World News from America

Prague Journal: One of the World’s Oldest Clocks Stops Ticking, Briefly

7 hours 36 min ago
The Astronomical Clock in Prague has been taken apart for maintenance. The city’s clock master has until August to finish restoring it.

Letter 41: Australia vs. Canada. The Results Are In.

8 hours 45 min ago
This week’s newsletter revisits our friendly little contest with the frozen maple-leaf-lovers.

India Tests Ballistic Missile, Posing New Threat to China

8 hours 45 min ago
The successful trial of a long-range rocket capable of transporting nuclear weapons puts major cities like Shanghai within reach.

China’s Economic Growth Looks Strong. Maybe Too Strong.

9 hours 23 min ago
The country reported higher annual growth, but implausibly smooth numbers prompt experts to look for other ways to assess the world’s No. 2 economy.

Souring World Views of Trump Open Doors for China and Russia

10 hours 21 min ago
A Gallup survey of people in 134 countries found that just 30 percent approved of American leadership under President Trump, a drop of nearly 20 points.

Bus Fire Kills 52 Uzbeks Traveling in Kazakhstan: Kazakh Government

11 hours 16 min ago
A bus fire in northwestern Kazakhstan killed 52 Uzbek citizens on a route used by migrant workers heading to Russia, the Kazakh Interior Ministry said on Thursday.

Matter: In the Arctic, More Rain May Mean Fewer Musk Oxen

12 hours 1 min ago
Winter rain makes it more difficult for the animals to feed, particularly pregnant females, researchers find.

Suicide Bombers Attack Market in Nigeria, Killing at Least 12

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 21:07
The attack, which also wounded at least 48 people, struck a market in the northern city of Maiduguri that has been hit several times by Boko Haram militants.

Hunting a C.I.A. Mole, Agents Gambled and Let a Suspect Return to China

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 20:46
Officials hoped it would help solve the mystery of the deaths of C.I.A. informants. Five years later, an arrest has been made but the mystery remains.

A Girl’s Killing Puts Germany’s Migration Policy on Trial

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 17:56
A deadly stabbing in a small German town has become Exhibit A for those arguing that Germany’s migration policy has increased the risk of violent crime.

Olympic Détente Upends U.S. Strategy on North Korea

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 17:29
For the White House, the budding détente scrambles its strategy of pressuring the North, with sanctions and threats of military action, to give up its nuclear arsenal.

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Baghdad Bombings

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 17:03
The Islamic State said its fighters struck a market in Iraq this week, killing at least 27 people in the first major attack since the country declared victory over the terrorist group.

Sex Abuse Case Shadows Pope Francis’ Visit to Peru

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 16:43
Prosecutors say that Luis Fernando Figari, who led a powerful all-male Catholic organization, perpetrated sexual and physical abuse. He moved to Rome in 2015.

Tillerson Says U.S. Troops to Stay in Syria Beyond Battle With ISIS

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 15:31
In a speech, the secretary of state said American forces must stay engaged to prevent the extremists’ return and continue pressuring President Bashar al-Assad.

U.S. Funding Cut Reignites Debate on Palestinian Refugee Agency

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 15:22
The decision to withhold $65 million in aid from a U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees has brought new attention to the organization, which functions as a quasi-government in some areas.

Facebook to Take Broader Look at Possible Russian Role in Brexit Vote

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 15:16
The company said its previous investigation had been too narrow, centering on accounts already identified by American intelligence agencies.

North Korea, Bannon, Apple: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 15:11
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Gunmen Kidnap 2 Americans and 2 Canadians in Nigeria

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 14:37
The gunmen killed two police officers as they seized the visitors, who are investors setting up solar stations.

Myanmar Police Gun Down Marchers in Rakhine Ethnic Rally

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 12:15
Rakhine mobs played a part in the Rohingya’s expulsion. Now, at least 7 ethnic Rakhine were killed after defying a government order not to demonstrate.

Moscow Got 6 Minutes of Sunlight in December

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 09:16
One internet user called the dark days in the Russian capital “Hillary’s revenge.”