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ISIS Destroys Al Nuri Mosque, Another Loss for Mosul

BAGHDAD — As the bloody battle to retake Mosul from the Islamic State ground on for months, with losses in lives and infrastructure piling up, soldiers and civilians kept in their minds an image of what victory would look like: capturing the historic, and symbolic, Al Nuri Grand Mosque and ...

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Government Spying Allegations in Mexico Spur Calls for Inquiry

MEXICO CITY — After reports this week that sophisticated government-owned surveillance software was used to spy on some of Mexico’s most prominent journalists and activists, victims and others have demanded an independent inquiry into the allegations. The calls came in response to an article by The New York Times and ...

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An Attack on Muslims Shakes Cosmopolitan London

LONDON — Like many of London’s Muslims, Mohammed Abdullah grew tired of defending himself, and his religion, after Islamist terrorists carried out twoattacks in the city and another in Manchester during the past three months. Hostile glances followed him on the street, and rising fury greeted him on social media. ...

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Election Success for Emmanuel Macron May Mask Real Challenges

NANTES, France — The parliamentary candidates running under the banner of the newly elected president, Emmanuel Macron, appear poised to win a crushing electoral majority on Sunday that extends from France’s Alpine heights to the Brittany coast and from the Mediterranean to Paris. Yet his party’s likely sweep of the ...

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In Cuba, Trump’s Reversal Could Hurt Small Businesses

HAVANA — For Yasser González, a software developer who now makes his living as a bike tour guide in Havana, the onset of American tourism has been akin to a second Cuban revolution. For a nine-hour tour marketed by Airbnb, Mr. González, 31, can pull down as much as $ ...

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On a Tiny Norwegian Island, America Keeps an Eye on Russia

VARDO, Norway — The population of the Arctic island of Vardo has shrunk to half of what it was 20 years ago, and the fishing industry that sustained its residents for generations has mostly collapsed. But the local power company, citing a mysterious surge in electricity demand, began work last ...

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