World News (NY Times)

Swastikas Discovered at Polish Embassy in Israel

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 - 7:13pm
The obscene graffiti followed a remark by the Polish prime minister defending a new law criminalizing suggestions that Poland was a perpetrator of the Holocaust.

66 Feared Dead After Iran Plane Crash

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 - 6:33pm
Aseman Airlines said the plane was carrying 60 passengers and six crew members when it went down in a mountainous region south of Tehran.

Second Afghan Governor Defies Kabul Order to Resign, Adding to U.S. Headache

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 - 6:10pm
The refusal by Abdul Karim Khadam, who leads Samangan Province, to step down deepened a political schism between President Ashraf Ghani and regional leaders.

On Olympics: Why the Pyeongchang Games Are Different From All the Others

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 - 6:06pm
South Korea has imprinted its iridescent style on the Olympics, making it a feast for the senses, with bold food, bright colors and brash graphics.

The Interpreter: Russian Meddling Was a Drop in an Ocean of American-Made Discord

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 - 5:39pm
It does not take much to get Americans to turn against one another. Partisan polarization was well underway before Moscow got involved.

Netanyahu to Iran: ‘Do Not Test Israel’s Resolve’

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 - 5:28pm
Brandishing what he said was part of an Iranian drone shot down by the Israeli military, the prime minister warned in a speech in Munich against crossing Israel’s “red lines.”

Dzongsar Monastery Journal: A Dance for Tibetan New Year, Then 17 Hours in Custody

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 - 5:00pm
When a uniformed police officer showed up at the monastery, a reporting trip to write about Tibetan traditions turned into something else.

In Australia, Staying Loyal to Taiwan Can Mean Losing a Job

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 - 3:19pm
Chinese employers in Australia, mirroring Beijing’s strong-arm tactics, have fired workers who do not recognize Taiwan as part of China.

A Drifting UKIP Ousts Leader at Center of Racism Row

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 - 2:51pm
Henry Bolton, a former army officer, was removed as the head of the party after his girlfriend’s racist text messages were published in a tabloid.

How the E.U.’s Migrant Crisis Reached the Streets of Brussels

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 - 1:03pm
Sudanese migrants are increasingly visible in Brussels, around train stations, in public squares and parks, sometimes sleeping in the streets.

4 Israelis Hurt by Bomb Set in Flag at Gaza Fence, Igniting Night of Fighting

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 - 7:30am
Israel responded with two waves of airstrikes on an attack tunnel and military targets across Gaza. A rocket fired at Israel struck the roof of a home but did not explode.

In Colombia Border Town, Desperate Venezuelans Sell Hair to Survive

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 - 4:44am
Fleeing crime and economic crisis, more than half a million Venezuelans have entered Colombia, with many homeless, begging for food and suffering abuse.

President or Luxury Towers: Either Way, Trump Is the Rage in India

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 - 2:51am
President Trump’s eldest son is headed to India on a sales trip for the family’s real estate business. Indians are star-struck by a family both rich and famous.

Earthquake Strikes in Oaxaca State, Mexico, Stirring Fear

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 - 9:23pm
No deaths were immediately reported from the 7.2-magnitude quake, but 13 people were killed when a helicopter bringing officials to a town near the epicenter crashed.

Russian Trolls Were Sloppy, but Indictment Still ‘Points at the Kremlin’

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 - 9:03pm
When Russian trolling techniques were exported to the United States, it seems to have been done with a lack of discipline and secrecy. But that does not mean the operation lacked high-level support.

Meet America’s Syrian Allies Who Helped Defeat ISIS

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 - 8:51pm
They are Arabs and Kurds, men and women, young and old. Meet some of the fighters who teamed up with the United States to drive the Islamic State out of northeastern Syria.

What a Soldier Killed in Niger Left Behind

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 - 8:50pm
Jenna was relieved when her boyfriend, a U.S. Special Forces soldier, told her he was deploying to Africa, rather than to a war zone like Iraq or Afghanistan. When he was killed in an ambush in Niger, she was left with the fragments of their imagined future.

Pakistan Serial Killer Sentenced to Death for Murder and Rape of Girl, 7

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 - 8:35pm
The case caused nationwide outrage and put a spotlight on child sexual abuse in Pakistan. During the trial, the killer, Imran Ali, confessed to seven murders.

In Japan, a Liberal Maverick Is Seeking to Lead a Conservative Party

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 - 8:25pm
Taro Kono, a U.S.-educated political blue blood who has made a name as a liberal nonconformist, is positioning himself to one day replace Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Trump’s National Security Chief Calls Russian Interference ‘Incontrovertible’

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 - 7:03pm
Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster accused Moscow of engaging in “disinformation, subversion and espionage.” The comments highlighted a sharp division in the White House on how to talk about Russia’s actions.