Nicolás Maduro Expels Top U.S. Diplomats from Venezuela

57 min 44 sec ago
The newly re-elected president accused the American envoys of conspiring against his government and gave them 48 hours to leave.

Street Style: Copenhagen

1 hour 8 min ago
In Denmark’s capital, bicycles are the most common accessory.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Barraged With Questions by Europe Lawmakers

2 hours 6 min ago
The Facebook chief executive had initially resisted meeting with European authorities, who have emerged as the world’s most assertive watchdog of the technology industry.

Denmark Minister Calls Fasting Muslims ‘a Danger’ in Ramadan

2 hours 13 min ago
The minister, Inger Stojberg, said fasting Muslims should stay home from work “to avoid negative consequences for the rest of Danish society.”

Trump Welcomes South Korean Leader Amid Uncertainty Over Summit With the North

2 hours 59 min ago
Prospects for Mr. Trump’s landmark meeting next month with Kim Jong-un of North Korea have suddenly grown a bit cloudy.

London Journal: The Red Phone Box, a British Icon, Stages a Comeback

3 hours 51 min ago
Once unwanted relics, the booths are being retooled in imaginative ways, including as cellphone repair shops, tiny cafes and defibrillator sites.

Car Bomb Explodes in Afghanistan, Killing 16, as Team Tries to Defuse It

5 hours 13 min ago
Intelligence agents tracked a Taliban car bomb to an auto repair garage in Kandahar, but they failed in their attempt to disarm it.

Anniversary of Thai Coup Draws Uneasy Protest and Police Threats

6 hours 9 min ago
Officials in Bangkok warned that demonstrators fighting for a return to civilian government had been identified through photographs and video footage, and that they could be prosecuted.

If Kim Jong-un Keeps His Nuclear Arms, Can Trump Still Claim Victory?

7 hours 40 sec ago
North Korean denuclearization is off the table, at least in the short term. But there are other outcomes from the planned summit talks that President Trump might accept.

Is This the World’s Most Diverse National Park?

7 hours 22 min ago
Bringing the numbers to life for the jewel in Bolivia’s conservation crown.

Palestinians Ask Hague Court to Open Full Inquiry Into Israel

7 hours 25 min ago
Israel immediately challenged the request, which came a week after at least 60 Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire in protests at the Gaza border.

Turkey Hands Life Sentences to 104 People Over Coup Attempt

7 hours 57 min ago
Two crucial witnesses turned against fellow defendants and revealed details of the failed effort to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2016.

China Cuts Car Tariffs, in Latest Peace Offering to U.S. on Trade

8 hours 5 min ago
The moves are likely to change little for the auto industry, though Chinese factories and German firms could benefit from slashing tariffs on parts.

Manchester to Mark Anniversary of Attack in Song and Silence

8 hours 54 min ago
The city has planned a day of commemorations, and Prime Minister Theresa May and Prince William were to attend a service in the English city.

With Senator’s Snub, Australia Gets Stood Up by U.S. — Again

9 hours 32 min ago
Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee declined to become the ambassador, just weeks after President Trump’s previous choice was reassigned. Should Australia be taking this personally?

Want to See Your Baby? In China, It Can Cost You

10 hours 23 min ago
A hospital demanded that a woman pay her bills before she could see her newborn twins, illustrating a plight that many face in the Chinese medical system.

Coin Honoring Trump-Kim Summit Meeting Draws Backlash

10 hours 37 min ago
Some critics were appalled that a U.S. agency would refer to Kim Jong-un as “supreme leader.” Others noticed that Mr. Kim’s likeness seemed to have extra chins.

Charge That Tycoon Bribed U.N. Official Fuels Fear of Chinese Meddling

10 hours 48 min ago
An Australian politician identified Chau Chak Wing, an Australian citizen of Chinese descent, as a co-conspirator in a 2015 bribery case.

In India, Protecting Cows May Be Creating Killer Dogs

11 hours 41 min ago
Villagers whose children have been killed by wild dogs blame Hindu-right politicians for closing slaughterhouses, which they say has deprived dogs of food and made them violent.

Tibetan Activist Who Promoted His Native Language Sentenced to Prison

14 hours 14 min ago
Tashi Wangchuk was sentenced to five years in prison after he spoke to The New York Times about his worries that Tibetan is a dying language.

Trump-Kim Summit Meeting Is a ‘99.9% Done Deal,’ South Korea Says

14 hours 17 min ago
South Korea moved to confront growing doubts about whether the meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong-un would actually take place.

Is Facebook Different From The National Enquirer? An Irish Lawyer Thinks Not

15 hours 46 min ago
Paul Tweed attracted star clients by suing publishers in Belfast, London and Dublin. He plans to hold the social media giants to the same standards.

Australian Archbishop Found Guilty of Sexual Abuse Cover-Up

16 hours 5 min ago
Archbishop Philip Wilson became the highest-ranking Catholic official to be convicted of concealing child sexual abuse. He faces two years in prison.

How to Win an Election in Venezuela: Control the Food

17 hours 52 min ago
Subsidized eggs and frozen chickens may help to explain why President Nicolás Maduro stayed in power. Our correspondents followed his supporters as they enticed undernourished citizens to vote for Mr. Maduro in exchange for food.

Obama, Gina Haspel, Texas: Your Monday Evening Briefing

21 hours 25 min ago
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

As Trump Adds Sanctions on Venezuela, Its Neighbors Reject Election Result

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 23:43
A group of mainly Latin American nations said the vote had not “met with the international standards of a democratic, free, just and transparent electoral process.”

Dozens Die in Karachi from Relentless Heat

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 23:27
The 15 million residents of Karachi, the Pakistani port city known as the concrete jungle, are enduring a heat wave with little relief in sight.

Italy’s Populists Move Closer to Power, With Little-Known Pick for Prime Minister

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 23:11
Giuseppe Conte, a civil law professor with a long resume, must still be approved. But his main qualification may be his willingness to do the bidding of his backers.

Ken Livingstone Quits U.K. Labour Party in Anti-Semitism Dispute

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 23:10
The former London mayor resigned more than two years after being suspended in a dispute that was an embarrassment to the party leadership.

U.K. Lawmakers Say Dirty Russian Money Is Still Flowing to London

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 21:11
Despite the government’s tough talk, a hard-hitting parliamentary report says it is business as usual for Russian oligarchs in the city’s financial “laundromat.”

If War Comes? Stock Up on Tortillas and Wet Wipes, Sweden Suggests

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 21:02
The country released a revised handbook titled “If Crisis or War Comes,” its first such update since the Cold War era.

Syria Regains Control of Damascus, After Seven Years of Fighting

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 19:56
With the last of 1,600 militants departing from the Palestinian camp of Yarmouk, fighting around the capital is over. Peace, though, remains elusive.

They Spoke Spanish in a Montana Store. Then a Border Agent Asked for Their IDs.

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 19:43
The agent told the two U.S. citizens: “It has to do with you guys speaking Spanish in the store in a state where it’s predominantly English-speaking.”

Global Health: For First Time, W.H.O. Names Some Lab Tests ‘Essential’

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 19:04
Forty years after creating its “essential medicines” list, which revolutionized the struggle to get drugs to the poor, the agency tackles diagnostics.

Regional Australia, Part 2 of 2: Australia’s Immigration Solution: Small-Town Living

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 19:00
An influx of Filipinos has turned tiny Pyramid Hill into a model for integration and revival.

In Speech, Pompeo Piles on Against Iran After Nuclear Deal Withdrawal

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 18:17
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered a remarkably hard-line speech about Iran, offering no concessions to European leaders who want to do business with Tehran.

Trump’s Charm and Threats Aren’t Working on China. Here’s Why.

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 17:17
President Trump threatened tariffs on $150 billion in goods, then tried conciliation. Beijing’s response either way: Rebuff the offers and avoid specific pledges.

British Woman Serving 5-Year Sentence in Iran Faces New Charges

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 16:24
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe could have more time tacked on to her conviction for spying, possibly because of a gaffe by Boris Johnson, the British foreign minister.

‘God Made You This Way,’ Pope Is Said to Have Told Gay Man

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 16:22
A Chilean survivor of sexual abuse said that during his private meeting with Pope Francis, the pontiff embraced him for who he was.

Venice Journal: A Chance to Spend 99-Plus Years in Venice (in the Afterlife)

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 16:16
Even if you can’t afford a palazzo on the Grand Canal, you might be able to bid for a plot in the cemetery of San Michele.

75-Year-Old Mayor Is Attacked in Greece, and Nationalists Rejoice

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 15:58
Yiannis Boutaris, known for his outspoken views against far-right violence and racism, was assaulted at a ceremony commemorating victims of a World War I genocide.

U.K. Unlikely to Block Comcast’s Proposed Sky Takeover, Top Official Says

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 15:54
The decision by Britain’s culture secretary is the latest twist in a takeover battle between Comcast and Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox for control of the British satellite broadcaster.

U.K. Court Dismisses Charges Over Qatar Fund-Raising by Barclays

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 15:18
The case was the first in the country against a bank for actions during the global financial crisis, and the decision is a blow to British regulators.

Japanese Climber Dies on Everest, Raising Toll This Month to 3

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 15:06
Officials said Nobukazu Kuriki, who had tried to reach the summit seven other times, died after he slipped and fell near Camp Three.

In Photo, a ‘Young’ China Sees an Aging U.S. in Retreat

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 14:15
Social media users noticed a distinct age gap between the Chinese delegates and the American lawmakers who met them in Washington.

Grenfell Tower Inquiry Opens in London With Focus on Victims

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 12:25
The first nine days of the public investigation are to be devoted to tributes to the dead by friends and families, reflecting the powerful emotions at play.

Ireland, Enthusiastic About Gay Rights, Frets Over Abortion

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 05:45
While the once-profound influence of the Catholic Church has faded, abortion is an exception, leaving the results of the coming referendum unpredictable.

Maduro Wins Venezuela Election Amid Widespread Disillusionment

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 04:31
President Nicolás Maduro won a second term as president of Venezuela, a country in the midst of a historic economic collapse. Voter turnout appeared to be extremely low amid calls for a boycott.

Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, Reported Hospitalized

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 03:22
Palestinian officials and doctors gave conflicting accounts of the condition of Mr. Abbas, who is 82.

Trump Grappling With Risks of Proceeding With North Korea Meeting

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 02:49
President Trump was surprised and angered by a statement issued by the North’s chief nuclear negotiator, who declared that the country would not swap its nuclear weapons capability for economic aid.

Russian Billionaire’s U.K. Visa Delayed Amid Diplomatic Tensions

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 00:09
Roman Abramovich, owner of Chelsea, missed its final soccer match after his visa expired. It’s unclear if his troubles are a bureaucratic hiccup or if Britain is clamping down.

Once Hated by U.S. and Tied to Iran, Is Sadr Now ‘Face of Reform’ in Iraq?

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 23:22
Moktada al-Sadr, the upset winner of Iraq’s election, has undergone a reinvention, from a militant Shiite to an anticorruption champion whose “Iraq First” message appeals across religious divides.

A Royal Window Into a Newly Minted Duchess

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 22:47
“I am proud to be a woman and a feminist,” says the Duchess of Sussex, a.k.a. the American-born Meghan Markle, who married Prince Harry.

Over 10,000 Moroccans Protest U.S. Embassy Move to Jerusalem

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 22:39
Chanting “death to Israel,” marchers carried Palestinian flags and placards that called Jerusalem “Palestine’s eternal capital.”

The Mafia Reporter With a Police Escort (and the 200 Journalists Like Him)

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 19:29
Paolo Borrometi is among scores of Italian journalists under police protection after their reporting angered crime figures. “That doesn’t happen in other countries,” says a press freedom advocate.

Pakistan Has Just One New Polio Case, but Isn’t Declaring Victory Yet

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 19:17
The country has come tantalizingly close to eradicating the virus in recent years, only to be foiled by instability, mistrust and attacks on vaccinators.

REgional Australia, PArt 1 of 2: A Booming Economy With a Tragic Price

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 19:00
Australia is a breadbasket to the world and a globalization success story. So why are its farmers killing themselves?

Itu Aba Journal: Island or Rock? Taiwan Defends Its Claim in South China Sea

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 16:13
China and Taiwan share claims to the South China Sea, but a visit to Taiwan’s “island” shows how they diverge in exercising control.

Pope Francis Names 14 Choices for New Cardinals

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 15:27
Prelates based in Iraq and Pakistan, and the Vatican official in charge of aid for Rome’s homeless and poor, are among those to be elevated on June 29.

Gunmen Attack Church in Russia’s Chechnya Region, Killing 3

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 22:22
Four gunmen stormed a Russian Orthodox church in Grozny, the capital of Chechnya on Saturday, before being killed by security forces.

Israel and Evangelicals: New U.S. Embassy Signals a Growing Alliance

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 19:42
The opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem marks the increasing importance of conservative Christians to Israel, at the risk of upsetting American Jews.

Meghan Markle Introduces the British Monarchy to the African-American Experience

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 18:09
Centuries of tradition seemed to peel away as Bishop Michael Curry spoke to the crowd of aristocrats in the cadence of the black American church.

Congo Says 3 New Ebola Cases Confirmed in Large City

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 18:04
Three new cases of the Ebola virus have been confirmed in a city of more than one million people, Congo’s health minister announced.

Hand-Me-Down Plane That Crashed Reflects a Cuban Airline in ‘Crisis’

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 17:19
The 39-year-old plane is a powerful symbol of the troubled aviation industry. As tourism surges, Cuba’s national airline struggles to buy planes and maintain its fleet

Germany Acts to Tame Facebook, Learning From Its Own History of Hate

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 17:06
A country taps its past as it leads the way on one of the most pressing issues facing modern democracies: how to regulate the world’s biggest social network.

Modi Visits Kashmir and Is Met With a Strike

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 16:41
Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India visited the disputed region of Kashmir, where he was met by calls from separatists for a shutdown of the area.

As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Wed, a New Era Dawns

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 15:56
An extraordinary ceremony with strong elements of African-American culture showed the couple’s determination to bring Britain’s royal family into the modern world.

Royal Wedding Celebrity Arrivals and Wedding Selfies

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 11:58
Scenes from the long royal wedding arrivals — Serena Williams! Amal Clooney! Idris Elba! James Blunt! And the beef baron William Vestey, of course.

Meghan and Harry: The Royal Wedding in Photos

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 11:28
Follow the day’s events in Windsor, England, and beyond.

SURFACING: What This 76-Year-Old Man Can Teach About Healing

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 11:00
“I never lock my door; if people show up at night, I will wake up,” said I Gusti Mangku Sasak, a holistic Usada Bali healer.

Behind Armenia’s Revolt, Young Shock Troops From the Tech Sector

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 10:00
Young people from prosperous I.T. companies organized protests, donated money and deliberately snarled traffic. Even their employers pitched in.

Rare Attack on Cricket Match in Afghanistan Kills at Least 8

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 09:47
Cricket has been one of the few rallying points for people on both sides of Afghanistan’s war. The Taliban denied involvement in the attack in Jalalabad.

Hundreds of Apps Can Empower Stalkers to Track Their Victims

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 09:00
Widely available services offer a range of spying abilities, including tracking people’s phones and harvesting their texts. As survivors seek help, the legal and technical hurdles are many.

Live: The Royal Wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 08:30
He’s a grandson of Queen Elizabeth II. She’s a high-profile, biracial American. After a whirlwind courtship that included some unexpected mishaps, they are to marry on Saturday.

U.S. Wants to Restart Nuclear Talks with Iran, but Hasn’t Budged on Demands

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 02:01
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wants to broaden negotiations to other nations, but European allies will most likely balk at his demand to forever limit Iran’s nuclear program.

U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Venezuelans Ahead of Presidential Election

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 01:11
The Treasury Department announced sanctions against a top Socialist Party official in Venezuela, part of a campaign to press the government over antidemocratic moves ahead of Sunday’s vote.

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

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 00:52
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.

Texas, Republicans, Cuba: Your Friday Evening Briefing

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 00:02
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

‘Zero. In Fact, Less Than Zero.’ Gazans Say Little Gained in Protests

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 23:21
With scores dead and the border still intact, many extend criticism beyond Israel to Hamas, the militant group that governs Gaza.

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

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 22:33
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.

Saudi Arabia Detains Activists Who Pushed to End Ban on Women Driving

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 21:36
At least five people connected to the campaign to end the longtime ban have been detained, despite the government’s promise to lift the ban next month.

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

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 21:35
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, 05/18/2018 - 21:16
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.

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

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 21:04
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.

Of Crowns and Rings: Images of Royal Weddings Over a Century

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 20:49
Rita Hayworth and Prince Aly Khan. Crown Prince Akihito of Japan and Michiko Shoda. Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III. Browse royal wedding history with these images of ceremonies past.

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

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 20:16
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.

Cuban Airliner Reported Down After Havana Takeoff

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 19:32
Cuba state television said the plane, a Boeing 737, went down moments after departing Havana’s international airport.

Burundi Voters Back Constitution Extending Presidential Term

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 18:59
The new rules pave the way for Pierre Nkurunziza, the country’s longest-serving president, to potentially stay in power until 2034.

W.H.O. Decides New Ebola Outbreak is Not Yet a Top Health Emergency

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 17:54
The organization said the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is worrisome but that it has “a strong reason to believe” it can be controlled.

‘I’m American. I Hug.’ Meghan Markle’s Looming Impact on the British Monarchy

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 16:54
For decades, traditionalists and modernizers have dueled inside Britain’s royal family. Ms. Markle, who marries Prince Harry on Saturday, could tip the balance.

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

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 16:33
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.

Now Even Japan Is Pushing Back Against Trump’s Tariffs

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 16:22
Japan is considering filing a complaint with the W.T.O. against the United States for tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, a sign it could be readying for a trade war.

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

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 16:05
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.

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

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 15:30
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.

U.S. and South Korea to Discuss North’s ‘Bright Future’

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 13:45
Moon Jae-in, the South Korean leader, is to meet President Trump at the White House next week to discuss possible incentives for Pyongyang to denuclearize.

Prince Charles to Walk Meghan Markle Down the Aisle

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:42
Kensington Palace said Prince Harry’s bride-to-be had asked the Prince of Wales to do the honors, after her father bowed out, apparently for health reasons.

Shots Reported at Trump Golf Course in Florida

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:33
One person was taken into custody following the shooting, and the were no reports of any injuries.

Sergei Skripal, Ex-Russian Spy Poisoned by Nerve Agent, Is Released From Hospital

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:31
The British authorities said that Moscow was to blame for the attack, touching off a diplomatic dispute that led to the expulsion of hundreds of diplomats from the West and Russia.

Malaysia Seizes Najib’s ‘Rather Big’ Trove of Jewels and Handbags

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 05:59
Raids on the former prime minister’s residences netted 72 suitcases of cash, jewels and other valuables, as well as 284 boxes of handbags, the police said.

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

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 02:20
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.