Denmark Minister Calls Fasting Muslims ‘a Danger’ in Ramadan

Inger Stojberg, Denmark’s immigration minister, during a 2016 debate on a contentious bill that included allowing the police to seize migrants’ valuables.CreditMarie Hald/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images By Martin Selsoe Sorensen COPENHAGEN — Denmark’s immigration minister, who last year celebrated the country’s increasingly strict entry laws by posting a Facebook picture of herself with a …

Europe Edition: Mark Zuckerberg, Manchester, Ramadan: Your Wednesday Briefing

Europe Edition (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. Mark Zuckerberg in Europe, memorials in Manchester and a Ramadan uproar in Denmark. Here’s the latest: ImageCreditReuters • Mark Zuckerberg faced a barrage of questions at the European Parliament in Brussels, the latest stop on his Facebook apology tour. One member …

Philip Roth: Portnoy’s Complaint and American Pastoral columnist dies age-old 85

The novelist Philip Roth, who explored America through the contradictions of his own character for more than six decades, died on Tuesday aged 85. Roth’s career began in notoriety and ended in authority, as he grappled with questions of identity, authorship, morality and mortality in a series of novels that shaped the course of American …

Philip Roth, Towering Novelist Who Explored Lust, Jewish Life and America, Dies at 85

The New York Times sat down with Philip Roth in 2011 to talk about his life and accomplishments.Published OnMay 22, 2018CreditImage by Sara Krulwich/The New York Times Philip Roth, the prolific, protean and often blackly comic novelist whose creations included David Kepesh, an academic who turns into an exquisitely sensitive 155-pound female breast, and Alexander …

Trump Rule Would Bar Some Abortion Advice at Federally Funded Clinics

President Trump’s proposed rule takes direct aim at Planned Parenthood and reproductive health organizations like it.CreditDoug Mills/The New York Times By Julie Hirschfeld Davis WASHINGTON — President Trump’s proposal to impose new abortion restrictions on federal family planning money would bar doctors from informing a woman where she could go to receive an abortion, unless …

Paul Ryan’s Hold on Speaker’s Job Is Tested by G.O.P. Infighting

Rifts between moderate and conservative Republicans over immigration and the Russia inquiry are hurting Speaker Paul D. Ryan.CreditEric Thayer for The New York Times By Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Thomas Kaplan and Nicholas Fandos WASHINGTON — Speaker Paul D. Ryan pledged to “run through the tape” and finish out his term when he announced last month …

Stacey Abrams Wins Georgia Democratic Primary for Governor, Making History

Stacey Abrams won the Democratic nomination for governor in Georgia on Tuesday, becoming the first black woman in the United States put forward by a major party to lead a state.CreditAudra Melton for The New York Times By Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns Georgia Democrats selected the first black woman to be a major party …