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Spain’s Socialists See Gains in Three Elections 26 May 11:50pm Updated Spain’s Socialists See Gains in Three Elections
The Spanish Socialists’s strong showing strengthened the hand of Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez as he seeks to form a new government.
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European Election Results: Populists Gained Seats, but Not as Many as Expected 26 May 11:21pm Updated European Election Results: Populists Gained Seats, but Not as Many as Expected
As both pro-E.U. and anti-E.U. forces seemed likely to claim some victories, the vote made clear that arguing over the future of the bloc would intensify.
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‘It Was Like a Zoo:’ Death on an Unruly, Overcrowded Everest 26 May 10:22pm Updated ‘It Was Like a Zoo:’ Death on an Unruly, Overcrowded Everest
This has been one of the deadliest climbing seasons on the world’s highest peak. Veteran climbers blame increased permits for climbers, including many who are inexperienced.
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European Election Results: The Right Gains Ground, but So Does the Left 26 May 9:31pm Updated European Election Results: The Right Gains Ground, but So Does the Left
While populists over all did not do as well some predicted, they made gains in France and Italy. The Greens also had a strong showing.
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26 May 7:10pm Updated Bannon’s Populists, Once a ‘Movement,’ Keep Him at Arm’s Length
For months the former Trump adviser promised to help far-right forces unify before European Parliament elections. Now they’re moving on without him.
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European Election Results: The Mainstream Loses Ground 26 May 6:40pm European Election Results: The Mainstream Loses Ground
While populists over all did not do as well some predicted, they made gains in France and, it appears, Italy. The Greens also had a strong showing.
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Youth’s Video Takes Aim at Merkel’s Party in Run-Up to European Elections 26 May 6:28pm Updated Youth’s Video Takes Aim at Merkel’s Party in Run-Up to European Elections
A 55-minute clip attacking Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party logged more than nine million views in six days. The German establishment has taken notice.
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26 May 6:26pm Updated What to Watch For in the European Parliament Election Results
More than 400 million Europeans are eligible to vote in an election that will measure the strength of populists — and of supporters of the European Union.
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‘They Came to Kill.’ Almost 5 Die Daily at Hands of Rio Police. 26 May 4:23pm Updated ‘They Came to Kill.’ Almost 5 Die Daily at Hands of Rio Police.
Police operations left 558 Rio de Janeiro residents dead during the first four months of the year — the highest number since the state began keeping records 21 years ago.
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Ex-Official Levels New Corruption Accusations at Afghan Government 26 May 3:01pm Updated Ex-Official Levels New Corruption Accusations at Afghan Government
A former adviser said misconduct was widespread in the presidential palace, including the exchange of sexual favors for government posts.
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26 May 2:49pm Clash Between Protesters and Soldiers Turns Deadly in Pakistan
At least three died in gunfire as demonstrators, led by two members of Parliament, protested military operations in a region near the Afghan border.
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26 May 2:11pm Updated British Climber Dies on Everest as Traffic Jam’s Toll Rises to 10
Robin Haynes Fisher, 44, of Britain, died at about 28,215 feet on Saturday, the authorities said, in a year of record attempts this season and the worst toll in decades.
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Amid Rising Anti-Semitism, German Official Advises Jews Against Wearing Skullcaps in Public 26 May 1:15pm Amid Rising Anti-Semitism, German Official Advises Jews Against Wearing Skullcaps in Public
Many were dismayed by Felix Klein’s comment that he couldn’t recommend that Jews wear their skullcaps everywhere in Germany.
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Trump Opens Tokyo Visit With a Tweet Sure to Unnerve the Japanese 26 May 12:17pm Updated Trump Opens Tokyo Visit With a Tweet Sure to Unnerve the Japanese
President Trump played down North Korea’s recent tests of short-range ballistic missiles, undercutting declarations by both Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the president’s own national security adviser.
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26 May 11:14am Updated Prem Tinsulanonda, Former Thai Premier and Adviser to King, Dies at 98
The prime minister from 1980 to 1988, Mr. Prem survived two coup attempts and weakened the influence of political parties and the military.
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Peter O’Neill Resigns as Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea 26 May 6:03am Peter O’Neill Resigns as Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea
Mr. O’Neill’s departure after almost eight years in power comes at a sensitive moment, with China and the West fighting for influence across the region.
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Militants Attack Soldiers in Southern Philippines, Leaving 2 Children Dead 26 May 5:10am Militants Attack Soldiers in Southern Philippines, Leaving 2 Children Dead
Six militants from the insurgent group Abu Sayyaf were also killed in the gun battle on the island of Jolo.
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To Calm Nervous Families, Pakistan Changes Polio Vaccination Tactics 26 May 4:20am Updated To Calm Nervous Families, Pakistan Changes Polio Vaccination Tactics
Paralysis cases spiked after a vaccination drive was derailed by false rumors that dozens of children had collapsed and died.
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