World News (NY Times)

Australians Protest Five Years of Offshore Detention Policy

Sat, 21 Jul 2018 - 8:05pm
In cities across Australia demonstrators denounced five years of a policy that has left thousands detained on remote Pacific islands.

Russia Seeks Release of Woman Accused of Being Covert Agent

Sat, 21 Jul 2018 - 2:56pm
The request, by Russia’s foreign minister, followed a week when Moscow had appeared to control the narrative on a range of international issues.

Wild About Tech, China Even Loves Robot Waiters That Can’t Serve

Sat, 21 Jul 2018 - 2:02pm
Some in China are building a future that isn’t quite ready. Still, the exuberance may be a good thing, as useful products find their place and bad ones disappear.

News Analysis: Hamas and Israel Are in a Perilous Cycle. Is War a Miscalculation Away?

Sat, 21 Jul 2018 - 2:00pm
They stepped back from the brink of all-out conflict on Saturday, but none of the underlying tensions have been resolved.

Attacks on Roma Force Ukraine to Confront an Old Ethnic Enmity

Sat, 21 Jul 2018 - 11:29am
The assaults by nationalist groups pose a dilemma for Kiev, which is beholden to many of the same paramilitaries for their role fighting the Russian incursion in the east.

Military’s Influence Casts a Shadow Over Pakistan’s Election

Sat, 21 Jul 2018 - 9:28am
With out-of-favor candidates sidelined and news outlets censored, some Pakistanis say the vote Wednesday will be more like a soft coup than an election.

Brazil’s Military Strides Into Politics, by the Ballot or by Force

Sat, 21 Jul 2018 - 9:19am
Scores of former officers are running for office. And if the ballot box doesn’t work, some former officials warn of a possible military coup.

Around the World, Readers React to Shifting U.S. Alliances

Sat, 21 Jul 2018 - 9:11am
Times commenters from American-allied countries expressed deep unease about each stop of President Trump’s European tour.

A New Battle for Guadalcanal, This Time With China

Sat, 21 Jul 2018 - 7:59am
The Solomon Islands, a linchpin in the Australian-American alliance, has become the stage for a new strategic competition with China.

Margaret Thatcher and Her Teddy Bears: Inside the Private Files

Sat, 21 Jul 2018 - 7:26am
Private documents, mostly from 1988, published online revealed some lesser-known aspects of the life and times of the British prime minister.

Eritrea Names First Ambassador to Ethiopia in Two Decades

Sat, 21 Jul 2018 - 6:21am
The appointment of Semere Russom, a former envoy to the U.S., to the post in Addis Ababa was another sign of the rapid rapprochement.

Ciudad Tecún Umán Dispatch: Rafting Across a Mexico River to Make a Living, and Remake a Life

Sat, 21 Jul 2018 - 4:00am
The porousness of the Guatemala-Mexico border is most evident at a river crossing, where smugglers, migrants and raftsmen shuttle back and forth all day long.

In Duterte’s Philippines, Having a Beer Can Now Land You in Jail

Sat, 21 Jul 2018 - 3:25am
More than 50,000 Filipinos have been locked up for offenses as trivial as drinking in public or being outdoors without a shirt.

With Brexit Deadlocked, Britain Stares Over a Cliff

Sat, 21 Jul 2018 - 2:00am
Another week of infighting has left Theresa May besieged, her E.U. withdrawal plan on life support. No one seems to know what happens next.

Insider Attack in Afghanistan Exposes Risks for Advisers at Center of Trump Strategy

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 - 10:53pm
Officials are investigating whether an Army training brigade that is a top Pentagon priority had enough security personnel to protect it from partnered Afghan forces.

Chinese Shopping App Pinduoduo Sued in U.S. Ahead of I.P.O.

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 - 9:41pm
As it prepares to list shares on the Nasdaq, the fast-growing online marketplace has been hit by a complaint that it allows sales of knockoff diapers.

Seduced by Hate, Indian Politician Embraces a Lynch Mob

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 - 8:01pm
Jayant Sinha, an American-educated politician, draped garlands of flowers around the necks of eight men convicted of murder, provoking national outrage.

Israel Launches Broad Air Assault in Gaza Following Border Violence

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 - 7:49pm
A Palestinian sniper killed an Israeli soldier along the border fence during a day of escalating hostilities. Israel responded with a fierce assault against Hamas military targets.

Israel Cements Right-Wing Agenda in a Furious Week of Lawmaking

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 - 6:34pm
Parliament moved aggressively to push through a series of polarizing measures, piling up points at the expense of its already weakened foes.

Inside the Great Traveling Circus of the Tour de France: the Canada Letter

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 - 5:16pm
There are no Canadians in this year’s race, but there’s at least one covering it.