Photos of the U.K. in the Shadow of Brexit
by Steven Erlanger and Andrew Testa on 12th December 2019 at 3:00 am
Britain feels anxious, with traditional loyalties cracking. A fifth election in five years has cleaved the country into Leave and Remain, and raised questions about whether the […]
Kim Woo-choong, Who Strove to Be ‘Automotive Genghis Khan,’ Dies at 82
by Choe Sang-Hun on 12th December 2019 at 2:29 am
The Daewoo founder’s mad-rush corporate expansion symbolized South Korea’s rise as an Asian tiger. Daewoo’s collapse offered a bracing reality check.
After North Korea Hints at New Policy, U.S. Warns Against More Missile Tests
by Rick Gladstone on 12th December 2019 at 1:21 am
The American ambassador to the United Nations, responding to North Korean signals that it could resume long-range missile tests, said such a move would be “deeply […]
They Came to Play Table Tennis. They Were Deported at Gunpoint in the Dark.
by Patrick Kingsley on 12th December 2019 at 12:48 am
Two Nigerian students, in Croatia for a sports tournament, were mistaken for undocumented migrants. They were robbed of their money and clothes and expelled to a country they had […]
New Zealand Volcano Still Too Dangerous for Rescue Crews, Officials Say
by Jamie Tarabay on 12th December 2019 at 12:32 am
Efforts to recover victims were delayed again Wednesday, as an expert said there was a strong chance of another major eruption within 24 hours.
Arrest of Top Crime Fighter Stuns Mexico, Where Corruption Is All Too Routine
by Kirk Semple and Paulina Villegas on 12th December 2019 at 12:05 am
The news shocked even a country grown used to graft: The man who for years led Mexico’s war against drug traffickers was accused of taking millions in bribes from the […]
Days After New Zealand Eruption, Loved Ones Still Wait for News
by Livia Albeck-Ripka and Daniel Victor on 11th December 2019 at 11:33 pm
Eight deaths from the White Island disaster have been officially confirmed, but that number is almost sure to rise.
With Many Dents to Its Image, Nobel Peace Prize Is Hit With a Few More
by Rick Gladstone on 11th December 2019 at 11:22 pm
Myanmar’s onetime champion of democracy and Ethiopia’s prime minister join a roster of figures who, one way or another, have given the Nobel Peace Prize a contentious […]
Israel Heads to Record Third Election, Extending Deadlock
by David M. Halbfinger and Isabel Kershner on 11th December 2019 at 11:13 pm
Unable to form a government after two elections, the deeply polarized country will return to the polls for a third time in less than a year.
British Election, Myanmar Leader, Saudi Aramco: Your Thursday Briefing
by Melina Delkic on 11th December 2019 at 11:03 pm
Here’s what you need to know.
Militant Ambush in Niger Kills at Least 71 Soldiers, Army Says
by The Associated Press on 11th December 2019 at 11:00 pm
The attack was the deadliest on Niger’s armed forces in years, and took place in a remote area where jihadists linked to the Islamic State have been active.
Chilean Air Force Finds Debris Believed to Be From Vanished Cargo Plane
by Reuters on 11th December 2019 at 10:59 pm
The military said that debris was being recovered to determine whether it belonged to the plane, which is thought to have crashed with 38 people aboard over a remote stretch of […]
U.K. Elections Explained: What to Know as Britain Votes
by Megan Specia on 11th December 2019 at 8:32 pm
British voters will choose their next government on Thursday. But the country’s parliamentary system has a way of throwing up surprises. Here’s what to watch for.
U.S. Turns Up Pressure on Iran With Sanctions on Transportation Firms
by Edward Wong on 11th December 2019 at 8:30 pm
Washington’s sanctions have crippled the Iranian economy, and protesters have taken to the streets to criticize the government in Tehran. In response, Iranian security […]
Aung San Suu Kyi Defends Myanmar Against Rohingya Genocide Accusations
by Marlise Simons and Hannah Beech on 11th December 2019 at 8:20 pm
After hearing a roll call of horrors inflicted on Rohingya Muslims, the Nobel laureate explained Myanmar’s case in The Hague.
Greta Thunberg Is Time Person of the Year for 2019
by Derrick Bryson Taylor on 11th December 2019 at 7:47 pm
The 16-year-old from Stockholm rose to global prominence this year with her impassioned pleas for governments to take far-reaching action to avert climate catastrophe.
Reinhard Bonnke, the ‘Billy Graham of Africa,’ Dies at 79
by Melissa Eddy on 11th December 2019 at 7:13 pm
He was a German-born evangelist whose open-air Christian revivals drew millions of followers, many of them hoping to be healed of their afflictions.
Saudi Aramco Stock Surges, but Questions Loom
by Stanley Reed on 11th December 2019 at 7:09 pm
The oil giant’s shares reached prices on the Riyadh exchange that make it the world’s most valuable public company.
Boris Johnson Tries On a New Campaign Persona: Disciplined
by Mark Landler on 11th December 2019 at 6:02 pm
The British prime minister is more grim tactician now than “the clownish, cuddly fellow” of the past. So far, it seems to be working.
Indian Parliament Passes Divisive Citizenship Bill, Moving It Closer to Law
by Jeffrey Gettleman and Suhasini Raj on 11th December 2019 at 5:59 pm
The government says it is trying to protect religious minorities from being persecuted in Muslim countries. Indian Muslims say the bill is discriminatory, and protests are […]
Jeremy Corbyn, U.K. Labour Leader, Struggles to Close Election Gap
by Stephen Castle on 11th December 2019 at 5:15 pm
The national polls put the Conservatives ahead, just as they did in 2017 when the left-wing Mr. Corbyn shocked the experts. But can he recapture that magic?
Glenda Jackson Returns to the Screen for an Issue Close to Her Heart
by Roslyn Sulcas on 11th December 2019 at 5:00 pm
In her first onscreen role in 27 years, the actor and former member of Parliament plays a woman with dementia in the new BBC film “Elizabeth Is Missing.”
France’s Pension Changes Won’t Affect Older Workers, Prime Minister Vows
by Adam Nossiter on 11th December 2019 at 4:24 pm
Workers would be urged to work until 64, two years past the legal retirement age, the government said, revealing details of a planned pension overhaul that has prompted strikes.
Turkey and Russia Judged Bigger Risk Than ISIS for U.S. Troops in Syria
by Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Eric Schmitt on 11th December 2019 at 4:06 pm
American commanders have requested guidance on dealing with an attack from those armed groups and others from Iran and the Syrian government, but officials say they have received […]
Taliban Attack U.S. Base in Afghanistan as Negotiators Talk Peace
by Fahim Abed and Mujib Mashal on 11th December 2019 at 3:53 pm
At least two civilians were killed and 73 others wounded in a car bombing and subsequent assault at Bagram Air Base.
E.U. Climate Plan Would Sweeten Deal for Coal Countries
by Matina Stevis-Gridneff on 11th December 2019 at 3:33 pm
If approved, the proposal would pay nations that rely heavily on fossil fuels to change their ways.
China Displaces Turkey as Top Jailer of Journalists in 2019
by Rick Gladstone on 11th December 2019 at 3:10 pm
In its annual survey, the Committee to Protect Journalists found that at least 250 journalists are imprisoned around the world, largely by authoritarian leaders.
Donald Trump, Jersey City, New York Yankees: Your Wednesday Briefing
by Chris Stanford on 11th December 2019 at 2:10 pm
Here’s what you need to know.
9-Year-Old Prodigy Pulled From College Over Degree Delay
by Elian Peltier on 11th December 2019 at 1:56 pm
Laurent Simons made headlines last month when he was set to become the world’s youngest university graduate. But his parents now have other plans.
From 500,000 Photos to 116: How Our Editors Distill the Year in Pictures
by Lara Takenaga on 11th December 2019 at 1:10 pm
A painstaking selection process ensures that The Times’s annual visual review highlights the biggest news events and strongest images.