World News (NY Times)

Sweden’s Defense and National Security Adviser? ‘We Don’t Know This Guy’

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 - 9:03pm
The man, identified as Nils Bildt, appeared on Fox News to claim that immigrants are causing a crime wave in Sweden. But officials say he has no ties to the country’s security establishment.

U.S. Forces Play Crucial Role Against ISIS in Mosul

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 - 8:04pm
The American military’s firepower has helped Iraqi forces make notable gains in their push into western Mosul, which remains under the Islamic State’s control.

Taiwan Commemorates a Violent Nationalist Episode, 70 Years Later

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 - 7:56pm
In 1947, up to 28,000 Taiwanese were massacred by Nationalist troops, and Taiwan and China are reckoning with the legacy.

General Says U.S. Wants to Resume Major Military Exercise With Egypt

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 - 7:49pm
The comments were made amid a warming of relations between President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and President Trump, who has hailed the Egyptian leader as a “fantastic guy.”

Trump’s Soft Spot for Dreamers Alienates Immigration Hard-Liners

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 - 5:26pm
Mr. Trump’s sympathetic remarks about young immigrants and inaction on the program that shields them have caused rifts in the White House and angered his Republican base.

Homeless Find a Champion in Canada’s Medicine Hat

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 - 4:59pm
A small town leads the charge on a strategy embraced across Canada allowing homeless people begin to address their other challenges only after they have secured shelter.

A Once-Forgotten Novel Unites Turkish Readers in Troubled Times

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 - 4:40pm
“Madonna in a Fur Coat,” a love story written by Sabahattin Ali nearly 75 years ago, has improbably become a best seller.

Trump Embraces ‘Enemy of the People,’ a Phrase With a Fraught History

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 - 4:38pm
It is unclear if the president is aware of the historic resonance of the label, but his use of it has left some historians scratching their heads.

After Kansas Shootings, Indians Are Wary of Coming to U.S.

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 - 4:37pm
Indians were relatively welcoming of President Trump’s victory, but the killing of an Indian man in Kansas and serious worries about an immigration crackdown were starting to sour that view.

Kiev Journal: To Battle Fake News, Ukrainian Show Features Nothing but Lies

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 - 2:51pm
“StopFake News,” which is overseen by the journalism department at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Ukraine, debunks fake news from a basement television studio.

In Global Expansion, Netflix Makes Friends With Carriers

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 - 2:44pm
The online streaming service is building relationships with cable and cellphone operators worldwide in its bid to expand internationally.

As Albania Reckons With Its Communist Past, Critics Say It’s Too Late

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 - 2:18pm
Citizens will finally be able to read their secret police files, but accountability and reconciliation remain elusive.

Carnival Opens in Brazil

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 - 7:48pm
Brazil kicked off its first night of Carnival on Friday. While Rio de Janeiro held large festivities, smaller cities opted to forgo the annual celebration in light of the current recession.

Airstrikes in Syria

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 - 3:56pm
More than 30 people were killed Saturday in attacks on two Syrian security offices in the central city of Homs. In Douma, on the eastern outskirts of the capital, Damascus, men evacuated children from the rubble of destroyed buildings after a reported government airstrike.

France’s President Criticizes Trump Over Paris Remarks

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 - 3:07pm
“I think it’s never a good idea to show the least disapproval with respect to an ally,” François Hollande, the French president, said.

Germany’s Intelligence Service Spied on Journalists, Report Says

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 - 2:57pm
Documents indicate that Germany spied on the phones, faxes or emails of several foreign news organizations, Der Spiegel reported.

People From 7 Travel-Ban Nations Pose No Increased Terror Risk, Report Says

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 - 2:36pm
An internal report from the Department of Homeland Security undercuts the assessment behind the Trump administration’s travel ban on people from seven countries.

Woman Held in Death of North Korean Leader’s Kin Says She Was Duped

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 - 2:30pm
Siti Aisyah said she was paid by foreign men for what she thought was a prank for a television show and did not know that anyone would be harmed.

‘Affordable Underground Furniture’: D.I.Y. Coffin Clubs Catch On in New Zealand

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 - 2:06pm
Coffin-building clubs have gained popularity among older New Zealanders looking beyond traditional social activities.

Trump Administration Cancels Back-Channel Talks With North Korea

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 - 1:51pm
The reversal came after an announcement that a chemical weapon was used to kill the estranged half brother of Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader.