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Broadcaster Apologizes for ‘Inappropriate’ Images Aired During Olympic Parade

For television broadcasters worldwide, the parade of nations during the opening of the Olympics can be an exercise in diplomacy and global awareness, with media…

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Legacy and Policy Mix as Merkel Takes a Bow in Washington

BERLIN — Angela Merkel is scheduled to arrive at the White House on Thursday for talks with the fourth U.S. president she has known since…

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Political Crisis in Haiti as Two Prime Ministers Claim Power

The main concern right now, American officials argued, is establishing some kind of order and preventing clashes by armed factions over rival claims of authority.…

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Ethiopia Leader, Stung by World Condemnation, Denies Troops Were Defeated

In his first comments since Ethiopia suddenly ended its military operation in the northern region of Tigray, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said that his army…

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Royal Drama Unfolds in Court, but a Prince at the Center of It Is Absent

AMMAN, Jordan — In a shabby state security court on the outskirts of the Jordanian capital, a highly unusual trial is unfolding that provides a…

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A Roadblock for Iran’s President-Elect: He’s on the U.S. Sanctions List

At a 2019 rally for commanders of Iran’s powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, Ebrahim Raisi, the conservative head of the country’s judicial system at the…

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Taiwan Accuses China of Blocking Access to BioNTech Vaccines

TAIPEI, Taiwan — This is the age of “vaccine diplomacy.” It is also the era of its bitter, mudslinging opposite. For months, Taiwan has been…

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China, Russia Team Up for a Space Race With the U.S.

Luna 27 and Chang’e-6, for example, are planned to drill into the surface and return samples to Earth — a feat China already accomplished last…

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