Scotland Yard, Britain’s Biggest Police Force, Is Now Led by a Woman

LONDON — When Cressida Dick left Scotland Yard three years ago, she said she hoped that one day a woman would lead Britain’s biggest police force to show that...

Sexual Harassment Claims Surface in U.K. Parliament

LONDON — To the British lawmaker it was just “good-humored high jinks.” But after admitting that he had asked a female member of his staff to buy sex toys,...

Paris Tourism Has Recovered From 2015 Attacks, Officials Say

PARIS — Tourism in Paris, which plunged after a series of terrorist attacks in 2015, has recovered strongly, according to new national data. The French National Institute of Statistics and...

Same-Sex Couples Wed in Germany as Marriage Law Takes Effect

BERLIN — Cheers rang out in the City Hall of Berlin’s Schöneberg district on Sunday as two men, who met 38 years ago, when the German capital was a...

Portrait of George Michael Fills Out, Showing Pitfalls of Fame and Quiet Generosity

LONDON — As heartbroken friends and fans mourned George Michael online and at his homes across Britain on Monday, questions swirled about the health and final weeks of the...

Liliane Bettencourt, L’Oréal Heiress Vexed by Swindling Case, Is Dead at 94

Liliane Bettencourt, the French heiress to the L’Oréal cosmetics fortune and a family legacy of fascist associations, whose final years were vexed by allegations that she had fallen under...

U.S. Stops Short of Leaving U.N. Human Rights Council

GENEVA — The United States called on Tuesday for the United Nations Human Rights Council to make significant changes in how it operates and to cease passing what it...

Parliament Gets a Brexit Vote in Concession by British Leaders

LONDON — British leaders agreed on Monday to allow Parliament to debate, amend and vote on the terms of its exit from the European Union, in a concession to...

Bodies of Swiss Couple Buried in Glacier for 75 Years Are Identified

In 1942, a Swiss shoemaker and his wife set out across a glacier to milk their cows that were grazing in a neighboring area. The couple, the parents of...

Soviet-Era Program Gives Even Unoppressed Immigrants an Edge

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Growing up in the 1970s and ’80s in Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union, Halyna Davydyuk was bullied by classmates and by teachers, who forced...