The New York Times: World News

U.S. Embassy in Montenegro Is Attacked, but Only Attacker Is Killed

U.S. Embassy in Montenegro Is Attacked, but Only Attacker Is Killed

The police guarded the entrance to the United States Embassy in Podgorica, Montenegro, early Thursday. An explosive device had been thrown onto the grounds.
Venezuela Opposition Will Boycott Election, and Maduro Tightens His Hold

Venezuela Opposition Will Boycott Election, and Maduro Tightens His Hold

Angel Oropeza of the opposition coalition, the Democratic Unity Roundtable, at a news conference on Wednesday. The group said the election offered only the “impression of legitimacy.”
Pakistan’s Top Court Rules Ousted Leader Can’t Head Political Party

Pakistan’s Top Court Rules Ousted Leader Can’t Head Political Party

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan in London last November. The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that he could not lead his political party.
Spanish Artwork Denounced Political ‘Persecution.’ It Was Ordered Removed.

Spanish Artwork Denounced Political ‘Persecution.’ It Was Ordered Removed.

“Contemporary Spanish Political Prisoners” by the Spanish artist Santiago Sierra. On Wednesday, it was ordered removed from an art fair in Madrid.
Max Desfor, 104, War Photographer at Midcentury, Is Dead

Max Desfor, 104, War Photographer at Midcentury, Is Dead

Max Desfor on his 99th birthday in 2012 in Rockville, Md.

Nigerian Schoolgirls Are Feared Kidnapped in Boko Haram Attack

Dozens of girls are missing after the militants raided a school, raising fears they may have been taken hostage just like girls from Chibok in 2014.
U.K.’s Governing Party Is Clashing Over ‘Brexit.’ Again.

U.K.’s Governing Party Is Clashing Over ‘Brexit.’ Again.

Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain has often refused to reveal her objectives for leaving the European Union as she balance the demands of competing factions within her party.
Outrage as 2nd Bus Plunges Off Cliff in Peru, Killing Dozens

Outrage as 2nd Bus Plunges Off Cliff in Peru, Killing Dozens

The scene of a deadly bus crash on Wednesday off the Pan-American Highway in Peru.
The Carpetbagger: Mother Russia Crashes the Oscars

The Carpetbagger: Mother Russia Crashes the Oscars

“They just keep attacking you, accusing you,” Feras Fayyad said of the Russian campaign against his film, “Last Men in Aleppo.”
A Bombing in Northern Myanmar Signals Strife Beyond the Rohingya

A Bombing in Northern Myanmar Signals Strife Beyond the Rohingya

A bomb exploded at a Yoma Bank branch in Lashio, a nearly lawless city in the northern part of Myanmar’s Shan State, on Wednesday. No one claimed responsibility, but the frontier region is plagued by
Ireland Tells State-Run Schools: Stop Steering Pupils to Religion Class

Ireland Tells State-Run Schools: Stop Steering Pupils to Religion Class

Mercy Elementary School, a church-run school in Tuam, Ireland. The country is directing state-run secondary schools to offer alternatives for students who opt out of religion classes.
Macau Journal: A Greyhound Racetrack Meets Its Demise

Macau Journal: A Greyhound Racetrack Meets Its Demise

Dog handlers escorting greyhounds at the Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome last month. The track’s pending closing is a sign of changing times in the territory.
Bahrain Activist Gets 5-Year Sentence for ‘Insulting’ Tweets

Bahrain Activist Gets 5-Year Sentence for ‘Insulting’ Tweets

Nabeel Rajab, right, in 2014. Over the past few years, he has been in and out of jail on a series of charges related to his criticism of the monarchy in Bahrain.
Top Aide to Netanyahu Turns State Witness as Graft Cases Multiply

Top Aide to Netanyahu Turns State Witness as Graft Cases Multiply

Shlomo Filber, left, in court in Tel Aviv on Sunday. He is a consummate political insider who has worked for the Likud Party since the mid-1990s.
When Jokes Become a Crime: Free Speech Under Fire in Lebanon

When Jokes Become a Crime: Free Speech Under Fire in Lebanon

The Lebanese comedian Hicham Haddad faces charges over jokes made on his popular television show.
A Reset, of Sorts, for the United States and Australia

A Reset, of Sorts, for the United States and Australia

President Trump and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia in New York in May. The leaders’ relationship got off to a rocky start, but they have compelling reasons to work together.
Australia Diary: ‘I Believe in Magic’

Australia Diary: ‘I Believe in Magic’

Me and a friend... and our mermaid pool.
North Korea Dropped Out of Meeting With Pence at Last Minute, U.S. Says

North Korea Dropped Out of Meeting With Pence at Last Minute, U.S. Says

Vice President Mike Pence and Kim Yo-jong, the sister of the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, stood near each other at the opening ceremony of the Winter Games this month in Pyeongchang, South Korea.