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Danish Politician Seeks Voters ‘Where They Are’: On a Porn Site 15 May 11:38pm Updated Danish Politician Seeks Voters ‘Where They Are’: On a Porn Site
Facing brutal competition during concurrent election campaigns, a governing party lawmaker drew attention by placing an ad where others wouldn’t.
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Images of Missiles at Sea Set Off Debate Over Iran Threat 15 May 9:54pm Images of Missiles at Sea Set Off Debate Over Iran Threat
The photographs fueled fears that Iran would fire missiles at U.S. naval ships in the Persian Gulf. But some said the moves could be defensive acts against Washington provocations.
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U.S. Suspends Passenger and Cargo Flights to Venezuela 15 May 9:36pm U.S. Suspends Passenger and Cargo Flights to Venezuela
The Department of Homeland Security said the country’s instability created conditions that “threaten the safety and security of passengers, aircraft, and crew.”
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Trump Moves to Ban Foreign Telecom Gear, Targeting Huawei in Battle With China 15 May 8:23pm Updated Trump Moves to Ban Foreign Telecom Gear, Targeting Huawei in Battle With China
The administration also announced that it had placed the company on a list of firms prevented from buying American parts and technologies without seeking approval.
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Sudan Talks Collapse Amid Clashes in Khartoum 15 May 7:58pm Updated Sudan Talks Collapse Amid Clashes in Khartoum
The suspension came as a surprise. Early in the day, the two sides announced that they had agreed on a three-year transition to democratic rule.
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The Global Economy Was Improving. Then the Fighting Resumed. 15 May 7:51pm Updated The Global Economy Was Improving. Then the Fighting Resumed.
The escalating trade war between the United States and China is threatening the global economy.
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In Yemen, Fighting Resumes Between Houthi Rebels and Government Forces 15 May 6:44pm In Yemen, Fighting Resumes Between Houthi Rebels and Government Forces
The latest conflict breached a cease-fire and was likely to complicate peace talks aimed at ending the four-year war.
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Trump Administration Balks at Global Pact to Crack Down on Online Extremism 15 May 6:34pm Updated Trump Administration Balks at Global Pact to Crack Down on Online Extremism
Citing American’s free speech protections, the administration said it would not endorse the ‘Christchurch Call,’ which urges major online platforms to eradicate violent and extremist content.
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Lens: Documenting Climate Change by Air, Land and Sea 15 May 6:16pm Updated Lens: Documenting Climate Change by Air, Land and Sea
The New York Times photographer Josh Haner has spent the past four years capturing the effects of climate change around the world and under water.
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Trump Moves to Ban Foreign Telecom Gear, Targeting Huawei and Escalating Battle With China 15 May 5:42pm Trump Moves to Ban Foreign Telecom Gear, Targeting Huawei and Escalating Battle With China
The ban was expected. American officials have long warned that they would stop sharing intelligence if allies installed Chinese technology on their 5G networks.
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Star in N.B.A., Nonperson on Turkish TV: Enes Kanter Game Pulled 15 May 5:35pm Star in N.B.A., Nonperson on Turkish TV: Enes Kanter Game Pulled
Kanter’s team, the Portland Trail Blazers, played a conference final on Wednesday, but Turkish fans had a hard time finding it.
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How the Taliban Infiltrated a Vital Afghan Army Base — Again 15 May 5:31pm Updated How the Taliban Infiltrated a Vital Afghan Army Base — Again
New details from an attack on Camp Bastion, once the British and American headquarters in troubled Helmand Province, shows more weaknesses of the Afghan military.
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In India’s Elections, Female Candidates Still Need Men’s Blessings 15 May 4:50pm In India’s Elections, Female Candidates Still Need Men’s Blessings
It’s a perplexing reality, as women have made it to the top much earlier than most of the Western democracies.
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U.S. Orders Partial Evacuation of Embassy in Baghdad 15 May 4:33pm Updated U.S. Orders Partial Evacuation of Embassy in Baghdad
The decision came after the Trump administration warned of an increased threat linked to Iran. Officials in Iraq and elsewhere doubted that such a threat existed.
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Iran, Abortion, India’s Election: Your Thursday Briefing 15 May 4:28pm Iran, Abortion, India’s Election: Your Thursday Briefing
Rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran.
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Despite Troubling Echoes of 2003, Iraqis Think U.S.-Iran War Is Unlikely 15 May 3:04pm Updated Despite Troubling Echoes of 2003, Iraqis Think U.S.-Iran War Is Unlikely
American warnings and threats parallel those before the invasion of Iraq, but people on Baghdad’s streets and its halls of power think the result will be different.
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Sudan’s Military and Protesters Agree to 3-Year Transition 15 May 1:15pm Updated Sudan’s Military and Protesters Agree to 3-Year Transition
Sudan’s military and civilian leaders have agreed on a transition to democratic rule, a step toward resolving the country’s political crisis.
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White House Says It Won’t Sign Global Pact for Tougher Measures on Online Violence 15 May 1:11pm White House Says It Won’t Sign Global Pact for Tougher Measures on Online Violence
Citing free speech protections in the United States, the Trump administration said it would not endorse the ‘Christchurch Call,’ which calls for the largest internet platforms to eradicate violent and extremist content online.
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In North Korea, Worst Drought in Decades Adds to Food Crisis 15 May 11:56am In North Korea, Worst Drought in Decades Adds to Food Crisis
North Korea says it has received just 2.1 inches of rain this year, and the United Nations warned of a food crisis barring urgent outside aid.
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Theresa May’s Last Gasp: A 4th Vote on Her Brexit Plan 15 May 11:49am Theresa May’s Last Gasp: A 4th Vote on Her Brexit Plan
Mrs. May has promised to step down if British lawmakers approve her proposal. Whatever the outcome of the June vote, her tenure as prime minister seems close to its end.
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How the Taliban Infiltrated the Most Vital Afghan Army Base — Again 15 May 11:18am How the Taliban Infiltrated the Most Vital Afghan Army Base — Again
New details from an attack on Camp Bastion, once the British and American headquarters in troubled Helmand Province, shows more weaknesses of the Afghan military.
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Skeptical U.S. Allies Resist Trump’s New Claims of Threats From Iran 15 May 10:59am Updated Skeptical U.S. Allies Resist Trump’s New Claims of Threats From Iran
The Trump administration is laying the groundwork for major military action against Iran, but it may have a hard time rallying domestic and international support.
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India’s Women Still Struggle for Representation in World’s Largest Democracy 15 May 6:50am Updated India’s Women Still Struggle for Representation in World’s Largest Democracy
With just over 11 percent of Parliament held by women, and little chance for that to improve in these elections, many are asking what needs to change.
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15 May 6:26am Updated China’s Propaganda Machine Takes Aim at U.S. Over Trade War
Nationalism has surged as commentators attack “Giant Baby Trump” and vow to resist American demands.
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Alabama, San Francisco, Boeing: Your Wednesday Briefing 15 May 6:19am Alabama, San Francisco, Boeing: Your Wednesday Briefing
Here’s what you need to know.
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15 May 6:08am Greek Anarchists Vandalize U.S. Ambassador’s Home
An anarchist group called Rouvikonas claimed responsibility, saying it was acting in solidarity with an imprisoned hit man for a now-defunct terrorist group.
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Trade, Boeing, Orban: Your Wednesday Briefing 15 May 1:07am Trade, Boeing, Orban: Your Wednesday Briefing
Let us help you start your day.
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Yemen’s Houthi Rebels Attack Saudi Oil Facilities, Escalating Tensions in Gulf 15 May 12:11am Updated Yemen’s Houthi Rebels Attack Saudi Oil Facilities, Escalating Tensions in Gulf
The attacks by the Iranian-backed Houthis came after reports of attacks on oil tankers. The incidents stoked fears of a military clash with Iran.
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North Korea Demands Return of Cargo Ship Seized by U.S. 15 May 12:08am Updated North Korea Demands Return of Cargo Ship Seized by U.S.
The North called the seizure “a flagrant act of robbery.” The United States says the cargo vessel was being used to violate international sanctions.
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U.S.-Russia Talks Expose Deep Fissures, Despite Hopes for Better Ties 15 May 12:07am Updated U.S.-Russia Talks Expose Deep Fissures, Despite Hopes for Better Ties
As tensions between the United States and Iran mount, there was no sign of Moscow siding with Washington to pressure Tehran.
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