LAGOS, Nigeria — Gunmen kidnapped 317 girls from a boarding school in northern Nigeria on Friday, the police said, the latest in a series of mass kidnappings of students within the northern part of the country. The police and the army have begun joint operations to rescue the students after […]

“I’m sure she has no chance, and equally sure that she knows that,” said Edward Mortimer, a former United Nations official who was the chief speechwriter for Kofi Annan, the secretary general from 1997 to 2006. “It’s a brave way of demonstrating unhappiness which I’ve no doubt is quite widely […]

Tax and financial data that former President Donald J. Trump fought to keep secret for almost 18 months have been turned over to the Manhattan district attorney’s office, which is investigating attainable fraud by Mr. Trump and his company, an official said. The voluminous data, together with eight years of […]

CROIX-DES-BOUQUETS, Haiti — No less than seven prisoners and a police officer have been killed and one other person injured on Thursday after a number of inmates, together with one in all Haiti’s strongest gang leaders, escaped from a jail in Port-au-Prince, the capital, the authorities said. The spokesman for […]