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After 20-Year ‘State of War,’ a Flight With Champagne and Roses

After 20-Year ‘State of War,’ a Flight With Champagne and Roses

Passengers pose on an Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, to Asmara, Eritrea’s capital, on Wednesday. The chief executive of the airline called the flight a “unique event.”

Ocean Cleanup Plastic Collector Heading Home. In Pieces.

Ocean Cleanup Plastic Collector Heading Home. In Pieces.

A test of the ocean-cleaning boom last year in Alameda, Calif. The group that created it said material fatigue and “local stress concentration” might have caused a fracture in the multimillion-dollar structure.

Greek Court Upends Rules Limiting Migrants’ Movements

Greek Court Upends Rules Limiting Migrants’ Movements

Asylum seekers from Syria and Afghanistan playing football last month at a camp on the Greek island of Lesbos.

Nawaz Sharif Is Arrested on Return to Pakistan, Amid Turmoil and Bloodshed

Nawaz Sharif Is Arrested on Return to Pakistan, Amid Turmoil and Bloodshed

Nawaz Sharif boarding a flight on Friday for a return to Pakistan, where he was arrested. “Pakistan is at a decisive turning point,” he said.

In Canada, Theories Swirl With the Tide as 14th Human Foot Washes Ashore

In Canada, Theories Swirl With the Tide as 14th Human Foot Washes Ashore

A beach on Gabriola Island, in British Columbia, where foot No. 14 was discovered.

Theresa May in Fight to Save Government Amid Brexit Rift

Theresa May in Fight to Save Government Amid Brexit Rift

The departure of Boris Johnson, the public face of the 2016 campaign that persuaded Britons to quit the European Union, underscores the depth of the divisions within the government.

Facebook Removes Chechen Strongman’s Accounts, Raising Policy Questions

Facebook Removes Chechen Strongman’s Accounts, Raising Policy Questions

Ramzan Kadyrov, head of the Chechen Republic, at the Kremlin last year.

Syrian Bombardment Takes Its Deadliest Toll in Years

Syrian Bombardment Takes Its Deadliest Toll in Years

One of the heaviest bombardments in years has killed 200 people, many of them civilians, at a rebel-held enclave near Damascus.

In Memorial to War Dead, Israel Avoids Addressing Its Conflicts

In Memorial to War Dead, Israel Avoids Addressing Its Conflicts

The National Memorial Hall for Israel’s Fallen opened to the public without fanfare in Jerusalem a few months ago.

Offered Free Tickets for ‘Schindler’s List,’ Germany’s Far Right Sees a Provocation

Offered Free Tickets for ‘Schindler’s List,’ Germany’s Far Right Sees a Provocation

Twenty-five years after its initial theatrical release, “Schindler’s List” is still a complex depiction of Nazi horrors. Its director, Steven Spielberg, hopes to provoke discussion by showing it again worldwide.

Chinese Police Seize Publisher From Train in Front of Diplomats

Chinese Police Seize Publisher From Train in Front of Diplomats

Protesters in Hong Kong demanded freedom for detained booksellers including Gui Minhai, pictured, in 2016.

German Lawmaker Who Called Muslims ‘Rapist Hordes’ Faces Sanctions

German Lawmaker Who Called Muslims ‘Rapist Hordes’ Faces Sanctions

Beatrix von Storch, a member of the far-right Alternative for Germany. She has framed her Twitter post as a matter of free speech.

A Hong Kong Newspaper on a Mission to Promote China’s Soft Power

A Hong Kong Newspaper on a Mission to Promote China’s Soft Power

The South China Morning Post’s headquarters in Hong Kong. Scholars and activists worry that The Post is softening its critical stance to please Beijing.

Italy’s Populist Parties Win Approval to Form Government

Italy’s Populist Parties Win Approval to Form Government

The Italian law professor Giuseppe Conte, center, was surrounded by members of the media as he arrived at the Italian Parliament in Rome on Thursday.

After Viktor Orban’s Victory, Hungary’s Judges Start to Tumble

After Viktor Orban’s Victory, Hungary’s Judges Start to Tumble

Hungary’s roughly 3,000 judges have struggled to retain their autonomy since Prime Minister Viktor Orban won power in 2010.

Losing Faith in the State, Some Mexican Towns Quietly Break Away

Losing Faith in the State, Some Mexican Towns Quietly Break Away

BY THE GUN José Santos at a checkpoint near the entrance to Tancítaro. Fed up with both the cartels and the government, the people of Tancítaro pushed out both.


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