The floppy disk where Petina Gappah saved early drafts of her historical-fiction novel “Out of Darkness, Shining Light” now serves as a lucky charm, 21 years after she began.It took that long because the story she wanted...
ODENSE, Denmark — The astonishment in Denmark over President Trump’s apparent desire to buy Greenland turned to bewilderment and anger on Wednesday after the American leader abruptly scrapped a state visit because the Danes have no desire to sell.The...
CANBERRA, Australia — Australia will join a fledging American-led effort to protect ships from Iranian threats in the critical Strait of Hormuz, the country’s prime minister said on Wednesday, dismissing concerns that the United States was pulling Australia once...
(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)Good morning.We’re covering Italy’s chaotic government collapse, U.S. attempts to revive an economy headed for possible recession and Jamie Oliver’s tenacity.ImageIn an address to the Senate in Rome on Tuesday,...
On Monday afternoon, the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil, went dark — but it wasn't some strange cosmic event. Powerful winds carried the smoke from forest fires burning nearly 1,700 miles away, reported the BBC. Almost 73,000 fires have been...
Taiwan already has a fleet of old-model F-16s procured in 1992, which have undergone several upgrades The United States State Department has approved the sale of 66 F-16 fighters to Taiwan, in a move expected to anger Beijing. Taiwan will...
Pell will continue his six-year sentence for sexually assaulting two 13-year-old choirboys in the 1990s Disgraced Catholic Cardinal George Pell was sent back to jail on Wednesday after an Australian court rejected his landmark appeal against convictions for child...
Boris Johnson is set to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin later, where he is expected to reiterate his call for the backstop plan to be scrapped. The PM has said the arrangement to avoid a hard border...
A migrant rescue ship carrying more than 80 people was evacuated near Italy's southernmost island on Tuesday, ending a 19-day standoff that pushed 15 passengers to jump into the sea to escape deteriorating conditions aboard. Sicilian prosecutor Luigi Patronaggio ordered the...
MELBOURNE, Australia — An Australian court on Wednesday upheld the sexual abuse conviction of Cardinal George Pell, the highest-ranking Roman Catholic leader ever found guilty in a criminal court in the church’s child sex abuse crisis.The cardinal, 78, who...
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