Politics

Where Wilde Once Slept (in Prison Garb)

READING, England —-The metal stairway creaks and groans underfoot on the way to cell C. 3.3, a bare oblong room of painted brick behind a large and forbidding prison door.It was here that Oscar Wilde was incarcerated for around...

Mafia Killer Who Became a Turncoat Is Released from Prison in Italy

Giovanni Brusca, an Italian mobster turned informer, has been released after serving 25 years in prison for murder and associating with the mafia, rekindling memories of the country’s battle against organized crime in the 1990s.Mr. Brusca, known as...

Pope Extends Church Law to Target Sexual Abuse of Adults by Priests

ROME — Pope Francis has broadened the Roman Catholic Church’s definition of sexual abuse by revising its penal code to explicitly acknowledge that adults, and not only children, can be victimized by priests and powerful laypeople who abuse their...

Belgian Ambassador Whose Wife Slapped a Shop Clerk Is Recalled

SEOUL — The shop assistant followed the ambassador’s wife out of a Seoul clothing store, stopped her in the street and checked the label of her jacket to make sure it had not been shoplifted.The customer, Xiang Xueqiu, returned...

Your Tuesday Briefing – The New York Times

A bittersweet pandemic recoveryAs new infections plummet, many newly vaccinated Americans are leaving their masks behind, planning summer travel and joyously reuniting with family and friends.But for those who have lost a loved one, the worst has just begun....

Britain Accelerates Relocation of Afghan Interpreters to U.K.

LONDON — Britain will expedite the relocation of Afghan staff and their families who worked for the British government in Afghanistan, largely as interpreters, the Ministry of Defense said on Monday, acknowledging they had an obligation to protect local...

Turkey Claims to Have ‘Captured’ Cleric’s Relative in Kenya

ISTANBUL — Turkey’s intelligence service claims it has “captured” a Turkish citizen accused of links to a cleric they say orchestrated a failed coup, and taken him from his home in Kenya to Turkey, the state-run Anadolu news agency...

Your Monday Briefing – The New York Times

The coalition deal that could topple NetanyahuIsrael is moving toward a government coalition deal that could sideline Benjamin Netanyahu, the country’s longest-serving prime minister.An ultranationalist power-broker, Naftali Bennett, said on Sunday that his political party would work with seven...

Dispute Over a Coal Industry Pits Poland Against Its Neighbors

But this will not solve a bigger problem. A sudden retreat from coal, many in Poland fear, will push the country into the position of Germany, which is heavily dependent on imports of natural gas from Russia.Prime Minister Mateusz...

Chelsea’s Champions League Secret: N’Golo Kanté

PORTO, Portugal — Another attack had broken down, another minute had passed, and by now there was just a hint of panic in Kyle Walker’s eyes. The Champions League title was slipping away. And so he did what he...

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