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Scorched Portugal Turns to the Goat as a Low-Cost Firefighter

VERMELHOS, Portugal — Portugal has scrambled to find solutions to wildfires that have ravaged the country in recent years. It has tested high-tech tools like drones and used satellites and aircraft to fight the fires. It has grappled [...]

Hong Kong Protests: Another Weekend of Demonstrations Begins

HONG KONG — Another weekend of protests began in Hong Kong on Saturday, days after both the demonstrators and the police came under criticism for taking violence and mayhem to new levels. The events scheduled for the weekend, beginning [...]

In Tlaib’s Ancestral Village, Grandmother Weathers a Global Political Storm

BEIT UR AL-FAUQA, West Bank — In a small stone house on the edge of a sleepy Palestinian village, a 90-year-old woman ran a string of wooden prayer beads through her gnarled fingers on Friday, silently reciting the 99 names of Allah, [...]

‘Greenland Is Not for Sale’: Trump’s Talk of a Purchase Draws Derision

The Danish prime minister’s office did not immediately return a call on Friday seeking comment. Social media users were quick to exploit the report about the American president’s exploring the purchase of Greenland. One photoshopped [...]

Rashida Tlaib Says She Won’t Visit West Bank Under Israel’s Conditions

JERUSALEM — A day after barring Representative Rashida Tlaib under pressure from President Trump, Israel said on Friday that she could visit her 90-year-old grandmother, who lives in the occupied West Bank, but only after she agreed [...]

‘Not for Sale’: Trump’s Talk of Buying Greenland Draws Derision

The Danish prime minister’s office did not immediately return a call on Friday seeking comment. Social media users were quick to exploit the report about the American president’s exploring the purchase of Greenland. One photoshopped [...]

Israel Says Rashida Tlaib Can Visit to See Her Grandmother

JERUSALEM — A day after barring Representative Rashida Tlaib under pressure from President Trump, Israel said on Friday that she could visit her 90-year-old grandmother, who lives in the occupied West Bank, but only after she agreed [...]

Myanmar Military Uses Threat of Prison to Stifle Criticism Ahead of Elections

BANGKOK — Call it the courtroom war of the colonels. More than two dozen Myanmar Army colonels have bypassed the battlefield to fight their adversaries in civilian courts, using criminal defamation cases to stifle criticism of the [...]

The Law Israel Used to Keep Omar and Tlaib Out

Israel’s decision on Thursday to bar two American Democratic congresswomen, Representatives Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, from visiting the country rests on a law passed just two years ago. Aimed at Israel’s critics, [...]

Leftist Atop Argentina Race Moves From Kirchner’s Shadow. Will His Policies Follow?

BUENOS AIRES — As Argentina this week endured a market free-fall at the prospect of President Mauricio Macri’s losing the coming presidential election, the mastermind of the strategy that may well defeat him has remained largely [...]