Moscow Got 6 Minutes of Sunlight in December

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 18:16
One internet user called the dark days in the Russian capital “Hillary’s revenge.”

U.K. Appoints a Minister for Loneliness

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 16:53
Prime Minister Theresa May said an under secretary would work across government departments to tackle the issue.

North and South Korean Teams to March as One at Olympics

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 15:41
The agreement is a milestone in inter-Korean sports relations, and Seoul has said in the past it hoped such a move could contribute to a political thaw.

Rome Journal: For Rome’s Taxi Drivers, Lessons in Courtesy and Cultural Savvy

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 15:20
A six-week course aims to turn the city’s taxi drivers into good-will ambassadors by teaching them hospitality, excellence and useful Chinese and Arabic phrases.

After 950 Years, the Bayeux Tapestry Is Set to Be Displayed in Britain

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 15:15
The 11-century treasure, which depicts the Norman Conquest of Britain, has only been moved very few times in its history.

Carillion Collapse Could Lead to Thousands of Job Losses in U.K.

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 13:58
The company’s demise leaves a vast web of subcontractors unsure what to expect. The government says Carillion’s public-sector work will continue.

Marta Kostyuk, 15, Reaches 3rd Round of Australian Open

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 12:35
There’s no doubt the Ukrainian teenager can play at a high level, but she’s also learning to deal with the high expectations that come with early success.

Joshua Wong, Democracy Advocate, Is Sentenced in Hong Kong

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 05:19
Joshua Wong got three months in prison for his role in 2014 protests demanding freer elections for the leader of Hong Kong.

Ex-C.I.A. Officer Suspected of Compromising Chinese Informants Is Arrested

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 02:08
The arrest of the former officer, Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 53, capped an intense F.B.I. investigation that began around 2012 after the C.I.A. began losing its agents in China.

U.S. Withholds $65 Million From U.N. Relief Agency for Palestinians

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 00:56
The Trump administration cut by more than half the funding it provides to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, which funds schools and clinics for Palestinians.

U.S.-Backed Force Could Cement a Kurdish Enclave in Syria

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 00:48
The creation of a new military force in Syria raises fears of fighting among American allies and could draw the U.S. deeper into the conflict.

Stephen Bannon, California, Bitcoin: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 00:11
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Venezuelan Rebel Leader Records His Last Stand

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 23:57
Óscar Pérez was killed on Monday after authorities cornered him in his hideout outside of Caracas. He had uploaded several videos on social media in the hours before his death saying that he wanted to surrender.

Russian Theater Director’s House Arrest Is Extended

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 21:53
Kirill S. Serebrennikov has been under suspicion of embezzling a sum equal to $2.3 million.

In Chile, Pope Francis Apologizes for ‘Irreparable Damage’ Caused by Sexual Abuse

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 21:42
The pope’s decision to offer Mass alongside a bishop accused of covering up sexual abuse by a priest angered victims.

Macron Defends Migration Policy in France, Walking a Fine Line

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:39
Speaking in Calais, the port city at the epicenter of the migration problem, the French president defended his policies as a mix of fairness and firmness.

Fugitive Venezuelan Police Officer Is Killed in Shootout

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:34
Óscar Pérez, who rose to prominence last year during antigovernment street protests, was among seven dead.

Toronto Journal: Shivering? That’s for City Folk. For Islanders, Ice Time Is Play Time.

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 18:12
A small and hardy group of Torontonians live on island parkland in the middle of North America’s fourth-largest city, with coyotes and ice boats.

Czech Republic Faces Political Turmoil After No-Confidence Vote

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 16:51
Prime Minister Andrej Babis, a billionaire oligarch whose upstart party won elections in October, has struggled to persuade rival groups to join a coalition.

Submarine Inventor Charged With Murder in Death of Kim Wall

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 16:15
Ms. Wall died in August after boarding Peter Madsen’s vessel in Denmark to interview him. He also faces charges of dismemberment and improper sexual relations.