World News (NY Times)

In Rio de Janeiro, ‘Complete Vulnerability’ as Violence Surges

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 11:56pm
After a respite that began before the Olympics, Brazil’s showcase city is reeling as ever more neighborhoods fall under the control of drug gangs.

Marked for ‘De-escalation,’ Syrian Towns Endure Surge of Attacks

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 11:44pm
An accord that tried to curb attacks in rebel-held areas has been touted as a crucial step in ending the long civil war. But increasingly, that deal is failing.

Signals Detected From Missing Argentine Submarine as Foreign Navies Join Search

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 11:34pm
Argentina’s Defense Ministry said Saturday night it had detected seven communication attempts from an Argentine Navy submarine with 44 crew members aboard, raising hopes of a rescue.

Gerry Adams, Irish Republican Leader, to Step Down From Sinn Fein

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 10:33pm
After more than 30 years leading the nationalist party, the divisive politician says he will pass the baton next year.

Escaped Venezuela Opposition Leader Reaches Spain and Vows Fight

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 8:17pm
A day after slipping from house arrest, Antonio Ledezma met with Spain’s prime minister and voiced defiance to President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela.

‘Mugabe Must Go’: Thousands in Zimbabwe Rally Against Leader

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 8:01pm
Tens of thousands of people marched alongside soldiers on tanks and called for President Robert Mugabe to step down after a military takeover.

Afghan Army Recruitment Dwindles as Taliban Threaten Families

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 7:44pm
Insurgent threats to families, along with high-profile attacks that kill many soldiers, have dissuaded Afghans from signing up in crucial recruiting areas.

Lebanese Prime Minister Meets Macron After Mysterious Saudi Stay

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 6:52pm
Questions are swirling about why Saad Hariri spent two weeks in Saudi Arabia, where he announced his resignation.

Malcolm Young, Whose Guitar Riffs Helped Propel AC/DC to Fame, Dies at 64

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 3:58pm
Mr. Young, who was a founder of the band, was known for his raucous energy. A family statement said he had had dementia for several years.

As Mexico Builds Green Airport of the Future, Age-Old Mistakes Loom

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 3:47pm
An enormous new airport outside Mexico’s capital will be a “global reference” for sustainability, the government vows. Others worry environmental errors of the past are being repeated.

China Envoy Discusses ‘Situation of the Korean Peninsula’ With North

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 11:14am
President Xi Jinping’s special envoy met with North Korean officials in Pyongyang as Washington presses China to rein in its neighbor’s nuclear weapons and missile programs.

In China, an Education in Dating

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 10:26am
A new type of coach teaches courtship in a country where the one-child policy left a deficit of women and where flirting remains relatively new.

Treaty to Phase Out ‘Greenhouse Gasses on Steroids’ to Enter Force

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 9:53am
A global treaty to eliminate hydrofluorocarbons, a category of extremely potent planet-warming gasses, has cleared a key threshold and will enter into force.

News Analysis: At Bonn Climate Talks, Stakes Get Higher in Gamble on Planet’s Future

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 9:33am
This year’s United Nations climate talks have wrapped up, and there were few signs that countries are inclined to take urgent action.

Big Sonia: I’m Still Here

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 6:00am
A filmmaker documents her grandmother’s journey as a Holocaust survivor.

What It’s Like to Live in India’s Toxic Air

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 5:00am
New Delhi’s air quality worsens every winter. Jeffrey Gettleman, Times South Asia bureau chief, talks to residents who are suffering from the pollution and some who call it a “slow poison.”

Slavery Ensnares Thousands in U.K. Here’s One Teenage Girl’s Story.

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 4:07am
Across Britain, vulnerable adults and children — both citizens and migrants — have become victims of modern slavery. A teenager trapped by a drug gang tells what happened to her.

Spain’s Secret Service Had Ties to Attack Leader, Official Says

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 12:20am
Abdelbaki Essati, who was killed in a blast shortly before the attack in Barcelona, provided information to the National Intelligence Center in 2014.

Dog Earns Special Treat: British Award for Bravery

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 12:19am
A Belgian Malinois dog called Mali has received Britain’s highest award for animal valor for his actions during an intense firefight in Afghanistan.

Angela Merkel’s Coalition Talks in Germany Go Into Overtime

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 12:19am
The German chancellor and representatives of three other parties are expected to work into the weekend after contentious talks ended in deadlock.