World News (NY Times)

A Policeman’s Bear Hug Stops a Suicide Bomber From Killing More

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 12:55pm
The officer threw his arms around the bomber rushing toward the event hall he was guarding, sacrificing himself while limiting the death toll.

Outskirts of Athens Hit by Deadly Flash Floods

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 10:05am
At least 15 people have died after torrential rains in Greece, the latest country to be ravaged by lethal weather.

Zimbabwe’s Apparent Coup: What We Know

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 9:15am
The military has taken President Robert Mugabe into custody, but says it only plans on “targeting criminals” around the 93-year-old leader.

Robert Mugabe Under House Arrest as Rule Over Zimbabwe Teeters

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 9:13am
The nearly 40-year reign of one of Africa’s last liberation leaders appeared to be coming to a close as tanks were deployed in the streets of the capital.

With Mugabe’s Era Ending in Zimbabwe, a Warning Echoes in Africa

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 9:05am
Robert Mugabe has led Zimbabwe since 1980, but he underestimated his nation’s anger over his son’s unrestrained spending and his wife’s political ambitions.

Visit an Austrian Village, Replicated in China

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 5:00am
Enter Hallstatt, Austria, a small town in the Alps, and its replica in southern China in 360 video. Explore the towns’ more-than-similar architectural features.

Letter 34: Same-Sex Marriage and Australian Democracy

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 2:20am
This week’s newsletter explores what Australia’s approval of same-sex marriage reveals about the country.

France Invites Lebanon’s Prime Minister for a Visit. Or Is It Exile?

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 1:48am
Saad Hariri’s long absence in Saudi Arabia remains a mystery. Now his brother has spoken up, raising speculation that he could be the Saudis’ next man in Beirut.

Of Pints and Predators: Inside the U.K. Parliament’s Boozy Hangouts

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 12:48am
The clubs and bars frequented by lawmakers and aides are at the heart of the sexual harassment scandal that has engulfed Westminster.

Goldman Sachs’s China Deal Prompts Questions About Country’s U.S. Investment

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 12:19am
The bank’s $5 billion pact with an arm of the Chinese government to make deals in the United States highlights political divisions over trade and investment.

China Will Send Envoy to North Korea, Likely to Urge Nuclear Talks

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 12:13am
The move to meet with Kim Jong-un of North Korea comes less than a week after President Trump’s visit to Beijing. But analysts are skeptical about its prospects.

Restrictions Make Building a Team of Lawyers a Challenge for El Chapo

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 12:12am
A legal team of private lawyers was assembled in August, but not all have signed on because of restrictions the government has placed on the Mexican drug lord.

Greece Offers Bond Swap in a Charge Toward Financial Freedom

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 12:12am
The proposed bond conversion could help ease a staggering debt burden that at one point threatened to push Greece out of the eurozone.

Senate, Zimbabwe, da Vinci: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 12:06am
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Rohingya Were Raped Systematically by Myanmar’s Military, Report Says

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 12:01am
Human Rights Watch found that the raping of Rohingya Muslim women and girls was even more widespread than earlier suspected.

Rex Tillerson Tells Myanmar Leaders to Investigate Attacks on Rohingya

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 12:01am
Visiting Myanmar’s capital, he called the violence “crimes against humanity,” and said that targeted sanctions against individuals might be called for.

Vancouver Limits Airbnb, in an Effort to Combat Its Housing Crisis

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 - 10:16pm
Vancouver is the largest Canadian city to limit Airbnb. The company says it will challenge the new rules.

Australia’s Curious Path to Legalizing Gay Marriage

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 - 8:22pm
A public opinion survey pointing to approval for same-sex marriage is being celebrated and criticized, even among gay couples demanding equality.

European Union Chastises Poland, and Draws a Sharp Rebuke

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 - 8:12pm
The European Parliament might suspend Poland’s voting rights in the E.U. It would be the most serious rift yet with Warsaw’s right-wing leaders.

Trump Declares ‘America First’ Policy a Success After Asia Trip

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 - 8:00pm
Home from a 12-day trip to Asia with few concrete achievements, Mr. Trump made no significant announcements in what he had hyped as “a major statement.”