World News (NY Times)

Kim Jong-un Will Visit South Korea, Leaders Announce

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 - 11:39pm
The promised trip would be the first ever by a North Korean leader. Mr. Kim also promised to dismantle missile facilities in the presence of outside inspectors.

14 Pakistani Schools Burned. Locals Wonder if the Army Wanted It.

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 - 11:00pm
Along a cluster of Chinese development projects, a wave of arson is followed by military reinforcement, and a reminder that girls’ education is vulnerable.

Myanmar’s ‘Gravest Crimes’ Against Rohingya Demand Action, U.N. Says

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 - 10:59pm
A new report detailing a litany of alleged atrocities calls for heavy sanctions and the complete overhaul of the country’s military.

Putin Calls Downing of Russian Plane in Syria ‘Tragic’ and Absolves Israel

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 - 10:54pm
Tensions briefly flared after the plane was destroyed by Syrian antiaircraft missiles that were countering Israeli warplanes striking targets in Syria.

Pussy Riot Activist May Have Been Poisoned, German Doctors Say

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 - 9:37pm
Pyotr Verzilov suddenly lost his sight, speech and mobility after spending time at a Moscow court. He is being treated in a Berlin hospital.

Tragedy? Farce? Confusion? The Method Behind That Russian Poisoning Interview

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 - 9:30pm
When two Russians were trotted out to deny British accusations that they tried to kill an ex-spy, few believed them. Maybe no one was really meant to.

In Mexico, a Truck Full of Cadavers Takes a Mystery Road Trip

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 - 9:13pm
When a refrigerated truck used as storage by a morgue in Jalisco State was taken on an unusual, and unexplained, trip, it became a sad symbol of Mexico’s wave of violence.

U.K. Police Investigate New Allegation Against Harvey Weinstein

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 - 7:29pm
The case brings to 11 the number of women in Britain who have accused the American movie producer of sexual misconduct.

Ex-L.A. Times Beijing Bureau Chief Resigns Amid Sexual Misconduct Claims

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 - 7:16pm
Jonathan Kaiman, a former foreign correspondent for the newspaper, faced accusations by two women. He had been suspended in May.

Your Tuesday Evening News Briefing: Brett Kavanaugh, Apple, Trump

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 - 6:17pm
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Salt Bae Serves Meat to Maduro, to Rubio’s Disgust

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 - 4:38pm
The celebrity chef drew Mr. Rubio’s ire for serving a lavish meal to the authoritarian president of Venezuela, known for his extravagant lifestyle amid crushing poverty.

Trade War Escalates. Stock Markets Shrug. Here’s Why.

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 - 3:39pm
In China, Europe and the U.S., stock indexes rose slightly, after President Trump imposed new tariffs on China and China retaliated with its own tariffs.

China Once Looked Tough on Trade. Now Its Options Are Dwindling.

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 - 3:31pm
China said it would impose tariffs on an additional $60 billion of U.S. imports. But Beijing is running out of American goods to target as the trade war intensifies.

BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen Face Collusion Investigation in Europe

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 - 1:33pm
The European Commission said it would look into whether the German automakers had worked together to avoid competing on clean emissions technology.

Merkel’s Spy Chief Is Removed After Public Rift

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 - 12:36pm
The standoff had raised questions about whether Germany’s security apparatus was too close to the far right to monitor extremist groups effectively.

Ehsan Yarshater, Iran Scholar With a Monumental Vision, Dies at 98

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 - 11:51am
He worked on his magnum opus, an encyclopedia of Iranian history and culture, for more than 40 years, retiring at the letter “K.” The work goes on.

Trilobites: What 13,000 Patents Involving the DNA of Sea Life Tell Us About the Future

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 - 11:41am
Whether a single private entity should be able to set the direction of how the genes of so many living things are used was a piece of a broader debate at the United Nations this month.

Philippines Dispatch: Philippine Miners Trapped in Typhoon: Drawn by Gold, Drowned in Mud

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 - 8:15am
Dozens of people who eked out a living at a small-scale mine were killed when Typhoon Mangkhut’s drenching rains unleashed a landslide in their mountain community.

At War: The Hotel in Afghanistan That Refuses to Close Its Doors

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 - 6:19am
The Bost Hotel, a relic of America’s mid-20th-century presence in Helmand Province, has survived despite being at the center of decades of war.

Can Ethiopia’s New Leader, a Political Insider, Change It From the Inside Out?

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 - 5:45am
Abiy Ahmed says he wants to bring democracy to his country. He faces detractors from within and outside his government.