World News (NY Times)

Chinese Phone Maker Bets Big With a Premium Price

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 - 3:09pm
Huawei Technologies wants to banish from consumers’ minds the idea that Chinese brands can produce only cheap knockoffs.

Pancho Segura, Tennis Great of the ’40s and ’50s, Dies at 96

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 - 2:19pm
A crowd-pleaser on the court, Segura flourished as a player for two decades and then coached Jimmy Connors in Grand Slam events in the 1970s.

Taipei Journal: Where Stinky Tofu Is at Its Malodorous Best

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 - 12:07pm
Dai Family House of Unique Stink is a shrine to one of the world’s most pungent snacks: stinky tofu, whose smell is often likened to dirty socks or rotting garbage.

Spain’s Attorney General, Leading Catalan Prosecution, Falls Ill and Dies

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 - 9:38am
The death of José Manuel Maza in a hospital in Argentina deprives Spain of its top prosecutor in the case against separatist Catalan leaders.

‘The Zimbabwe of My Youth Is No More’

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 - 8:54am
A young woman who grew up in Zimbabwe now sits thousands of miles away, glued to Twitter. “We have yet to see what this new day brings, but we are ready for change,” she says.

U.S. Marine Involved in Deadly Crash on Okinawa

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 - 6:59am
Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Nicholas James-McLean had been driving under the influence of alcohol.

Fire Kills at Least 19 in Beijing Apartment Building

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 - 6:49am
Many of the victims were believed to be migrant workers from the Chinese countryside who were trapped in acrid smoke.

Preparing for Doomsday in a $1.5 Million Bunker Condo

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 - 5:00am
Take a step into an old missile silo that has been converted into expensive bunkers for wealthy survivalists.

In Rio de Janeiro, ‘Complete Vulnerability’ as Violence Surges

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 11:56pm
After a respite that began before the Olympics, Brazil’s showcase city is reeling as ever more neighborhoods fall under the control of drug gangs.

Signals Detected From Missing Argentine Submarine as Foreign Navies Join Search

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 11:34pm
Argentina’s Defense Ministry said Saturday night it had detected seven communication attempts from an Argentine Navy submarine with 44 crew members aboard, raising hopes of a rescue.

Gerry Adams, Irish Republican Leader, to Step Down From Sinn Fein

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 10:33pm
After more than 30 years leading the nationalist party, the divisive politician says he will pass the baton next year.

Escaped Venezuela Opposition Leader Reaches Spain and Vows Fight

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 8:17pm
A day after slipping from house arrest, Antonio Ledezma met with Spain’s prime minister and voiced defiance to President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela.

‘Mugabe Must Go’: Thousands in Zimbabwe Rally Against Leader

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 8:01pm
Tens of thousands of people marched alongside soldiers on tanks and called for President Robert Mugabe to step down after a military takeover.

Afghan Army Recruitment Dwindles as Taliban Threaten Families

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 7:44pm
Insurgent threats to families, along with high-profile attacks that kill many soldiers, have dissuaded Afghans from signing up in crucial recruiting areas.

Lebanese Prime Minister Meets Macron After Mysterious Saudi Stay

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 6:52pm
Questions are swirling about why Saad Hariri spent two weeks in Saudi Arabia, where he announced his resignation.

Malcolm Young, Whose Guitar Riffs Helped Propel AC/DC to Fame, Dies at 64

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 3:58pm
Mr. Young, who was a founder of the band, was known for his raucous energy. A family statement said he had had dementia for several years.

As Mexico Builds Green Airport of the Future, Age-Old Mistakes Loom

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 3:47pm
An enormous new airport outside Mexico’s capital will be a “global reference” for sustainability, the government vows. Others worry environmental errors of the past are being repeated.

China Envoy Discusses ‘Situation of the Korean Peninsula’ With North

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 11:14am
President Xi Jinping’s special envoy met with North Korean officials in Pyongyang as Washington presses China to rein in its neighbor’s nuclear weapons and missile programs.

In China, an Education in Dating

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 10:26am
A new type of coach teaches courtship in a country where the one-child policy left a deficit of women and where flirting remains relatively new.

Treaty to Phase Out ‘Greenhouse Gasses on Steroids’ to Enter Force

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 9:53am
A global treaty to eliminate hydrofluorocarbons, a category of extremely potent planet-warming gasses, has cleared a key threshold and will enter into force.