudi Crown Prince: Liberalizer or Authoritarian?

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 - 4:47pm
Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s de facto leader, has ushered in an era of modernization and social reforms in the kingdom. But the prince has also cracked down on those who could threaten his power.

Mortar Shell Kills 5 Members of a Family in Kashmir

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 - 3:25pm
Fighting has worsened between Pakistan and India in Kashmir. On Sunday, a mortar shell tore through a home in the Indian-controlled portion of the region, killing five members of a family and wounding others.

How Trump Consultants Exploited the Facebook Data of Millions

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 - 3:19pm
Cambridge Analytica harvested personal information from a huge swath of the electorate to develop techniques that were later used in the Trump campaign.

An Assassin’s Tool Kit: When Guns Are Not Enough

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 - 2:52pm
For spies, politicians and gangsters, there are any number of grim ways to die. Poison is a favorite.

‘Killed, Shovel in Hand’: Afghan Farmers Are Latest Victims of a Chaotic War

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 - 1:32pm
An elite unit of the Afghan intelligence agency is accused of staging a deadly raid on field workers as civilians bear the brunt of rising violence.

Austria’s Far Right Wants the Freedom to Smoke

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 - 1:29pm
The country’s vice-chancellor and sports minister, a notorious smoker himself, promised to roll back a ban on smoking in bars and restaurants.