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Mexican Town Once Welcomed Migrants. Now It Blames Mexico’s President for Them.

MAPASTEPEC, Mexico — Like so many others in his impoverished part of southern Mexico, Joaquín Ramírez, a corn farmer, eagerly cast his vote in the presidential election last year for Andrés Manuel López Obrador. But less than [...]

‘You Have Robbed the Farmer’: Rural Indians Are Hurting, and Millions Are Voting

NASHIK, India — Fed up with unfulfilled government promises to improve their lives, 35,000 farmers came in from their fields around the city of Nashik last year and marched 100 miles to Mumbai to demand help. State leaders from Prime [...]

2 Men Arrested in Killing of Lyra McKee, Northern Ireland Journalist

LONDON — The police in Northern Ireland said on Saturday that they had arrested two people in connection with the killing of Lyra McKee, a journalist who was covering a night of violent unrest in Londonderry on Thursday. “Major [...]

Trump Endorses an Aspiring Libyan Strongman, Reversing Policy

President Trump on Friday abruptly reversed American policy toward Libya, issuing a statement publicly endorsing an aspiring strongman in his battle to depose the United Nations-backed government. The would-be strongman, Khalifa Hifter, [...]

Notre-Dame’s Safety Planners Underestimated the Risk, With Devastating Results

PARIS — The architect who oversaw the design of the fire safety system at Notre-Dame acknowledged that officials had misjudged how quickly a flame would ignite and spread through the cathedral, resulting in a much more devastating [...]

ISIS Claims First Attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo — The Islamic State has claimed its first attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo, planting a flag in a region already troubled by violence and an outbreak of the Ebola virus. Eight soldiers [...]

Half of England Is Owned by Less Than 1% of Its Population, Researcher Says

Who owns the “green and pleasant land” of the English countryside can be a well-kept secret, in part because a large segment of it does not even figure in public records. Government efforts to make a public accounting of land ownership [...]

After Social Media Bans, Militant Groups Found Ways to Remain

SAN FRANCISCO — In July 2013, a broadcaster affiliated with the Islamist group Hezbollah posted a threatening video on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. It featured gun-toting militants practicing an ambush to kidnap Israeli soldiers. [...]

Lyra McKee, Northern Ireland Journalist, Is Killed in ‘Terrorist Incident,’ Police Say

The police in Northern Ireland said on Friday that the killing of a journalist who was covering a night of violent unrest in Londonderry was committed by a militant opponent of British rule there. “We are treating this as a terrorist [...]

U.S. Scholar Who Advises Trump Says China Blocked His Visa Application

The report drew widespread attention in China, including follow-up reports from Global Times, an influential nationalist tabloid and news site. It said this week that 280 or more Chinese scholars in the humanities and social sciences [...]