1. Range of Frustrations Reached Boil as Turkey Shot Down Russian Jet

    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had nuanced reasons to allow Turkish pilots to open fire, analysts say, including his irritation with Russia over issues beyond Syria.

  2. Navigator of Downed Russian Plane Says There Was No Warning

    Contradicting Turkish officials, the navigator said he and the pilot had no time to dodge the missile that slammed into their jet.

  3. interactiveGraphic
    Sorting Out What Russia and Turkey Say Happened in the Sky

    Comparing the conflicting versions of the events.

  4. U.S. General Says Kunduz Hospital Strike Was ‘Avoidable’

    Several service members have been suspended after an internal military investigation of the American airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders facility in Afghanistan.

  5. interactiveGraphic
    The Cascade of Errors That Led to the U.S. Airstrike on an Afghan Hospital

    An American military investigation found a series failures that resulted in an attack on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz.

  6. Regulating Flow of Refugees Gains Urgency in Greece and Rest of Europe

    Efforts to create centers to better process migrants heading to Europe have come into the spotlight after the terrorist attacks in Paris this month.

  7. Brazilian Senator and Banker Are Arrested as Petrobras Scandal Widens

    A broad investigation into corruption at Petrobras, Brazil’s state-owned oil company, widened with the arrests of a sitting senator and one of the country’s top finance executives.

  8. Tunisia Says Attack in Capital Was Suicide Bombing

    Tunisian authorities, who have declared a state of emergency, also temporarily closed the border with Libya after an attack in the capital on Tuesday.

  9. Your Wednesday Mini Crossword

    Solve a bite-size crossword in just a few minutes.

  10. After Paris Attacks, Ties That Bind Patrons at a Cafe Also Burn

    8:05 PM ETIn a city where corner bistros are havens for neighbors and friends, the terrorist attacks in Paris hurt families related by blood and banter.

  11. Paris Victims, Remembered

    At least 130 people were killed Nov. 13. They included an architect, an American college student, an Algerian violinist and many, many music fans. Here are some of their stories.

  12. Uaxactún Journal
    In Guatemala, People Living Off Forests Are Tasked With Protecting Them

    Ranchers, loggers and smugglers all threaten tropical forests, but in areas given to local communities, the deforestation rate is close to zero, a study finds.

  13. As Mayor, Bernie Sanders Was More Pragmatist Than Socialist

    Bernie Sanders, who in the 1980s was mayor of Vermont’s largest city, Burlington, tended to talk globally but act locally, aligning with Republicans to get things done.

  14. A Year After Phillip Hughes’s Death, Cricket Inches Forward on Safety

    The sport has never seriously considered outlawing the bouncer, even though Phillip Hughes of Australia died after he was struck in the neck by a ball.

  15. Court in China Reduces Prison Sentence for Gao Yu, Prominent Journalist

    9:49 PM ETMs. Gao, 71, who was convicted of leaking a document that laid out plans for a campaign against Western ideas, will now serve five years rather than seven.

  16. South Korea Says It’s Working to Halt Refugees’ Return to North

    The president’s office said that her government was trying to secure the freedom of nine North Koreans, caught fleeing via Vietnam and now believed held by China.

  17. Notebook
    What Is It About Adele?

    Record-breaking sales notwithstanding, success doesn’t seem to have spoiled the singer.

  18. At the Movies With François and Hitch

    A new documentary, “Hitchcock/Truffaut,” recalls a seminal conversation about the art, science and craft of filmmaking and the impact it had.

  19. Global Soccer
    Barcelona’s Strike Force Shows the Joy of Sharing in Champions League

    Barcelona’s goal-scoring trio of Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez and Neymar put on a show in a 6-1 victory, and even Roma’s beaten goalkeeper was impressed.


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  3. Frank Bruni: The Gift of Reading
  4. Thomas L. Friedman: Letter From Saudi Arabia

PoliticsU.S. Politics

  1. At Donald Trump Rally, Ohio Students Become Part of a Lesson
  2. Obama Signs Defense Bill, Despite Guantánamo Objections