Pope Francis Reiterates Support for Breast-Feeding in Public

Pope Francis encouraged women attending Mass at the Sistine Chapel on Sunday to breast-feed in public, telling them they could calm their crying babies by nursing them just as...

Helmut Kohl, Chancellor Who Reunited a Divided Germany, Dies at 87

Helmut Kohl, who reunified Germany after 45 years of Cold War division and promoted grand visions of European integration, but ended his political career in disgrace over an opaque...

42 Minutes, £2,600 Lost: The U.K.’s Growing Gambling Problem

LONDON — Tony Franklin entered a betting shop in northwest London one morning last week and paid 300 pounds, or around $400, into a gambling machine — and lost...

Kanye West Sues Insurers for $10 Million Over Canceled Tour

The rapper Kanye West filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday accusing several insurance companies of refusing to pay out at least $9.8 million in claims he sought after abruptly...

Istanbul, Baghdad, Benjamin Netanyahu: Your Tuesday Briefing

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know: • The Turkish authorities are hunting for the gunman who opened fire at an Istanbul nightclub on New Year’s Day, killing at least...

Catalonia, Elated but Fearful, Braces for Independence Vote

TERRASSA, Spain — Jordi Juanico Sabaté, a 6 foot 8 giant of a man, folded himself into a cafe chair in this Catalan city and fixed his eyes at...

Greece Declares Emergency After Earthquake Hits Lesbos

ATHENS — The Greek government declared a state of emergency on Tuesday after a strong earthquake struck the island of Lesbos in the Aegean Sea, killing a woman, injuring...

The Exorcist of Russia

The TV cameras were rolling when Nikita Mikhalkov visited the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center in Yekaterinburg, Russia, on Dec. 17. The center’s officials were ready; they knew this day...

Fearful of Hacking, Dutch Will Count Ballots by Hand

Concerned about the role hackers and false news might have played in the United States election, the Dutch government announced on Wednesday that all ballots in next month’s elections...

Aligoté, Burgundy’s Other White Grape, Makes Its Case

MARSANNAY, France — In a cramped cellar under a courtyard in this small town on the northern edge of Burgundy, Sylvain Pataille drew a sample of a 2016 white...