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Pope Francis in the Wilderness

Supporters of Pope Francis say the backlash against his views has only made his voice more vital in the debate over the issues he has chosen to highlight, like migrants, economic inequality and the environment. Angelo Carconi/EPA, via Shutterstock VATICAN CITY — Five years ago, Pope Francis was elected to ...

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Korea Talks Begin as Kim Jong-un Enters South’s Side of DMZ

Kim Jong-un Crosses Inter-Korean Border North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, walked across the inter-Korean border to meet the South’s president, Moon Jae-in. No North Korean leader had made the journey in the two countries’ 70-year history of bitter rivalry. Photo by Pool photo by Korea Summit Press. Watch in Times ...

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Behind a Roadside Hit in Malaysia, Israeli-Palestinian Intrigue

Mourners carried the body of Fadi al-Batsh, a technology expert for Hamas, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Wednesday. He was gunned down on Saturday in the Malaysian capital, where he had lived for seven years. Fazry Ismail/EPA, via Shutterstock KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Fadi al-Batsh, a well-liked electrical engineering lecturer ...

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British Citizen One Day, Illegal Immigrant the Next

LONDON — Renford McIntyre was just a child when he left Jamaica to join his parents in Britain. He spent the next 50 years here, working various jobs and paying taxes. Like tens of thousands of people from families encouraged to come from British colonies in the Caribbean to help ...

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