Personalities outweigh issues at NATO’s testy birthday summit

It began with Trump branding Macron “nasty” and ended with the US president describing Trudeau as “two-faced”

Boots for fallen soldiers are seen during a memorial service for the 13 people killed at Fort Hood Army Base in Texas, on Nov 10, 2009. The New York Times

On military bases, dangers come from inside

Shootings in Pensacola and Pearl Harbor reflect the rising tide of gun violence at military bases

Trump on toilets: Americans are flushing ‘10 times, 15 times’

He is taking on Americans’ flushing habits and the country’s water efficiency standards

FILE PHOTO: The logos of mobile apps, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Netflix, are displayed on a screen in this illustration picture taken December 3, 2019. Reuters

Trade war goes digital

India, South Africa have called for "rethink" of ban on tariffs on digital music, software

Hugh Grant spoke with a resident of the Finchley section of London on Sunday. He was campaigning with Luciana Berger, a Liberal Democrat. The New York Times

UK voters find an actor at the door

Hugh Grant has been one of the most active ahead of Britain’s general election

Xiyue Wang, a Princeton doctoral student, in 2015. He traveled to Iran a year later to study Farsi and conduct archival research for his dissertation. The New York Times

Iran frees Chinese-American in prisoner swap

The US releases an Iranian professor held for violating sanctions

A marker at the entrance to Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ, on Nov 9, 2018. There have been at least three suicides at Rowan in just over two months, a sober statistic officials acknowledge is the most ever in a single semester. The New York Times

3 suicides in 2 months jolt US college campus

‘It’s horrific,’ says a vice president at Rowan University in New Jersey

Resident doctors and medical students from All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) attend a candle-lit march to protest against the alleged rape and murder of a 27-year-old woman on the outskirts of Hyderabad, in New Delhi, India, December 3, 2019. REUTERS

Burnt Indian rape victim dies

She was set on fire on her way to a court hearing to testify against two men who had allegedly raped her

New therapies help patients with dementia

Clinicians rate patients who had received three months of weekly sessions as less anxious, compared with a control group


UN chief to attend Dhaka business event

The International Chamber of Commerce is hosting the event on Tuesday in Bangladesh to mark its 100th anniversary

A graphic of aides to President Donald Trump who have refused to testify in the impeachment inquiry is displayed during a House Judiciary Committee hearing about the constitutional standards for the impeachment of the president, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. Senators, temporarily relegated to the sidelines as the House begins impeachment proceedings against Trump, lament inaction as legislation languishes. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times)

It’s quiet in the halls of
the US Senate. Too quiet

Senators, temporarily relegated to the sidelines as the House begins impeachment proceedings against Trump, lament inaction as legislation languishes

South Korean actor Cha In-ha is seen in this undated picture provided by his agency Fantasio and released by Yonhap on Dec 3, 2019. REUTERS

Korean actor Cha In-ha found dead

He becomes the country's third young celebrity to die in the past two months