Turkish President Steps Back From Expulsions of 10 Western Diplomats

ISTANBUL — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey stepped back on Monday from a threat to expel 10 Western ambassadors, averting a diplomatic storm that analysts and diplomats were warning would bring economic disaster upon Turkey and a lasting rupture in the NATO alliance. In what seemed to be a calculated move, the 10 embassies… Continue reading Turkish President Steps Back From Expulsions of 10 Western Diplomats

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A Jewish Far-Right Pundit Splits the French Jewish Community as He Rises

The reference was to Mr. Lévy’s passionate stand over decades for oppressed people from countries like Afghanistan, Bosnia and Nigeria, illustrated in his powerful recent book and movie, both called “The Will to See.” Mr. Zemmour quoted a phrase of Rousseau: “Beware of those cosmopolitans who search in their books for duties they disdain at… Continue reading A Jewish Far-Right Pundit Splits the French Jewish Community as He Rises

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Live Updates: Sudan’s Military Seizes Power, Detains Civilian Prime Minister

ImageProtesters blocked a road in Khartoum on Monday to denounce the detentions of civilian leaders by the military.Credit…Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Sudan’s military took control of the government on Monday, dissolved a governing council that included civilians and detained the prime minister and other top civilian leaders, endangering the country’s fragile transition from authoritarian… Continue reading Live Updates: Sudan’s Military Seizes Power, Detains Civilian Prime Minister

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Traveling Through a Divided Israel

Palestinians also take inspiration from Black Lives Matter, and I asked if that had prompted Mr. Tasama to draw any comparisons between his struggle and theirs. He said he hadn’t really considered it. In fact, his search for belonging had perhaps pushed him in the opposite direction: What ultimately sustains him, he said, is his… Continue reading Traveling Through a Divided Israel

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Russia Challenges Biden Again With Broad Cybersurveillance Operation

SEA ISLAND, Ga. — Russia’s premier intelligence agency has launched another campaign to pierce thousands of U.S. government, corporate and think-tank computer networks, Microsoft officials and cybersecurity experts warned on Sunday, only months after President Biden imposed sanctions on Moscow in response to a series of sophisticated spy operations it had conducted around the world.… Continue reading Russia Challenges Biden Again With Broad Cybersurveillance Operation

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Live Updates: Sudan’s Military Detains Leaders, Fueling Fears of Coup

ImageSudan’s ousted president Omar al-Bashir during his trial in the capital Khartoum last year.Credit…Ashraf Shazly/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Three years ago Sudanese protesters protested against the government of President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who had ruled the country for three decades since a 1989 coup. Mr. al-Bashir had led his country through disastrous wars and… Continue reading Live Updates: Sudan’s Military Detains Leaders, Fueling Fears of Coup

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Singer Ed Sheeran Tests Positive for Coronavirus

The singer Ed Sheeran announced Sunday on social media that he had tested positive for the coronavirus and would be canceling public appearances and working at home, in quarantine. It wasn’t immediately clear what appearances would be canceled or rescheduled, or whether Mr. Sheeran was sick with symptoms of Covid-19. The news came days before… Continue reading Singer Ed Sheeran Tests Positive for Coronavirus

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After Early Success, U.S. and Israel Now Lag on Vaccinations

The United States was one of the first countries to begin vaccinating its population, and by summer, was leading most nations in getting shots in arms, with 67 percent of the population receiving at least one shot by July 4. Today, 87 percent of people in Portugal are fully vaccinated, according to the Our World… Continue reading After Early Success, U.S. and Israel Now Lag on Vaccinations

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