World News (NY Times)

After 4 Years in Jail, Release Looms for Irishman in Egypt

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 5:37pm
An Egyptian court acquitted a high-profile Irish prisoner on Monday, but handed a five-year sentence to an American arrested at the same time.

Indian Police File Murder Charge After Times Describes Cover-Up

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 5:30pm
Villagers, police officers and political leaders appear to have worked together to hush up a woman’s murder. A New York Times article on the case led to an arrest.

Hurricane Maria, St. Louis, Sean Spicer: Your Monday Evening Briefing

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 5:10pm
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Brazil’s New Top Prosecutor Inherits Politically Explosive Cases

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 5:04pm
Raquel Dodge, the first woman to serve as Brazil’s attorney general, takes office amid a vast corruption investigation that extends to the president.

Despite Outrage Over Rohingya Crisis, Few Call for Sanctions on Myanmar

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 4:23pm
Under military rule, Myanmar was one of the most sanctioned countries in the world. A return to such isolation seems unlikely, despite the violence against a minority Muslim group.

Boris Johnson Gets Back in the Brexit Game

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 4:02pm
With an inflammatory essay, he has injected himself into the debate over how to leave the E.U. — and possibly devised an intricate route to the top.

‘He’s Doing Poorly,’ Says Wife of Princeton Student Jailed in Iran

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 3:06pm
Xiyue Wang, a Ph.D. candidate, has been imprisoned in Iran for more than a year. His wife, Hua Qu, spoke about the trauma that his detainment has caused.

John W. Lewis, China Expert and Vietnam War Critic, Dies at 86

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 3:05pm
Professor Lewis opposed the war in Southeast Asia early on and later made unconventional peace overtures to Beijing and North Korea.

The Interpreter: Myanmar Follows Global Pattern in How Ethnic Cleansing Begins

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 2:24pm
What happens when a nation’s boundaries and its national identity contradict? In extreme cases, something like Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis.

Global Health: Bill and Melinda Gates Grade the World’s Health

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 11:18am
Poor nations get high marks for meeting important goals. But the Gateses warn that deep aid cuts and donor fatigue still could doom millions.

Oxygen Supplier Is Arrested in Deaths of 60 Children at Indian Hospital

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 11:15am
The supplier is the 10th person arrested in the case, which stirred outrage across India.

Acid Attack in France Injures at Least 2 American Students

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 10:10am
Four Americans, all in their 20s, were at a train station in Marseille when a woman threw acid on them, officials said. The police said “nothing suggests” it was a terrorist attack.

Trump Tweets Doctored GIF of His Golf Ball Hitting Hillary Clinton

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 10:10am
In a series of eclectic Twitter posts, President Trump also appeared to refer to Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader, as Rocket Man.

Iceland’s Government Falls After Letter Asking to Pardon Pedophile

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 9:47am
The prime minister was accused of attempting to cover up a recommendation from his father supporting clemency for a convicted child abuser.

Jellyfish Seek Italy’s Warming Seas. Can’t Beat ’Em? Eat ’Em.

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 6:58am
With climate change, jellyfish are booming in the Mediterranean, to the point that researchers say there may be little to do but to live with them.

Iran’s Holding of 2 Americans Is Illegal, U.N. Experts Find

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 4:00am
The opinion on Baquer and Siamak Namazi by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention may embarrass Iran’s president as he attends the General Assembly.

Facebook Faces a New World as Officials Rein In a Wild Web

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 3:29am
The web is not as open as it once was, with nation-states exerting their power over the internet. Facebook and other tech companies are dealing with the consequences.

Rohingya Militants Vow to Fight Myanmar Despite Disastrous Cost

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 1:50am
Concern is rising that Rohingya Muslims — both militants and those displaced in recent attacks — will be exploited by international terrorist groups.

Europe Edition: United Nations, Facebook, Hamas: Your Monday Briefing

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 12:55am
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

A Female Viking Warrior? Tomb Study Yields Clues

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 - 11:04pm
A DNA analysis has shown that remains from a famous 10th-century grave site belonged to a woman. But some experts don’t know how much that proves.