World News (NY Times)

Spanish Judge Drops Pursuit of Puigdemont, Catalonia Separatist Leader

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 - 10:08pm
A Spanish judge withdrew a European arrest warrant against Carles Puigdemont, the ex-leader of Catalonia, after a German court ruled he could only be extradited for fraud not rebellion.

How E.U. Is Getting Ready for Chaos in a Worst-Case Brexit

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 - 9:33pm
European Union countries are hiring thousands of staff, buying drones and preparing for huge delays as they gird for a worst-case scenario.

A 4-Day Workweek? A Test Run Shows a Surprising Result

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 - 9:28pm
A New Zealand firm reduced its workweek to 32 hours over four days, and found that workers were more productive during their time at work.

A Cobra Strikes. A Magician Is Stricken. Middle Eastern Foes Unite.

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 - 8:38pm
After an Egyptian cobra bit a famous Turkish illusionist, officials scrambled to get him to Cairo for treatment. It was a rare instance of cooperation between the countries.

Report Finds Surprisingly High Rate of Slavery in Developed Countries

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 - 7:26pm
A human rights group found that more than 40 million people worldwide are trapped in forced labor and sexual exploitation.

Inside That Black Sarcophagus in Egypt? 3 Mummies (and No Curses)

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 - 6:24pm
A sarcophagus found in a pit in Alexandria last week was opened after much speculation over who, or what, was inside.

Israeli Law Declares the Country the ‘Nation-State of the Jewish People’

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 - 6:23pm
Critics say that by giving a special status to Jews — and downgrading the status of the Arabic language — the legislation diminishes non-Jewish citizens.

Montenegro: What to Know About the Tiny NATO Ally Trump Slighted

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 - 5:28pm
The newest NATO member state is in the spotlight, thanks to comments made by President Trump.

Tariffs Imperil a Hometown Business in South Carolina: BMW

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 - 5:24pm
The automaker became the No. 1 exporter of American-made cars, transforming Spartanburg. Now it is weighing the impact of an escalation of the trade fight.

Trump, Putin, Facebook: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 - 5:12pm
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

U.S.-Funded Broadcaster Directed Ads to Americans

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 - 4:59pm
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty is mostly restricted by law from promoting its content in the United States except on request.

American Accused of Being ISIS Fighter in Syria Faces Prosecution in U.S.

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 - 4:48pm
Ibraheem Musaibli, who is from Michigan, is being held in Syria. So is an Indiana woman whose husband died fighting for ISIS. The U.S. is bringing them home.

Putin Says Trump’s Critics in U.S. Are Trying to Undermine Meeting

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 - 4:42pm
The Russian president warned that unspecified forces in the United States were trying to reverse the results of the talks in Helsinki, Finland.

Facebook to Remove Misinformation That Leads to Violence

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 - 3:51pm
Critics say the company has not done enough to block false posts that have led to attacks in countries including Sri Lanka, Myanmar and India.

Tech Fix: For Android Users, Europe’s Google Ruling Leaves Unanswered Questions

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 - 2:03pm
The European Union fined Google a record $5.1 billion. But the ruling will probably have little effect on current Android users.

Tensions Escalate Between Greece and Russia, With Macedonia in the Middle

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 - 12:17pm
As a war of words sharpened between Athens and Moscow, the Russian foreign minister canceled a visit to Athens.

Erdogan, Flush With Victory, Seizes New Powers in Turkey

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 - 11:17am
In a flurry of decrees since his inauguration last week, the Turkish president has made clear that he will wield unchecked authority in all walks of life.

Trump Bashes E.U. Over $5.1 Billion Fine for Google

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 - 10:41am
President Trump has repeatedly criticized the European Union for what he insists are its unfair trading practices.

U.K. Supermarket to Have ‘Quieter Hour’ for People With Autism

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 - 9:50am
For an hour on Saturdays, Morrisons will dim the aisles, silence the music and take other steps aimed at easing sensory overload.

China Is a Climate Leader but Still Isn’t Doing Enough on Emissions, Report Says

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 - 9:31am
The world’s largest emitter of greenhouses gases is making significant progress, a former U.S. energy official has found, but not yet fast enough to meet global targets.