World News (NY Times)

First Cuba, Now China? An American Falls Ill After ‘Abnormal’ Sounds

Wed, 23 May 2018 - 5:57pm
The State Department said a U.S. government employee posted in Guangzhou had signs of possible brain injury. But it has not identified a cause.

Trump, Georgia, N.F.L.: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

Wed, 23 May 2018 - 5:02pm
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Turkey’s Currency Plunges, Potentially Threatening Erdogan’s Re-election Bid

Wed, 23 May 2018 - 4:49pm
The president called early elections hoping to get out ahead of economic troubles, but the lira’s dive caught up with him before the June vote.

Body of Pakistani Girl Killed in Texas School Shooting Is Returned Home

Wed, 23 May 2018 - 4:25pm
Just days before she was to go home to Pakistan after her time as a foreign exchange student, Sabika Sheikh, 17, was killed in the shooting at Santa Fe High School.

Macron Vowed to Make France a ‘Start-Up Nation.’ Is It Getting There?

Wed, 23 May 2018 - 3:38pm
France has quickly become one of the hottest destinations in Europe for technology investment, but it faces big challenges in its mission to become a leader.

U.S. Disinvites China From Military Exercise Amid Rising Tensions

Wed, 23 May 2018 - 2:51pm
The Pentagon said Beijing’s buildup on disputed islands in the South Island Seas is not consistent with the security exercise among allies this summer.

Skipping School for Cheap Flights? You Could Be Fined in Germany

Wed, 23 May 2018 - 2:42pm
Officers in Germany recently caught 21 families trying to travel a few days before official vacations, when tickets often cost less. The fine is up to $1,200.

Italy’s New Government Will Challenge the E.U. at Its Heart

Wed, 23 May 2018 - 2:36pm
A populist Italian government could blow up the eurozone through big spending and increased debt, while challenging Brussels on Russia and migration.

Trilobites: Big Discovery in a Tiny Mammal-Like Skull Found Under a Dinosaur’s Foot

Wed, 23 May 2018 - 1:33pm
Paleontologists found a 130 million-year-old haramiyid fossil in Utah, suggesting that the ancient relatives of modern mammals spread farther across the globe than thought.

How More Carbon Dioxide Can Make Food Less Nutritious

Wed, 23 May 2018 - 1:02pm
Carbon dioxide helps plants grow. But a new study shows that rice grown in higher levels of carbon dioxide has lower amounts of several important nutrients.

Pompeo Says Mysterious Sickness Among Diplomats in Cuba Has Spread to China

Wed, 23 May 2018 - 12:22pm
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that a diplomat stationed in Guangzhou, China, suffered the same ills as those attacked in Havana.

The Interpreter: Deep in the Desert, Iran Quietly Advances Missile Technology

Wed, 23 May 2018 - 11:48am
Iran’s long-range missile program was thought to be dormant, but researchers see evidence that it may have resumed.

Oxford Lifts the Veil on Race, Wealth and Privilege

Wed, 23 May 2018 - 10:40am
For the first time, the British university released data about its admissions, and the figures showed a continuing gap in prospects along racial and economic lines.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Gets an Earful From the E.U.

Wed, 23 May 2018 - 9:53am
The chief executive had initially resisted meeting with European authorities, who have emerged as the world’s most assertive watchdog of the technology industry.

Trump Backs Away From Demand for Immediate North Korean Denuclearization

Wed, 23 May 2018 - 6:30am
The president’s hint of flexibility came after North Korea declared last week that it would never agree to unilaterally surrender its weapons and threatened to cancel a June summit meeting.

Want to See Your Baby? In China, It Can Cost You

Wed, 23 May 2018 - 4:55am
A hospital demanded that a woman pay her bills before she could see her newborn twins, illustrating a plight that many face in the Chinese medical system.

London Journal: The Red Phone Box, a British Icon, Stages a Comeback

Wed, 23 May 2018 - 3:22am
Once unwanted relics, the booths are being retooled in imaginative ways, including as cellphone repair shops, tiny cafes and defibrillator sites.

Australia Diary: Big Things and Long Goodbyes

Wed, 23 May 2018 - 2:40am
A poem remembering a last road trip taken together before a long separation.

Killer Dogs Take 14 Lives. Did Closing Slaughterhouses Play a Role?

Wed, 23 May 2018 - 1:09am
Villagers whose children have been killed by wild dogs blame Hindu-right politicians for closing slaughterhouses, which they say has deprived dogs of food and made them violent.

Nicolás Maduro Expels Top U.S. Diplomats from Venezuela

Wed, 23 May 2018 - 1:02am
The newly re-elected president accused the American envoys of conspiring against his government and gave them 48 hours to leave.