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Trump’s Hold on Military Aid Blindsided Top Ukrainian Officials

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The withholding of aid is now at the center of questions about whether President Trump manipulated foreign policy to pressure the Ukrainian government to take action damaging to Joseph R. Biden Jr.

September 22nd 2019, 8:44 pm

Michelle Bachelet, U.N. Human Rights Chief, Says She Feels ‘Sorry for Brazil’

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Ms. Bachelet responded to Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s far-right president, who took personal aim at her father in previous comments.

September 22nd 2019, 4:26 pm

Egypt Protests Came as a Total Shock. The Man Behind Them Is Just as Surprising.

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The videos of a potty-mouthed millionaire, who cheerfully insults the president, spurred protests across Egypt. His influence came out of the blue; no one knows how far it can go or long it can last.

September 22nd 2019, 2:23 pm

Arab Parties Back Benny Gantz as Israeli Leader, to End Netanyahu’s Grip

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Ayman Odeh, leader of the Arab Joint List, said his group would support a government by Mr. Gantz to keep Benjamin Netanyahu from getting a new term.

September 22nd 2019, 12:07 pm

13-Year-Olds Are Arrested Over Hong Kong Protests

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One of the minors, a girl, was arrested on charges of burning a Chinese national flag. She was held overnight in police detention.

September 22nd 2019, 7:50 am

600 Meetings and a World of Conflict: What to Expect at the U.N. General Assembly

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Nearly 200 leaders will converge on the world’s most prominent diplomatic stage for five days of speeches, hundreds of meetings — and clashes over climate change, Iran and trade.

September 22nd 2019, 5:47 am

No Longer Taboo, Tattoos Are Reclaimed by Hondurans to Express Love Not Hate

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In Honduras, tattoos have a malevolent history, long symbolic of violent gangs. But recently, they’ve been embraced by everyday citizens as a way to show love for parents and pets.

September 22nd 2019, 5:47 am

Romania Pushes to Be Treated as a Fully Fledged E.U. Member

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More than 12 years after joining the bloc, the country’s leaders say it has made progress against corruption and deserves expanded rights for travel and trade.

September 22nd 2019, 4:31 am

A Young Life Ends After 4 Steps on Video, and Afghans Can’t Stop Watching

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The Taliban bombing in Kabul that was cited as a reason to end peace talks was caught on camera, along with a man’s desperate scramble to evade death.

September 21st 2019, 3:52 pm

Suspect Arrested in 1985 Hijacking That Killed American Sailor

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The hijacking of TWA Flight 847 became a multiday ordeal in which a Seabee from Maryland was killed and dozens of Americans were held hostage.

September 21st 2019, 3:52 pm

Revolutionary Guard in Iran Vows ‘Full Destruction of Any Aggressor’

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Iran will pursue and seek to destroy any aggressor, even one carrying out a limited attack, the head of the Revolutionary Guard Corps said on Saturday.

September 21st 2019, 1:08 pm

To Influence El Salvador, China Dangled Money. The U.S. Made Threats.

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As part of a push into Central America, China presented itself as a deep-pocketed partner for El Salvador’s future. The Trump administration countered with words of warning.

September 21st 2019, 1:08 pm

Lonely Deaths of a Refugee Mother and Her Son Unsettle South Korea

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A woman who fled famine in North Korea and her 6-year-old boy died alone and impoverished in Seoul, their bodies undiscovered for weeks. A country is asking why.

September 21st 2019, 8:49 am

Clashes Erupt in Hong Kong After Dueling Demonstrations

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The violence near Hong Kong’s border with the Chinese mainland came less than two weeks before a sensitive political anniversary.

September 21st 2019, 7:05 am

A Crackdown on Islam Is Spreading Across China

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A secret Communist Party directive has led to restrictions on Islamic practices far from Xinjiang, the western region where Uighurs have been brutally repressed.

September 21st 2019, 6:33 am

Sydney Is for the Birds. The Bigger and Bolder, the Better.

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Australia’s largest city has a rare superpower: It turns urbanites into bird people, and birds into urbanites. Interacting with the huge avian population is a daily adventure and (mostly) a delight.

September 21st 2019, 6:33 am

Mixing Politics and Piety, a Conservative Priest Seeks to Shape Poland’s Future

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The Rev. Tadeusz Rydzyk has delivered millions of votes for Poland’s governing right-wing Law and Justice party, which in turn has helped him build a business empire.

September 21st 2019, 2:45 am

From Underwear to Cars, India’s Economy Is Fraying

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The country once had the world’s fastest-growing economy, but it has been battered by global and domestic forces. India’s troubles are a warning sign for other developing countries.

September 21st 2019, 2:45 am

The Man Behind a Toxic Slogan Promoting White Supremacy

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Renaud Camus’s phrase, “the great replacement,” which characterizes Muslim immigrants as invaders bent on conquest, has become a rallying cry for white supremacists in many countries.

September 21st 2019, 2:45 am

Rare Anti-Government Protests Erupt in Egypt

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Small groups of protesters apparently responded to an online call to act against government corruption.

September 20th 2019, 7:57 pm

David Cameron Is Sorry. Really, Really Sorry.

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The former British prime minister, David Cameron, a self-described “doubter and worrier and niggler,” is sorry about a lot of things, but most of all about Brexit.

September 20th 2019, 2:36 pm

Trudeau Tries to Change Conversation From Blackface. It Doesn’t Quite Work.

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The prime minister of Canada wanted to talk about a ban on military-style rifles in Canada. Reporters wanted to talk about the possibility of new images of him emerging.

September 20th 2019, 2:36 pm

The Violence That Followed Iraq’s Post-Invasion Spiral

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James Verini is out with “They Will Have to Die Now,” a book about the battle of Mosul and its consequences.

September 20th 2019, 2:06 pm

Germany Unveils $60 Billion Climate Package

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Angela Merkel’s government is seeking to meet the country’s climate-protection goals with new measures.

September 20th 2019, 1:36 pm

Ukraine Pressured on U.S. Political Investigations

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Pressure on the Ukrainian government by President Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, has been an open secret in Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, for months.

September 20th 2019, 1:24 pm

High Lead Levels Still Being Found Near Notre-Dame

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A contractor’s test at an apartment near the cathedral and law enforcement measurements at Police Headquarters both found levels far above safety guidelines, an environmental group revealed.

September 20th 2019, 12:36 pm

North Korean Envoy Hails Bolton’s Ouster and Trump’s Talk of a New Approach

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Kim Myong-gil praised the U.S. president’s “wise political decision” to take a fresh tack in nuclear talks after dismissing his national security adviser.

September 20th 2019, 11:24 am

Pressed by Public Outcry, Russia Releases Jailed Actor

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A widely seen video contradicted the assault case against Pavel Ustinov. The resulting outrage showed the growing power of social media.

September 20th 2019, 11:24 am

University Denounced for Showing Sign Language for ‘Jewish’ as a Hooked Nose

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A Flemish university in Belgium has declined to remove videos, saying it is merely hosting a sign-language dictionary, not adding “value judgment.”

September 20th 2019, 11:24 am

Indonesia’s President Halts Bill That Would Ban Sex Outside Marriage

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Parliament had been expected to pass a sweeping overhaul of the penal code, much of which mirrored Shariah. President Joko Widodo said it needed “further study.”

September 20th 2019, 9:21 am

Young People Take to Streets in Global Climate Protest

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Anxious about the future and angry about the failure to curb the crisis, thousands joined an urgent call for action against climate change.

September 20th 2019, 7:48 am

Who First Circled the Globe? Not Magellan, Spain Wants You to Know

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The Spanish officer Juan Sebastián Elcano completed the voyage after the Portuguese explorer died halfway. Five centuries later, it’s a matter of national pride — and national rivalry.

September 20th 2019, 7:48 am

Climate Strike, Whistle-Blower, Iran: Your Friday Briefing

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Here’s what you need to know.

September 20th 2019, 7:48 am

Arabic Readers in Israel Have to Hope the Border Guards Are Sloppy

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Books by famed Arab authors, and Arabic translations of writers like Orwell and Joyce, are scarce because of an Israeli ban on imports from Lebanon, Syria and Iraq.

September 20th 2019, 6:18 am

Anti-Immigrant Venom Killed Their South African Dreams

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Hundreds of Nigerians fleeing mob attacks have been airlifted out of South Africa, leaving behind their jobs and stores, homes and hopes.

September 20th 2019, 5:15 am

Kiribati Cuts Taiwan Ties in Favor of China, Further Challenging Taipei

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The decision to establish diplomatic relations with Beijing left just 15 nations still officially recognizing Taiwan as a sovereign nation.

September 20th 2019, 5:15 am

Boris Johnson Is in Trouble With Brexit. Many Voters Don’t Mind.

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Despite multiple setbacks, Boris Johnson could still win a general election. Analysts say that, like President Trump, he has played to his core.

September 20th 2019, 5:15 am

As Modi Heads to U.S. to Receive Gates Award, Controversy Follows Him

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Activists urged the Gates Foundation not to recognize India’s prime minister with a prestigious award. They accuse him of leading India into “deadly chaos.”

September 20th 2019, 3:45 am

China Detains FedEx Pilot Amid Rising U.S.-China Tensions

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The seizure of the pilot, based on an object in his luggage, marks the latest in a series of difficulties for American travelers and companies.

September 20th 2019, 3:45 am

Attack on Saudi Arabia Tests U.S. Guarantee to Defend Gulf

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The American hesitation to take military action may signal a weakening of its commitment to protect the Arab Persian Gulf and could embolden Iran.

September 19th 2019, 9:22 pm

Brownface, Blackface and About-Face. Is Trudeau Who He Says He Is?

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Many Canadians saw Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s record in office as evidence in his favor, if not enough to exonerate him for recent photos and video showing him wearing dark makeup.

September 19th 2019, 9:22 pm

South Sudan Oil Consortium Funded Militias Accused of Atrocities, Report Says

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The report by a watchdog group linked Dar Petroleum Operating Company to the president and outlined other major players it said were complicit in violence and corruption.

September 19th 2019, 1:51 pm

Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, Former President of Tunisia, Dies at 83

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The autocrat who inspired the Arab Spring revolts of 2011, he died in exile in Saudi Arabia, which had refused Tunisian requests to extradite him.

September 19th 2019, 12:32 pm

India Plans to Ban E-Cigarettes, as Global Backlash Intensifies

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Juul and other manufacturers had hoped to expand to the country, which has one of the highest rates of tobacco use in the world.

September 19th 2019, 10:02 am

Trump National Security Team to Meet on Possible Iran Options

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President Trump has said that the United States retains the “ultimate option” of a military strike to punish Iran for its behavior, but also made clear his opposition to getting the United States into another war.

September 19th 2019, 10:02 am

With Brownface Photo, Is Trudeau Who He Portrays Himself to Be?

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada has cast himself as spokesman for the world’s liberals. But a series of episodes challenge that view.

September 19th 2019, 9:46 am

Fighter Pilot Is Left Dangling From Power Lines After F-16 Crash

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The Belgian Air Force jet went down over western France, causing both pilots onboard to use their ejector seats and parachutes. Both escaped with minor injuries.

September 19th 2019, 9:02 am

Iran’s Foreign Minister Vows ‘All-Out War’ if U.S. or Saudis Strike

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“We don’t want war,” Mohammad Javad Zarif told CNN, “but we won’t blink to defend our territory.” U.S. and Saudi officials have blamed Iran for an attack on Saudi oil facilities.

September 19th 2019, 8:02 am

Netanyahu, Like His Foe, Calls for Unity Government, but Conflicts Remain

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The prime minister called on his rival, Benny Gantz, to meet right away, in a dramatic bid to remain in power. His opponents say it may just be posturing.

September 19th 2019, 7:46 am

Sterilized Workers Seek to Collect Damages Against Dow Chemical in France

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A pesticide made by Dow Chemical sterilized thousands of banana workers in Nicaragua decades ago. In an unusual legal move, they are turning to France to enforce payment.

September 19th 2019, 7:29 am

A Powerful Lure: Owning a Guesthouse in Morocco

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For many expatriates, the exotic port city of Essaouira seems a perfect place to settle. But finding success in business can be challenging.

September 19th 2019, 7:29 am

In Pakistan-Held Kashmir, Growing Calls for Independence

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An emboldened independence movement in Pakistan-held Kashmir has the government on edge, emerging as the state tries to rein in anti-India militants.

September 19th 2019, 7:29 am

Philippines Declares Polio Outbreak After 19 Years Free of the Disease

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The country’s health secretary said that government scientists had confirmed one case in the southern province of Lanao del Sur and were looking at another suspected case.

September 19th 2019, 7:29 am

Syrian Children Saved a German Village. And a Village Saved Itself.

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Four years after Germany took in over one million migrants, integration is quietly working, one village at a time.

September 19th 2019, 5:43 am

Australia’s Toughest Question: How Close Is Too Close to China?

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A furor involving the country’s first Chinese-born member of Parliament highlights the country’s struggle over where to draw the line on links to Beijing.

September 19th 2019, 5:12 am

Taliban Blast Kills at Least 20 in Latest Spasm of Violence in Afghanistan

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The attack, just before planned national elections, came two days after an attack took 26 lives outside a rally for President Ashraf Ghani.

September 19th 2019, 5:12 am

2001 Photo of Trudeau in Brownface Makeup Roils Canada Election

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The re-election campaign of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada was thrown into turmoil Wednesday when Time magazine published a 2001 photograph of him in brownface at private school party.

September 18th 2019, 7:49 pm

After a Divisive Israeli Election, Calls for Unity

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who tried to win on the strength of his right-wing and religious base, appears to have fallen short of a majority.

September 18th 2019, 4:49 pm

Britain’s Supreme Court Is Thrust Into Center of Brexit Debate

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A case against Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament is testing Britain’s Supreme Court and its tradition of steering clear of political disputes.

September 18th 2019, 2:31 pm

France Didn’t Ban Pesticides Near Towns. So Mayors Are Doing It Themselves.

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A mayor banned pesticide use on the farms surrounding his village. Even though he was prosecuted for doing so, dozens of other mayors have followed his lead.

September 18th 2019, 2:16 pm

A Filmmaker Set Out to Understand the Japanese Right. Now He’s Being Sued.

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A documentary concludes that conservatives who deny the sexual enslavement of “comfort women” are “revisionists.” Conservatives interviewed in the film say they were defamed.

September 18th 2019, 12:31 pm

Fire at Islamic School in Liberia Kills at Least 27, Police Say

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Many children were thought to be among the victims of the blaze, which destroyed a dormitory and another building east of Monrovia.

September 18th 2019, 10:25 am

Israel Elections: Netanyahu Is in Trouble, and Other Takeaways

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Israeli voters went to the polls on Tuesday for the second time in five months. The results aren’t certain, but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to gain the support he had hoped for.

September 18th 2019, 9:54 am

Iran’s President May Skip U.N. Meeting, Blaming U.S. Obstacles

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The news came as Saudi Arabia prepared to make public what it said was evidence of Tehran’s responsibility for airstrikes on oil processing facilities in the kingdom.

September 18th 2019, 7:56 am

Israel, California, Federal Reserve: Your Wednesday Briefing

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Here’s what you need to know.

September 18th 2019, 5:53 am

Hong Kong Unrest Leads to Cancellation of Horse Races at Iconic Track

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The popular horse races — which draw a mix of Cantonese bettors and beer-swilling expats — had until now been largely unhurt by the unrest roiling the city.

September 18th 2019, 5:53 am

Does Influencer Grammar Matter?

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In Southeast Asia, watchdog accounts call out misspelled and otherwise muddled English-language captions.

September 18th 2019, 5:23 am

A Professor’s Killing Sends a Chill Through a Campus in Pakistan

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A student said he killed Prof. Khalid Hameed, a well-liked teacher, because he insulted Islam. Now his colleagues are being very careful about what they say.

September 18th 2019, 4:11 am

Duterte Says He Ordered a Hit on a Politician. (A Spokesman Says He Misspoke.)

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“I ambushed you, you animal, and you still survived,” the Philippine president said of a mayor who was attacked by gunmen last year.

September 18th 2019, 4:11 am

Your Wednesday Briefing: Israel, Iran, Spain Elections

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Here’s what you need to know.

September 18th 2019, 2:07 am

After Tight Israeli Election, Netanyahu’s Tenure Appears Perilous

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The winner of Israel’s do-over election was too close to call early Wednesday, but exit polls pointed to serious obstacles for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

September 17th 2019, 9:02 pm

Spain Heads to 4th Election in 4 Years After Failure to Form Government

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Spain was plunged into political uncertainty after talks to form a government collapsed, forcing another national election in November.

September 17th 2019, 7:18 pm

Nobel Peace Laureate Could Face Prosecution Over Myanmar Military’s Actions

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Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s civilian leader, once was a democracy icon. Now she’s an international pariah because of the Myanmar military’s brutality.

September 17th 2019, 6:17 pm

Spanish Court Calls U.S. Extradition Request Politically Motivated

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A Spanish court said that the United States’ request was politically motivated, and that drug trafficking charges leveled against the former intelligence chief lacked sufficient detail.

September 17th 2019, 5:13 pm

The Most Powerful Lightning Bolts Strike in Unexpected Places

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Superbolts are extremely rare, and thousands of times more powerful than the tendrils in the typical electrical storm.

September 17th 2019, 5:01 pm

Little-Known Professor and a Media Mogul Advance in Tunisia’s Presidential Election

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The two populists will vie for the country’s top job in a runoff election next month.

September 17th 2019, 3:01 pm

Israel Votes in Do-Over Election: Live Updates

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Israelis are deciding the political fate of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a contest that has revolved around whether Jewish voters want their country to become more or less religious.

September 17th 2019, 1:57 pm

In Rare Show of Defiance, Russian Celebrities Rally Behind Jailed Actor

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Though the theater and film industries are firmly controlled by the Kremlin, many Russian actors spoke out against what they called a trumped-up case.

September 17th 2019, 1:27 pm

Hard-Liners in Iran See No Drawback to Bellicose Strategy

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Trying to win sanctions relief, officials in Tehran believe they can lash out against American allies without suffering serious penalties, analysts say.

September 17th 2019, 12:16 pm

Ecuador Investigates Data Breach of Some 20 Million People

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The trove of personal details was found on an unsecured server in Florida, though it was unclear whether anyone had gained access to the information.

September 17th 2019, 11:56 am

U.S. Examining Missile and Drone Parts for Clues in Saudi Oil Attacks

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American investigators are gathering evidence to bolster their claim that Iran was responsible for attacking oil facilities in Saudi Arabia.

September 17th 2019, 10:27 am

Iran, Israel, General Motors: Your Tuesday Briefing

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Here’s what you need to know.

September 17th 2019, 7:57 am

Indonesian Wildfires Choke Region in Blanket of Smoke

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Thousands of fires, most of them set to clear land for plantations that make palm oil, created thick clouds of smoke that disrupted air travel and sickened people.

September 17th 2019, 6:06 am

Putin Says Saudis Should Buy Russian Missiles, to Laughter From Iran

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President Putin said he was “ready to provide appropriate assistance” to the Saudis after attacks on their oil installations, suggesting Riyadh should buy Russian surface-to-air missiles.

September 17th 2019, 5:37 am

Blast at Rally for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Kills at Least 24

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The blast narrowly missed Mr. Ghani, officials said. The bombing in northern Afghanistan comes in an election season that has labored under threats of violence by the Taliban.

September 17th 2019, 5:37 am

​Job One for Saudis’ New Energy Chief: Picking Up the Pieces

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Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman was named energy minister less than a week before an aerial attack crippled Saudi Arabia’s oil production.

September 17th 2019, 5:06 am

Israeli Vote Hinges on a Mosaic of Competing Groups

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Israeli politics can be tribal, with loyalties to ethnic groups, religious factions and ideologies as strong a factor in voting as views on particular issues. Here’s a guide in words and pictures.

September 17th 2019, 3:06 am

Train Derails in Hong Kong, Injuring 5 and Snarling Commute

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One man and four women were hospitalized after the rush-hour derailment. Such accidents are exceedingly rare in Hong Kong, and the cause was not immediately clear.

September 17th 2019, 1:34 am

Venezuela’s Maduro Trains Sights on Opposition’s Last Bastion: Congress

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President Maduro’s Socialist Party legislators are retaking their seats in Congress, threatening the power base of Juan Guaidó, the congressional leader who has also claimed the presidency.

September 16th 2019, 8:19 pm

As Congo’s Ebola Outbreak Drags On, Untracked Cases Sow Confusion

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On tour in Africa, American officials said the U.S. would keep providing aid. But Congo’s response has been uneven, and the former health minister has been jailed.

September 16th 2019, 7:49 pm

Baby Chimpanzees’ Case Reveals Nepal as a Trafficking Hot Spot

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Five men were convicted of smuggling two baby chimpanzees through Nepal, which has become a hot-spot for traffickers.

September 16th 2019, 3:58 pm

A Shadowy Industry Group Shapes Food Policy Around the World

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The International Life Sciences Institute, with branches in 17 countries, is funded by giants of the food and drug industries.

September 16th 2019, 2:43 pm

U.S. Soldier Killed in Afghanistan Just Over a Week After Trump Scraps Peace Talks

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The soldier, who was killed while fighting alongside Afghan commandos in Wardak Province, is the 17th American service member to die during combat operations this year.

September 16th 2019, 1:43 pm

Saudi Arabia Says Iranian Weapons Were Used in Strikes on Oil Facilities

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American officials have blamed Iran for the attacks on Saturday that slashed Saudi production, but the Houthi faction, allied with Iran, claimed responsibility.

September 16th 2019, 1:43 pm

In Blow to Taiwan, Solomon Islands Is Said to Switch Relations to China

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The move, which Taiwan denounced as bribery by Beijing, is a setback to both Taipei’s global standing and Washington’s regional diplomacy in the Pacific.

September 16th 2019, 11:41 am

Houthi Forces in Yemen Warn of More Attacks on Saudi Oil Systems

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American officials have blamed Iran for the attacks on Saturday that slashed Saudi production, but the Houthi faction, allied with Iran, claimed responsibility.

September 16th 2019, 9:12 am

Student Arrested During Hong Kong Protests Had a Butter Knife, University Says

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Classmates marched through campus and broke doors to protest the detention. His school said he had been carrying the implement to cut cake for a festival.

September 16th 2019, 9:12 am

Spain Rejects U.S. Request to Extradite Ex-Venezuelan Spy Chief

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Spain’s national court ordered the release of Hugo Carvajal, who was detained in April on a drug-trafficking warrant issued by the United States.

September 16th 2019, 8:12 am

86 Tigers From Notorious Thai Temple Died in Government Custody

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The tigers were among 147 seized from the temple zoo in 2016 because of concern over close contact with tourists and illegal trading in tiger parts.

September 16th 2019, 7:12 am

Iran, Notre-Dame, David Cameron: Your Monday Briefing

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Here’s what you need to know.

September 16th 2019, 6:54 am
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