Germany’s Taboos, Once a Bulwark Against the Far Right, May Now Be Enabling It

POTSDAM, Germany — As the far right rises across Europe, its ascent in Germany has seemed among the most alarming and puzzling. For decades, Germany was thought to be inoculated...

A Shopping Spree in Hong Kong: The Past and the Future

At a shopping mall here that caters to mainland Chinese tourists, Jayce Zhao veered into a Hublot boutique to inquire about a $24,275 watch that he had seen advertised...

Canada Today: Next Step for Refugees, a Big Coin and Trade

Each week, Canada Today mixes the Times’s recent Canada-related coverage with back stories and analysis from our reporters along with opinions from our readers. While the 2015 election of the...

Rome, City of Ancient Aqueducts, Faces Water Rationing

ROME — Rome’s cold, clean water has flowed through ancient aqueducts, gurgled in baroque fountains and poured incessantly from thousands of the 19th-century spouts that still grace the city...

North Korea, Gun Control, Justin Trudeau: Your Friday Briefing

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know: • Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is leading what his government calls “the largest and most significant delegation of Australian government and business...

Fugitive Mexican Ex-Governor, Wanted in U.S., Is Captured in Italy

ROME — The former governor of a drug-ravaged Mexican state who had been on the run since 2012 from both American and Mexican justice on charges of money laundering...

Hiep Thi Le, Vietnamese Refugee Who Became Film Star, Dies at 46

Hiep Thi Le, who escaped Vietnam on a fishing boat when she was about 9 and a dozen years later became an unlikely movie star when she was cast...

Zimbabwe’s Rulers Use a Monument’s Walls to Build a Legacy

GREAT ZIMBABWE NATIONAL MONUMENT, Zimbabwe — Black Africans could never have built the Great Zimbabwe monument, or so the white rulers used to say. Clearly, it was made by the...

In China, Trump Wins a Trove of New Trademarks

BEIJING — President Trump has won preliminary approval to register 27 new trademarks in China for industries including restaurants and advertising, business interests that could add to criticism over...

Motives in Egypt’s Deadliest Terrorist Attack: Religion and Revenge

CAIRO — One day in early November, a small group of elders in a dusty town in the northern Sinai Peninsula handed over three people accused of being Islamic...