NEW YORK TIMES

Dutch Court Sentences Ethiopian to Life in Prison for War Crimes

2 hours 31 min ago
The defendant, Eshetu Alemu, 63, was convicted of ordering the killing of 75 prisoners, including many children, in 1978 as a government official in a brutal military dictatorship in Ethiopia.

Judge in Sanctions Case Dismisses a ‘Conspiracy Theory’

4 hours 49 sec ago
Rejecting a request for a mistrial, the judge criticized the defense for allusions to Turkey’s Gulenist movement, calling it a “diversion from the issues.”

Mexico Strengthens Military’s Role in Drug War, Outraging Critics

4 hours 12 min ago
The law’s backers say it sets up a legal framework for the deployment of soldiers, but critics say there aren’t checks and balances, or an exit strategy.

Peru’s President Faces Possible Ouster Over Links to Odebrecht

4 hours 58 min ago
Lawmakers called President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski “morally handicapped” and set the stage for a vote that could lead to his removal.

Former Interpol Chief Says Argentina Bungled Investigation of ’94 Attack

5 hours 11 min ago
A judge accused Ronald K. Noble, a former New York University law professor, of taking part in a cover-up of Iran’s role in the attack. Mr. Noble denies it.

U.N. Condemns Executions of 38 Prisoners in Iraq

5 hours 36 min ago
The United Nations called for an immediate halt to executions in Iraq, citing flaws in the country’s criminal justice system.

Republican Party, Ajit Pai, North Korea: Your Friday Evening Briefing

5 hours 58 min ago
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

A Return to Haiti, and Broadway via Edmonton: The Canada Letter

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 23:54
Our Toronto bureau chief talks about her searing experiences in Haiti, and Broadway producers find a congenial tryout spot in Edmonton.

The Saturday Profile: 11 Powerful Women We Met Around the World in 2017

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 23:48
A warlord, a novelist, a diplomat, a centenarian and other exceptional women our overseas correspondents wrote about in 2017.

Weeks After Mugabe Fell, Zimbabwe Remains in the Army’s Grip

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 23:14
The governing ZANU-PF party, now led by President Emmerson Mnangagwa, consolidated power ahead of elections scheduled for next year.

Tillerson, in Apparent U-Turn, Says North Korea Must ‘Earn’ Its Way to Talks

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 20:09
Three days after striking a conciliatory tone, Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson said Pyongyang must stop nuclear threats before any possible talks.

At E.U. Meeting, a Hobbled Merkel and a Stalled Agenda

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 18:45
After inconclusive elections in September, Germany may not have a government until March. Until then, Brussels and President Emmanuel Macron of France have to wait for real decisions.

Surgeon Who Etched His Initials on Patients’ Livers Is Convicted of Assault

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 18:10
Simon Bramhall, who used an argon beam to leave his mark on organs, pleaded guilty to two counts of assault by beating.

A Woman’s Voice for Women at the U.N. Agency for Reproductive Rights

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 18:08
Dr. Natalia Kanem, head of the United Nations Population Fund, is facing many challenges, including a big funding cut by the Trump administration.

Church of England Unfair to Dead Bishop, Abuse Inquiry Finds

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 17:02
A report said church investigators had “rushed to justice” in the case of Bishop George Bell, accused decades after his death of abusing a young girl.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Set a Date: May 19

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 15:44
The royal family filled in the details of a plan that has been known since the couple announced their engagement in late November.

BP, Once a Renewables Leader, Bets $200 Million on Solar

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 15:28
The energy giant is returning to a business it backed away from after the costly and reputation-tarnishing Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

E.U. Leaders Agree to Begin Next Phase of Brexit Talks

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 14:50
Their acceptance of a “divorce deal” opens the way for discussions on a transitional period and the nature of trade relations with Britain

Fancy Sausages and a $2 Million Bribe: A Trial Uncovers Kremlin Infighting

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 14:04
Aleksei V. Ulyukayev, a former economy minister, has been convicted of corruption after a power struggle with the head of the state oil company.

Communist Parties’ Victory in Nepal May Signal Closer China Ties

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 13:59
The defeat of the governing party is likely to have significant foreign policy implications for a country squeezed between India and China.

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