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Big Protests in South Africa Force Ramaphosa to End London Visit

1 hour 34 min ago
The new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has pledged to curb corruption and increase economic growth — goals vital for the political survival of the governing African National Congress.

Missile Strikes Are Unlikely to Stop Syria’s Chemical Attacks, Pentagon Says

1 hour 44 min ago
A military intelligence report found that the Syrian government is expected to resume its chemical weapons program, despite President Trump saying “mission accomplished.” Here’s how the strike unfolded.

‘Diligently’ Seeking Return of 3 Americans Held by North Korea

2 hours 18 min ago
“We are doing our very best,” President Trump said of the three detainees, all Korean-Americans.

In a Trade War, China Might Boycott U.S. Goods. That Could Backfire.

3 hours 10 min ago
State media have hinted that Beijing could weaponize its consumers in a trade war. But American brands are popular in China — and Chinese workers make many of their products.

Four Masked Burglars Steal Jade and Gold Artifacts From Museum in England

4 hours 45 min ago
Witnesses reported seeing the thieves break a first-floor window on Tuesday at the Museum of East Asian Art and steal items of “priceless” significance, the police said.

It Could Be Game Over for a Onetime King of Donkey Kong

4 hours 57 min ago
The million-point record of Billy Mitchell, the subject of a 2007 documentary, has been thrown out, and Steve Wiebe, his rival, claims “sweet victory.”

Nazi Links of Hans Asperger, Autism Research Pioneer, Prompt Consternation

4 hours 59 min ago
The Austrian doctor collaborated with the Third Reich and actively assisted in the killing of disabled children, a new report says.

Trump Administration Seeks to Expand Sales of Armed Drones

5 hours 17 min ago
A day after President Trump promised to slash red tape involved in weapons sales, the administration announced new policies, but experts said they would do little to speed exports.

Rome Journal: Can You Hear Me Now? Rome Course Teaches Exorcism, Even by Cellphone

6 hours 6 min ago
The annual seminar seeks to train an army of exorcists to confront spreading demonic forces. Behind it is a sense that the Church has gone astray.

Greek Court Upends Rules Limiting Migrants’ Movements

6 hours 18 min ago
The Council of State ruled that migrants arriving on Greek islands should no longer be held there while their asylum claims were assessed, raising alarm across the European Union.

Fidel Died and Raúl Resigned, but Castros Still Hold Sway in Cuba

6 hours 35 min ago
Stalwarts and heirs of the Communist revolution will help support — and scrutinize — Cuba’s new president, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez.

Cuba’s New President: Loyal Servant of a Revolution He Didn’t Fight

7 hours 53 min ago
Most expect Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez to be a president of continuity after Raúl Castro. But he also has to figure out how to resuscitate Cuba’s economy.

Frenchman Is First in World to Get 2 Full Face Transplants

8 hours 20 min ago
Jérôme Hamon, a bookseller who has a genetic disease, underwent a second transplant after his body rejected the first because he had taken an antibiotic for a cold.

North Korea Scraps Demand of U.S. Troop Withdrawal, South Korea’s Leader Says

9 hours 52 min ago
Kim Jong-un removed a key obstacle to negotiations with Washington by ceasing to demand that American troops be removed from South Korea.

Emmanuel Macron’s Ambitious Project for Europe Is in Tatters

10 hours 34 min ago
A weakened Angela Merkel, a surge in Italian populism and unresolved Brexit issues have undermined the French president’s push to reinvigorate the E.U.

Chinese Doctor Arrested, Then Applauded, for Criticizing a Popular Elixir

10 hours 39 min ago
A doctor who suggested an alcohol-based tonic was dangerous was detained for 3 months, and then freed as a public hero.

Would You Pass the Green Card Marriage Interview?

12 hours 19 min ago
Would your relationship stand up to the scrutiny of the American government? Take the test.

International Herald Tribune: 1918: American Heroes Honored in France

12 hours 19 min ago
Two American lieutenants, one from Yale, the other from Harvard, received France’s Croix de Guerre for bringing down two German airplanes.

Damage to Great Barrier Reef From Global Warming Is Irreversible, Scientists Say

14 hours 58 min ago
A huge heat wave killed 30 percent of the reef’s coral in 2016, and continuously temperatures are preventing its recovery.

What to See (or Skip) in Australian Cinemas This Month

15 hours 55 min ago
Not sure what movies to see in Australia this month? Let a New York Times critic help you with our film guide for April.

Kim Jong-un’s Travel May Be Limited by Aging Aircraft. That Means He and Trump Could Meet in Mongolia.

21 hours 19 min ago
Kim Jong-un is not known to have flown outside his country, and the question of his transportation complicates an already delicate and uncertain meeting.

Life After Castro: Who Is Cuba’s Next President?

22 hours 20 min ago
As Raúl Castro steps down, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez steps up. Here’s a look at Castro’s handpicked successor and what’s ahead for the communist country.

North Korea, Southwest Airlines, Barbara Bush: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 23:50
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Letter 54: Award-Winning Journalism for Globally Minded Australians

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 23:45
A selection of Pulitzer projects from The New York Times, from the past year and our archives.

Riyadh Journal: Cinema Ban Lifts as ‘Black Panther’ Is Screened for Saudi Audience

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 23:44
A V.I.P. screening of the Hollywood blockbuster “Black Panther” in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, marked the end of a decades-old ban on movie theaters.

8 Decades of British Royal Corgis Reportedly at an End

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 23:41
Amid reports that Queen Elizabeth II’s last beloved dog, Willow, has died, here’s a look at royal corgis in real life and pop culture.

Gunmen Shot at U.N. Team Near Site of Reported Chemical Attack, Official Says

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 21:56
The head of the organization investigating the reported chemical attack in Douma, Syria, said it was unclear when investigators would visit the site.

Why the French Are Growing Angry With Emmanuel Macron

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 21:11
Less than a year into France’s new presidency, anti-Macron sentiment is emerging as a potent force.

Pressed by Hard-Liners, U.S.-Trained Environmentalist Quits Post in Iran

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 20:27
The resignation of the environmentalist, Kaveh Madani, was a blow to President Hassan Rouhani, who has encouraged Iranian experts abroad to come home.

Top Porsche Official Targeted in German Police Raid Tied to Diesel Scheme

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 19:32
The authorities searched the Stuttgart offices of the sports car maker, one of Volkswagen’s most profitable units, and said a Porsche board member was a suspect in an emissions-cheating scandal.

Raúl Castro Prepares to Resign as Cuba’s President, Closing a Dynasty

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:43
Without the Castro legacy to rely on, his successor will face a minefield of tasks that even Mr. Castro failed to complete.

Russia Tried to Shut Down Telegram. Websites Were Collateral Damage.

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:19
Attempts by the country’s internet watchdog to impose a ban on the popular messaging app were opposed by, among others, Edward J. Snowden and a member of Pussy Riot.

Top Finance Official in Japan Resigns Over Harassment Accusations

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:55
Junichi Fukuda has denied the allegations. But his resignation was a sign that Japan might be joining the international reckoning in the #MeToo movement.

Myanmar Prisoner Amnesty Comes With a Rohingya Massacre Mystery

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:52
Seven military officers jailed over the killing of Muslims were among more than 8,000 released prisoners, a national TV station briefly said. The report has since been withdrawn.

Secret Pompeo Mission to North Korea Shows Trump’s Trust in Spies Over Diplomats

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:29
The C.I.A. director, nominated by Mr. Trump to be the next secretary of state, laid the groundwork for a planned meeting between the president and the North Korean leader.

Total, With Energy Industry in Flux, Makes $1.7 Billion Bet on a Utility

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:27
The deal fits what appears to be an accelerating trend, as oil and gas companies invest in a wide range of activities, particularly in cleaner energy.

Erdogan, Seeking to Solidify Power in Turkey, Calls for Early Elections

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:06
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey called for voting on June 24, 18 months earlier than had been expected, citing instability in Syria and Iraq.

Treaty to Formally End Korean War Is Being Discussed, South Confirms

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:47
South Korea said it had been in talks with both American and North Korean officials about replacing the 1953 armistice with a full peace agreement.

Japan’s Prime Minister Pins North Korea and Trade Hopes on Trump’s Whims

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:35
Dogged by scandal at home, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is hoping to score diplomatic and political victories during a meeting this week with President Trump.

South Africa to Investigate 2 A.N.C. Officials in Farm Corruption Case

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:02
The inquiry will focus on senior African National Congress politicians, signaling that party figures could answer for abuses under former President Jacob Zuma.

How an Alleged Sonic Attack Shaped U.S. Policy on Cuba

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:45
In 2016, diplomats at the United States Embassy in Havana were mysteriously stricken. Was it an attack? There is no official explanation for it, but it has played a big role in America’s current political disengagement with Cuba.

China Conducts War Games, and Taiwan Is the Target

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 09:34
The live-fire drills in the Taiwan Strait come as China and the United States are at odds over the self-governing island, which Beijing considers its territory.

C.I.A. Chief’s Meeting With Kim Jong-un Is Latest Step in Winding Path to Talks

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 06:32
A meeting between North Korea’s leader and President Trump would be the highest-level talks between the two countries, but there is a long history of failed efforts.

Australia Diary: Weathering the Weather

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 06:00
Growing up in Queensland means understanding the difference between hot, stinking hot and unbearably hot.

The Fight With the West Is Isolating Russia. But That Isn’t Stopping Putin.

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 05:45
Sanctions are increasingly isolating Russia and damaging its economy, but President Vladimir V. Putin and his supporters are confident things are going well.

Trump Says U.S. and North Korea Are in Direct Talks at ‘Extremely High Levels’

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 02:36
The White House is considering five sites for what would be a landmark meeting for President Trump and the North’s leader, Kim Jong-un, in May or early June.

Memo From Jerusalem: Israel Celebrates Its 70th Israeli Style: With Rancor and Bickering

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 01:05
Some said the ruckus over Israel’s 70th anniversary party was crass and undignified. Others said it was perfectly, quintessentially Israel.

Tax Day, Southwest Airlines, Starbucks: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 00:38
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

8th Murder Charge in Case That Rattled Toronto Gay Community

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 23:45
The latest victim to be identified was a 37-year-old man who had arrived in Canada from Sri Lanka in 2010. The Toronto police believe he was killed five years later.

Nikki Haley Got ‘Ahead of the Curve’ in Announcing Russian Sanctions, Officials Say

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 20:30
The White House put further daylight between President Trump and Ms. Haley after she said the United States would impose new sanctions on Russian companies.

May Apologizes to Caribbeans Living in Britain for Decades

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 20:25
The British government’s strict immigration rules are threatening its longtime “Windrush” Caribbean Commonwealth citizens.

Britain Apologizes to Caribbeans Who’ve Lived in Britain for Decades

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 19:58
Immigrants who couldn’t prove that they had arrived before 1973 were threatened with the loss of jobs, housing and health care. The government has now vowed to help them.

Macron Decries Europe’s ‘Fascination with Illiberalism’

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 19:12
Seeing the battle between liberal and illiberal democracies as akin to civil war, Macron issued a call to defend liberalism and the European project.

Skripal Attack Used ‘Very Small Amount’ of Liquid Poison, U.K. Says

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 18:42
Environmental scientists are planning a monthslong decontamination process in Salisbury, England, where a Russian former spy and his daughter were poisoned.

Karen Dawisha, 68, Dies; Traced Roots of Russian Corruption

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 18:11
A Russia scholar, she delved into Vladimir V. Putin’s circle of friends in 1990s St. Petersburg and found the blueprint for a “kleptocracy.”

In Journalist’s Murder, a Test for Malta, and the European Union

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 18:02
Three career criminals have been arrested in the killing of Daphne Caruana Galizia, but her family fears a cover-up because of the powerful interests involved.

What is the O.P.C.W., and Can It Referee on Chemical Weapons in Syria?

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 16:14
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is to rule on whether chemical attacks were used in a Damascus suburb. Is it up to the job?

Kim Jong-un Plans Formal Nod to Denuclearization, South Korea Says

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 14:31
The statement of willingness is expected to be part of a joint declaration by the North Korean leader and President Moon Jae-in of South Korea.

Is Australia Ready to Legalize Marijuana? Not Yet, It Seems.

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 11:51
A proposal from the Greens party to make the drug legal for recreational use was promptly shot down by the government.

China Loosens Foreign Auto Rules, in Potential Peace Offering to Trump

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 11:20
Beijing said makers of electric cars would no longer be required to find a Chinese partner, with the rest of the auto industry to follow.

The Definitive Report on What Immigrants Add to Australia’s Economy

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 11:17
A newly released government report found that migration helps fuel the economy, contrasting sharply with prime minister’s own anti-immigrant language.

A 10-Minute Trial, a Death Sentence: Iraqi Justice for ISIS Suspects

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 11:00
Iraq is ramping up prosecutions of thousands of people accused of supporting the Islamic State, handing death sentences to workers, wives and fighters.

‘Our First Mistake Will Be Our Last’: Pakistani Rights Movement Defies Army

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 09:45
In just its third month, and despite a media blackout, an ethnic Pashtun protest group has grown quickly as it demands justice for extrajudicial killings.

Huawei, Failing to Crack U.S. Market, Signals a Change in Tactics

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 09:07
The Chinese telecom giant, which has been dogged by concerns about its ties to Beijing, dropped its top Washington liaison and other American employees.

Theresa May: Syria Airstrikes Were ‘Right Thing to Do’

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 05:41
Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain presented evidence to lawmakers that the Syrian regime had used chemical weapons on civilians earlier this month, and explained why she ordered airstrikes without a parliamentary vote.

China’s Economy Grows, and Its Trade Gap With the U.S. Widens

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 05:18
Chinese-made goods become more valuable to Beijing as an increasing number of parts and components it once bought from the United States are made at home.

Turkey Rebuffs U.S. Appeals Over Detained American Pastor

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 04:44
The pastor, Andrew Brunson, whose trial began on Monday, has spent 18 months in jail since being accused of aiding terrorist groups, charges he has denied.

For Survivors of Aleppo Siege, the News From Syria Is Especially Painful

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 01:48
The government’s chokehold on the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta brought back traumatic memories for exiles who were the last to evacuate as Aleppo fell.

Sean Hannity, Pulitzers, Boston Marathon: Your Monday Evening Briefing

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 00:00
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Theresa May Earns Cold Reception in U.K. Parliament Over Syria Attacks

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 22:33
Lawmakers from both parties took the prime minister to task over the bombing of Syria, saying she was accountable to them, not the “whims of the U.S. president.”

U.S. and U.K. Warn of Cybersecurity Threat From Russia

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 22:20
The urgency of the alerts called to mind a computer-age version of a Cold War drill, only now it’s upgrading passwords rather than “duck and cover.”

$21 Million in Assets Seized in South African Corruption Inquiry

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 21:01
The assets belong to the Guptas, three brothers who built a business empire through their ties to former President Jacob Zuma, his family and political allies.

Robots Ride to the Rescue Where Workers Can’t Be Found

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 19:31
Fast-growing economies in Eastern Europe have led to severe labor shortages, so companies are calling in the machines.

Niger Ambush Suspect May Be in Custody, Officials Say

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 18:44
The Nigerien authorities believe they may have captured Doundoun Cheffou, a militant leader tied to the deaths of four American soldiers in October.

Russian Journalist Who Reported on Secretive Paramilitary Dies

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 18:25
Maksim Borodin, 32, who had been reporting on a secretive Russian paramilitary, died after a fall, the latest suspicious death of a Russian reporter.

New Delhi Journal: ‘Men Treat Us Like We Aren’t Human.’ Indian Girls Learn to Fight Back.

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 16:26
Women and girls by the hundreds are taking free self-defense courses taught by the New Delhi police, as the country combats sexual assault.

Chemical Weapons Experts Blocked from Site of Syria Attack, Officials Say

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 16:00
A British delegation said Russia and Syria had prevented inspectors from reaching Douma, where about 70 people died on April 7. Russia blamed the U.N. for the delay.

In Memorial to War Dead, Israel Avoids Addressing Its Conflicts

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 15:55
The new National Memorial Hall for fallen soldiers seeks consensus in a divided society by paring down commemoration to its bare essentials.

Freight Train Kills 4 Elephants in India, Including a Calf

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 13:09
As mining and development projects shrink the country’s forests, animals in search of food have been forced to wander farther from their natural habitats.

Chinese Social Media Site Reverses Gay Content Ban After Uproar

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:03
Sina Weibo vowed to scale back a “cleanup” campaign, but some gay rights advocates demanded an apology.

As Scandal-Tarred Abe Meets Trump, ‘the Situation Is Getting Dangerous’

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 11:43
Japan’s leader is consumed by scandals just as he meets President Trump to discuss North Korea and contentious trade issues.

‘They Eat Money’: How Mandela’s Political Heirs Grow Rich Off Corruption

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 08:59
Since apartheid ended, African National Congress leaders have siphoned off tens of billions of dollars. Will South Africa’s new government confront such epic graft?

Trump to Impose New Sanctions on Russia Over Support for Syria

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 03:08
Nikki Haley, the ambassador to the United Nations, said Russian companies that have supported Syria’s chemical weapons will be targeted on Monday.

Catalan Protesters Demand Release of Jailed Separatist Leaders

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 22:59
Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Barcelona to demand to call for their leaders’ release from pretrial detention.

After Trump Strikes Syria, Syrians Wonder ‘What’s Next?’

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 22:47
The strikes were calibrated to keep the West from being dragged further into war. That left Assad in power and Syria in its painful status quo.

Mexico Moves to Regulate Government Ads. Critics Say It’s a Sham.

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 17:27
Heavy government spending on advertising has long been criticized for fostering flattering coverage of officials and quieting critics. Will a court order change the practice, or institutionalize it?

Maralinga Journal: Australia’s Least Likely Tourist Spot: a Test Site for Atom Bombs

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 16:50
“Yes, there is still radiation here,” Australia’s only nuclear tour guide says of Maralinga, where the Australian and British governments dropped seven bombs between 1956 and 1963.

‘I Am Gay, Not a Pervert’: Furor Erupts in China as Sina Weibo Bans Gay Content

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 14:38
Activists said the social media site’s vow to delete posts with homosexual themes was the latest sign of discrimination in the country.

Attacks in Afghanistan Leave Dozens Dead and 2 Schools Burned

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 14:28
Assailants killed at least 26 security officers at checkpoints in four provinces, while separate strikes saw educational archives and labs set ablaze.

Belgium May Have New Appeal for Millennials: Join the Army and Sleep at Home

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 12:49
A proposal to allow recruits to the country’s armed forces to avoid staying in barracks during basic training drew scorn from veterans and military experts.

News Analysis: Hamas Joins Peaceful Protests, but Still Speaks of Deadly Weapons

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 12:47
Some accuse the militant Islamic group of hijacking the nonviolent resistance in Gaza to serve its own purpose.

Acquittal in Irish Rugby Rape Case Deepens Debate on Sexual Consent

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 12:43
The men who walked free in Belfast lost playing contracts, but the woman who accused them, along with her supporters, has been the target of vitriol.

A Hard Lesson in Syria: Assad Can Still Gas His Own People

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 08:47
The conflict in Syria has demonstrated a larger truth: While it is easy to blow up its chemical facilities, it is also relatively simple for the Assad government to reconstitute them elsewhere.

Kim Jong-un of North Korea Fetes Chinese Envoy as Ties Warm

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 08:13
Seeking to mend fences with Beijing, Mr. Kim offered a warm welcome to the same senior Chinese envoy whom he had snubbed five months earlier.

Martin Sorrell Resigns as Chief of WPP Advertising Agency

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 02:57
Mr. Sorrell had been facing an allegation of personal misconduct. The company said an investigation concluded the issue did not involve amounts that were “material.”

Latin America Leaders Brood: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maduro?

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 23:33
President Nicolás Maduro was absent from Summit of the Americas, but he still dominated discussions, as leaders worried about how to handle the crisis in Venezuela.

Asia’s Bastion of Free Speech? Move Aside, Hong Kong, It’s Taiwan Now.

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 22:00
As Beijing tightens its grip, dissidents and rights groups that once flocked to Hong Kong are now choosing Taiwan, which shed martial law for democracy.

U.N. Security Council Rejects Russian Resolution Condemning Syrian Strikes

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 21:14
Russia called the attack on Syria by the United States, Britain and France a violation of international law. The U.S. said it was justified.

Thousands of Hungarians Protest Against Newly Elected Leader

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 20:03
The demonstrations reflect the deep divisions in this Central European country that has been at forefront of a regional drift away from liberal Western values.

Iranian Drone Launched From Syria was Armed, Israel Says

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 19:17
Israel said a drone that penetrated its airspace in February was on an attack mission, part of an escalating shadow war between Israel and Iran in Syria.

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