Tiny Islands Make for Big Tensions Between Greece and Turkey

Incursions by Turkish military ships and jets into Greek territory have spiked and the potential for conflict is the greatest it has been in 20 years.

Nobel Panel Admits Inquiry Found Sexual Misconduct, but Nothing Illegal

Charges against Jean-Claude Arnault, a cultural arbiter, have rocked the Swedish Academy. It is forwarding to the police some results of its investigation.

From Janitor to Chief Justice: Could Joaquim Barbosa be Brazil’s Next President?

Brazil’s first black Supreme Court justice, a newcomer to politics, has emerged as a central figure in a race he has yet to formally join.

Nicaragua Roiled by Protests Over Social Security Benefits

At least three people, including a police officer, have been killed in three days of sometimes violent demonstrations.

A Canadian Terrorism Disclosure on a Times Podcast: the Canada Letter

In this week’s Canada Letter: a conversation with Rukmini Callimachi about covering terrorism and her new podcast which includes a startling confession.

Gaza Protest Draws Fewer People but Remains Deadly

Among four reported killed by Israeli snipers was a 15-year-old boy. Israel’s defense minister said there were fewer people but more “terror activity.”

Natalie Portman Backs Out of Israeli Award Ceremony

The latest celebrity to opt out of an event in Israel over disagreements with its government, Ms. Portman cited her distress over “recent events” in Israel.

Suspects in Attack on Ex-Spy Are in Russia, U.K. Newspaper Reports

Investigators identified the suspects by scanning flight manifests for passengers entering and exiting Britain, The Daily Telegraph reported. The police would not confirm the report.

Michael Cohen, North Korea, Avicii: Your Friday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Thousands Evacuated in Berlin After World War II Bomb Is Found

The 70-year-old explosive, which the Berlin police said had mostly likely been dropped by a British bomber, was found during construction north of the main train station.

The Saturday Profile: Long Before Cambridge Analytica, a Belief in the ‘Power of the Subliminal’

Decades ago, Nigel Oakes believed it was possible, using science, to influence human behavior on a mass scale. That ultimately led to data mining.

A French Honor Not Always for the Honorable; Assad Returns His

The Legion of Honor goes to luminaries in many fields — and also to some less-obvious figures. Noriega and Putin have been among the recipients.

A Trace of Novichok on Your Salad?

A farmer in Russia has introduced a sunflower oil named for the military-grade nerve agent used to poison a Russian former spy and his daughter in Britain.

Kangaroo Pelted With Rocks Dies in Chinese Zoo, and Fury Flies

Attacks on the animals in southeastern China have unleashed anger and bafflement about the behavior of visitors.

Confronting a Crisis? Now, Kim Jong-un Can Just Pick Up the Phone

North Korea and South Korea have installed the first-ever telephone hotline between their top leaders in another sign of improving relations.

Sanctions Are Hurting North Korea. Can They Make Kim Give In?

Despite President Trump’s “maximum pressure,” there is no sign of economic crisis in the North. Does that make its leader, Kim Jong-un, less likely to give up his weapons?

Rodrigo Duterte, Who Bristles at Foreign Critics, Has Begun Deporting Them

The Philippine president has overseen the deportation or detention of two foreigners who oppose his policies in recent days, including a 71-year-old nun.

Swaziland’s King Wants His Country to Be Called eSwatini

It means “land of the Swazis” in the local language. The name Swaziland dates to the period of British colonial rule, which ended in 1968.

Seeking Foreign Money, G.O.P. Donor Pushed for Trump to Golf With Malaysian Premier

Documents reveal new details about the efforts of Elliott Broidy to exploit his White House ties. They also raise questions about whether Trump administration officials knew of his attempts.

Libyan Strongman’s Illness Stokes Fears of a Succession Feud

Each day that Gen. Khalifa Hifter is absent from Libya with no clear report of his condition, concern grows of a violent fight to succeed him.

Rome Journal: ‘Shut Up, Satan’: Rome Course Teaches Exorcism, Even by Cellphone

The annual seminar seeks to train an army of exorcists to confront spreading demonic forces. Behind it is a sense that the Roman Catholic Church has gone astray.

Big Protests in South Africa Force Ramaphosa to End London Visit

The new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has pledged to curb corruption and increase economic growth — goals vital for the political survival of the governing African National Congress.

Who Is Miguel Díaz-Canel, Cuba’s New President?

Most expect Cuba’s new president to be a leader of continuity after Raúl Castro. But he also has to figure out how to resuscitate Cuba’s economy.

‘Fighting Very Diligently’ for 3 Americans Held by North Korea

“We are doing our very best,” President Trump said of the three detainees, all Korean-Americans.

Hans Asperger Aided Nazi Child Euthanasia, Study Says

The autism researcher collaborated with the Third Reich and actively assisted in the killing of disabled children, a new report says.

Four Masked Burglars Steal Jade and Gold Artifacts From Museum in England

Witnesses reported seeing the thieves break a first-floor window on Tuesday at the Museum of East Asian Art and steal items of “priceless” significance, the police said.

North Korea Removes Major Obstacle to U.S. Negotiations, South Says

Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader, will cease to demand that U.S. troops leave South Korea as a condition for denuclearizing, the South’s president said.

Fidel Died and Raúl Resigned, but Castros Still Hold Sway in Cuba

Stalwarts and heirs of the Communist revolution will help support — and scrutinize — Cuba’s new president, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez.

Greek Court Upends Rules Limiting Migrants’ Movements

The Council of State ruled that migrants arriving on Greek islands should no longer be held there while their asylum claims were assessed.

Frenchman Is First in World to Get 2 Full Face Transplants

Jérôme Hamon, a bookseller who has a genetic disease, underwent a second transplant after his body rejected the first because he had taken an antibiotic for a cold.