World News (NY Times)

North Korea Tour Options Dwindle for Americans. But Not by Much.

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 - 9:43am
Even after the tour operator that sold a North Korea trip to Otto Warmbier abandons American clients, others still sell a trip there as one-of-a-kind.

North Korea Defends Otto Warmbier’s Treatment

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 - 9:34am
A government spokesman said the young American who died less than a week after he was released from North Korean captivity had been well cared for.

Australia to Send Spy Planes to Help Philippines Recapture Marawi

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 - 9:00am
Intelligence reports also suggested that two militants linked to the siege of the city were killed in the fighting.

Khmer Rouge Trial, Perhaps the Last, Nears End in Cambodia

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 - 8:08am
A verdict in the genocide prosecution of Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, the last surviving leaders of a movement that killed 1.7 million people, could take months.

Loose Definition of Terrorism Upends a Syrian Asylum Seeker’s Life

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 - 7:42am
Radwan Ziadeh, a dissident who faced persecution in Syria, has been denied asylum because of a measure that targets even groups the United States supports.

Police Officer Beaten to Death by a Mob in Kashmir

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 - 7:39am
The plainclothes officer had fired into a crowd of people who thought he was a spy or assassin, witnesses said. He was then stripped naked and killed.

Court in China Reduces Sentence for Man Who Killed Debt Collector

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 - 6:34am
The case involving Yu Huan, who had come to his mother’s defense, provoked a national debate about family honor and filial piety.

O: Canada’s Edgy 150th Birthday Rebranding

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 - 6:00am
An artist considers some possible national rebranding for the occasion of Canada's birthday.

South Korea Tests Missile Capable of Striking Any Part of the North

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 - 5:48am
President Moon Jae-in of South Korea attended the test firing of a new ballistic missile that he believes can add leverage to talks with the North over its nuclear program.

In South Korea, Confidante of Ousted President Gets 3 Years in Prison

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 - 2:26am
Choi Soon-sil, a secretive adviser to former President Park Geun-hye, was sentenced on charges of abusing her influence to get her daughter into a prestigious university.

Europe Edition: Theresa May, Republican Party, Confederations Cup: Your Friday Briefing

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 - 11:46pm
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Xi Jinping Is Set for a Big Gamble With China’s Carbon Trading Market

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 - 11:01pm
A carbon trading program is shaping up as a big policy retort to President Trump’s decision to quit the Paris accord. But getting local industries on board will be a challenge.

Asia and Australia Edition: James Comey, Tesla, Qatar Airways: Your Morning Briefing

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 - 9:48pm
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Video Refutes ISIS Claim That U.S. Blew Up Mosque

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 - 9:46pm
Al Nuri Grand Mosque, in Mosul, Iraq, was blown up on Wednesday. The Islamic State said a U.S. airstrike destroyed it. But surveillance footage shows that the building appeared to be packed with explosives and not hit by an air strike.

U.S. Suspends Beef Imports From Brazil

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 - 9:33pm
The decision by the Department of Agriculture, citing safety concerns, is a blow to Brazil’s meat industry, which is reeling from bribery accusations.

Mexican President Says Government Acquired Spyware but He Denies Misuse

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 - 9:02pm
President Enrique Peña Nieto acknowledged that his government had purchased sophisticated spyware from Israel but he denied ordering surveillance of his critics.

A Homeless ‘Safe Space’ Challenges Australia’s Power Brokers

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 - 8:57pm
In downtown Sydney, opposite the Reserve Bank of Australia, the needy and outraged gather in an unsanctioned shelter to sleep, cook, read and question inequality.

U.S. Sends Civilian Team to Syria to Help the Displaced Return Home

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 - 8:08pm
The team is intended to stabilize recaptured areas, and it consists of only seven members, raising questions about whether it can be effective.

U.N. Asks International Court to Weigh In on Britain-Mauritius Dispute

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 - 7:50pm
In a blow to Britain, the General Assembly voted to refer London’s territorial dispute with a former colony to the International Court of Justice.

Fears Grow That U.S. Is Inching Toward Bigger Role in Syria War

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 - 7:09pm
Recently the United States has shot down a Syrian warplane, come close to shooting another and downed two Iranian-made drones that were nearing American-backed troops.