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The Interpreter: In Syrian War, Russia Has Yet to Fulfill Superpower Ambitions

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 18:28:29 GMT

A makeshift hospital in Syria. Heavy Syrian and Russian bombardments of rebel-held areas in eastern Aleppo have overwhelmed doctors and rescue workers.Vladimir V. Putin has won Moscow a seat at any table where Syria’s future is debated. But his drive for renewed recognition as a superpower remains unfulfilled.

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Jeremy Corbyn Is Re-Elected as Leader of Britain’s Labour Party

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 12:18:51 GMT

Jeremy Corbyn acknowledged supporters in Liverpool on Saturday after it was announced that he would retain leadership of Britain’s Labour Party.The 67-year-old hard-left politician beat back a challenge by members of Parliament with increased support from the party’s rank and file.

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The Saturday Profile: An Expert on Chinese Medicine, but No New Age Healer

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:30:31 GMT

“Medicine and politics are similar: You don’t blame others, you blame yourself.” Paul U. Unschuld has done more to promote Chinese medicine than perhaps any other Westerner, but he sees it more as a clue to the culture than as an exotic cure.

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6 Sites Recognized by Britain for Significance to Gay History

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:57:10 GMT

Red House, in Aldeburgh, England, where Benjamin Britten and his partner lived from 1957 until Britten’s death in 1976.The sites include former homes of Oscar Wilde and Benjamin Britten, and were chosen as part of an effort to commemorate Britain’s gay heritage.

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Terry Jones of Monty Python Has Dementia, His Family Says

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:00:07 GMT

Terry Jones at the Toronto Film Festival in 2012.The actor, 74, is best known for his roles in the British comedy troupe and as a director or writer of works like “Life of Brian” and “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”

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Special Report: Democracy 2016: Discord Over Snooping Muted by Security Fears

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:53:07 GMT

Popular outrage both in Europe and the United States has been replaced by calls for more effective intelligence gathering in the wake of terror attacks.

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Special Report: Democracy 2016: A Future Haunted by Ghosts of the Past

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:21:46 GMT

Among analysts at a forum organized in Athens by The Times, there was agreement that democracy was in danger, and liberalism even more so.

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After ‘Brexit,’ E.U. Revives Idea of Its Own Joint Military Command

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:04:11 GMT

President François Hollande of France and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany at a European Union summit meeting in Bratislava, Slovakia, this month.The notion of a European military headquarters outside of NATO is back, and the United States now seems quietly supportive of the idea.

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Russia Denies Any Role in Deadly Convoy Attack in Syria

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:45:23 GMT

Bombed aid trucks in Syria on Tuesday. The destruction of the aid convoy dealt a serious blow to attempts by the United States and Russian to work together on Syria.Some in Russia accuse the Syrian government, while others blame America. The Obama administration says it holds Russia responsible.

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Feud Over a Holiday Threatens Fragile Peace in Bosnia

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 19:41:42 GMT

A move by Bosnian Serbs to defy the country’s constitutional court in a disagreement over a Serbian holiday could be a pretext for an independence declaration, some observers fear.

Arson at Belgian Forensic Lab May Set Back Terrorism Cases

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 21:57:30 GMT

The fire destroyed thousands of pieces of evidence at the lab in Brussels.A fire that destroyed evidence at the country’s main forensic lab has shaken the criminal justice system and raised concerns about security at sites like nuclear plants.

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Isle of Man, Flourishing in Britain’s Shadow, Faces Pivotal Vote

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:48:38 GMT

Douglas, the capital of the Isle of Man, which is not technically part of the United Kingdom but is instead a crown dependency. Residents will go to the polls on Thursday.The British vote to leave the E.U. and changing views on topics like abortion are forcing the crown dependency to confront big issues in elections on Thursday.

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In Julia Child’s Provençal Kitchen

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:37:11 GMT

Julia Child’s gratin Provençal, as made by Julia Moskin in Mrs. Child’s kitchen there.Our reporter goes to the South of France to cook in Julia Child’s kitchen — and to shop, eat and learn in her footsteps.

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Greeks Appeal for Aid After Fire Damages Refugee Camp

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 12:34:54 GMT

Migrants amid the remains of a tent on Tuesday after a fire at the Moria migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos.The blaze, which started inside the main Moria camp of Lesbos, destroyed 50 homes and dozens of tents, driving about 4,400 migrants into nearby fields, aid workers said.

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Istanbul Journal: On Istiklal, Istanbul’s Champs-Élysées, Symbols of a City’s Malaise

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 18:32:45 GMT

A tram ran along Istiklal Avenue below where customers sipped coffee and tea at a cafe last month in Istanbul. Istiklal, Turkey’s most famous avenue, is facing a sharp decline in business.There seems to be no end to Turkey’s troubles, from a coup attempt to spillover from the war in Syria. All of that is felt these days on Istiklal Avenue.

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An English Soccer Club Turns Fantasy Sports Into Reality

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:29:44 GMT

United London F.C., pictured on Saturday at halftime, claims to be the world’s only managerless club.United London F.C., which plays in the 12th tier of England’s soccer pyramid, has no manager, instead letting its fans set the team’s lineup each week.

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Editorial: Behind Mr. Putin’s Easy Victory

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:50:27 GMT

Voters went to the polls in Stavropol, Russia, on Sunday.Russia appears to have returned full circle to a pseudo-parliament whose only function is to give a semblance of legitimacy to an authoritarian ruler.

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5 Cuban Volleyball Players Convicted of Rape in Finland

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:15:01 GMT

Members of Cuba’s national volleyball team who were accused of rape at court in Tampere, Finland, in August.The athletes, who were given prison terms, had traveled to the country for a tournament in July.

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Theresa May Makes Her Debut as the Voice of Britain

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 21:33:02 GMT

In her first foreign policy speech as prime minister, Mrs. May reassured the United Nations that Britain remained a responsible international player.

Erdogan, at United Nations, Defends Turkey’s Move Into Syria

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 01:21:23 GMT

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey in August. He said the Turkish army’s incursion into Syria had helped stabilize the border area in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday.Turkey’s president said the army had helped bring peace to the Syrian-Turkey border region and urged the General Assembly to find a political solution to the war.

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François Hollande, France’s President, Urges Action on Climate and Syria

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 19:15:53 GMT

Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, he called on the gathered countries to put the Paris climate deal into action and to end Syria’s bloody war.

Threlkeld Journal: In English Lake District, Tradition and Conservation Clash

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:30:18 GMT

Hikers on Blencathra, in the Lake District in England. Two years ago, ramblers, climbers and hill-lovers banded together to try to buy the peak, but the effort has now fizzled.The fate of a farm illustrates the struggle to balance farming, environmental renewal and rapid tourism growth in one of the country’s most scenic regions.

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Vladimir Putin Tightens Grip on Russia’s Parliament With Election Rout

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 19:15:00 GMT

President Vladimir Putin of Russia, center, at a cabinet meeting on Monday in Moscow.Nearly complete results showed the president’s ruling United Russia party gaining an absolute majority of seats after elections with record low voter turnout.

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Angela Merkel Accepts Responsibility for Party’s Losses in Berlin Election

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 19:45:14 GMT

Chancellor Angela Merkel at a meeting of her Christian Democrats in Berlin on Monday, a day after the party’s poor showing at the polls.After the latest defeat for the German chancellor’s center-right party, she tried to convince voters that she was not out of touch with their anger over an influx of migrants.

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Rome Mayor’s Troubled First 3 Months Raise Doubts on Her Five Star Movement

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 17:56:21 GMT

Virginia Raggi, the mayor of Rome, visiting the banks of the Tiber River. Three months after being elected, Ms. Raggi, a lawyer with almost no political experience, appears to be struggling.Virginia Raggi, elected as the city’s first female mayor in a shining moment for the anti-establishment movement, appears to be floundering.

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France Fears Becoming Too ‘Anglo-Saxon’ in Its Treatment of Minorities

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:13:53 GMT

Nicolas Sarkozy, the former French president, wrote in his latest book: “We are not like the Anglo-Saxons who let communities live side by side, ignoring each other and at any rate not mixing.”The French worry that they’re slipping into the American and British model, which they perceive as keeping ethnicities apart, instead of forming a single identity.

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Pro-Putin Parties Show Strength in Russian Parliament Elections

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:37:18 GMT

A voting station in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Sunday. Early results showed the governing party, United Russia, with 46 percent of the vote.Early results showed the governing party, United Russia, with 46 percent of the vote in an election marked by low turnout in large cities.

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Berlin Election Deals Angela Merkel’s Party Another Blow

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 20:24:43 GMT

People waited to cast their votes in the city-state election in Berlin on Sunday. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party was dealt a defeat.Ms. Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union won about 18 percent of the vote in a state election, not enough to allow it to remain the junior partner in a coalition with the Social Democrats.

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Amatrice Journal: After Quake, an Italian Crisis Unit Races to Rescue a Region’s Heritage

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 23:19:55 GMT

Amatrice, Italy, one week after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit the city last month.With thousands of relics and books at risk in the rubble, a crisis unit is working tirelessly to retrieve and preserve them.

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Holocaust Survivors’ Needs Grow, and Aid Is Slow to Catch Up

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 22:19:33 GMT

Gyorgy Rozsa, 77, a Holocaust survivor, in his home in Budapest. Survivors’ needs are growing in complexity and cost as they age, and funding from sources that have provided for them over the past two decades is starting to dry up.Aging and often infirm and isolated, the remaining survivors require more help even as traditional sources of funding are starting to taper off.

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Kremlin Says It Wants a Spotless Election, but Locally It Is Marred

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 21:19:54 GMT

Vitaly V. Yerkaev, right, of the People’s Freedom Party, said his posters had been banned and his ads rejected.The campaign in Togliatti, long a bastion of opposition to the dominant United Russia Party, illustrates the gap between the promise of fair elections on Sunday and the reality.

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Turkey’s Islamic Fashion Revolution

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 20:51:15 GMT

A 2014 show in Istanbul for Modanisa, an Islamic fashion house that has partnerships with brands in Dubai and Malaysia.As Europe grapples with the burkini, Islamic dress in Turkey has become a symbol of religious freedom, and the nation has fostered fashion houses, magazines and bloggers.

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Germans and Austrians Protest E.U. Trade Talks With U.S. and Canada

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 18:43:52 GMT

Opposition to proposed deals, and to perceived lower consumer standards, has united a coalition of churches, trade unions, intellectuals and left-wing parties.

Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, Former Italian Prime Minister, Dies at 95

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 23:18:24 GMT

Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, who served as prime minister and president of Italy, with Pope Benedict XVI in Rome in 2005.Mr. Ciampi, a respected economist, led the country during a turbulent period and helped usher in the euro.

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Caliphate in Peril, More ISIS Fighters May Take Mayhem to Europe

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 19:04:28 GMT

Iraqi security forces on patrol late last month as smoke rose from burning oil wells in Qayara.The American-led coalition is closing in strongholds in Iraq and Syria. But some Western officials expect consequences to that success for years to come.

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Hollande Pushes Efforts for Syrian Peace

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 19:46:54 GMT

In his address to the United Nations General Assembly, President François Hollande of France urged members to push for humanitarian aid and a cease-fire in Syria.

Europe Evaluates Russian Elections

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 16:02:51 GMT

The parliamentary elections in Russia were beset by legal restrictions on basic rights, said the special coordinator for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

Edward Snowden Discusses His Legal Status

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:24:35 GMT

Steven Erlanger, London bureau chief for The New York Times, interviewed the former N.S.A. contractor Edward J. Snowden at the Athens Democracy Forum in Greece via a video stream on Friday.

Op-Ed Contributor: Brendan Cox: Carrying On Jo’s Work Against Hate

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 08:08:06 GMT

People gathered in Trafalgar Square, London, on June 22 to celebrate the life of Jo Cox on what would have been her 42nd birthday.My wife, a British member of Parliament, was murdered in June amid a swirl of xenophobia. I’m dedicated to turning that horror to good.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Jeremy Corbyn and the Problem With ‘Electability’

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:56:48 GMT

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, during a debate in Glasgow in August.If Labour members re-elect a left-wing firebrand as their leader, they’ll undo years of rightward drift in their party.

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Sarah Jessica Parker, Leaving Carrie Behind With HBO’s ‘Divorce’

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:24:27 GMT

Sarah Jessica Parker returns on Oct. 9 with “Divorce,” her first HBO series since “Sex and the City.”Ms. Parker makes clear that “Divorce,” her first HBO series since “Sex and the City,” “is not Carrie in the suburbs.”

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Nina Stemme Takes On Her Biggest Met Opera Assignment Yet

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:00:22 GMT

Nina Stemme, the Swedish dramatic soprano, is singing Isolde, perhaps her greatest role, in a new production of “Tristan und Isolde” that will open the new Metropolitan Opera season.Ms. Stemme, the Swedish dramatic soprano, is singing Isolde, perhaps her greatest role, in a new production of “Tristan und Isolde.”

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Nonfiction: Richard Ford Reviews Bruce Springsteen’s Memoir

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:00:02 GMT

In “Born to Run,” Bruce Springsteen writes with a Jersey plainspeak that’s deftly detailed and intimate with its readers.

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Nonfiction: Why Do People Who Need Help From the Government Hate It So Much?

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:00:01 GMT

A Tea Party rally on the steps of the Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge, April 2010.In “Strangers in Their Own Land,” Arlie Russell Hochschild tries to understand the worldview of Louisiana Tea Party supporters.

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Nonfiction: Facing Britain: Simon Schama Takes a Gallery Tour

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:00:02 GMT

Sir Francis DrakeSchama views his nation’s history through portraits in “The Face of Britain.”

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Karl Dietrich Bracher, German Historian of Nazi Era, Dies at 94

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 22:56:02 GMT

Professor Bracher, who was born in 1922, refused to absolve his own generation of complicity in the horrors of Nazism.

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