16 top historians predict the future. At the end of last year, POLITICO Magazine asked historians if 2017 had been the craziest year in American politics. That was before 2018, when several of President
From tragedy to celebration, from promising beginnings to somber farewells, these images capture a momentous 2018. Through photographers’ lenses, we saw traumatized students led from bloody classrooms
The UK has welcomed in 2019 with a flurry of new year fireworks. In London, Big Ben's customary bongs marked midnight, with an estimated 100,000 people watching from the banks of the Thames. London mayor
In his second year in office, the list of extraordinary things President Trump has done, for good and ill, continued to grow. Today, I offer my annual list of the 10 best things Trump has done in office.
Graphics by Bill Marsh ______ By any measure, 2018 was another Year of Trump. From his efforts to remake the American economy to his go-it-alone trade war to his curious pro-Putin foreign policy to the
It sounds like science fiction, but it’s not. Overnight tonight, on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, an American spacecraft called New Horizons will fly by and explore the most distant place ever visited:
[Want to get New York Today by email? Here's the sign-up.] It’s Monday: New Year’s Eve. Weather: Rain on your party, starting in midafternoon as temperatures climb through the 40s, tapering overnight.
Celebrations to ring in the new year kicked off around the world on Monday, as people gathered and commemorated with fireworks, music and visual displays of many styles. Here is a selection of images,
BEIJING (Reuters) - The pace of reform in China will not stagnate and it will open its door wider still to the outside world, President Xi Jinping said on Monday in his New Year message, as he also warned
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's Times Square erupted with fireworks and cheers at the stroke of midnight on Tuesday as thousands of hardy merrymakers braved pouring rain and watched the glowing New Year's
There is a double date in space abut to kick off above our heads, over the next 48 hours or so. On Monday NASA's Osiris-Rex probe enters into orbit around the near-Earth Bennu asteroid, the first step
Cities around the world prepared to welcome the New Year on Monday, from traditional ceremonies in Japan to fireworks displays in Sydney, Dubai, London, Edinburgh and Rio de Janeiro. At 6 a.m. ET, Auckland,
From Russia to the UK, countries around the world have celebrated the arrival of 2019. Aukland, New Zealand, was the first major city to mark the beginning of the new year, but celebrations elsewhere followed.
Sydney ushered in the 2019 New Year on Tuesday, with more than a million people lining the world famous harbour to watch the biggest fireworks display the city had ever seen. Thunderstorms earlier in evening
While many are celebrating New Year's Eve with countdowns and fireworks, at a temple in suburban Bangkok worshippers lay inside coffins and took part in traditional funeral rituals. Participants believe
European shares were slightly higher in early deals on Monday as soothing comments from Washington and Beijing about trade frictions between the world's top two economies provided some salve for investors
Fireworks lit up the skies over Auckland as New Zealand became one of the first countries to welcome the New Year on Tuesday. As the clock struck midnight, colourful fireworks burst from the top of the
A departure hall at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport was briefly evacuated on Monday evening after a man claimed to have a bomb. The national police said in a statement that the man had been arrested and hall
IFJ says 94 journalists and media workers died in targeted killings, bomb attacks and crossfire incidents this year. The number of journalists and media workers killed while carrying out their jobs rose
A multitude of man-made disasters marked year 2018 on the Christian calendar. I was born and raised on three calendars: the Iranian, the Islamic, and the Gregorian. It may sound confusing, but it is actually
In New Year address, Merkel says Germany will push for global solutions to climate change, migration, and 'terrorism'. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said Germany will take on greater responsibility
Announcement comes a month after the UN documented the existence of 202 mass graves across northern Iraq. Authorities in northern Iraq have announced the discovery of a mass grave containing the bodies
Incoming president of Brazil is a far-right populist with an affinity for military dictatorships of the country’s past. On the first day of 2019, Jair Bolsonaro will be sworn in as the president of Brazil.
UN calls on countries to take in remaining group of 49 refugees stuck in limbo on boats in Mediterranean Sea. Malta has pulled 180 refugees to safety from two boats in distress, while 49 more are stuck
Plunge in Dubai Financial Market Index was biggest among Arab bourses amid signs of slowdown in emirate's economy. Dubai's stock market ended 2018 on Monday with a 25-percent annual loss, the worst year
Package will include six bipartisan bills to fund the departments closed by government shutdown. US House Democrats are introducing a package of bills on Monday that would re-open the federal government
NEW YORK (AP) — Rain drops fell along with confetti as revelers rang in 2019 in New York's Times Square, capping a soggy New Year's Eve celebration that included singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha's stirring
LAUREL, Md. (AP) — NASA's New Horizons spacecraft pulled off the most distant exploration of another world Tuesday, skimming past a tiny, icy object 4 billion miles from Earth that looks to be shaped a