Winter Olympics, Aleksei Navalny, Jacob Zuma: Your Tuesday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. The latest from the Winter Olympics, Russian threats to block YouTube and South Africa’s leadership crisis. Here’s the news: •...

For Korean Hockey Team, Japan Is Both Measuring Stick and Nemesis

A decade ago, Shin So-jung was a South Korean teenager starting in goal for her country’s women’s hockey team. Some days on the job were tougher than others; at...

A Hamburg Canteen Where Elders Come for Herring and Feel at Home

HAMBURG, Germany — Ask the regulars seated at the sturdy, rectangular tables in the Staff Restaurant Billstedt, the cafeteria for workers in the basement of a municipal building in...

Warm Welcome Home From Olympics for Kim Jong-un’s Sister

SEOUL, South Korea — The love affair that Kim Yo-jong, sister of North Korea’s leader, enjoyed at the Winter Olympics in South Korea has not ended now that she...

Russia Threatens to Block YouTube and Instagram, After Complaints From an Oligarch

MOSCOW — Russia has threatened to block YouTube and Instagram if they do not take down videos and photos relating to Oleg V. Deripaska, an oligarch who was once...

U.S. and Russia Revive Cold-War Game of Provocative Street Names

MOSCOW — Trolling between the United States and Russia apparently is not limited to Twitter bots. The latest effort involves street names. More specifically, it involves renaming the streets on which...

Visiting Egypt, Tillerson Is Silent on Its Wave of Repression

CAIRO — Unusually for America’s top diplomat, Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson has kept a cool relationship with Egypt. Mr. Tillerson did not visit Egypt, a decades-old ally, during...

In Iran, Environmentalists Now Seen as Spies

TEHRAN — The increasingly bitter feud between Iran’s president and hard-line commanders and clerics exploded into the open over the weekend with the arrest of a top environmental official...

British Charity’s Executive Quits as Furor Grows Over Aid Workers’ Misconduct

LONDON — Claims that aid workers with the British charity Oxfam hired prostitutes in Chad were raised more than a decade ago, but the official in charge there was...

Ex-President of Georgia Is Seized at Restaurant in Ukraine, and Deported to Poland

MOSCOW — After repeated failed attempts to lock up or at least muzzle Mikheil Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia, Ukrainian security officers on Monday grabbed the now stateless...