Trump Hails Poland as a Beacon of Freedom. Rights Groups Beg to Differ.

President Trump praised Poland’s democratic values in a speech on Thursday and lauded the country as a beacon. “I am here today not just to visit an old ally, but...

Gay Lawmaker, Leo Varadkar, Is in Line to Be Ireland’s Prime Minister

DUBLIN — A gay son of an Indian immigrant is now all but certain to become the next prime minister of Ireland, a country that has rapidly been leaving...

Just Saying No: Luminaries Who Have Shunned Awards

Who wouldn’t want a Nobel Prize, Academy Award or knighthood? More people than you might expect. So when the renowned French chef Jérôme Brochot decided last month to return his...

North Korea, Gary Cohn, Real Madrid: Your Wednesday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. Optimism on the Korean Peninsula, turmoil at the White House and the latest from the Champions League. Here’s the...

E.U. Agrees to Plan for Monte dei Paschi Recapitalization

LONDON — European Union regulators said on Thursday that they had reached an agreement in principle on a draft plan that would allow Italy to inject capital into the...

U.N. Accuses Turkey of Killing Hundreds of Kurds

GENEVA — Turkey’s military and police have killed hundreds of people during operations against Kurdish rebels in southeastern Turkey, the United Nations said on Friday in a report that...

Muslim U.K. Lawmakers Receive Threatening Packages With Letter

LONDON — The British police are investigating threatening packages received this week by Muslim members of Parliament that contained a letter calling for “Punish a Muslim Day” and, in...

On a Tiny Island in Scotland, Two Giants in the Family

ISLE OF SKYE, Scotland — A giant lives in the backyard of Peter MacAskill’s house on the Isle of Skye. It’s a nearly 8-foot-tall replica he commissioned of a...

When Journalism Meets Civil Disobedience

Times Insider delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how news, features and opinion come together at The New York Times. In this article, Adam Nossiter, a Times correspondent in Paris, grapples...

Russia May Make All Outside News Media Register as ‘Foreign Agents’

Russia’s Parliament approved legislation on Wednesday that could require foreign media organizations operating in Russia to label news they produce as the work of a “foreign agent,” the latest...