Where Video Game Conventions Draw 300,000: Not in the U.S.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 18:38
The rapidly growing Brasil Game Show, scheduled for next month, illustrates how important the industry’s overseas markets have become.

Putin Says Russia Has ‘Many Friends’ in U.S. Who Can Mend Relations

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 18:15
The Russian leader said his country was “patiently waiting” for political strife in the United States to end so that ties between the countries can be strengthened.

Rex Tillerson, Trump’s Secretary of State, Reaffirms Support for President

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 17:24
Rex Tillerson emphasized his support of President Trump and the administration’s agenda.

A Dubai in Libya? Boris Johnson Says It Just Needs to Clear ‘Dead Bodies’

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 17:06
The British foreign secretary said a group of business people could turn a war-torn city into “the next Dubai” if they could just dispose of corpses there.

Kim Wall Was Stabbed After Boarding Submarine, Danish Prosecutor Says

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 16:48
A court also heard that videos of women being tortured were found on a hard drive belonging to Peter Madsen, who has been charged in the journalist’s death.

Jakarta Journal: In Indonesia, a Mosque and a Church Foster Friendship Amid Religious Tensions

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 16:45
Christians and Muslims share a street and much more in Jakarta, setting an example of pluralism as fears of religious intolerance rise in the Muslim-majority nation.

Theresa May, Coughing and Caught by a Prankster, Endures a Speech to Forget

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 14:47
The British prime minister, who needed a commanding speech to quell a warring party, lost her voice and was handed a mock job dismissal note.

E.U. Targets Amazon and Apple in Tax Avoidance Campaign

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 12:22
The European Commission said it would take Ireland to court for not claiming back taxes from Apple, and ordered Luxembourg to collect around $293 million from Amazon.

Fighter Jet Seen Escorting Ryanair Flight to Stansted Airport in U.K.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 12:16
A Royal Air Force plane was observed tracking the civilian aircraft north of London, and the police said a flight from Lithuania had been diverted.

Australia Pressing for More Facial Recognition in Terror Fight

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 11:41
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is set to push for every Australian’s driver’s license photo to be added to a database. Privacy advocates are wary.

Europe Edition: Spain, Las Vegas, Theresa May: Your Wednesday Briefing

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 06:35
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Mattis Contradicts Trump on Iran Deal Ahead of Crucial Deadline

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 02:15
Pressed by lawmakers, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis reiterated his view that the Iran accord is working, a quiet break with President Trump.

French Parliament Approves Sweeping Counterterrorism Law

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 01:52
The law makes permanent emergency measures put in place after terrorist attacks in 2015, effectively institutionalizing a trade-off between security and civil liberty.

Jagmeet Singh, Canada’s Newest Political Star, Lifts His Party’s Hopes

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 01:15
Mr. Singh, the first nonwhite leader of a major political party in a country that promotes multiculturalism, looks to extend his party’s power on the national stage.

Iranian Chess Player, Shunned for Refusing to Wear Hijab, Will Play in U.S.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 00:47
Dorsa Derakhshani is now playing for the St. Louis University chess team and officially registered to compete with the United States Chess Federation.

Las Vegas, Puerto Rico, Tom Petty: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 00:14
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Syrian Soldier Is Guilty of War Crime, a First in the 6-Year Conflict

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 00:09
A Swedish court sentenced a government soldier, who is now a refugee, for violating the dignity of a corpse in Syria.

News Analysis: After Threat of War, Iraq and Kurds Lower the Temperature

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 23:24
The Kurds provoked Iraq by voting for independence. Iraq replied with military and economic threats. Having made their points, both sides now seem willing to de-escalate.

Catalans Who Did Not Vote (More Than Half) Ask: What Now?

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 23:01
There has been little public debate about the practical effect of declaring independence, and while many Catalans express confidence, others appear apprehensive.

Egypt Expands Crackdown on Gay and Transgender People

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 22:15
At least 34 people have been arrested after concertgoers waved a rainbow flag at a rock performance in Cairo last month.