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    He Wanted to Be Pope. He Settled for Conducting the Metropolitan Opera.

    The Quebec-born music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin has soared to the peak of his profession thanks to...

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    Nature’s Best Poetry of 2019: Clouds

    Every day, members of the Cloud Appreciation Society post photos of the sky from around the...

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    U.S. Places Sanctions on Art Collector Said to Finance Hezbollah

    The Treasury Department said the collector used art to hide assets and a gallery business to...

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    U.K. Election Result Starts Clock on Brexit Talks With E.U.

    Few expect the negotiations on the country’s future trade and security relationship with the bloc to...

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    Family Behind Krispy Kreme Donates Millions to Holocaust Survivors

    Grappling with their company’s history of Nazi support, the Reimanns, one of Germany’s richest families, have...

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    Greta Thunberg Is Time Person of the Year for 2019

    The 16-year-old from Stockholm rose to global prominence this year with her impassioned pleas for governments...

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    After Eruption in New Zealand, 5 Dead, 8 Missing and ‘No Signs of Life’

    Rescuers were struggling to reach White Island, where conditions remained dangerous. The authorities said a criminal...

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    In U.K. Vote, Online Disinformation Is the New Normal

    Foreign meddling was once the most feared source of online deception before critical elections. Now, some...

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    Kim Woo-choong, Who Strove to Be ‘Automotive Genghis Khan,’ Dies at 82

    The Daewoo founder’s mad-rush corporate expansion symbolized South Korea’s rise as an Asian tiger. Daewoo’s collapse...

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    Glenda Jackson Returns to the Screen for an Issue Close to Her Heart

    In her first onscreen role in 27 years, the actor and former member of Parliament plays...

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    E.U. Climate Plan Would Sweeten Deal for Coal Countries

    If approved, the proposal would pay nations that rely heavily on fossil fuels to change their...

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    North Korea Links 2nd ‘Crucial’ Test to Nuclear Weapons Program

    As a top American envoy prepares to visit the region, the North declared that tests would...

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    Taliban Attack U.S. Base in Afghanistan as Negotiators Talk Peace

    At least two civilians were killed and 73 others wounded in a car bombing and subsequent...

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    France’s Pension Changes Won’t Affect Older Workers, Prime Minister Vows

    Workers would be urged to work until 64, two years past the legal retirement age, the...

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    From 500,000 Photos to 116: How Our Editors Distill the Year in Pictures

    A painstaking selection process ensures that The Times’s annual visual review highlights the biggest news events...

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    Saudi Aramco Shares Surge in Trading Debut

    After three difficult years of preparation, the world’s largest oil company began trading in Riyadh, marking...

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    A Sick U.K. Boy’s Story Was True. But False Posts Followed.

    An accurate story about an overcrowded hospital quickly became an election issue in Britain. Then came...

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    Sudan’s Ousted Leader Is Sentenced to Two Years for Corruption

    Omar Hassan al-Bashir, accused of genocide in Darfur, was charged with possessing foreign currency and receiving...

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    For African Migrants, Hope and a Home in a Vacant French School

    With a record number of asylum seekers, France is getting tough on immigration. But 450 squatters...

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    Belgian Carnival Removed From UNESCO List Over Anti-Semitic Imagery

    The Aalst carnival has been criticized for depicting Jews with sidecurls and oversize noses atop piles...

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    On New Zealand’s Volcano, Knee-Deep Ash and Boiling Water Underfoot

    The team that recovered bodies from White Island went “to the depths of their endurance and...

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    The Price of Recycling Old Laptops: Toxic Fumes in Thailand’s Lungs

    The e-waste industry is booming in Southeast Asia, frightening residents worried for their health. Despite a...

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    An Arsenal Star Criticized China’s Detention Camps. Fury Soon Followed.

    The soccer club distanced itself after Mesut Özil condemned China’s mass detention of Uighurs. But Chinese...

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    He Was One of Mexico’s Deadliest Assassins. Then He Turned on His Cartel.

    “They took away everything left in me that was human and made me a monster,” said...

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    At Least 23 Soldiers Killed in Insider Attack in Afghanistan

    A Taliban infiltrator opened fire on soldiers as they were sleeping in a military base in...

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    Battered U.K. Labour Party Ponders Next Move, as Corbyn Plans Exit

    Labour’s most left-wing leader in a generation suffered a crushing defeat, leaving his party questioning where...

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    How Labour’s Working-Class Vote Crumbled and Its Nemesis Won the North

    The Labour Party’s devastating defeat in an ex-stronghold has grave consequences for a party: Its two...

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    In Johnson Victory, Democrats and Republicans See Lessons for 2020

    The 2016 Brexit vote seemed to be a harbinger of President Trump’s election. But Boris Johnson’s...

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    On Your Tables: Ginger Beef, Caesars and Butter Tarts

    Canada Letter readers offer their views about the foods that define the nation’s communities and regions.

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    Military’s Preferred Candidate Named Winner in Algeria Election

    Antigovernment protesters took to the streets to reject the vote as illegitimate. They boycotted the election,...

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    For Scotland and Northern Ireland, a Weakening of Ties

    Both strongly opposed Boris Johnson’s Brexit plan. With that now a certainty, independence is in the...

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    Mounting Evidence of Abuse by Chile’s Police Leads to Calls for Reform

    Human rights monitors accuse the police of torture, sexual violence and other abuse, drawing scrutiny to...

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    Brexit Is Going to Get Done. But on Whose Terms?

    Boris Johnson’s victory has drawn in millions of former Labour voters whose vision of Brexit is...

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    U.K. Election Live Updates: In Victory, Johnson Promises Brexit and More

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson said a sweeping Conservative victory gives him “a powerful new mandate to...

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    Conservatives Win Commanding Majority in U.K. Vote: ‘Brexit Will Happen’

    The strong showing is vindication for Boris Johnson, who now has a chance to put his...

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    Former Turkish Prime Minister Forms Party in Challenge to Erdogan

    As President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s popularity sinks along with the economy, onetime allies are trying to...

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    Iraqi Protesters Lynch Teen While Police Stand By

    Mistakenly believing that a 16-year-old boy had fired on them, a mob of antigovernment protesters stabbed...

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    Smuggled Iranian Gas and a Predawn Dash Lead to Fiery Crash That Kills 13

    In remote Pakistan, a fuel-loaded pickup that had evaded the police collided with a passenger bus...

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    Five Places to Visit in Vancouver

    In a city with a sleek, squeaky-clean downtown, the lifestyle editor Sara Harowitz finds authenticity in...

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    6 Bodies Retrieved Near New Zealand Volcano. Ground Search Halted for 2 More.

    A nightmare on White Island took a new turn as a team recovered the bodies of...

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    Subduing Terrorist on London Bridge, He Was Prepared to Die

    John Crilly, a former inmate, pursued the terrorist and sprayed him with a fire extinguisher, slowing...

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    When Governments Get Complacent, Anger Rises

    What do the fires around Sydney, the volcano eruption in New Zealand and Bougainville’s vote for...

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    Iran Says It Was Hit With ‘Very Big’ Cyberattack

    The assertion came after details on 15 million Iranian bank accounts were published on social media....

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    Help Wanted: Queen Elizabeth Seeks Social Media Director on LinkedIn

    The job pays up to 50,000 pounds a year (about $67,000), with weekends off and free...

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    New Zealand Seeks Human Skin to Treat Volcano Burn Victims

    The country’s need highlights a little-known type of organ donation.

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    Senate Passes Resolution Recognizing Armenian Genocide, in Defiance of Trump

    The legislation underscores an unyielding stream of bipartisan rage at Turkey.

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    In Pakistan Hospital, It Was Lawyers vs. Doctors. 3 Patients Died.

    First the doctors attacked the lawyers. Then the lawyers attacked the doctors. Now the lawyers are...

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    Argentina Moves to Guarantee Abortion Access in Rape Cases

    A new protocol aims to reduce the latitude local hospitals have in deciding whether or not...

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    Unrest Marks Algerian Election, as Protesters Boycott the Vote

    The protesters who toppled the longtime president say the vote is window dressing for the corrupt...

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    Evo Morales Lands in Argentina, Where He Will Be Granted Refugee Status

    The Bolivian ex-president had formerly been granted asylum in Mexico, after resigning just over a month...

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    Sanna Marin of Finland to Become World’s Youngest Prime Minister

    At 34, Ms. Marin will head a coalition made up of five parties, in a government...

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    Live Updates: U.K. Votes in General Election

    Britain’s voters head to the polls to choose their next government on Thursday in a deeply...

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    Photos of the U.K. in the Shadow of Brexit

    Britain feels anxious, with traditional loyalties cracking. A fifth election in five years has cleaved the...

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    They Came to Play Table Tennis. They Were Deported at Gunpoint in the Dark.

    Two Nigerian students, in Croatia for a sports tournament, were mistaken for undocumented migrants. They were...

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    With Many Dents to Its Image, Nobel Peace Prize Is Hit With a Few More

    Myanmar’s onetime champion of democracy and Ethiopia’s prime minister join a roster of figures who, one...

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    India Prepares to Block Naturalization for Muslims

    A bill establishing a religious test for immigration to India is expected to pass Parliament, a...

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    ‘The Ferrante Effect’: In Italy, Women Writers Are Ascendant

    “My Brilliant Friend” and Elena Ferrante’s other best-selling books are inspiring female novelists and shaking up...

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    Protests Grow in India Over Religion-Based Citizenship Bill

    Demonstrators defied troops and a curfew after the bill, which would make it easier for some...

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    New Zealand Plans Risky Mission to White Island to Retrieve Dead

    The authorities have repeatedly delayed recovery operations because of challenging conditions on the volcanic island.

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    As Myanmar Genocide Hearing Closes, Focus Is on Trapped Rohingya

    Daw Aung San Suu Kyi testified that members of the Muslim ethnic group still in Myanmar...

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    Chilean Air Force Finds Debris Believed to Be From Missing Cargo Plane

    The military said that debris was being recovered to determine whether it belonged to the plane,...

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    Boris Johnson Tries On a New Campaign Persona: Disciplined

    The British prime minister is more grim tactician now than “the clownish, cuddly fellow” of the...

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    A Bitter Election Dispute Sends Afghanistan Back to the Brink

    Abdullah Abdullah, a three-time contender for the presidency, is again at the center of an electoral...

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    NATO Conference Is Canceled After U.S. Ambassador Barred a Trump Critic

    An expert was scheduled to speak at the Copenhagen event but was told the ambassador, Carla...

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    Trump Cripples W.T.O. as Trade War Rages

    A U.S. offensive against the World Trade Organization will effectively shutter the group’s system for settling...

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    After North Korea Hints at New Policy, U.S. Warns Against More Missile Tests

    The American ambassador to the United Nations, responding to North Korean signals that it could resume...

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    Arrest of Top Crime Fighter Stuns Mexico, Where Corruption Is All Too Routine

    The news shocked even a country grown used to graft: The man who for years led...

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    Militant Ambush in Niger Kills at Least 71 Soldiers, Army Says

    The attack was the deadliest on Niger’s armed forces in years, and took place in a...

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    U.S. Turns Up Pressure on Iran With Sanctions on Transportation Firms

    Washington’s sanctions have crippled the Iranian economy, and protesters have taken to the streets to criticize...

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    Reinhard Bonnke, the ‘Billy Graham of Africa,’ Dies at 79

    He was a German-born evangelist whose open-air Christian revivals drew millions of followers, many of them...

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    I.M.F., Endorsing Zelensky, Approves Loan for Ukraine

    The International Monetary Fund, in conditionally agreeing to lend the country $5.5 billion over three years,...

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    9-Year-Old Prodigy Pulled From College Over Degree Delay

    Laurent Simons made headlines last month when he was set to become the world’s youngest university...

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    Israel Appears Headed to Third Election, as Netanyahu Clings to Office

    Barring a last-minute surprise, the country will return to the polls for a third time after...

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    Jeremy Corbyn, U.K. Labour Leader, Races to Close Election Gap

    The national polls put the Conservatives ahead, just as they did in 2017 when the left-wing...

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    Aung San Suu Kyi Defends Myanmar Against Rohingya Genocide Accusations

    After hearing a roll call of horrors inflicted on Rohingya Muslims, the Nobel laureate explains Myanmar’s...

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    U.K. General Election Explained: What to Know as Britain Votes

    British voters will choose their next government on Thursday. But the country’s parliamentary system has a...

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    India Defends Divisive Citizenship Bill as It Nears New Vote

    The government says it is trying to protect religious minorities from being persecuted in Muslim countries....

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    Saudi Family of Pensacola Gunman: ‘Even We Don’t Know the Truth’ of Motive

    The father and brother of Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, who shot and killed three sailors in Pensacola,...

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    Bougainville Votes for Independence From Papua New Guinea

    The nearly unanimous results in the Pacific islands chain exceeded expectations and could both accelerate independence...

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    New Zealand Volcano Still Too Dangerous for Rescue Crews, Officials Say

    Efforts to recover victims were delayed again Wednesday, as an expert said there was a strong...

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    Foreign Experts Quit Inquiry of Hong Kong Police Over Lack of Powers

    The panel’s withdrawal is a blow to the government’s effort to meet public demands for an...

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    Who Keeps Europe’s Farm Billions Flowing? Often, Those Who Benefit

    Conflict-of-interest rules are uneven. Influence-peddling is murky. The enormous E.U. subsidy program is built to keep...

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    Turkey and Russia Judged Bigger Risk Than ISIS for U.S. Troops in Syria

    American commanders have requested guidance on dealing with an attack from those armed groups and others...

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    Strikes Spread Across France for 6th Day, but Government Defends Its Pension Plans

    Protesters took to the streets again to protest President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to overhaul the retirement...

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    Days After New Zealand Eruption, Loved Ones Still Wait for News

    Only six deaths from the White Island disaster have been officially confirmed, but that number is...

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    China Displaces Turkey as Top Jailer of Journalists in 2019

    In its annual survey, the Committee to Protect Journalists found that at least 250 journalists are...

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    As Rivals Fight for Control of Libya, Erdogan Says Turkey May Jump In

    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey might send troops to Libya to counter Russian-backed militia forces.

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    Trump and Pompeo Spoke to Russian Official About U.S. Elections. Did Only One Deliver a Warning?

    The visit of Sergey Lavrov to Washington came at a delicate moment in the relationship between...

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    Architect of Mexico’s War on Cartels Is Accused of Taking Bribes From One

    Genaro García Luna once served in a presidential cabinet and as the head of Mexico’s equivalent...

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    Yuri M. Luzhkov, 83, Dies; Mayor at Dawn of Post-Soviet Moscow

    An energetic leader, he steered the Russian capital out of its gloom, dominating Moscow’s political system...

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    U.K. Health Service Poses a Late Election Issue for Boris Johnson

    There is a dawning realization among voters that the prime minister’s vow to complete Brexit could...

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    Iran Banks Burned, Then Customer Accounts Were Exposed Online

    The details of millions of Iranian bank cards were published online after antigovernment protests last month....

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    Black Women Reign at Beauty Pageants

    When Zozibini Tunzi was named Miss Universe on Sunday, it signified the first time that black...

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    Johann Baptist Metz, Theologian of Compassion, Dies at 91

    One of the most influential Catholic theologians of the 20th century, he challenged his fellow German...

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    Climate Change Is Ravaging the Arctic, Report Finds

    It was another very warm year in the region, leading to low winter sea ice and...

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    The Japanese Rebel Who’s Fighting the Tyranny of High Heels

    Yumi Ishikawa set off the #KuToo movement against Japan’s rigorous workplace dress codes for women.

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    France’s Weekend of Discontent: Yellow Vest and Pension Protesters Gather

    Few trains were running and most Paris metro lines were closed in the face of a...

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    The War That Continues to Shape Russia, 25 Years Later

    Haunting images show how the first Chechen war humiliated post-Soviet Russia, exposed its weakness, strengthened hard-liners...

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    Nobel Peace Laureate Says Social Media Sows Hate in Ethiopia

    Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed warned against the “gospel of revenge and retribution” as he accepted...

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    Who Is Sanna Marin, Finland’s 34-Year-Old Prime Minister?

    Ms. Marin took office on Tuesday, becoming the youngest head of government in the world. She...

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    Czech Hospital Shooting Leaves at Least 6 Dead

    A man who was believed to be the attacker killed himself as officers closed in, the...

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    Facing Criticism Over Muslim Camps, China Says: What’s the Problem?

    Chinese officials have released social media videos, blistering editorials and attacks on researchers in a push...

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    New Zealand Volcano Became a Deadly Tourist Draw. Now the Question Is Why.

    Visitors were allowed to tour the mouth of the active White Island volcano despite recent warnings...

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    Chile Plane Bound for Antarctica Goes Missing With 38 Aboard

    The plane was on a maintenance mission to a Chilean base on Antarctica when it lost...

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    In Myanmar Army’s Corner, Aung San Suu Kyi Will Defend It in Rohingya Genocide Case

    Once a champion for human rights, she is now expected to argue at The Hague that...

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    Duterte Says Martial Law in Southern Philippines Will End This Month

    The president imposed military rule on the island of Mindanao two and a half years ago,...

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    Home Extensions Can Create an Identity as Well as Space

    Some architectural practices are elevating the humble extension, building well-crafted and artistic additions on the backs,...

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    Russian Foreign Minister Likely to Discuss Nuclear Arms With Trump and Pompeo

    Sergey V. Lavrov is set to visit the White House on Tuesday afternoon, for a conversation...

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    In First Meeting With Putin, Zelensky Plays to a Draw Despite a Bad Hand

    The presidents of Ukraine and Russia met face-to-face for the first time, seeking to end the...