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European Agency Proposes Tougher Medical and Psychological Oversight of Pilots

European Agency Proposes Tougher Medical and Psychological Oversight of Pilots

A stele in Le Vernet, France, commemorating the victims of the Germanwings flight near where it crashed.

When Animals Are at Risk, Special Netherlands Police Force Defends Them

When Animals Are at Risk, Special Netherlands Police Force Defends Them

Sgt. Erik Smit, left, and a firefighter rescued a dog from a balcony where it had been left alone in snowy conditions in The Hague.

How a Liberal Dissident Became a Far-Right Hero, in Hungary and Beyond

How a Liberal Dissident Became a Far-Right Hero, in Hungary and Beyond

No one exemplifies the angry direction of post-communist Eastern Europe more than Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary. He is expected to lead his party to victory in parliamentary elections on Sunday.

Same-Sex Marriages Are Backed in E.U. Immigration Ruling

Same-Sex Marriages Are Backed in E.U. Immigration Ruling

Bucharest Pride in 2016. Romania is one of six European Union countries with no legal recognition of same-sex relationships.

Philippine Mayor Who Shamed Drug Suspects Is Killed During Flag Ceremony

Philippine Mayor Who Shamed Drug Suspects Is Killed During Flag Ceremony

Antonio Halili, the mayor of Tanauan City in the Philippines, in 2016. He was the fourth Philippine mayor killed during President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs

On Brexit, It’s Decision Time for Theresa May (and for Her Critics)

On Brexit, It’s Decision Time for Theresa May (and for Her Critics)

Boris Johnson, the British foreign secretary, has attacked Prime Minister Theresa May’s negotiating style and suggested that her government lacked “guts.”

In Rural Nepal, Menstruation Taboo Claims Another Victim

In Rural Nepal, Menstruation Taboo Claims Another Victim

Women and their children in a chhaupadi hut in western Nepal in September. Nepal’s government has been trying to discourage the chhaupadi tradition, in which menstruating women are banished from the home.

After Pakistan’s Heated Election, Key Parties Lend Support to Imran Khan

After Pakistan’s Heated Election, Key Parties Lend Support to Imran Khan

A billboard of Imran Khan in Islamabad. The National Assembly has 272 contested seats, and Mr. Khan’s party has done far better than all the others, winning 115 seats.

Why Saad Hariri Had That Strange Sojourn in Saudi Arabia

Why Saad Hariri Had That Strange Sojourn in Saudi Arabia

Saad Hariri arriving at Beirut’s international airport last month, weeks after announcing his resignation as Lebanon’s prime minister in Saudi Arabia.

For a Moment, Underdog Croatia Basks in World Cup Joy

For a Moment, Underdog Croatia Basks in World Cup Joy

The Old Town in Dubrovnik, Croatia, where throngs of fans watched the World Cup semifinal match between Croatia and England on Wednesday.

After 60 Years, a Bank Robber Returns to the Crime Scene. This Time, Just for a Drink.

After 60 Years, a Bank Robber Returns to the Crime Scene. This Time, Just for a Drink.

Boyne Lester Johnston, who was described in a 1958 wanted poster as a “neat dresser” and “champagne drinker,” raised a glass 60 years later at the scene of his bank heist in Ottawa.

Rome’s ‘Mangy’ Christmas Tree Is a Sorry Sight: ‘It Has Clearly Been Traumatized’

Rome’s ‘Mangy’ Christmas Tree Is a Sorry Sight: ‘It Has Clearly Been Traumatized’

For the second year in a row the Christmas tree in the Piazza Venezia in Rome has backfired on the city’s mayor Virginia Raggi after it dried before the holiday.

The Rohingya Suffer Real Horrors. So Why Are Some of Their Stories Untrue?

The Rohingya Suffer Real Horrors. So Why Are Some of Their Stories Untrue?

A Rohingya child in her family’s tent at dusk in the Kutupalong camp in November.

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.

A Quiet Revolution: More Women Seek Divorces in Conservative West Africa

A Quiet Revolution: More Women Seek Divorces in Conservative West Africa

The judge Alkali Laouali Ismaël showed Zalika Amadou where to sign her divorce papers as her husband, Noura Issa, center in blue, waited for his turn at a street-side court in Maradi, Niger.


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