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  1. Britain’s Ominous Portent for Democrats Opinion, Yesterday

    Warren and Sanders supporters should consider the fate of Jeremy Corbyn.

  2. Boris Johnson and the Coming Trump Victory in 2020 Opinion, Yesterday

    In the postindustrial wasteland, the working class embraced an old Etonian mouthing about unleashed British potential.

  3. How Labour’s Working-Class Vote Crumbled and Its Nemesis Won the North World, Yesterday

    The Labour Party’s devastating defeat in an ex-stronghold has grave consequences for a party: Its two wings — older and working class and urban and educated — appear to have irreconcilable differences.

  4. For Scotland and Northern Ireland, a Weakening of Ties World, Yesterday

    Both strongly opposed Boris Johnson’s Brexit plan. With that now a certainty, independence is in the air, particularly in Scotland.

  5. Battered U.K. Labour Party Ponders Next Move, as Corbyn Plans Exit World, Yesterday

    Labour’s most left-wing leader in a generation suffered a crushing defeat, leaving his party questioning where it heads next.

  6. In Johnson Victory, Democrats and Republicans See Lessons for 2020 World, Yesterday

    The 2016 Brexit vote seemed to be a harbinger of President Trump’s election. But Boris Johnson’s victory may be different.

  7. The United Kingdom Has Voted. Will It Remain United? Opinion, Yesterday

    Boris Johnson’s resounding victory means Britain will almost certainly leave the European Union. But what will become of Scotland and Northern Ireland?

  8. 11 of Our Best Weekend Reads Briefing, Yesterday

    The year in pictures. This is what racism sounds like in banking. Gretchen Carlson wants her voice back. In praise of public restrooms, and more.

  9. We Have Climate Leaders. Now We Need Followers. Opinion, Yesterday

    To win over more nations, we need fixes with tangible benefits, like reducing local air pollution and cutting energy costs.

  10. U.K. Election Result Starts Clock on Brexit Talks With E.U. World, Yesterday

    Few expect the negotiations on the country’s future trade and security relationship with the bloc to be quick or easy.

  11. Theaters in Hungary Feel the Chill of Viktor Orban’s Culture War Arts, Yesterday

    With new rules on funding, the government has taken a further step in controlling arts in the country, prompting an outcry in Budapest.

  12. Boris’s Big Win Opinion, Yesterday

    ‘I get it, and I’m on your side.’

  13. Brexit Is Going to Get Done. But on Whose Terms? World, Yesterday

    Boris Johnson’s victory has drawn in millions of former Labour voters whose vision of Brexit is far different from the Conservative establishment’s.

  14. An Interiors Photographer Shares His Favorite Images of the Decade T Magazine, Yesterday

    Simon Watson has spent the past 10 years capturing exquisite homes, from Indian palaces to Irish townhouses, including his own.

  15. Brexit’s Advance Opens a New Trade Era Business, Yesterday

    The decisive Conservative victory in Britain leaves no doubt that in today’s global equation, national interests are supreme and globalization is suspect.

  16. Killer Robots Aren’t Regulated. Yet. Technology, Yesterday

    “Killing in the Age of Algorithms” is a New York Times documentary examining the future of artificial intelligence and warfare.

  17. A.I. Is Making It Easier to Kill (You). Here’s How. Video, Yesterday

    A tank that drives itself. A drone that picks its own targets. A machine gun with facial-recognition software. Sound like science fiction? Weapons powered by artificial intelligence are already here.

  18. Boris Johnson Will Change Britain Forever Opinion, Yesterday

    He now has the means to do as he pleases.

  19. Former Turkish Prime Minister Forms Party in Challenge to Erdogan World, Yesterday

    As President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s popularity sinks along with the economy, onetime allies are trying to lure his supporters.

  20. After Election Victory, Boris Johnson Says ‘We Are Going to Unite’ World, Yesterday

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson said a sweeping victory gives him “an overwhelming mandate” to complete Brexit, but also talked about big spending plans.

  21. U.K. Election Results Map: How Conservatives Won in a Landslide Interactive, Yesterday

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson secured a large majority in Parliament. Here’s how he did it.

  22. The Politics of Exhaustion Opinion, December 12

    Voters pick whichever candidate exhausts them less.

  23. Brexit Once Meant a Weaker British Pound, but Not Anymore Business, December 12

    Britain’s currency has gained on the prospect that a Conservative victory will remove uncertainty about the break from the European Union.

  24. Conservatives Win Commanding Majority in U.K. Vote: ‘Brexit Will Happen’ World, December 12

    The strong showing is vindication for Boris Johnson, who now has a chance to put his personal stamp on Britain, beginning with Brexit.

  25. Help Wanted: Queen Elizabeth Seeks Social Media Director on LinkedIn World, December 12

    The job pays up to 50,000 pounds a year (about $67,000), with weekends off and free lunch, according to Buckingham Palace.

  26. In Offer to Investors, FIFA Angles for Bigger Role in Club Soccer Sports, December 12

    A document seeking financing and partners for a new Club World Cup suggests FIFA may have designs on controlling a larger share of soccer’s riches.

  27. The 10 Most Idyllic Destinations T Visited This Year T Magazine, December 12

    The most stunning — and, in some cases, storied — destinations we featured in 2019.

  28. Family Behind Krispy Kreme Donates Millions to Holocaust Survivors World, December 12

    Grappling with their company’s history of Nazi support, the Reimanns, one of Germany’s richest families, have pledged 5 million euros to Holocaust survivors and 5 million more to forced laborers.

  29. Subduing Terrorist on London Bridge, He Was Prepared to Die World, December 12

    John Crilly, a former inmate, pursued the terrorist and sprayed him with a fire extinguisher, slowing his advance.

  30. Migrant Who Rescued Man From Burning Building Earns Praise in Spain World, December 12

    Gorgui Lamine Sow, a street vendor from Senegal, could be granted residency in recognition of his actions.

  31. The T List: What to Try, Read and Know About This Week T Magazine, December 12

    Glittery eyes, a classic Nan Goldin book and more ideas from the editors of T Magazine.

  32. ASAP Rocky Returns to Sweden in Triumph, Without Trump’s Help Arts, December 12

    The rapper’s show in Stockholm on Wednesday came just months after his trial for assault in the country drew international attention.

  33. DealBook: Watching for Christine Lagarde’s Stance as Head of E.C.B. Business, December 12

    Analysts and investors will be listening for hints on where she stands on various issues when she gives her first news conference in the role.

  34. The Fate of Boris and Brexit Podcasts, December 12

    Britain’s prime minister has hitched his re-election campaign to a promise to “get Brexit done.” But he’s selling bankers and blue-collar workers two very different visions for the country.

  35. A Vote for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party Is a Vote for Anti-Semitism Opinion, December 12

    The only thing necessary for bigots to be normalized is for the unbigoted to shrug.

  36. As Myanmar Genocide Hearing Closes, Focus Is on Trapped Rohingya World, December 12

    Daw Aung San Suu Kyi testified that members of the Muslim ethnic group still in Myanmar were being helped, but many are desperate.

  37. 36 Hours in King’s Cross, London Travel, December 12

    Among the postindustrial-chic buildings and stylish restaurants and shops: Victorian splendor, verdant hide-outs and the long-ago haunts of writers and musicians.

  38. Romania’s Springs Tap a Region’s Deep History Travel, December 12

    In the mountains of Transylvania, residents hoped visitors would flock to spas and resorts to bathe and heal in the cold, clear waters. The dream has faded, but the taps still flow.

  39. Want a Bigger Say on Corporate Behavior? Move Your Money Business, December 12

    Millions of people have a stake in corporate America through mutual funds. But you may be surprised by how those funds are voting on your behalf.

  40. At a Secret Garden in Milan, No Child, No Entry Travel, December 12

    The grounds of Milan’s Villa Belgiojoso are off limits to adults unaccompanied by a minor. But a city councilor wants to open the park to all ages.

  41. How Jews Have Impacted the Modern World Books, December 12

    Norman Lebrecht’s “Genius & Anxiety” looks at Jewish achievement from 1847 to 1947.

  42. U.K. General Election 2019: Conservatives Secure Majority in Parliament World, December 12

    Boris Johnson appears empowered to lead Britain through Brexit in January, its most momentous transition since World War II.

  43. Why Nothing Happened for Ukraine Opinion, December 12

    How Putin kept a meeting of the leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine from moving closer to an end of a calamitous five-year war.

  44. Christine Lagarde Begins to Chart a Course at the E.C.B. Business, December 12

    The European Central Bank chief is internationally prominent, but her monetary views are less clear. That started to change at a news conference on Thursday.

  45. Photos of the U.K. in the Shadow of Brexit World, December 11

    Britain feels anxious, with traditional loyalties cracking. A fifth election in five years has cleaved the country into Leave and Remain, and raised questions about whether the United Kingdom can remain united.

  46. They Came to Play Table Tennis. They Were Deported at Gunpoint in the Dark. World, December 11

    Two Nigerian students, in Croatia for a sports tournament, were mistaken for undocumented migrants. They were robbed of their money and clothes and expelled to a country they had never heard of.

  47. Can Boris Johnson Lie His Way Back Into Office? Opinion, December 11

    Britons face a miserable set of choices.

  48. Militant Ambush in Niger Kills at Least 71 Soldiers, Army Says World, December 11

    The attack was the deadliest on Niger’s armed forces in years, and took place in a remote area where jihadists linked to the Islamic State have been active.

  49. With Many Dents to Its Image, Nobel Peace Prize Is Hit With a Few More World, December 11

    Myanmar’s onetime champion of democracy and Ethiopia’s prime minister join a roster of figures who, one way or another, have given the Nobel Peace Prize a contentious image.

  50. Terry de Havilland, Cobbler to the Stars, Is Dead at 81 Fashion, December 11

    He made python boots for Nureyev, black leather thigh-high boots for Jacqueline Onassis and platforms for Kate Moss that spelled out a vulgarity in crystals.

  51. One Thing Your City Can Do: Reduce Food Waste Climate, December 11

    Also this week, the U.N. climate talks in Madrid

  52. Overlooked No More: Bessie Coleman, Pioneering African-American Aviatrix Obituaries, December 11

    In 1921 Coleman became the first black woman in the United States to earn a pilot’s license, then barnstormed around the country thrilling audiences and inspiring later generations.

  53. Boris Johnson Tries On a New Campaign Persona: Disciplined World, December 11

    The British prime minister is more grim tactician now than “the clownish, cuddly fellow” of the past. So far, it seems to be working.

  54. 9-Year-Old Prodigy Pulled From College Over Degree Delay World, December 11

    Laurent Simons made headlines last month when he was set to become the world’s youngest university graduate. But his parents now have other plans.

  55. E.U. Climate Plan Would Sweeten Deal for Coal Countries World, December 11

    If approved, the proposal would pay nations that rely heavily on fossil fuels to change their ways.

  56. Jeremy Corbyn, U.K. Labour Leader, Struggles to Close Election Gap World, December 11

    The national polls put the Conservatives ahead, just as they did in 2017 when the left-wing Mr. Corbyn shocked the experts. But can he recapture that magic?

  57. France’s Pension Changes Won’t Affect Older Workers, Prime Minister Vows World, December 11

    Workers would be urged to work until 64, two years past the legal retirement age, the government said, revealing details of a planned pension overhaul that has prompted strikes.

  58. U.K. Elections Explained: What to Know as Britain Votes World, December 11

    British voters will choose their next government on Thursday. But the country’s parliamentary system has a way of throwing up surprises. Here’s what to watch for.

  59. Terminally Ill at 25 and Fighting Fake News on Vaccines Opinion, December 11

    We need more than facts to fight medical misinformation.

  60. Terminally Ill at 25 and Fighting Fake News on Vaccines Opinion, December 11

    In 2015, an anti-vaccination campaign in Ireland caused a sudden fall in the uptake of the HPV vaccine. Then Laura Brennan got involved.

  61. House Hunting in England: A Modernist Gem in the Countryside Real Estate, December 11

    The English harbor city of Bristol, near the Welsh border, is emerging as a vibrant alternative to increasingly expensive London.

  62. Concrete and Glass in an English Meadow Slideshow, December 11

    This energy-efficient house, built into a hillside in South West England, is on the market for $3.8 million.

  63. How to Have a 5-Star Hotel Experience in Paris Without Booking a Room Travel, December 11

    Aimez-vous le luxe?

  64. Turkey and Russia Judged Bigger Risk Than ISIS for U.S. Troops in Syria World, December 11

    American commanders have requested guidance on dealing with an attack from those armed groups and others from Iran and the Syrian government, but officials say they have received muddled direction.

  65. Who Keeps Europe’s Farm Billions Flowing? Often, Those Who Benefit World, December 11

    Conflict-of-interest rules are uneven. Influence-peddling is murky. The enormous E.U. subsidy program is built to keep the money moving.

  66. Aung San Suu Kyi Defends Myanmar Against Rohingya Genocide Accusations World, December 11

    After hearing a roll call of horrors inflicted on Rohingya Muslims, the Nobel laureate explained Myanmar’s case in The Hague.

  67. China Displaces Turkey as Top Jailer of Journalists in 2019 World, December 11

    In its annual survey, the Committee to Protect Journalists found that at least 250 journalists are imprisoned around the world, largely by authoritarian leaders.

  68. As Rivals Fight for Control of Libya, Erdogan Says Turkey May Jump In World, December 10

    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey might send troops to Libya to counter Russian-backed militia forces.

  69. Yuri M. Luzhkov, 83, Dies; Mayor at Dawn of Post-Soviet Moscow World, December 10

    An energetic leader, he steered the Russian capital out of its gloom, dominating Moscow’s political system while his wife became the richest woman in the country.

  70. Johann Baptist Metz, Theologian of Compassion, Dies at 91 World, December 10

    One of the most influential Catholic theologians of the 20th century, he challenged his fellow German Catholics to face the reality of Auschwitz.

  71. Trump and Pompeo Spoke to Russian Official About U.S. Elections. Did Only One Deliver a Warning? World, December 10

    The visit of Sergey Lavrov to Washington came at a delicate moment in the relationship between President Trump and Russia.

  72. A Sick U.K. Boy’s Story Was True. But False Posts Followed. World, December 10

    An accurate story about an overcrowded hospital quickly became an election issue in Britain. Then came disinformation on social media.

  73. Nobel Peace Laureate Says Social Media Sows Hate in Ethiopia World, December 10

    Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed warned against the “gospel of revenge and retribution” as he accepted the Nobel Prize in Oslo.

  74. Christmas Pyramid Lights Up Alabama City U.S., December 10

    Cullman, Ala., has displayed a 30-foot-tall wooden Weihnachtspyramide, or Christmas pyramid, to celebrate the city’s German roots.

  75. Genius, Genocide Denier or Both? Books, December 10

    Peter Handke, the Austrian author who was awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature, has been accused of falsifying history and praising war criminals.

  76. A Swiss Watch That Lets You in on Its Secrets T Magazine, December 10

    Through the back of Vacheron Constantin’s luxurious new timepiece, you can see what makes it tick.

  77. The War That Continues to Shape Russia, 25 Years Later World, December 10

    Haunting images show how the first Chechen war humiliated post-Soviet Russia, exposed its weakness, strengthened hard-liners and enabled the rise of Vladimir V. Putin.

  78. Roxette Singer Marie Fredriksson Is Dead at 61 Obituaries, December 10

    As part of the Swedish duo, who gained fame in the 1980s and ’90s, Ms. Fredriksson was known for her breathy voice and dynamic onstage presence.

  79. Roxette Singer Marie Fredriksson Is Dead at 61 Arts, December 10

    As half of the Swedish duo, which gained fame in the 1980s and ’90s, Ms. Fredriksson was known for her powerful voice and dynamic onstage presence.

  80. U.K. Health Service Poses a Late Election Issue for Boris Johnson World, December 10

    There is a dawning realization among voters that the prime minister’s vow to complete Brexit could undermine the N.H.S.

  81. Following in the Footsteps of Leonardo da Vinci Arts, December 10

    Many of the artist’s works have traveled from around the world to a major show at the Louvre. But many more remain in Italy, in cities and small towns alike.

  82. Who Is Sanna Marin, Finland’s 34-Year-Old Prime Minister? World, December 10

    Ms. Marin took office on Tuesday, becoming the youngest head of government in the world. She leads a coalition headed entirely by women.

  83. Strikes Spread Across France for 6th Day, but Government Defends Its Pension Plans World, December 10

    Protesters took to the streets again to protest President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to overhaul the retirement system. His government showed no sign of backing down.

  84. Czech Hospital Shooting Leaves at Least 6 Dead World, December 10

    A man who was believed to be the attacker killed himself as officers closed in, the authorities said. The shooting was the deadliest in the country since 2015.

  85. Who’s Spreading Disinformation in U.K. Election? You Might Be Surprised World, December 10

    Foreign meddling was once the most feared source of online deception before critical elections. Now, some candidates themselves are turning to such manipulative tactics.

  86. The Fury in France Opinion, December 10

    Could the latest round of strikes spell the beginning of the end for Emmanuel Macron?

  87. In Myanmar Army’s Corner, Aung San Suu Kyi Will Defend It in Rohingya Genocide Case World, December 10

    Once a champion for human rights, she is now expected to argue at The Hague that the world has been deceived by report after report of atrocities against Rohingya Muslims.

  88. Worried, Scared and Paralyzed: Lives Caught in Brexit Limbo Business, December 10

    Whether Brexit would be good for business or not, the interminable nature of leaving the European Union has already created problems for those concerned about their livelihoods.

  89. Report Details Interactions Between F.B.I. and Dossier Author U.S., December 9

    The inspector general provided a close look at what seemed at times to be a bungled relationship between Christopher Steele and the bureau.

  90. Russian Foreign Minister Likely to Discuss Nuclear Arms With Trump and Pompeo World, December 9

    Sergey V. Lavrov is set to visit the White House on Tuesday afternoon, for a conversation that could include extending the last major nuclear treaty between the United States and Russia.

  91. With France in Uproar Over Pensions, Macron May Need One Early World, December 9

    A standoff over the president’s plan to simplify a generous retirement system raises doubts about his ability to change France.

  92. Pete Buttigieg’s Stint at McKinsey: So What? Opinion, December 9

    A reader who is also a McKinsey alum explains that the young Pete Buttigieg would have had little choice in what he worked on. Also: Ending a life full of pain; the art of managing one’s time.

  93. An Art History Mystery with No Shortage of Sleuths Arts, December 9

    Is a bronze statue discovered in France a 16th century Renaissance masterpiece or a (much less valuable) 17th century copy? Readers shared their theories, opinions and expertise.

  94. Sweden Charges Ex-Ambassador to China Over Secret Meetings World, December 9

    The diplomat, Anna Lindstedt, is accused of arranging unauthorized talks between the daughter of a detained bookseller and two men representing Chinese interests.

  95. In First Meeting With Putin, Zelensky Plays to a Draw Despite a Bad Hand World, December 9

    The presidents of Ukraine and Russia met face-to-face for the first time, seeking to end the war in their border region. It appeared to be a draw, rather than the Putin domination some had feared.

  96. Sanna Marin of Finland to Become World’s Youngest Prime Minister World, December 9

    At 34, Ms. Marin will head a coalition made up of five parties, in a government led by women.

  97. The 25 Rooms That Influence the Way We Design T Magazine, December 9

    Three designers, two journalists and an interiors photographer gathered at The New York Times to make a list of history’s most enduring and significant spaces. Here are the results.

  98. ‘The Ferrante Effect’: In Italy, Women Writers Are Ascendant Books, December 9

    “My Brilliant Friend” and Elena Ferrante’s other best-selling books are inspiring female novelists and shaking up the country’s male-dominated literary establishment.

  99. NATO Conference Is Canceled After U.S. Ambassador Barred a Trump Critic World, December 8

    An expert was scheduled to speak at the Copenhagen event but was told the ambassador, Carla Sands, had vetoed his participation.

  100. I.M.F., Endorsing Zelensky, Approves Loan for Ukraine World, December 8

    The International Monetary Fund, in conditionally agreeing to lend the country $5.5 billion over three years, cited “impressive progress” under President Volodymyr Zelensky.

  101. Brexit Will Bring a Baby Boom, Boris Johnson Promises World, December 8

    Another dubious claim has drawn attention on the campaign trail in the lead-up to British elections on Thursday.

  102. Young Voters Helped Upend the Last U.K. Election. Can It Happen Again? World, December 8

    The left-wing opposition Labour Party outperformed most polls in 2017 thanks in part to its strength among young people, who appear to have registered in larger numbers this time around.

  103. Young Voters Helped Upend Last U.K. Election. Can It Happen Again? World, December 8

    The left-wing opposition Labour Party outperformed most polls in 2017 thanks in part to its strength among young people, who appear to have registered in larger numbers this time around.

  104. ‘I Have Told Everything,’ Says Whistle-Blower in China Crackdown World, December 7

    Asiye Abdulaheb said she had helped spread documents exposing China’s detentions of Muslim minorities in Xinjiang.

  105. Finland Is a Capitalist Paradise Opinion, December 7

    Can high taxes be good for business? You bet.

  106. France’s Weekend of Discontent: Yellow Vest and Pension Protesters Gather World, December 7

    Few trains were running and most Paris metro lines were closed in the face of a strike and the long-running protests.

  107. U.K. Halts Torture Case Against Former First Lady of Liberia World, December 7

    A judge ruled that Agnes Reeves Taylor, the ex-wife of former President Charles Taylor, could not be tried in London over accusations of atrocity in her country’s civil war.

  108. 11 of Our Best Weekend Reads U.S., December 7

    How two nonprofits took on Amazon and won, hand-clapping games from around the world and wedding websites that promise to stop romanticizing weddings at former slave plantations.

  109. Call It a Crime of Pasta World, December 7

    The famous pasta-making women of Bari, Italy, are worried that a crackdown on contraband orecchiette pasta could threaten their way of life.

  110. Hundreds Spending the Night in Sleeping Bags on Times Square New York, December 7

    World’s Big Sleep Out, drawing attention to homelessness, happened on Saturday in New York, London and other cities.

  111. Splintered Isle: A Journey Through Brexit Britain World, December 7

    As Britain heads for an election, a Times reporter spent two weeks driving from London to Glasgow. He found a country united only by its disunity.

  112. America Doesn’t Need France’s Economy Opinion, December 6

    We’ll always have Paris. But please spare us the wealth tax.

  113. French Strike Aims to Save an Envied, but Convoluted, Approach to Pensions World, December 6

    In France, train drivers can retire at 52, public utility workers at 57 and ballet dancers at 42. President Macron calls the tangle outdated and unsustainable. A million French protesters disagree.

  114. Will the Next Great Male Ski Racer Please Come Down the Hill? Sports, December 6

    Mikaela Shiffrin dominates women’s ski racing. The retirement of Marcel Hirscher has left void on the men’s side.

  115. Teenager Pleads Guilty to Throwing Boy Off Balcony at Tate Modern in London World, December 6

    Jonty Bravery, who faced one count of attempted murder, intended to kill the boy so he could be on the news, the authorities said.

  116. Hugh, Actually: In U.K. Campaign, Voters Find an Actor at the Door World, December 6

    Celebrities have long thrown the weight of their public personas behind political candidates. But Hugh Grant has been one of the most active ahead of Britain’s general election.

  117. ‘Black Friday’ Headline Is Condemned by Stars of Italian Soccer World, December 6

    A headline alongside photos of two black players in the Corriere dello Sport brought new condemnations of racism in Italy. The newspaper said it had suffered a “lynching.”

  118. Cold Stopped a Woman’s Heart for 6 Hours, Then Helped Save Her Life World, December 6

    Audrey Mash got caught in a snowstorm while hiking in the Pyrenees. Doctors say she experienced the longest period of cardiac arrest that a patient has survived in Spain.

  119. London Fire Commissioner Steps Down After Grenfell Criticism World, December 6

    Families of victims who died in the Grenfell Tower fire had called for Dany Cotton’s resignation. She was accused of “remarkable insensitivity” by the chairman of a government inquiry into the fire.

  120. Visiting Auschwitz, Merkel Warns Against Danger to Liberal Democracy World, December 6

    Stressing that it was “a German death camp, run by Germans,” Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke of the threat posed by revisionist history and rising hatred.

  121. Now Drawing Viewers: The Election Interview Boris Johnson Won’t Do World, December 6

    Britain’s prime minister has yet to set a date with Andrew Neil, the BBC’s feared political interrogator. But Mr. Neil’s challenge to him is spreading widely on social media.

  122. A Movie Torn From the Pages of His Life World, December 6

    Ladj Ly started with videos of police confrontations with his friends in Paris’s immigrant suburbs. Now, his wrenching film “Les Misérables” is up for an Oscar.

  123. France Is Hit by Second Day of Pension Strikes as Unions Dig In World, December 6

    Transportation was severely disrupted in Paris and other cities, a day after huge protests over government plans to overhaul pensions. Unions are planning more protests next week.

  124. Events to Shake, or Gently Rattle, the World in 2020 Opinion, December 6

    Plan the year ahead with a lineup of international events including the creation of a vast carpet made of flowers in Brussels, the Summer Olympics in Tokyo and the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s voyage from Plymouth, England.

  125. On the Rooftops of Paris, a New Kind of Urban Garden T Magazine, December 6

    The landscape architect Arnaud Casaus is creating green spaces wilder and warmer than those found at street level.

  126. Russian Court Bans Politically Active Student From Blogging World, December 6

    Yegor Zhukov, who was also given a three-year suspended sentence, has become a symbol of the anti-Kremlin protests that rocked Moscow last summer.

  127. General Strike in France Challenges Macron’s Latest Ambition for Change World, December 5

    The president wants to combine a complex of 42 different generous pension schemes into one state system. It scares fellow citizens. And his personal style grates on many.

  128. Spain’s ‘Big Brother’ Accused of Recording Sexual Assault and Making Victim Watch World, December 5

    A former contestant on the reality show says its staff stood by as she was sexually assaulted while unconscious, then filmed her emotional reaction to a video of the assault.

  129. Portrait of a Killer, in His Own Words World, December 5

    The extremist behind last week’s London Bridge attack wrote letters to the authorities from jail, claiming that he was on a “new path” and was “learning to become a good Muslim.”

  130. Portrait of London Bridge Killer, in His Own Words World, December 5

    The extremist behind last week’s London Bridge attack wrote letters to the authorities from jail, claiming that he was on a “new path” and was “learning to become a good Muslim.”

  131. Zelensky’s Opponents Fear He Is Ready to Capitulate to Russia World, December 5

    The Ukrainian president’s political opponents worry that the Trump impeachment inquiry may have weakened Ukraine’s position before peace talks in Paris next week.

  132. Kentucky and Michigan to Play a Game in London Next Season Sports, December 5

    The deal comes as more American college sports teams play in Europe.

  133. ‘A Present From Norway and It’s Dead’: Christmas Tree Unites London in Dismay World, December 5

    “It looks like a Christmas tree losing hair,” one Londoner said of the fir in Trafalgar Square. It did not put everyone in the holiday spirit.

  134. The Chinese Roots of Italy’s Far-Right Rage Business, December 5

    The country’s new politics are often attributed to anger over migrants. But the story begins decades ago, when China first targeted small textile towns.

  135. Protests Fill Streets of Paris Video, December 5

    Workers across France staged walkouts and joined demonstrations in opposition to President Emmanuel Macron’s efforts to overhaul the pension system.

  136. NATO Is Full of Freeloaders. But It’s How We Defend the Free World. Opinion, December 5

    Europe without American protection is a continental disaster waiting to happen.

  137. The Lost Jewish Brands of Berlin Style, December 5

    Once upon a time the German capital had a thriving fashion industry run by Jews. The Nazis destroyed it. Now one company is trying to bring it back.

  138. For Entertaining Musicals, Look No Further Than … Paris Arts, December 5

    The genre has long been seen as minor in the French capital, but a string of English-language productions is creating a pleasingly upbeat dynamic.

  139. Strikes Against Macron’s Pension Plans Shut Down Much of France World, December 5

    Workers across the country were staging walkouts and joining demonstrations to register their opposition to President Emmanuel Macron’s efforts to overhaul the pension system.

  140. Threats and Abuse Change How Female Candidates Campaign in U.K. Election World, December 4

    This is politics in a climate of fear and intimidation: Inconspicuous offices with no campaign posters and multiple security cameras. No canvassing after dark. Death threats.

  141. Anti-Semitic Imagery Could Cost Belgian Carnival Its UNESCO Status World, December 4

    As the United Nations agency considers whether to rescind the cultural heritage designation, a city’s mayor has tried to renounce the honor.

  142. Mocked Abroad and Assailed at Home, Trump Returns to Face Impeachment U.S., December 4

    Two days in London on the world stage provided him no respite.

  143. With Internal Squabbling on Vivid Display, What’s Next for NATO? World, December 4

    The alliance might not be suffering “brain death” but it faces new technologies, new rivals, new weapons and a changing America.

  144. Jewish Graves Desecrated in Historic French Cemetery World, December 4

    It was the latest in a series of anti-Semitic incidents in the region.

  145. A Divorced Mother Sues After Losing Her Title as Miss Ukraine World, December 4

    Veronika Didusenko accused the Miss World organization of discrimination after being forced to give up her crown because she did not meet the entry requirements.

  146. Turkey’s Psychedelic Rock Star Speaks Her Mind, Ambiguously Arts, December 4

    Gaye Su Akyol has revived a style of music once thought deeply uncool, and she uses it to comment poetically on her country.

  147. Giuliani, Facing Scrutiny, Travels to Europe to Interview Ukrainians U.S., December 4

    President Trump’s personal lawyer has been in Budapest and Kyiv this week to talk with former Ukrainian prosecutors for a documentary series intended to debunk the impeachment case.

  148. What’s ‘Fair’ When It Comes to Carbon Emissions? Opinion, December 4

    The average American and Australian generates nearly 3½ times the global average of carbon dioxide pollution.

  149. U.N. Asks for Record Funds for Aid Programs World, December 4

    Citing wars and the effects of climate change that have produced a flood of refugees, the agency is seeking nearly $30 billion for humanitarian relief in 2020.

  150. House Hunting in the Canary Islands: A Villa Near the Ocean Real Estate, December 4

    On the island of Tenerife, the housing market hit bottom about a decade ago. Now tourism and development are bringing it back — but it’s a slow process.