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Amid Kremlin Victories, Putin Fails to Persuade West on Russian Sanctions

Amid Kremlin Victories, Putin Fails to Persuade West on Russian Sanctions

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia has yet to translate divisions in the West into fewer sanctions against his nation.

Turkey’s Worst Day Yet in Syria Offensive: At Least 7 Soldiers Killed

Turkey’s Worst Day Yet in Syria Offensive: At Least 7 Soldiers Killed

Turkish forces aiming fire toward Afrin, Syria, on Friday.

Pope Francis Clears Mother Teresa’s Path to Sainthood

Pope Francis Clears Mother Teresa’s Path to Sainthood

Mother Teresa with patients at a mobile leprosy clinic near Kolkata, India, in 1960.

López Obrador, an Atypical Leftist, Wins Mexico Presidency in Landslide

López Obrador, an Atypical Leftist, Wins Mexico Presidency in Landslide

Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who was elected in a landslide on Sunday, has sharply criticized the Trump administration’s policies on immigration and trade.

‘Merci Madame’: Simone Veil Is Honored With Panthéon Burial

‘Merci Madame’: Simone Veil Is Honored With Panthéon Burial

French Republican Guards carried the coffin of the Holocaust survivor and women’s rights champion Simone Veil during a national tribute on Sunday before Ms. Veil was buried in the Panthéon in Paris.

As Pope Francis Heads to Chile and Peru, Argentina Feels Snubbed, Again

As Pope Francis Heads to Chile and Peru, Argentina Feels Snubbed, Again

Nuns praying in the Basilica of San Jose de Flores this week in Buenos Aires, in the neighborhood where Pope Francis was born.

In Thailand, ‘Obesity in Our Monks Is a Ticking Time Bomb’

In Thailand, ‘Obesity in Our Monks Is a Ticking Time Bomb’

Buddhist monks collecting alms last month in Bangkok. Devotees’ abundant offerings of sugary or high-fat foods are contributing to a weight problem among monks.

Noted Humanitarian Charged With Child Rape in Nepal, Stunning a Village

Noted Humanitarian Charged With Child Rape in Nepal, Stunning a Village

A 14-year-old Nepali boy in the doorway of his village home. Police say he was sexually assaulted by a Canadian humanitarian aid worker.

Israel Celebrates Its 70th Israeli Style: With Rancor and Bickering

Israel Celebrates Its 70th Israeli Style: With Rancor and Bickering

An Israeli Air Force aerobatic team rehearsing on Monday for Israel’s 70th Independence Day celebration.

U.S., Britain and France Strike Syria Over Suspected Chemical Weapons Attack

U.S., Britain and France Strike Syria Over Suspected Chemical Weapons Attack

The airstrikes on three sites in Syria, launched early Saturday local time, were part of what officials said was an effort to deter future chemical attacks.

Japan Reels From Heavy Rains; Dozens Killed and Millions Urged to Evacuate

Japan Reels From Heavy Rains; Dozens Killed and Millions Urged to Evacuate

Troops from the Japanese Self-Defense Forces evacuated residents in Okayama Prefecture on Saturday. The deluge left dozens dead and dozens more missing, the public broadcaster NHK said.

Doomsday Clock Is Set at 2 Minutes to Midnight, Closest Since 1950s

Doomsday Clock Is Set at 2 Minutes to Midnight, Closest Since 1950s

From left, Sivan Kartha, a senior scientist at the Stockholm Environmental Institute; Lawrence M. Krauss, director of the Arizona State University Origins Project; Robert Rosner, a theoretical physicist at the University of Chicago; and Sharon A. Squassoni, research professor at George Washington University, at a news conference in Washington on Thursday to announce that the Doomsday Clock had been set to two minutes to midnight.

Arrested Former C.I.A. Officer Had Ties to Chinese Spies, Ex-Colleague Says

Arrested Former C.I.A. Officer Had Ties to Chinese Spies, Ex-Colleague Says

New information suggests that Jerry Chun Shing Lee, who was arrested in New York this week, had repeated official and unofficial contacts with China’s Ministry of State Security, its main intelligence agency, in the years before he came under F.B.I. suspicion as a possible turncoat.

With Mother Teresa Set to Be Canonized, Her Work Lives On in the Streets

With Mother Teresa Set to Be Canonized, Her Work Lives On in the Streets

Sisters of the Missionaries of Charity, the religious congregation founded by Mother Teresa in 1950, receiving communion during Mass at a motherhouse in Rome last week.

‘An Entire Community Got Together to Rape a Child’: India Recoils at Girl’s Assault

‘An Entire Community Got Together to Rape a Child’: India Recoils at Girl’s Assault

Angered residents surrounded a police vehicle transporting men accused of raping an 11-year-old girl inside the High Court compound in Chennai, India, on Tuesday.

Five Top ISIS Officials Captured in U.S.-Iraqi Sting

Five Top ISIS Officials Captured in U.S.-Iraqi Sting

Iraqi state television broadcast images of four of the men arrested in the operation.


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