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Merkel's Ailing Party Set to Pick New Leader in April

Merkel's Ailing Party Set to Pick New Leader in April

Angela Merkel’s embattled conservatives, reeling from their latest election defeat,...

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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad Quits, Cabinet Dissolved

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad Quits, Cabinet...

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad resigned and the cabinet was dissolved,...

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Coronavirus's Global Spread May Not Be Contained, WHO Says

Coronavirus's Global Spread May Not Be Contained, WHO Says

The number of new coronavirus cases in China is declining, but it isn’t yet clear...

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Assange Put Lives at Risk, U.S. Argues as Extradition Hearing Begins

Assange Put Lives at Risk, U.S. Argues as Extradition Hearing...

The WikiLeaks founder put intelligence sources in “grave and imminent” danger a...

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Last Coronavirus Cruise Passenger Departs Ship, but Concerns Linger

Last Coronavirus Cruise Passenger Departs Ship, but Concerns...

The last passenger on the coronavirus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship disembarked...

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U.K. Court to Consider Whether to Extradite Julian Assange to U.S.

U.K. Court to Consider Whether to Extradite Julian Assange...

A British court will on Monday begin examining whether to extradite Julian Assange...

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Coronavirus Spreads Outside China as Worries Mount

Coronavirus Spreads Outside China as Worries Mount

New cases of coronavirus flared outside China, adding to global health officials’...

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Trump's India Visit to Stress Personal Ties Over Economic Issues

Trump's India Visit to Stress Personal Ties Over Economic...

President Trump’s first visit to India next week will do more to highlight his personal...

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Vale Dam Report Faults Conflict of Interest, Compensation Structure

Vale Dam Report Faults Conflict of Interest, Compensation...

An independent report commissioned by Vale into last year’s deadly mine-dam failure...

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Singapore Isn't Kidding When It Comes to Fostering Fertility

Singapore Isn't Kidding When It Comes to Fostering Fertility

The city-state offers cash grants for parents, housing subsidies and even relationship...

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U.S., Taliban Start Weeklong Partial Truce in Effort to End Afghan War

U.S., Taliban Start Weeklong Partial Truce in Effort to...

As the U.S. and the Afghan Taliban started a seven-day partial truce ahead of a...

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South Sudan's Fragile Power-Sharing Government Formalized

South Sudan's Fragile Power-Sharing Government Formalized

South Sudan President Salva Kiir swore-in opposition leader Riek Machar as his deputy,...

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Italy, South Korea Work to Contain Coronavirus Outbreaks

Italy, South Korea Work to Contain Coronavirus Outbreaks

South Korea reported a surge in coronavirus cases centered on a church where a thousand...

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Under Siege From Left and Right, Any Merkel Successor Faces Balancing Act

Under Siege From Left and Right, Any Merkel Successor Faces...

The candidates to succeed Angela Merkel as chair of her conservative party—and,...

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How One Singapore Sales Conference Spread Coronavirus Around the World

How One Singapore Sales Conference Spread Coronavirus Around...

One meeting, attended by 109 people, sent virus hunters scurrying to a French Alpine...

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Canadian Rail Blockades Highlight Grievances of Indigenous Groups

Canadian Rail Blockades Highlight Grievances of Indigenous...

Over the past two weeks, protests across the country have thwarted traffic, blocked...