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NYT > WorldNYT > WorldBerlin Attack Sets Off Hunt for a Tunisian in GermanyBerlin Attack Poses Toughest Test in Merkel’s 11 Years in PowerBaltics Journal: Who Tossed On the First Tinsel? Two Baltic Capitals DisagreeItaly OverwhelmedTrump Pressures Obama Over U.N. Resolution on Israeli SettlementsIsraeli, Italian and Polish Citizens Were Among Victims of Berlin AttackDespite Blast in Mexico, a Clamor to Rebuild Fireworks MarketSouth Korean Court Begins Hearings on Park Geun-hye’s ImpeachmentTrump Taps Peter Navarro, Vocal Critic of China, for New Trade PostDispatches: On Patrol With Police as Philippines Battles DrugsNearly 300 Are Arrested in Congo as Protests Appear to WaneWhat in the World: On the Trail of Italy’s Manger HoppersIkea Reaches $50 Million Settlement Over Deadly Furniture AccidentsA Small African Nation Severs Ties with Taiwan, and Beijing ApplaudsU.S. Returns Some Okinawa Land to Japan, but Unease EnduresSinosphere: Chinese Propaganda Video Warns of West’s ‘Devilish Claws’U.N. Inquiry Alludes to Russia and Syria as Bombers of Aid ConvoySpiking Temperatures in the Arctic Startle ScientistsHezbollah Is Using U.S.-Made Military Vehicles in Syria, Israel SaysRomania Set for First Female, and First Muslim, Prime MinisterHyundai’s U.S. Chief Is Out, as Automaker Seeks to Rekindle GrowthTaliban Attack Lawmaker’s Kabul HomeErdogan Says Follower of Gulen, His Rival, Killed Russian EnvoySpanish Banks Ordered to Repay Customers Over Unfair MortgagesYouTube Stars Say They Were Removed From Delta Flight for Speaking ArabicErdogan Embraces Bana al-Abed, Who Brought Child’s View of Aleppo to TwitterSinosphere: Smog Grips China, but Exam Goes on OutdoorsDonald Trump, Seeking Ambassadors, Sorts Through Competing PrioritiesGermany Seeks Tunisian Tied to Berlin Christmas Market AttackNigel Farage Called a ‘Disgrace’ for Remarks About Berlin AttackJames Taylor Cancels Concert in Philippines, Citing Bloody Antidrug CampaignSinosphere: ‘Great Wall’ Producer on What Hollywood and China Can Teach Each OtherOnly a Rumbling Volcano Could Make North Korea and the West Play NiceContributing Op-Ed Writer: Egypt’s Cruelty to ChristiansOp-Ed Contributor: Israel Is Ready for a Reset at the U.N.Op-Ed Contributor: How Egyptian ‘Democracy’ Really Works

http://www.nytimes.com/pages/world/index.html?partner=rss&emc=rss en-us Copyright 2016 The New York Times Company Thu, 22 Dec 2016 17:13:16 GMT https://static01.nyt.com/images/misc/NYT_logo_rss_250x40.png http://www.nytimes.com/pages/world/index.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/world/europe/attack-sets-off-hunt-for-tunisian-who-had-slipped-germanys-grasp.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/world/europe/attack-sets-off-hunt-for-tunisian-who-had-slipped-germanys-grasp.html A truck trailer stood among destroyed Christmas market stalls in Berlin on Tuesday, the day after the attack that left 12 dead and 48 injured. At center is the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. Markus Schreiber/Associated Press The identity of the Tunisian, Anis Amri, who had been labeled a security threat and was supposed to have been deported months ago, alarmed intelligence officials. MELISSA EDDY, JACK EWING, JOANNA BERENDT and ERIC SCHMITT Thu, 22 Dec 2016 02:19:53 GMT Terrorism Amri, Anis (1992- ) Berlin (Germany) Germany Trucks and Trucking http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/world/europe/berlin-attack-angela-merkel.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/world/europe/berlin-attack-angela-merkel.html The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, and Mayor Michael Müller of Berlin on Tuesday at the site of an attack that left 12 people dead. Sean Gallup/Getty Images The assault has rendered the chancellor, whose party has already suffered defeats in bellwether votes, more vulnerable as national elections approach in 2017. ALISON SMALE Wed, 21 Dec 2016 15:44:38 GMT Germany Merkel, Angela Terrorism Politics and Government Elections Immigration and Emigration European Union Berlin (Germany) http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/22/world/europe/who-tossed-on-the-first-tinsel-two-baltic-capitals-disagree.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/22/world/europe/who-tossed-on-the-first-tinsel-two-baltic-capitals-disagree.html A choir at the Christmas tree festival in Riga, Latvia. The city claims that it is the site of the world’s first decorated Christmas tree, in 1510. Janis Pipars for The New York Times Was it Tallinn in 1441? Or Riga in 1510? More than civic pride is at stake because Christmas-themed travel is lucrative. RICHARD MARTYN-HEMPHILL and JOANNA BERENDT Thu, 22 Dec 2016 14:30:26 GMT Christmas Christmas Trees Riga (Latvia) Tallinn (Estonia) http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/world/europe/italy-overwhelmed-migrant-crisis.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/world/europe/italy-overwhelmed-migrant-crisis.html Italy is overwhelmed by the influx of migrants. But three citizens are making a difference in migrants’ lives, and even in their deaths. DAN RUETENIK Thu, 22 Dec 2016 05:35:22 GMT Middle East and Africa Migrant Crisis Italy Northern League Refugees and Displaced Persons European Union http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/22/world/middleeast/donald-trump-united-nations-israel-settlements.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/22/world/middleeast/donald-trump-united-nations-israel-settlements.html Homes in the Israeli settler outpost of Amona in the West Bank. Baz Ratner/Reuters Mr. Trump’s forceful insertion into the matter reflected an unusual public split between incoming and outgoing presidents and underscored the stark shift on Middle East policy ahead. SOMINI SENGUPTA and PETER BAKER Thu, 22 Dec 2016 17:01:52 GMT Israeli Settlements Trump, Donald J United States International Relations United Nations Obama, Barack http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/22/world/europe/berlin-truck-attack-victims.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/22/world/europe/berlin-truck-attack-victims.html A makeshift memorial on Wednesday near the site of the terrorist assault in Berlin. Sean Gallup/Getty Images The terrorist assault on a Christmas market in the German capital killed 12 people, most of whom have not been identified, and wounded 48 others. PETER BAKER, JOANNA BERENDT and GAIA PIANIGIANI Thu, 22 Dec 2016 12:36:03 GMT Berlin (Germany) Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/world/americas/despite-fatal-blast-mexicans-clamor-to-rebuild-fireworks-market.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/world/americas/despite-fatal-blast-mexicans-clamor-to-rebuild-fireworks-market.html An investigator on Wednesday stood amid the wreckage of houses destroyed in an explosion at the San Pablito fireworks market. Edgard Garrido/Reuters As families congregated in hospitals to visit loved ones or look for the missing, there was scarcely a word of criticism for the failings in accountability that led to the fire. PAULINA VILLEGAS and AZAM AHMED Thu, 22 Dec 2016 01:31:23 GMT Explosions (Accidental) Fireworks Tultepec (Mexico) Mexico http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/22/world/asia/south-korea-president-park-impeachment.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/22/world/asia/south-korea-president-park-impeachment.html South Korea’s Constitutional Court in Seoul held its first hearing on Thursday to decide whether the impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye was justified. Ms. Park did not attend. Pool photo by Jung Yeon-Je The Constitutional Court, which will decide whether Ms. Park’s presidency ends, demanded that she account for her whereabouts on the day of a catastrophic ferry sinking in 2014. CHOE SANG-HUN Thu, 22 Dec 2016 13:11:58 GMT Park Geun-hye Seoul (South Korea) Impeachment Ferries Politics and Government Choi Soon-sil http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/us/politics/peter-navarro-carl-icahn-trump-china-trade.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/us/politics/peter-navarro-carl-icahn-trump-china-trade.html Peter Navarro, center, with Mark Cuban, left. Mr. Navarro was picked on Wednesday to lead a new White House office overseeing American trade and industrial policy. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg The president-elect also said that the billionaire investor Carl Icahn would serve as a special adviser on regulatory issues. BINYAMIN APPELBAUM Thu, 22 Dec 2016 01:20:12 GMT Navarro, Peter Icahn, Carl C Trump, Donald J China International Trade and World Market Appointments and Executive Changes United States Economy United States Politics and Government http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/world/asia/on-patrol-with-police-as-philippines-wages-war-on-drugs.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/world/asia/on-patrol-with-police-as-philippines-wages-war-on-drugs.html In Manila last month, the Santa Ana station jail — a single cell, about 12 feet wide by 20 feet deep — held 48 men and had a single toilet. Aurora Almendral A reporter heads out with officers to see, from their perspective, the nation’s deadly crackdown on drug users and dealers. AURORA ALMENDRAL Wed, 21 Dec 2016 21:45:54 GMT vis-dispatch Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings Philippines Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides Vigilantes Duterte, Rodrigo Drug Abuse and Traffic http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/world/africa/congo-protests.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/world/africa/congo-protests.html Roman Catholic bishops arriving to mediate talks between the opposition and the government of President Joseph Kabila in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, on Wednesday. The church has assumed the responsibility of trying to prevent the crisis from spinning out of control. Thomas Mukoya/Reuters Sporadic gunfire rang out over Kinshasa, and witnesses reported clashes in Lubumbashi, but nothing on the scale of the violence on Tuesday. REUTERS Wed, 21 Dec 2016 21:40:18 GMT Demonstrations, Protests and Riots Kabila, Joseph Congo, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa) Goma (Congo, Democratic Republic of) Lubumbashi (Congo, Democratic Republic of) http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/world/what-in-the-world/nativity-scenes-rome.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/world/what-in-the-world/nativity-scenes-rome.html Gianni Cipriano for The New York Times Visiting one church after another to see their elaborate Nativity scenes is a popular holiday activity in Italy. Here are some favorites in Rome. ELISABETTA POVOLEDO Wed, 21 Dec 2016 10:40:00 GMT vis-photo Rome (Italy) Christmas Roman Catholic Church Italy http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/22/business/ikea-settlement-dresser-tip-over.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/22/business/ikea-settlement-dresser-tip-over.html An Ikea store in Brooklyn in 2016. Andrew Gombert/European Pressphoto Agency The families of three toddler sued the company after their children were crushed to death by Ikea dressers or chests. JONAH ENGEL BROMWICH Thu, 22 Dec 2016 15:59:41 GMT Ikea Consumer Protection Accidents and Safety Suits and Litigation (Civil) http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/22/world/asia/china-taiwan-sao-tome-principe.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/22/world/asia/china-taiwan-sao-tome-principe.html The flags of countries that have diplomatic relations with Taiwan flying in Taipei on Wednesday. With São Tomé and Príncipe’s decision to sever ties with the island, those countries now number 21. David Chang/European Pressphoto Agency The decision by São Tomé and Príncipe reduces the number of countries that have formal relations with Taipei to 21. MIKE IVES Thu, 22 Dec 2016 13:00:34 GMT International Relations China Sao Tome and Principe Taiwan Democratic Progressive Party (Taiwan) Tsai Ing-wen Ma Ying-jeou http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/22/world/asia/us-japan-okinawa.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/22/world/asia/us-japan-okinawa.html Protesters gathered in Nago on Thursday, not far from a ceremony transferring nearly 10,000 acres of land on Okinawa Island to Japanese control. Koji Harada/Kyodo News Like many encounters between the American military and residents of the island, the transfer of nearly 10,000 acres has stirred controversy. MOTOKO RICH Thu, 22 Dec 2016 13:19:56 GMT Military Bases and Installations Okinawa and Other Ryukyu Islands (Japan) Japan United States International Relations Kennedy, Caroline Onaga, Takeshi http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/22/world/asia/china-video-communist-party.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/22/world/asia/china-video-communist-party.html Joshua Wong, a student leader, delivering a speech in 2014 during protests in Hong Kong calling for greater democracy. A video spreading widely online in China depicts the city as a base for Western subversion, whipped up by figures like Mr. Wong. Carlos Barria/Reuters A video shows how threats to party control that can seem unrelated to outsiders are often seen inside the party as calculated moves in a plot to bring it down. CHRIS BUCKLEY Thu, 22 Dec 2016 15:47:54 GMT Video Recordings, Downloads and Streaming Demonstrations, Protests and Riots Communist Party of China Xi Jinping China http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/world/middleeast/syria-aid-convoy.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/world/middleeast/syria-aid-convoy.html The scene on Sept. 20, the morning after a deadly attack on a convoy delivering aid on the outskirts of Aleppo, Syria. Omar Haj Kadour/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images A panel created to investigate the deadly Sept. 19 assault on a humanitarian aid convoy in northern Syria said bombs from aircraft were responsible. SOMINI SENGUPTA Thu, 22 Dec 2016 01:08:50 GMT Aleppo (Syria) United Nations Ban Ki-moon Russia Iran Turkey Assad, Bashar al- Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) Syria War Crimes, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/science/arctic-global-warming.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/science/arctic-global-warming.html The cruise ship Crystal Serenity, anchored outside Nome, Alaska, in August, before its inaugural voyage through the Northwest Passage. The trip would not have been possible before climate change led to diminished sea ice coverage. Mark Thiessen/Associated Press A spate of extreme warmth is linked to climate change, and may lead to shrinking ice coverage and even more warming in the region, scientists said. HENRY FOUNTAIN and JOHN SCHWARTZ Wed, 21 Dec 2016 21:08:46 GMT Global Warming Arctic Regions Oceans and Seas National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/world/middleeast/hezbollah-us-made-apc-syria-lebanon.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/world/middleeast/hezbollah-us-made-apc-syria-lebanon.html If American-made armored personnel carriers passed to Hezbollah from the Lebanese Army, as an Israeli official said, that might point to a broader leakage of weapons. ISABEL KERSHNER and BEN HUBBARD Wed, 21 Dec 2016 20:43:38 GMT Hezbollah Syria Lebanon Military Vehicles Defense and Military Forces United States Defense and Military Forces Israel http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/world/europe/sevil-shhaideh-romania-prime-minister.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/world/europe/sevil-shhaideh-romania-prime-minister.html Sevil Shhaideh is a relatively little-known figure who served as minister of regional development for six months in Romania’s last Social Democrat-led government. Ovidiu Micsik/Inquam Photos, via Reuters Sevil Shhaideh, a relatively little-known figure in Romanian politics, was nominated by the majority Social Democratic Party. KIT GILLET Wed, 21 Dec 2016 19:58:17 GMT Romania Politics and Government Muslims and Islam Iohannis, Klaus W Shhaideh, Sevil Women and Girls http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/business/hyundai-david-zuchowski.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/business/hyundai-david-zuchowski.html David Zuchowski had led the American unit of the South Korean company for nearly three years, as the U.S. market shifted away from Hyundai’s strengths. NEAL E. BOUDETTE Thu, 22 Dec 2016 16:02:21 GMT Automobiles Appointments and Executive Changes Honda Motor Co Ltd Zuchowski, David L W. Gerald Flannery http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/world/asia/taliban-attack-lawmakers-kabul-home.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/world/asia/taliban-attack-lawmakers-kabul-home.html Security forces on Wednesday patrolling the site of an attack on the home of Mir Wali, a lawmaker, in Kabul, Afghanistan. Rahmat Gul/Associated Press Officials said gunmen killed at least seven people at the home of Mir Wali, a prominent figure in the southern province of Helmand, who survived. MUJIB MASHAL Wed, 21 Dec 2016 19:25:22 GMT Taliban Kabul (Afghanistan) Wali, Mir http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/world/europe/recep-tayyip-erdogan-fethullah-gulen-ambassador.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/world/europe/recep-tayyip-erdogan-fethullah-gulen-ambassador.html President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey in Istanbul this week. The Russian government has been far more cautious in public statements about the killer’s possible affiliation or motive. Yasin Bulbul/Presidential Palace, via Reuters President Recep Tayyip Erdogan doubled down on accusations that the assassin’s fealty lay with Fethullah Gulen, an outlawed Muslim cleric. RICK GLADSTONE Wed, 21 Dec 2016 18:58:18 GMT Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Gulen, Fethullah Karlov, Andrey G (1954-2016) Turkey Russia Ankara (Turkey) Assassinations and Attempted Assassinations http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/business/spain-banks-mortgage-ecj.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/business/spain-banks-mortgage-ecj.html BBVA, one of Spain’s largest banks, said it expected a European Court of Justice ruling on Wednesday to reduce its profit by about 404 million euros. Antonio Heredia/Bloomberg The ruling centered on the use of a clause in mortgage contracts that meant banks did not have to pass on the full savings from falling interest rates. RAPHAEL MINDER Wed, 21 Dec 2016 18:12:25 GMT Banking and Financial Institutions Mortgages European Court of Justice Spain http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/world/delta-air-lines-adam-saleh.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/world/delta-air-lines-adam-saleh.html Adam Saleh, center, and Slim Albaher, right, after arriving at Kennedy International Airport on Wednesday. The men said they had been asked to leave their flight at Heathrow Airport after Mr. Saleh spoke in Arabic to his mother by phone. Kevin Hagen for The New York Times Delta stood by its actions, saying the two customers, Adam Saleh and Slim Albaher, had “sought to disrupt the cabin with provocative behavior, including shouting.” JONAH ENGEL BROMWICH Wed, 21 Dec 2016 16:45:55 GMT Delta Air Lines Inc Discrimination Muslim Americans Muslims and Islam Saleh, Adam (1993- ) Albaher, Slim Airlines and Airplanes London (England) Saleh, Adam http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/world/europe/turkey-erdogan-bana-twitter-girl-from-aleppo.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/world/europe/turkey-erdogan-bana-twitter-girl-from-aleppo.html President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey hugged Bana al-Abed, a 7-year-old girl from Aleppo. Bana became a global sensation over the past few months for messages and videos posted to her Twitter account describing the horrors of Syria’s war in intimate detail. HANNA INGBER Wed, 21 Dec 2016 16:33:31 GMT Al-Abed, Bana Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Social Media Aleppo (Syria) Twitter Turkey Syria http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/world/asia/china-smog-exam-pupils.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/world/asia/china-smog-exam-pupils.html Pupils wore flimsy masks that afforded little protection and quickly came to symbolize the frustration that people feel about the pollution. CHRIS BUCKLEY Wed, 21 Dec 2016 15:01:22 GMT Air Pollution Principals (School) Henan Province (China) Education (K-12) China http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/us/donald-trump-ambassadors.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/us/donald-trump-ambassadors.html President-elect Donald J. Trump was greeted by Gov. Terry E. Branstad of Iowa, his nominee for ambassador to China, at a “thank you” rally in Des Moines this month. Doug Mills/The New York Times Intense jockeying for diplomatic posts has begun among donors and loyalists to Mr. Trump and, in some cases, among people close to his children. MAGGIE HABERMAN Wed, 21 Dec 2016 20:44:36 GMT Trump, Donald J United States Politics and Government United States International Relations Diplomatic Service, Embassies and Consulates Appointments and Executive Changes http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/world/europe/berlin-christmas-market-attack.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/world/europe/berlin-christmas-market-attack.html Anis Amri is wanted by German police in connection with the Berlin Christmas market attack. German Federal Police The man was denied asylum in Germany and was considered a security risk. He is wanted in connection with a truck attack that killed 12 people and hurt 48. MELISSA EDDY Wed, 21 Dec 2016 17:06:35 GMT Terrorism Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) Berlin (Germany) North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany) Amri, Anis (1992- ) http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/world/europe/nigel-farage-jo-cox-berlin-merkel.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/world/europe/nigel-farage-jo-cox-berlin-merkel.html Nigel Farage, former leader of the U.K. Independence Party, in London in November. Ben Stansall/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images The former UKIP leader blamed the terrorist assault on Angela Merkel’s refugee policy, then impugned the husband of a British lawmaker murdered by a right-wing extremist. STEPHEN CASTLE Wed, 21 Dec 2016 12:21:58 GMT Farage, Nigel (1964- ) United Kingdom Independence Party Cox, Jo (1974-2016) Merkel, Angela Twitter Suits and Litigation (Civil) Germany Terrorism Cox, Brendan http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/world/asia/james-taylor-philippines-duterte.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/world/asia/james-taylor-philippines-duterte.html A billboard on Wednesday promoting the James Taylor concert in Manila. Mr. Taylor said the decision would not affect plans for the rest of his tour. Noel Celis/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images The musician said reports of “summary executions of suspected offenders without trial or judicial process” in the Philippines were “deeply concerning.” AMY QIN Wed, 21 Dec 2016 11:20:34 GMT Taylor, James Duterte, Rodrigo Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings Drug Abuse and Traffic Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides Philippines http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/world/asia/china-great-wall-movie.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/world/asia/china-great-wall-movie.html Matt Damon plays a mercenary in “The Great Wall,” Zhang Yimou’s epic thriller in which monsters face off against humanity at the Great Wall of China. Jasin Boland Peter Loehr, chief of Legendary East, discusses the making of the $150 million co-production, the biggest so far, and criticism over the casting of its star, Matt Damon. AMY QIN Wed, 21 Dec 2016 07:04:28 GMT Movies The Great Wall (Movie) Legendary East Zhang Yimou Damon, Matt Loehr, Peter http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/09/science/north-korea-mount-paektu-volcano.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/09/science/north-korea-mount-paektu-volcano.html Mount Paektu, on the border between North Korea and China, erupted 1,000 years ago in one of the most violent volcanic explosions in human history. Kayla Iacovino Mount Paektu is sacred to the North Korean people. When a swarm of tiny earthquakes were recorded, the reclusive country decided it needed help. NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:00:24 GMT Volcanoes Research Sulfur and Sulfur Compounds North Korea http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/22/opinion/egypts-cruelty-to-christians.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/22/opinion/egypts-cruelty-to-christians.html A picture of a cathedral complex bomb attack victim during her funeral procession in Cairo this month. Mohamed Hossam/European Pressphoto Agency Islamist terrorists just bombed a church in a horrific attack, but all too often Copts are the victims of ordinary mob violence. MONA ELTAHAWY Thu, 22 Dec 2016 09:34:14 GMT Terrorism Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria Discrimination Egypt Muslims and Islam Hate Crimes Christians and Christianity http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/opinion/israel-is-ready-for-a-reset-at-the-un.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/opinion/israel-is-ready-for-a-reset-at-the-un.html Benjamin Netanyahu, prime minister of Israel, speaking to the United Nations General Assembly in September. Mary Altaffer/Associated Press My country welcomes António Guterres as the United Nations’ new secretary general as an opportunity for a historic change in relations. DANNY DANON Wed, 21 Dec 2016 09:01:37 GMT Israel United Nations Jews and Judaism International Relations Palestinians Anti-Semitism http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/opinion/how-egyptian-democracy-really-works.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/opinion/how-egyptian-democracy-really-works.html Edel Rodriguez President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has figured out how to maintain a simulacrum of democratic process. For whatever that’s worth. EVAN HILL Wed, 21 Dec 2016 09:18:14 GMT Human Rights and Human Rights Violations Sisi, Abdel Fattah el-

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