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U.N. Security Council Imposes Punishing New Sanctions on North Korea

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations Security Council on Saturday unanimously adopted a resolution to impose the most punishing sanctions yet against North Korea over its repeated defiance of a ban on testing missiles and nuclear bombs. The resolution, intended to press North Korea to renounce its nuclear militarization, could ...

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Macron Takes On France’s Labor Code, 100 Years in the Making

PARIS — It is a mind-numbing 3,324 pages long and growing. Of those, 170 pages govern firings, 420 regulate health and security, 50 temporary work and 85 collective negotiations. Hundreds more are devoted to wages, specific industries and overseas departments. It is France’s infamous, almost indecipherable labor code, the Code ...

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Venezuela’s New Leaders Share a Goal: Stifle the Opposition

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — The president’s son. The president’s wife. A radical television-show host who appears in a red military beret and broadcasts embarrassing recordings of opposition politicians secretly taped by Venezuelan intelligence agents. All are among Venezuela’s newest leaders, and the government says they will take their seats on Friday. ...

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Loss of Fertile Land Fuels ‘Looming Crisis’ Across Africa

LAIKIPIA, Kenya — The two elders, wearing weather-beaten cowboy hats with the strings cinched under their chins, stood at the edge of an empty farm, covering their mouths in disbelief. Their homes — neat wooden cabins — had been smashed open. All their cattle had been stolen. So had their ...

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Trump Seeks Way to Declare Iran in Violation of Nuclear Deal

President Trump, frustrated that his national security aides have not given him any options on how the United States can leave the Iran nuclear deal, has instructed them to find a rationale for declaring that the country is violating the terms of the accord. American officials have already told allies ...

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