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A Drifting UKIP Ousts Leader at Center of Racism Row

A Drifting UKIP Ousts Leader at Center of Racism Row

Henry Bolton in January. The party voted to oust him as leader on Saturday.

As Summit Nears, NATO Allies Have One Main Worry: Trump

As Summit Nears, NATO Allies Have One Main Worry: Trump

After his angry performance with fellow Group of 7 leaders, allies fear that President Trump will deliver a noisy, divisive NATO summit meeting next month.

Pakistan Army ‘Has Greatly Increased Its Clout’ Under New Chief

Pakistan Army ‘Has Greatly Increased Its Clout’ Under New Chief

Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa, the chief of the Pakistan army, has stressed that he will not seek the resumption of security aid from the United States, which was suspended by the Trump administration.

Pyeongchang’s Winding Path From Obscurity to Olympics Fame

Pyeongchang’s Winding Path From Obscurity to Olympics Fame

The Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium will hold the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Games.

‘We Abandoned Them’: Pope Francis Condemns Sex Abuse and Cover-Up

‘We Abandoned Them’: Pope Francis Condemns Sex Abuse and Cover-Up

Pope Francis at the Vatican on Sunday. A letter issued on Monday may have been the first time a pope has addressed the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics about sexual abuse, a Vatican spokesman said.

From Jewish Saint, to Israeli Politician, to Diaspora’s Ally

From Jewish Saint, to Israeli Politician, to Diaspora’s Ally

Natan Sharansky in Jerusalem. The rights activist and former Israeli cabinet minister is retiring as head of the Jewish Agency at age 70.

Arrested Former C.I.A. Officer Had Ties to Chinese Spies, Ex-Colleague Says

Arrested Former C.I.A. Officer Had Ties to Chinese Spies, Ex-Colleague Says

New information suggests that Jerry Chun Shing Lee, who was arrested in New York this week, had repeated official and unofficial contacts with China’s Ministry of State Security, its main intelligence agency, in the years before he came under F.B.I. suspicion as a possible turncoat.

Rescued Migrants, at Sea for Weeks, Struggle to Reach a New Life

Rescued Migrants, at Sea for Weeks, Struggle to Reach a New Life

Migrants have been stranded since late December on the rescue ship Sea-Watch 3, which has been denied a safe harbor.

A Moment to Savor: A Saudi Woman Rejoices as Driving Ban Ends

A Moment to Savor: A Saudi Woman Rejoices as Driving Ban Ends

Hessah Alajaji took to the road on Saturday night in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, hours before the driving ban was officially lifted.

Rome’s ‘Mangy’ Christmas Tree Is a Sorry Sight: ‘It Has Clearly Been Traumatized’

Rome’s ‘Mangy’ Christmas Tree Is a Sorry Sight: ‘It Has Clearly Been Traumatized’

For the second year in a row the Christmas tree in the Piazza Venezia in Rome has backfired on the city’s mayor Virginia Raggi after it dried before the holiday.

‘Like a Dream’: Malala Makes an Emotional Visit to Her Pakistani Hometown

‘Like a Dream’: Malala Makes an Emotional Visit to Her Pakistani Hometown

Malala Yousafzai, center, and her family visited her former home in Mingora, Pakistan, on Saturday.

From a Space Station in Argentina, China Expands Its Reach in Latin America

From a Space Station in Argentina, China Expands Its Reach in Latin America

The Chinese space station, including a 16-story-tall parabolic antenna, in a remote area of Argentina’s Patagonia region.

Decades Later and Far Away, Chernobyl Disaster Still Contaminates Milk

Decades Later and Far Away, Chernobyl Disaster Still Contaminates Milk

Abandoned apartment blocks in Pripyat, in the Chernobyl exclusion zone in Ukraine. Decades after the nuclear disaster, researchers say children 140 miles away are still drinking radioactive milk.

After a Rocky 2018, Populism Is Down but Far From Out in the West

After a Rocky 2018, Populism Is Down but Far From Out in the West

Tijuana, Mexico, left, and San Diego, right, are seen separated by an American fence at the border. Though terrorism and migration crises across the world have waned, populists continue to invoke a sense of emergency.

As Strongmen Steamroll Their Opponents, U.S. Is Silent

As Strongmen Steamroll Their Opponents, U.S. Is Silent

A billboard in Cairo of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt. Potential rivals in the presidential race, scheduled for March, have been sidelined, jailed or threatened with prosecution.

In Malaysia, Calls for New Leaders to Revisit Old Abductions and Deaths

In Malaysia, Calls for New Leaders to Revisit Old Abductions and Deaths

Najib Razik, left, then prime minister of Malaysia and Khalid Abu Bakar, then national police chief, in 2016. Malaysia’s new government is being called on to re-examine abductions and suspicious deaths that happened during the Najib years.


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