Chinese Police Dynamite Christian Megachurch

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:32
Paramilitary officers used explosives and heavy machinery to destroy the church, reflecting tensions between Christians and the Communist Party.

Trump Says He Will Not Go to London for Embassy Opening

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 08:37
British reports have cited concerns about protests during a Trump visit, but the president said he disapproved of the new U.S. Embassy’s “off location.”

From Norway to Haiti, Trump’s Comments Stir Fresh Outrage

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 06:20
In a meeting with lawmakers, President Trump said the United States needed more immigrants from places like Norway and fewer from Haiti and African countries.

Facebook Overhauls News Feed to Focus on What Friends and Family Share

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 02:12
In the next few weeks, you will see fewer viral videos and news articles from media companies, and instead see more posts that include interactions between you and the people you know.

Trump Alarms Lawmakers With Disparaging Words for Haiti and Africa

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 00:32
President Trump demanded to know at a White House meeting why he should accept immigrants from Haiti and African countries rather than people from places like Norway.

California, Walmart, Eric Greitens: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 00:13
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Letter 40: We’ve Made it Home

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 23:43
This week’s Australia Letter considers what it means to be home for those who move all over the world.

Plastics Pile Up as China Refuses to Take the West’s Recycling

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 23:37
Since Jan. 1, China has banned imports of 24 kinds of waste, including materials used in plastic bottles, in a campaign against “foreign garbage.”

Rome’s Famous Christmas Tree to Be Reborn as a Baby Nursing Station

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 22:26
The tree, known as Spelacchio, or mangy, was dismantled Thursday, but the much-maligned spruce will live on, in the hearts of Romans, and in a book.

Fighting Rages in Syria’s Last Major Insurgent Stronghold

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 21:37
The United Nations said assaults by Russian-backed Syrian forces in Idlib Province had put tens of thousands of civilians at risk.

U.S. Bombs Afghan Militia Behind Insider Attack, Officials Say

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 21:00
American forces carried out airstrikes against an allied Afghan militia after at least one militia member opened fire on U.S. soldiers in eastern Afghanistan.

Pressed on False Claims About Muslims, U.S. Ambassador Goes Silent

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 20:46
In an exchange with Dutch journalists, Peter Hoekstra declined to clarify his prior remarks. “This is the Netherlands, you have to answer questions,” one reporter said.

Could Britain Have a Second Referendum on ‘Brexit’?

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 20:00
Now, even Nigel Farage, the driving force behind the campaign to leave the European Union, is musing about a new vote. How realistic is that?

She Left France to Fight in Syria. Now She Wants to Return. But Can She?

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 19:51
The case of a woman in France who became a prominent propagandist for the Islamic State is unusual, but points to a broader quandary for Europe.

Once an ISIS Recruiter, She Now Wants Out

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 19:48
A woman who left France and became a prominent propagandist and recruiter for the Islamic State has asked her family, friends and country for a pardon. This is how she went from a Paris suburb to the Syrian battlefield.

Gulag Historian Ordered to Undergo Psychiatric Testing in Russia

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 19:07
Yuri Dmitriev was charged with possessing child pornography, but his real crime seems to have been documenting Stalin’s crimes.

Same-Sex Spouses Should Have E.U. Residency Rights, Court Is Told

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 17:27
All married couples should be allowed to live and work across the European Union, regardless of member countries’ laws on same-sex unions, the bloc’s top court was advised.

House Rejects Limits on Surveillance Program After Trump Roils Debate

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 17:18
The House on Thursday voted against significant new limits on a surveillance law after President Trump muddled his administration’s position on the issue.

Prosperous Elephant Journal: Wildlife Detectives Pursue the Case of Dwindling Elephants in Indonesia

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 15:59
Advocacy groups are going undercover to help the police track down poachers and using unconventional means to save the animals.

Pollution Appears to Ease in Beijing Amid China’s Drive to Clear the Air

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 15:16
A Greenpeace analysis found that air quality had drastically improved in several northeastern cities, but regions far from the capital have not seen the same results.