Russian Trolls Were Sloppy, but Indictment Still ‘Points at the Kremlin’

Yevgeny Prigozhin, center right, with President Vladimir Putin at his school lunches factory outside St. Petersburg, Russia, in 2010. Pool photo by Alexei Druzhinin MOSCOW — Trolling political opponents has become so routine in Russia, such a part of the everyday landscape, that operations are typically performed without much effort to cover any tracks. So …

Playlist: The Playlist: Frank Ocean Rescues ‘Moon River,’ and 10 More New Songs

Frank Ocean reinterpreted "Moon River" for a Valentine's Day release.CreditAngela Weiss/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Every Friday, pop critics for The New York Times weigh in on the week’s most notable new songs and videos — and anything else that strikes them as intriguing. This week, Courtney Barnett gets revved up about harassment, Gregory Porter …

Fierce but Frail, Malaysia’s Mahathir, 92, Aims to Topple Protégé

Former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad of Malaysia, now an opposition candidate for the post, in the western town of Sekinchan last month. Manan Vatsyayana/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images PERAI, Malaysia — Mahathir Mohamad, who led Malaysia for decades with dagger-sharp rhetoric and increasingly autocratic ways, is 92 and in frail health. But he wants his …

In Wake of Florida Massacre, Gun-Control Advocates Look to Connecticut

A Connecticut State Police detective holds Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, the same make and model of gun that Adam Lanza used to kill 20 students and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012. Jessica Hill/Associated Press In the aftermath of the rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, where 20 children and six …

Theresa May, in Munich, Calls for Swift Security Pact and Offers Concession

Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday in Germany. Thomas Kienzle/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images MUNICH — With Britain’s exit from the European Union looming, Prime Minister Theresa May is a woman in a hurry. On Saturday, just a little more than a year before the process known as …

Driven From Island Homes by Storms, Dialysis Patients Can Do Little but Wait

Juanita Edwards of St. Croix spends most of her days in bed watching the news and sleeping in between her dialysis treatments in Atlanta.CreditAudra Melton for The New York Times CHAMBLEE, Ga. — Juanita Edwards’s children, grandchildren and pets are waiting for her back home on St. Croix. The island air would be salty and …

As Ramaphosa Hails a ‘New Dawn,’ South Africans See More of the Same

South Africa’s new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, arriving at Parliament in Cape Town on Friday for his first state of the nation address. Pool photo by Gianluigi Guercia SOWETO, South Africa — Refiloe Mapanya had closely followed the tumultuous changes in South Africa’s leadership in recent days: a political knife fight inside the long-governing African National …

To Stir Discord in 2016, Russians Turned Most Often to Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, faces renewed questions about why the social network didn’t catch the Russian activity earlier or do more to stop it. Eric Risberg/Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — In 2014, Russians working for a shadowy firm called the Internet Research Agency started gathering American followers in online groups focused on issues like …