World News (NY Times)

Ban on Face Veils at Indonesian University Lasted Just a Week

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 - 11:55pm
Protests led an Islamic university to reverse its ban on niqabs, a move that advocates of moderate Islam see as a troubling sign.

World Economic Leaders Warn of Trade War as Mnuchin Defends Policies

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 - 11:55pm
As global finance ministers gather in Argentina, the United States’ protectionist position on trade has consumed the discussions.

China’s New ‘Helmsman’ Offers a Strident Nationalist Message

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 - 11:55pm
President Xi Jinping’s speech on the last day of the National People’s Congress in Beijing was heavy on patriotism and underscored his dominance.

Russia, a Founder of a Chemical Arms Watchdog, Is Now in Its Cross Hairs

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 - 10:45pm
Six months ago, chemical weapons experts celebrated Russia’s disarmament. Now they are investigating Britain’s allegation of a secret weapons program.

James Packer, Australian Billionaire, Resigns From Casino Company

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 - 9:30pm
Mr. Packer, one of Australia’s richest men, recently found himself embroiled in a corruption scandal involving Israel’s prime minister.

Trump Congratulates Putin on Re-Election, but Fails to Mention Meddling in U.S.

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 - 7:36pm
“We had a very good call,” Mr. Trump told reporters on Tuesday in the Oval Office. “We will probably be meeting in the not-too-distant future.”

Fearing New Outbreaks, Brazil Will Vaccinate Country Against Yellow Fever

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 - 7:20pm
The measure comes after health officials had declared an outbreak last year contained. Yet, more than 300 people have died from the virus this year.

In Nafta Talks, U.S. Tries to Limit Junk Food Warning Labels

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 - 7:05pm
A Trump administration proposal would limit the ability of Mexico, Canada and the U.S. to warn consumers about the dangers of foods linked to obesity.

What’s in a Name? For Macedonia, the Key to Peace and Security

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 - 6:38pm
The Balkan country has been blocked from joining NATO and the European Union by Greece, which for decades has fought to keep the name Macedonia for itself.

Cambridge Analytica Had a Role in Kenya Election, Too

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 - 6:18pm
An undercover video broadcast on British television revealed that the company worked for the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Cambridge Analytica Suspends C.E.O. Amid Facebook Data Scandal

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 - 5:46pm
The company’s board said it was suspending the chief executive, Alexander Nix, with immediate effect, pending an independent investigation.

FedEx, Facebook, Iraq: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 - 5:09pm
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Beijing Journal: A Beijing Bookstore Where George Washington Is on the Shelves

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 - 4:50pm
All Sages Bookstore, run by a onetime Tiananmen protester, has survived the capital’s ferocious property market and the censorship of the Xi Jinping era.

A Town Quebec Would Rather Forget: The Canada Letter

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 - 3:37pm
Dan Bilefsky’s road trip takes him to Hérouxville, where a code of conduct for immigrants issued 10 years ago is still a sore subject.

Canada Plans to Tighten Gun Reviews and Records

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 - 3:28pm
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government proposed legislation to restore record-keeping requirements for long-gun sales and expand background checks for gun owners.

BMW Offices Raided by Authorities in Emissions-Cheating Investigation

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 - 2:21pm
Munich prosecutors targeted BMW’s headquarters in search of evidence of possible emissions cheating, further tarnishing the reputation of German carmakers.

Profiles in Science: David Reich Unearths Human History Etched in Bone

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 - 1:41pm
The geneticist at Harvard Medical School has retrieved DNA from more than 900 ancient people. His findings trace the prehistoric migrations of our species.

At War: 15 Years Ago, I Helped Start a War That Hasn’t Ended

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 - 1:36pm
As the United States enters its 15th year of war in Iraq, a former Marine Corps tanker remembers the invasion that set the occupation, and all its destruction, in motion.

Cropped Cuts for Everyone

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 - 1:25pm
At Barberette, Klara Vanova offers a catalog of hairstyles that renounce gender conformity.

Norway’s Justice Minister Resigns in Storm Over Facebook Post

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 - 11:41am
The post by the right-wing minister, Sylvi Listhaug, revived memories of a 2011 terrorist attack and stirred a controversy that threatened the coalition government.