World News (NY Times)

Syria Regains Control of Damascus, After Seven Years of Fighting

Mon, 21 May 2018 - 12:56pm
With the last of 1,600 militants departing from the Palestinian camp of Yarmouk, fighting around the capital is over. Peace, though, remains elusive.

Global Health: For First Time, W.H.O. Names Some Lab Tests ‘Essential’

Mon, 21 May 2018 - 12:50pm
Forty years after creating its “essential medicines” list, which revolutionized the struggle to get drugs to the poor, the agency tackles diagnostics.

In China, Photo of Trade Talks Embodies ‘Young’ Country Passing Aging U.S.

Mon, 21 May 2018 - 10:16am
Social media users noticed a distinct age gap between the Chinese delegates and the American lawmakers who met them in Washington.

Trump Grappling With Risks of Proceeding With North Korea Meeting

Mon, 21 May 2018 - 9:00am
President Trump was surprised and angered by a statement issued by the North’s chief nuclear negotiator, who declared that the country would not swap its nuclear weapons capability for economic aid.

Grenfell Tower Inquiry Opens in London With Focus on Victims

Mon, 21 May 2018 - 8:51am
The first nine days of the public investigation are to be devoted to tributes to the dead by friends and families, reflecting the powerful emotions at play.

Venezuela Election Won by Maduro Amid Widespread Disillusionment

Mon, 21 May 2018 - 6:12am
Nicolás Maduro won a second term as president of Venezuela, in a contest that critics said was heavily rigged in his favor and which many voters shunned.

Pakistan Has Just One New Polio Case, but Isn’t Declaring Victory Yet

Mon, 21 May 2018 - 4:47am
The country has come tantalizingly close to eradicating the virus in recent years, only to be foiled by instability, mistrust and attacks on vaccinators.

U.K. Visa for Roman Abramovich, Russian Billionaire, Is Delayed

Mon, 21 May 2018 - 3:45am
Mr. Abramovich, owner of Chelsea, missed a high-profile soccer match after his visa expired. It’s unclear if his troubles are a bureaucratic hiccup or if Britain is clamping down.

As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Wed, a New Era Dawns

Mon, 21 May 2018 - 1:57am
An extraordinary ceremony with strong elements of African-American culture showed the couple’s determination to bring Britain’s royal family into the modern world.

Once Hated by U.S. and Tied to Iran, Is Sadr Now ‘Face of Reform’ in Iraq?

Mon, 21 May 2018 - 1:25am
Moktada al-Sadr, the upset winner of Iraq’s election, has undergone a reinvention, from a militant Shiite to an anticorruption champion whose “Iraq First” message appeals across religious divides.

Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, Reported Hospitalized

Sun, 20 May 2018 - 8:22pm
Palestinian officials and doctors gave conflicting accounts of the condition of Mr. Abbas, who is 82.

Itu Aba Journal: Island or Rock? Taiwan Defends Its Claim in South China Sea

Sun, 20 May 2018 - 5:35pm
China and Taiwan share claims to the South China Sea, but a visit to Taiwan’s “island” shows how they diverge in exercising control.

Over 10,000 Moroccans Protest U.S. Embassy Move to Jerusalem

Sun, 20 May 2018 - 5:22pm
Chanting “death to Israel,” marchers carried Palestinian flags and placards that called Jerusalem “Palestine’s eternal capital.”

A Royal Window Into a Newly Minted Duchess

Sun, 20 May 2018 - 3:47pm
“I am proud to be a woman and a feminist,” says the Duchess of Sussex, a.k.a. the American-born Meghan Markle, who married Prince Harry.

Surfacing: What This 76-Year-Old Man Can Teach About Healing

Sun, 20 May 2018 - 3:08pm
“I never lock my door; if people show up at night, I will wake up,” said I Gusti Mangku Sasak, a holistic Usada Bali healer.

Hundreds of Apps Can Empower Stalkers to Track Their Victims

Sun, 20 May 2018 - 1:51pm
Widely available services offer a range of spying abilities, including tracking people’s phones and harvesting their texts. As survivors seek help, the legal and technical hurdles are many.

Now Even Japan Is Pushing Back Against Trump’s Tariffs

Sun, 20 May 2018 - 12:30pm
Japan is considering filing a complaint with the W.T.O. against the United States for tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, a sign it could be readying for a trade war.

The Mafia Reporter With a Police Escort (and the 200 Journalists Like Him)

Sun, 20 May 2018 - 12:29pm
Paolo Borrometi is among scores of Italian journalists under police protection after their reporting angered crime figures. “That doesn’t happen in other countries,” says a press freedom advocate.

Pope Francis Names 14 Choices for New Cardinals

Sun, 20 May 2018 - 8:27am
Prelates based in Iraq and Pakistan, and the Vatican official in charge of aid for Rome’s homeless and poor, are among those to be elevated on June 29.

‘Stand by Me’: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Married

Sun, 20 May 2018 - 8:22am
He’s a grandson of Queen Elizabeth II. She’s a high-profile, biracial American. After a whirlwind courtship, they are now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.