World News (NY Times)

Texas, Republicans, Cuba: Your Friday Evening Briefing

Fri, 18 May 2018 - 6:51pm
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

After Deadly Protests, Gazans Ask: What Was Accomplished?

Fri, 18 May 2018 - 6:48pm
With scores dead and the border still intact, many extend criticism beyond Israel to Hamas, the militant group that governs Gaza.

‘I Give and You Give’: Venezuela’s Leader Dangles Food for Votes

Fri, 18 May 2018 - 5:52pm
Many international observers say the election has been engineered for President Nicolás Maduro to win despite what critics say has been years of mismanagement and an economic collapse.

Protest, Glamour and Drama: 11 Snapshots From the Cannes Red Carpet

Fri, 18 May 2018 - 3:49pm
Yes, there was fashion. But what stood out at the 71st Cannes Film Festival were the various demonstrations: on behalf of women, Gaza, Brazilian Indians, racial equality and more.

Tech Hit This Small Town Hard. Now, Locals Hope It Will Fuel a Revival.

Fri, 18 May 2018 - 3:39pm
Holywell, a town in Wales with dozens of local retailers, has struggled with the impacts of online shopping. It is applying technology to try and keep its shops open.

All of Chile’s Catholic Bishops Offer to Quit Over Sex Abuse Scandal

Fri, 18 May 2018 - 3:34pm
After an emergency meeting with Pope Francis, the bishops tendered their resignations and asked forgiveness for “grave errors.” The pope will decide their fate.

Ties With Israel Sour as Erdogan Seizes Gaza Issue Before Election

Fri, 18 May 2018 - 2:38pm
With a rally, harsh words and a recall of ambassadors, Turkey’s president hopes to position himself as a champion of the Palestinians and leader of the Muslim world.

Italy’s Populist Parties Agree on a Common Agenda to Govern

Fri, 18 May 2018 - 2:15pm
The deal diluted some of the most antagonistic policies toward the European Union, but preserved the core of their promises that could break the budget.

Grenfell Fire Inquiry Demands Radical Overhaul of U.K. Building Rules

Fri, 18 May 2018 - 12:53pm
The investigation did not recommend a ban on flammable cladding, prompting harsh criticism, but it portrayed a lax, chaotic system in need of a thorough rethink.

W.H.O. Says New Ebola Outbreak Is Not Yet a Top Health Emergency

Fri, 18 May 2018 - 12:17pm
The organization said the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is worrisome but there is “a strong reason to believe” it can be controlled.

Burundi Voters Back Constitution Extending Presidential Term

Fri, 18 May 2018 - 11:59am
The new rules pave the way for Pierre Nkurunziza, the country’s longest-serving president, to potentially stay in power until 2034.

Sergei Skripal, Russian Ex-Spy, Leaves U.K. Hospital After Poisoning

Fri, 18 May 2018 - 10:42am
The British authorities said that Moscow had attacked him with a nerve agent, touching off a diplomatic dispute that led to the expulsion of hundreds of diplomats from the West and Russia.

Burundi’s Leader Can Extend His Term. His African Peers Take Notes.

Fri, 18 May 2018 - 10:39am
Pierre Nkurunziza, the leader of a tiny African country, could become an “eternal” president after a referendum to extend terms in office.

The Best and Worst of Cannes, Maybe Coming to a Theater Near You

Fri, 18 May 2018 - 10:18am
“Happy as Lazzaro” and “Burning” are strong entries, so it’s too bad they won’t mean much to the American box office.

Anti-American Cleric’s Power Grows, Upending Pentagon’s Plans for Iraq

Fri, 18 May 2018 - 9:41am
A political party led by Moktada al-Sadr, whose militia once targeted American troops, will wield considerable power in setting up Iraq’s next government.

At the Heart of Indonesia Terror Attacks, a Well-Liked Family

Fri, 18 May 2018 - 9:33am
Before sending his children to blow themselves up at Christian churches, Dita Oepriarto was a neighborhood favorite with a secret link to the Islamic State.

A Royal Wedding and a Royal Holiday Weekend: The Canada Letter

Fri, 18 May 2018 - 9:05am
Canada is ambivalent about having a British aristocrat as its head of state. But unlike in Australia, a future without the monarchy is not on the horizon.

Meghan Markle Says Her Father Won’t Be Attending Royal Wedding

Fri, 18 May 2018 - 8:58am
Ms. Markle, set to marry Prince Harry on Saturday, said in a statement, “I have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he needs to focus on his health.”

Fears of Larger Contagion as Ebola Spreads to Major Congo City

Fri, 18 May 2018 - 8:31am
The arrival of the disease in Mbandaka, a bustling port city, is “a game changer,” a World Health Organization official said.

The Saturday Profile: Chinese Legal Maverick, Facing Political Gales, Bides His Time

Fri, 18 May 2018 - 8:30am
He Weifang, who has spent two decades at the forefront of struggles for the rule of law in China, is confident that his time will come again.