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Hier — 18 novembre 2019NYT > World

Hong Kong Protests: Campus Under Siege as Mask Ban Is Overturned

Par Elaine Yu, Russell Goldman and Lam Yik Fei
The police offered protesters one way out of a besieged university campus, raining tear gas and rubber bullets on those who tried to flee.

Protesters inside Hong Kong Polytechnic University on Monday.

Maybe This Time, the Bikes Won’t End Up in the River

Par Lidia Sirna
Uber has launched a bike share program in Rome, where potholes, vandalism, traffic and theft have defeated previous attempts.

Uber has put 2,800 electric bicycles into service in Rome.

Jennifer Arcuri Says Boris Johnson Cast Her Aside Like a ‘One-Night Stand’

Par Iliana Magra
The American businesswoman’s ties to the British prime minister have come under scrutiny.

Jennifer Arcuri with Boris Johnson in 2013, when he was mayor of London.

TikTok’s Chief Is on a Mission to Prove It’s Not a Menace

Par Raymond Zhong
Alex Zhu, the head of the Chinese-owned viral video app, is trying to assuage Washington’s fears. “I am quite optimistic,” he said.

Alex Zhu, the head of TikTok, in New York.

Iran and Xinjiang Documents, Hong Kong, Prince Andrew: Your Monday Briefing

Par Melina Delkic and Victoria Shannon
Here’s what you need to know

  • 18 novembre 2019 à 07:11

Turkey’s Deportations Force Europe to Face Its ISIS Militants

Par Norimitsu Onishi and Elian Peltier
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decision to send back foreign citizens who supported the Islamic State is handing Western Europe a problem it had hoped to avoid.

Suspected Islamic State members, many of them badly injured from the final months of battle, inside a crowded cell at a prison controlled by Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria.

Your Monday Briefing

Par Melina Delkic
Hong Kong, Xinjiang documents, Prince Andrew: Here’s what you need to know.
  • 17 novembre 2019 à 22:25

Prince Andrew Talks About His Ties to Jeffrey Epstein, and Britain Is Appalled

Par Mark Landler
Viewers were incredulous that the Duke of York subjected himself to polite-but-relentless grilling about accusations that he had sex with a teenager.

Prince Andrew tried to explain his relationship with the financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, but it backfired.
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Dueling Matteos Battle for the Future of Italy

Par Jason Horowitz
Former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and the popular anti-migrant leader Matteo Salvini may be out of power. But their sparring has come to dominate Italy’s political life.

Matteo Salvini, left, and Matteo Renzi, right, facing off last month in a televised debate.

Hong Kong Violence Escalates as Police and Protesters Clash at University

Par Edward Wong, Mike Ives, Tiffany May, Katherine Li and Lam Yik Fei
As riot police tried storming a campus occupied by activists, they were met by protesters fighting back with Molotov cocktails and bows-and-arrows.

Protesters threw flaming projectiles at the police from behind barricades.

Saudi Aramco Sets Its Market Value at Up to $1.7 Trillion

Par Stanley Reed
The world’s largest oil company is providing more data for potential investors in its initial public offering, which is expected next month.

Saudi Aramco said it would sell 1.5 percent of the company’s shares. 

Gotabaya Rajapaksa Wins Sri Lanka Presidential Election

Par Dharisha Bastians and Kai Schultz
Mr. Rajapaksa, a former defense chief and brother of an ex-president, vowed to bring stability to a country still reeling from attacks on Easter Sunday.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa declared victory on Sunday in Sri Lanka’s presidential election, after a campaign centered on security and stability.

Werner G. Doehner, Last Survivor of the Hindenburg, Dies at 90

Par Mariel Padilla
He was 8 and traveling with his family when the German airship caught fire and crashed in New Jersey.

The German dirigible Hindenburg crashed in Lakehurst, N.J., on May 6, 1937.

In Bolivia, Interim Leader Sets Conservative, Religious Tone

Par Anatoly Kurmanaev
The leader, Jeanine Añez, promised to unify a nation in turmoil. But her initial steps, taking the country rightward and injecting religious themes, risk deepening the divide.

A funeral Saturday for the nine farmers killed during a protest in Cochabamba against the newly formed government of Jeanine Añez, who assumed the presidency last week.

Protests Incited by Gas Price Hike Grip Iran

Par Farnaz Fassihi
The unrest put renewed pressure on the government as it struggles to overcome U.S. sanctions.

A protest on a highway in Tehran on Saturday.

‘Yellow Vest’ Anniversary Brings Fires, Tear Gas and Dwindled Crowds

Par Adam Nossiter
A protest movement that once brought tens of thousands to the streets of Paris has been confined to marginal sites and outmaneuvered by the president whose program it challenged.

A “Yellow Vest” protester in Paris on Saturday. The movement has dwindled since late last year, when it could mobilize tens of thousands.

In Sri Lanka’s Presidential Election, a Question of Security vs. Rights

Par Dharisha Bastians and Kai Schultz
The election could mean a return to power for the Rajapaksa family, who ended the country’s civil war by brutal means.

An election poster, left, showing the presidential candidate and former defense chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Colombo, Sri Lanka, this week.

5 Takeaways From the Leaked Files on China’s Mass Detention of Muslims

Par Austin Ramzy
Hundreds of pages of internal papers offer new insight into how the program began, how it was justified even as the damage it caused was clear, and how some officials resisted it.

The entrance to a re-education camp at Harmony New Village, in Hotan, Xinjiang, China.

Sadistic Beating on Irish Border Raises Alarms About Return to Violence

Par Ed O’Loughlin
The brutal attack on a businessman was not directly related to sectarian violence or Brexit, but it has conjured fears of a grim future if a hard border is reimposed.

The Cavan-Fermanagh border area separating Northern Ireland from the Republic of Ireland.

Russia Frees Norwegian Convicted of Spying in Unusual 3-Way Swap

Par Anton Troianovski
A retired Norwegian border inspector, two Lithuanians and two convicted Russian spies were exchanged.

Frode Berg was sentenced to 14 years in prison, and his supporters feared it would be years until he returned.

Pushed From Hungary, University Created by Soros Shifts to Vienna

Par Benjamin Novak
Central European University and its founder, George Soros, have been favorite targets of Hungary’s leader, Viktor Orban, as he stifles dissenting voices.

Central European University in Budapest promoted liberal democracy and thought that had been suppressed for a century by fascism and communism.

Fear Has Yet to Be Extinguished After Chemical Fire in France

Par Adam Nossiter
For Rouen, Normandy’s ancient capital, the Lubrizol factory fire has become the disaster that won’t die.

Smoke billowing from the Lubrizol factory in Rouen, France, in September.

New Statue Unsettles Italian City: Is It Celebrating a Poet or a Nationalist?

Par Jason Horowitz
Boasting a proud literary pedigree, Trieste is populated with statues. But none has provoked passions like that of Gabriele d’Annunzio, who inspired Fascism and briefly ruled his own state last century.

Rosa Cacioppo Mantini, 92, arranges an Italian flag on a statue of the writer Gabriele d’Annunzio, whose introduction in Trieste has not been universally welcomed.

Iran Abruptly Raises Fuel Prices, and Protests Erupt

Par Farnaz Fassihi and Rick Gladstone
The timing of the announcement suggested an urgent scramble to fill a budget gap caused partly by severe American sanctions. Angry protests over the price increases soon followed.

Filling a car at a gas station in Tehran on Friday after the government abruptly raised prices on fuel.

Ethnic Rifts in Bolivia Burst Into View With Fall of Evo Morales

Par Anatoly Kurmanaev and Clifford Krauss
As the country’s first Indigenous president has tumbled from power, Indigenous Bolivians fear the loss of their hard-won political gains, and say a racial backlash has begun.

Bolivian supporters of ousted President Evo Morales hold up the multi-colored Indigenous flag during a protest near Cochabamba on Thursday.

Economic Crisis Looms as Protests Rage in Lebanon

Par Ben Hubbard
After a monthlong political crisis, Lebanon faces an economic one, too, as the effects of long-term policies crash into citizens’ lives.

An antigovernment protester holding a Lebanese flag in front of a burning barricade near the Parliament in Beirut this week.

Prince Andrew Says He ‘Let the Side Down’ When He Stayed With Jeffrey Epstein

Par Megan Specia and Neil Vigdor
The Duke of York told the BBC that his 2010 visit to Mr. Epstein’s Manhattan mansion was unbecoming for a member of Britain’s royal family.

Prince Andrew said he first met Jeffrey Epstein in 1999 and the pair were photographed together several times after that.

In Strike That Killed 5 Children, Israel Said It Took Out Gaza Militant. Now It Isn’t Sure.

Par Iyad Abuheweila and David M. Halbfinger
The Israeli military said it has begun an investigation into who was actually killed in an airstrike that Palestinians said caused the deaths of eight civilians.

Along Alberta’s Cowboy Trail

Par Ian Austen
A visit to the town of Longview brought back the province’s past.

A monument marks the location of the former oil boomtown, Little Chicago, near Longview, Alberta.

Putin and Zelensky to Meet for First Time Over Ukraine Conflict

Par Anton Troianovski
The war is the biggest flash point in a broader conflict between Moscow and the West, triggering international sanctions and rippling into the American impeachment hearings.

The first talks between Vladimir V. Putin and Volodymyr Zelensky will be in Paris next month.

India, Choking on Toxic Air, Tries Something New: An Oxygen Bar

Par Suhasini Raj and Kai Schultz
As top officials remain silent, the country’s pollution levels remained hazardous this week, prompting a second closure of schools in the capital and a sometimes desperate search for clean air.

The Oxy Pure Oxygen Bar in New Delhi claims to offer pure oxygen to its customers.

A 9-Year-Old Is About to Get a University Degree. He Has #Giganticplans.

Par Elian Peltier
Laurent Simons of Belgium wants to make artificial hearts. He also loves Fortnite and has thousands of followers on Instagram.

Outside of school, his father said, Laurent Simons is like any child of his age.

In Win for Protesters, Chile to Vote on Replacing Constitution

Par Reuters
The country plans to hold a referendum next April on replacing the country’s dictatorship-era constitution.

A demonstrator throwing a fire extinguisher at riot police during an antigovernment protest on Thursday in Santiago, Chile.

Germany Passes Climate-Protection Law to Ensure 2030 Goals

Par Melissa Eddy
The law aims to get the country in line to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions to meet Paris Agreement targets.

A coal-fired power plant in Mannheim, Germany. The country has a goal of reducing carbon emissions by 55 percent of 1990s levels by 2030.

Inside Hong Kong’s Battle-Ready Campuses

Par Tiffany May and Lam Yik Fei
Classrooms may be empty, but universities are bustling with preparation for confrontations with the police.

Protesters at the Chinese University of Hong Kong on Friday.

Crashing and Burning Years After the War Is Over

Par Adam Linehan
How does one survive war and not be miserable? For one veteran, it meant going back to the battlefield where it all started.

A Victim Not Only of Unjust Laws, but of ‘Unjust Authorities’

Par Aida Alami
An investigative reporter from a prominent Moroccan family was wrongly accused of having had an abortion. Now she wants to hold officials’ feet to the fire.

Hajar Raissouni was greeted last month by Rifaat al-Amin, who is now her husband, upon her release from a prison near Rabat, Morocco.

South Korea Resists U.S. Pressure to Improve Ties With Japan

Par Choe Sang-Hun
Defense Secretary Mark Esper had urged Seoul to reconsider abandoning a military intelligence-sharing deal with Tokyo.

Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper talks to Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo of South Korea at the Defense Ministry in Seoul on Friday.

Ho Chi Minh City’s Hilarious Side

Par Kim I. Mott
Stand-up comedy is sweeping Vietnam’s largest city, often called Saigon, with locals braving open-mic nights in the city’s hippest cafes and bars.

Uy Le, above right, is among the local comedians making stand-up comedy a new tradition in Ho Chi Minh City.

Nestlé Says It Can Be Virtuous and Profitable. Is That Even Possible?

Par Jack Ewing
The world’s largest food company is trying to show it can be environmentally sustainable and still make money. Activists are skeptical.

Nestlé is working on environmentally sustainable products like meatless burgers at its research center in Lausanne, Switzerland.

‘Your Face Is Burning.’ How It Feels to Photograph Australia’s Fires

Par Isabella Kwai
As bushfires swept Australia’s east coast on Tuesday, our photographer shot residents and firefighters close to the blaze.

A fire in Hillville, New South Wales, Australia, on Tuesday.

Boris Johnson, Hong Kong, Syria: Your Friday Briefing

Par Andrea Kannapell
Here’s what you need to know.

  • 15 novembre 2019 à 07:06

Iraqi Protesters Cheer Victory Over Iran, at Least on the Soccer Field

Par Falih Hassan and Alissa J. Rubin
The police and the politicians joined protesters in celebrating Iraq’s defeat of Iran in a World Cup qualifying match. Tensions between the countries are running high.

Thousands of people in Tahrir Square in Baghdad watched the World Cup qualifier on Thursday.

Refugee and Author Detained by Australia Is Given Visa to Travel

Par Megan Specia
Behrouz Boochani, who was held for years as part of Australia’s offshore immigration detention program, arrived in New Zealand for a literary festival.

Behrouz Boochani on Manus Island in a 2016 photo.

Boris Johnson Was Supposed to Be an Ace Campaigner. So Why Is He Stumbling?

Par Mark Landler and Stephen Castle
Exposed to hostile voices on the campaign trail, he has seemed at times unsure, tone deaf and gaffe prone. It could leave an opening for the underdog Labour Party.

Prime Minster Boris Johnson at a campaign stop, a tug boat in Bristol, on Thursday.

U.N. Query on Syria Hospital Bombings May Be Undermined by Russia Pressure, Limited Scope

Par Whitney Hurst and Rick Gladstone
The United Nations is investigating attacks on seven humanitarian sites in Syria. Diplomats say Russia is trying to keep the U.N. findings secret.

After Major Earthquake, Indonesia Lifts Tsunami Alert

Par Reuters
More than 20 aftershocks followed the quake, which had a magnitude of 7.1.

Your Friday Briefing

Par Melina Delkic
Hong Kong, Australia fires, llamas: Here’s what you need to know.

  • 14 novembre 2019 à 21:17
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