World News (NY Times)

The Saturday Profile: Sweden’s Proponent of ‘Feminist Foreign Policy,’ Shaped by Abuse

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 - 12:37pm
As foreign minister, Margot Wallstrom, who broke free from a violent relationship in her 20s, is challenging assumptions in a traditionally male sphere.

New Quay Journal: A Cliff-Edge Town Visited by Poets, Dolphins — and Octopuses

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 - 8:00am
Octopuses and giant barrel jellyfish come and go in a town where Wales’s best-known alcoholic drank. The dolphins seem to be staying, so far.

Japanese Train Leaves 20 Seconds Early. Cue the Abject Apologies.

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 - 7:54am
Envious commuters unfortunate enough to live anywhere but Japan marveled at a railway company’s contrition, but even some Japanese found it excessive.

In Italy, a Neo-Fascist Party’s Small Win Creates Big Unease

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 - 5:00am
CasaPound won a seat in a Roman municipal election, raising fears that Italy may be joining the ranks of countries where the far right is rising.

U.S. Is Open to Removing Sudan From Terrorism List, Diplomat Says

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 - 4:13am
As relations thaw, a State Department official said the Trump administration wanted to see more progress on human rights.

Ex-Spy Chiefs Arrested in South Korea on Corruption Charges

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 - 3:04am
Three former spy chiefs were accused of paying monthly bribes to Park Geun-hye, the impeached South Korean president. Two of them were arrested Friday.

Sausage Roll Jesus Creates Heartburn for U.K. Bakery Firm

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 - 12:25am
To promote an advent calendar, Greggs stirred outrage with a Nativity scene in which the infant Jesus was replaced by a flaky sausage roll.

He Promised Riches and Entry to Canada. Now He’s the Subject of a Fraud Case in Vancouver.

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 - 12:00am
A British Columbia securities commission case against a wealthy immigrant accused of preying on fellow Chinese puts a spotlight on Canada’s scant fraud protections.

Trump Administration to Lift Ban on ‘Trophy’ Elephant Imports

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 11:59pm
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it planned to reverse a ban on the imports from Zimbabwe, following its earlier move to allow them from Zambia.

China’s Soccer Push Puts a Storied Team Under Murky Ownership

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 11:45pm
Fans of Italy’s A.C. Milan greeted its new owner as a savior. Today, as the debt-burdened team bleeds money, questions swirl around its new benefactor.

Cambodia’s Top Court Dissolves Main Opposition Party

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 11:00pm
The ruling, criticized by the U.N. and by rights groups, eliminated the most viable challenger to the country’s authoritarian leader before elections next year.

Iranians Are Outraged Over Shoddy Construction in Earthquake Zone

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 10:50pm
The largest hospital in the earthquake zone nearly collapsed. Iran’s president wants to investigate.

In U.N. Showdown, Russian Veto Kills Syria Chemical Arms Panel

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 7:34pm
It was the 10th time Russia had used its veto power to protect the Syrian government in the nearly seven-year-old war.

China Craves Electric Cars, While U.S. Flirts With Ending Tax Credit

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 6:06pm
As American lawmakers weigh a repeal, automakers are gathering in China, a country demanding they sell more electric cars.

A Strongman Nicknamed ‘Crocodile’ Is Poised to Replace Mugabe

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 5:55pm
Emmerson Mnangagwa, 75, was vice president until his abrupt dismissal last week. He has close ties to the military. Observers fear he is as ruthless as the man he is set to succeed.

Republicans, Franken, Mugabe: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 5:46pm
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Inside the Truce Village Where a North Korean Soldier Defected

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 5:02pm
It’s the only spot in the DMZ where soldiers from the North and South stand just feet from one another. It’s also one of the few where someone could make a break for it.

Seeing U.S. in Retreat Under Trump, Japan and China Move to Mend Ties

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 4:34pm
With President Trump creating unease in Asia, two longtime adversaries inch toward a possible rapprochement that reflects a shifting power balance.

Grenfell Tower Fire Killed 71, British Police Say

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 3:57pm
The official toll, which was lower than first estimated, was announced after the last victims in the West London blaze were identified.

Zimbabwe, With Mugabe in Custody, Ventures Into Uncharted Territory

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 3:32pm
Representatives of South Africa and of the Roman Catholic Church tried to defuse the crisis after the president was placed under house arrest by the army.