Davos, Russia, Theresa May: Your Friday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. Here’s what you need to know: • President Trump’s remarks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, have...

Q. and A.: How Trump’s Revival of an Abortion Ban Will Affect Women in...

This week President Trump revived a ban on providing foreign aid to health providers abroad that offer abortion counseling as part of their family planning services. Caitlin Parks, a...

Strikes Disrupt France as Thousands Protest Macron Overhauls

PARIS — Travel was upended, schools were closed and tens of thousands of people took to the streets across France on Thursday as railway workers, teachers, students and air...

AIDS Runs Rampant in Venezuela, Putting an Ancient Culture at Risk

JOBURE DE GUAYO, Venezuela — After the other villagers had drifted away to do chores, Rafael Pequeño finally found himself alone with the headman and opened the hardcover notebook...

Two Ex-Officials of Vatican-Run Hospital Charged with Misusing Money

ROME — Two former officials of a Vatican-owned children’s hospital were charged on Thursday with misappropriating nearly half a million dollars for the renovation of the luxurious apartment of...

Syria, James Comey, Iceland: Your Monday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. New sanctions against Russia, democracy demonstrations in Hungary and more comfortable basic training in Belgium. Here’s the latest: •...

Foreign Fighters Back Kurdish Militia in Syria in Fight Against Turkey

The men in military fatigues, some covering their faces and clutching assault rifles, stand in an orchard, declaring that they have traveled to a battle zone in northern Syria...

North Korea Rails Against New Sanctions, Says U.S. is ‘Frantic’ About Missile Tests

North Korea issued a blistering rejoinder Monday to onerous new sanctions approved by the United Nations Security Council, calling them part of a “frenzied and desperate” effort by the...

North Korea, Seeking ‘Equal Footing,’ Rejects Preconditions for U.S. Talks

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said Saturday that it would be willing to begin a dialogue with the United States on “issues of mutual concern” but that it...

Navalny Is Nominated by Hundreds to Challenge Putin for Russian Presidency

MOSCOW — Hundreds of supporters of the Russian opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny nominated him for president on Sunday, allowing him to ready the endorsement papers required for candidacy...