‘One of the Hardest Nights on Lesbos’: Violence Erupts Between Greeks and Refugees

Thirty people were taken to a hospital, mostly for breathing difficulties and dizziness. Officials on the Aegean Islands have warned for months that conditions there were untenable and tensions could boil over, and have called on the government to move some of the migrants elsewhere. The police have reported an increase in hate crimes across Greece. Photo Migrants linked arms during a protest on Sunday in Mytilene, the main port city of Lesbos. Credit Eurokinissi, via Associated Press The upheaval on Sunday was “one of the hardest nights on Lesbos…

For Trump and Macron, a Warm Embrace and Then Talks on Crucial Disagreements

Photo President Trump and Melania Trump, the first lady, welcomed President Emmanuel Macron of France and his wife, Brigitte, to the White House on Tuesday. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times WASHINGTON — President Trump welcomed President Emmanuel Macron of France to the White House on Tuesday for the first state visit since taking office, praising their warm relationship before meetings that will touch on crucial disagreements, particularly over the nuclear deal with Iran. “The wonderful friendship we have developed over the last year is a testament to the enduring…

Trump’s First State Dinner: Details (and Some Guesses)

The Dress The Trump White House, which typically does not release official details of the first lady’s fashion choices, is keeping this detail secret for now. Further information will be released at the start of the dinner. During her visit to France last year, Mrs. Trump favored variations of red, white and blue, and wore creations by Valentino and Hervé Pierre, who designed her inauguration gown. Vanessa Friedman, The New York Times’s fashion critic, offered a few guesses about Mrs. Trump’s possible choices: “Thus far, Mrs. Trump has been relatively hard…

In Berlin, Artists Find a Home

The city’s fabled past colors his time there, too. “Berlin is formerly magnificent, formerly destroyed, presently rebuilt,” Mr. Scully said. “It’s at a great moment.” History is never far away in Berlin. In the 1920s, the Weimar era fostered lasting achievements across disciplines. It was a crucible for the buildings and products of the Bauhaus; the operas of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill; the paintings of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and George Grosz; and the films of Fritz Lang. Christopher Isherwood’s 1939 novel “Goodbye to Berlin,” which became the basis for…

From Rotterdam, Many Left for a New Life

ROTTERDAM, the Netherlands — They came from Russia, Poland, Germany and Ukraine, bearing tickets bought in the field offices of the Holland America Line passenger ships. They were fleeing the pogroms, escaping tyrants, running from war or just seeking a better life. About two million people made their way to Rotterdam harbor during the peak years from 1880 to 1920 to begin a trans-Atlantic journey that would often end at Ellis Island. The stories of these migrants inspired the former Rijksmuseum director, Wim Pijbes, and the group he leads, Stichting…

Toronto, Emmanuel Macron, Armenia: Your Tuesday Briefing

Tuesday night brings a state dinner, the Trumps’ first. (On the menu: spring lamb and Carolina gold rice jambalaya.) On Wednesday, Mr. Macron will address Congress, hold a town-hall-style meeting at George Washington University and conduct a solo news conference. _____ Photo Credit Metro Nashville Police Department, via Associated Press • A manhunt that set Nashville on edge is over. The police arrested Travis Reinking, 29, above, the suspect in a shooting at a Waffle House restaurant early Sunday that killed four people. What we know so far: His family…

Emmanuel Macron to Press Trump to Keep Iran Nuclear Deal

“I suspect that this will be a very difficult conversation,” said Wendy R. Sherman, the former top State Department official who negotiated the Iran deal for Mr. Obama. “I’m sure that Macron will say how important staying in the deal is to a strong trans-Atlantic relationship in all things, particularly security. I think Merkel will deliver the same message on Friday.” Even so, the White House signaled Monday that Mr. Trump enters the talks with one set impression: “He thinks it’s a bad deal — that certainly has not changed,”…

‘I Was Wrong’: Armenian Leader Quits Amid Protests

Thousands of incensed Armenians, most of them young, swarmed through Republic Square starting on April 13. The protests gradually spread to other major cities in the tiny southern Caucasus nation, including Gyumri and Vanadzor. The pressure on Mr. Sargsyan, 63, to resign ratcheted up markedly on Monday after soldiers from one company of the country’s prestigious peacekeeping force, which had served abroad in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo, joined the march in Yerevan in their uniforms. “All the momentum was with the street,” said Thomas de Waal, an expert on the…

A Pope Given to Apologies Has Nothing for Indigenous Canada

Thousands died in the schools, and many were victims of physical and sexual abuse. Some priests and nuns at the Catholic schools were involved in the most depraved abuses, including at an Ontario school where students were shocked on a homemade electric chair. Since the release of the letter from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops saying the pope would not apologize now, Canada’s bishops have offered little clarity about why. Several Catholic lay people in Canada, including some who have worked within the church, say they believe the pontiff…

Royal Baby Watch at the Lindo Wing: A Modern Tradition

He follows in a growing tradition: His brother, George, in 2013, and his sister, Charlotte, in 2015, were also born at the Lindo Wing, emerging from the hospital to be greeted by a phalanx of reporters from around the world. William himself, cradled by his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, and his father, Prince Charles, made the same journey in 1982, as did his brother, Harry, two years later. Photo Toasting the birth of Princess Anne’s son, Peter, outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in London in 1977.…