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Dangerously Low on Water, Cape Town Now Faces ‘Day Zero’

Advertisement CAPE TOWN — It sounds like a Hollywood blockbuster. “Day Zero” is coming to Cape Town this April. Everyone, be warned. The government cautions that the Day Zero threat will surpass anything a major city has faced since World War II or the Sept. 11 attacks. Talks are underway ...

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Intel Faces Scrutiny as Questions Swirl Over Chip Security

Advertisement SAN FRANCISCO — In 1994, Intel faced a public relations crisis over an elusive mathematics glitch that affected the accuracy of calculations made by its popular Pentium computer chips. After insisting that the problem would not affect many people, the company succumbed to public pressure and recalled the chips, ...

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Canada, Too, Faces a Reckoning With History and Racism

KINGSTON, Ontario — It is impossible to escape the presence of Sir John A. Macdonald in Kingston, Ontario. His name is on the highway into town, a main boulevard through the city and buildings across the educational spectrum, from a new elementary school in a suburb to the law school ...

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E.U. Faces Its Next Big Test as France’s Election Looms

LE LUC, France — When the French put a draft Constitution for a newly enlarged European Union to a referendum in 2005, Pascal Verrelle voted passionately against it — hoping it would stop the European Union in its tracks. He rejoiced when the effort failed, yet was dismayed when the ...

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