World News (NY Times)

How a Ukrainian Hairdresser Became a Front for Paul Manafort

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 - 8:45am
To evade taxes, many shell companies are headed by “nominee directors” who can be homeless people or even victims of identity theft.

Live Briefing: Typhoon Mangkhut: More Than 40 Bodies Found in Philippines Landslide

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 - 8:07am
As Typhoon Mangkhut churned its way to China, emergency workers in the Philippines found the bodies of dozens of gold miners.

At Typhoon’s Eye in Philippines, Whipping Debris and Fervent Prayers

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 - 7:58am
Dozens were buried by landslides after the storm, and luck seemed the biggest factor in survival. “I just prayed that I would see my children again,” one survivor said.

China Accuses Taiwan of Using Students for Espionage

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 - 7:52am
“Taiwan calls on China to rein itself in from this precipice as quickly as it can,” the island’s government responded, accusing Beijing of hypocrisy.

Typhoon Mangkhut: How to Help

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 - 7:40am
Nonprofits have mobilized to help those affected by Typhoon Mangkhut, which pummeled the Philippines.

As Trump’s Trade War Mounts, China’s Wall Street Allies Lose Clout

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 - 12:35am
Beijing long turned to big banks to help get its way in Washington, but the old back channels have proven ineffective when it comes to trade tensions.

Typhoon Mangkhut Slams Hong Kong and Southern China

Sun, 16 Sep 2018 - 11:35pm
The year’s most powerful storm, which left a deadly trail in the Philippines, scored a near-direct hit on Hong Kong and Macau before churning across China’s southern coast.

U.S. Drops Charges Against Ex-Senegal Official in Chinese Energy Bribery Case

Sun, 16 Sep 2018 - 10:02pm
Prosecutors offered no explanation for dismissing the case. Cheikh Gadio was arrested 10 months ago along with a representative of CEFC China Energy.

Live Briefing: Typhoon Mangkhut: Storm Hits China as Philippines Searches for Dozens Buried in Slides

Sun, 16 Sep 2018 - 8:56pm
Remote areas of the Philippines reported dozens buried by mud, as the storm battered Hong Kong and then killed at least two others on the Chinese mainland.

News Analysis: North Korea’s Trump-Era Strategy: Keep Making A-Bombs, but Quietly

Sun, 16 Sep 2018 - 8:23pm
Kim Jong-un has shifted away from an in-your-face nuclear approach, tailoring it to his reading of President Trump.

Typhoon Mangkhut Pummels Asia

Sun, 16 Sep 2018 - 5:34pm
As the storm moved toward southern China, the search for survivors started in the Philippines, where the death toll could surpass 100.

In a Sour Season Between the U.K. and Russia, a New Casualty: Debutantes

Sun, 16 Sep 2018 - 5:21pm
Amid a spy scandal, organizers pulled the plug on an annual Russian Ball in London, saying Russian guests were having difficulty getting British visas.

Critic’s Notebook: What Is Lost When a Museum Vanishes? In Brazil, a Nation’s Story

Sun, 16 Sep 2018 - 5:00pm
Millions of objects were lost when fire gutted Brazil’s National Museum. But the meaning of such an institution is greater than the sum of its parts.

Sweden to End Twitter Experiment Letting Ordinary People Be Nation’s Voice

Sun, 16 Sep 2018 - 4:45pm
For seven years, Sweden has given control of the @sweden Twitter account to a different person each week, yielding quirky, surprising and provocative results.

Maori Language, Once Shunned, Is Having a Renaissance in New Zealand

Sun, 16 Sep 2018 - 2:00pm
Indigenous people are increasingly embracing their language while New Zealanders of European descent are looking to Maori language and culture to help make sense of their own identity.

Kyrgyzstan Dispatch: Horseback Wrestling. Bone Tossing. Dead Goat Polo. Let the Nomad Games Begin!

Sun, 16 Sep 2018 - 1:25pm
With archers, horses and headless goat carcasses, the World Nomad Games are an effort to revive nomadic traditions from Central Asia and around the world.

Tropical Storm Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut Pummel the Planet

Sat, 15 Sep 2018 - 9:46pm
Dozens of Times journalists are covering two powerful storms on opposite sides of the globe.

Typhoon Mangkhut Wreaks Havoc in Philippines, Leaving at Least 25 Dead

Sat, 15 Sep 2018 - 9:41pm
Amid the suffering, there was also relief that the storm’s damage was not much worse, at least according to the initial assessments.

Evelyn Rodriguez, Mother of Girl Killed by MS-13, Remembered for Her Guts and Courage

Sat, 15 Sep 2018 - 9:16pm
After a shrine for her daughter was removed, Evelyn Rodriguez confronted a nearby driver, a friend said. They argued. The driver sped off and ran her over.

Live Briefing: Wreaking Havoc, Deadly Storm Cuts Through the Philippines

Sat, 15 Sep 2018 - 8:56pm
By Sunday morning, at least 25 deaths from Typhoon Mangkhut had been reported. But Philippine officials were still assessing the damage.