Military Plane Crashes in Algeria, Killing at Least 257

CAIRO — At least 257 people died when an Algerian military transport plane filled with soldiers and civilians crashed near the capital on Wednesday, Algeria’s Defense Ministry said, in...

As Wild Salmon Decline, Norway Pressures Its Giant Fish Farms

SKJERJEHAMN, Norway — As a teenager, Ola Braanaas kept a few fish in an aquarium in his bedroom. Now, at 55, he keeps a lot more of them: around...

Le Pen and Macron Face Off in Debate, 4 Days Before French Election

PARIS — Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron faced each other in their first and only head-to-head debate before a runoff election on Sunday for the French presidency. Both candidates...

David Adjaye and Colm Toibin Among New Mentors in Rolex Program

BERLIN — The architect David Adjaye, the musician and composer Zakir Hussain, the choreographer Crystal Pite and the author Colm Toibin are the new mentors in the Rolex Mentor...

Donald Trump, Gambia, Tehran: Your Morning Briefing

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know: • The eyes of the world turn to Washington today as Donald J. Trump takes the oath of office to become the...

For Child Survivors of London Fire, a Belated Eid Celebration

LONDON — Few things are more quintessentially British than a funfair for children. And nothing conveys the British slogan “Keep Calm and Carry On” like staging one for children...

Grace Mugabe Is Back in Zimbabwe, Trailed by Assault Accusations

HARARE, Zimbabwe — The wife of Zimbabwe’s president, Robert Mugabe, was whisked out of South Africa on Sunday, trailed by calls for her arrest after she was accused of...

Spies vs. Spies: A Cold War Regularity That Never Quite Cooled

Since the end of the Cold War, a variety of leaked diplomatic cables, captured operatives and acts of espionage, like this summer’s hack of the Democratic National Committee, have...

Greece Declares Emergency After Earthquake Hits Lesbos

ATHENS — The Greek government declared a state of emergency on Tuesday after a strong earthquake struck the island of Lesbos in the Aegean Sea, killing a woman, injuring...

Japan’s Emperor, Akihito, Sets Date for Abdication

HONG KONG — The emperor of Japan will step down on April 30, 2019, the first abdication by a Japanese monarch in two centuries, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said...