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Tightly Guarded, Singapore Battens Down for a Summit Meeting

Tightly Guarded, Singapore Battens Down for a Summit Meeting

President Trump and Kim Jong-un are scheduled to hold their historic summit meeting at the Capella Singapore, a five-star hotel on the island of Sentosa.

A Very German Love Story: When Old Left and Far Right Share a Bedroom

A Very German Love Story: When Old Left and Far Right Share a Bedroom

Helmut Lethen and Caroline Sommerfeld in their apartment in Vienna. They represent two generations and two opposing intellectual camps in the current political debate.

Will Kim Jong-un Trade His Nuclear Arsenal to Rebuild Economy?

Will Kim Jong-un Trade His Nuclear Arsenal to Rebuild Economy?

Kim Jong-un of North Korea in a photo by the official Korean Central News Agency from a performance in Pyongyang on Monday. Some political analysts believe Mr. Kim is prepared to bargain away nuclear weapons to achieve the sort of rapid economic growth seen in China.

In Myanmar, Flood Warnings Come After the Floods

In Myanmar, Flood Warnings Come After the Floods

Houses submerged by floodwaters in Hpa-An, Myanmar, on Saturday. Heavy flooding in eight states has killed at least 10 people and prompted the evacuation of more than 50,000, officials said.

Cardinal George Pell’s Hometown Breaks Its Silence About Grim Past of Sexual Abuse

Cardinal George Pell’s Hometown Breaks Its Silence About Grim Past of Sexual Abuse

The ribbons tied to a fence outside St. Patrick’s cathedral in Ballarat, Australia, are in support of victims of child sexual abuse at the hands of the Catholic clergy.

Netanyahu Says Putin Agreed to Restrain Iran in Syria

Netanyahu Says Putin Agreed to Restrain Iran in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Kremlin on Wednesday.

Too Radical for France, a Muslim Clergyman Faces Deportation

Too Radical for France, a Muslim Clergyman Faces Deportation

El Hadi Doudi, an imam who preaches a fundamentalist form of Islam, at a courthouse in Marseille, France, in February. The French government is trying to expel him.

As Cameroon English Speakers Fight to Break Away, Violence Mounts

As Cameroon English Speakers Fight to Break Away, Violence Mounts

A market in Bamenda, Cameroon, last November after a homemade bomb exploded overnight.

Catalonia’s Separatists: In Exile. In Jail. In Power?

Catalonia’s Separatists: In Exile. In Jail. In Power?

Protesters holding banners that read “Freedom for the Political Prisoners” at an event last month in Barcelona in support of imprisoned Catalan politicians and officials.

Unscripted Moments Steal the Show at Trump-Kim Singapore Summit

Unscripted Moments Steal the Show at Trump-Kim Singapore Summit

President Trump and the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, on Tuesday, after their lunch on Sentosa Island in Singapore.

Netanyahu, Linked to $300,000 in Bribes, Says He Won’t Quit

Netanyahu, Linked to $300,000 in Bribes, Says He Won’t Quit

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel used an appearance at a conference of local government officials in Tel Aviv on Wednesday to mount a detailed defense against corruption allegations.

Resolving Who Owns What Land Lies at Heart of Zimbabwe’s Future

Resolving Who Owns What Land Lies at Heart of Zimbabwe’s Future

An abandoned homestead in Mazowe, Zimbabwe, in November. Villagers were harassed by the police for years because Grace Mugabe wanted their land.

Mixed Messages From U.S. as Turkey Attacks Syrian Kurds

Mixed Messages From U.S. as Turkey Attacks Syrian Kurds

Turkish soldiers around the area of Mount Bersaya, north of the Syrian town of Azaz, on Tuesday.

One of the World’s Oldest Clocks Stops Ticking, Briefly

One of the World’s Oldest Clocks Stops Ticking, Briefly

Prague’s famed Astronomical Clock, the Orloj, at the Old Town Square this month.

In Troubled Cameroon, U.S. Envoy Is Accused of Election Meddling

In Troubled Cameroon, U.S. Envoy Is Accused of Election Meddling

Government soldiers patrolling the streets of Buea, in southwest Cameroon, in April. About 1,000 armed rebels have been waging a separatist insurgency in the area.

Chinese Parents Protest Bad Vaccines for Hundreds of Thousands

Chinese Parents Protest Bad Vaccines for Hundreds of Thousands

A child receiving a vaccination in Jiujiang, China, this month. The uproar over the defective vaccines has undermined President Xi Jinping’s vow to eliminate corruption and abuse in the nation’s food and drug industries.


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