World News (NY Times)

Uri Avnery, Israeli Journalist and Peace Activist, Is Dead at 94

Wed, 22 Aug 2018 - 10:50am
A left-wing thorn in the government’s side, he called for a Palestinian state and challenged the notion of a strictly Jewish nationality.

Hanna Mina, Syrian Novelist Who Chronicled the Poor, Dies at 94

Wed, 22 Aug 2018 - 10:49am
Mr. Mina wrote dozens of books that portrayed the oppressed in a career that spanned half a century, although only two have been translated into English.

Chinese State TV Mocks Trump in Sarcastic Video

Wed, 22 Aug 2018 - 9:44am
A video takes direct aim at President Trump, portraying him as a bumbling leader who is indirectly advancing China’s interests.

Singapore Says ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Author Skipped Military Service

Wed, 22 Aug 2018 - 5:37am
Kevin Kwan, who left the country as a child, could face a fine or possible imprisonment for not fulfilling his national service obligations.

South Korea Pushes Ahead With Diplomatic Office in North Korea

Wed, 22 Aug 2018 - 4:33am
Some see a “liaison office” as a first step toward denuclearizing the peninsula, but critics contend it concedes too much to the North for little in return.

Jailed for a Year, Cambodian Opposition Leader Is Denied Bail

Wed, 22 Aug 2018 - 3:56am
Kem Sokha, leader of the outlawed Cambodia National Rescue Party, has been held without trial.

Asia Argento Scandal Makes for Open Season on #MeToo in Italy

Wed, 22 Aug 2018 - 1:07am
The actress has gone from being the imperfect spokeswoman of a movement already having difficulty gaining traction in Italy to a pariah in the nation’s media.