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Once a Model City, Hong Kong Is in Trouble
29 Jun 2017 - When the British left 20 years ago, Hong Kong was seen as a rare blend of East and West that China might seek to emulate. Now, increasingly, it’s a cautionary tale.
Australian Cardinal and Aide to Pope Is Charged With Sexual Assault
29 Jun 2017 - Cardinal George Pell, the country’s most senior Roman Catholic prelate and the Vatican’s de facto finance chief, has been ordered to appear in court next month.
Amid Turkey’s Purge, a Renewed Attack on Kurdish Culture
29 Jun 2017 - The authorities have fired people from jobs promoting Kurdish culture, removed statues of Kurdish heroes, shut Kurdish media and jailed pro-Kurdish journalists.
Trump’s R.S.V.P. to Macron: Yes to Bastille Day in Paris
29 Jun 2017 - When the White House asked if the trip would be worth Mr. Trump’s time, the French president said it would be a powerful symbol of trans-Atlantic unity.
The Interpreter: Why Britain Is Consumed With a 28-Year-Old Stadium Disaster
29 Jun 2017 - The deaths of 96 people became a flash point in the public debate over class, poverty and government’s responsibility to its citizens.
China Won’t Let Liu Xiaobo, Nobel Laureate, Get Cancer Treatment Abroad
29 Jun 2017 - The Chinese authorities rebuffed an appeal from the wife of Mr. Liu, the imprisoned dissident who was granted medical parole, one of his lawyers said Thursday.
Cardinal Pell of Australia Takes Leave to Fight Sexual Abuse Charges
29 Jun 2017 - Cardinal George Pell, as of this week the highest-ranking Roman Catholic prelate to be formally charged with sexual assault, said he would return to Australia to clear his name.
21st Century Fox Takeover of Sky Faces Further British Inquiry
29 Jun 2017 - The announcement is a blow for Rupert Murdoch, who has long sought to acquire the European satellite broadcaster.
Ehud Olmert, Israeli Ex-Prime Minister, Granted Early Release from Prison
29 Jun 2017 - He is expected to be freed on Sunday, after a parole board cut short his sentence for bribery, obstruction of justice, fraud and breach of trust.
ISIS Reverts to Insurgent Roots to Pose Long-Term Threat, Study Says
29 Jun 2017 - Islamic State militants have carried out nearly 1,500 attacks in cities in Iraq and Syria that were liberated from its control, according to a new study.
Reporter’s Notebook: Toll From Vigilante Mobs Rises, and India Begins to Recoil
29 Jun 2017 - As thousands turned out for protests against rising violence toward Muslims and lower-caste Indians, many wondered: How did we get here?
What to Watch For: Hong Kong, 20 Years After the Handover
29 Jun 2017 - President Xi Jinping of China arrived in Hong Kong for ceremonies marking the anniversary of the former British colony’s return to Chinese rule.
Ketumile Masire, Who Shaped and Led a Vibrant Botswana, Dies at 91
29 Jun 2017 - President Masire was instrumental in transforming his arid, destitute country into the envy of other African nations.
Europe Edition: Ransomware, George Pell, Confederations Cup: Your Thursday Briefing
29 Jun 2017 - Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
Deposed Saudi Prince Is Said to Be Confined to Palace
29 Jun 2017 - The restrictions on Mohammed bin Nayef seek to limit any potential opposition for the new crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, American officials and Saudis say.
Parents of Austin Tice, Held Hostage in Syria, Say He Is Alive
29 Jun 2017 - Marc and Debra Tice said that the United States government had shared information with them that leads them to believe their son is alive.
The Breakdown: A Controversial Lesson on Race. Also: Cardinal George Pell Charged, and Uber Drivers Fight Back.
29 Jun 2017 - Conversation starters and context, drawn from the day’s news in Australia.
Hacks Raise Fear Over N.S.A.’s Hold on Cyberweapons
29 Jun 2017 - Hackers in two global attacks have used cyberweapons stolen from a dangerous collection that had been amassed by the agency.
Australia Letter 16: That Low Hum of Racism
29 Jun 2017 - We explore race and the Indigenous experience in this week’s Australia Letter. Plus, a new feature called The Breakdown.
After Helicopter Attack, Venezuelans Ask, What Was That About?
29 Jun 2017 - If the assault on government buildings was meant as a call to arms, it instead bewildered Venezuelans who have been protesting the government for months.
Rogue Police Copter Attacks Venezuela’s Supreme Court
29 Jun 2017 - A rogue police force attacked Venezuela's Supreme Court in Caracas by helicopter on Tuesday, amid antigovernment protests.
Ukraine Cyberattack Was Meant to Paralyze, not Profit, Evidence Shows
28 Jun 2017 - Pinpointing the initial targets of the assault — Ukrainian accountants who use a tax preparation software required by the government — was a major clue.
Serbia Is Set to Get Its First Female, and First Openly Gay, Premier
28 Jun 2017 - Ana Brnabic, whose nomination was hailed in the West as a landmark decision, has faced a wave of insults from critics, and dismay from gay activists.
Republican Party, Venezuela, Chris Paul: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing
28 Jun 2017 - Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
North Korea Calls for Execution of South Korean Ex-President and Aide
28 Jun 2017 - The North Koreans said former President Park Geun-hye of South Korea and her intelligence chief would face a “miserable dog’s death.”
Passengers Flying Into U.S. to Face More Scrutiny, but Laptops Allowed
28 Jun 2017 - After discussions with officials in Europe, the Department of Homeland Security has abandoned a ban on large electronic devices in favor of more robust screening measures.
Robocalypse Now? Central Bankers Argue Whether Automation Will Kill Jobs
28 Jun 2017 - At a high-level gathering in Portugal, one of the main topics of debate was whether artificial intelligence could permanently eliminate huge numbers of jobs.
Asia and Australia Edition: Ransomware, George Pell, Xi Jinping: Your Morning Briefing
29 Jun 2017 - Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
A Gold Rush Revival in Italy, With Nuggets the Size of Bread Crumbs
28 Jun 2017 - Recession-hit years have renewed interest, with prospectors drawn to the Italian Goldpanning Championship.
Young Asian-Australians Carve Out an Identity of Their Own
28 Jun 2017 - They call themselves the “little girls” and “little boys” of Sydney and Melbourne, who have grown up melding Asian heritage and an Australian identity.
Germany Encounters Surge in Crime by the Far Right
28 Jun 2017 - A list of arrest warrants included 462 right-wing offenders, showing a rise in extremism since the acceptance of nearly a million migrants and refugees in 2015.
Trump Interrupts Call to Compliment Female Reporter’s ‘Nice Smile’
28 Jun 2017 - Mr. Trump, speaking to the Irish prime minister, said of the reporter, “She has a nice smile on her face so I bet she treats you well.”
Ketumile Masire, Who Shaped and Led a Vibrant Botswana, Dies at 91
29 Jun 2017 - President Masire was instrumental in transforming his arid, destitute country into the envy of other African nations.
Global Health: U.S. Malaria Donations Saved Almost 2 Million African Children
26 Jun 2017 - The President’s Malaria Initiative, started in 2005, has saved 1.7 million children in Africa for only $500 million a year, a new study finds.
Corruption Crackdown Intensifies in Tunisia, and the People Cheer
25 Jun 2017 - A drive to root out corruption has been surprising for its vigor, but is not without risks. Analysts say mafia bosses are as powerful as terrorists.
White House Pushes Military Might Over Humanitarian Aid in Africa
25 Jun 2017 - African and American military leaders are uneasy that shifting to a military-heavy presence on the continent could hurt America’s long-term interests.
Angola’s Corrupt Building Boom: ‘Like Opening a Window and Throwing Out Money’
24 Jun 2017 - Angola’s reconstruction presented the politically connected with an opportunity to enrich themselves and their relatives.
U.N. to Investigate Reports of Government-Backed Slaughter in Congo
24 Jun 2017 - The United Nations’ human rights chief, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, said even babies had been mutilated by a government-linked militia and insurgents.
U.N. Asks International Court to Weigh In on Britain-Mauritius Dispute
23 Jun 2017 - In a blow to Britain, the General Assembly voted to refer London’s territorial dispute with a former colony to the International Court of Justice.
Ghana Court Rejects Resettlement of Guantánamo Bay Detainees
22 Jun 2017 - The Supreme Court justices ruled that Ghana’s government erred in approving the transfer of two Yemeni detainees.
Why Migrants Keep Risking All on the ‘Deadliest Route’
22 Jun 2017 - The grim fates of two Senegalese brothers match those of a growing number of young African men who are determined to reach Europe — or die trying.
Man Charged With Stabbing Officer at Airport Had Tried to Buy a Gun, F.B.I. Says
22 Jun 2017 - The suspect is a married father of three described by his landlord in Montreal as never causing any problems.
The Interpreter: Why Britain Is Consumed With a 28-Year-Old Stadium Disaster
29 Jun 2017 - The deaths of 96 people became a flash point in the public debate over class, poverty and government’s responsibility to its citizens.
Cardinal Pell of Australia Takes Leave to Fight Sexual Abuse Charges
29 Jun 2017 - Cardinal George Pell, as of this week the highest-ranking Roman Catholic prelate to be formally charged with sexual assault, said he would return to Australia to clear his name.
21st Century Fox Takeover of Sky Faces Further British Inquiry
29 Jun 2017 - The announcement is a blow for Rupert Murdoch, who has long sought to acquire the European satellite broadcaster.
Trump’s R.S.V.P. to Macron: Yes to Bastille Day in Paris
29 Jun 2017 - When the White House asked if the trip would be worth Mr. Trump’s time, the French president said it would be a powerful symbol of trans-Atlantic unity.
Ukraine Cyberattack Was Meant to Paralyze, not Profit, Evidence Shows
28 Jun 2017 - Pinpointing the initial targets of the assault — Ukrainian accountants who use a tax preparation software required by the government — was a major clue.
Serbia Is Set to Get Its First Female, and First Openly Gay, Premier
28 Jun 2017 - Ana Brnabic, whose nomination was hailed in the West as a landmark decision, has faced a wave of insults from critics, and dismay from gay activists.
Robocalypse Now? Central Bankers Argue Whether Automation Will Kill Jobs
28 Jun 2017 - At a high-level gathering in Portugal, one of the main topics of debate was whether artificial intelligence could permanently eliminate huge numbers of jobs.
A Gold Rush Revival in Italy, With Nuggets the Size of Bread Crumbs
28 Jun 2017 - Recession-hit years have renewed interest, with prospectors drawn to the Italian Goldpanning Championship.
Germany Encounters Surge in Crime by the Far Right
28 Jun 2017 - A list of arrest warrants included 462 right-wing offenders, showing a rise in extremism since the acceptance of nearly a million migrants and refugees in 2015.
Trump Interrupts Call to Compliment Female Reporter’s ‘Nice Smile’
28 Jun 2017 - Mr. Trump, speaking to the Irish prime minister, said of the reporter, “She has a nice smile on her face so I bet she treats you well.”
After Helicopter Attack, Venezuelans Ask, What Was That About?
29 Jun 2017 - If the assault on government buildings was meant as a call to arms, it instead bewildered Venezuelans who have been protesting the government for months.
Rogue Police Copter Attacks Venezuela’s Supreme Court
29 Jun 2017 - A rogue police force attacked Venezuela's Supreme Court in Caracas by helicopter on Tuesday, amid antigovernment protests.
Torture Victim Seeking Asylum in U.S. Will Not Be Deported
28 Jun 2017 - A Venezuelan man who fled to Miami after being beaten by security forces back home is no longer in danger of being sent back, an immigration judge ruled.
Police Officers in Helicopter Attack Venezuela’s Supreme Court
28 Jun 2017 - The attack, with grenades, was a rare act of disloyalty against a government under pressure from protests and an economic collapse.
Colombian Anticorruption Official Is Arrested in U.S. Bribery Case
28 Jun 2017 - The director of Colombia’s anticorruption unit was arrested in his country’s capital after D.E.A. agents in Miami recorded him at meetings where bribes were discussed.
‘Goodbye, Weapons!’ FARC Disarmament in Colombia Signals New Era
27 Jun 2017 - Gathered in rural camps, fighters from Colombia’s largest rebel group have handed in weapons to United Nations inspectors and await civilian life after decades of conflict.
Toronto Hotel Is Scrapping the Trump Name
27 Jun 2017 - JCF Capital, the new owner of the financially troubled Trump International Hotel and Tower in Toronto, will erase the president’s name from the building.
Montreal Parade, Usually a Point of Pride, Raises Debate About Racism
27 Jun 2017 - The sight of young men of color pushing a parade float bearing white musicians in Quebec prompts accusations of systemic racial insensitivity.
On the Runway: Justin Trudeau’s Sock Diplomacy
27 Jun 2017 - The Canadian prime minister has brought a new tactic to the political playbook.
The Interpreter: Canada’s Secret to Resisting the West’s Populist Wave
27 Jun 2017 - Minority voters have a large political voice, immigration is seen as positive and multicultural identities are encouraged.
U.N. Brought Cholera to Haiti. Now It Is Fumbling Its Effort to Atone.
27 Jun 2017 - The trust fund to finance the U.N.’s anti-cholera plan is nearly broke. Members are balking at paying. And a class-action lawsuit continued to dog the U.N.
President Michel Temer of Brazil Is Charged With Corruption
27 Jun 2017 - Days after a poll showed his approval rating at 7 percent, the lowest for a Brazilian president in nearly 30 years, Mr. Temer was accused of taking a $152,000 bribe.
How I Got the Shot: To Photograph a Galápagos Tortoise, Get Out of the Race
26 Jun 2017 - Slow and steady, learns Federico Rios Escobar, isn’t just great advice for composing an image; it’s also an appealing state of mind.
Trump’s Anti-Nafta Stance Is on a Collision Course with Natural Gas
26 Jun 2017 - Mexico’s economy and U.S. energy companies depend on free-flowing cross-border natural gas. Both are scrambling to avoid the chaotic disruption of a trade war.
Tourist Ferry Capsizes in Colombia, Killing at Least 9
26 Jun 2017 - The boat, which sank on a reservoir near Medellin, appeared to be overloaded, and no one was wearing a life vest, survivors said.
Where Trump Zigs, Tillerson Zags, Putting Him at Odds With White House
25 Jun 2017 - Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson has found himself out of sync, especially on Middle East policy, with President Trump and his top advisers Jared Kushner and Stephen K. Bannon.
A Battle Over Prayer in Schools Tests Canada’s Multiculturalism
25 Jun 2017 - In a diverse Ontario community, Friday Prayer for Muslims has set off an uproar over religious accommodation in public schools.
Canada Letter: Trudeau Talks to Us, and a New Name
24 Jun 2017 - A lively event in Toronto with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and a 360-degree view from inside an igloo are highlights from a week of expanded Canada coverage.
The Times’s Resident Expert for a World on Fire
24 Jun 2017 - Canada, Portugal, London: How the fire expertise of our Phoenix bureau chief informs our global reporting.
The Saturday Profile: The Man Who Helped Turn Toronto Into a High-Tech Hotbed
23 Jun 2017 - Geoffrey Hinton, a scientist at the heart of artificial intelligence’s recent breakthroughs, has helped make Toronto a leading research location.
O: Canada’s Edgy 150th Birthday Rebranding
23 Jun 2017 - An artist considers some possible national rebranding for the occasion of Canada's birthday.
Bermuda Hopes the America’s Cup Doesn’t Go Sailing Away
23 Jun 2017 - Residents, and turtles, feel the impact of the biggest international event in the archipelago’s history. One group hopes it will linger.
U.S. Suspends Beef Imports From Brazil
23 Jun 2017 - The decision by the Department of Agriculture, citing safety concerns, is a blow to Brazil’s meat industry, which is reeling from bribery accusations.
Mexican President Says Government Acquired Spyware but He Denies Misuse
23 Jun 2017 - President Enrique Peña Nieto acknowledged that his government had purchased sophisticated spyware from Israel but he denied ordering surveillance of his critics.
Trudeau on Trump: ‘He Actually Does Listen’
22 Jun 2017 - The Canadian prime minister spoke about President Trump, Twitter and Nafta at an event in Toronto organized by The New York Times and the Rotman School of Management of the University of Toronto.
Critic's Notebook: Expo 2017: Utopia, Rebooted
22 Jun 2017 - Five exhibitions celebrate Expo 67, revisiting that watershed moment of a great futuristic fair in Montreal, 50 years ago.
U.S. Seeks to Keep Closer Tabs on Chinese Money in America
29 Jun 2017 - Laws sought by Trump administration officials and some politicians would overhaul how the United States vets deals, especially ones with technological and military ramifications.
Japanese Airline Apologizes After Disabled Man Crawls Aboard
29 Jun 2017 - The man said airline staff initially said he would not be able to board the small aircraft because it lacked wheelchair-accessible boarding ramps or elevators.
China Won’t Let Liu Xiaobo, Nobel Laureate, Get Cancer Treatment Abroad
29 Jun 2017 - The Chinese authorities rebuffed an appeal from the wife of Mr. Liu, the imprisoned dissident who was granted medical parole, one of his lawyers said Thursday.
Once a Model City, Hong Kong Is in Trouble
29 Jun 2017 - When the British left 20 years ago, Hong Kong was seen as a rare blend of East and West that China might seek to emulate. Now, increasingly, it’s a cautionary tale.
Reporter’s Notebook: Toll From Vigilante Mobs Rises, and India Begins to Recoil
29 Jun 2017 - As thousands turned out for protests against rising violence toward Muslims and lower-caste Indians, many wondered: How did we get here?
What to Watch For: Hong Kong, 20 Years After the Handover
29 Jun 2017 - President Xi Jinping of China arrived in Hong Kong for ceremonies marking the anniversary of the former British colony’s return to Chinese rule.
North Korea Calls for Execution of South Korean Ex-President and Aide
28 Jun 2017 - The North Koreans said former President Park Geun-hye of South Korea and her intelligence chief would face a “miserable dog’s death.”
Young Asian-Australians Carve Out an Identity of Their Own
28 Jun 2017 - They call themselves the “little girls” and “little boys” of Sydney and Melbourne, who have grown up melding Asian heritage and an Australian identity.
Ehud Olmert, Israeli Ex-Prime Minister, Granted Early Release from Prison
29 Jun 2017 - He is expected to be freed on Sunday, after a parole board cut short his sentence for bribery, obstruction of justice, fraud and breach of trust.
ISIS Reverts to Insurgent Roots to Pose Long-Term Threat, Study Says
29 Jun 2017 - Islamic State militants have carried out nearly 1,500 attacks in cities in Iraq and Syria that were liberated from its control, according to a new study.
Amid Turkey’s Purge, a Renewed Attack on Kurdish Culture
29 Jun 2017 - The authorities have fired people from jobs promoting Kurdish culture, removed statues of Kurdish heroes, shut Kurdish media and jailed pro-Kurdish journalists.
Deposed Saudi Prince Is Said to Be Confined to Palace
29 Jun 2017 - The restrictions on Mohammed bin Nayef seek to limit any potential opposition for the new crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, American officials and Saudis say.
Parents of Austin Tice, Held Hostage in Syria, Say He Is Alive
29 Jun 2017 - Marc and Debra Tice said that the United States government had shared information with them that leads them to believe their son is alive.
Airstrike on ISIS Prison in Syria Kills Dozens, Activists Say
27 Jun 2017 - Syrian activists said the military coalition led by the United States destroyed a house that had been turned into a prison, a claim the coalition said it was investigating.
U.S. Has Seen Chemical Weapons Activity in Syria, Pentagon Says
28 Jun 2017 - The Defense Department detailed the activity after a White House statement warning Syria against an attack. Syria and its Russian patrons rejected the accusation.
Senator Puts Hold on Arms Sales to Persian Gulf Nations Over Qatar Feud
26 Jun 2017 - Bob Corker, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, appeared to be trying to aid an effort by Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson to resolve the political crisis.
Israel Suspends Plan for Egalitarian Prayer Area at Western Wall
25 Jun 2017 - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu backed down on an agreement to create space for men and women to pray together and practice non-Orthodox rituals.
50 Years After War, East Jerusalem Palestinians Confront a Life Divided
25 Jun 2017 - Palestinians are applying for Israeli passports and even studying the Israeli curriculum in schools. But they say it’s a survival tactic, not an acquiescence.
Commando Raids on ISIS Yield Vital Data in Shadowy War
25 Jun 2017 - Risky Special Operations missions targeting midlevel figures can prove valuable for unearthing information about the Islamic State’s inner circle.
Egyptian President Agrees to Cede 2 Islands to Saudi Arabia
25 Jun 2017 - President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ratified an agreement that cedes sovereignty over two Red Sea islands, brushing off widespread public criticism.
Syria Frees Hundreds of Detainees Ahead of Muslim Holiday
24 Jun 2017 - The justice minister said 672 people were released from prison, including some who had supported the insurgency against the Syrian government.
Saudis, at War in Yemen, Give Country $66.7 Million in Cholera Relief
24 Jun 2017 - The $66.7 million donation authorized by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman followed a plea by United Nations agencies dealing with the outbreak, worsened by the war.
Saudi Security Forces Intercept Militants Plotting Mecca Attack
23 Jun 2017 - The authorities confronted militants in three places, and one of them blew himself up, wounding five security officers and six bystanders.
As U.S. Kills ISIS Leaders, a Notorious One Remains Elusive
23 Jun 2017 - American officials say they have no concrete evidence on whether the most well-known Islamic State leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the target of a long manhunt, is alive or dead.
C.I.A. Set Up Secret Back Channel With Syria to Try to Free U.S. Hostage
23 Jun 2017 - The Trump administration began searching early on for ways to free Austin Tice, a journalist who has been missing since 2012.
Arab Nations Demand Qatar Shut Al Jazeera, Cut Islamist Ties and Detail Funding
23 Jun 2017 - The demands risked pulling other powers deeper into the rift by calling on the country to shut down a Turkish military base and to downgrade its ties with Iran.
Loose Definition of Terrorism Upends a Syrian Asylum Seeker’s Life
23 Jun 2017 - Radwan Ziadeh, a dissident who faced persecution in Syria, has been denied asylum because of a measure that targets even groups the United States supports.
Video Refutes ISIS Claim That U.S. Blew Up Mosque
23 Jun 2017 - Al Nuri Grand Mosque, in Mosul, Iraq, was blown up on Wednesday. The Islamic State said a U.S. airstrike destroyed it. But surveillance footage shows that the building appeared to be packed with explosives and not hit by an airstrike.
U.S. Sends Civilian Team to Syria to Help the Displaced Return Home
23 Jun 2017 - The team is intended to stabilize recaptured areas, and it consists of only seven members, raising questions about whether it can be effective.
Critics Say U.S. Is ‘Sleepwalking’ Into Wider Role in Syria
23 Jun 2017 - Recently, the United States has shot down a Syrian warplane and downed two Iranian-made drones that were nearing American-backed troops.
New Iran Deals for Airbus Jets Increase Pressure on Trump
22 Jun 2017 - The agreements, for 73 aircraft, suggest an industry bet that the Trump administration will not block such transactions despite its hostility toward Iran.