World News (NY Times)

Hungary’s Democracy Is in Danger, E.U. Parliament Decides

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 - 10:33am
Lawmakers backed rare measures to punish Viktor Orban’s government for the erosion of democratic standards. But final sanctions are up to national leaders.

Tech Fix: New iPhones Are Coming. Here’s How to Save on an Upgrade.

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 - 10:31am
With Apple expected to introduce pricier and bigger-screen iPhones this week, here are a few tips on how to upgrade your device without breaking the bank.

Fight to Retake Last ISIS Territory Begins

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 - 10:25am
American-backed forces moved against the last slice of the Islamic State caliphate in the Middle East. But even stripped of its land holdings, the group remains a potent threat.

Why a ‘Dramatic Dip’ in ISIS Attacks in the West Is Scant Comfort

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 - 10:19am
The number of attempted attacks by the Islamic State held steady this year. What has changed is that the majority are intercepted by law enforcement.

Putin Says Skripal Suspects Are Civilians, Not Criminals

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 - 9:38am
The Russian president urged the two men, whom Britain identified as intelligence agents and charged with attempted murder, to tell their side of the story.

E.U.’s Leadership Seeks to Contain Hungary’s Orban

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 - 7:33am
As the Hungarian prime minister built an “illiberal state,” creating a template for the far right, center-right leaders in Brussels did little to stop him.

It’s Not Just You: 2017 Was Rough for Humanity, Study Finds

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 - 6:08am
Humanity had its darkest year in at least a decade, according to a Gallup survey of the emotional lives of more than 154,000 people around the world.

Hurricane, Typhoon or Cyclone? Same Storm, Different Name

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 - 4:38am
Tropical cyclones occur all over the world, but what they’re called depends on where they form.

South Korea Dispatch: Migrants Expected Warm Welcome on Korean Resort Island. They Were Wrong.

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 - 4:02am
Fleeing catastrophe in Yemen, hundreds of asylum seekers have turned up on Jeju, a South Korean honeymoon spot. Their arrival has created a wave of intense opposition and fear.

Serena Williams Cartoon, Called Racist, Gets New Life on Paper’s Front Page

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 - 3:18am
The Herald Sun in Australia doubled down in defense of a drawing, assailing “our new politically correct life.”

Beauty or Beast? Iceland Quarrels Over an Invasive Plant

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 - 2:47am
Nootka lupine, introduced in the 1970s to control soil erosion, has spread wildly, threatening native species. But many adore its purplish blue flowers.

Bombing in Afghanistan Kills at Least 68 at Peaceful Protest

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 - 1:01am
Four attacks on Tuesday in Nangarhar Province, including three at schools, followed a pattern by the Islamic State in the country.

South Korean Leader Urges ‘Bold Decisions’ on North’s Denuclearization

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 - 11:15pm
President Moon Jae-in of South Korea encouraged North Korea and the United States to engage in a give-and-take exchange to break their stalled diplomacy.

Mark Carney, Bank of England Governor, Will Stay in Charge Until 2020

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 - 10:24pm
Mr. Carney has been sharply criticized by ardent supporters of Britain’s exit from the European Union. They have accused him of taking partisan positions against Brexit.

Australia Diary: Not in My Backyard

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 - 9:58pm
When your lawn becomes a popular kangaroo restaurant.

The Big Hole in Germany’s Nazi Reckoning? Its Colonial History

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 - 9:00pm
Germany has yet to come to terms with its violent colonial legacy in Africa, which laid the groundwork for Nazi atrocities, historians and activists say.

A Trump Visit to Ireland Is Now Up in the Air

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 - 6:49pm
A planned visit by President Trump to Ireland has been postponed, the Irish prime minister’s office said Tuesday. The White House was more equivocal.

Hundreds of Thousands of Catalans Rally for Independence in Barcelona

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 - 6:45pm
The rally in downtown Barcelona was the largest show of force by Catalan separatists since a botched declaration of independence last October.

Your Tuesday Evening News Briefing: 9/11, Hurricane Florence, Serena Williams

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 - 5:02pm
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Kulsoom Nawaz, Wife of Jailed Former Pakistan Leader, Is Dead

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 - 4:30pm
Ms. Nawaz died in London as her husband and one of her daughters were serving prison sentences back home on corruption charges.