World News (NY Times)

On Manchester Attack Anniversary, Songs and Silence

Wed, 23 May 2018 - 12:57am
The English city held a day of commemorations, including a memorial service to honor the 22 who died, a moment of silence and an event bringing together more than 80 choirs.

Denmark Minister Calls Fasting Muslims ‘a Danger’ in Ramadan

Wed, 23 May 2018 - 12:50am
The minister, Inger Stojberg, said fasting Muslims should stay home from work “to avoid negative consequences for the rest of Danish society.”

16 Dead in Afghanistan After Car Bomb Explodes as Team Tries to Defuse It

Wed, 23 May 2018 - 12:45am
Intelligence agents tracked a Taliban car bomb to an auto repair garage in Kandahar, but they failed in their attempt to disarm it.

Turkey Hands Life Sentences to 104 People Over Coup Attempt

Wed, 23 May 2018 - 12:42am
Two crucial witnesses turned against fellow defendants and revealed details of the failed effort to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2016.

‘God Made You This Way,’ Pope Is Said to Have Told Gay Man

Tue, 22 May 2018 - 11:55pm
A Chilean survivor of sexual abuse said that during his private meeting with Pope Francis, the pontiff embraced him for who he was.

Anniversary of Thai Coup Draws Uneasy Protest and Police Threats

Tue, 22 May 2018 - 10:17pm
Officials in Bangkok warned that demonstrators fighting for a return to civilian government had been identified through photographs and video footage, and that they could be prosecuted.

Can Trump Still Claim Victory if Kim Jong-un Keeps His Nuclear Arms?

Tue, 22 May 2018 - 10:11pm
North Korean denuclearization is off the table, at least in the short term. But there are other outcomes from the planned summit talks that President Trump might accept.

White House, Facebook, Georgia: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

Tue, 22 May 2018 - 9:20pm
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

A Tibetan Tried to Save His Language. China Handed Him 5 Years in Prison.

Tue, 22 May 2018 - 8:01pm
Tashi Wangchuk was sentenced to five years in prison after he spoke to The New York Times about his worries that Tibetan is a dying language.

Palestinians Ask I.C.C. to Open Full Inquiry Into Israel

Tue, 22 May 2018 - 1:45pm
Israel immediately challenged the request, which came a week after at least 60 Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire in protests at the Gaza border.

Street Style: Copenhagen

Tue, 22 May 2018 - 1:23pm
In Denmark’s capital, bicycles are the most common accessory.

Death of Japanese Climber on Everest Raises Toll This Month to 3

Tue, 22 May 2018 - 1:16pm
Officials said Nobukazu Kuriki, who had tried to reach the summit seven other times, died after he slipped and fell near Camp Three.

Trump-Kim Meeting Is Yet to Come, but U.S. Has Minted the Coins

Tue, 22 May 2018 - 12:33pm
The White House was criticized over commemorative coins to honor the planned meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong-un.

Is This the World’s Most Diverse National Park?

Tue, 22 May 2018 - 11:35am
Bringing the numbers to life for the jewel in Bolivia’s conservation crown.

As Trump Adds Sanctions on Venezuela, Its Neighbors Reject Election Result

Tue, 22 May 2018 - 9:13am
A group of mainly Latin American nations said the vote had not “met with the international standards of a democratic, free, just and transparent electoral process.”

Is Facebook Just a Platform? A Lawyer to the Stars Says No

Tue, 22 May 2018 - 8:26am
Paul Tweed attracted star clients by suing publishers in Belfast, London and Dublin. He plans to hold the social media giants to the same standards.

China Cuts Car Tariffs, in a Small Offering to the U.S. on Trade

Tue, 22 May 2018 - 8:25am
The moves are likely to change little for the auto industry, though Chinese factories and German firms could benefit from slashing tariffs on parts.

They Spoke Spanish in a Montana Store. Then a Border Agent Asked for Their IDs.

Tue, 22 May 2018 - 7:24am
The agent told the two U.S. citizens: “It has to do with you guys speaking Spanish in the store in a state where it’s predominantly English-speaking.”

In Australia, Fears of Chinese Meddling Rise on U.N. Bribery Case Revelation

Tue, 22 May 2018 - 7:11am
An Australian politician identified Chau Chak Wing, an Australian citizen of Chinese descent, as a co-conspirator in a 2015 bribery case.

With Senator’s Snub, Australia Gets Stood Up by U.S. — Again

Tue, 22 May 2018 - 4:59am
Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee declined to become the ambassador, just weeks after President Trump’s previous choice was reassigned. Should Australia be taking this personally?