Baghdad’s Fortified Green Zone Opens to Public After 15 Years

Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi made a televised address to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the defeat of the Islamic State in Mosul, but he did not address the reopening of the Green Zone. “Iraq reclaimed its lands, and the people reclaimed their will, and the citizens reclaimed their dignity, and all of us said…

Illegal Mining, ‘Worse Than at Any Other Time,’ Threatens Amazon, Study Finds

“There are very serious consequences,” Ms. Ricardo said. “Beyond the pollution, miners are getting close to uncontacted tribes, which could pose a mortal threat in terms of illness and conflict.” Mining is illegal inside indigenous territories, but in some cases tribes agree to look the other way in exchange for payment. RAISG members had hoped…

Huawei Executive’s Lawyers Fight for Bail Ahead of Extradition Decision

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Since Dec. 1, Meng Wanzhou, a top executive of the Chinese technology firm Huawei and a daughter of the company’s founder, has been detained in Vancouver at the behest of American authorities, prompting a diplomatic tussle between China and the United States. On Monday, Ms. Meng’s lawyers fought for her to…

Nobel Peace Prize Winners Demand Global Action on Mass Rape: ‘Enough is Enough!’

LONDON — Nadia Murad and Dr. Denis Mukwege, who won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for their campaigns to end mass rape in war, condemned on Monday what they called the international community’s indifference to wartime sexual violence and pleaded for new efforts to arrest or punish those responsible. “Thank you very much for this…

Scientists Find Some Hope for Coral Reefs: The Strong May Survive

The Great Barrier Reef has experienced this sort of mass bleaching before, first in 1998 and again in 2002. But 2017 was the first time the reef bleached two years in a row. The shortening of time between bleaching events is important, Dr. Hughes said, “because it means we no longer have the luxury of…

Nigel Farage, on Brexit Sidelines, Prepares for a ‘Another Great Battle’

“I said, ‘Look, you should use my fame and notoriety. I’m very happy to travel all around Europe to places where they produce wine, make chocolate, BMWs, to really try to get a public, a business campaign going in Europe to explain to them: Put pressure on your leaders put pressure on your parliaments.’ ”…

The Huawei Executive’s Arrest Is Igniting Fear. The U.S. Should Take Notice.

Days after the Canadian authorities arrested one of China’s leading technology executives at the behest of Washington, Cisco warned some employees that China might return the favor. In an email with the subject line “Travel Restriction to China,” the Silicon Valley networking giant cautioned employees against nonessential travel to China “due to recent events.” Cisco…

U.N. Approves Sweeping Deal on Migration, but Without U.S. Support

“It doesn’t say migration is a good thing or a bad thing, it’s a thing,” Louise Arbour, the United Nations official who led negotiations on the compact, told reporters in Geneva last week, emphasizing the need for the international community to address and mitigate that global reality. Work began after members of the United Nations,…