News Analysis: Leftist Lion and Far-Right Provocateur Vie for Brazil Presidency

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 18:23
As a wild, bitter contest to lead Brazil gets underway, the two front-runners are political opposites, one facing prison time and the other with a long history of incendiary remarks.

Syria Promotes Tourism, Despite Devastation of Civil War

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 17:57
The country was once home to an array of tourist landmarks, but many of those have been damaged or destroyed by war, and most governments still advise against their citizens traveling there.

Sinn Fein Picks New Leader to Replace Gerry Adams

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 14:33
Mary Lou McDonald has no direct involvement in the three decades of conflict in Northern Ireland.

Paul Bocuse, Celebrated French Chef, Dies at 91

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 14:16
Mr. Bocuse was a leading figure in the pathbreaking culinary movement known as nouvelle cuisine.

World Economic Forum: With Davos Approaching, the Global Economy Is Surging, but Growth Could Stall

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 12:00
A robust and ‘synchronized’ recovery has been slow in coming, and some fear growth will peak next year.

Volvo Ocean Race Yacht Involved in Fatal Accident Near Hong Kong

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 11:33
A Chinese man died after the fishing boat he was on collided with the Vestas 11th Hour Racing team during the around-the-world sailing competition.

North Korea Cancels a Pre-Olympic Visit, and South Korea Wonders Why

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 11:32
Pyongyang abruptly called off a trip to the South by an advance team. Given the North’s unpredictability, there was much speculation about what that meant.

Where China Built Its Bomb, Dark Memories Haunt the Ruins

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 11:00
The birthplace of China’s nuclear arsenal is now a patriotic showpiece, celebrating its scientists as heroes. But traumatic parts of its history go unmentioned.

Sisi, Egypt’s Leader, Will Seek 2nd Term, and the Field Is Nearly Empty

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 04:46
Many regard President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s victory as a foregone conclusion. His only serious opponent could be disqualified in March.

Turkey Begins Operation Against U.S.-Backed Kurdish Militias in Syria

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 03:25
Against US warnings Turkey announced it was proceeding with an operation against the Kurdish enclave of Afrin

A Canadian Food Fest and Toronto’s Islands: the Canada Letter.

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 03:05
This week’s Canada newsletter looks back at food events in Toronto and Montreal as well as the ancestor of Imax.

Trying to Defend President Trump’s Derision, Diplomatically

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 02:30
In embassies around the world, some of America’s diplomats are being dressed down by their host nations. Others are considering leaving their posts.

Linking Youth Funding to Abortion Rights Spawns Backlash in Canada and Beyond

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 01:11
The Trudeau government has linked federal funding of a youth employment program to support for abortion rights.

Sudan Jails Journalists in New Sign of Repression

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 00:43
The arrests of seven reporters covering economic protests reflect what advocacy groups call increasingly harsh censorship in the vast African country.

Senate, Supreme Court, Menendez: Your Friday Evening Briefing

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 00:10
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Airliners Have Become China’s Newest Means of Pressuring Taiwan

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 22:55
China has opened a new air route for civilian airliners through the tense Taiwan Strait, at a time when it is also sending bombers and warships near Taiwan.

Conservative Irish Leader Supports Easing of Abortion Ban

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 20:43
An impassioned speech by Fianna Fail’s Micheal Martin takes Ireland a step closer to relaxing its blanket prohibition on abortion.

Prosecutor Says Romantic Rivalry Is Motive in Model’s Murder

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 20:35
In a London criminal court, a prosecutor said that the stabbing of Harry Uzoka, a model, was driven by a conflict over a woman.

In Peru Jungle, Francis Offers a Stirring Defense of Indigenous Peoples

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 20:20
He deplored the resource extraction that has harmed local communities and damaged the environment.

Supreme Court to Consider Challenge to Trump’s Latest Travel Ban

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 20:06
President Trump’s third attempt to impose restrictions on travel from predominantly Muslim nations will face a test in the Supreme Court this spring.