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Siege at Kabul Hotel Caps a Violent 24 Hours in Afghanistan
The Taliban attack at the Intercontinental Hotel left at least 18 dead, but the toll from assaults across four provinces of the country surpassed 50.
01/21/2018 07:35 PM
Angela Merkel Spared Disaster, and German Coalition Talks to Continue
The Social Democrats will enter formal coalition talks with the chancellor’s Christian Democrats, but the party’s grass roots must approve a final deal.
01/21/2018 08:07 PM
Peterborough Journal: This City Once Made Much of What Canada Bought. But No More.
With the closing of plants like a 126-year-old G.E. factory, many in Peterborough, Ontario, scoff at the idea that Nafta benefits only Canada and Mexico.
01/21/2018 04:50 PM
North Korean Pop Singer Leads Pre-Olympic Delegation to South
The advance team of North Koreans, headed by Hyon Song-wol, one of the North’s best-known propaganda singers, arrived in the South on Sunday.
01/21/2018 09:05 AM
Fire Traps Workers in Delhi Factory, Killing at Least 17
Many workers were trapped on the upper floors as they were making firecrackers, although the police said the factory had been licensed to make plastic items.
01/21/2018 11:10 AM
Demonstrations Against Kabila in Congo Leave at Least 6 Dead
Protesters gathered in the Democratic Republic of Congo for the second time in less than a month, demanding elections and an end to Joseph Kabila’s extended presidency.
01/21/2018 06:05 PM
How Corruption and Cronyism in Banking Fueled Iran’s Protests
Thousands lost their savings in the collapse of shady banks, part of a broader economic system plagued by insider dealing, mismanagement and inefficiency.
01/21/2018 05:08 AM
Recipe for Ruckus in India: A Queen’s Honor, a New Film and Politics
Hindu extremists smashed up the film set, pulled the director’s hair and threatened to behead the lead actress. “Padmaavat,” the most potentially explosive Indian film in years, opens Thursday.
01/20/2018 07:17 PM
News Analysis: Leftist Lion and Far-Right Provocateur Vie for Brazil Presidency
As a wild, bitter contest to lead Brazil gets underway, the two front-runners are political opposites, one facing prison time and the other with a long history of incendiary remarks.
01/20/2018 10:02 PM
At Least 5 Killed in Afghan Hotel Attack That Trapped Hundreds of Guests
Four insurgents shot their way into the largest hotel in Kabul, killing five. Guests were trapped inside, saying goodbyes from under beds and inside toilet cubicles.
01/21/2018 05:24 AM
Resolving Who Owns What Land Lies at Heart of Zimbabwe’s Future
Even as villagers in land coveted by Grace Mugabe celebrated the end of an era, determining who has title to farms is a critical step in Zimbabwe’s development and democratization.
01/20/2018 09:51 PM
Pope Francis Comforts Peruvians Who Faced ‘Wrath of Nature’
After facing criticism over the church’s sexual abuse scandals, he returned to familiar themes of poverty and the environment.
01/20/2018 09:08 PM
Jinyintan Journal: Where China Built Its Bomb, Dark Memories Haunt the Ruins
The birthplace of China’s nuclear arsenal is now a patriotic showpiece, celebrating its scientists as heroes. But traumatic parts of its history go unmentioned.
01/20/2018 10:00 AM
72 Turkish Jets Bomb U.S.-Backed Kurdish Militias in Syria
Despite warnings from the United States, a defiant President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey vowed to crush the militias, which he described as a terrorist threat.
01/20/2018 08:41 PM
North Korea Agrees, Again, to Pre-Olympic Visit to South Korea
Pyongyang abruptly called off a trip to the South by an advance team, then later rescheduled it. Given the North’s unpredictability, there was much speculation about what that meant.
01/21/2018 01:35 AM
Volvo Ocean Race Yacht Involved in Fatal Accident Near Hong Kong
A Chinese man died after the fishing boat he was on collided with the Vestas 11th Hour Racing team during the around-the-world sailing competition.
01/20/2018 03:00 PM
Pence and Jordan’s King ‘Agree to Disagree’ on Jerusalem
Vice President Mike Pence met King Abdullah II amid rising tension between their two countries over President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
01/21/2018 07:20 PM
The Interpreter: Trump’s Hard-Line Israel Position Exports U.S. Culture War Abroad
Picking sides in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has long been taboo in American policy. Domestic politics best explain the president’s break with this practice.
01/21/2018 07:01 PM
A Death in Kosovo Stokes Fears and Threatens Peace
President Aleksander Vucic of Serbia made a hastily arranged visit to Kosovo to ease the fears of ethnic Serbs — fears that critics say he has stoked.
01/21/2018 06:29 PM
Australia Diary: We’re Watching the Men
As the #MeToo reckoning continues, a woman returning to Brisbane confronts the masculinity of work.
01/21/2018 06:00 PM
Deadly Siege at Kabul's Largest Hotel
A 12-hour gun battle at the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan’s capital left five civilians and four assailants dead, and wounded another six people.
01/21/2018 05:42 PM
On Paris’s Icy Streets, Migrants Wait for Word on Refuge
Even with accelerated asylum processing, France cannot keep up with the constant stream of new arrivals, leaving hundreds of migrants to sleep rough.
01/21/2018 07:59 AM
Anti-Corruption Protest Draws Tens of Thousands Across Snowy Romania
Ten of thousands of protesters rallied in Bucharest on Saturday to protest proposed revisions to the country’s corruption laws.
01/20/2018 10:50 PM
Pence Praises Egypt Partnership in Meeting With Sisi
Vice President Mike Pence, the highest-level American official to visit Egypt in nearly a decade, began a trip through the region.
01/20/2018 10:53 PM
Wildlife Trafficking Kingpin Arrested in Thailand
Boonchai Bach is suspected of fueling much of Asia’s illegal animal trade for over a decade, overseeing a criminal syndicate that has smuggled poached items including ivory and rhino horns.
01/20/2018 09:18 PM
Myanmar Soldiers Sentenced for Killing 3 Civilians in Kachin
Six soldiers were sentenced to 10 years in prison for killing three people in war-torn Kachin state. It was a rare prosecution in a country where the military has operated with impunity for decades.
01/20/2018 09:10 PM
Syria Promotes Tourism, Despite Devastation of Civil War
The country was once home to an array of tourist landmarks, but many of those have been damaged or destroyed by war, and most governments still advise against their citizens traveling there.
01/20/2018 04:57 PM
Sinn Fein Picks New Leader to Replace Gerry Adams
Mary Lou McDonald has no direct involvement in the three decades of conflict in Northern Ireland.
01/21/2018 05:06 AM
Paul Bocuse, Celebrated French Chef, Dies at 91
Mr. Bocuse was a leading figure in the pathbreaking culinary movement known as nouvelle cuisine.
01/20/2018 05:17 PM
World Economic Forum: With Davos Approaching, the Global Economy Is Surging, but Growth Could Stall
A robust and ‘synchronized’ recovery has been slow in coming, and some fear growth will peak next year.
01/20/2018 11:00 AM
Sisi, Egypt’s Leader, Will Seek 2nd Term, and the Field Is Nearly Empty
Many regard President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s victory as a foregone conclusion. His only serious opponent could be disqualified in March.
01/20/2018 03:46 AM
Turkey Begins Operation Against U.S.-Backed Kurdish Militias in Syria
Against US warnings Turkey announced it was proceeding with an operation against the Kurdish enclave of Afrin
01/20/2018 02:25 AM
A Canadian Food Fest and Toronto’s Islands: the Canada Letter.
This week’s Canada newsletter looks back at food events in Toronto and Montreal as well as the ancestor of Imax.
01/20/2018 04:20 AM
Trying to Defend President Trump’s Derision, Diplomatically
In embassies around the world, some of America’s diplomats are being dressed down by their host nations. Others are considering leaving their posts.
01/20/2018 08:36 PM
Linking Youth Funding to Abortion Rights Spawns Backlash in Canada and Beyond
The Trudeau government has linked federal funding of a youth employment program to support for abortion rights.
01/20/2018 12:11 AM
Shutdown, Supreme Court, Menendez: Your Friday Evening Briefing
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
01/20/2018 05:10 AM
Sudan Jails Journalists in New Sign of Repression
The arrests of seven reporters covering economic protests reflect what advocacy groups call increasingly harsh censorship in the vast African country.
01/20/2018 01:42 AM
Airliners Have Become China’s Newest Means of Pressuring Taiwan
China has opened a new air route for civilian airliners through the tense Taiwan Strait, at a time when it is also sending bombers and warships near Taiwan.
01/19/2018 09:55 PM
Conservative Irish Leader Supports Easing of Abortion Ban
An impassioned speech by Fianna Fail’s Micheal Martin takes Ireland a step closer to relaxing its blanket prohibition on abortion.
01/19/2018 11:32 PM
In Peru Jungle, Francis Offers a Stirring Defense of Indigenous Peoples
He deplored the resource extraction that has harmed local communities and damaged the environment.
01/19/2018 07:20 PM
Supreme Court to Consider Challenge to Trump’s Latest Travel Ban
President Trump’s third attempt to impose restrictions on travel from predominantly Muslim nations will face a test in the Supreme Court this spring.
01/19/2018 07:06 PM
Prosecutor Says Romantic Rivalry Is Motive in Model’s Murder
In a London criminal court, a prosecutor said that the stabbing of Harry Uzoka, a model, was driven by a conflict over a woman.
01/19/2018 07:35 PM
The Saturday Profile: To Criticize Duterte in Public, ‘Inhale Courage and Exhale Fear’
The threats piled up as Jover Laurio skewered the Philippine leader in anonymity. Since being outed by the government, she has hired bodyguards but changed nothing else.
01/20/2018 03:56 AM
Francis Halts Popemobile to Comfort Policewoman Thrown by Horse
He got out of his car in Iquique, Chile, to make sure the officer was not seriously hurt, kissing her forehead before paramedics took her away.
01/19/2018 03:08 PM
Boris Johnson Suggests Building a Bridge From U.K. to France
The British and French governments had tepid reactions to the latest in a string of grand plans from the foreign secretary, who campaigned for Brexit.
01/19/2018 02:23 PM
China Rights Lawyer Detained After Posting Pro-Democracy Appeal
Yu Wensheng, a prominent lawyer and activist, was detained in Beijing walking his son to school, days after his license to practice law was suspended.
01/20/2018 05:06 AM