World News (NY Times)

G.D.P.R., a New Privacy Law, Makes Europe World’s Leading Tech Watchdog

Fri, 25 May 2018 - 2:41am
The European Union on Friday puts the world’s toughest data privacy rules into effect. The regulations are set to have an outsize impact far beyond Europe.

North Korea’s Big Moment Is Upended by Trump

Fri, 25 May 2018 - 1:04am
The event was captured by foreign journalists, but North Korea did not invite any independent nuclear monitors to verify the dismantlement.

Pakistan to Give Equal Rights to Millions in Tribal Areas, Ending a British Legacy

Thu, 24 May 2018 - 10:27pm
Laws dating from the colonial era have long denied people in the region basic rights and authorized the use of collective punishment against tribes or families.

Deutsche Bank to Cut 7,000 Jobs

Thu, 24 May 2018 - 7:55pm
The announcement is the latest sign of the lender’s curtailed ambition, and comes about a month after it said it would shrink its operations in the United States and Asia.

North Korea Says It Will Give Trump ‘Time and Opportunity’ to Reconsider

Thu, 24 May 2018 - 6:38pm
With a carefully worded statement, North Korea tried to create an impression that Mr. Kim was the mature statesman trying to salvage the diplomatic process.

Russian Military Supplied Missile That Shot Down Malaysian Jet, Prosecutors Say

Thu, 24 May 2018 - 6:00pm
An international team of investigators has traced the antiaircraft system that hit Flight 17 over Ukraine to a specific unit.

North Korea, Harvey Weinstein, Syria: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

Thu, 24 May 2018 - 5:29pm
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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.