World News (NY Times)

Trump Comments, Infuriating Africans, May Set Back U.S. Interests

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 - 11:36pm
Experts fear that the president’s about remarks “shithole countries” could set back United States interests in the world’s fastest-growing continent.

Collapse of U.K. Construction Giant Rattles the Government

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 - 11:15pm
The contractor, Carillion, worked hand in glove with the government, raising questions about the outsourcing of public services to private companies.

Spain’s Prime Minister Threatens to Extend Direct Rule Over Catalonia

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 - 11:15pm
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says he won’t recognize Carles Puigdemont as Catalonia’s leader unless he returns to Spain from exile in Belgium.

Deadly Siege of Venezuela Rebels Led by Former Action Hero Transfixes Country

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 - 11:00pm
The rebel leader, Óscar Pérez, chronicled the siege of his band’s hide-out in a series of videos uploaded onto social media.

Rishikesh Journal: Rebuilding on the Beatles, an Ashram in India Hopes for Revival

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 - 10:57pm
In Rishikesh, which hit the world’s eye when the Fab Four went there to study with the Maharishi in 1968, renovations and remembrances are underway.

Kazakhstan Cheers New Alphabet, Except for All Those Apostrophes

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 - 10:49pm
A switch from the Cyrillic to Roman script is wildly popular in Kazakhstan. But in a country where almost nobody challenges the president, his policy on apostrophes is being assailed from all sides.

North Korean Orchestra Plans to Perform in South Korea During Winter Olympics

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 - 10:47pm
North Korean artists performing for South Korean audiences could be a moment of rare inter-Korean reconciliation, or bitter controversy.

A Blot on Ireland’s Past, Facing Demolition

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 - 10:20pm
Should the last of the church-run Magdalene Laundries for “fallen women” be razed, or should the building in Dublin be saved as a memorial to those who suffered?

Indonesian Stock Exchange Balcony Collapses, Injuring Scores

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 - 9:46pm
The authorities in Jakarta are trying to determine the extent of the injuries after the balcony collapsed at midday, sending people fleeing.

In Czech Election, a Choice Between Leaning East or West

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 - 9:28pm
A presidential vote will help decide whether the Czech Republic continues to be drawn east toward Russia and China or fully re-embraces the European Union.

Philippines Shuts Down News Site Critical of Rodrigo Duterte

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 - 9:15pm
The outlet, Rappler, known for confronting the president, was said to have broken ownership rules, but industry groups saw an attack on press freedom.

The Interpreter: A Haven From Mexico’s Political Parties Hints at Their Decline

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 - 8:48pm
A suburb of Mexico City is dealing with crime by breaking from the establishment party system.

The President, the Strongman, and the Next U.S. Headache in Afghanistan

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 - 7:37pm
Atta Muhammad Noor, who has ruled his resource-rich province like a king, is refusing to leave despite being fired by country’s president last month.

Greece Adopts New Austerity Measures to Placate Creditors

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 - 6:51pm
The measures were demanded by international creditors and included cuts to benefits for large families and restrictions on trade unions.

Donald Trump, North Korea, Martin Luther King Jr.: Your Evening Briefing

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 - 6:08pm
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Lesotho Diamond Weighs More Than a Baseball

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 - 6:00pm
The stone, the world’s fifth-biggest, is a glittering giant weighing 910 carats, or 6.4 ounces, and is probably worth tens of millions of dollars.

Romanian Prime Minister Is Forced Out, the Second in Seven Months

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 - 5:59pm
The Social Democrats pulled their support for Mihai Tudose after he clashed with the party’s leader, Liviu Dragnea.

1,000 Danes Accused of Child Pornography for Sharing Video of Teens

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 - 4:31pm
The video, spread through Facebook Messenger, was legal to make, but illegal to distribute. Many of those charged are teenagers themselves.

Riyadh Ritz, Converted to Posh Prison by Saudis, Is Reopening to Guests

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 - 4:12pm
The Ritz-Carlton website showed it was accepting reservations as of Feb. 14, starting at $650 a night.

Boko Haram Video Is Said to Show Captured Girls From Chibok

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 - 4:09pm
In the video, a girl who claims she is among the kidnapped students from Chibok says she is happy being with the fighters of the extremist group. Her identity was not confirmed.