World News (NY Times)

John McCain, Donald Trump, North Korea: Your Monday Evening Briefing

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 - 8:36pm
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Struggles at Procter & Gamble Draw Scrutiny of Nelson Peltz

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 - 8:04pm
Mr. Peltz’s Trian Fund Management is seeking a board seat at the consumer products giant, signaling a ratcheting-up in the size of the corporate targets of activist investors.

South Korea Proposes Military Talks With North at Their Border

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 - 7:47pm
Such talks would be the first in years, and the North’s reaction will be the first test of the new South Korean president’s pro-dialogue policy.

Asia and Australia Edition: John McCain, North Korea, Russia: Your Tuesday Briefing

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 - 7:14pm
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Colleagues of Princeton University Scholar Convicted of Spying in Iran Express Shock

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 - 6:50pm
The conviction and 10-year sentence imposed on Xiyue Wang, who had been researching 19th-century history, could chill scholarly exchanges with Iran.

Wm. Theodore de Bary, Renowned Columbia Sinologist, Dies at 97

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 - 6:36pm
Professor de Bary, an authority in particular on Confucius, was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama.

The Master of ‘Kompromat’ Believed to Be Behind Trump Jr.’s Meeting

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 - 4:06pm
The Russian prosecutor general, Yuri Y. Chaika, a master at smearing rivals with compromising material, is widely considered to have provided the dirt on Hillary Clinton.

Mafia in Italy Siphons Huge Sums From Migrant Centers

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 - 3:16pm
A swelling migrant population has made running reception centers a source of potential local corruption and mafia penetration, investigators say.

Afghanistan More Deadly for Women and Children, U.N. Says

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 - 12:38pm
Civilian deaths are mounting, a U.N. report finds, with 1,662 killed in the first half of 2017, surpassing a record set last year.

Tillerson’s Grand Renovation Plan in State Department Gets Assistance

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 - 12:38pm
The secretary of state has hired two consulting groups to help execute a major reorganization of the department, which he called “not a highly disciplined organization.”

China Censors Winnie-the-Pooh on Social Media

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 - 12:14pm
Chinese internet users have used the bear to poke fun at President Xi Jinping, irking the ruling Communist Party.

Jordanian Sentenced to Life in Prison for Killing 3 U.S. Soldiers

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 - 11:33am
First Sgt. Ma’arik al-Tawayha had said that he thought he was under attack when he opened fire on an American convoy at an air base in Jordan last year.

Beijing Journal: A Cleanup of ‘Holes in the Wall’ in China’s Capital

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 - 9:04am
A sweeping reconstruction project has wiped out dozens of the neighborhood shops and restaurants that give the capital a bit of its rakish charm.

American Peace Activist Is Denied Entry to South Korea

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 - 8:26am
Christine Ahn, who helped arrange for a group of women including Gloria Steinem to cross the border with the North in 2015, said she might be on a blacklist.

Macron Denounces Anti-Zionism as ‘Reinvented Form of Anti-Semitism’

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 - 5:53am
Joined by Israel’s prime minister, he said the French alone were responsible for the July 1942 roundup near Paris of Jews who were sent to death camps.

Police in Europe Break Up Network Selling Illegal Horse Meat

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 - 5:04am
Sixty-six people have been arrested — all but one in Spain — for selling a product “not suitable for consumption.”

Paraglide Over Peru in 360

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 - 4:00am
Take a ride in 360 degrees with the paraglider Ricardo Mares, who is a regular over Lima’s cliffs.

Liu Xiaobo’s Death Pushes China’s Censors Into Overdrive

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 - 3:36am
After Mr. Liu’s death, the number of keyword combinations that were blocked greatly increased, and images were automatically filtered in private chats, researchers said.

The ‘Brexit’ Talks, in 200 Words

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 - 3:25am
Britain has until 2019 to negotiate its exit from the European Union. We break down the talks in 200 words.

Australian Diplomat Flips Back Trump’s Appraisal of French First Lady

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 - 1:09am
Asked about President Trump’s telling Brigitte Macron that she was in “good shape,” Foreign Minister Julie Bishop responded: “I wonder if she could say the same of him.”