By PETER BAKER July 22, 2017 WASHINGTON — President Trump on Saturday asserted the “complete power to pardon” relatives, aides and possibly even himself in response to investigations into Russia’s meddling in last year’s election, as he came to the defense of Attorney General Jeff Sessions just days after expressing regret about appointing him…. Continue reading
By PATRICK KINGSLEY July 22, 2017 OSMANCIK, Turkey — In the hills of northern Anatolia, next to a shrine to a medieval Muslim mystic, there stands a modest building that illustrates the fears and frustrations of Turkey’s Alevi minority. For years this small stone hall was a place of worship for local Alevis, heterodox… Continue reading
The fall of Sun Zhengcai, a party secretary, is seen as a warning that President Xi Jinping will play succession politics by his own ruthless rules.
Women’s rights groups are making bold efforts to change loopholes that allow accused and convicted rapists to evade punishment by marrying their victims.
President Rodrigo Duterte had asked for an extension as military troops struggled to crush a siege by Islamist groups in southern Marawi City.
These photographs, taken over four weeks, capture the daily turmoil that antigovernment protests have brought to the streets of Caracas.
More than 40,000 people have been displaced by wildfires in the western Canadian province of British Columbia, where a state of emergency has been declared.
By AMY QIN July 22, 2017 BEIJING — China, the birthplace of the Chinese zodiac and some of the world’s oldest and most sophisticated fortunetelling techniques, has a new obsession: Western astrology. What remains a largely niche interest in the West has in recent years become a mainstream cultural trend in China, especially among… Continue reading
By REBECCA R. RUIZ, ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO July 21, 2017 PHILADELPHIA — The Trump administration has brought a man suspected of belonging to Al Qaeda to the United States to face trial in federal court, backing off its hard-line position that terrorism suspects should be sent to the naval prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, rather than… Continue reading
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