‘Frost Boy’ in China Warms Up the Internet, and Stirs Poverty Debate

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 12:19
A widely shared photograph of an 8-year-old who had icicles in his hair after a 2.8-mile trek to school has become a symbol of the plight of poor rural children.

Olympics Officials Discuss a Potential First: A Unified Korean Hockey Team

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 11:23
South Korea proposed that the two Koreas field a joint women’s hockey team at the Pyeongchang Games next month. North Korea wouldn’t say whether it supported the idea.

Push to End South Korea Abortion Ban Gains Strength, and Signatures

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 11:20
While the country’s ban on abortion is rarely enforced, the procedure is illegal with just a few exceptions, putting women at risk of prosecution and creating a culture of shame, activists say.

She Ran From the Cut, and Helped Thousands of Other Girls Escape, Too

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 11:00
Nice Leng’ete started a program in Kenya to create new rites of passage to replace female genital cutting, and has saved 50,000 girls from the agonizing and controversial procedure.

Iran Violated Yemen Arms Embargo, U.N. Experts Say

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:39
The finding could lend weight to American and Saudi efforts to ostracize Iran on other issues besides the nuclear agreement.

Nearly 800 Arrested in Economic Protests in Tunisia

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:37
Human rights groups have expressed concern over the high number of arrests in a country with a relatively stable democracy.

How We Cook, Eat and Drink: The Canada Letter

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:18
This week’s Canada Letter asks if there is such a thing as Canadian cooking and previews a special New York Times report on Canadian food and drink.

Response to French Letter Denouncing #MeToo Shows a Sharp Divide

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:08
French feminists criticized the letter signed by Catherine Deneuve and other women, saying it underestimated the harm inflicted by sexual harassment

Pope Faces Turmoil in Chile Over Indigenous Group and Sex Abuse

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 00:27
Firebombs exploded at three churches in Santiago, Chile’s capital, on Friday, just days before Pope Francis is scheduled to visit Chile and Peru.

Trump, Haiti, London: Your Friday Evening Briefing

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 00:05
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Trump’s Immigration Remarks Outrage Many, but Others Quietly Agree

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 00:04
President Trump’s comments have outraged many global leaders, but they also fit a pattern, even inside the E.U., of dehumanizing language toward migrants

Trump Stops Short of Reimposing Iran Sanctions but Sets Deadline to Overhaul Deal

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 19:34
President Trump approved sanctions against the head of Iran’s judiciary, a powerful figure the administration holds culpable for the violent crackdown on anti-government protests.

The Saturday Profile: Cairo’s Lawsuit King Sues Actors, Belly Dancers, Even Puppet Shows

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 19:18
An Egyptian lawyer’s prolific lawsuits seek to punish those he deems to offend Egypt’s morality or its president.

How Trump’s Comments Went Over With Africans

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 18:52
Across the continent, the president’s latest reported provocation drew a mixture of anger and bemusement.

New Sound at Saudi Soccer Game: Women Cheering From the Stands

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 18:51
Saudi women have long had to content themselves with watching their favorite teams on television. But on Friday, women were allowed into public sports stadiums for the first time.

Secret Tunnel in Berlin Is an Echo From the Cold War

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 18:06
Researchers found the entrance to a passage under the Berlin Wall intended to help reunite a family in the 1960s.

Merkel Takes Step Toward New Government for Germany

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 16:22
In marathon talks, the chancellor and the leaders of the other two main establishment parties settled the outlines of a renewed grand coalition.

Japan Balks at Calls for New Apology to South Korea Over ‘Comfort Women’

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 13:56
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe could miss the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics as tensions with Seoul flare anew over World War II-era sex slaves.

Why Is South Korea Spooking the Global Bitcoin Market?

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 13:13
The government says it is looking at banning virtual currency trades. But it isn’t clear whether, or how quickly, it will follow through.

As Gay Australians Hear Wedding Bells, Vendors See Dollar Signs

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:43
One analyst estimates that same-sex marriage could provide a 650 million Australian dollar boost to the economy in 12 months.