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Indonesian President Is Sworn In Amid High Security and Protest Ban

JAKARTA, Indonesia — The president of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, was sworn in for a second term on Sunday with little public fanfare as security forces were on high...

In Hong Kong, Petrol Bombs, Masks and … Goodbye Letters.

“When you find this letter, I might have already been arrested or killed.”This is how a 22-year-old protester in Hong Kong began what he worries could be the...

In Switzerland, Hints That the Far Right Has Run Out of Steam

SEELISBERG, Switzerland — Far-right and populist parties have seized influence and power across Europe in recent years, but Swiss voters appear poised to deliver a rebuke...

Pelosi Visits Jordan to Discuss Syria Crisis Amid Shaky Cease-Fire

ISTANBUL — Speaker Nancy Pelosi has traveled to Jordan to met with the Jordanian king for “vital” discussions about the Turkish incursion into Syria and other regional challenges,...

In a Deeply Split Israel City, Both Sides Urge Unity

ROSH HAAYIN, Israel — On one side of town, it’s falafel and observing Shabbat. On the other, it’s sushi and the yearning for a Saturday morning coffee at...

Hong Kong Protesters Plan to March Despite Attacks and Police Ban

HONG KONG — Protesters planned to rally in Hong Kong on Sunday afternoon, a test of the movement’s strength after a police ban on the march and attacks...

Cruise Line Bans Woman Who Climbed on Balcony Railing for Selfie

A photograph taken this week on a Caribbean cruise ship quickly gained widespread attention but it wasn’t of a pink-sand beach, a zip-lining adventure or an onboard skydiving...

Dam at Russian Gold Mine Collapses, Killing 15

MOSCOW — At least 15 people are dead after a dam at a small Siberian gold mine collapsed and water flooded two workers’ dormitories on Saturday.The Emergencies Ministry...

Boris Johnson Has a Trust Problem in Parliament

LONDON — For the ever-wary lawmakers who sit behind Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Britain’s House of Commons, one insurance policy on his rollicking leadership was not enough....

First Chick-fil-A in U.K. to Close in 6 Months Amid Protests

Just days after Chick-fil-A’s first restaurant in the United Kingdom opened and amid protests by activists about the company’s opposition to same-sex marriage, the chain said on Saturday...

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Trump Said to Favor Leaving a Few Hundred Troops in Eastern Syria

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Erdogan’s Ambitions Go Beyond Syria. He Says He Wants Nuclear Weapons.

“Erdogan is playing to an anti-American domestic audience with his nuclear rhetoric, but is highly unlikely to pursue nuclear weapons,” said Jessica C....