Zuo Fang, a trailblazing journalist who helped start China’s most influential reform-era newspaper and edited it with the conviction that the press should inform, enlighten and entertain rather than parrot Communist Party propaganda, died on Nov. 3 in Guangzhou, China. He was 86. His death, in a hospital, was announcedContinue Reading

NAIROBI, Kenya — Sudan’s army chief appointed himself as the head of a new ruling body on Thursday, entrenching a recent military coup and dealing a major blow to Western-led efforts to steer Sudan back to a democratic path. The sudden announcement by Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan dashed hopesContinue Reading

As tens of thousands of far-right marchers took to the streets on Thursday to commemorate Poland’s recovery of national sovereignty at the end of World War I, the tensions on the border with Belarus threatened to inflame passions that have in previous years led to ugly scenes and clashes withContinue Reading

new video loaded: Harris Meets with Macron to Renew U.S.-France Relationship transcript Back transcript Harris Meets with Macron to Renew U.S.-France Relationship Vice President Kamala Harris met with Emmanuel Macron, the French president, after President Biden conceded to Mr. Macron that the handling of a submarine deal involving the UnitedContinue Reading

GLASGOW, Scotland — Prime Minister Boris Johnson rushed back to the United Nations’ climate summit on Wednesday in a last-ditch effort to persuade countries to make more meaningful pledges to curb global warming. But his splashy return to the global stage was all but eclipsed by a mushrooming scandal overContinue Reading

With the summit moving into its final days in Glasgow, its host, Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain, pleaded with officials and negotiators on Wednesday to seize the opportunity to strike an ambitious agreement that would avert the worst effects of climate change. “Here in Glasgow, the world has beenContinue Reading

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum said in a report issued on Tuesday that China had escalated its crimes against the Muslim community of Uyghurs in the northwestern region of Xinjiang and that it was “gravely concerned” that the government “may be committing genocide.” The report, “‘To Make Us Slowly Disappear’:Continue Reading

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A cease-fire between Pakistan and the Pakistani Taliban went into effect Tuesday, weeks after Prime Minister Imran Khan announced that his government was in talks with some militant groups that were willing to lay down arms in return for amnesty. The Pakistani authorities say that the monthlongContinue Reading

PARIS — A former security aide to President Emmanuel Macron of France was found guilty on Friday of assaulting protesters and posing as a police officer at a labor demonstration in 2018, in a case that caused the administration’s first major scandal and led to intense criticism of Mr. Macron’sContinue Reading

PEVEK, Russia — The water was hot, steamy and plentiful, and Pavel Rozhkov let it flow over his body, enjoying a shower that is not for the squeamish: On his bare skin, he was feeling the heat produced by an atomic reaction, pumped directly from a nuclear reactor into hisContinue Reading