World News (NY Times)

25 Years After Oslo Accords, Mideast Peace Seems Remote as Ever

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 - 11:28am
A handshake between Yitzhak Rabin and Yasir Arafat brought hope. But for Palestinians, nothing has turned out as they expected. Israel gained much, but not peace.

E.C.B., at Latest Meeting, Highlights Risks From Trade War

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 - 11:08am
The central bank did not shift its monetary policy, but lowered its forecasts for economic growth in Europe, in part because of tensions over trade.

Super Typhoon Mangkhut Aims at Philippines’ Breadbasket

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 - 10:18am
The storm was on track Thursday to hit the agricultural center of the Philippines with “ruinous rains,” a potential blow to an industry recovering from other recent typhoons.

Did German Spy Chief Downplay Far-Right Violence? Parliament Wants to Know

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 - 9:55am
After appearing to question the authenticity of a video showing a foreigner being chased during anti-immigrant protests, Germany’s head of domestic intelligence was called before Parliament.

Super Typhoon Mangkhut Heads Toward Philippines and China

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 - 9:48am
The storm could expose as many as 43 million people to cyclone-strength winds over the next few days.

Letter 72: Race and Banjo Paterson in Cartoon Australia

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 - 9:17am
This week’s newsletter focuses on loves, loathes and multicultural representation in illustrations about Australia. It’s Bruegel for Oz!

At Least 11 Die as Driver Plows Into Crowd in China

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 - 8:40am
Dozens were injured in the incident in Hunan Province, which the authorities called a “malicious case of intentional driving.” Terrorism was not mentioned as a possible motive.

In German Catholic Churches, Child Sex Abuse Victims Top 3,600, Study Finds

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 - 5:25am
“It is depressing and shameful,” a Catholic bishop said after a report found that thousands of children had been assaulted over decades.

Australian Politicians Threaten Schoolgirl Over National Anthem Protest

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 - 5:07am
One politician said a 9-year-old who refused to stand for the national anthem deserved a “kick up the backside.”

Ibsen Play Is Canceled in China After Audience Criticizes Government

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 - 4:10am
A German theater company’s staging of the Henrik Ibsen play “An Enemy of the People” invited audience members to voice their complaints about society.

Rohingya Crisis ‘Could Have Been Handled Better,’ Aung San Suu Kyi Says

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 - 2:13am
Myanmar’s civilian leader refused to criticize her country’s top generals, who the United Nations says should be tried for genocide.

Your Wednesday Evening News Briefing: Apple, Hurricane Florence, CBS

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 - 10:50pm
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Pope Francis Summons World’s Bishops to Meet on Sexual Abuse

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 - 6:04pm
Francis called on leaders of bishops’ conferences around the world to gather in February to address a crisis that has rattled the church, and his papacy.

Lawmakers, Citing Muslim Camps, Ask Commerce Dept. to Limit Technology Sales to China

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 - 5:55pm
In a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, members of Congress argued that Chinese security forces might use certain technologies for overbearing surveillance and other human rights abuses.

Jeff Lowe, Pathfinder Up the Face of Mountains, Is Dead at 67

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 - 5:37pm
Lowe completed more than 1,000 daunting first ascents, wrote books on ice-climbing and used his fortitude to face a debilitating illness.

Ethiopia-Eritrea Border Opens for First Time in 20 Years

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 - 5:17pm
The countries, whose long war officially ended only months ago, reopened crossing points, allowing families to be reunited and clearing the way for trade.

State of the Art: The Metamorphosis of Silicon Valley C.E.O.s: From Big to Boring

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 - 5:05pm
Technology chief executives were once admired for their force-of-nature personalities and daring. Now boring is the new black (or is it beige?). Except for Elon Musk, of course.

Yemen Civilians Keep Dying, but Pompeo Says Saudis Are Doing Enough

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 - 4:42pm
The United States can continue aiding a military campaign in Yemen after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo certified that a Saudi-led coalition was doing enough to minimize deaths.

Climate Fwd:: A Huge Storm, and Newsletter Changes

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 - 2:38pm
We have a few thoughts about Hurricane Florence and climate change. And a new, more consistent format for our newsletter.

Rat in Broth Wipes $190 Million Off Restaurant Chain’s Value

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 - 11:45am
Hotpot restaurants, which have a serving setup similar to that for fondue, have been enjoying a moment in China. One diner’s video may change that.