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Amazon Sees in Brazil Continent-Size Profits and Problems

Amazon Sees in Brazil Continent-Size Profits and Problems

An Amazon logo in São Paulo, Brazil, a country where complicated taxes, high import costs and difficult roads pose problems for the company.

Netanyahu, Linked to $300,000 in Bribes, Says He Won’t Quit

Netanyahu, Linked to $300,000 in Bribes, Says He Won’t Quit

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel used an appearance at a conference of local government officials in Tel Aviv on Wednesday to mount a detailed defense against corruption allegations.

Egypt’s Soccer Star Aims for a New Goal: Humbling His Own Bosses

Egypt’s Soccer Star Aims for a New Goal: Humbling His Own Bosses

The soccer star Mohamed Salah, arguably the most popular man in Egypt, has accused his nation’s soccer association of mismanagement and incompetence.

‘They Eat Money’: How Mandela’s Political Heirs Grow Rich Off Corruption

‘They Eat Money’: How Mandela’s Political Heirs Grow Rich Off Corruption

A dairy farm turned out to be a classic South African fraud, prosecutors say: Millions of dollars from state coffers, meant to uplift the poor, vanished in a web of bank accounts controlled by politically connected companies and individuals.

Police in Turkey Break Up Mothers’ Weekly Vigil

Police in Turkey Break Up Mothers’ Weekly Vigil

Emine Ocak, who is said to be in her 80s, was detained by the police in Istanbul on Saturday. She has attended vigils regularly since her son disappeared in 1995.

Raised by ISIS, Returned to Chechnya: ‘These Children Saw Terrible Things’

Raised by ISIS, Returned to Chechnya: ‘These Children Saw Terrible Things’

Belant Zulgayeva walking with her grandsons in the village of Dachu-Borzoi, outside Grozny, Russia.

E.U. Sees Real Brexit Talks at Last — and Real Dangers

E.U. Sees Real Brexit Talks at Last — and Real Dangers

Prime Minister Theresa May is trying to negotiate Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. One stumbling block is the nature of the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland.

All of Chile’s Catholic Bishops Offer to Quit Over Sex Abuse Scandal

All of Chile’s Catholic Bishops Offer to Quit Over Sex Abuse Scandal

Pope Francis with Chile’s bishops at the Vatican this week. He accused them of “grave negligence” in protecting “vulnerable children.”

Crisis Consumes a Land of Pretty Islands, as Justices and Ex-Leader Are Arrested

Crisis Consumes a Land of Pretty Islands, as Justices and Ex-Leader Are Arrested

A protest on Sunday in Malé, the capital of the Maldives, against the government’s delay in releasing opposition leaders from jail, despite a Supreme Court order.

Trump Threatens Iran on Twitter, Warning Rouhani of Dire ‘Consequences’

Trump Threatens Iran on Twitter, Warning Rouhani of Dire ‘Consequences’

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran at a meeting with a group of Foreign Ministry officials on Sunday in Tehran.

Hong Kong Professor Arrested After Wife’s Body Is Found in Suitcase

Hong Kong Professor Arrested After Wife’s Body Is Found in Suitcase

A residential block at the University of Hong Kong, where a professor suspected of killing his wife lived with his family.

Closing of Philippine Tourist Hub Stirs Fears of Military Takeover

Closing of Philippine Tourist Hub Stirs Fears of Military Takeover

Members of Filipino Navy SEAL units during a drill on Wednesday on the resort island of Boracay. On Thursday it is being closed to tourism for six months.

A Cage Fighter With a Soft Touch for Hard-Core Jihadists

A Cage Fighter With a Soft Touch for Hard-Core Jihadists

Usman Raja at the Fight Science gym in Aldershot, England. Over the last eight years, Mr. Raja, a former cage fighter, has helped reintegrate more than 50 released prisoners convicted of terrorism offenses.

‘We Abandoned Them’: Pope Francis Condemns Sex Abuse and Cover-Up

‘We Abandoned Them’: Pope Francis Condemns Sex Abuse and Cover-Up

Pope Francis at the Vatican on Sunday. A letter issued on Monday may have been the first time a pope has addressed the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics about sexual abuse, a Vatican spokesman said.

Macron Had a Big Plan for Europe. It’s Now Falling Apart.

Macron Had a Big Plan for Europe. It’s Now Falling Apart.

President Emmanuel Macron speaking in Épinal, France, on Tuesday. Mr. Macron’s proposed European overhaul has been hamstrung by the results of elections in Germany and Italy.

For Gaza Protester, Living or Dying Is the ‘Same Thing’

For Gaza Protester, Living or Dying Is the ‘Same Thing’

Palestinians gathered for a protest at the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel on Friday.


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