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Putin and Erdogan Reach Accord to Halt Fighting in Syria

Putin and Erdogan Reach Accord to Halt Fighting in Syria

MOSCOW — After six hours of talks at the Kremlin, the presidents of Russia and Turkey on Thursday announced what they said was a deal to halt fighting in the Syrian region of Idlib, calming a volatile conflict that had pushed the two countries to the brink of open war. They said the agreement included […]

As Bernie Sanders Pushed for Closer Ties, Soviet Union Spotted Opportunity

As Bernie Sanders Pushed for Closer Ties, Soviet Union Spotted Opportunity

YAROSLAVL, Russia — The mayor of Burlington, Vt., wrote to a Soviet counterpart in a provincial city that he wanted the United States and the Soviet Union to “live together as friends.” Unbeknown to him, his desire for friendship meshed with the efforts of Soviet officials in Moscow to “reveal American imperialism as the main […]

China Pushes Back as Coronavirus Crisis Damages Its Image

China Pushes Back as Coronavirus Crisis Damages Its Image

BEIJING — When the coronavirus epidemic began its relentless march around the world, China’s diplomats reacted harshly toward countries that shut their borders, canceled flights or otherwise restricted travel. Italy was overreacting when it did so, Qin Gang, a vice minister of foreign affairs, told his counterpart in February. The United States was stoking fear […]

Coronavirus Live Updates: Cases in the U.S. Break 300

Coronavirus Live Updates: Cases in the U.S. Break 300

新冠病毒疫情最新消息 Here’s what you need to know: The U.S. caseload rises past 300, most in Washington State and California. Everyone on the Grand Princess cruise ship will be tested, after 21 tested positive. South by Southwest leads long list of canceled events. New York City pleads for more tests. Global markets extend their decline. The […]

Saudi Prince Detains Senior Members of Royal Family

Saudi Prince Detains Senior Members of Royal Family

In a fresh episode of Saudi palace intrigue, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has detained three members of the royal family, including a brother of the king and a former crown prince who had been potential obstacles to his power. The detentions were the latest demonstration of the crown prince’s willingness to take extraordinary measures […]

‘The Only Choice Is to Wait for Death’

‘The Only Choice Is to Wait for Death’

IDLIB, Syria — Before the war in Syria, Idlib city, with its tree-lined avenues and white-stone buildings, was known for its calm, provincial air. Today it overflows with families who fled the war in other parts of Syria, swelling the population to nearly a million people. Some shelter in bombed-out buildings. Those who can’t find […]

Paid to Stay Home: Europe’s Safety Net Could Ease Toll of Coronavirus

Paid to Stay Home: Europe’s Safety Net Could Ease Toll of Coronavirus

PARIS — Keeping your salary while caring for a quarantined child. Exercising the right to not work if you are afraid of getting ill. Sick-leave pay for up to six months. Europe is sometimes considered a home of overly generous social policies. But as countries around the world scramble to control the deadly coronavirus outbreak, […]

Boris Johnson Launches War on U.K.’s Own ‘Deep State’

Boris Johnson Launches War on U.K.’s Own ‘Deep State’

LONDON — She is accused of flinging a folder at an aide, hitting the staffer in the head. She reportedly told another offending underling to “get out of my face” and castigated her staff as “useless,” adding an f-bomb for good measure. The allegations of abusive behavior by Home Secretary Priti Patel — all of […]