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Bulgaria’s chief prosecutor said that a suspected Russian intelligence officer, with a reported link to the poisoning of Sergei Skripal, had visited Bulgaria before another high-profile poisoning.

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The main opponent to President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria is Atiku Abubakar, a candidate with a past so checkered that the United States for years refused to grant him a visa.

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Bears on the Novaya Zemlya island chain halted a seasonal migration to congregate near a military outpost, in a possible omen of climate change.

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Refusing Immigrants, Orban Asks Hungarian Women to Have More Babies

Faced with a plummeting population, Hungary’s leader promised a tax exemption to mothers with four or more children. Experts say the plan won’t work.

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U.K. Economy Falters as Brexit Looms. Amsterdam Sees Risks, and Opportunity.

New data for 2018’s fourth quarter shows the British economy growing at its slowest pace since 2012, bringing the broad impact of a no-deal split from the European Union into sharp relief.

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Saudi Arabia, Trying to Lure Tourists, Hosts Music Festival Near Ancient Tombs

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman aims to liberalize parts of society and promote the arts, but that could be overshadowed by violent acts under his rule.

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A neural network analyzed the medical records of 600,000 hospital patients in China, and diagnosed their conditions as accurately as doctors did in some cases.

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Many people blamed police officers for taking bribes from bootleggers to look the other way while dangerous illegal brews were sold openly along roads.

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Catalan Separatists’ Trial: How They Got Here, and What They Could Face

The trial before the Supreme Court will examine the events of 2017 that set off a constitutional crisis and that continue to unsettle Spanish politics.

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While celebrating 40 years of revolution, Iran’s president decried “a psychological and economical war, waged by cruel enemies,” namely President Trump.

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Thai King’s Sister Is Formally Barred From Running for Prime Minister

The country’s election commission said on Monday that members of the royal family were “above politics” and thus ineligible to run for office.

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Thailand Releases Soccer Player Who Faced Extradition to Bahrain

Hakeem al-Araibi, who has refugee status in Australia, said he faced torture if sent back to his native country.

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The Interpreter: #MeToo Paradox: Movement Topples the Powerful, Not the Ordinary

Óscar Arias Sánchez, the ex-president of Costa Rica, is the latest to be ensnared. But the movement has made little headway curbing abuses by ordinary men.

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Clean, On Time and Rat-Free: 9 International Transit Systems With Lessons for New York

From Tokyo to Zurich, readers told us how New York’s subway compares with the public transportation in their cities (spoiler alert: not well).

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In Search of the Northern Lights

Seeing the aurora borealis has become a must-do item for camera-toting tourists from Alaska to Greenland to Scandinavia. On a trip to northern Sweden, the sight proved elusive, if ultimately rewarding.

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Farshad Usyan followed in his late brother’s footsteps as a photographer for Agence France-Presse. In his personal work, he focuses on the mundane struggles and simple pleasures in his homeland.

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Jack Ming Jie Lin, a Columbia tennis player, will miss class on Tuesday. He has a good excuse.

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