World News (NY Times)

Spain to Exhume Franco From Monument He Had Built

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 - 1:28pm
The Valley of the Fallen was built to honor the civil war dead. Spain’s leftist government says it is wrong to honor a dictator there, too.

Police Move to Clear Treehouse Protest Against Coal Mine in German Forest

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 - 12:13pm
German police began tearing down the first of about 60 treehouses to evict protesters from a site that has come to symbolize the country’s split over coal.

Putin’s Ex-Bodyguard Challenges Navalny to a Duel (of a Sort)

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 - 8:45am
The challenge stirred scorn and ridicule, until the presidential spokesman welcomed the suggestion and Parliament moved to legalize dueling.

Philippines Is Haunted by Chaos of Earlier Storm as Typhoon Mangkhut Hits

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 - 3:37am
As the Philippines prepares for Super Typhoon Mangkhut this weekend, its leaders hope to avoid any repeat of a shattering typhoon in 2013.

North and South Korea Open Full-Time Liaison Office at Border

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 - 3:27am
South Korea is pushing ahead to improve ties with the North, despite doubts over its willingness to end its nuclear weapons program.

Philippines Scrambles to Prepare as Typhoon Bears Down

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 - 11:19pm
Emergency workers stockpiled supplies in the powerful storm’s path, and people were urged to go to evacuation centers.

We Were Tourists, Not Assassins, Novichok Attack Suspects Say

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 - 11:08pm
Two men accused by Britain in the nerve agent poisoning of a former spy said they were sports nutritionists with a yen for travel, not Russian intelligence officers.

Your Thursday Evening News Briefing: Hurricane Florence, Trump, Brett Kavanaugh

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 - 9:45pm
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Netanyahu Aide Steps Aside After Sexual Assault Allegations

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 - 9:18pm
A top aide to the Israeli prime minister is taking a leave of absence in the wake of allegations that he sexually assaulted several women.

Loss of Indigenous Works in Brazil Museum Fire Felt ‘Like a New Genocide’

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 - 7:53pm
The destruction of indigenous artifacts and documents was a personal blow for the descendants of Brazil’s oldest inhabitants, who had long fought to preserve their heritage.

Kushner Says Punishing Palestinians Won’t Hurt Chance for Peace Deal

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 - 6:33pm
Speaking 25 years after the Oslo peace accords were signed, Jared Kushner said President Trump had stripped away the “false realities” that surround Middle East peacemaking.

What Happened to Fan Bingbing, China’s Most Famous Actress?

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 - 5:46pm
One of the most recognizable Chinese celebrities in the world has suffered a precipitous, and still mostly unexplained, fall from grace after accusations of tax evasion.

Doug Ford, Ontario’s Premier, Takes On Canada’s Judiciary

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 - 4:56pm
Doug Ford, who is often compared to President Trump, is trying to override an Ontario court that declared unconstitutional his effort to reduce the size of the Toronto city council.

Pussy Riot Activist Hospitalized in Moscow as Fellow Members Suspect Poisoning

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 - 4:44pm
Pyotr Verzilov, who was sentenced to jail for interrupting the World Cup final in July, lost his sight, speech and mobility shortly after a court hearing, his partner said.

Leaders of Sistine Chapel Choir Face Vatican Fraud Investigation

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 - 4:05pm
Prosecutors are investigating whether the top officials of the world’s oldest active choir mishandled some of the choir’s funds.

American Bishops Meet With Pope Francis About Abuse

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 - 3:44pm
The bishops sought an inquiry into the Vatican’s handling of a former cardinal accused of sexual misconduct, but the meeting’s outcome was not disclosed.

Kofi Annan, Former U.N. Chief, Is Honored in State Funeral

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 - 3:38pm
Global and local leaders gathered in his native Ghana for an elaborate celebration of Mr. Annan, the first black African to ever lead the United Nations.

U.S. Aid Program Vowed to Help 75,000 Afghan Women. Watchdog Says It’s a Flop.

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 - 1:13pm
An American program billed as the world’s biggest ever designed purely for female empowerment has accomplished little, a United States government study says.

Defying Erdogan, Turkey’s Central Bank Raises Interest Rates

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 - 12:26pm
The bank’s move, to ramp up the benchmark rate by 6.25 percentage points, had long been resisted by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

U.S. Attack on I.C.C. Is Seen as Bolstering World’s Despots

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 - 12:07pm
John R. Bolton’s critique of the International Criminal Court echoes criticisms from dictators and threatens the future of the court, the U.N.’s war-crimes prosecution mechanism.