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U.S. Wary of Its New Neighbor in Djibouti: A Chinese Naval Base

25 Feb 2017 - With tensions between the rivals increasing, American strategists worry that operations at the Pentagon’s Camp Lemonnier will be observed once China completes its military port.

For Commerce Pick Wilbur Ross, ‘Inherently Bad’ Deals Paid Off

25 Feb 2017 - Mr. Ross, who amassed a fortune with help from trade deals like Nafta, has vowed to tear up those deals if confirmed as commerce secretary.

‘Affordable Underground Furniture’: D.I.Y. Coffin Clubs Catch On in New Zealand

25 Feb 2017 - Coffin-building clubs have gained popularity among older New Zealanders looking beyond traditional social activities.

The Bucolic Life of a Cambodian Grandmother Accused of Mass Killings

25 Feb 2017 - Im Chaem, 74, who lives in a snug house surrounded by fruit trees, was accused of overseeing the slaughter of tens of thousands as a Khmer Rouge official. Her case was dismissed.

Airstrikes in Syria

25 Feb 2017 - More than 30 people were killed Saturday in attacks on two Syrian security offices in the central city of Homs. In Douma, on the eastern outskirts of the capital, Damascus, men evacuated children from the rubble of destroyed buildings after a reported government airstrike.

France’s President Criticizes Trump Over Paris Remarks

25 Feb 2017 - “I think it’s never a good idea to show the least disapproval with respect to an ally,” François Hollande, the French president, said.

Germany’s Intelligence Service Spied on Journalists, Report Says

25 Feb 2017 - Documents indicate that Germany spied on the phones, faxes or emails of several foreign news organizations, Der Spiegel reported.

People From 7 Travel-Ban Nations Pose No Increased Terror Risk, Report Says

25 Feb 2017 - An internal report from the Department of Homeland Security undercuts the assessment behind the Trump administration’s travel ban on people from seven countries.

Woman Held in Death of North Korean Leader’s Kin Says She Was Duped

25 Feb 2017 - Siti Aisyah said she was paid by foreign men for what she thought was a prank for a television show and did not know that anyone would be harmed.

Trump Administration Cancels Back-Channel Talks With North Korea

25 Feb 2017 - The reversal came after an announcement that a chemical weapon was used to kill the estranged half brother of Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader.

10 Police Officers Killed in Ambush by Militants in Afghanistan

25 Feb 2017 - The police officers were ambushed Friday as they left a mosque in the northern province of Zawzjan, and the wife of a police commander was also killed.

Attacks on 2 Syrian Security Offices Kill Dozens

25 Feb 2017 - It was a coordinated operation against two heavily secured government buildings using a combination of armed assaults and suicide bombings.

Human Rights Watch Reacts to Visa Ban

25 Feb 2017 - Omar Shakir, Human Rights Watch's Israel and Palestine director, reacted to the news that the Israeli government has denied his work visa, accusing the group of engaging in “Palestinian propaganda” on Friday.

Thousands Left Tunisia to Join ISIS. Now the Worry Is Their Return.

25 Feb 2017 - Secularists protest a wave of returning jihadists will bring further mayhem to this fragile state.

Eduardo García’s Path: Migrant Worker, Convict, Deportee, Star Chef

25 Feb 2017 - Mr. García has won plaudits for his fusing of Mexican and French cuisine. He is also banned from the United States.

A Ruined Farmer and a Love Letter: Remnants From Fighting in Western Mosul

25 Feb 2017 - Traveling to the front lines of western Mosul, where Iraqi government forces are battling the Islamic State for complete control of this city.

Targeted by ISIS, Egyptian Christians Flee Violence

25 Feb 2017 - After attacks in the northern Sinai Peninsula and a threatening Islamic State video, families flooded into churches and other shelters in a city on the Suez Canal.

U.S. Aid to Syrian Militia Strains Turkish Ties

25 Feb 2017 - An alliance aimed at rolling back the Islamic State has drawn the United States deeper into the complex politics of northern Syria and prompted furious objections from Turkish officials.

Western China Region Aims to Track People by Requiring Car Navigation

25 Feb 2017 - Drivers are being ordered to install a GPS-like system in China’s largest prefecture, in Xinjiang, a far western region where ethnic tensions sometimes turn violent.

François Fillon, French Presidential Candidate, Faces Formal Investigation

25 Feb 2017 - After a preliminary inquiry, prosecutors said they had begun a full investigation into whether Mr. Fillon had embezzled public funds.

Cardinal Desmond Connell, Dublin Archbishop During Abuse Scandal, Dies at 90

24 Feb 2017 - The cardinal, a stalwart defender of church doctrine, later expressed regret for his handling of the scandal.