World News (NY Times)

Europe Edition: Iraq, Catalonia, #MeToo: Your Tuesday Briefing

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 - 6:35am
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Iraqi Forces Retake All Oil Fields in Disputed Areas as Kurds Retreat

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 - 5:23am
Kurdish independence aspirations appeared to stall — at least for now — as Iraqi forces seized oil facilities that supply most of the region’s revenue.

U.K. Reports Big Rise in Hate Crime, Citing Brexit and Terrorist Attacks

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 - 3:18am
The number of such violations climbed by about 30 percent, although part of the rise was attributed to increased awareness and changes in the law.

Europe Edition: Raqqa, Catalonia, Andrej Babis: Your Wednesday Briefing

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 - 11:38pm
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Health Care, Raqqa, N.B.A.: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 - 10:08pm
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Asia and Australia Edition: Raqqa, Kirkuk, Marawi: Your Wednesday Briefing

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 - 10:05pm
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

U.N. Peacekeeping Chief Issues Warning on South Sudan

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 - 8:07pm
The under secretary general for peacekeeping exhorted South Sudan’s antagonists to “bring the country back from the impending abyss.”

Lawsuit Claims Three U.S. Companies Funded Terror in Iraq

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 - 7:40pm
The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Washington, cited as evidence contracts between the companies and the Iraqi government, leaked diplomatic cables, and the testimony of informants.

Philippines Calls City ‘Liberated,’ Months After ISIS Allies Seized It

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 - 7:25pm
President Rodrigo Duterte said Marawi was free from “terrorist influence” a day after two militant leaders were killed, but gunfire could still be heard.

Navy SEALs Were Ready if Pakistan Failed to Free Family Held as Hostages

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 - 7:19pm
American officials asked Pakistan to rescue an American woman, her Canadian husband and their children. With new intelligence on their whereabouts, officials had limited time to act.

Taliban Breach Afghan Police Posts, Killing Dozens

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 - 6:55pm
Militants in suicide vests used explosive-laden vehicles to enter security compounds in two eastern provinces, killing at least 46 police officers.

Iranian News Media on Trump: ‘He Just Whined’

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 - 6:23pm
President Trump announced that the United States would not recertify Iran’s compliance with the nuclear deal. Here's how Iran’s news media reacted.

Catalan Leaders Accuse Madrid of Killing Chance of Talks

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 - 6:23pm
The regional government said hopes of dialogue had been “dynamited” after a judge ordered the arrest of two leaders of the independence movement.

After Drone Hits Plane in Canada, New Fears About Air Safety

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 - 6:22pm
Pilots are filing reports of drones flying too high on a weekly, almost daily basis, despite new rules and fines.

Memo from Lombardy: First Scotland, Then Catalonia. And Now? Milan and Venice

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 - 6:14pm
Two regions of northern Italy will vote on whether to request greater autonomy. They’re not demanding secession, but the referendums are being closely watched.

Raqqa, ISIS ‘Capital,’ Is Captured, U.S.-Backed Forces Say

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 - 6:07pm
Loss of the Syrian city is a heavy blow to the militants, but the destruction there is immense, and questions linger about who will govern and rebuild.

For Sebastian Kurz, Austria’s 31-Year-Old New Leader, a Swift Rise

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 - 5:15pm
Mr. Kurz, who began in politics as a teenager, is on track to become the world’s youngest head of government.

Why Investors Can’t Get Enough of Tajikistan’s Debt

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 - 4:20pm
Risky bonds issued by poorer countries are all the rage among investors. Some bankers worry the frenzy will end badly.

Ireland Reckons With Damage From Its Deadliest Storm for Decades

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 - 4:12pm
The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia left three people dead and a trail of destruction, with electricity and water compromised for thousands.

France Considers Fines for Catcalls as Women Speak Out on Harassment

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 - 3:22pm
A French social media campaign inspired by the scandal around the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has put the spotlight on proposed new laws.