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Venezuela Launches Virtual Currency, Hoping to Resuscitate Economy

“For big problems, big solutions,” Mr. Maduro said Tuesday night at a ceremony in Caracas. “We Venezuelans are indomitable.” He called it a “cryptocurrency to take on Superman.” But many analysts and critics of the government [...]
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Poland Broke Law by Logging Ancient Forest, E.U. Court Official Says

The woodland, a United Nations World Heritage site in northeast Poland along its border with Belarus, is a relic of ancient forests, with some of the largest and oldest trees in Europe. Scientists have long argued that they can use the [...]
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Mexico Spyware Inquiry Bogs Down. Skeptics Aren’t Surprised.

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The spying technology, developed by an Israeli cyber-arms manufacturer, is sold only to governments, and under the explicit condition that it be used only to track terrorists and other criminals. After it became clear that the technology [...]
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Netanyahu Inquiry Expands, With New Bribery Allegations

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Late Tuesday, Mr. Netanyahu released a video denying the newest allegations, calling them “hallucinatory” and “baseless” and part of a “campaign of persecution against me and my family that has been going on for years.” Even [...]
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Kenya’s Political Turmoil Is a Tale of Fathers and Sons

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Not long after, though, things fell apart. The elder Mr. Kenyatta became a pro-Western capitalist, entrenching the wealth of his family and his ethnic community from his presidential perch. The elder Mr. Odinga advocated sharing state [...]
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Syrian Bombardment Kills Nearly 100 in Eastern Ghouta

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The Observatory said 20 children and 15 women were among those killed. The suburbs have been subjected for weeks to bombardment that has killed and wounded hundreds of people. Opposition activists said government forces had brought in [...]
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Cochrane Journal: With 10 Million Acres in Patagonia, a National Park System Is Born

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“It is a wonderful coincidence to be here this day,” said John Rosenblum, the retired dean of the University of Virginia’s business school, who was visiting the park with his son the day of the announcement. Mr. Tompkins traveled [...]
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Oxfam Says Workers in Haiti Threatened Witness to Misconduct

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The revelations have led to investigations by the British government, a halt to government funding of the charity, talk of prosecution by Haitian authorities, the resignation of a top Oxfam executive, and disclosure of claims of sexual [...]
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Kurdish Syria, Where the Fallen Find Fame

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That is more than just talk. Babies are given the names of the war dead; friends change their names to those of famous fighters who have been killed, or just of fallen friends. [embedded content]An American, David Taylor, died in July [...]
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There’s a Persistent Hum in This Canadian City, and No One Knows Why

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Activists have done their own sleuthing. Over six years, Mike Provost of Windsor, who helps run the Facebook page, has amassed more than 4,000 pages of daily observations about the duration, intensity and characteristics of the sound [...]