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A Year Later, Iran Finds Evaporating Sympathy at the U.N.


Created: Tue, 24 Sep 2019 04:16:41 +0000

Author: David E. Sanger and Farnaz Fassihi

The country’s foreign minister, on the defensive after attacks on Saudi oil facilities, says Iran has lost hope that the Europeans will counterbalance American sanctions.

Read more: A Year Later, Iran Finds Evaporating Sympathy at the U.N.


Europe Tries to Seize Momentum for a New Deal on Migration


Created: Tue, 24 Sep 2019 04:11:55 +0000

Author: Jason Horowitz

With a populist leader ousted in Italy, many see the chance to reach an agreement on distributing arrivals around the Continent, suffocating far-right arguments.

Read more: Europe Tries to Seize Momentum for a New Deal on Migration


Thomas Cook Travel Company Collapses, Stranding Thousands


Created: Mon, 23 Sep 2019 21:49:55 +0000

Author: Ceylan Yeginsu and Michael Wolgelenter

The collapse set in motion what was being described as the biggest peacetime repatriation in British history and had tourism officials in top vacation spots biting their nails.

Read more: Thomas Cook Travel Company Collapses, Stranding Thousands


A German Court Defines Hangovers as an Illness


Created: Tue, 24 Sep 2019 05:21:07 +0000

Author: Mike Ives

As Oktoberfest begins, a German court said that companies selling anti-hangover products were illegally marketing them as “preventing, treating or healing a human illness.”

Read more: A German Court Defines Hangovers as an Illness


Iran Says British Tanker Is Free to Go After 2 Months of Detention


Created: Tue, 24 Sep 2019 04:16:46 +0000

Author: Richard Pérez-Peña and Daniel Victor

Tehran had accused the tanker, the Stena Impero, of violating maritime rules, but the seizure was seen as retaliation for the holding of an Iranian tanker off Gibraltar.

Read more: Iran Says British Tanker Is Free to Go After 2 Months of Detention


Police Dressed as Protesters: How Undercover Police in Hong Kong Severely Injured People


Created: Mon, 23 Sep 2019 15:10:16 +0000

Author: Barbara Marcolini

Officers dressed like demonstrators launched a bloody crackdown. Now, the men they targeted are telling their stories.

Read more: Police Dressed as Protesters: How Undercover Police in Hong Kong Severely Injured People


Death Toll Rises in Protests in Indonesia’s Papua


Created: Tue, 24 Sep 2019 09:06:42 +0000

Author: The Associated Press

The number of dead from violent protests in the restive province has risen to more than two dozen after several bodies were found under burned buildings, officials said.

Read more: Death Toll Rises in Protests in Indonesia’s Papua


Thailand Shuttered a Notorious Tiger Zoo, but the Problem Has Only Gotten Worse


Created: Tue, 24 Sep 2019 04:07:08 +0000

Author: Richard C. Paddock and Amanda Mustard

Activists say Thailand’s tiger zoos amount to little more than farms, which produce animal parts for a thriving black market.

Read more: Thailand Shuttered a Notorious Tiger Zoo, but the Problem Has Only Gotten Worse


Closing My Curtains for Xi Jinping and His Grand Parade


Created: Mon, 23 Sep 2019 15:56:18 +0000

Author: Javier C. Hernández

Beijing is banning kites and balloons as it celebrates the 70th birthday of modern China. I, too, would have to go.

Read more: Closing My Curtains for Xi Jinping and His Grand Parade


Kim Jong-un Visits South Korea? The South Says It Could Happen


Created: Tue, 24 Sep 2019 08:21:07 +0000

Author: Choe Sang-Hun

A visit by Kim Jong-un would be the first by a North Korean leader south of the Demilitarized Zone separating the two countries.

Read more: Kim Jong-un Visits South Korea? The South Says It Could Happen


What Is the United Nations? Its History, Its Goals and Its Relevance


Created: Tue, 24 Sep 2019 04:01:01 +0000

Author: Somini Sengupta

A brief look at what the 193-member United Nations does and how it works as leaders convene in New York for the annual General Assembly.

Read more: What Is the United Nations? Its History, Its Goals and Its Relevance


U.S. Seeks More Sanctions on Venezuela’s Leaders and Faults Europe’s Inertia


Created: Tue, 24 Sep 2019 02:39:01 +0000

Author: Lara Jakes

Latin American nations and the United States cleared the way for more sanctions against loyalists to President Nicolás Maduro. But Europe has yet to follow.

Read more: U.S. Seeks More Sanctions on Venezuela’s Leaders and Faults Europe’s Inertia


Spain Arrests 9 in Catalonia on Suspicion of Plotting Violence


Created: Mon, 23 Sep 2019 22:29:02 +0000

Author: The Associated Press

The Spanish police gave few details of the arrests, and prosecutors said the raids were aimed at gathering evidence of a pro-independence group’s “advanced preparation for terrorist acts.”

Read more: Spain Arrests 9 in Catalonia on Suspicion of Plotting Violence


In Israel, Gantz and Netanyahu Start Talks on Possible Unity Government


Created: Mon, 23 Sep 2019 23:20:25 +0000

Author: Isabel Kershner

After Israel’s deadlock election, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his chief opponent, Benny Gantz, agreed to try to negotiate a power-sharing deal.

Read more: In Israel, Gantz and Netanyahu Start Talks on Possible Unity Government


A Simple Regimen Can Prevent TB. Why Aren’t More People on It?


Created: Tue, 24 Sep 2019 04:38:50 +0000

Author: Apoorva Mandavilli

Two antibiotics, taken for a month, can stop a leading killer. But “when it’s for TB, people just sort of shrug.”

Read more: A Simple Regimen Can Prevent TB. Why Aren’t More People on It?


Boris Johnson Faces a New Scandal, and ‘People See Blood in the Water’


Created: Mon, 23 Sep 2019 23:06:53 +0000

Author: Benjamin Mueller

The prime minister has long turned controversy into opportunity, but his friendship with an American woman carries hints of financial improprieties.

Read more: Boris Johnson Faces a New Scandal, and ‘People See Blood in the Water’


Violent Protests in Papua Leave at Least 20 Dead


Created: Mon, 23 Sep 2019 18:41:21 +0000

Author: The Associated Press

Rumors that a teacher insulted an indigenous student prompted an angry mob to torch local government buildings, shops and homes and set fire to cars and motorcycles.

Read more: Violent Protests in Papua Leave at Least 20 Dead


Jeremy Corbyn Wins Brexit Showdown With His Labour Party


Created: Mon, 23 Sep 2019 23:06:59 +0000

Author: Stephen Castle

A full-scale revolt was defeated amid noisy protests over demands for the opposition party to campaign openly against leaving the European Union.

Read more: Jeremy Corbyn Wins Brexit Showdown With His Labour Party


Nissan and Carlos Ghosn Settle S.E.C. Charges of Underreporting Compensation


Created: Mon, 23 Sep 2019 18:06:52 +0000

Author: Ben Dooley

The settlement is the latest fallout from Mr. Ghosn’s arrest in Japan on suspicion of attempting to hide part of his compensation from investors.

Read more: Nissan and Carlos Ghosn Settle S.E.C. Charges of Underreporting Compensation


School Collapses in Kenya, Killing at Least 7 Students


Created: Mon, 23 Sep 2019 22:10:32 +0000

Author: Carlos Mureithi

The wooden structure at Precious Talent Top School crumbled as the school day began on Monday, officials said.

Read more: School Collapses in Kenya, Killing at Least 7 Students


One Brother Stabbed the Other. The Journalist Who Wrote About It Paid a Price.


Created: Tue, 24 Sep 2019 02:16:57 +0000

Author: Adam Satariano and Emma Bubola

The use of Europe’s “right to be forgotten” privacy law has broadened, illustrated by two Italian brothers, a stabbing and the journalist who wrote about them.

Read more: One Brother Stabbed the Other. The Journalist Who Wrote About It Paid a Price.


Trump’s Hold on Military Aid Blindsided Top Ukrainian Officials


Created: Mon, 23 Sep 2019 19:55:36 +0000

Author: Andrew E. Kramer

The withholding of aid is now at the center of questions about whether President Trump manipulated foreign policy to pressure the Ukrainian government to take action damaging to Joseph R. Biden Jr.

Read more: Trump’s Hold on Military Aid Blindsided Top Ukrainian Officials


‘I Was Begging for Mercy’: How Undercover Officers in Hong Kong Launched a Bloody Crackdown


Created: Mon, 23 Sep 2019 19:15:02 +0000

Author: Barbara Marcolini, Ainara Tiefenthäler and Yuling Chow

On Aug. 11, undercover officers in Hong Kong infiltrated crowds and severely beat protesters. We examined footage from that night and, for the first time, three men injured by the police told us their stories, painting a vivid picture of what happened.

Read more: ‘I Was Begging for Mercy’: How Undercover Officers in Hong Kong Launched a Bloody Crackdown


China Scores Businesses, and Low Grades Could Be a Trade-War Weapon


Created: Mon, 23 Sep 2019 19:18:58 +0000

Author: Alexandra Stevenson and Paul Mozur

Beijing hopes its social credit system will quickly punish companies accused of wrongdoing. U.S. firms could get hit, too.

Read more: China Scores Businesses, and Low Grades Could Be a Trade-War Weapon


Michelle Bachelet, U.N. Rights Chief, Feels ‘Sorry for Brazil’ Under Jair Bolsonaro


Created: Mon, 23 Sep 2019 04:06:14 +0000

Author: Reuters

Ms. Bachelet responded to Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s far-right president, who took personal aim at her father in previous comments.

Read more: Michelle Bachelet, U.N. Rights Chief, Feels ‘Sorry for Brazil’ Under Jair Bolsonaro


Egypt Protests Came as a Total Shock. The Man Behind Them Is Just as Surprising.


Created: Mon, 23 Sep 2019 12:41:35 +0000

Author: Vivian Yee and Nada Rashwan

The videos of a potty-mouthed millionaire, who cheerfully insults the president, spurred protests across Egypt. His influence came out of the blue; no one knows how far it can go or long it can last.

Read more: Egypt Protests Came as a Total Shock. The Man Behind Them Is Just as Surprising.


Israel’s Arab Parties Back Benny Gantz to End Netanyahu’s Grip


Created: Mon, 23 Sep 2019 21:39:17 +0000

Author: David M. Halbfinger and Isabel Kershner

Ayman Odeh, leader of the Arab Joint List, said his group would support a government by Mr. Gantz to keep Benjamin Netanyahu from getting a new term.

Read more: Israel’s Arab Parties Back Benny Gantz to End Netanyahu’s Grip


Two 13-Year-Olds Are Arrested Over Hong Kong Protests


Created: Sun, 22 Sep 2019 13:36:22 +0000

Author: Mike Ives and Elaine Yu

One of the minors, a girl, was arrested on charges of burning a Chinese national flag. She was held overnight in police detention.

Read more: Two 13-Year-Olds Are Arrested Over Hong Kong Protests


Romania Pushes to Be Treated as a Fully Fledged E.U. Member


Created: Sun, 22 Sep 2019 11:17:53 +0000

Author: Steven Erlanger

More than 12 years after joining the bloc, the country’s leaders say it has made progress against corruption and deserves expanded rights for travel and trade.

Read more: Romania Pushes to Be Treated as a Fully Fledged E.U. Member


Bus Bomb Kills 12 Iraqis Near Major Pilgrimage Site


Created: Sat, 21 Sep 2019 22:14:10 +0000

Author: Alissa J. Rubin and Falih Hassan

The attack, claimed by the Islamic State, signals the group’s continuing threat despite its collapse in late 2017.

Read more: Bus Bomb Kills 12 Iraqis Near Major Pilgrimage Site


A Young Life Ends After 4 Steps on Video, and Afghans Can’t Stop Watching


Created: Sat, 21 Sep 2019 19:00:12 +0000

Author: Mujib Mashal

The Taliban bombing in Kabul that was cited as a reason to end peace talks was caught on camera, along with a man’s desperate scramble to evade death.

Read more: A Young Life Ends After 4 Steps on Video, and Afghans Can’t Stop Watching


Suspect Arrested in 1985 Hijacking That Killed American Sailor


Created: Sat, 21 Sep 2019 20:32:56 +0000

Author: The Associated Press

The hijacking of TWA Flight 847 became a multiday ordeal in which a Seabee from Maryland was killed and dozens of Americans were held hostage.

Read more: Suspect Arrested in 1985 Hijacking That Killed American Sailor


To Influence El Salvador, China Dangled Money. The U.S. Made Threats.


Created: Sat, 21 Sep 2019 16:00:12 +0000

Author: Ernesto Londoño

As part of a push into Central America, China presented itself as a deep-pocketed partner for El Salvador’s future. The Trump administration countered with words of warning.

Read more: To Influence El Salvador, China Dangled Money. The U.S. Made Threats.


Revolutionary Guards in Iran Vow ‘Full Destruction of Any Aggressor’


Created: Sat, 21 Sep 2019 19:04:00 +0000

Author: Reuters

Iran will pursue and seek to destroy any aggressor, even one carrying out a limited attack, the head of the Revolutionary Guards Corps said on Saturday.

Read more: Revolutionary Guards in Iran Vow ‘Full Destruction of Any Aggressor’


She Fled Famine in North Korea, Then Died Poor in a Prosperous Land


Created: Sat, 21 Sep 2019 11:24:14 +0000

Author: Choe Sang-Hun

A woman who fled famine in North Korea and her 6-year-old boy died alone and impoverished in Seoul, their bodies undiscovered for weeks. A country is asking why.

Read more: She Fled Famine in North Korea, Then Died Poor in a Prosperous Land


Clashes Erupt in Hong Kong After Dueling Demonstrations


Created: Sat, 21 Sep 2019 13:26:45 +0000

Author: Mike Ives and Elaine Yu

The violence near Hong Kong’s border with the Chinese mainland came less than two weeks before a sensitive political anniversary.

Read more: Clashes Erupt in Hong Kong After Dueling Demonstrations


A Crackdown on Islam Is Spreading Across China


Created: Mon, 23 Sep 2019 02:41:17 +0000

Author: Steven Lee Myers

A secret Communist Party directive has led to restrictions on Islamic practices far from Xinjiang, the western region where Uighurs have been brutally repressed.

Read more: A Crackdown on Islam Is Spreading Across China


Mixing Politics and Piety, a Conservative Priest Seeks to Shape Poland’s Future


Created: Sat, 21 Sep 2019 05:15:07 +0000

Author: Marc Santora and Joanna Berendt

The Rev. Tadeusz Rydzyk has delivered millions of votes for Poland’s governing right-wing Law and Justice party, which in turn has helped him build a business empire.

Read more: Mixing Politics and Piety, a Conservative Priest Seeks to Shape Poland’s Future


From Underwear to Cars, India’s Economy Is Fraying


Created: Sun, 22 Sep 2019 23:28:02 +0000

Author: Vindu Goel

The country once had the world’s fastest-growing economy, but it has been battered by global and domestic forces. India’s troubles are a warning sign for other developing countries.

Read more: From Underwear to Cars, India’s Economy Is Fraying


Two Trudeaus, Two Challenging Elections


Created: Sat, 21 Sep 2019 02:04:30 +0000

Author: Ian Austen

Justin Trudeau experienced a dramatic campaign setback with the revelation of blackface photos from his past, he faces many re-election challenges Pierre Trudeau faced in 1972

Read more: Two Trudeaus, Two Challenging Elections


Trump Focuses on Defending Saudis, Not Striking Iran, for Now


Created: Sat, 21 Sep 2019 12:50:21 +0000

Author: Helene Cooper and Michael Crowley

The administration is not ruling out military strikes. But for now, President Trump is content to remain within the parameters of defense, not offense.

Read more: Trump Focuses on Defending Saudis, Not Striking Iran, for Now


Rare Protests Against Egypt’s Leader Erupt in Cairo and Elsewhere


Created: Sat, 21 Sep 2019 04:31:43 +0000

Author: Declan Walsh

Hundreds of young people, responding to online calls for demonstrations against President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, chanted “Down with Sisi” and “Leave now.”

Read more: Rare Protests Against Egypt’s Leader Erupt in Cairo and Elsewhere


Criminal Charges Urged in Brazil Dam Collapse


Created: Fri, 20 Sep 2019 20:42:00 +0000

Author: Reuters

The dam collapse killed nearly 250 people in January, unleashing a torrent of mining waste on a nearby town and roiling global iron ore markets.

Read more: Criminal Charges Urged in Brazil Dam Collapse


Trump Calls China a ‘Threat to the World’ as Trade Talks Approach


Created: Fri, 20 Sep 2019 19:37:56 +0000

Author: Alan Rappeport

The president says he will not accept an interim trade deal and accused China of building up its military with funds earned through unfair trade practices.

Read more: Trump Calls China a ‘Threat to the World’ as Trade Talks Approach


The Man Behind a Toxic Slogan Promoting White Supremacy


Created: Sat, 21 Sep 2019 07:51:18 +0000

Author: Norimitsu Onishi

Renaud Camus’s phrase, “the great replacement,” which characterizes Muslim immigrants as invaders bent on conquest, has become a rallying cry for white supremacists in many countries.

Read more: The Man Behind a Toxic Slogan Promoting White Supremacy


The Violence That Followed Iraq’s Post-Invasion Spiral


Created: Sat, 21 Sep 2019 05:28:44 +0000

Author: C. J. Chivers

James Verini is out with “They Will Have to Die Now,” a book about the battle of Mosul and its consequences.

Read more: The Violence That Followed Iraq’s Post-Invasion Spiral


Germany Unveils $60 Billion Climate Package


Created: Fri, 20 Sep 2019 18:30:21 +0000

Author: Melissa Eddy

Angela Merkel’s government is seeking to meet the country’s climate-protection goals with new measures.

Read more: Germany Unveils $60 Billion Climate Package


Ukraine Pressured on U.S. Political Investigations


Created: Fri, 20 Sep 2019 18:41:06 +0000

Author: Andrew E. Kramer

Pressure on the Ukrainian government by President Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, has been an open secret in Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, for months.

Read more: Ukraine Pressured on U.S. Political Investigations


Trudeau Tries to Change Conversation From Blackface. It Doesn’t Quite Work.


Created: Sat, 21 Sep 2019 05:43:05 +0000

Author: Ian Austen

The prime minister of Canada wanted to talk about a ban on military-style rifles in Canada. Reporters wanted to talk about the possibility of new images of him emerging.

Read more: Trudeau Tries to Change Conversation From Blackface. It Doesn’t Quite Work.


High Lead Levels Still Being Found Near Notre-Dame


Created: Sat, 21 Sep 2019 05:38:16 +0000

Author: Elian Peltier

A contractor’s test at an apartment near the cathedral and law enforcement measurements at Police Headquarters both found levels far above safety guidelines, an environmental group revealed.

Read more: High Lead Levels Still Being Found Near Notre-Dame


David Cameron Is Sorry. Really, Really Sorry.


Created: Sat, 21 Sep 2019 05:44:19 +0000

Author: Sarah Lyall and Mark Landler

The former British prime minister, David Cameron, a self-described “doubter and worrier and niggler,” is sorry about a lot of things, but most of all about Brexit.

Read more: David Cameron Is Sorry. Really, Really Sorry.


North Korean Envoy Hails Bolton’s Ouster and Trump’s Talk of a New Approach


Created: Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:11:56 +0000

Author: Choe Sang-Hun

Kim Myong-gil praised the U.S. president’s “wise political decision” to take a fresh tack in nuclear talks after dismissing his national security adviser.

Read more: North Korean Envoy Hails Bolton’s Ouster and Trump’s Talk of a New Approach


University Denounced for Showing Sign Language for ‘Jewish’ as a Hooked Nose


Created: Fri, 20 Sep 2019 18:15:21 +0000

Author: Milan Schreuer

A Flemish university in Belgium has declined to remove videos called offensive, saying it is merely hosting a sign-language dictionary, not adding “value judgment.”

Read more: University Denounced for Showing Sign Language for ‘Jewish’ as a Hooked Nose


Pressed by Public Outcry, Russia Releases Jailed Actor


Created: Sat, 21 Sep 2019 05:41:55 +0000

Author: Ivan Nechepurenko

A widely seen video contradicted the assault case against Pavel Ustinov. The resulting outrage showed the growing power of social media.

Read more: Pressed by Public Outcry, Russia Releases Jailed Actor


Indonesia’s President Halts Bill That Would Ban Sex Outside Marriage


Created: Fri, 20 Sep 2019 12:39:45 +0000

Author: Richard C. Paddock and Muktita Suhartono

Parliament had been expected to pass a sweeping overhaul of the penal code, much of which mirrored Shariah. President Joko Widodo said it needed “further study.”

Read more: Indonesia’s President Halts Bill That Would Ban Sex Outside Marriage


Who First Circled the Globe? Not Magellan, Spain Wants You to Know


Created: Fri, 20 Sep 2019 15:32:48 +0000

Author: Raphael Minder

The Spanish officer Juan Sebastián Elcano completed the voyage after the Portuguese explorer died halfway. Five centuries later, it’s a matter of national pride — and national rivalry.

Read more: Who First Circled the Globe? Not Magellan, Spain Wants You to Know


Climate Strike, Whistle-Blower, Iran: Your Friday Briefing


Created: Fri, 20 Sep 2019 12:40:14 +0000

Author: Chris Stanford

Here’s what you need to know.

Read more: Climate Strike, Whistle-Blower, Iran: Your Friday Briefing

 
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