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Aujourd’hui — 21 juillet 2019NYT > World

Shinzo Abe Declares Victory in Japan Election but Without Mandate to Revise Constitution

Par Motoko Rich
Mr. Abe’s governing coalition won a majority in the upper house of Parliament, the public broadcaster said, but failed to win enough seats to revise Japan’s pacifist Constitution.

Election officers counting votes for an election of Japan’s upper house of Parliament on Sunday.

A Peculiarly Dutch Summer Rite: Children Abandoned in the Night Woods

Par Ellen Barry and Dmitry Kostyukov
It may sound extreme, but it’s normal in the Netherlands.

Droppings are such a normal part of Dutch childhood that many in the Netherlands are surprised to be asked about it.

Renault and Nissan Need Each Other to Thrive in Future, 2 Leaders Say

Par Jack Ewing, Liz Alderman and Ben Dooley
The carmakers must reinvigorate their alliance and share the cost of a shift to electric, self-driving cars, Renault’s chairman and a Nissan board member said in separate interviews.

The Nissan headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, in June during the carmaker’s shareholders meeting. “It would be difficult for us to make progress without the alliance” with Renault, said Keiko Ihara, a Nissan board member.

Hong Kong Police Fire Tear Gas and Rubber Bullets; Protesters Target Beijing’s Office

Par Mike Ives
Officers in riot gear dispersed protesters from outside the Chinese liaison office, and some demonstrators defaced a crest of the Beijing government with black ink and graffiti.

Protesters in Hong Kong on Sunday demanded an independent investigation into what they said was police brutality at earlier demonstrations.

A Historic Contender for Canada’s Top Political Job

Par Dan Bilefsky
Jagmeet Singh, the first nonwhite candidate to lead a major national political party in Canada, will try to unseat Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Jagmeet Singh is hoping to unseat Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Canada’s upcoming fall national elections.

Saudi Guardianship Laws Could Be Set to Change. Here’s How Women Are Reacting.

Par Megan Specia and Hwaida Saad
The government is said to be considering a revision to laws that require women to get the permission of a male guardian to marry, apply for a passport or travel out of the country.

Despite recent reforms, Saudi Arabia’s repressive guardianship laws have remained intact.

Philip Hammond, U.K. Finance Chief, Says He’ll Quit Rather Than Serve Boris Johnson

Par Stephen Castle
Mr. Hammond, the chancellor of the Exchequer in Theresa May’s cabinet, has been a prominent opponent of leaving the European Union without an agreement.

Philip Hammond, right, the chancellor, during a BBC interview with Andrew Marr in London on Sunday.

In Ukraine Snap Elections, New President Aims to Consolidate Power

Par Ivan Nechepurenko
Volodymyr Zelensky, a former comedian who was elected in April, is seeking to strengthen his position by leading his party to control of the country’s Parliament.

Voters at a polling station in Kiev, Ukraine’s capital, on Sunday.

Taliban Attack Security Checkpoint and Hospital in Pakistan

Par Salman Masood
At least nine people were killed, including six police officers, and 30 others wounded in a two-pronged assault in the northwest of the country, officials said.

Officials in Pakistan said a suicide bomber attacked a hospital in Dera Ismail Khan, in the northwest of the country, on Sunday. The blast followed the shooting of two police officers at a security checkpoint in the same district.

For Boris Johnson’s Clan, Blood Is Thicker Than Political Conviction

Par Sarah Lyall
Cast as something between the Kennedys and the Kardashians, the relatives of the pro-Brexit juggernaut likely to become the next U.K. prime minister don’t always share his views.

Boris Johnson is the front-runner in the Conservative Party leadership contest, and his family’s public position is that nothing would be better than for him to get the job.

British Airways Suspends Flights to Cairo, Citing Security Risks

Par Benjamin Mueller and Declan Walsh
The suspensions came a day after the British government warned of “a heightened risk of terrorism against aviation.”

British Airways planes at Heathrow Airport in London last year. The airline canceled flights to Cairo, a day after the British government warned of “a heightened risk of terrorism against aviation.”

Search for Missing Teenager in Vatican Cemetery Unearths Thousands of Bones

Par Elisabetta Povoledo
Whether any belonged to the girl, Emanuela Orlandi, who disappeared at age 15 in 1983, was not possible to say immediately.

Earlier this month, workers opened two tombs on Vatican’s grounds as part of an inquiry into the disappearance of Emanuela Orlandi, 15.

Shunned by West and Wary of Russia, Belarus Gets Help From China

Par Andrew Higgins
A Chinese battery plant has raised the ire of some residents, but Belarus, like Russia, needs the economic lifeline and cannot expect much help from Europe.

Chinese construction workers at the Great Stone Industrial Park near Minsk, Belarus. Mostly shunned by European investors and wary of becoming too dependent on Russia, Belarus has eagerly turned to China.
Hier — 20 juillet 2019NYT > World

Suspect in Kyoto Fire Had Criminal Record and Trouble With Neighbors

Par Motoko Rich
With the police and the public searching for explanations of a devastating crime, experts said they feared people with mental illness would be vilified.

The Kyoto Animation building on Friday, a day after a fire at the studio killed 34 people.

Morning Coffee Results in a $1,000 Fine and Expulsion From Venice

Par Palko Karasz
Two German tourists set up a travel stove by the Rialto Bridge, one of the city’s main landmarks. The move fell afoul of rules to preserve “decorum” in the city center.

Tourists taking selfies in Venice on the Grand Canal with the Rialto Bridge in the background. The city has struggled with overtourism.

U.K. Warns Iran of ‘Serious Consequences’ for Seizing Oil Tanker

Par David D. Kirkpatrick and Stephen Castle
The British defense secretary called the seizure “a hostile act,” and the government warned ships to avoid the Strait of Hormuz.

Workers in Spain’s Strawberry Fields Speak Out on Abuse

Par Aida Alami
Ten Moroccan women who worked as pickers have filed suits complaining of sexual harassment and assault, rape, human trafficking and labor violations.

Workers on a farm in Huelva, Spain. Under a bilateral agreement, thousands of Moroccan women labor from April to June to cultivate and harvest strawberries in Spain.

Iran’s Seizure of British Vessel Further Roils Gulf Region

Par David D. Kirkpatrick and Megan Specia
The seizure came a day after the United States said it had shot down an Iranian drone, reviving fears of a military clash in the Persian Gulf.

The British oil tanker Stena Impero, which was seized by Iran.

‘The Antithesis of Bolsonaro’: A Gay Couple Roils Brazil’s Far Right

Par Ernesto Londoño
The American journalist Glenn Greenwald and his husband, Brazilian Congressman David Miranda, have rattled Bolsonaro’s Brazil — earning praise and scorn.

“This can wind up strengthening democracy,” said David Miranda, who is at the center of an intensifying dispute with President Jair Bolsonaro.

U.K. Voters’ Frustration High as 99% Are Sidelined in Prime Minister Election

Par Ceylan Yeginsu
With less than 1 percent of registered voters making a consequential decision at a critical time, many are questioning the foundations of their democracy.

A protest calling for a public vote on the British government’s final Brexit deal in London in March. Young Britons overwhelmingly voted to remain in the European Union.

Gas Plant Explosion in Central China Kills at Least 10

Par Jane Perlez
State media accounts gave no explanation for the blast, which occurred at a factory in Henan Province.

A car in Yima, China, was struck by a fallen electricity pole after an explosion at a nearby gas plant late Friday.

‘What You Gonna Do Phone the Police?’ London Police Twitter Is Hacked

Par Mihir Zaveri
For about 40 minutes on Friday, the account spewed a series of curious messages, including some that used profanity to denigrate police officers.

Metropolitan police officers at a protest in London, on Monday.

Heat Wave, Iran, ASAP Rocky: Your Friday Evening Briefing

Par Remy Tumin and Marcus Payadue
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
  • 19 juillet 2019 à 23:44

Kosovo Leader Resigns After Being Called to War Crimes Court

Par The Associated Press
Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj, a former commander of the separatist Kosovo Liberation Army, urged President Hashim Thaci to call an early parliamentary election.

Suicide Bombing at University Kills 10 as Violence Surges in Afghanistan

Par David Zucchino and Fahim Abed
Despite a pledge to reduce civilian casualties, the Taliban have intensified attacks that kill civilians as well as soldiers.

Afghan security personnel in front of Kabul University, after a suicide bombing early Friday.
À partir d’avant-hierNYT > World

Iran Denies That U.S. Downed Its Drone in Strait of Hormuz

Par Megan Specia
No Iranian drone was downed by the American military in the Strait of Hormuz, officials said, a day after President Trump made the claim.

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, right, and his deputy, Seyed Abbas Araghchi, left, issued denials.

Most Wikipedia Profiles Are of Men. This Scientist Is Changing That.

Par Maya Salam
Jessica Wade has added nearly 700 Wikipedia biographies for important female and minority scientists in less than two years.

L. Bruce Laingen, Senior Hostage During Iran Crisis, Dies at 96

Par Neil Genzlinger
A career diplomat, he had only recently arrived in Tehran for a temporary diplomatic posting when the embassy was seized in 1979.

L. Bruce Laingen arriving in Washington in January 1981 after being freed from captivity in Tehran. He was the highest-ranking American official held in Iran during the hostage ordeal that began there in November 1979.

Netherlands Was 10 Percent Liable in Srebrenica Deaths, Top Dutch Court Finds

Par Palko Karasz
The Supreme Court reduced the state’s level of liability for damages in the deaths of 350 men and boys who were ordered out of a peacekeepers’ compound in 1995.

Relatives of Srebrenica massacre victims sitting by coffins ahead of a burial in 2016.

2 South African Presidents Are Called to Account on Corruption

Par Kimon de Greef
President Cyril Ramaphosa was accused on Friday of misleading Parliament about a campaign donation after his predecessor, Jacob Zuma, was called to testify in a corruption hearing.

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressing Parliament in June. He took office pledging to root out corruption within his party, the African National Congress.

Returning to Lac Mégantic, a Scene of Great Disaster

Par Ian Austen
As part of a series following up on disasters, The Times returned to Lac Mégantic, Quebec, where a train derailment killed 47 and recovery remains slow.

Hours after the wreck, fires continued to burn in Lac Mégantic, Quebec.

Italy’s Government Parties Are Feuding, but Leaders Agree to Talk

Par Gaia Pianigiani
The League party and Five Star Movement have been increasingly at odds, raising speculation that the coalition might collapse, forcing early elections.

Matteo Salvini, the League party leader, blamed “opposition coming from many Five Star politicians” for the coalition tensions.

New Members Flood U.K.’s Conservatives, Yanking the Party Right

Par Benjamin Mueller
A party of 160,000 paying members has had roughly 40,000 joiners in the past year. That has raised questions about whether this new wave helped radicalize the party.

A crowd listening to Boris Johnson speak during the Conservative Party leadership campaign in London on Wednesday.

The Army’s Failure to Train and Equip Troops in Afghanistan

Par Thomas Gibbons-Neff
The recent deaths of U.S. service members in Afghanistan are part of a larger issue resulting from the Pentagon’s struggle to contend with multiple wars and new global threats at once.

Soldiers transferred the remains of Sgt. James G. Johnston last month at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Sergeant Johnston, a bomb disposal soldier, was fighting alongside American commandos in Afghanistan.

Strong Earthquake Rattles Athens

Par Niki Kitsantonis
A 5.1-magnitude earthquake prompted people in the Greek capital to flee buildings, though initial reports suggested no major injuries or damage.

People gathered in the street after a strong earthquake in Athens on Friday.

Hong Kong’s Approach to Protesters: No More Concessions

Par Keith Bradsher
Carrie Lam’s administration is confident that it can weather further demonstrations, despite recent violent clashes and signs that the economy could suffer.

Protesters in the Sha Tin area of Hong Kong on Sunday.

A Onetime Star of Soviet TV Warns of the ‘Plague’ of Nationalism

Par Andrew Higgins
Once a hero to Russian nationalists, Aleksandr G. Nevzorov has found a new cause and a growing audience in denouncing imperial fantasies.

Aleksandr G. Nevzorov, a onetime star of Soviet television, describes himself as “a Soviet child raised on the ideals of this empire.”

Angela Merkel ‘Feels Solidarity’ for Congresswomen Targeted by Trump

Par Melissa Eddy
The chancellor said the president’s “go back” comment ran counter to her impression of what had made America strong.

“People of very different nationalities have contributed to the strength of the American people,” Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany said at a news conference on Friday.

Australia Calls on China to Release Detained Writer

Par Isabella Kwai
Foreign Minister Marise Payne said Yang Hengjun, a Chinese-born Australian, should be released “if he is being detained for his political views.”

The Australian writer Yang Hengjun in 2014. He has been held in China since January.

Philippine Vice President, a Duterte Foe, Is Charged in Plot Against Him

Par Jason Gutierrez
Vice President Leni Robredo was among 36 people charged in what opponents called a trumped-up case to discredit the president’s opponents.

Eugene Scalia, Apollo 11, ‘The Lion King’: Your Friday Briefing

Par Chris Stanford
Here’s what you need to know.
  • 19 juillet 2019 à 15:20

Japan Fire Killed Mostly Women, at a Studio Known for Hiring Them

Par Eimi Yamamitsu, Motoko Rich and Makiko Inoue
Kyoto Animation is known for employing more women than most of its competitors do, and that was reflected in the toll from the apparent arson on Thursday.

Mourning the fire’s victims on Friday. Thirty-three people were killed.

Brexit, Iran, the Space Race: Your Friday Briefing

Par William Lamb
Here’s what you need to know.

Boris Johnson at a Conservative party gathering on Wednesday.
  • 19 juillet 2019 à 11:31

Jacob Zuma Withdraws from South Africa Anticorruption Commission

Par Kimon de Greef
Mr. Zuma, who left office under a cloud of suspicion, had been the subject of intense questioning about his conduct while president.

Jacob Zuma, right, arriving on Friday for a hearing in Johannesburg led by a commission that is looking into allegations of corruption in government and state-owned companies.

3 Sentenced to Death for Killing Scandinavian Hikers in Morocco

Par Aida Alami
The men were tried under an antiterrorism law and were the main defendants in a case that put two dozen suspects on trial.

From left, Rachid Afati, Younes Ouziad and Abdessamad Al Joud have been sentenced to death today for the murder of Louisa Vesterager Jespersen and Maren Ueland.

South Korean Dies After Self-Immolation at Japanese Embassy in Seoul

Par Choe Sang-Hun
Anti-Japanese sentiment in South Korea has often led to dramatic protests in front of the embassy. The two countries are currently locked in a bitter trade dispute.

South Korean police officers at the building that houses the Japanese Embassy in Seoul on Friday.

Instagram Is Hiding Likes. Will That Reduce Anxiety?

Par Mariel Padilla
In six countries, the company is trying out hiding the number of likes that a post receives. The goal is to reduce pressure on people.

Instagram headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.

‘Go Back Home’: A Familiar Taunt for Some Australians

Par Isabella Kwai
President Trump’s insult to four nonwhite congresswomen this week touched a nerve in Australia as well as the United States.

From left, Representatives Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar responding to President Donald Trump.