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Erdogan Tells a Weeping Girl, 6, She’d Receive Honors if Martyred

Erdogan Tells a Weeping Girl, 6, She’d Receive Honors if Martyred

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey with Amine Tiras, 6, in Kahramanmaras on Saturday. “Maroon berets don’t cry,” he told her.

Raúl Castro Prepares to Resign as Cuba’s President, Closing a Dynasty

Raúl Castro Prepares to Resign as Cuba’s President, Closing a Dynasty

As Raúl Castro of Cuba steps down, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez steps up. Here’s a look at Mr. Castro’s handpicked successor and what’s ahead for the communist country.

In Netanyahu’s Israel, the Divisiveness Is Now All About Him

In Netanyahu’s Israel, the Divisiveness Is Now All About Him

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Israel is as polarized as it has been in generations.

As Austerity Helps Bankrupt an English County, Even Conservatives Mutiny

As Austerity Helps Bankrupt an English County, Even Conservatives Mutiny

Higham Ferrers is one of the towns that will be affected by the de-facto bankruptcy of the Conservative-led Northamptonshire County Council, in England.

‘O Canada’ Will Become Gender Neutral With New Lyrics

‘O Canada’ Will Become Gender Neutral With New Lyrics

The Canadian men’s national hockey team singing their country’s anthem in Sochi, Russia, in 2014.

Even Australia’s Medical Marijuana Poster Boy Can’t Get the Drug

Even Australia’s Medical Marijuana Poster Boy Can’t Get the Drug

Lindsay Carter, 19, at home with his mother during a “focal seizure,” which temporarily blocks his ability to speak or comprehend. Medical marijuana has helped him manage his epilepsy, but the drug is difficult to obtain even though it is legal.

Trump, Hoping for ‘Great Celebration,’ Wants to Hold North Korea Talks in DMZ

Trump, Hoping for ‘Great Celebration,’ Wants to Hold North Korea Talks in DMZ

“The United States has never been closer to potentially having something happen with respect to the Korean Peninsula,” President Trump declared on Monday during a joint news conference in the Rose Garden with the President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria.

In Troubled Cameroon, U.S. Envoy Is Accused of Election Meddling

In Troubled Cameroon, U.S. Envoy Is Accused of Election Meddling

Government soldiers patrolling the streets of Buea, in southwest Cameroon, in April. About 1,000 armed rebels have been waging a separatist insurgency in the area.

As Cameroon English Speakers Fight to Break Away, Violence Mounts

As Cameroon English Speakers Fight to Break Away, Violence Mounts

A market in Bamenda, Cameroon, last November after a homemade bomb exploded overnight.

Rome’s ‘Mangy’ Christmas Tree Is a Sorry Sight: ‘It Has Clearly Been Traumatized’

Rome’s ‘Mangy’ Christmas Tree Is a Sorry Sight: ‘It Has Clearly Been Traumatized’

For the second year in a row the Christmas tree in the Piazza Venezia in Rome has backfired on the city’s mayor Virginia Raggi after it dried before the holiday.

A Dream Ended on a Mountain Road: The Cyclists and the ISIS Militants

A Dream Ended on a Mountain Road: The Cyclists and the ISIS Militants

FRANCE Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan began their trip in July 2017. They reached Europe in December.

Sermons and Shouted Insults: How Erdogan Keeps Turkey Spellbound

Sermons and Shouted Insults: How Erdogan Keeps Turkey Spellbound

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey speaking at the country’s presidential palace in February. He often makes three speeches in a day, each broadcast live on multiple channels.

British Banks Will Have to Cut Ties to Sanctioned Oligarchs, U.S. Says

British Banks Will Have to Cut Ties to Sanctioned Oligarchs, U.S. Says

London has for decades served as a haven for Russia’s wealthiest families. Russian investors own swaths of high-end real estate there.

Anti-Fascist Protesters Rally in Italy as Mussolini’s Heirs Gain Ground

Anti-Fascist Protesters Rally in Italy as Mussolini’s Heirs Gain Ground

Members of Forza Nuova, a far-right party that marches with the straight-armed salute of Mussolini, held a banner reading “Italy to the Italians” during a protest in Bologna this month.

Top Pakistani News Channel Is Forced Off Air, and Eyes Are on the Military

Top Pakistani News Channel Is Forced Off Air, and Eyes Are on the Military

Geo News, Pakistan’s most widely watched network, says it has been forced off the air over 80 percent of the country.

How Tall Is Mount Everest? For Nepal, It’s a Touchy Question.

How Tall Is Mount Everest? For Nepal, It’s a Touchy Question.

The height of Mount Everest is widely recognized as 29,029 feet. But the calculation is inexact and subject to multiple factors. Nepal is sending a team of surveyors to the summit to settle the “How tall?” question for themselves.


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