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.
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.
“We are doing our very best,” President Trump said of the three detainees, all Korean-Americans.
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.
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.
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.”
The Austrian doctor collaborated with the Third Reich and actively assisted in the killing of disabled children, a new report says.
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.
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.
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.
Stalwarts and heirs of the Communist revolution will help support — and scrutinize — Cuba’s new president, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez.
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.
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.
Kim Jong-un removed a key obstacle to negotiations with Washington by ceasing to demand that American troops be removed from South Korea.
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.
A doctor who suggested an alcohol-based tonic was dangerous was detained for 3 months, and then freed as a public hero.
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Two American lieutenants, one from Yale, the other from Harvard, received France’s Croix de Guerre for bringing down two German airplanes.
A huge heat wave killed 30 percent of the reef’s coral in 2016, and continuously temperatures are preventing its recovery.
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 is not known to have flown outside his country, and the question of his transportation complicates an already delicate and uncertain meeting.
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.
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A selection of Pulitzer projects from The New York Times, from the past year and our archives.
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.
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.
The head of the organization investigating the reported chemical attack in Douma, Syria, said it was unclear when investigators would visit the site.
Less than a year into France’s new presidency, anti-Macron sentiment is emerging as a potent force.
The resignation of the environmentalist, Kaveh Madani, was a blow to President Hassan Rouhani, who has encouraged Iranian experts abroad to come home.
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.
Without the Castro legacy to rely on, his successor will face a minefield of tasks that even Mr. Castro failed to complete.
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.
Junichi Fukuda has denied the allegations. But his resignation was a sign that Japan might be joining the international reckoning in the #MeToo movement.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The inquiry will focus on senior African National Congress politicians, signaling that party figures could answer for abuses under former President Jacob Zuma.
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.
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.
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.
Growing up in Queensland means understanding the difference between hot, stinking hot and unbearably hot.
Sanctions are increasingly isolating Russia and damaging its economy, but President Vladimir V. Putin and his supporters are confident things are going well.
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.
Some said the ruckus over Israel’s 70th anniversary party was crass and undignified. Others said it was perfectly, quintessentially Israel.
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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.
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.
The British government’s strict immigration rules are threatening its longtime “Windrush” Caribbean Commonwealth citizens.
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.
Seeing the battle between liberal and illiberal democracies as akin to civil war, Macron issued a call to defend liberalism and the European project.
Environmental scientists are planning a monthslong decontamination process in Salisbury, England, where a Russian former spy and his daughter were poisoned.
A Russia scholar, she delved into Vladimir V. Putin’s circle of friends in 1990s St. Petersburg and found the blueprint for a “kleptocracy.”
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.
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?
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.
A proposal from the Greens party to make the drug legal for recreational use was promptly shot down by the government.
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.
A newly released government report found that migration helps fuel the economy, contrasting sharply with prime minister’s own anti-immigrant language.
Iraq is ramping up prosecutions of thousands of people accused of supporting the Islamic State, handing death sentences to workers, wives and fighters.
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.
The Chinese telecom giant, which has been dogged by concerns about its ties to Beijing, dropped its top Washington liaison and other American employees.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.”
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.”
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.
Fast-growing economies in Eastern Europe have led to severe labor shortages, so companies are calling in the machines.
The Nigerien authorities believe they may have captured Doundoun Cheffou, a militant leader tied to the deaths of four American soldiers in October.
Maksim Borodin, 32, who had been reporting on a secretive Russian paramilitary, died after a fall, the latest suspicious death of a Russian reporter.
Women and girls by the hundreds are taking free self-defense courses taught by the New Delhi police, as the country combats sexual assault.
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.
The new National Memorial Hall for fallen soldiers seeks consensus in a divided society by paring down commemoration to its bare essentials.
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.
Sina Weibo vowed to scale back a “cleanup” campaign, but some gay rights advocates demanded an apology.
Japan’s leader is consumed by scandals just as he meets President Trump to discuss North Korea and contentious trade issues.
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?
Nikki Haley, the ambassador to the United Nations, said Russian companies that have supported Syria’s chemical weapons will be targeted on Monday.
Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Barcelona to demand to call for their leaders’ release from pretrial detention.
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.
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?
“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.
Activists said the social media site’s vow to delete posts with homosexual themes was the latest sign of discrimination in the country.
Assailants killed at least 26 security officers at checkpoints in four provinces, while separate strikes saw educational archives and labs set ablaze.
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.
Some accuse the militant Islamic group of hijacking the nonviolent resistance in Gaza to serve its own purpose.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.