Rishikesh Journal: Rebuilding on the Beatles, an Ashram in India Hopes for Revival

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 17:38
In Rishikesh, which hit the world’s eye when the Fab Four went there to study with the Maharishi in 1968, renovations and remembrances are underway.

Afghans Say Talks With Taliban Are Underway; Insurgents Deny It

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 16:06
A private television station showed images from informal meetings that began in Turkey over the weekend between Afghan officials and insurgents.

Plane in Turkey Skids Off Runway, Teetering on Water’s Edge

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 15:48
The Pegasus Airlines flight “had a runway excursion incident,” the carrier said, and its nose ended up feet from the Black Sea. No one was injured.

Profile: Brussels, E.U. Capital, Gets a Novel, Both Tart and Empathic

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 15:26
Robert Menasse writes a polyphonic novel of satire and sympathy about Brussels, Europe’s symbolic capital — its bureaucrats, nationalisms and police.

Hope Fades for Missing Crew Members as Iranian Oil Tanker Sinks

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 14:01
Iranian state TV said the vessel that had collided with another in the East China Sea and that had been burning for more than week left “no hope” for those onboard.

The Queen Opens the Vault on Her Coronation

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 11:26
Among the private details Elizabeth II reveals about her 1953 coronation in a BBC documentary airing on Sunday: The crown was too big for her head.

The Interpreter: Hawaii False Alarm Hints at Thin Line Between Mishap and Nuclear War

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 08:44
Security experts called it a frightening warning of how a technical error could trigger an unintended conflict with North Korea.

As Pope Francis Heads to Chile and Peru, Argentina Feels Snubbed, Again

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 08:30
Nearly five years after moving to the Vatican, Pope Francis has steered clear of Argentina and its polarized politics, leaving many in his homeland feeling perplexed and dejected.

Causes of False Missile Alerts: The Sun, the Moon and a 46-Cent Chip

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 04:24
Every decade since the dawn of the nuclear age has seen its share of erroneous alarms, experts said. We revisit a few of them.

Chile Slams World Bank Amid Charges of Political Bias

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 03:59
Chile’s left-leaning government demands an investigation after a World Bank economist says the nation’s drop in a business survey was politically motivated.

H&M Closes Stores in South Africa Amid Protests Over ‘Monkey’ Shirt

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 00:36
Outrage over a photograph of a black child modeling a sweatshirt with the words “coolest monkey in the jungle” led to protests in several cities.

Czech President Faces a Runoff After First Round of Voting

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 22:50
President Milos Zeman failed to win re-election in the country’s first round and will face a runoff against Jiri Drahos, a former president of the Czech Republic’s Academy of Sciences.

Alert About Missile Bound for Hawaii Was Sent in Error, Officials Say

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 20:30
The alert appeared on cellphones warning people to “seek immediate shelter,” and said, “This is not a drill.” The authorities said it was a false alarm.

In Trump’s Immigration Remarks, Echoes of a Century-Old Racial Ranking

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 19:00
The president’s vulgar comments about certain countries harken back to complaints about “undesirable nationals” that led to severe restrictions in 1924.

Agonizing Question for Irish: What to Do With Children’s Remains?

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 17:47
Government officials in Ireland face hard choices about what to do with the remains of many young children discovered buried at a former home for unwed mothers and their babies in the town of Tuam.

Oh, the 52 Places She’ll Go

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 17:09
At the same time that we were sifting through thousands of applications for a much-coveted Travel correspondent job, we were also sifting through destination suggestions from dozens of contributors.

Migrants Fleeing to Canada Learn Even a Liberal Nation Has Limits

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 17:03
As the Trump administration clamps down on immigration, asylum-seekers are discovering that Canada is not quite the “Promised Land” some had hoped for.

ISIS Affiliate Claims October Attack on U.S. Troops in Niger

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 16:45
The group offered no explanation for the delay in claiming responsibility for the Oct. 4 attack, which killed four Americans and five Nigeriens.

Iran to Trump: Nuclear Pact Is ‘Not Renegotiable’

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 15:46
Iranian officials were responding to President Trump’s demand that European allies agree to rewrite the 2015 nuclear deal within 120 days or he will kill it.

World’s Eyes on Kosovo Amid Push to Halt War Crimes Court

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 13:59
The United States and the European Union have warned lawmakers’ against moves to halt the court before it has even begun work.