World News (NY Times)

Brazil Looks to Crack Down on Fake News Ahead of Bitter Election

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 - 7:01pm
Officials from the judiciary and law enforcement are teaming up to try to prevent voters from being misled, arguing that freedom of speech cannot come at the cost of a tainted election.

Three Suicide Bombers Kill at Least 20 in Nigeria

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 - 3:50pm
The attackers, all believed to be women, targeted a fish market in Maiduguri, the Nigerian city that gave rise to the Islamist militants of Boko Haram.

Fire Strikes Hallowed Site in Tibet, the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 - 3:50pm
It was unclear how much damage the blaze did to the ancient Buddhist temple. But to many Tibetans, any harm to the site would be a harsh blow.

Theresa May, in Munich, Calls for Swift Security Pact and Offers Concession

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 - 3:38pm
The British prime minister, who said the pact should be signed before a “Brexit” deal, announced that Britain would respect the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice.

Fierce but Frail, Malaysia’s Mahathir, 92, Aims to Topple Protégé

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 - 2:14pm
A longtime leader, the former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has allied with opposition figures he once repressed to try to get his old job back in a coming election.

The Troll Farm: What We Know About 13 Russians Indicted by the U.S.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 - 2:14pm
Employees and associates of the Internet Research Agency, a shadowy company based in St. Petersburg, are accused of trying to interfere in the 2016 election.

Pope Revives Sexual Abuse Commission Amid Criticism of Vatican

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 - 12:25pm
An American cardinal will head the commission, the Vatican said, and it will include survivors of clergy abuse.

As Ramaphosa Hails a ‘New Dawn,’ South Africans See More of the Same

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 - 12:12pm
Few in Soweto township expect change now that Cyril Ramaphosa is president. But none can imagine voting against the African National Congress.

The Look: The Peculiar Position of India’s Third Gender

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 - 11:13am
Hijras occupy a special place in Hinduism. But their relationship to modern Mumbai, where transgender people are legally recognized, remains fraught.

Kosovo Journal: Kosovo Finds Little to Celebrate After 10 Years of Independence

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 - 2:15am
I first came to Kosovo nearly 20 years ago, when NATO intervened against Serbia in the war. A recent visit showed optimism yielding to fear and resignation.

As Kenya Political Stalemate Drags On, U.S. Becomes a Target

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 - 12:16am
The opposition coalition is beginning to fray, but some of its supporters are doubling down — by burning American flags.

Final Resting Place for Danish Prince Who Yearned to Be King: Not Beside the Queen

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 - 12:15am
The wishes of Prince Henrik, husband of Queen Margrethe II, who considered his title a mark of gender inequality and died at 83, break royal tradition.

Citing Hostility, Leader of Anti-Corruption Panel in Honduras Resigns

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 - 12:15am
The head of the panel, appointed by the Organization of American States, said his group of prosecutors lacked support from the regional body and the Honduran government.

Turkey and U.S. in Talks on Worsening Syria Crisis

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 - 12:15am
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke for hours but agreed little on tough questions that divide the NATO allies.

Seeing Bounty Abroad, Will North Koreans Change Their Homeland?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 - 9:32pm
At the Olympics, curious onlookers scrutinize visitors from the isolated North and wonder what a peek at a broader world could achieve.

Yevgeny Prigozhin, Russian Oligarch Indicted by U.S., Is Known as ‘Putin’s Cook’

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 - 8:51pm
The secretive oligarch is one of 13 Russians the special counsel charged on Friday for allegedly meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.

Turkey’s Effort to Repair Relations Trips Over Its Crackdown

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 - 7:39pm
Sentences handed down to journalists signal an intensifying campaign against independent news in Turkey, even as one reporter was released after a year in custody.

Brazil’s Military Is Put in Charge of Security in Rio de Janeiro

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 - 7:21pm
President Michel Temer’s security order for Rio is the first such military intervention in a Brazilian state since democracy returned in the 1980s.

With Blackface and Monkey Suit, Chinese Gala on Africa Causes Uproar

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 - 7:20pm
A skit in the annual Lunar New Year gala, which is broadcast live to millions, aimed to accentuate African ties. But many found the portrayals offensive.

Florida, Russia, Turkey: Your Friday Evening Briefing

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 - 6:31pm
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.