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19 Sep 10:48pm Updated Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, 83, Tunisia Autocrat Ousted in Arab Spring, Dies
His oppressive rule set off uprisings that spread throughout the Arab world. He died in exile in Saudi Arabia, which had refused to extradite him.
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What Really Brought Down the Boeing 737 Max? 19 Sep 10:02pm Updated What Really Brought Down the Boeing 737 Max?
Malfunctions caused two deadly crashes. But an industry that puts unprepared pilots in the cockpit is just as guilty.
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Trump’s National Security Aides Refining Possible Iran Options 19 Sep 4:53pm Trump’s National Security Aides Refining Possible Iran Options
President Trump has threatened to order “the ultimate option” of a strike on Iran after attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, but also emphasized his opposition to another war.
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19 Sep 3:11pm Updated Tunisia’s Ben Ali, Autocrat Who Inspired Arab Spring Revolts, Dies in Exile
Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, 83, died in exile in Saudi Arabia, which had refused Tunisian requests to extradite him.
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Sterilized Workers Seek to Collect Damages Against Dow Chemical in France 19 Sep 3:03pm Updated Sterilized Workers Seek to Collect Damages Against Dow Chemical in France
A pesticide made by Dow Chemical sterilized thousands of banana workers in Nicaragua decades ago. In an unusual legal move, they are turning to France to enforce payment.
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Siberian Shaman on Trek to ‘Cast Out’ Putin From the Kremlin Is Arrested 19 Sep 2:02pm Updated Siberian Shaman on Trek to ‘Cast Out’ Putin From the Kremlin Is Arrested
Jittery about unrest, Russian security forces detained the mystic on his self-proclaimed mission to drive out President Vladimir V. Putin, whom he called a “demon.”
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19 Sep 1:46pm Updated Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, Former President of Tunisia, Dies at 83
The autocrat who inspired the Arab Spring revolts of 2011, he died in exile in Saudi Arabia, which had refused Tunisian requests to extradite him.
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Trump’s National Security Aides to Meet on Possible Iran Options 19 Sep 1:45pm Updated Trump’s National Security Aides to Meet on Possible Iran Options
President Trump has threatened to order “the ultimate option” of a strike on Iran after attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, but also emphasized his opposition to another war.
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Spanish Court Calls U.S. Extradition Request Politically Motivated 19 Sep 11:43am Updated Spanish Court Calls U.S. Extradition Request Politically Motivated
A Spanish court said that the United States’ request was politically motivated, and that drug trafficking charges leveled against the former intelligence chief lacked sufficient detail.
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19 Sep 11:21am Updated Netanyahu and Gantz Agree on Unity, but Not on What It Means
The prime minister called on his rival, Benny Gantz, to meet right away, in a dramatic bid to remain in power. His opponents called it just posturing.
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Trump’s National Security Officials to Meet on Possible Iran Options 19 Sep 10:41am Trump’s National Security Officials to Meet on Possible Iran Options
President Trump has threatened to order “the ultimate option” of a strike on Iran in retaliation for attacks on Saudi Arabian oil fields, but has also made clear his opposition to getting the United States into another war.
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19 Sep 10:37am Updated Netanyahu, Like His Foe, Calls for Unity Government, but Conflicts Remain
The prime minister called on his rival, Benny Gantz, to meet right away, in a dramatic bid to remain in power. His opponents called it just posturing.
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Trump’s National Security Team to Meet on Possible Iran Options 19 Sep 10:30am Updated Trump’s National Security Team to Meet on Possible Iran Options
President Trump has threatened to order “the ultimate option” of a strike on Iran in retaliation for attacks on Saudi Arabian oil fields, but has also made clear his opposition to getting the United States into another war.
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With His Blackface and Brownface Past, Is Trudeau Who He Portrays Himself to Be? 19 Sep 10:20am With His Blackface and Brownface Past, Is Trudeau Who He Portrays Himself to Be?
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada has cast himself as spokesman for the world’s liberals. But a series of episodes challenge that view.
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19 Sep 10:19am Updated Fighter Pilot Is Left Dangling From Power Lines After F-16 Crash
The Belgian Air Force jet went down over western France, causing both pilots onboard to use their ejector seats and parachutes. Both escaped with minor injuries.
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With Brownface Photos, Is Trudeau Who He Portrays Himself to Be? 19 Sep 10:19am Updated With Brownface Photos, Is Trudeau Who He Portrays Himself to Be?
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada has cast himself as spokesman for the world’s liberals. But a series of episodes challenge that view.
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Trump National Security Team to Meet on Possible Iran Options 19 Sep 9:49am Trump National Security Team to Meet on Possible Iran Options
President Trump has said that the United States retains the “ultimate option” of a military strike to punish Iran for its behavior, but also made clear his opposition to getting the United States into another war.
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19 Sep 8:18am Updated Justin Trudeau, Donald Trump, San Francisco: Your Thursday Briefing
Here’s what you need to know.
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19 Sep 8:14am Updated After a Divisive Israeli Election, Calls for Unity
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who tried to win on the strength of his right-wing and religious base, appears to have fallen short of a majority.
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Philippines Declares Polio Outbreak After 19 Years Free of the Disease 19 Sep 8:13am Updated Philippines Declares Polio Outbreak After 19 Years Free of the Disease
The country’s health secretary said that government scientists had confirmed one case in the southern province of Lanao del Sur and were looking at another suspected case.
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A Powerful Lure: Owning a Guesthouse in Morocco 19 Sep 6:19am A Powerful Lure: Owning a Guesthouse in Morocco
For many expatriates, the exotic port city of Essaouira seems a perfect place to settle. But finding success in business can be challenging.
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19 Sep 5:45am Updated Your Thursday Briefing
Justin Trudeau, Donald Trump, San Francisco: Here’s what you need to know.
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Taliban Blast Kills at Least 20 in Latest Spasm of Violence in Afghanistan 19 Sep 4:53am Updated Taliban Blast Kills at Least 20 in Latest Spasm of Violence in Afghanistan
The attack, just before planned national elections, came two days after an attack took 26 lives outside a rally for President Ashraf Ghani.
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19 Sep 4:00am 1894: Germany Arrests Russian Official Accused of Spying
A naval attaché was detained on suspicion of espionage, and a high-ranking police officer was sent to investigate.
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19 Sep 1:06am Iran, Brexit, Justin Trudeau: Your Thursday Briefing
Here’s what you need to know.
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Security Dogs Sent to Jordan Have Died or Fallen Sick, Report Says 19 Sep 12:39am Updated Security Dogs Sent to Jordan Have Died or Fallen Sick, Report Says
A federal report on a State Department antiterrorism program said at least 10 bomb-sniffing dogs had died of medical issues from 2008 to 2016.
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Justin Trudeau Apologizes After Brownface Photo Surfaces 19 Sep 12:15am Updated Justin Trudeau Apologizes After Brownface Photo Surfaces
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s campaign was thrown into turmoil when a photograph surfaced of him in brownface makeup at a 2001 private school party.
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