By SINEAD O’SHEA February 24, 2017 DUBLIN — Cardinal Desmond Connell, who retired as the Roman Catholic archbishop of Dublin during a furor over the church’s handling of cases of sexual abuse perpetrated by members of the clergy, died on Tuesday. He was 90. The death, in Dublin, was announced by the current archbishop,… Continue reading
The Olympic silver medalist didn’t return to Ethiopia after gaining international attention for crossing his arms above his head at the finish line in a defiant gesture at the Rio Games.
By NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR February 24, 2017 Cue the Johnny Cash music. On Sunday, a “ring of fire” eclipse will blaze over parts of South America and the southern and western tips of Africa. Scientifically known as an annular eclipse, this solar phenomenon occurs when the moon moves in between the sun and the Earth… Continue reading
By MARTIN SELSOE SORENSEN February 24, 2017 MALMO, Sweden — It has been only three years since she came to Sweden from Syria, but Hiba Abou Alhassane already says “we” when speaking about her new home country. “Did we, I mean did Sweden, take too many refugees? Should we close the border?” she pondered this… Continue reading
By JAN RICHTER February 24, 2017 PRAGUE — A former mechanic from a sleepy town in the western part of the Czech Republic had never even met a Muslim when he decided last year to travel to Syria to take up arms for the Islamic State. On Friday, the mechanic, Jan Silovsky, 22, was… Continue reading
By JACK WILLIAMS February 24, 2017 A new name may have been added to the list of plucky but noncompetitive winter sportsmen — a ledger that includes Eddie the Eagle (Michael Edwards) and the 1988 Jamaican Olympic bobsled team — after Adrian Solano wobbled his way onto and then around the course this week… Continue reading
By APARNA NANCHERLA February 24, 2017 I first got on Twitter to simultaneously distract and self-express at my day job. It was way back in 2008, when the world was still high on hope and people freely used the term “post-racial” as if we had cured systemic injustice, thank you very much, and we… Continue reading
By IAN AUSTEN February 24, 2017 Aside from its memorable name, the city of Medicine Hat, Alberta, has another distinction: It owns about 4,000 natural gas wells and also produces about 1,500 barrels of oil a day. For years, that allowed the city to keep its gas-fired streetlights burning day and night. Profligacy was… Continue reading
Reporters from The Times, CNN and Politico were not allowed to enter the office of the press secretary, Sean M. Spicer, in an unusual breach of protocol.
Colombia’s FARC rebels are taking the first steps to end their decades-long rebellion. But the lands the group ruled are now up for grabs, and locals fear those who may seize control.