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February 22 2017


Senior North Korean Diplomat Is Sought in Death of Kim Jong-nam

The Malaysian police said the attackers were trained to wipe toxins on the face of the estranged half brother of Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader.

Benjamin Netanyahu Gets a Warm Reception From Australia’s Leader

Australia was one of a handful of countries to speak out against a recent United Nations Security Council resolution critical of Israeli settlement policy.

Major Elements of Trump’s New Immigration Policies

The Trump administration has significantly hardened the country’s policies regarding illegal immigration.

Reporter's Notebook: Vitaly Churkin: A Sardonic Style, but Always Willing to Negotiate

Mr. Churkin, the Russian envoy to the United Nations who died Monday, used his wit to defend his country’s actions and deride what he saw as critics’ hypocrisy.

February 21 2017


Elor Azaria, Israeli Soldier Who Killed Wounded Assailant, Gets 18 Months in Prison

The sergeant shot an incapacitated Palestinian lying on his back, a case that has divided Israelis and prompted calls for a pardon.

Turkey Punishes 2 Opposition Leaders as Crackdown Continues

One leader of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party was sentenced to five months in jail, and the other was expelled from Parliament.

New Trump Deportation Rules Allow Far More Expulsions

The rules authorize expelling undocumented immigrants who have committed even minor offenses, and they make it easier to immediately deport people.

Qaddafi Son Faces Criminal Trial in The Hague — if He Can Be Found

The location of Seif al-Islam el-Qaddafi, a son of Libya’s ex-dictator, is unclear despite the United Nations demand that he be turned over to the International Criminal Court for trial.

Clashes in Stockholm Suburb Draw Attention to Trump’s Remarks

The episode between the police and residents came two days after President Trump made provocative claims about migration and crime in Sweden.

Austrian Court Backs Ukrainian Gas Mogul’s Extradition to U.S.

Dmytro V. Firtash, a strong backer of the ousted pro-Kremlin Ukrainian president, is accused of bribing officials in India through American banks.

Ukraine Lawmaker Who Worked With Trump Associates Faces Treason Inquiry

Prosecutors are weighing charges against Andrii V. Artemenko, who worked on a back-channel plan to settle Ukraine’s conflicts with Russia.

Portugal Detains Former C.I.A. Officer Sought by Italy

Sabrina De Sousa, 60, faces a prison sentence relating to the kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric under a secret U.S. program.

Plane Crashes Into Mall in Melbourne, Australia, Killing Pilot and 4 Americans

The plane, carrying tourists, crashed into a shopping mall complex after taking off in Melbourne. Officials believe the aircraft had a catastrophic engine failure.

Zimbabwe’s Rulers Use a Monument’s Walls to Build a Legacy

The Great Zimbabwe, the ruined city in Zimbabwe once used to justify white domination, is now a focus of the ZANU-PF party’s efforts to retain power.

A Sunken Treasure Will Appear in New York Despite Its Controversial Excavation

An earlier show featuring the treasure, from a ship believed to have sunk in the 9th century, was called off over ethical concerns over how the trove was collected.

Danes Fighting for ISIS Were Paid Welfare Benefits, Government Says

Denmark said a number of citizens receiving government pensions had traveled to Syria to take up arms for ISIS, as anti-immigration sentiment grew.

Economic Scene: President Trump Wants a Wall? Mexico Is It

Talk of a Mexican border wall to stop illegal immigration ignores the fact that Mexico has been stopping and returning Central American migrants.

At Tehran Gala, Cakes, Fruit and Anti-Israeli Slogans

At a conference in support of Palestinians, there was a placard saying, “Netanyahu: Go to Hell,” and a speech from Iran’s supreme leader calling Israel a “cancerous tumor.”

Gaza Is Outwardly Rebuilding, but Inwardly Fearful

The region is uncertain as the state of play between Israelis and Palestinians shifts. It seems at a loss for what might — or even should — come next.

Flaming Wreckage From Australia Plane Crash

A small plane crashed just after taking off on Tuesday, killing the passengers — four Americans — and the Australian pilot, the police said.
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