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

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 17:07:28 GMT

The United States established Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti after the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.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.

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

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:20:26 GMT

Wilbur L. Ross, President Trump’s nominee for commerce secretary, criticized the same trade deals that earned him a fortune across the globe during his Senate confirmation hearings last month.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.

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

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:06:26 GMT

Members of the Hawke’s Bay D.I.Y. Coffin Club meet with friends each Tuesday at a disused sports center to build coffins either for personal use or for charity.Coffin-building clubs have gained popularity among older New Zealanders looking beyond traditional social activities.

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The Bucolic Life of a Cambodian Grandmother Accused of Mass Killings

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 02:00:39 GMT

A tribunal charged Im Chaem, 74, who lives in northwestern Cambodia, with crimes against humanity. The case was dropped, raising questions about whether the inquiry had yielded to pressure from the Cambodian government.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.

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Carnival Opens in Brazil

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:48:18 GMT

Brazil kicked off its first night of Carnival on Friday. While Rio de Janeiro held large festivities, smaller cities opted to forgo the annual celebration in light of the current recession.

Airstrikes in Syria

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 20:56:59 GMT

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

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 20:07:17 GMT

President François Hollande of France said of President Trump’s remarks about terrorism and Paris: “I wouldn’t do that to an ally and I would ask that the American president not do that with regard to France.”“I think it’s never a good idea to show the least disapproval with respect to an ally,” François Hollande, the French president, said.

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Germany’s Intelligence Service Spied on Journalists, Report Says

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:57:39 GMT

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

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:36:24 GMT

Members of a Syrian refugee family arrived at John F. Kennedy Airport in February.An internal report from the Department of Homeland Security undercuts the assessment behind the Trump administration’s travel ban on people from seven countries.

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

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:30:39 GMT

Siti Aisyah of Indonesia was detained after the death of Kim Jong-nam.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.

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Trump Administration Cancels Back-Channel Talks With North Korea

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:51:40 GMT

A Hazmat team conducted checks at an airport terminal in Sepang, Malaysia, over the weekend.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.

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