World

Polish media regulator fines US-owned news channel $420,000

The Washington Post | Monday December 11, 2017

Poland’s media regulator fined a private news channel nearly 1.5 million zlotys ($420,000) Monday for what it alleged was unfair reporting during a political crisis last year, but some saw the penalty as an attack on press freedom.

Mexico City arrests man over building collapse’s in quake

The Washington Post | Monday December 11, 2017

Mexico City prosecutors say they have arrested a man who signed off on an apparently faulty construction project that collapsed in the magnitude 7.1 earthquake of Sept. 19 and killed two women.

A daredevil died doing pullups off a skyscraper in China

The Washington Post | Monday December 11, 2017

Wu Yongning had amassed a large social-media following in China for his adventures in “rooftopping,” or climbing tall buildings without safety gear.

Swedish police probe attempted arson at Jewish cemetery

The Washington Post | Monday December 11, 2017

Police in Sweden say they are investigating an attempted arson at a Jewish cemetery.

Honduran authorities allege 5 lawmakers diverted funds

The Washington Post | Monday December 11, 2017

Authorities in Honduras are accusing five federal lawmakers of diverting public funds to their own use.

Brazilian who pushed abortion debate ends pregnancy abroad

The Washington Post | Monday December 11, 2017

A woman believed to be the first in Brazil to ask the state for permission to end a pregnancy that did not result from a rape or involve medical issues has had an abortion — in Colombia.

Can Kim Jong Un control the weather? North Korea’s state-run media says so.

The Washington Post | Monday December 11, 2017

The Korean Central News Agency is known for making claims about its leaders that vary from mild exaggeration to “Chronicles of Narnia.”

Au-devant du Brexit, Paris tente un relooking économique

The New York Times | Monday December 11, 2017

Paris espère séduire les entreprises qui quittent Londres en remplaçant la paperasse par le tapis rouge.

PM May's deputy to keep job after pornography claims, ITV says

Reuters | Monday December 11, 2017

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May's senior minister will not have to resign over claims that police found pornography on a work computer and that he made an inappropriate sexual advance against a young woman, ITV political editor Robert Peston said on Monday.

France names winners of anti-Trump climate change grants

The Washington Post | Monday December 11, 2017

Eighteen climate scientists from the U.S. and elsewhere hit the jackpot Monday as French President Emmanuel Macron awarded them millions of euros in grants to relocate to France for the rest of Donald Trump’s presidential term.

To control crowds in Kashmir, police fired pellets. Now this 16-year-old will never see fully again.

The Washington Post | Monday December 11, 2017

Faisal was one of hundreds injured in what a U.N. representative called ‘the first mass blinding in human history.’

Hezbollah rally attracts thousands as Trump’s Jerusalem fallout continues

The Washington Post | Monday December 11, 2017

Protesters chanted, “Death to America, death to Israel,” during a march in Beirut.

Ramadan Begins in Jerusalem

The New York Times | Monday December 11, 2017

Hundreds of Palestinians thronged West Bank checkpoints to reach a holy site in Jerusalem for the start of the Muslim month of Ramadan.

Orthodox Jews Prepare for Yom Kippur

The New York Times | Monday December 11, 2017

Preparations were under way in Jerusalem for the Day of Atonement, one of the holiest days in the Jewish calendar.

Ragpickers in India

The New York Times | Monday December 11, 2017

Manwara Begum and the ragpickers of New Delhi

Theresa May Quiets the Critics — in Her Own Party

The New York Times | Monday December 11, 2017

The British prime minister had to calm waters roiled by her own cabinet members, who seemed to undercut a hard-won agreement on Friday to keep Brexit talks alive.

Turkey, Russia will meet to finalize S-400 defense deal in coming week

Reuters | Monday December 11, 2017

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish and Russian officials will meet to finalize Turkey's S-400 surface-to-air missile systems deal in the coming week, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday.

Europe's Thirst for Cheap Labor Fuels a Boom in Disposable Workers

The New York Times | Monday December 11, 2017

Employment agencies across the region recruit thousands of migrants for Foxconn and other businesses, with conditions and pay that few in-country nationals would accept.