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Europe Once Saw Xi Jinping as a Hedge Against Trump. Not Anymore.

Advertisement BRUSSELS — A year ago, the self-styled global elite gathered at Davos, shaken by the election of Donald J. Trump, who made no secret of his contempt for the multilateral alliances and trade that underpins the European Union. Then up stepped the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, promising that if ...

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In Tangled Afghan War, a Thin Line of Defense Against ISIS

Advertisement KHOGYANI, Afghanistan — When the American military dropped the largest bomb in its arsenal on an Islamic State cave complex here in eastern Afghanistan in April, the generals justified it as part of a robust campaign to destroy the group’s local affiliate by year’s end. Its force had been ...

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Trump’s Threat Against Maduro Unites Latin America, Against U.S.

President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela had become a pariah among fellow Latin American leaders as his beleaguered country staggered toward dictatorship. But a threat by President Trump to use the American military against Mr. Maduro’s government has united those leaders in a different direction: demanding that the United States keep ...

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Google’s Health Spinoff Verily Joins the Fight Against PTSD

The symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder include uncontrolled memories of a traumatic event, anxiety and panic—“hyperarousal” is the technical term—depression, avoiding anything that’s a reminder of the event, self-destructive behavior, and more. It’s the only psychiatric disorder where people are pretty sure of the cause: emotionally traumatic events, from the ...

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A Backlash Builds Against Sexual Harassment in Silicon Valley

The upheaval over sexual harassment in the technology start-up industry mushroomed on Monday, with the resignation of a prominent Silicon Valley investor who said he had been “a creep” and more women saying they would come forward to talk about their experiences. Dave McClure, the founder of the start-up incubator ...

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