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After Navalny, Challenging Putin Is Getting Even Harder

After Navalny, Challenging Putin Is Getting Even Harder

Russian authorities have stepped up a campaign to suppress critics and organizations...

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China Prepares New Anti-Sanction Laws for Hong Kong and Macau

China Prepares New Anti-Sanction Laws for Hong Kong and...

The new rules could bar foreign entities and individuals in the cities from complying...

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As China Cleans Up Flooded City, Authorities Keep a Grip on Information

As China Cleans Up Flooded City, Authorities Keep a Grip...

Chinese state media have largely stuck to coverage praising the heroism of rescue...

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U.S. Sanctions Syrians Linked to Alleged Atrocities

U.S. Sanctions Syrians Linked to Alleged Atrocities

The action is intended largely as a public censure of the Assad regime and its supporters...

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Outspoken Chinese Industrialist Gets 18-Year Sentence

Outspoken Chinese Industrialist Gets 18-Year Sentence

Case against farming magnate Sun Dawu and 19 others is viewed as a sign of the growing...

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U.K. to Open Up to Vaccinated American Travelers

U.K. to Open Up to Vaccinated American Travelers

The U.K. government will allow fully vaccinated travelers from the U.S. and those...

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Water Protests in Iran Test Country's Leaders

Water Protests in Iran Test Country's Leaders

Unrest over water scarcity adds to the challenges awaiting incoming president Ebrahim...

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Saudi Arabia to Impose Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate

Saudi Arabia to Impose Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate

People in Saudi Arabia will need to show proof of vaccination to enter public and...

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China Appears to Be Building New Silos for Nuclear Missiles, Researchers Say

China Appears to Be Building New Silos for Nuclear Missiles,...

The discovery from commercial satellite imagery follows another U.S. think-tank...

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Hong Kong Man Found Guilty in First Verdict Under China's National-Security Law

Hong Kong Man Found Guilty in First Verdict Under China's...

The first person charged under a national-security law imposed by Beijing was found...

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China to Revise Population Law to Try to Reverse Declining Births

China to Revise Population Law to Try to Reverse Declining...

Lawmakers plan to clear remaining legal barriers to encourage couples to have more...

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Covid-19 Deaths Rise Sharply in Indonesia

Covid-19 Deaths Rise Sharply in Indonesia

The world’s fourth most-populous nation, where about 7% of people are fully vaccinated,...

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Civilian Deaths, Injuries Surge in Afghanistan, U.N. Report Says

Civilian Deaths, Injuries Surge in Afghanistan, U.N. Report...

Civilian casualties of war in Afghanistan surged in the first half of the year as...

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As Taliban Advance, Thousands of Afghans Seek Refuge in Turkey

As Taliban Advance, Thousands of Afghans Seek Refuge in...

Increasing numbers of Afghans are fleeing their homes, with many headed to Turkey,...

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Cuban Protesters Get Prison Sentences, House Arrest in Summary Trials

Cuban Protesters Get Prison Sentences, House Arrest in...

Among those sentenced are dozens of independent professionals, artists and journalists.

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U.S. Combat Role in Iraq to End This Year, Biden Says

U.S. Combat Role in Iraq to End This Year, Biden Says

President Biden said the U.S. military would continue to work with Iraqi forces...