World News (NY Times)

Attack on Military Parade in Iran Kills at Least 25

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 - 11:53pm
Some officials blamed Arab separatists, while others blamed the United States and Persian Gulf states for the assault.

Nicaraguan Migrants Fleeing Turmoil Test Costa Rica’s Good Will

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 - 11:35pm
Tens of thousands are seeking asylum, shelter and work, posing a challenge to the government and society of Nicaragua’s neighbor to the south.

Nigerian Herders Face Threat From Farmers Competing for Land

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 - 11:03pm
Conflicts between farmers and herdsmen vying for land, which mirror the 20th-century range wars in the American West, are turning more violent.

Japan Has Enough Nuclear Material to Build an Arsenal. Its Plan: Recycle.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 - 9:13pm
Japan has spent decades building a facility to turn nuclear waste into nuclear fuel, but neighbors fear it has other plans for its plutonium.

By Bridge and Bullet Train, Hong Kong Is Bound Tighter to China

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 - 8:59pm
Multibillion-dollar projects will speed connections between the former British colony and mainland China. Some think they have more to do with politics than economic concerns.

China and Vatican Reach Deal on Appointment of Bishops

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 - 8:56pm
For the first time, the pope accepted the legitimacy of bishops chosen by the Communist Chinese government.

Wildfire Breaks Out Near Crowded Refugee Camp on Greek Island

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 - 7:09pm
It was the latest challenge to the health and safety of thousands of refugees living in squalor on the island of Lesbos.

Survivor Found Inside Tanzania Ferry, Days After Deadly Capsize

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 - 12:55pm
Divers rescued the man from a capsized ferry on Lake Victoria Saturday, two days after the MV Nyerere vessel overturned, killing at least 209 people.

Gunmen Strike at Military Parade in Iran

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 - 12:33pm
The attack came in Ahvaz, a center of antigovernment protests.

Quebec Election Looms but a Traditional Issue Doesn’t: Independence

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 - 9:29am
As Quebecers go to the polls on Oct. 1 in provincial elections, the issue of independence has been sidelined for the first time in decades.

Cambodia Frees Australian Filmmaker Convicted of Spying

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 - 3:27am
The arrest and conviction of James Ricketson came to symbolize a crackdown on journalists and opposition figures in Cambodia.

News Analysis: Is the World Becoming a Jungle Again? Should Americans Care?

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 - 3:01am
As President Trump upends decades of established foreign policy, thinkers on both sides of the Atlantic are grappling with questions about the United States’ role in the world.

Medellín Dispatch: 25 Years After Escobar’s Death, Medellín Struggles to Demolish a Legend

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 - 2:00am
If the Colombian city cannot bury the memory of the drug lord Pablo Escobar, it at least wants to control how and where his story gets told.

The Saturday Profile: A ‘Hillbilly’ From Arkansas, Doing Life in Qatar

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 - 10:51pm
John Wesley Downs, 62, says he was convicted on an inflated charge of spying. After 13 years, he is hoping President Trump will intervene on his behalf.

Italy Loosens Vaccine Law Just as Children Return to School

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 - 10:42pm
After years of spreading confusion about vaccines, the Five Star Movement and its governing partner, the League, have reduced vaccination proof to a parent’s promise.

U.S. Weighs Next Steps as Syria’s Civil War Enters Climactic Phase

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 - 9:04pm
The Trump administration insists on Geneva-based peace talks as Russia and Turkey promote a truce in Syria. And it wants to keep U.S. troops in the east.

For the 100th Time: The Canada Letter

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 - 7:20pm
A look back on 100 editions of the Canada Letter, and an invitation to tell us what you want from the next 100.

To End Stalemate, Will Sweden Include Far-Right Party in Government?

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 - 7:09pm
The major blocs vow not to join with Sweden Democrats, a party with racist roots, but do not want to work together. With no one near a majority, Sweden wonders who will blink first.

Brazil Fires Diplomat Accused of Assaulting Women

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 - 6:41pm
The dismissal came nearly two years after Renato Ávila Viana was accused of head-butting an ex-girlfriend, who lost a tooth and needed surgery.

Your Friday Evening News Briefing: Rod Rosenstein, Brett Kavanaugh, Trump

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 - 5:15pm
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.