Marriott to China: We Do Not Support Separatists

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 13:29
The hotel chain apologizes after a poorly worded customer survey prompts a political backlash and an investigation by Chinese officials.

Britain Rejects Bid to Grant Julian Assange Diplomatic Status

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 13:04
Ecuador wants the WikiLeaks founder to leave its London embassy, but Whitehall insists that he face justice, which could include extradition to the U.S.

‘The New Normal’ in Pakistan: a Journalist on the Run From Gunmen

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:24
Taha Siddiqui, a reporter and frequent critic of Pakistan’s military, escaped an attack by a dozen men who diverted his car just outside the capital.

North Korea Praises ‘Fire and Fury’ Book on Trump Administration

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 11:32
The popularity of the book, which chronicles dysfunction in the White House, “foretells President Trump’s political demise,” North Korean state media said.

Belgium in Uproar Over Torture of Sudanese It Deported

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 01:59
Reports that migrants were tortured upon their return to Sudan are provoking calls for the migration minister to resign.

Vatican Takes Over Troubled Catholic Group in Peru Ahead of Pope’s Visit

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 01:29
The founder of the group has been accused of sexually and physically abusing children and former members of the group.

Egypt Opens Criminal Inquiry Over New York Times Article

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 00:31
The Times reported on a secret effort by Egyptian intelligence to sway public opinion on Jerusalem. Officials say the article hurt national security.

7-Eleven, California, Tonya Harding: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 00:07
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Pope Invites the Poor to the Circus, and Animal Activists Protest

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 23:47
The Vatican’s charity office secured free tickets for 2,100 people, among them the homeless and refugees, but some critics quickly spoke up.

German Idea to Fight Anti-Semitism: Make Immigrants Tour Concentration Camps

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 23:34
Jewish advocacy groups welcomed an idea to make such tours mandatory for immigrants to Germany. But some experts called the idea simplistic.

Businesswoman’s Fate a Test of China’s Resolve on North Korea

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 23:18
The fate of Ma Xiaohong, and the business empire she built on trade with North Korea, has become a measure of China’s willingness to confront its neighbor.

Arrest in Chechnya Reflects Effort to Drive Out Dissidents, Activists Say

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 23:10
Oyub Titiev, who has run a human rights group since the unsolved murder of a member of the group, is the latest in a series of government critics to face drug charges.

A Colombian Rebel Group Resumes Attacks After Cease-Fire Ends

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 23:10
While no deaths were reported, the attacks highlighted the challenges Colombia faces in negotiating a peace deal with the ELN rebel group similar to the one it signed with the larger FARC group.

India Extends Hand to Apple and Others by Easing Rules on Foreign Firms

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 22:18
The government said foreign-owned, single-brand retailers would get more time to meet its requirements to sell products made by Indians.

The Interpreter: When Corporate Elites Won Partial Control of a Mexican City — and Then Lost It

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 21:19
Monterrey’s experiment in reducing crime offers a concerning lesson for any country with weak institutions.

2 Die as Pakistanis Protest Over Girl’s Killing

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 20:24
Hundreds protested in outrage over the death of the girl, one of about a dozen children killed in the city of Kasur over the past two years.

13,000 Tourists Stranded in a Swiss Ski Resort for 2 Days

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 18:10
A combination of snow and rain shut off access to Zermatt, near the Matterhorn. Until late Wednesday afternoon, helicopter was the only way out.

ISIS Declares War on Hamas, and Gaza Families Disown Sons in Sinai

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 17:49
A shocking video from Islamic State’s Sinai branch showed one former Gazan instructing another to kill a man accused of smuggling weapons to Hamas

Iran Eases Death Penalty for Drug Crimes, Saving Potentially Thousands of Lives

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 17:22
A rare overhaul by Iran’s hard-line dominated judiciary came amid domestic and international pressure to reduce its executions, which are second only to China’s.

Greece Scraps Compulsory Shariah for Muslim Minority

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 16:40
Lawmakers passed legislation allowing Muslims in Thrace, a northern region, to take civilian cases to Greek courts rather than to Islamic clerics.