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What’s the Cure for Ailing Nations? More Kings and Queens, Monarchists Say

What’s the Cure for Ailing Nations? More Kings and Queens, Monarchists Say

Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, at a parade in London in 2016 for the monarch’s 90th birthday.

‘Extreme’ Suffering in Syria as Government Steps Up Bombing

‘Extreme’ Suffering in Syria as Government Steps Up Bombing

An injured man was rescued from a building that was hit in an airstrike on Tuesday in the rebel-held area of Eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of Damascus, Syria.

As Kenya Takes Orwellian Turn, Government Goes After Journalists

As Kenya Takes Orwellian Turn, Government Goes After Journalists

Supporters of Raila Odinga, the Kenyan opposition leader, at his “swearing in” ceremony in Nairobi on Tuesday. News coverage of the event prompted a crackdown.

Meghan Markle’s Mother Gets Formal Role in Royal Wedding

Meghan Markle’s Mother Gets Formal Role in Royal Wedding

In a (modest) departure from convention, Meghan Markle will be accompanied to St. George’s Chapel by her mother, Doria Ragland, for her wedding to Prince Harry. Her father will walk her down the aisle.

She Broke Japan’s Silence on Rape

She Broke Japan’s Silence on Rape

Shiori Ito told the police she had been raped by Noriyuki Yamaguchi, then the Washington bureau chief for the Tokyo Broadcasting System and a biographer of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Seminude School Performance Sparks Debate About Tradition in South Africa

Seminude School Performance Sparks Debate About Tradition in South Africa

Angie Motshekga, minister of basic education, denounced a seminude performance by South African schoolgirls in the Eastern Cape as “exploitation.”

As Taboos Break Down, Iranians Party On

As Taboos Break Down, Iranians Party On

The wedding of Melina Hashemi, like many social events at halls that have sprung up along dark side roads in the plains south of Tehran, illustrate how the strict rules in Iran are fading.

Hungary’s Leader Was Shunned by Obama, but Has a Friend in Trump

Hungary’s Leader Was Shunned by Obama, but Has a Friend in Trump

For years, the government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary, center, has craved validation from Washington, spending millions of dollars on lobbying and to support certain think tanks.

Pope Francis, After Criticism, Sends Sex Crimes Investigator to Chile

Pope Francis, After Criticism, Sends Sex Crimes Investigator to Chile

Pope Francis arriving to say Mass at Lobito Campos in Iquique, Chile, this month.

He’s Supposed to Marry a Japanese Princess. Just Don’t Call Him Her Fiancé.

He’s Supposed to Marry a Japanese Princess. Just Don’t Call Him Her Fiancé.

Princess Mako during an event at the Nikkei Association in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday.

Trump Promises Strike on Syria and Warns Russia Against Backing Assad

Trump Promises Strike on Syria and Warns Russia Against Backing Assad

President Trump met with advisers and top military leaders on Monday to discuss the potential for military action in Syria.

Don’t Burn Women: Warning to Immigrants Looms Over a Quebec Village

Don’t Burn Women: Warning to Immigrants Looms Over a Quebec Village

The view of the town sign from the home of Normand Pronovost, 25.

Italy’s Populist Parties Agree on a Common Agenda to Govern

Italy’s Populist Parties Agree on a Common Agenda to Govern

The Five Star leader, Luigi Di Maio. In a Facebook video on Friday he said that the contract “bonds two political forces that are and will remain alternative.”

‘We Are Nicaragua’: Students Revolt, but Now Face a More Daunting Task

‘We Are Nicaragua’: Students Revolt, but Now Face a More Daunting Task

Young people carrying makeshift weapons outside Nicaragua’s Polytechnic University on Wednesday.

One Target in Beijing’s Migrant Crackdown: Schoolchildren

One Target in Beijing’s Migrant Crackdown: Schoolchildren

A class at the Shijingshan Huangzhuang School in southern Beijing in mid-December. The school is slated for demolition next month.


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