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North Korea Starts Dismantling Key Missile Facilities, Report Says

North Korea Starts Dismantling Key Missile Facilities, Report Says

Satellite imagery appears to show efforts by North Korea to dismantle facilities at its Sohae Satellite Launching Station.

John Oliver, Having Mocked Chinese Censorship, Is Censored in China

John Oliver, Having Mocked Chinese Censorship, Is Censored in China

John Oliver’s name became a banned term on Weibo, a Chinese social media platform, after he devoted a 20-minute segment to China on “Last Week Tonight.”

On Spain’s Smartest Streets, a Property Boom Made in Venezuela

On Spain’s Smartest Streets, a Property Boom Made in Venezuela

A protest against President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela, held in Madrid in May as presidential elections took place in the South American country.

This Man Is Taking France to Court to Win Back France.com

This Man Is Taking France to Court to Win Back France.com

France.com now redirects to France.fr, a portal run by the French tourism agency.

City of the Future? Humans, Not Technology, Are the Challenge in Toronto

City of the Future? Humans, Not Technology, Are the Challenge in Toronto

A subsidiary of Google’s parent, Alphabet, plans to develop a futuristic neighborhood in Toronto.

He Killed a Red Cross Worker: ‘I Will Go to Hell for What I Did’

He Killed a Red Cross Worker: ‘I Will Go to Hell for What I Did’

Mohammad Nasim, who since the age of 2 had been treated for polio at the Red Cross orthopedic center in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, killed a therapist there in September. “I don’t know what made me do this,” he said from prison.

Israel’s Secret Operation to Recover the Watch of a Legendary Spy

Israel’s Secret Operation to Recover the Watch of a Legendary Spy

Eli Cohen in Damascus, Syria, in the early 1960s, wearing the watch that was recovered in a secret operation and brought back to Israel.

Empowering Teenage Girls in a Traditional Village and Across Morocco

Empowering Teenage Girls in a Traditional Village and Across Morocco

Maryam Montague, who started a program to empower girls in Morocco.

Hard-Line Supporter of Israel Offers to Pay for U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem

Hard-Line Supporter of Israel Offers to Pay for U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem

The move of the American embassy to Jerusalem will coincide with the 70th anniversary of the creation of the state of Israel.

Theresa May in Fight to Save Government Amid Brexit Rift

Theresa May in Fight to Save Government Amid Brexit Rift

The departure of Boris Johnson, the public face of the 2016 campaign that persuaded Britons to quit the European Union, underscores the depth of the divisions within the government.

Father of Drowned Syrian Boy Delivers Christmas Message to Britons

Father of Drowned Syrian Boy Delivers Christmas Message to Britons

Abdullah Kurdi, a Syrian refugee whose son drowned off Turkey this year, recorded a holiday message for Britain's Channel 4.

German Lawmaker Who Called Muslims ‘Rapist Hordes’ Faces Sanctions

German Lawmaker Who Called Muslims ‘Rapist Hordes’ Faces Sanctions

Beatrix von Storch, a member of the far-right Alternative for Germany. She has framed her Twitter post as a matter of free speech.

What’s the Cure for Ailing Nations? More Kings and Queens, Monarchists Say

What’s the Cure for Ailing Nations? More Kings and Queens, Monarchists Say

Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, at a parade in London in 2016 for the monarch’s 90th birthday.

‘New Chapter’ in Space Exploration as China Reaches Far Side of the Moon

‘New Chapter’ in Space Exploration as China Reaches Far Side of the Moon

The Chang’e-4 lunar probe being launched from Xichang, China, last month.

Putin the Campaigner: Scripted and Awkward, Save One Big Hug

Putin the Campaigner: Scripted and Awkward, Save One Big Hug

President Vladimir V. Putin visiting a factory that makes helicopter engines in Ufa, a Russian regional capital.

Violent Extremist or Political Candidate? In Pakistan Election, You Can Be Both

Violent Extremist or Political Candidate? In Pakistan Election, You Can Be Both

Aurangzeb Farooqi, a leader of a radical group called Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat, in Karachi, Pakistan, in 2013. A Pakistani court cleared him to run for office despite accusations that the group has ties to militants.


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