Comment on this story Comment PARIS — French unions called for new nationwide strikes and protests next week, coinciding with King Charles III’s planned visit to France, after more than 1 million people demonstrated throughout the country Thursday against unpopular pension reforms. The Interior Ministry said the march in ParisContinue Reading

PARIS — French unions have called for new nationwide protests next week, which will coincide with King Charles III’s planned visit to France. The announcement follows record turnout in Thursday’s demonstration in Paris against President Emmanuel Macron’s unpopular bill to increase the retirement age from 62 to 64. French authoritiesContinue Reading

Behold the fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex — all swaddled in a cozy Christmas sweater. The replica T. rex at the Natural History Museum in London is an enormous, ferocious-looking beast that was built to scale, standing about 60 percent the size of the 40-foot-long prehistoric creature. The animatronic attraction, which featuresContinue Reading

President Biden and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia spoke for roughly two hours by videoconference on Tuesday in an effort to defuse a growing military crisis along Ukraine’s borders, where tens of thousands of Russian troops have massed in what U.S. officials say could be the prelude to anContinue Reading

That effort appeared to begin to convince Germany, among others, that a clear warning to Mr. Putin was needed. Mr. Biden plans to speak with the leaders of Ukraine and several European allies on Monday, ahead of his call, in an effort to keep a unified front. But many EuropeanContinue Reading

One of China’s most recognizable sports stars, Peng publicly accused a former top Communist Party official, Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli, of coercing her into sex at his home three years ago in a since-deleted social media post dated November 2. Peng was immediately muffled by blanket censorship and disappeared fromContinue Reading

BIAK, Indonesia — On a remote coral island in Indonesia, a history lover who keeps a collection of old bombs in his living room scours the jungle for war relics — and sometimes finds human bones, too. “People call me Dog Tag Man,” said Alberth Wakum, who hopes one dayContinue Reading