Exit polls in Bavaria show voters spurning Merkel's allies, boosting parties on the left and right

BERLIN — Voters in the southern German heartland of Bavaria appeared to have dealt a stinging blow to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative allies on Sunday. The result, if confirmed, marks a humbling moment for the Christian Social Union, a party…

Kushner Likely Paid No Federal Income Taxes for Years, Documents Show

ImageJared Kushner, first down the steps of Air Force One, probably avoided paying federal income taxes via his family’s real estate investments.CreditCreditAl Drago for The New York Times Kushner Likely Paid No Federal Income Taxes for Years, Documents Show Confidential…

Does the Jamal Khashoggi case show tyrants are enjoying an “age of impunity”?

BEIRUT — The disappearance of a prominent Saudi journalist raises a dark question for anyone who dares criticize governments or speak out against those in power: Will the world have their back? Dictators and autocrats have always sought to silence…

Saudis discussed plan to lure Jamal Khashoggi to Saudi Arabia, US intercepts show

Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi journalist and critic of the regime, has been missing for more than a week after going to the Saudi consulate general in Istanbul to obtain wedding papers. Turkish officials privately believe he was killed at the…

Screenshots show Khashoggi did not see text messages after entering Saudi consulate

Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE WASHINGTON — Missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi checked his cellphone just before entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week,…

Crown prince sought to lure Khashoggi back to Saudi Arabia and detain him, US intercepts show

The crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, ordered an operation to lure Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi back to Saudi Arabia from his home in Virginia and then detain him, according to U.S. intelligence intercepts of Saudi officials…

Melania Trump says women who accuse men of sexual misconduct need to “show the evidence”

First lady Melania Trump said that women who accuse men of sexual misconduct need to “show the evidence,” and that men as well as women should be heard in cases of alleged sexual assault. Trump spoke with ABC News in…

Espionage scandals show Russian army's growing clout

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s military spies are being mocked abroad as bunglers but the army’s influence over Kremlin foreign policy is growing and there is little likelihood it will halt its “black operations”. FILE PHOTO: GRU, Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate…

Bulgarian Journalist, Host of Anticorruption TV Show, Is Beaten and Killed

Bulgarian Journalist, Host of Anticorruption TV Show, Is Beaten and Killed By Marc Santora Oct. 8, 2018 ImageViktoria Marinova was last seen alive Saturday morning, when she had coffee with friends before going for a run.CreditCreditTVN television, via Agence France-Presse…

Pompeo goes to North Korea under pressure to show progress

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo headed off to North Korea on Friday under pressure to produce tangible progress at persuading the country to get rid of its nuclear weapons as President Donald Trump seeks a second summit with…