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...

Italy’s Far Right Targets a Museum Discount for Arabic Speakers

ROME — When the Egyptian Museum in the northern Italian city of Turin began offering two-for-one admissions for Arabic speakers last month, the offer seemed innocuous enough. After all, the...

A Relic of World War II Shuts Down a London Airport

LONDON — An airport in London was shut down Sunday night and Monday by a relic of World War II: a 1,100-pound unexploded German bomb discovered during construction work. The...

Risking Everything for Democracy

THE UKRAINIAN NIGHT An Intimate History of Revolution By Marci Shore 290 pp. Yale University Press. $26 On Nov. 21, 2013, Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine’s president, abruptly suspended long-running negotiations on...

Where Were You When Oddvar Bra Broke His Pole?

VANG, Norway — It seems an unlikely event to be emblazoned in a nation’s collective memory. But if you’re from Norway, and you’re over 50, you almost certainly have...

As Britain Stumbles Over ‘Brexit,’ Support Grows for 2nd Vote

FFORESTFACH, Wales — In a 2016 referendum, Stephanie Holtom voted to leave the European Union, worried about immigration and convinced that other countries were telling the British government what...

Russia, Olympics, Syria: Your Monday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. Hungary’s odd autocracy, Israel’s clash with Iran in Syria and the latest from the Winter Olympics. Here’s the news: •...

Paving Over Differences, Europe’s Centrists Risk Rougher Ride

LONDON — During an interview in late 2016 about the rise of populism, Yascha Mounk, a lecturer at Harvard University who is the author of the new book “The...

Russian Plane Crashes Near Moscow, Killing All 71 Aboard

MOSCOW — A Russian plane carrying 71 people crashed near Moscow shortly after takeoff on Sunday afternoon, killing all on board. Flight 703, operated by the Russian regional carrier Saratov...