World News (NY Times)

Afghanistan Votes for Parliament Under Shadow of Taliban Violence

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 - 12:27am
The parliamentary vote was delayed for three years by political and security troubles. Both continued on Saturday, with logistical problems and many Taliban attacks.

Greece Dispatch: Mount Athos, a Male-Only Holy Retreat, Is Ruffled by Tourists and Russia

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 - 12:17am
The monks on an isolated peninsula in Greece have followed the same way of life for more than 1,000 years, but an Athens vs. Moscow diplomatic spat and a tourism onslaught are unsettling its habits.

Sweden Indicts Woman Who Tried to Block Afghan Man’s Deportation on Flight

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 - 11:51pm
Prosecutors said Elin Ersson had violated the Swedish aviation act by remaining standing on takeoff. But she vowed to continue her campaign.

Anjem Choudary, Radical Islamist Preacher, Is Freed in Britain, but Under Strict Controls

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 - 10:50pm
Mr. Choudary, convicted of inciting support for ISIS, was freed on Friday under rules that will bar him from leaving London, using the internet without permission and attending certain mosques.

Uproar Over Dissident Rattles Saudi Royal Family

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 - 10:42pm
Members of the House of Saud are increasingly alarmed by the kingdom’s crown prince but can do little about it.

Mexico’s President-Elect Rethinks His Campaign Promises

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 - 9:48pm
Faced with the reality of a limited budget and soaring crime, Andrés Manuel López Obrador is scaling back campaign commitments — even before taking office.

One Killing, Two Accounts: What We Know About Jamal Khashoggi’s Death

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 - 3:47pm
After denying they knew anything about the fate of Mr. Khashoggi, Saudi officials have finally tried to explain what happened. Does their story add up?

‘People’s Vote’ March on Brexit Draws Thousands to Streets of London

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 - 3:44pm
Demonstrators are demanding a new referendum on Britain’s exit from the European Union, though Prime Minister Theresa May has rejected the idea.

Ceremony for Stalin Victims Is Blocked in Moscow, Group Says

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 - 12:47pm
The rights organization that organizes the event said that city officials had revoked permission, citing “repair and construction work” at the site.

Newsbook: Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Was Killed While in Exile. These Books Explain the Country He Left.

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 - 10:57am
Books on Saudi Arabian history and politics shed light on the Saud family’s reign.

Norway Apologizes, 70 Years Later, to Women Who Had Relationships With WWII Germans

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 - 9:27am
The women, and their offspring, were punished and mistreated after Norway was liberated following World War II, and some were forced into exile.

Evelyn Anthony, Writer of Spy Thrillers, Dies at 92

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 - 8:59am
Ms. Anthony was one of the few women to explore the espionage genre. “I am basically an entertainer, and I’m very proud of it,” she said.

Africa’s Youngest Billionaire Is Freed After Abduction in Tanzania

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 - 4:50am
Mohammed Dewji, 43, chief executive of METL Group, was snatched a week ago outside a luxury hotel in Tanzania. His company said Saturday that he was safe.

Facebook Ads From Unknown Backer Take Aim at Brexit Plan

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 - 3:40am
The anonymous group’s campaign highlights Facebook’s continuing trouble with political advertising.

Japan Caved to Trump on Trade Talks. Now the Real Haggling Begins.

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 - 11:10pm
Tokyo could offer minor concessions to give Washington a face-saving deal, but already the U.S. is signaling a tough stance on autos and agriculture.

Jamal Khashoggi Is Dead. Here’s What We Know.

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 - 8:32pm
The ghastly saga has strained relations between Turkey and Saudi Arabia, and put the United States at the center of a dispute with a key Arab ally.

Afghanistan Delays Election in Province as Key Security Leader Is Buried

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 - 8:27pm
Voting in the national parliamentary elections will be postponed for a week in Kandahar Province, where the police chief, Gen. Abdul Raziq, was gunned down on Thursday.

The End of a Once Mighty, Still Deadly Industry: the Canada Letter

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 - 8:22pm
Until recently, Canada fought efforts to ban asbestos. This week it joined much of the world in doing so. But the deadly legacy remains.

Khashoggi, Female Candidates, Mega Millions: Your Friday Evening Briefing

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 - 8:08pm
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

As Trump Assails Caravan, a Clash Between Migrants and Mexico Police

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 - 5:56pm
A tense hour-long standoff near the Guatemala-Mexico border left at least six Mexico police officers wounded.