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Spain Will Remove Catalonia Leader, Escalating Secession Crisis
21 Oct 2017 - Mariano Rajoy, in an unexpectedly forceful move, said Madrid would take control of the independence-minded region, pushing out its separatist administration.
Memoir of Growing Up Fat Forces France to Look in the Mirror
21 Oct 2017 - Gabrielle Deydier’s plaintive account and sociological study exposes the many ways the obese face censure and insensitivity.
Czech Election Won by Anti-Establishment Party Led by Billionaire
21 Oct 2017 - Andrej Babis, the billionaire leader of an anti-establishment party, is expected to become prime minister of the Czech Republic after mainstream parties fall short.
Militants Kill Egyptian Security Forces in Devastating Ambush
21 Oct 2017 - Gunmen fired bullets and rockets on Egyptian police officers and security officials as they drove toward what was believed to be an Islamist hide-out.
In Russia, a Bribery Case Lifts the Veil on Kremlin Intrigue
21 Oct 2017 - A former economy minister insists he knew nothing of $2 million in cash stuffed in a gift bag for him, along with a basket of wild boar sausages and wine.
After Making Mugabe a ‘Good-Will Ambassador,’ W.H.O. Chief Is ‘Rethinking’ It
21 Oct 2017 - The decision outraged medical professionals, rights groups and others who took to social media to call it an “insult” and “a sick joke.”
In China’s Coal Capital, Xi Jinping’s Dream Remains Elusive
21 Oct 2017 - Mr. Xi has promised a new “China dream” of prosperity. But in the nation’s hinterlands, locals say there’s a stark disconnect between the bright promises and their hardscrabble reality.
Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s Sudden Star, Gets Set to Govern
21 Oct 2017 - A policy “geek” promising a fairer deal took over a foundering party and, at 37, rode progressives’ ardor to national power in a matter of weeks.
Twin Mosque Attacks Kill Scores in One of Afghanistan’s Deadliest Weeks
21 Oct 2017 - The Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack on a Shiite mosque in Kabul that killed 58; more than 200 Afghans were killed in six attacks this week.
Brutal Killing of Journalist Exposes ‘Something Darker’ in Malta
21 Oct 2017 - Daphne Caruana Galizia enraged dozens of powerful people with investigations that exposed corruption. Virtually nobody expects her killing to be solved.
Iran Saps Strength of Revolutionary Guards With Arrests and Cutbacks
21 Oct 2017 - The elite military group drove the Iranian economy at the peak of the sanctions era. Now, seen as a drag on growth, it is under attack by President Hassan Rouhani.
Middle East Feud Looms Over Jailing of Egyptian Woman
21 Oct 2017 - Ola Qaradawi has been imprisoned in Egypt in harsh conditions since June. Supporters say she is being punished because of her father, a famous preacher.
The Look: Traveling Across Japan
21 Oct 2017 - Hiroyuki Ito, a photographer who grew up in Tokyo, wanted to see more of his country. So he spent two months this summer documenting interesting moments.
Japan Ranks Low in Female Lawmakers. An Election Won’t Change That.
21 Oct 2017 - Fewer than one in five of the 1,180 candidates running in Sunday’s election for the lower house of parliament are women.
Conflicting Accounts in Niger Ambush Are Subject of Pentagon Investigation
21 Oct 2017 - Nigerien officials have said that a convoy gave chase to Islamic militants who later returned to ambush them, but American troops say they didn’t pursue the militants before the attack.
Malta in an Uproar Over Killing of an Investigative Journalist
21 Oct 2017 - Daphne Caruana Galizia, who uncovered nepotism and corruption in Malta and was killed in a car bombing on Monday, had many enemies.
Canada Letter: Wolves in Captivity and Gord Downie’s Last Album
20 Oct 2017 - In the Canada Letter this week: A quandary over captive wolves, the death of a singer who defined Canada, and growing trade friction.
China Wrongly Detained 3 Human Rights Activists, U.N. Experts Say
20 Oct 2017 - Hu Shigen, Zhou Shifeng and Xie Yang were imprisoned for subversion. U.N. experts say their rights were violated.
John Kelly, Puerto Rico, Catalonia: Your Evening Briefing
21 Oct 2017 - Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
U.S.-Turkey Visa Standoff Disrupts Business and Tourism
20 Oct 2017 - As the diplomatic dispute lingers, Turks and Americans are struggling with the effects, and the United States is demanding protection for its consular staff.
Article 155: The ‘Nuclear Option’ That Could Let Spain Seize Catalonia
21 Oct 2017 - After Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy held a cabinet meeting Saturday, he announced a decision to oust the Catalan leader and to call new elections in the independence-minded region.
Spain’s Opposition Backs Effort to Suspend Catalan Autonomy
21 Oct 2017 - The main opposition party confirmed on Friday that it would support measures to dissolve the Catalonian Parliament in order to head off secession.
Russia-U.S. Diplomatic Dispute Could Endanger Syria Investigation
21 Oct 2017 - The two sides appear headed for a United Nations showdown over a panel investigating who was behind a deadly sarin attack in Syria last April.
Theresa May Wants Brexit Trade Talks. The E.U. Wants More Money.
21 Oct 2017 - The stalemate over Britain’s departure remains, but some European leaders hinted this week that negotiations on future relations might begin in December.
Barcelona: A Global City in the Eye of a Separatist Storm
20 Oct 2017 - The question of Catalan independence has proved a more complex question for those in Barcelona than for Catalans living outside the regional capital.
The Saturday Profile: Selling the Porsche to Promote Iranian Art
20 Oct 2017 - Hamidreza Pejman, an Iranian entrepreneur, has poured his money into an exhibit space that he hopes will lift Tehran’s art scene to a global level.
Power, Corruption and Murder Roil Little Guyana
20 Oct 2017 - A gruesome crime in Guyana has threatened a tightly knit immigrant community in Queens, pitting Hindu against Muslim, rich against poor, and cousin against cousin.
Food Inequality in Venezuela: Dining Out
20 Oct 2017 - Venezuela's economic crisis has left more than 80 percent of its citizens in poverty. But some upper class pockets can still afford to eat out. Inside Casa Bistro, the chef explains how business continues despite the rising inflation.
Australia Mourns the End of Its Car Manufacturing Industry
20 Oct 2017 - On Friday, Holden employees bid farewell to Australia’s last car factory, wondering if the government could have done more to save it.
South Korea Will Resume Reactor Work, Defying Nuclear Opponents
20 Oct 2017 - The decision to restart two stalled projects reverses a campaign promise by President Moon Jae-in and disappoints supporters seeking a phaseout of nuclear power.
Ousted Chinese Official Is Accused of Plotting Against Communist Party
20 Oct 2017 - Allegations offer new details of charges against Sun Zhengcai and pit him against not just the Communist Party but China’s leader, Xi Jinping.
China’s Party Congress Brings Crackdown on Critics, Nightclubs and Airbnb
20 Oct 2017 - Extremely tight security during an important Communist Party meeting reflects President Xi Jinping’s vision of an all-powerful government.
Europe Edition: Catalonia, Brexit, Harvey Weinstein: Your Friday Briefing
20 Oct 2017 - Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
Japan’s Young Workers Get a Lift, and Its Leaders Profit
20 Oct 2017 - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stands to benefit in Sunday’s elections because wage growth and a tight job market have demoted the economy as a campaign issue.
As ISIS’ Role in Syria Wanes, Other Conflicts Take the Stage
20 Oct 2017 - The Syrian war did not begin or end with the Islamic State. Who will control the cities and territories where ISIS was evicted is an open question.
Body Found in Argentine River Shakes Up Election
19 Oct 2017 - The discovery of a body near the site where an indigenous rights activist vanished two months ago has raised questions about the government’s investigation.
John Kelly, George Bush, Quentin Tarantino: Your Thursday Evening Briefing
19 Oct 2017 - Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
Canada Welcomed Refugees, but Now Struggles With Backlog
19 Oct 2017 - Partly because of an influx of asylum seekers crossing the border illegally into Quebec this year, tens of thousands of people are caught in a bureaucratic limbo.
U.S. Works to Keep Palestinians’ Talks on Track to Aid Peace
20 Oct 2017 - As Egypt works to bring together two rival Palestinian factions, President Trump’s special Middle East envoy visited Cairo to help move those talks along.
Asia and Australia Edition: Xi Jinping, Catalonia, Islamic State: Your Friday Briefing
20 Oct 2017 - Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
Key ISIS Operative in Philippines ‘Taken’ in Gunfight, President Says
19 Oct 2017 - Mahmud Ahmad had acted as a link to the group’s central command in Syria, helping funnel money and foreign fighters who ransacked a city in the south.
Suspecting Russian Meddling in ‘Brexit’ Vote, Lawmaker Seeks Inquiry
19 Oct 2017 - The former Labour minister, Ben Bradshaw, points to reports that question whether a major donor could have afforded the millions he gave to the campaign.
The Interpreter: Myanmar, Once a Hope for Democracy, Is Now a Study in How It Fails
19 Oct 2017 - Nationalism, an unchecked ethnic majority and support for authoritarian values have put Myanmar well down the road to becoming an “illiberal democracy.”
This Is What Victory Over ISIS Looks Like
19 Oct 2017 - Cities in Syria and Iraq have been wrested from the Islamic State at a terrible cost. They are ghosts of their former glory.
Burqa Bans: Which Countries Outlaw Face Coverings?
19 Oct 2017 - Austria. France. Part of Canada. More regions are considering or adopting laws that restrict such garments in public.
Sevastopol Journal: Crimean Winemakers Look to Shed the Rot Gut Label
20 Oct 2017 - Pioneer boutique winemakers around Sevastopol are seeking to convince Russian consumers that quality wine does not have to come from France.
Japanese Carmakers Call Kobe Steel’s Products Safe Despite Scandal
19 Oct 2017 - A round of positive findings from Toyota, Honda and Mazda could help lift a cloud over the Japanese supplier, which has said its inspectors falsified data.