World News (NY Times)

Genoa Bridge Collapse: Video Shows Moment Road Fell

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 - 11:06am
At least 20 people were killed in Italy after the structure broke apart, falling nearly 150 feet. Officials expect the death toll to grow. We spoke to a local journalist who described the aftermath.

Why the Taliban’s Assault on Ghazni Matters

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 - 7:53am
The Taliban besieged yet another major Afghan city, this time less than 100 miles from the country’s capital city, Kabul.

Erdogan Faces a Challenge He Can’t Easily Bully: Turkey’s Economy

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 - 7:13am
Turks are bracing for more financial turmoil. Economists warn that the problem is broader and deeper than a spat with the United States.

As Taliban Fight for Ghazni City in Afghanistan, Nearby Districts Fall

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 - 6:22am
Only two or the province’s 18 rural districts were confirmed to be fully in government control on Monday, as insurgents took over new areas without much of a fight.

South Korea’s #MeToo Movement Dealt Blow by Politician’s Acquittal

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 - 1:04am
Ahn Hee-jung was the most prominent public figure to be accused of sexual misconduct since the #MeToo movement gained force in South Korea.

Ouster of Zuma Loyalist Bolsters South Africa’s Corruption Fight

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 - 11:00pm
The country’s chief prosecutor, a close ally of ex-president Jacob Zuma, was told to step down, clearing the way for the Ramaphosa administration to take a tougher stance on graft.

Turkey, Trump, Primaries: Your Monday Evening Briefing

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 - 10:13pm
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

U.S. Set to Return Philippine Bells That Once Tolled to Mark a Massacre

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 - 8:58pm
Their ringing set off the worst U.S. defeat in the Philippine-American war and spurred retaliation that left thousands dead. But some objection to their return remains.

Why Is the U.S. Wary of a Declaration to End the Korean War?

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 - 8:27pm
Both North Korea and South Korea want to start the process toward a peace treaty in the decades-long war, but Washington is standing in the way.

Japan Dispatch: Mount Fuji’s Got Mail. A Bone-Rattling Bulldozer Ride Brings It Down.

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 - 5:07pm
Social media dominates communication in Japan, except atop the country’s best-known volcano. But hauling all those postcards off the summit isn’t easy.

Iran’s Top Leader Faults Rouhani for Crisis, Saying He Crossed ‘Red Lines’

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 - 4:51pm
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei went further than he had before in blaming President Hassan Rouhani for the failing nuclear deal and Iran’s economic travails.

Bui Tin, Colonel Who Accepted South Vietnam’s Surrender, Dies at 90

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 - 3:59pm
He had a prominent role in the Vietnam War’s final moments, but he later fled the country and became an unlikely critic of its ruling Communist Party.

V.S. Naipaul, Who Explored Colonialism Through Unsparing Books, Dies at 85

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 - 3:48pm
Mr. Naipaul, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001, wrote about the liberation movements that swept across Africa and the Caribbean, where he was born.

Plunge in Lira, Turkey’s Currency, Fuels Fears of Financial Contagion

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 - 3:26pm
The country’s economic crisis has been caused by soaring inflation, economic mismanagement by the Turkish government and tensions with the United States.

Pier Collapse at Spain’s Vigo Music Festival Injures More Than 300

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 - 2:59pm
The accident occurred in the northwestern city of Vigo during a closing concert by the Spanish rap artist Rels B. No fatalities were reported.

Another Surprise Meeting With Putin. This Time, It’s Merkel.

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 - 1:18pm
The German chancellor will meet with the Russian president as their countries seek to cooperate on issues like Syria and a shared gas pipeline.

Muthuvel Karunanidhi, 94, Screenwriter Turned Politician, Dies

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 - 12:00pm
India’s longest-serving legislator, he challenged the caste system’s hold on his country, first in cinema and later in politics.

‘No Such Thing’: China Denies U.N. Reports of Uighur Detention Camps

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 - 10:56am
Confronted with accusations of mass internment in the Xinjiang region, Chinese officials refused to answer “questions which are not factual.”

The Iraqi Spy Who Infiltrated ISIS

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 - 8:52am
The story of the mole who posed as a jihadist in the Islamic State, and the most important antiterrorism agency that most people have never heard of.

In Syria, Explosion in Residential Building Kills Dozens in Rebel-Held Area

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 - 4:55am
An explosion in a residential building thought to be storing weapons and ammunition in the rebel-held province of Idlib killed at least 69 people, including 12 children, a war monitor said.