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Russia Looks to Exploit White House ‘Turbulence,’ Analysts Say
27 Feb 2017 - With President Trump focused on what it perceives as weakness at home, Moscow can pursue its own interests free of pressure from the United States, observers say.
Geert Wilders, Reclusive Provocateur, Rises Before Dutch Vote
27 Feb 2017 - How Mr. Wilders and his party fare in March 15 elections in the Netherlands could indicate the strength of the far right elsewhere in Europe.
Video Shows Beheading of German Hostage, Philippines Says
27 Feb 2017 - Jürgen Kantner, who was abducted by Abu Sayyaf militants three months ago while traveling with his partner on a yacht, had been taken by kidnappers before.
Kim Jong-nam Killing Organized by North Korean Ministries, South Finds
27 Feb 2017 - The South Korean intelligence chief told lawmakers in Seoul that four of the eight North Koreans identified as suspects worked for the country’s secret police.
U.N. Human Rights Experts Unite to Condemn China Over Expulsions of Tibetans
27 Feb 2017 - A half-dozen experts have banded together to condemn China for the expulsions of monks and nuns from major religious enclaves in a Tibetan region.
Fox News and Swedish Guest Spar Over ‘National Security Adviser’ Title
27 Feb 2017 - The O’Reilly Factor guest, Nils Bildt, says the network gave him a false title for a segment on immigrant crime in his country. Fox denies this.
Bangladesh Weakens Longstanding Law Against Underage Marriage
27 Feb 2017 - Human rights activists say the change could roll back efforts to curtail teenage pregnancy and maternal and infant mortality in a nation with already-high rates of child marriage.
A Muddy Mess and No Water in Chile
27 Feb 2017 - Millions of people are without water in Santiago, Chile, after heavy rains caused flooding and destructive mudslides on vulnerable mountainsides near the city.
Flooding Leaves Millions Without Water in Santiago, Chile
27 Feb 2017 - Rains and destructive mudslides over the weekend left at least three dead and 19 missing, and contaminated one of Santiago’s main sources of drinking water.
Who Are the White Helmets?
27 Feb 2017 - The Syrian Civil Defense, also known as the White Helmets, says it has rescued tens of thousands of people since the start of the civil war in 2011. A film about the group won an Oscar for best documentary short.
Deadly, Drug-Resistant ‘Superbugs’ Pose Huge Threat, W.H.O. Says
27 Feb 2017 - The World Health Organization ranked the deadliest pathogens and urged experts and researchers to focus on fighting the most dangerous ones first.
Oscars In Memoriam Segment Shows Australian Producer Who Is Alive
27 Feb 2017 - The photo of Jan Chapman, a film producer who is not dead, was shown instead of Janet Patterson, a costume designer who died last year.
Memo from Afghanistan: Afghanistan’s Approach to Russian Diplomacy: Keep It in the Family
27 Feb 2017 - Qayyum Kochai may seem miscast in his role as chief envoy to Russia.
Asghar Farhadi, Iran’s Master of the Ordinary, Wins a 2nd Oscar
27 Feb 2017 - In a country where the state-controlled news media generally overlooks the strains of normal middle-class life, the director fills the void.
Sweden’s Defense and National Security Adviser? ‘We Don’t Know This Guy’
27 Feb 2017 - The man, identified as Nils Bildt, appeared on Fox News to claim that immigrants are causing a crime wave in Sweden. But officials say he has no ties to the country’s security establishment.
U.S. Forces Play Crucial Role Against ISIS in Mosul
27 Feb 2017 - The American military’s firepower has helped Iraqi forces make notable gains in their push into western Mosul, which remains under the Islamic State’s control.
Taiwan Commemorates a Violent Nationalist Episode, 70 Years Later
27 Feb 2017 - In 1947, up to 28,000 Taiwanese were massacred by Nationalist troops, and Taiwan and China are reckoning with the legacy.
General Says U.S. Wants to Resume Major Military Exercise With Egypt
27 Feb 2017 - The comments were made amid a warming of relations between President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and President Trump, who has hailed the Egyptian leader as a “fantastic guy.”
U.S. Wary of Its New Neighbor in Djibouti: A Chinese Naval Base
25 Feb 2017 - With tensions between the rivals increasing, American strategists worry that operations at the Pentagon’s Camp Lemonnier will be observed once China completes its military port.
Fox News and Swedish Guest Spar Over ‘National Security Adviser’ Title
27 Feb 2017 - The O’Reilly Factor guest, Nils Bildt, says the network gave him a false title for a segment on immigrant crime in his country. Fox denies this.
Russia Looks to Exploit White House ‘Turbulence,’ Analysts Say
27 Feb 2017 - With President Trump focused on what it perceives as weakness at home, Moscow can pursue its own interests free of pressure from the United States, observers say.
Take a Number: For Some Arctic Plants, Spring Arrives Almost a Month Earlier
27 Feb 2017 - Many plants in Greenland are beginning to bud earlier, with possible consequences for the low Arctic ecosystem, scientists find.
Geert Wilders, Reclusive Provocateur, Rises Before Dutch Vote
27 Feb 2017 - How Mr. Wilders and his party fare in March 15 elections in the Netherlands could indicate the strength of the far right elsewhere in Europe.
Sweden’s Defense and National Security Adviser? ‘We Don’t Know This Guy’
27 Feb 2017 - The man, identified as Nils Bildt, appeared on Fox News to claim that immigrants are causing a crime wave in Sweden. But officials say he has no ties to the country’s security establishment.
Before Vaquitas Vanish, a Desperate Bid to Save Them
27 Feb 2017 - No more than 30 vaquitas are left in Mexico’s Gulf of California. Experts propose keeping some in captivity as a last resort.
A Muddy Mess and No Water in Chile
27 Feb 2017 - Millions of people are without water in Santiago, Chile, after heavy rains caused flooding and destructive mudslides on vulnerable mountainsides near the city.
Flooding Leaves Millions Without Water in Santiago, Chile
27 Feb 2017 - Rains and destructive mudslides over the weekend left at least three dead and 19 missing, and contaminated one of Santiago’s main sources of drinking water.
Take a Number: For Some Arctic Plants, Spring Arrives Almost a Month Earlier
27 Feb 2017 - Many plants in Greenland are beginning to bud earlier, with possible consequences for the low Arctic ecosystem, scientists find.
The Brokerage Firm CLSA Shuts Part of Its U.S. Business
28 Feb 2017 - The cuts affect 90 people, more than half of them research analysts like Michael Mayo, known for his commentary on the big banks.
U.N. Human Rights Experts Unite to Condemn China Over Expulsions of Tibetans
27 Feb 2017 - A half-dozen experts have banded together to condemn China for the expulsions of monks and nuns from major religious enclaves in a Tibetan region.
Bangladesh Weakens Longstanding Law Against Underage Marriage
27 Feb 2017 - Human rights activists say the change could roll back efforts to curtail teenage pregnancy and maternal and infant mortality in a nation with already-high rates of child marriage.
Global Health: Life Span of South Korean Women Is Headed Toward 90
27 Feb 2017 - If current trends persist, women born in South Korea in 2030 will live perhaps 90 years on average, researchers said, the longest life span in the world.
Memo from Afghanistan: Afghanistan’s Approach to Russian Diplomacy: Keep It in the Family
27 Feb 2017 - Qayyum Kochai may seem miscast in his role as chief envoy to Russia.
Kim Jong-nam Killing Organized by North Korean Ministries, South Finds
27 Feb 2017 - The South Korean intelligence chief told lawmakers in Seoul that four of the eight North Koreans identified as suspects worked for the country’s secret police.
Video Shows Beheading of German Hostage, Philippines Says
27 Feb 2017 - Jürgen Kantner, who was abducted by Abu Sayyaf militants three months ago while traveling with his partner on a yacht, had been taken by kidnappers before.
Taiwan Commemorates a Violent Nationalist Episode, 70 Years Later
27 Feb 2017 - In 1947, up to 28,000 Taiwanese were massacred by Nationalist troops, and Taiwan and China are reckoning with the legacy.
Asia and Australia Edition: Kim Jong-nam, Kansas, Academy Awards: Your Morning Briefing
28 Feb 2017 - Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
Egypt Parliament Removes Prominent Dissenter: Anwar Sadat’s Nephew
28 Feb 2017 - The expulsion of Anwar Sadat’s nephew, who shares the name of the president slain in 1981, was seen as an effort to prevent him from running for the presidency in the 2018 election.
Who Are the White Helmets?
27 Feb 2017 - The Syrian Civil Defense, also known as the White Helmets, says it has rescued tens of thousands of people since the start of the civil war in 2011. A film about the group won an Oscar for best documentary short.
Asghar Farhadi, Iran’s Master of the Ordinary, Wins a 2nd Oscar
27 Feb 2017 - In a country where the state-controlled news media generally overlooks the strains of normal middle-class life, the director fills the void.
U.S. Forces Play Crucial Role Against ISIS in Mosul
27 Feb 2017 - The American military’s firepower has helped Iraqi forces make notable gains in their push into western Mosul, which remains under the Islamic State’s control.