World News (NY Times)

Trump’s Letter to Kim Canceling North Korea Summit Meeting, Annotated

Thu, 24 May 2018 - 5:07pm
President Trump on Thursday sent a letter to the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un canceling their highly anticipated summit on June 12 to discuss denuclearization.

Anatomy of a Breakup: The Turbulent Relationship of Trump and Kim Jong-un

Thu, 24 May 2018 - 4:39pm
Here’s a look at what transpired in the whole affair that led us to this point.

Galinhos Journal: ‘This Noise That Never Stops’: Wind Farms Come to Brazil’s Atlantic Coast

Thu, 24 May 2018 - 3:02pm
In Brazil, the world’s eighth-largest producer of wind power, the wind industry brings both benefits and disappointment.

Burkina Faso Cuts Ties With Taiwan, Dealing It Another Blow

Thu, 24 May 2018 - 12:34pm
Beijing has long been trying to isolate the self-governed island, and the break leaves Taiwan with only one diplomatic ally in Africa.

Canceling of Trump-Kim Meeting Shakes Asia but Could Help China

Thu, 24 May 2018 - 12:33pm
The move will disappoint some allies in Asia, hearten others and perhaps put China in the strongest position of all. Much will depend on how North Korea reacts.

Attempted Murder by Parachute? British Soldier Convicted in Sabotage Case

Thu, 24 May 2018 - 11:32am
The guilty verdict against Sgt. Emile Cilliers came after revelations about a web of lies, deceit and illicit sex, culminating in two attempts to kill his wife.

Saudis Toughen Crackdown, Blunting Good Publicity Over Letting Women Drive

Thu, 24 May 2018 - 9:08am
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman wants to ensure the reform is seen as his idea, not a concession to activists or the West.

Saint-Louis Journal: ‘Wrath of Coastal Erosion’ Is Devouring a Senegal Fishing Hub

Thu, 24 May 2018 - 8:44am
Saint-Louis, on Senegal’s Atlantic coast, has Unesco-protected architecture and a bustling fishing community. But coastal erosion threatens, and is accelerating.

Trump Initiates Trade Inquiry That Could Lead to Tariffs on Foreign Cars

Thu, 24 May 2018 - 7:13am
President Trump has instructed the commerce secretary to investigate whether imported autos pose a threat to national security, a move that could further strain relations with global allies.

How a 4-Hour Battle Between Russian Mercenaries and U.S. Commandos Unfolded in Syria

Thu, 24 May 2018 - 4:00am
Interviews and newly obtained documents provide the Pentagon’s first public on-the-ground accounting of one of the bloodiest battles the military has faced in Syria since deploying to fight ISIS.

North Korea, Calling Pence Remarks ‘Ignorant and Stupid,’ Issues New Warning on Summit

Thu, 24 May 2018 - 3:12am
The country’s vice foreign minister said that Vice President Mike Pence had made “unbridled and impudent remarks that North Korea might end like Libya.”

Letter 59: Small-Town Wisdom for You and Me

Thu, 24 May 2018 - 2:31am
It takes a lot to create a community that reflects the Enlightenment principle of equality for all. Are pig farmers better at it than urban professionals?

In Bitter Exchange, Pompeo Defends His Concerns for Diplomats’ Security

Thu, 24 May 2018 - 12:47am
In his first Capitol Hill hearing since becoming secretary of state, Mike Pompeo and a top Democrat shouted at each other over his 2015 criticism of Hillary Clinton.

Yulia Skripal Describes ‘Extremely Painful’ Recovery From Poisoning

Thu, 24 May 2018 - 12:33am
The victim of a nerve agent attack gave her first videotaped statement, in an attempt to quell swirling speculation, especially from Russia.

As America Looks Inward, China Looks to Outer Space

Wed, 23 May 2018 - 11:55pm
China’s launch of a satellite this week, part of a mission to the far side of the moon, is but one of its recent endeavors into space.

Book Explores Kim Jong-un’s Feelings About His Mother, and Other Family Tales

Wed, 23 May 2018 - 11:11pm
A memoir by Thae Yong-ho, a senior diplomat who defected, also describes Mr. Kim’s brother as a fan of Eric Clapton and portrays tensions within the Kim dynasty.

Swedish Law Now Recognizes Sex Without Consent as Rape

Wed, 23 May 2018 - 10:45pm
The Swedish Parliament passed a law requiring explicit consent — verbal or physical — from participants before they engage in a sexual act.

Canada Blocks Chinese Takeover on Security Concerns

Wed, 23 May 2018 - 9:58pm
The move comes as United States and European leaders grow increasingly skeptical of Chinese deals, often citing concerns about national security.

Italy’s Populists Get a Green Light to Govern, in New Threat to Europe

Wed, 23 May 2018 - 7:12pm
The step seems certain to make Italy the most important European Union member to fall to populist forces in a big victory for the bloc’s antagonists.

As Sisi Silences Critics, Hopes Fade That Egypt’s Crackdown Will Ease

Wed, 23 May 2018 - 6:53pm
Egyptian security officials raided the home of a well-known activist early Wednesday, the latest arrest in a wave of post-election repression.