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Israel and Evangelicals: New U.S. Embassy Signals a Growing Alliance

Israel and Evangelicals: New U.S. Embassy Signals a Growing Alliance Image Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, left, and David M. Friedman, the American ambassador to Israel, at the dedication of the American Embassy in Jerusalem. “You’re running a country, you need friends,” Mr. Friedman said.CreditRonen Zvulun/Reuters By David D. ...

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More Than 100 Die as Aging Cuban Airliner Crashes

More Than 100 Die as Aging Cuban Airliner Crashes Image President Miguel Diaz-Canel, third from left, at the scene of the crash of a Cubana de Aviacion aircraft on Friday at Jose Marti airport in Havana.CreditEnrique De La Osa/Associated Press By Rick Gladstone and Frances Robles May 18, 2018 A ...

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A Child of Gaza Dies. A Symbol Is Born. The Arguing Begins.

A Child of Gaza Dies. A Symbol Is Born. The Arguing Begins. Image Relatives mourned the death of Layla Ghandour, an 8-month-old Palestinian girl who fell ill after inhaling tear gas at the protests in Gaza on Monday.CreditHaitham Imad/EPA, via Shutterstock By Declan Walsh May 16, 2018 GAZA — Layla ...

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North Korea Threatens to Call Off Summit Meeting With Trump

North Korea Threatens to Call Off Summit Meeting With Trump Image South Korean soldiers near the Demilitarized Zone on Tuesday.CreditYonhap/EPA, via Shutterstock By Mark Landler and Choe Sang-Hun May 15, 2018 WASHINGTON — North Korea threw President Trump’s planned summit meeting with its leader, Kim Jong-un, into doubt on Tuesday, ...

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What Meghan Markle Means to Black Britons

LONDON — In the days to come, anyone wishing to criticize Meghan Markle, the American actress set to marry into Britain’s royal family, will have to contend with Tshego Lengolo, an 11-year-old black girl and newly minted monarchist. Tshego is a child of southeast London. She has taught herself “road,” ...

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U.S. Takes a Risk: Old Iraqi Enemies Are Now Allies

MOSUL, Iraq — Iraq’s interior minister, Qassim al-Araji, has a troubled history with the United States. He was detained twice by the Americans at the notorious Camp Bucca prison during the Iraq war and held for 23 months, accused of smuggling Iranian-made bombs that had become effective killers of American ...

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Israel and Iran, Newly Emboldened, Exchange Blows in Syria Face-Off

Israel and Iran, Newly Emboldened, Exchange Blows in Syria Face-Off Image Missiles seen from Damascus, Syria, on Thursday.CreditOmar Sanadiki/Reuters JERUSALEM — The tense shadow war between Iran and Israel burst into the open early Thursday as Israeli warplanes struck dozens of Iranian military targets inside Syria. It was a furious ...

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