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Johnson, Inviting Battle, Prepares to Break Vow on Raising Taxes

LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson once famously said he believed in having his cake and eating it, and during a career of dizzying highs and lows he often got what he wanted while avoided difficult choices.But the...

Palestinian Authority Indicts 14 Security Force Members in Activist’s Death

HEBRON, West Bank — Fourteen members of the Palestinian Authority’s security services were charged with beating to death an outspoken activist known for his fierce online criticism, in a case that turned into a rallying cry against what...

Manhunt Underway After 6 Palestinians Escape Israeli Jail

JERUSALEM — Six Palestinian prisoners escaped a prison in northern Israel early Monday morning, in the first such jailbreak in more than two decades, the prison service said Monday.The six men broke free at approximately 1 a.m. after...

Twins Conjoined at the Head Separated in Israel

Surgeons in Israel have separated 1-year-old twins who were conjoined at the head, the first time the unusual surgery has been performed in the country.The successful surgery at a hospital in the southern city of Beersheba on Thursday...

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp Australia to Ease Climate Change Denial

SYDNEY, Australia — After years of casting doubt on climate change and attacking politicians who favored corrective action, Rupert Murdoch’s media outlets in his native Australia are planning an editorial campaign next month advocating a carbon-neutral future.Depending on...

Colonial-Era Royal Carriage Stirs Up Modern Backlash in Netherlands

AMSTERDAM — In 1896, the city of Amsterdam decided to build Queen Wilhelmina a very special gift: a carriage covered in gold. The “Golden Coach” was designed to represent the entire kingdom and its resources, with leather from...

Belarus Opposition Leader Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison

MOSCOW — A Belarusian court on Monday sentenced Maria Kolesnikova, a leading opposition figure who last year tried to run for president, to an 11-year prison sentence, another sign that President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko is pursuing an unrelenting...

Americans Stretch Across Political Divides to Welcome Afghan Refugees

Mars Adema, 40, said she had tried over the past year to convince the church’s ministries to care for immigrants, only to hear that “this is just not our focus.”“With Afghanistan, something completely shifted,” Ms. Adema said.In a...

In Afghan Withdrawal, a Biden Doctrine Surfaces

WASHINGTON — In the chaotic finale of America’s 20-year war in Afghanistan, a Biden Doctrine is emerging: a foreign policy that avoids the aggressive tactics of forever wars and nation building, while uniting allies against the authoritarianism of...

Taliban Claim Control Over Panjshir Valley; Resistance Vows to Fight On

The Taliban claimed on Monday to have captured the capital of Panjshir Province in Afghanistan, even as representatives of the opposition forces maintained that they still had control over strategic positions in the last bastion of the country...
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Where to Stream Michael K. Williams’s Best TV Performances

Omar didn’t scare easily, and neither did Michael K. Williams.Starting with his breakout performance in “The Wire,” the...
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