The nomination of Mr. Tohti, selected for trying to promote dialogue in the troubled Xinjiang region of China, was all but certain to anger Beijing.
The truce, now crumbling, sharply reduced hostilities in March and allowed aid groups to deliver humanitarian supplies to starving civilians.
Without new rescue funds by July, the country could default on its debts and throw the currency bloc into another period of chaos.
Ms. Rubin has spent much of her career covering Iraq, Afghanistan and the Balkans.
The two-foot-tall robot Xian’er dwells in a Buddhist temple, dispensing wisdom about religion and life.
Russia’s space agency had postponed the inaugural launch of a rocket from the Vostochny Cosmodrome in the Far East, citing technical problems.
Two years before the Paris and Brussels assaults, a special branch of the group was churning out smaller attacks that the authorities repeatedly discounted as isolated or random acts.
The dismissal of Gerhard Schindler came when his job appeared safe, despite his agency’s links to carrying out searches at the behest of the United States’ National Security Agency.
The company’s second-quarter earnings show how hard it can be to keep the attention of the country’s fickle and increasingly hard-to-impress consumers.
More than a million migrants arrived in Germany. Now, the task is to decide who stays and who goes.
The dispute stems from a rejection by the American Bar Association of a potentially incendiary book being written by a Chinese human rights lawyer.
Mr. Wu was brutalized for 19 years in Communist labor camps, and later returned to his homeland undercover to expose prison conditions.