U.N. Security Council Votes in Favor of Syria Cease-Fire After Week of Bloodshed

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 20:37
The Council approved an immediate 30-day cease-fire after a recent bombardment of the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta killed hundreds of civilians.

In Australia, Custom-Made Milk Formulas Aid Exotic Mammals Like Marsupials

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 19:30
When baby koalas or kangaroos need to be hand-reared, cow milk can sicken them. So a local company began creating custom formulas, and expanded to echidnas, sugar gliders and other Australian natives.

If Trump Rips Up Nafta, Canada May Shrug, Not Shudder

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 18:27
Because of changes to the global trading system, an end to the agreement is unlikely to be devastating for Canada, and could even have positive effects.

European Ex-Officials Deny Being Paid by Manafort to Lobby for Ukraine

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 18:11
Mr. Manafort paid 2 million euros to former European officials to lobby for Ukraine’s then pro-Russian government, a new indictment says.

Women Are Free, and Armed, in Kurdish-Controlled Northern Syria

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 18:00
Women wield significant authority in northern Syria — in the police, the courts and the militias — and the push for gender equality is spreading from Kurdish-majority areas to conservative Arab ones.

Suspect in Philippine Maid’s Death Arrested in Lebanon

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 17:22
The discovery of a maid’s body in an apartment in Kuwait sparked outrage and focused attention on the treatment of Philippine workers living abroad.

Speeding Car Plows Into Students in India, Killing at Least 9

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 16:34
Local news reports said the driver may have been intoxicated, even though consuming alcohol is illegal in Bihar State.

Anti-Fascist Protesters Rally in Italy as Mussolini’s Heirs Gain Ground

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 14:50
The violent nationalism that fueled the dictator’s rise has returned with force as critical elections loom. But it has also spurred a nascent countermovement.

Wave of Taliban Attacks Kills at Least 20 Afghan Soldiers

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 13:53
Insurgents staged several raids in the south as a high-level NATO delegation visited the country to discuss the peace process.

Malaysia’s Leader Stirs Up a Tempest in a Quinoa Bowl

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 12:06
Malaysians were not happy when Prime Minister Najib Razak said he preferred quinoa because it was “better than rice,” the national staple.

Raised by ISIS, Returned to Chechnya: ‘These Children Saw Terrible Things’

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 11:00
Russia is at the forefront of repatriating women and children from the collapsing Islamic State: “What should we do, leave them there so somebody will recruit them?” asks a Russian Senator.

At U.S. Urging, Pakistan to Be Placed on Terrorism-Financing List

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 02:02
The decision stunned Pakistani officials and could deliver a major blow to the nation’s economy.

‘The Hapsburg Group’: Mueller Says Manafort Secretly Paid European Leaders

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 01:38
A federal indictment says that a former Trump campaign chairman wired 2 million euros to former European politicians.

Eighteen Killed in Somalia Attacks

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 01:00
Two car bomb blasts in Mogadishu shattered a months-long period of calm Somalia’s capital. The Shabab extremist group claimed responsibility.

France’s New Michelin Guide: More Fraternité Than Égalité

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 00:39
The gastronomic bible awarded new stars to 57 restaurants, only two of which have women as chefs. A “Me Too” moment pricks French kitchen culture.

France Toughens Stance in Combating Radicals in Prisons and Schools

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 00:26
Hundreds of radicalized inmates will be isolated, and school licensing will be more closely scrutinized.

Rick Gates, Florida, Justin Trudeau: Your Friday Evening Briefing

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 00:24
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

In Speedskating, South Korea Sees a Fast Track to Olympic Glory

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 23:03
South Korea, long dominant in short-track speedskating, molds young skaters into champions starting at an early age.

Chinese Auto Magnate Buys $9 Billion Stake in Daimler

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 22:57
The investment by Li Shufu, the chairman of the Geely automotive group, represents 9.69 percent of the German carmaker.

Can a Canadian Carry Off Bollywood Style? Justin Trudeau Finds Out.

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 22:54
The Canadian prime minister wore traditional garb throughout a visit to India, inspiring debate over whether he was appropriating or respecting local culture.

A Curling Collapse Amid Olympic Success: The Canada Letter

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 21:07
The Canada Letter looks at reasons for Canada’s poor showing in curling at the Olympics. Plus, how a film helped Times journalists break one of last year’s biggest stories.

Top Chinese Official Plans U.S. Trip to Address Trade Friction

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 20:52
President Xi Jinping of China is sending Liu He, his top economic policy maker and a recent addition to the Politburo, to Washington on Tuesday.

Degas Painting, Stolen in 2009, Is Found on Bus Near Paris

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 20:42
“The Chorus Singers,” worth nearly $1 million, was taken from a museum in Marseille. Customs officials found the artwork in the bus’s luggage compartment.

Anbang Takeover Sends Blunt Message: China Wants to Fix Its Debt Problem

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 18:43
The Chinese government’s move to tame an ambitious global dealmaker reflects an official willingness to finally curb the country’s addiction to borrowing.

Trump Administration to Open Embassy in Jerusalem in May

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 18:42
President Trump said he resisted enormous pressure when he decided to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital because “it’s the right thing to do.”

U.K. Moves Toward Making Adults Presumed Organ Donors

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 17:22
Britain could join dozens of countries that have tried to address shortages for transplants with an “opt out” system that assumes consent.

International Herald Tribune: 1893: Ulster Men Prepare for Civil War, Planning Mass Bank Withdrawal to Buy Arms

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 16:54
Irish Unionists threatened to withdraw their savings in order to buy arms if the Home Rule Bill was passed in Britain’s Parliament.

From KFC, a 3-Letter Apology for Its U.K. Chicken Crisis

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 16:49
The company rearranged the letters in its name in an advertisement, and if a vowel was missing, the meaning was clear.

Trump Announces Harsh New Sanctions Against North Korea

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 16:43
The action was a clear signal, near the end of an Olympic Games marked by a rapprochement on the Korean Peninsula, that his pressure campaign would not let up.

The Saturday Profile: A Russian Master of the ‘Dark Side’ in Film

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 16:30
Andrey Zvyagintsev, whose “Loveless” is an Oscar nominee for best foreign film, is the rare director in Russia who tackles social and political issues.

Afghanistan Breaks Ground on 1,127-Mile ‘Peace Pipeline’

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 13:36
With hopes of easing regional tensions, leaders of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India gathered to kick off a natural gas pipeline.

Over 40 Should Face Trial for South Sudan Atrocities, U.N. Team Says

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 13:35
Citing harrowing witness testimony, a United Nations commission report detailed the systematic use of rape, eye-gouging and castration.

Italy’s ‘Five Star’ Grows Up Into a Real Party, Scandals and All

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:13
Before March 4 elections, the movement presented a dream candidate, trying to put forward a more professional image. Even she admits she was too good to be true.

Donald Trump Jr. Retreats From Foreign Policy on India Trip

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 10:43
A speech in New Delhi was going to focus on “reshaping Indo-Pacific ties.” Now, after criticism about mixing business and policy, it will be a “chat.”

U.S. Blocks a Chinese Deal Amid Rising Tensions Over Technology

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 10:24
A maker of chip-testing equipment, Xcerra, said it was walking away from a proposed sale to a Chinese group because of regulatory concerns.

Fearing Corruption Probe, Former Mexico Party Chief Moves to Block Arrest

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 09:00
Manlio Fabio Beltrones has been implicated in a far-reaching graft investigation, according to documents and testimony reviewed by The New York Times.

Ivanka Trump Arrives in South Korea for Games and Diplomacy

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 08:49
The president’s daughter will meet with South Korea’s leader and attend the Olympic closing ceremony, where a North Korean delegation will also be present.

U.S. Gun Violence Draws Scorn in China as a Human Rights Issue

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 07:38
The Communist Party-controlled Global Times said it was wrong for the U.S. to criticize another country’s human rights when it couldn’t control guns at home.

Books News: So, You Say You Want to Do the Splits?

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 06:05
Thank you for your service, Marie Kondo. Meet Eiko. In her new book, a mega-seller in Japan, this yoga teacher says even the stiffest people can do the splits.

Iran Finally Let Her See Her Husband. He Was Dead.

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 05:45
The authorities say Kavous Seyed Emami, a prominent environmentalist, committed suicide in prison. His wife and sons doubt that, and are demanding answers.

Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister to Step Down After Sex Scandal

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 04:52
Barnaby Joyce, who admitted having impregnating a former staffer, was also accused of sexual harassment and of accepting gifts from supporters.

Haiti Suspends Oxfam Great Britain After Sex Scandal

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 03:55
Two weeks after learning that Oxfam staff members had sex parties with prostitutes after the 2010 earthquake, the Haitian government is investigating.

Beijing Takes Over Anbang, Insurer That Owns Waldorf Astoria

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 03:37
The troubled Chinese company had spent billions of dollars buying up hotels and other high-profile properties around the world.

Discovery of Huge Cache of Cocaine at Russian Embassy in Argentina Leads to Arrests

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 03:15
A former Russian diplomatic worker and an Argentine police officer were among six arrested after an investigation into a cocaine trafficking plot.

Unicef Official Resigns Over His Past Conduct Toward Women

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 02:22
Justin Forsyth was accused of inappropriate behavior toward women when he was chief executive of the charity Save the Children.

Elephant Tramples a Refugee Camp, and a Child is Killed

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 01:05
Dozens of people were also injured after an elephant tore through the camp in Bangladesh, home to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya.

Blocked by Russia, U.N. Fails to Pass Syria Cease-Fire Resolution

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 00:43
The resolution was intended to allow food and medicine to reach a besieged Damascus suburb, where conditions were described as “hell on earth.”

Syrian Militias Enter Afrin, Dealing a Setback to Turkey

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 00:31
Pro-government militias entered the northwest enclave in support of Kurdish fighters to broad welcome from residents, but not from Turkey.

N.R.A., Manafort, Syria: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 00:28
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

With Dozens of Schoolgirls Missing in Nigeria, Angry Parents Demand Answers

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 22:27
Parents heckled a governor and attacked his motorcade after learning their daughters were still unaccounted for after a Boko Haram attack on a school in northern Nigeria.

As Donald Trump Jr., Drums Up Business in India, Some Ask What’s Being Sold

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 21:47
The president’s son is in India on behalf of the family business, but word that he planned a speech on foreign policy took the controversy to a new level.

‘A President I Can Be Proud of’: South Africans Express Their Hopes

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 21:01
As Cyril Ramaphosa takes office, readers outlined their expectations and concerns for life under their new leader.

New French Plan Aims to Keep Migrants, and Far Right, at Bay

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 21:00
President Emmanuel Macron wants to make it faster and easier to expel migrants who are rejected for asylum. But critics say his new law would go too far.

Mithi Journal: Pair of Killings Tests Hindu-Muslim Unity in a Pakistani Desert Town

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 19:16
In the remote town of Mithi, tolerance has been a byword for generations. But a recent influx of Muslim extremist parties is setting everything on edge.

Kremlin Opponent Aleksei Navalny Is Briefly Detained for Organizing Protests

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 15:38
The complaint against the Russian opposition leader carries a 30-day sentence, which would conveniently sideline him for the presidential election on March 18.

Heads Up: In Post-Carnival Trinidad, the Party Never Really Ends

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:42
Port of Spain is known for its exuberant annual Mardi Gras, but even when the Trinidadian capital is not filled with costumed revelers, it remains home to a vibrant arts scene.

Greece Approves Bribery Investigation Involving Political Elite

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:07
A report sent to Parliament said there was evidence to suggest that Novartis made payments to politicians.

As China Puts Pressure on Taiwan, Signs of a U.S. Pushback

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:32
Concern about the self-governing island’s fate seems to be building in Washington, even as President Trump seeks China’s help on other issues.

Former Spymaster to Lead North Korea’s Olympic Ceremony Delegation

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 09:31
Kim Yong-chol, a high-ranking North Korean official accused of overseeing deadly attacks on the South, will visit South Korea to discuss the possibility of future talks.

Letter 46: Turnbull Goes to Washington, We Go to the Pub

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 05:08
This week’s Australia Letter: Hobart’s best chicken Parma, and other news.

U.S. Embassy in Montenegro Is Attacked, but Only Attacker Is Killed

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 04:46
No personnel were injured when an unidentified man threw an explosive device late Wednesday night. The attacker was killed.

Venezuela Opposition Will Boycott Election, and Maduro Tightens His Hold

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 01:23
The decision clears a path for President Nicolás Maduro’s re-election and threw the future of the nation’s political opposition further into doubt.

Pakistan’s Top Court Rules Ousted Leader Can’t Head Political Party

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 00:24
Despite the ruling against the ex-prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, the real power of the country’s dominant political party still rests with him.

Gun Control, Billy Graham, Netanyahu: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 00:17
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Spanish Artwork Denounced Political ‘Persecution.’ It Was Ordered Removed.

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:47
A gallery was ordered to withdraw a work that labeled Catalan separatist leaders as political prisoners from an exhibit at Madrid’s main arts fair.

Max Desfor, 104, War Photographer at Midcentury, Is Dead

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:43
Mr. Desfor’s photo of hundreds of Korean War refugees crawling across a damaged bridge in 1950 helped win him a Pulitzer Prize.

Nigerian Schoolgirls Are Feared Kidnapped in Boko Haram Attack

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:25
Dozens of girls are missing after the militants raided a school, raising fears they may have been taken hostage just like girls from Chibok in 2014.

U.K.’s Ruling Party Is Clashing Over ‘Brexit.’ Again.

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:10
Hard-line supporters of withdrawal are dismayed by a suggestion that the transition after leaving the European Union could be longer than two years.

Outrage as 2nd Bus Plunges Off Cliff in Peru, Killing Dozens

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:05
A passenger bus fell off a cliff on the nation’s most important highway, the second such deadly bus accident this year on the notoriously dangerous road.

The Carpetbagger: Mother Russia Crashes the Oscars

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:32
The Oscar-nominated filmmakers behind “Last Men in Aleppo” and “Icarus” are grappling with a very real vexation: fear of Russian meddling.

A Bombing in Northern Myanmar Signals Strife Beyond the Rohingya

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:57
While global attention has focused on the plight of Rohingya refugees, other long-running ethnic conflicts plague Myanmar’s restive borderlands.

Ireland Tells State-Run Schools: Stop Steering Pupils to Religion Class

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:20
The government told state-run secondary schools, though not the many church-run schools, to offer alternative courses.

Macau Journal: A Greyhound Racetrack Meets Its Demise

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:30
Animal-rights advocates have long criticized the track. Its closing also reflects the island’s transformation into a popular tourist destination for families.

Top Aide to Netanyahu Turns State Witness as Graft Cases Multiply

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 17:50
The aide, Shlomo Filber, could support the most damning charge of favors to an Israeli communications giant in exchange for fawning news coverage.

Bahrain Activist Gets 5-Year Sentence for ‘Insulting’ Tweets

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 17:04
Nabeel Rajab, a leading figure of pro-democracy rallies in 2011, had criticized prison abuses and the Yemen war. He was already serving time for criticizing the government.

When Jokes Become a Crime: Free Speech Under Fire in Lebanon

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:12
A surge of legal cases against entertainers, journalists and activists has raised concerns about one of the Arab world’s freest environments.

A Reset, of Sorts, for the United States and Australia

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:16
President Trump and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, whose relationship got off to a rough start a year ago, will meet at the White House with much to discuss.

Australia Diary: ‘I Believe in Magic’

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:51
What a teenager discovers in the enchanted rock pools near her home.

North Korea Dropped Out of Meeting With Pence at Last Minute, U.S. Says

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 06:55
Vice President Mike Pence had planned to secretly meet with North Korean officials at the Winter Olympics in South Korea, the State Department said.

Poland’s Nationalism Threatens Europe’s Values, and Cohesion

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 05:45
The European Union has bestowed huge sums on Poland, but the country has fomented discord over identity, solidarity and, perhaps most important, the rule of law.

Castellina in Chianti Journal: An Ancient Tuscan Village, Like Italy, Is Reshaped by Migration

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 05:45
Electoral campaign slogans warn against the migrants’ “invasion,” but Italy’s social fabric has already changed.

Minnie Driver on the #MeToo Cause: ‘Women Get to be Heard’

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 03:38
The New York Times spoke with the British actress Minnie Driver about Matt Damon, Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo cause.

Venezuela Launches Virtual Currency, Hoping to Resuscitate Economy

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 03:30
Government officials are hoping to spur vitally needed imports like food and medicine and, perhaps, give investors a way of skirting American sanctions.

Minnie Driver Calls for ‘Truth and Reconciliation’ Model to Combat Sexual Assault

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 00:43
The British actress was speaking at an event focused on the #MeToo movement and organized by The New York Times and the How To Academy. Here are highlights of the interview.

Florida, Special Counsel, Syria: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 00:03
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Abbas Spars With Israel at U.N., as Kushner Listens On

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 23:06
President Trump’s son-in-law and the Palestinian president each made rare appearances at the Security Council.

New Netanyahu Corruption Allegations: The Details

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 22:34
Here is a rundown of the new allegations in the inquiry into the Israeli prime minister and his inner circle, according to the police and Israeli news reports.

A Defender of Assange Says She’s Fighting for All

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 22:13
Melinda Taylor, an Australian lawyer who represents Julian Assange, has made a career of defending individuals condemned by the court of public opinion.

Using Night-Vision Goggles, Taliban Stage Lethal Attack

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 21:08
Insurgents overran three Afghan checkpoints, using a technology that once gave the United States an edge in the war.

Fact Check: Is Israel a Model When It Comes to Guns, as Mike Huckabee Says?

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 20:09
Israel has compulsory military service and firearms are a common sight, but personal gun ownership is tightly restricted.

KFC Has a Problem in Britain: Not Enough Chicken

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 18:33
The company found itself struggling with shortages, with a hiccup in its supply chain forcing the closure of hundreds of outlets.

Cape Town Pushes Back ‘Day Zero’ as Residents Conserve Water

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 17:51
Sharp restrictions on water use and help from farmers pushed back the day when taps would run dry, but the city remains in a water crisis.

Poland Broke Law by Logging Ancient Forest, E.U. Court Official Says

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 15:21
The dispute over the Bialowieza Forest, home to old-growth trees and rare animals, is one of many between Poland’s governing party and the European Union.

5 Security Officers in Iran Killed in Clashes with Dervishes

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 14:20
The violence began when followers of a mystical Sufi strain of Islam gathered at a police station to demand the release of members of their sect.

Journalist or Terrorist? Kashmir Photographer Is Jailed, Pending Answer

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 12:50
The Indian authorities say a young conflict photographer in Kashmir conspired against them. But journalists insist he was jailed to silence him.

Netanyahu Faces New Accusations: Did His Adviser Try to Bribe a Judge?

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 12:40
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was already accused of accepting nearly $300,000 in bribes. The latest allegations could amount to obstruction of a criminal investigation.

Skeptical U.S. Rebuffs Mexico’s Request for Aid in Spyware Inquiry

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:00
Officials are said to be worried about being used as a fig leaf in the case, which involves the use of surveillance technology to spy on Mexican government critics.

Syrian Bombardment Kills Nearly 100 in Eastern Ghouta

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:58
One monitoring group said that the shelling of the rebel-held enclave near Damascus resulted in the deadliest day in years.

Unified Korean Hockey Team Finishes Winless. So Why All the Cheering?

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:50
Shouldering a heavy political weight, the team lost its final game, but the outcome was beside the point for many optimistic spectators.