World News (NY Times)

Iceland’s Government Falls After Letter Asking to Pardon Pedophile

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 9:47am
The prime minister was accused of attempting to cover up a recommendation from his father supporting clemency for a convicted child abuser.

Jellyfish Seek Italy’s Warming Seas. Can’t Beat ’Em? Eat ’Em.

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 6:58am
With climate change, jellyfish are booming in the Mediterranean, to the point that researchers say there may be little to do but to live with them.

Iran’s Holding of 2 Americans Is Illegal, U.N. Experts Find

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 4:00am
The opinion on Baquer and Siamak Namazi by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention may embarrass Iran’s president as he attends the General Assembly.

Facebook Faces a New World as Officials Rein In a Wild Web

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 3:29am
The web is not as open as it once was, with nation-states exerting their power over the internet. Facebook and other tech companies are dealing with the consequences.

Rohingya Militants Vow to Fight Myanmar Despite Disastrous Cost

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 1:50am
Concern is rising that Rohingya Muslims — both militants and those displaced in recent attacks — will be exploited by international terrorist groups.

Europe Edition: United Nations, Facebook, Hamas: Your Monday Briefing

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 12:55am
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

A Female Viking Warrior? Tomb Study Yields Clues

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 - 11:04pm
A DNA analysis has shown that remains from a famous 10th-century grave site belonged to a woman. But some experts don’t know how much that proves.

The Rare, Potent Fuel Powering North Korea’s Weapons

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 - 10:13pm
Despite a long record of intelligence warnings, there is no evidence that Washington has ever moved with urgency to cut off Pyongyang’s access to a rocket fuel.

Asia and Australia Edition: London, North Korea, Rohingya: Your Monday Briefing

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 - 7:54pm
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Now It’s Hurricane Maria, and Caribbean Braces for New Hit

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 - 6:40pm
Less than two weeks after Hurricane Irma devastated the islands, residents learned Tropical Storm Maria had intensified and was heading their way.

When U.N. Envoy Nikki Haley Talks, Does President Trump Listen?

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 - 6:18pm
Ms. Haley has cast herself as someone who can sway President Trump on important foreign policy issues — including the value of the United Nations itself. This week will test her influence.

Syrian Children Return to School Amid the Ruins in a Rebel-Held Area

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 - 6:12pm
In the battered suburb of Douma on the outskirts of Damascus, students are trying to resume their studies, which have been cut short by war.

What We’re Watching at This Year’s United Nations General Assembly

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 - 6:11pm
North Korea, Iran, Myanmar, Climate Change. Oh, and Donald J. Trump.

The United Nations Explained: Its Purpose, Power and Problems

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 - 5:53pm
As representatives of the body’s 193 member countries gather for the annual session of the General Assembly, a look at how the institution has attempted to live up to its founders’ ambitions.

Italy, Going It Alone, Stalls the Flow of Migrants. But at What Cost?

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 - 5:17pm
Some charge that Rome’s solution to the crisis may be strengthening Libya’s most rapacious warlords, while condemning thousands to misery.

Britain Lowers Threat Level After Arrest of 2nd Man in London Subway Bombing

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 - 5:08pm
The 21-year-old man, who was not identified, was arrested late Saturday in Hounslow, the Metropolitan Police said.

Nawaz Sharif’s Supporters Win a Pakistan Election

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 - 3:48pm
The by-election was cast as a chance for voters to speak out on a Pakistan Supreme Court ruling that ousted Mr. Sharif as prime minister in July.

Walking the Line Between Covering a Rohingya Refugee Story and Changing It

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 - 11:30am
“You cannot help everyone, so you tell yourself that documenting their suffering is a form of aid.”

36 Burundian Refugees Are Shot Dead in Congo

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 - 9:47am
The Burundians had fled political violence at home but died in a clash with soldiers, according to the U.N. and a civil society group in Congo.

Why Trump Is the Most Interesting Part of the U.N. General Assembly

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 - 9:38am
Representatives from 193 nations are set to gather for the 72nd annual General Assembly. All eyes will be on President Trump as he juggles diplomatic tensions in countries like North Korea and Iran.