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Aujourd’hui — 20 septembre 2019NYT > World

Boris Johnson Is in Trouble With Brexit. Many Voters Don’t Mind.

Par Stephen Castle
Despite multiple setbacks, Boris Johnson could still win a general election. Analysts say that, like President Trump, he has played to his core.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain, right, being confronted by the father of a sick child at a hospital on London on Wednesday,

Young People Take to Streets in Global Climate Protest

Par Somini Sengupta
Anxious about their future and angry about the failure to curb the crisis, thousands joined an urgent call for action against climate change.

The march in Melbourne on Friday was the largest in Australia, with an estimated 100,000 demonstrators. 

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

Par Chris Stanford
Here’s what you need to know.
  • 20 septembre 2019 à 12:17

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

Par 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.

The Spanish Navy took part in celebrations commemorating the 500th anniversary of the first circumnavigation of the globe at the Juan Sebastián Elcano monument in Seville in August.

Arabic Readers in Israel Have to Hope the Border Guards Are Sloppy

Par David M. Halbfinger
Books by famed Arab authors, and Arabic translations of writers like Orwell and Joyce, are scarce because of an Israeli ban on imports from Lebanon, Syria and Iraq.

A bookshop in Amman, Jordan. Much of the literature read across the Arab world is unavailable in Israel.

Anti-Immigrant Venom Killed Their South African Dreams

Par Julie Turkewitz
Hundreds of Nigerians fleeing mob attacks have been airlifted out of South Africa, leaving behind their jobs and stores, homes and hopes.

Patience Ndukwu, center, and her children fled South Africa and returned to Nigeria, leaving behind a restaurant that struggled after mob attacks began.

As Narendra Modi Heads to U.S., Controversy Follows Him

Par Ayesha Venkataraman and Jeffrey Gettleman
Activists urged the Gates Foundation not to recognize India’s prime minister with a prestigious award. They accuse him of leading India into “deadly chaos.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India is heading to the United States, where he is scheduled to accept an award from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for his ambitious toilet-building sanitation campaign.

Attack on Saudi Oil Facilities Tests U.S. Guarantee to Defend Gulf

Par David D. Kirkpatrick and Ben Hubbard
The American hesitation to take military action may signal a weakening of its commitment to protect the Arab Persian Gulf and could embolden Iran.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meeting Wednesday with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Strikes on Saudi oil installations were a painful lesson in the costs of a wider conflict.

How Rugby Became a Touchstone for a Reporter Abroad

Par Jamie Tarabay
As the Rugby World Cup kicks off today, one correspondent reflects on how the sport made her feel closer to home.

Michael Hooper, the Wallabies’ captain, tackling T.J. Perenara of the All Blacks during a Bledisloe Cup match in Perth last month.

China Detains FedEx Pilot Amid Rising U.S.-China Tensions

Par Keith Bradsher and Emily Flitter
The seizure of the pilot, allegedly because air-gun pellets were found in his luggage, marks the latest difficulty for foreign travelers and companies in China.

Todd Hohn, then a colonel in the United States Air Force, during a 2016 briefing at Altus Air Force Base in Oklahoma. The Wall Street Journal identified Mr. Hohn as the FedEx pilot detained in the Chinese city of Guangzhou.

Climate Strike, YouTube, Saudi Arabia: Your Friday Briefing

Par Melina Delkic
Here’s what you need to know.

  • 20 septembre 2019 à 07:10

Justin Trudeau, Kashmir, Climate Change:Your Friday Briefing

Par Alisha Haridasani Gupta
Trudeau's brownface scandal grows.
  • 20 septembre 2019 à 05:35

Mark von Hagen, 65, Dies; Reviewed Times’s 1931 Soviet Coverage

Par Sam Roberts
A historian, he was asked by the paper to judge whether a correspondent’s Pulitzer Prize should be revoked because of biased reporting. He said it should be.

Mark von Hagen in his office at Columbia University in 1996. He wrote a highly critical report of a correspondent’s coverage of the Soviet Union for The New York Times during the Stalin era.

Brownface, Blackface and About-Face. Is Trudeau Who He Says He Is?

Par Ian Austen and Dan Bilefsky
Many Canadians saw Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s record in office as evidence in his favor, if not enough to exonerate him for recent photos and video showing him wearing dark makeup.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized on Wednesday and on Thursday for wearing blackface and brownface as a student and teacher.

U.S. Cuts $100 Million in Aid to Afghanistan, Citing Government Corruption

Par Lara Jakes
The funding cut was announced a week before Afghanistan holds national elections, and in the wake of failed peace talks with the Taliban.

Afghan women voting in Kandahar Province last year. The United States cut aid to the country, citing a need for “free and fair elections.”
Hier — 19 septembre 2019NYT > World

Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, 83, Tunisia Autocrat Ousted in Arab Spring, Dies

Par Ben Hubbard and Rick Gladstone
His oppressive rule set off uprisings that spread throughout the Arab world. He died in exile in Saudi Arabia, which had refused to extradite him.

Siberian Shaman on Trek to ‘Cast Out’ Putin From the Kremlin Is Arrested

Par Andrew Higgins and Anton Troianovski
Jittery about unrest, Russian security forces detained the mystic on his self-proclaimed mission to drive out President Vladimir V. Putin, whom he called a “demon.”

A Siberian shaman said he was on a mission to drive President Vladimir V. Putin from the Kremlin, denouncing him as the “demon of fear.”

South Sudan Oil Consortium Funded Militias Accused of Atrocities, Report Says

Par Megan Specia
The report by a watchdog group linked Dar Petroleum Operating Company to the president and outlined other major players it said were complicit in violence and corruption.

Soldiers from the Sudan People’s Liberation Army at an oil facility in South Sudan in 2014. Much of the government’s wealth comes from oil revenue.

Sterilized Workers Seek to Collect Damages Against Dow Chemical in France

Par Liz Alderman
A pesticide made by Dow Chemical sterilized thousands of banana workers in Nicaragua decades ago. In an unusual legal move, they are turning to France to enforce payment.

Nicaraguan banana workers who say they have been affected by the pesticide Nemagon, with one of their French lawyers, Pierre-Olivier Sur, center. The workers are suing Dow Chemical in French courts.

Trump’s National Security Aides Refining Possible Iran Options

Par Eric Schmitt and Edward Wong
President Trump has threatened to order “the ultimate option” of a strike on Iran after attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, but also emphasized his opposition to another war.

Mark T. Esper, left, the secretary of defense, and Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, are expected to present updated options for possible military action against Iran to President Trump at a meeting scheduled for Friday.

New Video Surfaces Showing Trudeau in Blackface, Compounding Scandal

Par Dan Bilefsky and Ian Austen
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada has cast himself as spokesman for the world’s liberals. But a series of episodes challenges that view.

To some, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is a powerful symbol of global liberalism. But to others, his image is undercut by his past and present actions.

Fighter Pilot Is Left Dangling From Power Lines After F-16 Crash

Par Palko Karasz
The Belgian Air Force jet went down over western France, causing both pilots onboard to use their ejector seats and parachutes. Both escaped with minor injuries.

Justin Trudeau Says He Is ‘Deeply Sorry’ After Brownface Photo Surfaces

Par Ian Austen and Dan Bilefsky
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s campaign was thrown into turmoil when a photograph surfaced of him in brownface makeup at a 2001 private school party.

“I now realize it was racist,” Justin Trudeau said, speaking to reporters after a photo of him in brownface makeup surfaced.

India Plans to Ban E-Cigarettes, as Global Backlash Intensifies

Par Maria Abi-Habib and Shalini Venugopal
Juul and other manufacturers had hoped to expand to the country, which has one of the highest rates of tobacco use in the world.

An e-cigarette for sale at a roadside shop in New Delhi. India has one of the highest rates of tobacco use in the world.

Gulalai Ismail, Feminist Hunted by Pakistan’s Authorities, Escapes to U.S.

Par Jeffrey Gettleman
After months on the run accused of treason, Ms. Ismail made it to New York. Human rights defenders say she is innocent. Senators are ready to help her.

Gulalai Ismail in New York this month. Her ordeal sheds light on the state of human rights in Pakistan, a troubled nation with a history of brutal repression.

Dozens of Afghans Killed in a Possible U.S. Drone Strike and a Taliban Bombing

Par David Zucchino
At least 50 Afghan civilians were killed Thursday, some in a drone strike blamed on the United States and others in a Taliban suicide bombing.

The site of a bomb attack in Zabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday. The Taliban have made attacks almost daily since peace talks with the United States collapsed.

Justin Trudeau, Donald Trump, San Francisco: Your Thursday Briefing

Par Chris Stanford
Here’s what you need to know.
  • 19 septembre 2019 à 14:18

After a Divisive Israeli Election, Calls for Unity

Par David M. Halbfinger and Isabel Kershner
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who tried to win on the strength of his right-wing and religious base, appears to have fallen short of a majority.

Philippines Declares Polio Outbreak After 19 Years Free of the Disease

Par Jason Gutierrez
The country’s health secretary said that government scientists had confirmed one case in the southern province of Lanao del Sur and were looking at another suspected case.

Polio and measles vaccinations in Manila in 2014. The Philippine government on Thursday announced one new case of polio.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Vows ‘All-Out War’ if U.S. or Saudis Strike

Par Richard Pérez-Peña and Edward Wong
“We don’t want war,” Mohammad Javad Zarif said. But “we won’t blink to defend our territory,” he added. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said President Trump wants peace.

Netanyahu and Gantz Agree on Unity, but Not on What It Means

Par Isabel Kershner
The prime minister called on his rival, Benny Gantz, to meet right away, in a dramatic bid to remain in power. His opponents called it just posturing.

A Powerful Lure: Owning a Guesthouse in Morocco

Par Doreen Carvajal
For many expatriates, the exotic port city of Essaouira seems a perfect place to settle. But finding success in business can be challenging.

French television shows extolling Essaouira, Morocco, as a seaport paradise have inspired a wave of immigration from Europe, especially France.

In Pakistan-Held Kashmir, Growing Calls for Independence

Par Maria Abi-Habib, Jalaluddin Mughal and Salman Masood
An emboldened independence movement in Pakistan-held Kashmir has the government on edge, emerging as the state tries to rein in anti-India militants.

A Pakistan soldier stands guard at the Line of Control, the unofficial border between India and Pakistan that runs through Kashmir.

Syrian Children Saved a German Village. And a Village Saved Itself.

Par Katrin Bennhold and Laetitia Vancon
Four years after Germany took in over one million migrants, integration is quietly working, one village at a time.

The family of Bourhan Ahmad, center, was invited to move to Golzow, Germany, in 2015 by the town’s mayor, who was desperate to repopulate the local school.

1894: Germany Arrests Russian Official Accused of Spying

Par The International Herald Tribune
A naval attaché was detained on suspicion of espionage, and a high-ranking police officer was sent to investigate.

Australia’s Toughest Question: How Close Is Too Close to China?

Par Jamie Tarabay
A furor involving the country’s first Chinese-born member of Parliament highlights the country’s struggle over where to draw the line on links to Beijing.

Security Dogs Sent to Jordan Have Died or Fallen Sick, Report Says

Par Christine Hauser
A federal report on a State Department antiterrorism program said at least 10 bomb-sniffing dogs had died of medical issues from 2008 to 2016.

Athena, a bomb-sniffing dog, was brought back to the United States last year because she was inadequately fed while working in Jordan, according to a federal report. She ultimately recovered.

Israel, China, Saudi Arabia: Your Thursday Briefing

Par Alisha Haridasani Gupta
Tracing China's Twitter trolls.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking at the Likud party campaign headquarters in Tel Aviv on Wednesday.
  • 19 septembre 2019 à 02:48

Israel’s Arab Politicians Emerge With New Political Heft

Par Isabel Kershner
A higher voter turnout translated into power for Israel’s Arab alliance, opening up possibilities for a more influential role in the political arena.

Ayman Odeh, left, with other candidates from the Joint List, an alliance of predominantly Arab parties. He could become Israel’s opposition leader.

Britain’s Supreme Court Is Thrust Into Center of Brexit Debate

Par Mark Landler
A case against Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament is testing Britain’s Supreme Court and its tradition of steering clear of political disputes.

Pro-Brexit demonstrators outside the Supreme Court in London on Wednesday.

A Revolution in Brittany: Mayors Defy French State to Ban Pesticides

Par Adam Nossiter
A mayor banned pesticide use on the farms surrounding his village. Even though he was prosecuted for doing so, dozens of other mayors have followed his lead.

A permaculture farm in Langouët, France, that was developed on land provided by the village.
À partir d’avant-hierNYT > World

Netanyahu Is in Trouble, and Other Takeaways From the Israeli Election

Par Megan Specia
Israeli voters went to the polls on Tuesday for the second time in five months. The results aren’t certain, but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to gain the support he had hoped for.

Pompeo Calls Attacks on Saudi Arabia ‘Act of War’ and Seeks Coalition to Counter Iran

Par Ben Hubbard, David D. Kirkpatrick, Edward Wong and Richard Pérez-Peña
The secretary of state’s words were the strongest so far from any American official regarding the attack on Saudi oil facilities last weekend.

A satellite image of the Abqaiq processing plant in Saudi Arabia on Saturday. United States officials have blamed Iran for airstrikes there.

A Filmmaker Explored Japan’s Wartime Enslavement of Women. Now He’s Being Sued.

Par Motoko Rich
A documentary concludes that conservatives who deny the sexual enslavement of “comfort women” are “revisionists.” Conservatives interviewed in the film say they were defamed.

Miki Dezaki, the Japanese-American director of “Shusenjo,” a documentary film on so-called comfort women, in Tokyo last month.

What Really Brought Down the Boeing 737 Max?

Par William Langewiesche
Malfunctions caused two deadly crashes. But an industry that puts unprepared pilots in the cockpit is just as guilty.

Israel, California, Federal Reserve: Your Wednesday Briefing

Par Chris Stanford
Here’s what you need to know.

  • 18 septembre 2019 à 16:09