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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

Ex-L.A. Times Beijing Bureau Chief Resigns Amid Sexual Misconduct Claims

BEIJING — A former Beijing bureau chief for The Los Angeles Times has resigned amid accusations of sexual misconduct.The journalist, Jonathan Kaiman, was suspended in May after accusations...

14 Pakistani Schools Burned. Locals Wonder if the Army Wanted It.

GILGIT-BALTISTAN, Pakistan — On a clear night last month, Shams al-Haq woke to the smell of smoke and the sight of the schoolhouse near his fruit farm going...

BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen Face Collusion Investigation in Europe

Germany’s biggest carmakers were already facing public criticism after an emissions cheating scandal at Volkswagen. Now, they are under formal investigation.The European Commission opened an inquiry on Tuesday...

Merkel Tested as Her Chief Spy Becomes a Hero of the Far-Right

BERLIN — A growing rift between Chancellor Angela Merkel and her own intelligence chief has raised questions about whether Germany’s security apparatus is too sympathetic to the far...

Pussy Riot Activist May Have Been Poisoned, German Doctors Say

BERLIN — German doctors treating a Pussy Riot activist who lost his sight, speech and mobility after spending time in a court in Moscow said on Tuesday that...

With a Submarine, Japan Sends a Message in the South China Sea

TOKYO — A Japanese submarine participated in war games in the South China Sea last week and is now visiting Vietnam, signaling a more assertive pushback by Japan...

The Hotel in Afghanistan That Refuses to Close Its Doors

Afghan opposition fighters, mujahedeen, advanced on Lashkar Gah in the early 1980s, but the city remained under the control of the Soviets and their Afghan allies throughout their...

China Once Looked Tough on Trade. Now Its Options Are Dwindling.

BEIJING — President Trump imposed tariffs in July on $34 billion in Chinese goods. China matched them dollar for dollar with its own.Then he hit an additional...

Colombia Struck a Peace Deal With Guerrillas — but Many Return to Arms

Under a torn Colombian flag on a windy hilltop, a ragtag guerrilla militia gathers. One fighter is missing an arm. Another, a leg. A commander who can barely...

With Moon as His Muse, Japanese Billionaire Signs Up for SpaceX Voyage

HAWTHORNE, Calif. — When Yusaku Maezawa took the stage here at one corner of the SpaceX factory floor, the founder of the online Japanese clothing company Zozo explained...

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