World News (NY Times)

75-Year-Old Mayor Is Attacked in Greece, and Nationalists Rejoice

Tue, 22 May 2018 - 4:04am
Yiannis Boutaris, known for his outspoken views against far-right violence and racism, was assaulted at a ceremony commemorating victims of a World War I genocide.

Trump-Kim Summit Meeting Is a ‘99.9% Done Deal,’ South Korea Says

Tue, 22 May 2018 - 2:43am
South Korea moved to confront growing doubts about whether the meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong-un would actually take place.

Italy’s Populists Move Closer to Power, With Little-Known Pick for Prime Minister

Tue, 22 May 2018 - 2:36am
Giuseppe Conte, a civil law professor with a long résumé, must still be approved. But his main qualification may be his willingness to do the bidding of his backers.

Trump’s Charm and Threats May Not Be Working on China. Here’s Why.

Tue, 22 May 2018 - 1:58am
President Trump threatened tariffs on $150 billion in goods, then tried conciliation. Beijing’s response either way: Rebuff the offers and avoid specific pledges.

Venice Journal: A Chance to Spend 99-Plus Years in Venice (in the Afterlife)

Tue, 22 May 2018 - 1:53am
Even if you can’t afford a palazzo on the Grand Canal, you might be able to bid for a plot in the cemetery of San Michele.

British Woman Serving 5-Year Sentence in Iran Faces New Charges

Tue, 22 May 2018 - 1:51am
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe could have more time tacked on to her conviction for spying, possibly because of a gaffe by Boris Johnson, the British foreign minister.

Ireland, Enthusiastic About Gay Rights, Frets Over Abortion

Mon, 21 May 2018 - 11:54pm
While the once-profound influence of the Catholic Church has faded, abortion is an exception, leaving the results of the coming referendum unpredictable.

Dozens Die in Karachi From Relentless Heat

Mon, 21 May 2018 - 11:54pm
The 15 million residents of Karachi, the Pakistani port city known as a concrete jungle, are enduring a heat wave with little relief in sight.

Australian Archbishop Philip Wilson Guilty of Sexual Abuse Cover-Up

Mon, 21 May 2018 - 11:44pm
He became the highest-ranking Catholic official to be convicted of concealing child sexual abuse, and could face two years in prison.

Regional Australia, Part 2 of 2: Australia’s Immigration Solution: Small-Town Living

Mon, 21 May 2018 - 8:54pm
How rural Australia opened itself to the world and became a model of integration and revival.

How to Win an Election in Venezuela: Control the Food

Mon, 21 May 2018 - 8:39pm
Subsidized eggs and frozen chickens may help to explain why President Nicolás Maduro stayed in power. Our correspondents followed his supporters as they enticed undernourished citizens to vote for Mr. Maduro in exchange for food.

Obama, Gina Haspel, Texas: Your Monday Evening Briefing

Mon, 21 May 2018 - 8:07pm
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

REgional Australia, PArt 1 of 2: A Booming Economy With a Tragic Price

Mon, 21 May 2018 - 5:55pm
Australia is a breadbasket to the world and a globalization success story. So why are its farmers killing themselves?

If War Comes? Stock Up on Tortillas and Wet Wipes, Sweden Suggests

Mon, 21 May 2018 - 5:52pm
The country released a revised handbook titled “If Crisis or War Comes,” its first such update since the Cold War era.

In Hard-Line Speech, Pompeo Criticizes Iran’s Behavior

Mon, 21 May 2018 - 5:30pm
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered a remarkably hard-line speech about Iran, offering no concessions to European leaders who want to do business with Tehran.

Meghan Markle Introduces the British Monarchy to the African-American Experience

Mon, 21 May 2018 - 4:51pm
Centuries of tradition seemed to peel away as Bishop Michael Curry spoke to the crowd of aristocrats in the cadence of the black American church.

Ken Livingstone Quits U.K. Labour Party in Anti-Semitism Dispute

Mon, 21 May 2018 - 4:10pm
The former London mayor resigned more than two years after being suspended in a dispute that was an embarrassment to the party leadership.

U.K. Court Dismisses Charges Over Qatar Fund-Raising by Barclays

Mon, 21 May 2018 - 3:27pm
The case was the first in the country against a bank for actions during the global financial crisis, and the decision is a blow to British regulators.

U.K. Lawmakers Say Dirty Russian Money Is Still Flowing to London

Mon, 21 May 2018 - 2:11pm
Despite the government’s tough talk, a hard-hitting parliamentary report says it is business as usual for Russian oligarchs in the city’s financial “laundromat.”

U.K. Unlikely to Block Comcast’s Proposed Sky Takeover, Minister Says

Mon, 21 May 2018 - 1:59pm
The decision by Britain’s culture secretary is the latest twist in a takeover battle between Comcast and Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox for control of the British satellite broadcaster.