World News (NY Times)

Russia Blocks Aleksei Navalny’s Website, After His Inquiry Into an Oligarch

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 - 3:42pm
Ahead of an election that President Vladimir V. Putin wants to win by a lopsided vote, a Russian agency blocked his antagonist’s website.

Museum Employee’s Will Points to a Long-Lost Klimt Drawing

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 - 3:12pm
A former secretary for a museum in Linz, Austria, detailed the location of the work in her will. She died in December, and the drawing has been returned to the city.

Will the Rohingya Ever Return Home?

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 - 8:51am
Myanmar and Bangladesh are again taking up talks to repatriate the Rohingya. But conflicting goals, and wariness among the refugees, remain a roadblock.

$1.8 Billion in India Bank Fraud Raises Fears of Ripple Effects

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 - 1:28am
The scandal at Punjab National Bank, a state-controlled lender, risks drying up the loans small and medium-size businesses need to power the country’s growth.

Jordan, a Pivotal Arab Ally, Gets More U.S. Aid Despite Rancor Over Jerusalem

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 - 11:06pm
Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson was given a cordial reception in Jordan, despite lingering tensions over the Trump administration’s Mideast policy.

Florida Shooting, Jacob Zuma, Chris Rock: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 - 10:53pm
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Maldives Crisis Could Stir Trouble Between China and India

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 - 10:33pm
Opposition leaders want India to intervene against the nation’s president, who declared a state of emergency this month, and who is seen as an ally of China.

Boris Johnson Warns Against a Brexit Do-Over

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 - 8:42pm
The foreign secretary, often mentioned as potential prime minister, offered Brexit opponents some reassuring words, but no real concessions.

Netanyahu, Linked to $300,000 in Bribes, Says He Won’t Quit

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 - 8:31pm
Facing bribery charges, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel still has a commanding hold on power.

Islamabad Journal: ‘You Can’t Ban Love’: Pakistanis Defy a Valentine’s Day Prohibition

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 - 8:20pm
In Islamabad, plenty of couples found ways to celebrate the outlawed holiday, which was deemed last year to be “against the teachings of Islam.”

In ‘Paradigm Shift,’ Trudeau Announces Talks on Indigenous People’s Rights

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 - 8:17pm
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced talks on changing Canada’s legal system to guarantee Indigenous rights.

Rio Carnival Is Marred by Violence as City’s Security Troubles Worsen

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 - 7:11pm
The governor of the state of Rio acknowledged that there were not enough police officers patrolling the streets of Rio de Janeiro for the celebrations.

10 Million Catholics in China Face Storm They Can’t Control

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 - 6:44pm
As the powers that be in Beijing and the Vatican negotiate over who appoints clerics, many worshipers have more pressing worries.

Jacob Zuma Resigns as South Africa’s President

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 - 6:29pm
Cyril Ramaphosa, newly elected as the leader of the African National Congress, is in line to be the next leader of the country.

Letter 45: ‘Enough With That Desolate, Overheated Outback stuff.’

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 - 5:26pm
Australia Letter readers pitch their own versions of a “Crocodile Dundee” update, going a long way away from Paul Hogan and “that’s not a knife.”

Jacob Zuma’s Legacy Is a Weakened South Africa

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 - 5:16pm
Jacob Zuma’s legacy includes a series of scandals, increased corruption, few successes and a loss of faith in Nelson Mandela’s party.

Morgan Tsvangirai, Longtime Foe of Mugabe in Zimbabwe, Dies at 65

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 - 4:26pm
A former labor leader and prime minister, he seemed on the cusp of defeating Mr. Mugabe in 2008, only to be subjected to bloody intimidation.

U.S. May Seek to Put Pakistan on Terrorism-Finance List

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 - 4:14pm
Pakistani officials fear the development would leave their country financially isolated, as Washington ratchets up the pressure after cutting $1.3 billion in aid.

Hoping for $100 Billion to Rebuild, Iraq Got Less Than a Third

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 - 3:27pm
And much of the total came not in grants but in loans, guarantees and investments. Regional officials nevertheless proclaimed the donor event a success.

German Coalition Deal Has Both Sides Sour, Even Before the Ink Dries

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 - 2:55pm
Chancellor Angela Merkel has been forced to make a spirited defense, while her prospective partner, head of the Social Democrats, was pushed aside.