World News (NY Times)

Mueller Wants Trump’s Business Records. What’s the Russia Connection?

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 - 10:53am
The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, has subpoenaed the Trump Organization for documents related to Russia. The company has a three-decade relationship with Moscow.

Saudi Arabia Lightens Up, Building Entertainment Industry From Scratch

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 - 9:34am
The kingdom hopes that building an entertainment industry for its 29 million people will help its struggling, oil-based economy and make life more enjoyable.

U.K. Lawmakers Say Britain Should Consider Delaying Brexit

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 - 9:30am
If talks stall, the withdrawal from the E.U. should be put back, an influential committee said. Some of the panel’s members disowned the report, however.

North Korea-Sweden Talks Focus on ‘Peaceful Solution’ to Nuclear Conflict

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 - 3:02am
The Swedish and North Korean foreign ministers concluded three days of talks, discussions which may help facilitate a meeting between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un.

On Soccer: Memo to Theresa May: In Premier League, Russian Roots Run Deep

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 - 2:00am
Amid threats to divest Russian oligarchs of their valuable British assets, it’s worth noting just how hard that would be.

Putin ‘Likely’ Ordered Russian Ex-Spy’s Poisoning, Britain Says

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 - 11:56pm
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson made the remarks just hours before the police in London said they were treating the death of another Russian expatriate as a murder.

Who Owns the Vikings? Pagans, Neo-Nazis and Advertisers Tussle Over Symbols

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 - 8:23pm
Amid a boom in Viking-related TV shows and films, there is increasing tension in Nordic countries over the use of emblems and rituals from that era.

China’s Xi Starts New Term, With Trusted Deputy to Deal With Trump

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 - 4:49pm
President Xi Jinping’s new vice president, Wang Qishan, is likely to have a powerful say in grappling with the United States over trade disputes.

Russia’s Election: More Charade Than Race

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 - 3:11pm
President Vladimir Putin’s real challenge in Sunday’s presidential election is not winning the race, but getting enough turnout to show the world his victory is legitimate.

Young Slovaks Buck a Trend, Protesting to Save Their Democracy

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 - 3:00pm
The tumult in Slovakia has now distinguished the country from others in the region, where disillusioned voters have sided with illiberal populists.

Slovakia Erupts After Journalist’s Murder

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 - 3:00pm
Huge demonstrations in Slovakia, the largest in Central Europe since the fall of communism, followed the murder of an investigative journalist and led to the resignation of the prime minister.

Wine and Diamonds: How North Korea Dodges Sanctions

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 - 12:54pm
With smuggled luxury goods and illicitly purchased oil, Kim Jong-un’s government maneuvers around measures meant to inhibit its nuclear program.

Women’s Shelters Have Been a Success Story. Some Fear the End Is Near.

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 - 11:55am
Aid workers worry that the Afghan government’s latest attempt to control financing for shelters would make them vulnerable in a culture still brutal for women.

Russia Expels 23 British Diplomats, Escalating Row Over Ex-Spy’s Poisoning

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 - 11:35am
The order came days after Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain expelled the same number of Russian diplomats.

Smuggling of U.S. Technology Is Outpacing Cold War Levels, Experts Say

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 - 10:59am
China, Russia, North Korea and Iran are relying on smuggling rings to secure equipment that can be used for weapons, satellites and fighter jets.

Pope Francis Makes Pilgrimage to Honor a Rock-Star Saint

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 - 10:57am
The pope visited the sites where St. Pio, better known as Padre Pio, lived and died, and paid homage to his enduring legacy.

In Israel’s Poorer Periphery, Legal Woes Don’t Dent Netanyahu’s Appeal

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 - 9:12am
The underdog sentiment and distrust of Israel’s old, liberal elite still run deep among Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s supporters, who are sticking firmly by him, despite graft accusations.

New Sinn Fein Leader Has a Familiar Task: Wooing Irish-Americans

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 - 8:53am
Meeting American supporters for St. Patrick’s Day, Gerry Adams passed the torch to Mary Lou McDonald, the first woman to lead the party in modern times.

North Korea’s Most Powerful Missile Now Has Its Own Shrine

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 - 8:46am
Satellite imaging, astronomy and a smart hunch about North Korea propaganda confirmed the launching site of the North Korean missile and a new monument.

Indian Children’s Book Lists Hitler as Leader ‘Who Will Inspire You’

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 - 8:37am
A publisher came under fire for featuring the dictator as one of 11 world figures said to have “devoted their lives for the betterment of their country and people.”