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How Hong Kong’s Leader Made the Biggest Political Retreat by China Under Xi

HONG KONG — Carrie Lam, the chief executive of Hong Kong, has a very loyal majority in the territory’s legislature. She has the complete backing of the Chinese government. She has a huge bureaucracy ready to push her agenda. Yet [...]

The Murder Case That Lit the Fuse in Hong Kong

HONG KONG — Before the mass street protests, the tear gas and the clashes with the police, before the government went all out for legislation that could threaten Hong Kong’s special status in China, and then abruptly backed down, [...]

In Ghana, Free High School Brings Opportunity and Grumbling

ACCRA, Ghana — At dawn on a recent Tuesday, 18-year-old Jane Newornu pulled on her blue gingham school uniform, stuffed her books into her knapsack and grabbed a banana as she ran off to school. Her twin sister, Jennifer, still in [...]

Sudan Ousted a Brutal Dictator. His Successor Was His Enforcer.

KHARTOUM, Sudan — Once a camel trader who led a militia accused of genocidal violence in Darfur, Lt. Gen. Mohamed Hamdan now sits at the pinnacle of power in Sudan, overlooking the scorched streets from his wood-paneled office high [...]

Hong Kong’s Leader, Yielding to Protests, Suspends Extradition Bill

HONG KONG — Backing down after days of huge street protests, Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, said on Saturday that she would indefinitely suspend a bill that would allow extraditions to mainland China. It was a remarkable [...]

Nazis Killed Her Father. Then She Fell in Love With One.

A few weeks later, one last letter arrived from Mr. Landecker, but only the envelope has survived. It shows that he was interned in block III 416/2 in Izbica, a ghetto serving as a transfer point for the deportation of Jews to the Belzec [...]

Why Tanker Blasts in the Gulf of Oman Have Put the World on Edge

Mysterious explosions that crippled two commercial tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday have set off a spike in oil prices, threats from President Trump and calls for calm from the secretary general of the United Nations. Even though [...]

What Are Limpet Mines, and How Do They Work?

WASHINGTON — With President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asserting that Iran was behind the explosions on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday and threatening military retaliation, the United States Central Command released [...]

Distrusting Both Iran and U.S., Europe Urges ‘Maximum Restraint’

These kinds of attacks are what Europeans predicted when Mr. Trump pulled out of the Iran deal, said Ellie Geranmayeh, an Iran expert with the European Council on Foreign Affairs. “Most European governments are surprised how long Iran [...]

Trump Accuses Iran in Explosions That Crippled Oil Tankers

In his interview on Friday, Mr. Trump said he was still open to diplomacy with Iran. “I’m ready when they are,” he said. “Whenever they’re ready it’s okay. I’m in no rush.” Indeed, the often-bellicose president offered [...]