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June, 2019

  • 5 June

    Trump Says There’s a ‘Chance’ of Military Action Against Iran

    LONDON — In a wide-ranging interview on Wednesday, the third and last day of his state visit to Britain, President Trump said there was “a chance” of military action against Iran, cast his ban on transgender people serving in the military as an economic decision and admitted using the word …

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  • 4 June

    Sudan’s Military Abandons Talks and Opens Fire on Democracy Protesters

    Despite punishing summer temperatures, the sit-in continued into the holy fasting month of Ramadan, which ends this week. The protesters enjoyed the backing of the United Nations and the African Union, which on May 1 warned it would suspend Sudan from the bloc if the military did not transfer power …

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  • 3 June

    Sudan Security Forces Open Fire at Protest Site

    Gunfire erupted in the streets of the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, early Monday as security forces opened fire on pro-democracy protesters outside the country’s military headquarters and killed several people, according to a doctors’ association and local media reports. Soldiers fanned out across the city in the most concerted drive yet …

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  • 2 June

    What to Know About Prince Mohammed bin Zayed, the Arab Ruler Swaying Trump

    The United Arab Emirates has fewer citizens than Rhode Island, but its de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed of Abu Dhabi, is widely regarded as one of the most influential Arab leaders in Washington and across the Middle East. He may be the richest man in the world: …

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  • 1 June

    Is Netanyahu Toast?

    TEL AVIV — “He’s a magician! He’s a magician!” It was nearly 2 a.m. on April 10, and supporters of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who had packed a sporting arena in Tel Aviv, were cheering his apparent election victory. Facing a stiff challenge from a former military chief and the …

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May, 2019

  • 31 May

    Pope Francis, in Romania, Warns of Populism’s Dangers

    In Bucharest, in a quiet square near urbane coffee shops, the city’s Holocaust memorial notes that 25,000 Roma were deported alongside hundreds of thousands of Jews throughout Romanian occupied territory. An estimated 11,000 Roma were killed. In May, after neo-fascists in Rome violently protested Roma families who had been given …

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  • 30 May

    As Everest Melts, Bodies Are Emerging From the Ice

    KATHMANDU, Nepal — A few years ago, Kami Rita Sherpa, a veteran climber and guide, met with a gruesome sight at Mount Everest Base Camp. Human bones poked from the ground, smooth and ice-crusted. It was not a fluke. Subsequent seasons yielded more remains — a skull, fingers, parts of …

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  • 30 May

    Israel in Uncharted Territory as Netanyahu Fails to Form a Coalition

    JERUSALEM — A politically fatigued Israel cranked back into election mode on Thursday, barely 50 days after its last national ballot and after the staggering failure of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form a government by midnight Wednesday. With the next vote set for Sept. 17, Israel is in uncharted …

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  • 28 May

    Election Puts Europe on the Front Line of the Battle With Populism

    ROME — Matteo Salvini basked in triumph on Monday after a thumping victory for his far-right League Party in this weekend’s European Parliament elections rendered him the dominant politician in Italy and the strongest claimant to the leadership of Europe’s populists. But if Europe has been an incubator for resurgent …

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  • 28 May

    Millennials ‘Make Farming Sexy’ in Africa, Where Tilling the Soil Once Meant Shame

    In cuff links and tie, seated in his mansion in Accra, Richard Nunekpeku, 34, wants to project what this new breed of agripreneur can achieve. Five years ago, he left a high-paying job as an international marketing manager for Samsung to raise fowl, cereals and vegetables through a cooperative, Anyako …

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