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Daily protests are paralyzing Haiti. Here’s why.

Washington Post Moïse, who won a controversial election in 2017 and has survived several waves of protests, appeared in public most recently last month — via a prerecorded speech broadcast on television. He’s supposed to serve three more years. Haitians have long been fed up with poverty, scarcity and corruption. The country is perennially the […]

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The queen gives her speech in Parliament as Brexit talks stall in Brussels 

Washington Post Karla Adam London correspondent covering the United Kingdom October 14 at 6:44 AM LONDON — Under gloomy skies, Queen Elizabeth II rode in queenly style in her four-horse state carriage Monday morning from Buckingham Palace to Westminster to open a new term of Parliament, an over-the-top show of pomp and pageantry, and an […]

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Typhoon death toll in Japan climbs to 35 after storm unleashes widespread flooding

Washington Post By Sunday, more than 20 rivers in central and northeastern Japan had burst their banks, flooding more than 1,000 homes in cities, towns and villages and pushing the death toll higher. At one point, the government had advised nearly 8 million people to evacuate. Many ignored the advice and stayed home, but others […]

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Poland’s right-wing populists expected to emerge ahead in elections

Washington Post People at a polling station during the parliamentary elections in Maruszyna, southern Poland, Oct. 13, 2019. (Grzegorz Momot/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) October 13 at 7:52 AM WARSAW — Poland’s ruling populists were expected to come out ahead in elections Sunday after a campaign vilifying the LGBT community and promising more social welfare appeared to resonate in […]

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Jailed New Jersey native a pawn in U.S.-Russian-Israeli tensions

Washington Post Born and raised in New Jersey, Issachar moved to Israel when she was 16, finishing high school and serving in the army. Like many young people, she decided to go backpacking after finishing her service.  She flew back via Russia last spring because it was cheaper, said her mother, Yaffa, in an interview […]

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Chaos in northeast Syria as Turkish troops advance and U.S. troops withdraw

Washington Post Turkish-backed fighters sit on a military truck in the Syrian village of Yabisa, near the Turkish border. (Khalil Ashawi/Reuters) Liz Sly Beirut bureau chief, covering Lebanon, Syria and the wider region October 13 at 12:33 PM BEIRUT —  Swift Turkish advances deep into Syrian territory on Sunday triggered a panicked exodus from a […]

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Trump orders withdrawal of U.S. forces from northern Syria, days after Pentagon downplays possibility

Washington Post The order to remove the troops came toward the end of a chaotic day in which the viability of the U.S. mission in Syria rapidly unraveled after Turkish troops and their Syrian rebel proxies advanced deep into Syrian territory and cut U.S. supply lines. U.S. troops were forced to abandon a base in […]

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Four dead, more than a dozen missing after Typhoon Hagibis drenches Tokyo

Washington Post Simon Denyer Tokyo bureau chief covering Japan, North Korea and South Korea. Akiko Kashiwagi October 12 at 3:04 PM TOKYO —  High winds and ­record-breaking rains battered Tokyo and large swaths of central and eastern Japan on Saturday evening, leaving four people dead and more than a dozen missing after several rivers burst […]

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Turkey battles Syrian Kurds for control of key border town 

Washington Post The Syrian Kurds, however, were key in U.S.-led efforts to wipe out the Islamic State’s self-declared caliphate and now feel abandoned by the Trump administration. The Turkish Defense Ministry said that Ras al-Ayn was “brought under control” following clashes with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces. But the Kurdish fighters denied Turkish troops had […]

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How do Poland’s ruling populists remain so popular? Follow the money.

Washington Post For her two boys — both blond and blue-eyed, and, on a market outing this week, bundled up in matching blue coats and hats — she receives a monthly government stipend of 1000 zloty, or $255. That is no trifling amount in a country where the average wage is about $900 a month. […]

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