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NYT > Worldhttp://www.nytimes.com/pages/world/index.html?partner=rss&emc=rss en-usCopyright 2016 The New York Times CompanySat, 19 Nov 2016 12:12:33 GMT NYT > Worldhttps://static01.nyt.com/images/misc/NYT_logo_rss_250x40.pnghttp://www.nytimes.com/pages/world/index.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Macapá Journal: ‘There’s No Law on the Amazon’: River Pirates Terrorize Ships by Nighthttp://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/world/americas/brazil-amazon-pirates-riverboats-rain-forest.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/world/americas/brazil-amazon-pirates-riverboats-rain-forest.htmlAn Aerial Tactical Group soldier patrolling a canal near the Port of Santana in Brazil.Dado Galdieri for The New York TimesAs the population surges and drug gangs expand, hijacking opportunities along the Amazon have flourished, and police forces are struggling to keep up.SIMON ROMEROFri, 18 Nov 2016 10:00:36 GMTPiracy at SeaMaritime CrimeAmazon RiverBrazilProtests Erupt in Peru Ahead of Asia-Pacific Economic Meetinghttp://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/world/americas/peru-protests-apec.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/world/americas/peru-protests-apec.htmlThe police in Lima, the Peruvian capital, stood guard during a protest against President Obama on Friday.Rodrigo Buendia/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesPresident Obama will attend the gathering, which has led to a wave of demonstrations by Peruvians hoping the international spotlight will help their causes.ANDREA ZARATEFri, 18 Nov 2016 20:22:20 GMTDemonstrations, Protests and RiotsPeruAsia-Pacific Economic CooperationEconomic Conditions and TrendsMemo from Jerusalem: An Embassy in Jerusalem? Trump Promises, but So Did Predecessorshttp://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/world/middleeast/jerusalem-us-embassy-trump.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/world/middleeast/jerusalem-us-embassy-trump.htmlA poster of Donald J. Trump in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood Mea Shearim in Jerusalem. The president-elect has promised to relocate the American Embassy to Jerusalem early in his administration.Amir Cohen/ReutersCandidates have long promised to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, only to change course after being elected. Now Israel is waiting to see what President-elect Trump will do.PETER BAKERSat, 19 Nov 2016 00:18:42 GMTJerusalem (Israel)Diplomatic Service, Embassies and ConsulatesTrump, Donald JUnited States International RelationsIraqis Welcome Trump’s Stance on ISIS, but Fear It May Backfirehttp://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/world/middleeast/trump-muslims-middle-east.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/world/middleeast/trump-muslims-middle-east.htmlIraqi forces watched television coverage of President-elect Donald J. Trump in the village of Arbid on the southern outskirts of Mosul last week.Ahmad Al-Rubaye/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesThere is hope among Muslims that Donald J. Trump will be more forceful in combating extremists, but also fear that his efforts will be turned against him.TIM ARANGO, FALIH HASSAN and ANNE BARNARDSat, 19 Nov 2016 01:00:28 GMTIraqTrump, Donald JAbadi, Haider al-International RelationsObama and E.U. Leaders Agree to Keep Sanctions on Russiahttp://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/world/europe/obama-eu-sanctions-russia-ukraine.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/world/europe/obama-eu-sanctions-russia-ukraine.htmlChancellor Angela Merkel of Germany greeted President Obama as he arrived for meetings in Berlin with several European leaders on Friday.Alexander Koerner/Getty ImagesThe leaders said that sanctions should stay until Moscow upheld its pledge for a cease-fire and to withdraw of heavy weapons from eastern Ukraine.MELISSA EDDY and GARDINER HARRISFri, 18 Nov 2016 14:33:02 GMTEmbargoes and SanctionsUnited States International RelationsEuropean UnionRussiaObama, BarackUkraineTrump, Donald JThe Saturday Profile: The Aging Fighter Who May Be Russia’s Favorite Americanhttp://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/world/europe/russia-us-jeff-monson-snowman.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/world/europe/russia-us-jeff-monson-snowman.htmlJeff Monson at a mixed martial arts tournament last month in Sukhumi, the capital of the Georgian breakaway region Abkhazia. Although he is American, his views have helped make him popular in Russia and pro-Russian enclaves like Abkhazia.Sergey Ponomarev for The New York TimesJeff Monson, a mixed martial arts fighter known as “The Snowman,” is admired for his tenacity and his belief that Moscow is right about most things.ANDREW HIGGINSFri, 18 Nov 2016 14:30:27 GMTMonson, JeffMixed Martial ArtsAbkhazia (Georgian Republic)RussiaSilenced for Decades, ‘Victims of Despotism’ Air Torture Claims in Tunisiahttp://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/world/africa/silenced-for-decades-victims-of-despotism-air-torture-claims-in-tunisia.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/world/africa/silenced-for-decades-victims-of-despotism-air-torture-claims-in-tunisia.htmlMothers of torture victims carried their sons’ portraits before the Truth and Dignity Commission hearings in Tunis on Thursday.Fethi Belaid/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesIn long-awaited public hearings, victims and their families recounted abuses from nearly 60 years of dictatorship, including death and persecution.CARLOTTA GALLFri, 18 Nov 2016 20:24:38 GMTMiddle East and North Africa Unrest (2010- )Political PrisonersHuman Rights and Human Rights ViolationsTruth and Dignity Commission (Tunisia)TunisiaMyanmar Urged by U.N. Expert to Let Aid Flow to Mainly Muslim Statehttp://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/world/asia/myanmar-rakhine-rohingya-muslim.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/world/asia/myanmar-rakhine-rohingya-muslim.htmlEthnic Rakhine men attended a police training course this week in the north of the mainly Muslim state of Rakhine in Myanmar.Soe Zeya Tun/ReutersThe expert monitoring events in the country also said the government should investigate allegations of abuse instead of brushing them aside with blanket denials.NICK CUMMING-BRUCEFri, 18 Nov 2016 21:57:31 GMTRohingya (Ethnic Group)International RelationsSecurity Council (UN)United NationsAung San Suu KyiPower, SamanthaMyanmarRakhine State (Myanmar)What in the World: Tools to Help Japanese Schoolchildren Find Balance: Unicycleshttp://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/world/what-in-the-world/tools-to-help-japanese-schoolchildren-find-balance-unicycles.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/world/what-in-the-world/tools-to-help-japanese-schoolchildren-find-balance-unicycles.htmlMost elementary schools across the country offer unicycles for students. At Kyuden Elementary School in Tokyo, an after-school club makes sure the unicycles are neatly hung on their racks and that their tires are full of air.Ko Sasaki for The New York TimesMost elementary schools across the country offer racks of unicycles on their playgrounds, and many students learn informally from one another, sans helmets.MOTOKO RICHFri, 18 Nov 2016 10:00:35 GMTUnicyclesEducation (K-12)PlaygroundsJapanSixto Durán Ballén, Former President of Ecuador, Dies at 95http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/world/americas/sixto-duran-ballen-dead-ecuador.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/world/americas/sixto-duran-ballen-dead-ecuador.htmlMr. Durán Ballén was president during a clash with Peru.Marcelo Salinas/Associated PressMr. Durán Ballén led Ecuador in a monthlong border conflict with Peru in 1995, the last war in the Americas to date between sovereign states.THE ASSOCIATED PRESSSat, 19 Nov 2016 01:17:21 GMTDeaths (Obituaries)EcuadorDuran Ballen, SixtoNepal Releases 41 Tibetans Detained While on Pilgrimagehttp://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/world/asia/nepal-tibetans-china.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/world/asia/nepal-tibetans-china.htmlThe Tibetans were detained by the police while they were on a bus bound for India, and their situation remains “very precarious,” said an advocate for Tibetan rights.EDWARD WONGSat, 19 Nov 2016 00:20:40 GMTNepalTibetChinaImmigration DetentionInternational RelationsDalai LamaCanada Today: Gay Curlers, Fracking Studies and a Payroll Nightmarehttp://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/world/canada/canada-today.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/world/canada/canada-today.htmlA Pacific Rim Curling League match in Vancouver, British Columbia, in October. Gay curling leagues have blossomed in recent decades, highlighting a distinctly Canadian aspect of modern gay life.Andrew Testa for The New York TimesThousands of Canada’s public servants continue to be shorted on their pay because of persistent flaws in the government’s new payroll system.IAN AUSTENFri, 18 Nov 2016 23:55:40 GMTCanadaWages and SalariesHydraulic FracturingEarthquakesCurlingDiscriminationHomosexuality and BisexualityLabatt Brewing CoLand Use PoliciesTrudeau, JustinDelaney, KikiRowswell, Mark (Dashan)Trilobites: Who First Farmed Potatoes? Archaeologists in Andes Find New Evidencehttp://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/science/potato-domestication-andes.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/science/potato-domestication-andes.htmlVarieties of potatoes in a restaurant in Lima, Peru. Researchers say the potato may have first been farmed in the Titicaca Basin, which stretches across the boundary of Peru and Bolivia.Cris Bouroncle—Agence France-Press/Getty ImagesArchaeologists have found ancient starch grains pinpointing the Titicaca Basin of southern Peru as a hearth of early potato cultivation.STEPH YINFri, 18 Nov 2016 19:15:53 GMTPotatoesArchaeology and AnthropologyAgriculture and FarmingAndes MountainsPeruSouth AmericaProceedings of the National Academy of SciencesAldenderfer, MarkBuckingham Palace, With Its 775 Rooms, Will Be Renovatedhttp://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/world/europe/buckingham-palace-renovations.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/world/europe/buckingham-palace-renovations.htmlBuckingham Palace will be renovated beginning in April. The work is expected to take a decade to complete at a cost of $ 456 million.Tim Ireland/Associated PressBritain will spend $ 456 million on the project, which is expected to take 10 years to alleviate “a serious risk of fire, flood and damage.”STEPHEN CASTLEFri, 18 Nov 2016 18:09:31 GMTHistoric Buildings and SitesBuckingham PalaceLondon (England)Last Wish of Dying Girl, 14, to Be Frozen, Is Granted by Judgehttp://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/world/europe/frozen-girl-judge-last-wish.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/world/europe/frozen-girl-judge-last-wish.html“I want to have this chance,” the British teenager told the judge after her parents disagreed about the cryogenic preservation procedure.KIMIKO DE FREYTAS-TAMURAFri, 18 Nov 2016 15:11:45 GMTCryonicsLondon (England)Alcor Life Extension FoundationDecisions and VerdictsNATO Chief ‘Absolutely Confident’ Donald Trump Will Maintain U.S. Rolehttp://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/world/europe/nato-trump-us-stoltenberg.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/world/europe/nato-trump-us-stoltenberg.htmlThe secretary general of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, in Brussels, on Friday, where he said that he looked forward to meeting President-elect Donald J. Trump soon, and that he was certain Mr. Trump would not waver on the United States’ commitment to the alliance.Stephanie Lecocq/European Pressphoto AgencyJens Stoltenberg, the alliance’s secretary general, agreed with Mr. Trump that Europe should pay more of the cost of defending itself.DAN BILEFSKYFri, 18 Nov 2016 13:31:34 GMTUnited States International RelationsNorth Atlantic Treaty OrganizationStoltenberg, JensTrump, Donald JHero’s Burial for Ferdinand Marcos Draws Protests From Dictator’s Victimshttp://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/world/asia/philippines-marcos-burial.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/world/asia/philippines-marcos-burial.htmlMembers of the Marcos family, including the former first lady Imelda Marcos, in black, took part in the funeral procession at the heroes’ cemetery in Manila.Office of Governor Imee Marcos, via Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesThe interment in a cemetery for Philippine heroes was supported by President Rodrigo Duterte, whose ruthless tactics have been compared to Mr. Marcos’s.RICHARD C. PADDOCKFri, 18 Nov 2016 12:17:05 GMTFunerals and MemorialsMarcos, Ferdinand EPhilippinesDemonstrations, Protests and RiotsDuterte, RodrigoSinosphere: China’s Trump Prepares for His Close-uphttp://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/world/asia/china-trump-impersonator.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/world/asia/china-trump-impersonator.htmlSome Chinese have forged successful careers as impersonators of world figures. Among them are Xiao Jiguo, as President Obama, and Jia Yongtang, as the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, relaxing together on a Beijing film set last year.Kevin Frayer/Getty ImagesFinding products branded with the Trump name is easy in China. Finding someone who can impersonate President-elect Donald J. Trump is not.DIDI KIRSTEN TATLOWFri, 18 Nov 2016 11:21:02 GMTTrump, Donald JCelebritiesChinaFuel Truck Explosion Kills at Least 73 in Mozambiquehttp://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/world/africa/mozambique-fuel-truck-explosion.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/world/africa/mozambique-fuel-truck-explosion.htmlVillagers in a remote part of the African country had been trying to siphon fuel from the vehicle when it was struck by lightning.NORIMITSU ONISHIFri, 18 Nov 2016 10:10:43 GMTMozambiqueAn Unlikely Contender Rises in France as the Antithesis of Trumphttp://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/world/europe/france-alain-juppe-center-right.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/world/europe/france-alain-juppe-center-right.htmlAlain Juppé , mayor of Bordeaux, at a campaign rally in Paris on Monday. Mr. Juppé’s soothing message of French unity has, so far, helped him to lead opinion polls.Benoit Tessier/ReutersAlain Juppé, a former unpopular prime minister who was once convicted of corruption, is now seen by supporters as a measured answer to the resurgent far right.ADAM NOSSITERFri, 18 Nov 2016 10:00:35 GMTFranceJuppe, AlainElectionsRepublican Party (France)Trump, Donald JLe Pen, MarineMacron, Emmanuel (1977- )Sinosphere: Trump Has Called Climate Change a Chinese Hoax. Beijing Says It Is Anything But.http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/world/asia/china-trump-climate-change.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/world/asia/china-trump-climate-change.htmlTangshan, China’s leading steel manufacturing city, has some of the dirtiest air in the country, a challenge to efforts to curb climate change.Xiaolu Chu/Getty ImagesAt a conference in Morocco, a Chinese vice minister pointed out that the administrations of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush supported climate change negotiations.EDWARD WONGFri, 18 Nov 2016 09:04:38 GMTGreenhouse Gas EmissionsGlobal WarmingUnited Nations Framework Convention on Climate ChangeTrump, Donald JLiu ZhenminChinaTaiwan May Be First in Asia to Legalize Same-Sex Marriagehttp://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/world/asia/taiwan-gay-marriage-legalize.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/world/asia/taiwan-gay-marriage-legalize.htmlSupporters of same-sex marriage demonstrated in Taipei, the capital, on Sunday. President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan has spoken out in favor of same-sex marriage.Ritchie B. Tongo/European Pressphoto AgencyA number of bills moving through the legislature and widespread public support could make same-sex marriages legal by early next year.CHRIS HORTONFri, 18 Nov 2016 08:23:09 GMTSame-Sex Marriage, Civil Unions and Domestic PartnershipsTaiwanHomosexuality and BisexualityDemocratic Progressive Party (Taiwan)Chinese Nationalist Party (Taiwan)Review: An Anti-Nazi Protest in the Guise of Operahttp://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/arts/music/review-an-anti-nazi-protest-in-the-guise-of-opera.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/arts/music/review-an-anti-nazi-protest-in-the-guise-of-opera.html“Simplicius Simplicissimus was written in the mid-1930s, but not performed until after the Third Reich had been defeated.
Max Lacome“Simplicius Simplicissimus,” a little-known work by Karl Hartmann, has a belated British premiere.MICHAEL WHITEThu, 17 Nov 2016 14:08:30 GMTMusicHolocaust and the Nazi EraOperaBritten SinfoniaHartmann, Karl Amadeus
Op-Ed Contributor: Australia Has a Serious Gambling Problemhttp://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/opinion/australia-has-a-serious-gambling-problem.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/opinion/australia-has-a-serious-gambling-problem.htmlDaniel ZenderCan anything be done to rein in an industry that sucks millions of dollars out of Australians’ pockets?LIZZIE O’SHEAFri, 18 Nov 2016 15:05:05 GMTGamblingAddiction (Psychology)AustraliaOp-Ed Contributor: A Lesson in Emotional Geographyhttp://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/opinion/a-lesson-in-emotional-geography.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/opinion/a-lesson-in-emotional-geography.htmlThe view from Elias Muhanna’s grandparents’ balcony, in Roumieh, Lebanon, in 2010.The Muhanna FamilyThinking about the war in Syria reminds me of my grandmother in the 1980s, who tried to make sense of Lebanon’s scarred landscape from her porch.ELIAS MUHANNAFri, 18 Nov 2016 15:41:19 GMTLebanonEditorial: India’s Strange Cash Problemhttp://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/18/opinion/indias-strange-cash-problem.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/18/opinion/indias-strange-cash-problem.htmlAn Indian policeman gesturing to people outside a bank in New Delhi and asking them to wait patiently to exchange or deposit discontinued currency notes.Altaf Qadri/Associated PressPrime Minister Narendra Modi tries to fight corruption by calling in old rupees.THE EDITORIAL BOARDFri, 18 Nov 2016 01:51:09 GMTIndian Rupee (Currency)Modi, NarendraIndiaCorruption (Institutional)Banking and Financial InstitutionsEditorialsCurrencyWhere Even Nightmares Are Classified: Psychiatric Care at Guantánamohttp://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/13/world/guantanamo-bay-doctors-abuse.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/13/world/guantanamo-bay-doctors-abuse.htmlA guard tower at a now-empty detention block at Guantánamo Bay. The prison, where nearly 800 men were held over the years, now has 60 detainees.Bryan Denton for The New York TimesSecrecy, mistrust and the shadow of interrogation at the American prison limited doctors’ ability to treat mental illness among detainees.SHERI FINKSat, 12 Nov 2016 14:12:36 GMTDetaineesGuantanamo Bay Naval Base (Cuba)InterrogationsTortureMental Health and DisordersUnited States Defense and Military ForcesPsychiatry and PsychiatristsPost-Traumatic Stress DisorderDepression (Mental)Central Intelligence AgencySenate Committee on IntelligenceDoctorsPostcard From the Hajj: A Pilgrim’s Progress: Checking Mecca Off My Bucket Listhttp://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/21/insider/a-pilgrims-progress-checking-mecca-off-my-bucket-list.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/21/insider/a-pilgrims-progress-checking-mecca-off-my-bucket-list.html“Pilgrims surprised me with their warmth.”Diaa Hadid/The New York TimesThis reporter’s long-dreamed-of journey to explore the heart of Islam revealed surprises, debunked stereotypes and produced one stunning bird video.DIAA HADIDWed, 21 Sep 2016 20:32:12 GMTMecca (Saudi Arabia)HajjPilgrimagesSaudi ArabiaMuslims and IslamPostscript: One Year Later, a Tip About a Border Crossing Pays Offhttp://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/20/insider/one-year-later-a-tip-about-fertilizer-at-a-border-crossing-pays-off.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/20/insider/one-year-later-a-tip-about-fertilizer-at-a-border-crossing-pays-off.htmlLaborers transported ammonium nitrate at the crossing from Akcakale, Turkey, into Syria in April 2015. The compound, a common fertilizer, has been used by terrorists to create explosives.Diego Ibarra Sanchez for The New York TimesHow New York Times reporting may have made the Middle East just a little bit safer.BEN HUBBARD and KARAM SHOUMALITue, 20 Sep 2016 01:21:57 GMTFertilizerBombs and ExplosivesIslamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)TurkeySyriaBorder CrossingTurkish Dam Project Threatens to Submerge Thousands of Years of Historyhttp://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/02/world/europe/turkey-hasankeyf-ilisu-dam.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/02/world/europe/turkey-hasankeyf-ilisu-dam.htmlThe Turkish town of Hasankeyf will be submerged under 200 feet of water after a hydroelectric dam now under construction is completed.Samuel Aranda for The New York TimesA contentious dam project that dates to the 1950s is more than 80 percent complete, and the filling of a reservoir will swamp much of the town of Hasankeyf.TIM ARANGOThu, 01 Sep 2016 17:50:16 GMTHasankeyf (Turkey)Levees and DamsTigris RiverTurkeyInternational RelationsHistoric Buildings and SitesIlisu DamDevanampattinam Journal: Mortal to Divine and Back: India’s Transgender Goddesseshttp://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/25/world/asia/india-transgender.html?partner=rss&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/25/world/asia/india-transgender.htmlCandace FeitDuring the 10-day Hindu festival Mayana Kollai, the troubles of transgender women are distant as they transform into the deities they worship and are revered by villagers.Photographs by CANDACE FEITSun, 24 Jul 2016 19:25:04 GMTTransgender and TranssexualsTamil Nadu (India)HinduismIndiaFestivalsMayana Kollai festivalKothisDeva


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