World News (NY Times)

A Spring Thaw? Trump Now Has ‘Very Good’ Words for China’s Leader

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 - 5:34pm
President Trump came into office fuming about China. But lately he has been describing his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, as if he were an old pal.

Facing Military Pressure, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Ousts 2 Top Aides

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 - 4:05pm
Saturday’s dismissals were the latest chapter in a showdown over a news article published in October that has infuriated the powerful military.

Pope Francis Urges U.S. and North Korea to Step Away from the Brink

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 - 3:48pm
The pope, returning to Rome from a two-day trip to Egypt, says a nuclear conflict could be disastrous for “the future of humanity.”

Marines Return to Helmand Province for a Job They Thought Was Done

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 - 2:43pm
Thousands of Marines once flooded the Afghan province to push out the Taliban. Now 300 have returned there, and a difficult mission lies ahead.

Thousands of Russians Present Letters of Protest in Demonstrations

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 - 1:18pm
The protests were initiated by the Open Russia organization founded by Mikhail B. Khodorkovsky, an exiled former oil tycoon.

European Union Leaders, Gathering Without May, Endorse Guidelines on ‘Brexit’ Talks

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 - 12:38pm
The European Union leaders gathered in Brussels without Prime Minister Theresa May and backed a tough strategy on talks for Britain’s divorce from the bloc.

100 Days: The Making of a Legacy: First Steps in the Trump Era

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 - 11:38am
While his actions have produced few of the policy changes he had promised as a candidate, President Trump has moved to set the nation on a radically different course. Here is a look at his record to date.

Marine Le Pen Will Name a Former Rival Prime Minister if Elected

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 - 10:59am
Ms. Le Pen said she had reached an agreement with Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, a right-wing politician who shares her distrust of the European Union.

China Deports American Woman Convicted on Spying Charge

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 - 3:31am
The deportation ended uncertainty about the fate of Phan Phan-Gillis of Houston, who was sentenced on Tuesday to three and a half years in prison on an espionage charge.

Despite the ‘Yuck Factor,’ Leeches Are Big in Russian Medicine

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 - 2:23am
Russians use about 10 million leeches a year to treat heart disease, glaucoma, prostatitis, hypertension and even lower back pain.

In Mexico, ‘It’s Easy to Kill a Journalist’

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 - 2:00am
The state of Veracruz is the hemisphere’s most dangerous place to be a reporter. The authorities seem ill equipped to stop attacks on the press, and in some cases appear entangled in them.