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After a Mysterious Odyssey, Lebanon’s Prime Minister Is Home

Mr. Hariri’s resignation announcement came amid swirling tensions in the Middle East as an increasingly assertive Saudi Arabia seeks to push back against growing Iranian influence. Mr. Hariri was widely seen as resigning under pressure [...]
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Assad and Putin Meet, as Russia Pushes Endgame for Syrian War

Saying that “the military operation is really coming to an end,” Mr. Putin told Mr. Assad that it was time to work toward a lasting political settlement. Parallel Russian- and American-led campaigns against the Islamic State have [...]
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Merkel’s Troubles May Spell Trouble for All of Europe

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She has been central in forcing through stiff sanctions on Russia over Ukraine, winning praise in Europe for standing up to both President Trump and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia. In short, Ms. Merkel has been the indispensable [...]
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Robert Mugabe Resigns as Zimbabwe’s President, Ending 37-Year Rule

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Then on Tuesday, members of ZANU-PF introduced a motion of impeachment, invoking a constitutional process that had never before been tested. The party’s historical political rival, the Movement for Democratic Change, seconded the motion, [...]
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Restoring North Korea to Terrorism Blacklist Dims Hopes for Talks

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“As long as it is technically ready, North Korea will test missiles again anytime,” said Yun Duk-min, a former chancellor of South Korea’s Korea National Diplomatic Academy who now teaches at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies [...]
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Damascus Journal: They Stayed Put, but Their City Disappeared

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In recent months, Mr. Assad’s forces, helped by Iran and Russia, have reclaimed much of the country from insurgents. There are fewer checkpoints in Damascus than before, the streets are bustling later into the evenings and electricity [...]
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Trump Asked China to Free U.C.L.A. Players. What About Activists?

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Ms. Liu, a painter and photographer, expressed a desire to relocate overseas after her husband’s death, but activists say that she is being held in unofficial custody away from family and friends. William Nee, a China researcher for [...]
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Silent Sub: Time Is the Enemy as Argentina Hunts a Lost Vessel

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If the crew members are lucky, they will be rescued in time, like seven sailors on a Russian submarine who had only three to six hours of air left when a British submersible cut the vessel clear of a fishing net in 2005. But not all search [...]
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‘Nut Rage’ Whistle-Blower Says Korean Air Retaliated Against Him

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SEOUL, South Korea — The whistle-blower who exposed the actions of the Korean Air chairman’s daughter who forced a plane to return to its gate in a tiff over macadamia nuts is suing her and the airline, accusing them of illegally [...]
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Germany Plunged into Political Crisis After Coalition Talks Fail

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The collapse of talks reflected the deep reluctance of Ms. Merkel’s party and each of the prospective coalition partners to compromise over key positions, especially on immigration, climate and tax policies. “There is no coalition [...]