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Belgium Bans Religious Slaughtering Practices, Drawing Praise and Protest

Belgium Bans Religious Slaughtering Practices, Drawing Praise and Protest

A slaughterhouse in Brussels in 2017. Belgium will no longer grant religious exemptions to European Union laws that require animals to be rendered insensible before slaughtering.

66 Feared Dead After Iran Plane Crash

66 Feared Dead After Iran Plane Crash

Distraught relatives of passengers of the crashed Aseman Airline flight gathered at the Mehr-Abad Airport in Tehran, Iran, on Sunday.

Taiwan Baseball? It’s ‘Hot Noisy,’ and Ingrained in National Identity

Taiwan Baseball? It’s ‘Hot Noisy,’ and Ingrained in National Identity

Cheerleaders dancing during a baseball game between the Lamigo Monkeys and Fubon Guardians at the Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium in Taiwan, in May.

Saudi Arabia Assails Canada Over Rights Criticism, Sending Message to West

Saudi Arabia Assails Canada Over Rights Criticism, Sending Message to West

Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland of Canada called for Saudi Arabia to release two rights activists from prison. The Saudi response was uncharacteristically harsh.

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.

More Than 100 Die as Aging Cuban Airliner Crashes

More Than 100 Die as Aging Cuban Airliner Crashes

President Miguel Diaz-Canel, third from left, at the scene of the crash of a Cubana de Aviacion aircraft on Friday at Jose Marti airport in Havana.

Sole Surviving Suspect in Paris Attacks Stands Trial in Belgium

Sole Surviving Suspect in Paris Attacks Stands Trial in Belgium

Security checks in Brussels on Monday before the opening of Salah Abdeslam’s trial.

‘We No Longer Need’ Nuclear or Missile Tests, North Korean Leader Says

‘We No Longer Need’ Nuclear or Missile Tests, North Korean Leader Says

A photograph released by North Korea’s state news agency shows the North’s leader, Kim Jong-un, center, at a ruling party meeting in the capital, Pyongyang, on Friday.

Macron Aide Hits Protester. President Gets Bruised.

Macron Aide Hits Protester. President Gets Bruised.

Alexandre Benalla, center, next to Emmanuel Macron in Amiens, France, during the presidential campaign last year.

North Korea Drops Troop Demand, but U.S. Reacts Warily

North Korea Drops Troop Demand, but U.S. Reacts Warily

American soldiers pulling dummies in Dongducheon, South Korea, this month.

Afghan Pedophiles Get Free Pass From U.S. Military, Report Says

Afghan Pedophiles Get Free Pass From U.S. Military, Report Says

A former Special Forces officer, Capt. Dan Quinn, was relieved of his command and pulled from Afghanistan after fighting with an Afghan militia commander for keeping a boy as a sex slave.

A Dance for Tibetan New Year, Then 17 Hours in Custody

A Dance for Tibetan New Year, Then 17 Hours in Custody

A monk at Dzongsar monastery in the Chinese province of Sichuan.

Turkey’s Erdogan Tries to Play Nice, After a Year of Bashing Europe

Turkey’s Erdogan Tries to Play Nice, After a Year of Bashing Europe

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, center, with President Beji Caid Essebsi of Tunisia at Carthage Palace near Tunis this week.

Risk of Collapse at Jesus’ Tomb Unites Rival Christians

Risk of Collapse at Jesus’ Tomb Unites Rival Christians

The shrine holding the tomb of Jesus in Jerusalem’s Old City. The shrine, an unsteady 206-year-old structure held together by an iron cage, has become an uncomfortable symbol of Christian divisions.

Trump’s Blasts Upend G-7, Alienating Oldest Allies

Trump’s Blasts Upend G-7, Alienating Oldest Allies

President Trump at the Group of 7 meeting in Canada on Friday. The president finds himself isolated on the global stage.

Upending Brazil’s Presidential Race, Court Upholds Ex-Leader’s Conviction

Upending Brazil’s Presidential Race, Court Upholds Ex-Leader’s Conviction

Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil, center, speaking to supporters during a rally on Wednesday after a Brazilian appeals court upheld a corruption conviction against him.


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