“The trace of war stays inside us,” said a woman in Damascus. “We are working. We continue. But something inside us is sad and broken. We are very humiliated.”
They Stayed Put, but Their City Disappeared
In Syria’s capital, those who remain wonder why they’re still there when so many friends have packed up, died or vanished.
After nearly 4 decades in power, Zimbabwe’s ruler, Robert Mugabe, resigned in the wake of a military takeover. How did the notorious strongman manage to keep his opponents at bay for so long?
Rex Tillerson omitted Myanmar, Iraq, and Afghanistan from a list of countries that use or fund child soldiers, officials said.
Tillerson Accused of Violating Federal Law on Child Soldiers
State Department officials accused their secretary of violating the Child Soldiers Prevention Act by excluding Burma, Iraq and Afghanistan from a list of countries that use child soldiers.
The Editorial Board writes in The New York Times Opinion Section: “The collapse of coalition talks in Germany is not simply a political problem for the Germans; it portends a period of serious uncertainty for all Europe and the West.”
Opinion | Ms. Merkel Struggles to Hold Germany Together
Her failure to form a governing coalition could lead to new elections amid a growing threat from the right.
Japan’s public broadcaster reported that 8 people had been rescued and that a search was continuing for the remaining 3.
Navy Aircraft With 11 Aboard Crashes Into Waters Off Japan
According to a statement from the Seventh Fleet, the aircraft was on its way to the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan, an aircraft carrier currently operating in the Philippine Sea.
The video shows a North Korean defector running for his life while troops unleashed a hail of bullets to stop him.
North Korean Troops Violated Truce While Chasing Defector, U.N. Command Says
The United Nations Command accused North Korean troops of violating the armistice by firing weapons and crossing the border to chase a defector.
“Psychologically Brexit has had a huge impact,” a doctor said. “You feel rejected as a group.”
Where Brexit Hurts: The Nurses and Doctors Leaving London
Britain’s treasured health care system was used as rallying cry by anti-E.U. campaigners. Many of its European staff now feel betrayed. Thousands have quit.
“Angela Merkel has been the indispensable leader in Europe. Any weakening of her political position at home is a serious blow to a bloc still struggling to salvage its future.”
Merkel’s Troubles May Spell Trouble for All of Europe
The German leader’s failure to form a coalition government is a blow to hopes for a strong Franco-German engine to drive European Union reform.
Breaking News: Ratko Mladic was convicted of genocide over the slaughter of Bosnian Muslims in the 1990s, one of the worst atrocities in modern Europe.
Ratko Mladic Is Convicted in 1990s Slaughter of Bosnian Muslims
The Bosnian Serb general was given a life sentence. His trial for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide began in 2012.
News reports said the men had been plotting an assault on a Christmas market in northwestern Germany.
Germany Arrests 6 Syrian Migrants Suspected of ISIS Links
The detentions fanned fears that extremists posing as asylum seekers were targeting Europe.