Latest News Putin Wins Russia Election, and Broad Mandate for Fourth Term 2018-03-19T09:11:29.000000000+00:00 Voters came out in smaller numbers than the Kremlin had hoped, but the result showed that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia enjoys broad approval among the people. Boko Haram’s Seizure of 110 Girls Taunts Nigeria, and Its Leader 2018-03-19T08:52:31.000000000+00:00 The president has often declared the Islamist group defeated, so its latest mass abduction threatens to become a major issue in next year’s election. Austria’s Far Right Wants the Freedom to Smoke 2018-03-19T07:36:53.000000000+00:00 The country’s vice chancellor and sports minister, a notorious smoker himself, promised to roll back a ban on smoking in bars and restaurants. Editorial: Investigate Killings in the Philippines 2018-03-19T07:02:22.000000000+00:00 President Rodrigo Duterte’s move to pull the country out of the International Criminal Court should not impede a probe into deaths there. 4 Easy Ways to Cut Down Your Sugar Intake 2018-03-19T06:59:06.000000000+00:00 Sugar sneaks into our diets in many, many ways. Here’s how to cut it out. Nancy Pelosi Wants to Lead. House Democratic Candidates Aren’t So Sure. 2018-03-19T06:28:57.000000000+00:00 Conor Lamb’s victory in Pennsylvania, with his vow to oppose Ms. Pelosi, has emboldened other moderate and liberal Democrats to distance themselves from her. Syrian Rebels, Backed by Turkey, Seize Control of Afrin 2018-03-19T06:04:05.000000000+00:00 The city in the Syrian enclave was the target of a two-month military operation against Kurdish militias. Tens of thousands of civilians evacuated as its fall neared. Europe Edition: Putin, Brexit, Facebook: Your Monday Briefing 2018-03-19T05:18:44.000000000+00:00 Here’s what you need to know to start your day. Austin Struck by Fourth Explosion Only Hours After Televised Appeal to Bomber 2018-03-19T05:04:31.000000000+00:00 The authorities had made an unusual public appeal to hear directly from whoever has been planting deadly package bombs on doorsteps in Austin, Tex. After Beating No. 1, U.M.B.C. Falls to a No. 9 2018-03-19T03:51:46.000000000+00:00 Two days after pulling off the biggest upset in N.C.A.A. men’s tournament history against top-seeded Virginia, Maryland-Baltimore County lost to Kansas State, 50-43.