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Robert Mugabe Under House Arrest as Rule Over Zimbabwe Teeters

Advertisement HARARE, Zimbabwe — President Robert Mugabe, who has ruthlessly ruled Zimbabwe for nearly four decades as one of Africa’s last liberation leaders still in power, was under house arrest on Wednesday, hours after the military announced it had taken him into custody in what appeared to be a coup. ...

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Lawmakers Berate Former Equifax C.E.O. Over Huge Data Breach

WASHINGTON — The Equifax data breach, which exposed the sensitive personal information of nearly 146 million Americans, happened because of a mistake by a single employee, the credit reporting company’s former chief executive told members of Congress on Tuesday. Richard F. Smith, who stepped down last week, repeatedly apologized to ...

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Facebook to Turn Over Russian-Linked Ads to Congress

WASHINGTON — Under growing pressure from Congress and the public to reveal more about the spread of covert Russian propaganda on Facebook, the company said on Thursday that it was turning over more than 3,000 Russia-linked ads to Congressional committees investigating the Kremlin’s influence operation during the 2016 presidential campaign. ...

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Sierra Leone Buries Over 300 Mudslide Victims in Mass Graves

DAKAR, Senegal — With some 400 bodies recovered from the mudslides and flood that devastated Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, the dead are being buried in mass graves. The coordinator for the burial team, Mohamed Kamara, said that 320 people were buried on Tuesday afternoon in two graves at a cemetery ...

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Spain’s Long Economic Nightmare Is Finally Over

MARTORELL, Spain — Inside a factory as cavernous as an airport terminal, half-built cars glide down the assembly line in a parade that never ends. Workers in coveralls sidle up on queue, attending to the meticulously timed tasks of turning steel into road-ready sedans. The bustling activity at the SEAT ...

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