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Italy’s New ‘Sardines’ Movement Packs Piazzas to Protest Far-Right Leader

ROME — A grass-roots movement protesting the populism of the far-right Italian leader Matteo Salvini demonstrated its surging strength on Saturday, drawing tens of thousands of people to a vast square in Rome in its first national [...]

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

SEOUL, South Korea — A second test of what appeared to be an advanced missile engine, part of what North Korea said on Saturday was part of a “reliable strategic nuclear deterrent,” left little doubt that the country is moving [...]

In Johnson Victory, Democrats and Republicans See Lessons for 2020

For Democrats, there are tactical lessons in Labour’s defeat. Mr. Johnson ran a highly disciplined campaign, pounding home his message that he would “Get Brexit Done” and avoiding debates over kitchen-table issues, like health care, [...]

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

For many years, Mr. al-Bashir seemed untouchable. A guilty ruling in the corruption case helps “break this spell of immunity that has been pervasive” under Mr. al-Bashir and his ruling National Congress Party, said Jonas Horner, [...]

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

WHAKATANE, New Zealand — The bodies were more than a quarter-mile from shore, some on higher ground, on a scorched, moonlike landscape shrouded in toxic gas. The troops had about three hours’ worth of oxygen, more than enough, they thought, [...]

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

“I was at the point of going crazy,” he said. “I would spend two or three days crying.” Eventually, a pastor — an uneducated, reformed convict himself — came to see him. At first, the sicario worried the man was a spy sent [...]

Out of Africa, Migrants Seek a Home With an Old Colonial Ruler

LYON, France — From their villages and towns in West Africa, the squatters had crossed deserts, seas and mountains to arrive in Lyon, most of them for no specific reason. The next bus was headed to Lyon, one explained. As France’s [...]

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

For Labour, which suffered its worse election defeat since 1935, the results signaled the end of an era of being able to reach into both thriving cities and left-behind former mining villages for votes. The party’s two wings — pro- [...]

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

Jean Paquin, a French horn player at the Orchestre Métropolitain who has known Mr. Nézet-Séguin for two decades, said that when the conductor arrived at age 25, some players had been skeptical. But Mr. Nézet-Séguin quickly convinced [...]

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

Brussels, in its conclusions on Brexit, is demanding a future relationship that “will have to be based on a balance of rights and obligations and ensure a level playing field.” That is Brussels-speak for British regulations and rules [...]