Tue, 10 Dec 2013 01:29:51 GMT
As North Koreans watched the unusual spectacle of Jang Song-thaek’s arrest on television, Chinese leaders were concerned about the loss of one of their major links to the leadership of the North.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 01:13:46 GMT
After the death of its most beloved leader, the African National Congress could face its most competitive elections since it came to power in 1994.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 21:21:36 GMT
The memorial will be held in the World Cup soccer stadium in Soweto, South Africa, where Nelson Mandela made his last public appearance in 2010.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 23:01:10 GMT
Ominous new action by Ukraine’s security forces included a raid on an opposition party’s headquarters, as Western officials grasped for a way to defuse the country’s intensifying political crisis.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 03:45:45 GMT
A confrontation at a tiny camp of Ukrainian protesters was an example of the seesaw struggle with the police for control of strategic areas in Kiev.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 12:01:55 GMT
American and British spies have infiltrated online fantasy games, fearing that militants could use them to communicate, move money or plot attacks, documents show.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 01:36:49 GMT
The decision to dissolve RIA Novosti, along with its international radio broadcaster, came as a complete surprise and signaled a major state media reorganization in Russia.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 05:06:20 GMT
A report finds foreign ministries were the subject of computer breaches.
Memo From the United Nations: Stopping Bloodshed in the Central African Republic Amid Ghosts of Genocide
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 02:42:39 GMT
United Nations diplomats search for a plan for keeping the nation from becoming another Rwanda or Bosnia.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 03:55:48 GMT
The Bogotá mayor, Gustavo Petro, was said to have made serious mistakes in his handling of the botched transfer of garbage collection from private contractors to a government-run service.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 04:04:58 GMT
The leader of the group helping oversee the destruction of Syria’s chemical arms said that meeting a Dec. 31 export deadline would be difficult.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 14:57:51 GMT
Chuck Hagel’s brief visit to Pakistan, the first by an American defense secretary in almost four years, came at a time of change for the country’s powerful armed forces.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 18:03:30 GMT
The move by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra did not satisfy antigovernment demonstrators in Bangkok, who vowed to expel her powerful family from the country.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 20:21:14 GMT
Amid an inquiry into bribery in the Pacific, Secretary Ray Mabus has ordered an examination of how the service awards contracts around the globe.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 20:19:57 GMT
Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority agreed to build a Red Sea-Dead Sea water project, including a brine pipeline and desalination plant, that is meant to benefit all three parties.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 20:58:06 GMT
After an eight-week hiatus, construction materials will be allowed in again starting Tuesday, but only for United Nations projects.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 22:17:34 GMT
A deal by Chancellor Angela Merkel with her Social Democratic rivals for a coalition government must be approved by the party’s members, which some see as possibly unconstitutional.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 02:58:14 GMT
The heavy air pollution covering much of eastern China recently has prompted intense coverage in the Chinese media, some of it humorous, showing that Chinese residents have a far better idea now of what they are breathing than they did just a few years ago, when such information was considered sensitive.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 16:03:57 GMT
More than 20 people were killed in attacks in Baghdad and north of the capital, officials said.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 08:40:48 GMT
The two sides said they had reached agreement on sharing power in Muslim-dominated parts of the south and hoped to reach a final peace agreement by January.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 01:35:11 GMT
Police officers in 14 of the country’s 23 provinces have staged work stoppages in recent days, local news media said.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 01:42:09 GMT
An inspection team from the United Nations’ nuclear agency will visit Libya to assess the thousands of barrels of yellowcake uranium that reportedly are being stored at a former military site amid a “precarious” security situation in the country, a United Nations official said.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 20:54:52 GMT
Notable figures and Times readers share their perspectives.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 01:38:33 GMT
The life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, from his birth in the rural village of Qunu to his ascent to South Africa’s presidency.
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 10:00:05 GMT
A documentary follows a Lost Boy who, 12 years after leaving Sudan, has found that the dream of a better life is both all around and just outside his grasp.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 22:10:30 GMT
Marcelo Pérez del Carpio returned to the Bolivian countryside to find migrants and peasants abandoning traditional crops for the promise of quick cash with coca.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 09:37:28 GMT
A defense bill before the United States Congress may undercut Turkey’s agreement to buy air-defense missile systems from China.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 10:50:05 GMT
Chen Guangcheng, a human rights advocate from China who fled to the United States, did not have his smartphone and tablet compromised by spyware, New York University said more than a year after making the assertion.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 10:46:58 GMT
A leaked video shows members of the country’s People’s Armed Police beating new recruits, a glimpse of hazing rarely seen in China. The authorities apologized and promised an investigation.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 22:01:26 GMT
The Lede continues to follow the global reaction to the death of Nelson Mandela, on a day of tributes to the man who led the emancipation of South Africa from white minority rule and then served as its first freely elected president.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 15:04:46 GMT
After an American teacher was killed in Libya, his students recalled how he would joke with them online.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 22:52:38 GMT
South Africans, world leaders and citizens of many nations reacted to the death of Nelson Mandela on Thursday.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 08:00:03 GMT
In Juhapura, female participation in the political process is limited by cultural pressure to avoid political topics and by the lack of spaces where women can freely express themselves.