World News (NY Times)

Personal Journeys: In Kazakhstan, a World Expo Is All About Energy (and Dancing)

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 11:47am
The “Future Energy” pavilions at Expo 2017 in Astana celebrate solar, wind and thermal power. There also are live bands — and Nathan’s hot dogs.

U.N. Panel Condemns Trump’s Response to Charlottesville Violence

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 11:28am
The anti-racism committee invoked its urgent warning procedures for the first time since an outbreak of killings last year in Burundi.

Picturing the First World War: Russian Women Muster for a ‘Battalion of Death’

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 11:00am
Following the first revolution of 1917, women were permitted to fight on the front lines.

Savoring the Spanish of My Youth, as the Language Marches On

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 10:19am
For our correspondent in Albuquerque, a fresh encounter with the Spanish language in New Mexico sparks a rumination about its history — and its future.

France’s Macron Looks to Confront Eastern Europe Over Low-Cost Workers

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 9:43am
In the wake of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, a backlash is building in Western Europe against importing inexpensive labor from Eastern Europe.

Une épidémie de suicides ronge le monde agricole français

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 7:48am
Souffrant de l’isolement, de la rigueur d’un travail très physique et de pressions financières croissantes, les agriculteurs sont poussés au désespoir alors que les autorités et les associations tentent de leur venir en aide.

10 Museums in 10 Days? A Chinese Start-Up (Virtually) Gives Children a Tour

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 1:14am
Thousands of children in China are experiencing live-streamed tours of some of the world’s leading art, science and history museums.

North Korea Hints It Is Developing More Advanced Ballistic Missiles

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 12:36am
As Kim Jong-un ordered the production of more rocket engines and warheads, a diagram indicated that the North was working on a more powerful solid-fuel missile.

Europe Edition: Ischia, Barcelona, Afghanistan: Your Wednesday Briefing

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 - 11:27pm
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Commander of Naval Fleet to Be Relieved of Duty Following Collisions

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 - 10:20pm
Divers found the remains of missing sailors in a search of the Navy destroyer John S. McCain that collided with an oil tanker on Monday near Singapore.

What an Afghanistan Victory Looks Like Under the Trump Plan

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 - 9:34pm
The mantra has long been that peace is the only solution in Afghanistan. But the Taliban, more tenacious after 16 years, are showing no interest.

Phoenix, Afghanistan, Louise Linton: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 - 9:32pm
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

The Forerunner of Trump’s Plan for Afghanistan: Joe Biden’s

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 - 8:41pm
The strategy the president laid out this week has the same hallmarks as the one the former vice president unsuccessfully pushed for in 2009.

Rocket and Submarine Inventor Under Scrutiny in Disappearance of Swedish Journalist

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 - 8:31pm
Peter Madsen, 46, has been detained and had changed his account of what happened on the night that Kim Wall, 30, a reporter, went missing.

The Breakdown: Crown Prince of Denmark Turned Away From Australian Bar for Lack of ID

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 - 8:27pm
The episode has drawn attention to a new state law that has angered bar owners and patrons by requiring that identification cards be scanned to gain entry.

Mattis Asks Iraqi Kurds to Put Off Vote on Independence

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 - 8:10pm
American officials say the referendum, scheduled for Sept. 25, could lead to new internal conflicts and imperil the campaign against the Islamic State.

Brawls Break Out Among Migrants in French City

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 - 7:26pm
As many as 200 migrants clashed near Calais in five brawls, the authorities said.

News Analysis: For Help in America’s Longest War, Trump Tilts Political Balance Toward India Over Pakistan

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 - 7:17pm
Besides chastising Pakistan for harboring terrorists, President Trump is calling on India, Pakistan’s archrival, to help stabilize Afghanistan.

Pope’s Planned Visit to Myanmar Risks Stoking Religious Tensions

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 - 7:11pm
Some hard-line Buddhist nationalists have warned Pope Francis against using the visit to champion the Rohingya, the persecuted Muslim minority.

News Analysis: Trump Seeks a Clear Victory in a Murky War

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 - 7:08pm
When the president laid out his plan for Afghanistan, he left open a question that has stumped American generals and diplomats and two presidents: What does winning look like?