World News (NY Times)

Greece Offers Bond Swap in a Charge Toward Financial Freedom

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 12:12am
The proposed bond conversion could help ease a staggering debt burden that at one point threatened to push Greece out of the eurozone.

Senate, Zimbabwe, da Vinci: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 12:06am
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Rohingya Were Raped Systematically by Myanmar’s Military, Report Says

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 12:01am
Human Rights Watch found that the raping of Rohingya Muslim women and girls was even more widespread than earlier suspected.

Rex Tillerson Tells Myanmar Leaders to Investigate Attacks on Rohingya

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 12:01am
Visiting Myanmar’s capital, he called the violence “crimes against humanity,” and said that targeted sanctions against individuals might be called for.

Vancouver Limits Airbnb, in an Effort to Combat Its Housing Crisis

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 - 10:16pm
Vancouver is the largest Canadian city to limit Airbnb. The company says it will challenge the new rules.

Australia’s Curious Path to Legalizing Gay Marriage

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 - 8:22pm
A public opinion survey pointing to approval for same-sex marriage is being celebrated and criticized, even among gay couples demanding equality.

European Union Chastises Poland, and Draws a Sharp Rebuke

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 - 8:12pm
The European Parliament might suspend Poland’s voting rights in the E.U. It would be the most serious rift yet with Warsaw’s right-wing leaders.

Trump Declares ‘America First’ Policy a Success After Asia Trip

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 - 8:00pm
Home from a 12-day trip to Asia with few concrete achievements, Mr. Trump made no significant announcements in what he had hyped as “a major statement.”

Grace Mugabe’s Fierce Battle for Power in Zimbabwe

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 - 7:59pm
Grace Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s first lady, is in the middle of the fight for the country’s presidency. Her rising power may have prompted the military to take over.

Grace Mugabe Became a Target of Zimbabwe’s Anger

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 - 7:51pm
Robert Mugabe’s wife helped oust two successive vice presidents who rivaled her as potential successors to her ailing husband.

Robert Mugabe’s Long Reign in Zimbabwe: A Timeline

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 - 7:32pm
Here’s a look at the leader’s public life over the past half century.

Signs of Russian Meddling in Brexit Referendum

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 - 7:24pm
Researchers have found evidence that Russian-language or Kremlin-linked Twitter accounts pushed divisive messages in British politics, too.

Volgograd Journal: For Russians, 75 Years Later, Stalingrad Is a Battle to Remember

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 - 7:13pm
The 200 days of fighting along the Volga River came to be a defining event of World War II. For a Russian conflict photographer, it remains a touchstone.

A Joke About the Nile Lands an Egyptian Pop Queen in Court

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 - 5:38pm
The singer Sherine Abdel-Wahab has been charged with incitement and harming the public interest after joking about a waterborne disease transmitted by parasitic worms.

Russia May Make All Outside News Media Register as ‘Foreign Agents’

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 - 5:02pm
The measure is said to be a response to a U.S. requirement imposed on the state-owned RT television network, but it is far broader in scope.

Vanu Bose, Who Brought Cellular Service to Remote Areas, Dies at 52

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 - 12:31pm
Mr. Bose, whose father founded the Bose Corporation, was an innovator in his own right, developing wireless networks that helped Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

A Radioactive Cloud Wafts Over Europe, With Russia as Chief Suspect

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 - 9:02am
High levels of a substance called ruthenium 106 detected over the Continent have prompted concern about a possible cover-up by Moscow.

In Zimbabwe Crisis, Is Mugabe’s Reign Over?

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 - 8:30am
Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s 93-year-old president who has ruled for almost four decades, has been put under house arrest by the military.

Zimbabwe’s Military, in Apparent Takeover, Says It Has Custody of Mugabe

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 - 8:09am
President Robert G. Mugabe was in custody, military officials said, adding that they would be “targeting criminals around him” as “the situation in our country has moved to another level.”

Australia Votes for Gay Marriage, Clearing Path to Legalization

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 - 4:43am
“They voted ‘yes’ for fairness, they voted ‘yes’ for commitment, they voted ‘yes’ for love,” said Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Now it’s up to Parliament.