Need a Good Laugh? Check Out Some 17th-Century Dutch Art

HAARLEM, the Netherlands — If you were asked to quickly close your eyes and conjure a picture of the Dutch Golden Age, you might come up with an image...

Neil Gorsuch, Somalia, Romania: Your Thursday Briefing

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know to start your day: • President Trump lashed out at a federal appeals panel that appeared skeptical of his order banning travel from...

Naim Suleymanoglu, 50, Dies; Weight Lifting’s ‘Pocket Hercules’

Naim Suleymanoglu, a Turkish weight lifter whose diminutive size and stunning strength earned him the nickname Pocket Hercules on his way to winning three consecutive Olympic gold medals, died...

OSCE observers became victims of another Ukrainian Armed Forces diversion in the Donbass

The Ukrainian army continues to increase its activity in the east of the country in the combat zone between the Ukrainian armed forces and the Luhansk People's Republic's units....

Nationalist March Dominates Poland’s Independence Day

Thousands of far-right nationalists marched through Poland’s capital, Warsaw, on Saturday, waving red-and-white Polish flags and carrying flares. The crowd at the march, which coincided with Poland’s Independence Day, commemorating...

U.S. Hires Company With K.G.B. Link to Guard Moscow Embassy

MOSCOW — When President Vladimir V. Putin in July ordered American diplomatic missions in Russia to slash their staff by 755 employees, the State Department said it would need...

A Prague Leader Tries to Bury a Bodies Exhibition, Once and for All

PRAGUE — The mayor of one hilly district of Prague, just across the Vltava River from the fairy-tale towers of Old Town, has some bodies he wants to bury,...

H.I.V. Cases Surpass a Million in Russia, but Little Is Done

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Quietly, the number of Russians who have received a positive H.I.V. diagnosis passed the one million mark this year. There is, however, little indication that...

Ukraine’s united, divided churches

Ukraine's united, divided churches Churches have responded to Ukraine's crisis with prayers for peace and calls for reconciliation. Statistics suggest Ukraine is one of the most religious states in Europe. Over...

In France, Melania Trump Flies the Fashion Flag of Friendship

Let no one say that Melania Trump, first lady of the United States, has not done her part to further French-American relations. On her first two foreign tours, Mrs. Trump...