World News (NY Times)

Bahrain Activist Gets 5-Year Sentence for ‘Insulting’ Tweets

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 - 12:27pm
Nabeel Rajab, a leading figure of pro-democracy rallies in 2011, had criticized prison abuses and the Yemen war. He was already serving time for criticizing the government.

Cochrane Journal: With 10 Million Acres in Patagonia, a National Park System Is Born

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 - 11:18am
Two Americans snapped up large swaths of land in Chile, which they donated to a new conservation area that will be three times the size of Yosemite and Yellowstone combined.

Castellina in Chianti Journal: An Ancient Tuscan Village, Like Italy, Is Reshaped by Migration

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 - 10:28am
Electoral campaign slogans warn against the migrants’ “invasion,” but Italy’s social fabric has already changed.

Venezuela Launches Virtual Currency, Hoping to Resuscitate Economy

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 - 8:32am
Government officials are hoping to spur vitally needed imports like food and medicine and, perhaps, give investors a way of skirting American sanctions.

A Reset, of Sorts, for the United States and Australia

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 - 5:16am
President Trump and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, whose relationship got off to a rough start a year ago, will meet at the White House with much to discuss.

Australia Diary: ‘I Believe in Magic’

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 - 4:51am
What a teenager discovers in the enchanted rock pools near her home.

Netanyahu Peril Grows, as Trusted Aide Agrees to Testify

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 - 3:11am
Avoiding jail time, a senior official turns state’s witness, offering information about ties between Mr. Netanyahu and an Israeli media tycoon.

Syrian Bombardment Takes Its Deadliest Toll in Years

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 - 10:52pm
At least 200 were killed in a rebel-held area near Damascus, and pro-government forces tried to bolster Kurds fighting Turkish forces in Afrin.

Minnie Driver on the #MeToo Cause

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 - 9:38pm
Jodi Rudoren of The New York Times spoke with the British actress Minnie Driver about Matt Damon, Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo movement.

KFC Has a Problem in Britain: Not Enough Chicken

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 - 8:21pm
The company found itself struggling with shortages, with a hiccup in its supply chain forcing the closure of hundreds of outlets.

Journalist or Terrorist? Kashmir Photographer Is Jailed, Pending Answer

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 - 7:51pm
The Indian authorities say a young conflict photographer in Kashmir conspired against them. But journalists insist he was jailed to silence him.

Russian Fans at the Olympics Are Loud, Proud and Angry

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 - 7:32pm
With many of their best barred from these Games because of doping, Russian athletes have yet to win a gold medal. Their supporters say the fault lies elsewhere.

A Defender of Assange Says She’s Fighting for All

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 - 7:03pm
Melinda Taylor, an Australian lawyer who represents Julian Assange, has made a career of defending individuals condemned by the court of public opinion.

Poland Broke Law by Logging Ancient Forest, E.U. Court Official Says

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 - 6:59pm
The dispute over the Bialowieza Forest, home to old-growth trees and rare animals, is one of many between Poland’s governing party and the European Union.

Minnie Driver Calls for ‘Truth and Reconciliation’ Model to Combat Sexual Assault

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 - 6:43pm
The British actress was speaking at an event focused on the #MeToo movement and organized by The New York Times and the How To Academy. Here are highlights of the interview.

Florida, Special Counsel, Syria: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 - 6:03pm
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Fact Check: Is Israel a Model When It Comes to Guns, as Mike Huckabee Says?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 - 5:55pm
Israel has compulsory military service and firearms are a common sight, but personal gun ownership is tightly restricted.

Abbas Spars With Israel at U.N., as Kushner Listens On

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 - 5:06pm
President Trump’s son-in-law and the Palestinian president each made rare appearances at the Security Council.

New Netanyahu Corruption Allegations: The Details

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 - 4:34pm
Here is a rundown of the new allegations in the inquiry into the Israeli prime minister and his inner circle, according to the police and Israeli news reports.

Olympic Curling Rocked by Russian Doping Case

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 - 4:25pm
A Russian may lose his bronze medal after failing a doping test in a sport not accustomed to such high-profile cases, but one that is physically demanding.