1. Germanwings Crash Exposes History of Denial on Risk of Pilot Suicide

    Investigations have exposed a series of failures and weaknesses throughout the airline industry in dealing with mental illness among pilots.

  1. Afghanistan President, Ashraf Ghani, Blames ISIS for Deadly Suicide Bombing at Bank

    If the Islamic State’s role is confirmed, the attack would be a major escalation of the group’s activities in Afghanistan.

  2. Obama Urges ‘Creative’ Talks to Bridge Divide With Iran on Sanctions

    Iranian leaders have insisted in recent days that the sanctions be lifted as soon as a written accord is signed, a position that the country’s foreign minister reinforced on Friday.

  3. U.N. Calls on Western Nations to Shelter Syrian Refugees

    Not since the wave of people fleeing war in Vietnam have the world’s industrialized countries been under such intense pressure to share the burden of taking in refugees, experts say.

  4. Kabul Journal
    At Afghan Weddings, His Side, Her Side and 600 Strangers

    Strangers seeking banquet fare arrive in droves as many seem to know this saying: “With a wedding every night, there is no need to go hungry.”

  5. Google’s Steely Foe in Europe

    2:11 PM ETThe European Union’s commissioner for competition has a reputation for being tough, but she says it’s her responsibility to make sure that competition is fair and open.

  6. Technophoria
    Technology That Prods You to Take Action, Not Just Collect Data

    1:49 PM ETNew self-monitoring devices are more about behavior change than data-gathering.

  7. Lawsuit in Spain Seeks Recognition of Another Dalí Creation: A Daughter

    2:45 PM ETA lawsuit filed in March by Pilar Abel, a tarot card reader, claims that her mother had a “clandestine love affair” with the painter in the 1950s.

  8. Israel and Palestinians Reach Tax Deal

    1:18 PM ETResolving a monthslong dispute, Israel will release $470 million in taxes collected on behalf of the Palestinians, after deductions for Palestinian debts.

  9. One Killed in Kashmir Valley Protest

    1:10 PM ETThe young man was killed on Saturday when police and security forces fired on stone-throwing protesters in the western part of the Kashmir Valley, the police said.

  10. Australian Police Arrest 5 Men They Say Were Planning Terror Attacks

    Two of the men, both 18, had been preparing to attack police officers in Melbourne during a national holiday, the authorities said Saturday.

  11. Vivian Nicholson, Rags-to-Riches-to-Rags Icon, Dies at 79

    Mrs. Nicholson was just 25 when she won a sports bet that paid more than £150,000, the equivalent today of about $4.5 million, and her life inspired a musical and a BBC television film.

  12. The Saturday Profile
    Writer Retreats to a Kabul That Lives Only in His Memories and Books

    The product of a rare period of peace and tolerance in Afghanistan’s history, Rahnaward Zaryab’s work flourished in the ’70s, before invasion and civil war.

  13. Seller in Canceled Internment-Camp Auction Comes Forward

    After an auction of artifacts from Japanese-American internment camps was called off, the seller stepped forward to explain his reasoning.

  14. Referendum Reshapes Scottish Political Terrain

    The Scottish National Party is expected to gain power in the national election on May 7.

  15. 36 Hours
    What to Do on the Left Bank, Paris

    The Right Bank may be more international and trendy, but sometimes you want to pretend you’re inside a black-and-white Robert Doisneau photo.

  16. Nick Cave’s ‘The Sick Bag Song,’ an Epic Poem Composed on Tour

    The musician and author’s new literary work is a mash-up of prose, poetry, song lyrics and autobiography that he is selling directly online.

  17. Once-Prized Tibetan Mastiffs Are Discarded as Fad Ends in China

    During the heights of a Tibetan mastiff craze, the dogs fetched as much as $200,000 each. Now, some are being sold to a slaughterhouse for $5 a head.

  18. On Baseball
    Ichiro Suzuki’s Hitting Remains Constant Amid Changes

    Suzuki has 2,848 hits in the majors and probably needs another season to reach 3,000, but he is exceptionally fit, and motivated.

  19. In Canada, It’s March Madness in April

    The Ottawa Senators, the Montreal Canadiens, the Calgary Flames, the Vancouver Canucks and the Winnipeg Jets give Canada the most teams it has had in the playoffs since 2004.

  20. Footsteps
    In Ireland, Chasing the Wandering Soul of Yeats

    Exploring Innisfree, the tiny bristling island in the middle of a lake that William Bulter Yeats immortalized in verse.


  1. Opinion: We Armenians Shouldn’t Let Genocide Define Us
  2. Editorial: Turkey’s Willful Amnesia
  3. David Brooks: When Cultures Shift
  4. Paul Krugman: That Old-Time Economics