Days After Hawaii’s False Missile Alarm, a New One in Japan

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:51
NHK, Japan’s public broadcaster, accidentally sent news alerts that North Korea had launched a missile, before quickly correcting the error.

Taliban Fighters Using High-Tech Gear Kill Afghan Forces

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:39
A so-called Red Unit equipped with night-vision goggles and laser sights ambushed an Afghan Army post near Kunduz around 2:30 a.m., officials said.

Colombia Bridge Collapse Throws Workers to Their Deaths

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:24
A 1,500-foot-long structure over a gorge in the Andes threw the workers about 900 feet to their deaths.

Oliver Ivanovic, Kosovo Serb Leader Accused of War Crimes, Is Killed

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 12:36
The leader of the Citizens’ Initiative Party was shot outside the party’s offices in Mitrovica, a northern city that is sharply divided along ethnic lines.

In Spain, Searching for Ancestors, Dry Wine and Calm Seas

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:00
For years I had wanted to visit my family’s homeland. There at last, I found a memorable tapas bar, soulful culture and a town with my name.

Oil Briefly Reaches $70 as Buoyant Global Economy Bolsters Demand

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 09:42
Tensions in Iran, record-breaking cold weather in the United States and a year of production cuts have contributed to higher prices, and they could go higher still.

Huge Oil Tanker Spill in East China Sea Stirs Environmental Fears

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 05:57
The disaster is considered the worst oil spill in decades, which Greenpeace says is posing a threat to “an important spawning ground” for fish and several whale species.

The Interpreter: A Haven From Mexico’s Political Parties Hints at Their Decline

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 02:48
A suburb of Mexico City is dealing with crime by breaking from the establishment party system.

Greece Adopts New Austerity Measures to Placate Creditors

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 00:51
The measures were demanded by international creditors and included cuts to benefits for large families and restrictions on trade unions.

North Korea to Send Orchestra to South Korea for Winter Olympics

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 00:47
The orchestra, the North’s main art troupe, has performed at events celebrating the North’s missile tests.

Donald Trump, North Korea, Martin Luther King Jr.: Your Evening Briefing

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 00:08
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Romanian Prime Minister Is Forced Out, the Second in Seven Months

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 23:59
The Social Democrats pulled their support for Mihai Tudose after he clashed with the party’s leader, Liviu Dragnea.

Trump Comments, Infuriating Africans, May Set Back U.S. Interests

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 23:29
Experts fear that the president’s about remarks “shithole countries” could set back United States interests in the world’s fastest-growing continent.

Kazakhstan Cheers New Alphabet, Except for All Those Apostrophes

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 22:42
A switch from the Cyrillic to Roman script is wildly popular in Kazakhstan. But in a country where almost nobody challenges the president, his policy on apostrophes is being assailed from all sides.

1,000 Danes Accused of Child Pornography for Sharing Video of Teens

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 22:31
The video, spread through Facebook Messenger, was legal to make, but illegal to distribute. Many of those charged are teenagers themselves.

Riyadh Ritz, Converted to Posh Prison by Saudis, Is Reopening to Guests

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 22:12
The Ritz-Carlton website showed it was accepting reservations as of Feb. 14, starting at $650 a night.

Boko Haram Video Is Said to Show Captured Girls From Chibok

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 22:09
In the video, a girl who claims she is among the kidnapped students from Chibok says she is happy being with the fighters of the extremist group. Her identity was not confirmed.

Deadly Siege of Venezuela Rebels Led by Former Action Hero Transfixes Country

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 21:09
The rebel leader, Óscar Pérez, chronicled the siege of his band’s hide-out in a series of videos uploaded onto social media.

Collapse of U.K. Construction Giant Rattles the Government

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 20:42
The contractor, Carillion, worked hand in glove with the government, raising questions about the outsourcing of public services to private companies.

Spain’s Prime Minister Threatens to Extend Direct Rule Over Catalonia

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 20:41
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says he won’t recognize Carles Puigdemont as Catalonia’s leader unless he returns to Spain from exile in Belgium.