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Economic Crisis Looms as Protests Rage in Lebanon 15 Nov 2019, 8:52pm Updated Economic Crisis Looms as Protests Rage in Lebanon
After a monthlong political crisis, Lebanon faces an economic one, too, as the effects of long-term policies crash into citizens’ lives.
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Iran Abruptly Raises Fuel Prices and Rationing 15 Nov 2019, 7:22pm Updated Iran Abruptly Raises Fuel Prices and Rationing
The timing of the announcement suggested an urgent scramble to fill a budget gap caused partly by severe American sanctions.
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15 Nov 2019, 5:12pm In Strike That Killed 5 Children, Israel Said It Took Out Gaza Militant. Now It Isn’t Sure.
The Israeli military said it has begun an investigation into who was actually killed in an airstrike that Palestinians said caused the deaths of eight civilians.
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Putin and Zelensky to Meet for First Time Over Ukraine Conflict 15 Nov 2019, 3:39pm Putin and Zelensky to Meet for First Time Over Ukraine Conflict
The war is the biggest flash point in a broader conflict between Moscow and the West, triggering international sanctions and rippling into the American impeachment hearings.
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Protests Erupt in Iran as Fuel Prices Are Abruptly Raised 15 Nov 2019, 2:34pm Protests Erupt in Iran as Fuel Prices Are Abruptly Raised
The timing of the announcement suggested an urgent scramble to fill a budget gap caused partly by severe American sanctions.
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India, Choking on Toxic Air, Tries Something New: An Oxygen Bar 15 Nov 2019, 2:26pm India, Choking on Toxic Air, Tries Something New: An Oxygen Bar
As top officials remain silent, the country’s pollution levels remained hazardous this week, prompting a second closure of schools in the capital and a sometimes desperate search for clean air.
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In Win for Protesters, Chile to Vote on Replacing Constitution 15 Nov 2019, 1:47pm In Win for Protesters, Chile to Vote on Replacing Constitution
The country plans to hold a referendum next April on replacing the country’s dictatorship-era constitution.
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Nestlé Says It Can Be Virtuous and Profitable. Is That Even Possible? 15 Nov 2019, 1:31pm Nestlé Says It Can Be Virtuous and Profitable. Is That Even Possible?
The world’s largest food company is trying to show it can be environmentally sustainable and still make money. Activists are skeptical.
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15 Nov 2019, 1:16pm Updated Marie Yovanovitch, Saugus High School, Cleveland Browns: Your Friday Briefing
Here's what you need to know.
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Germany Passes Climate-Protection Law to Ensure 2030 Goals 15 Nov 2019, 12:50pm Germany Passes Climate-Protection Law to Ensure 2030 Goals
The law aims to get the country in line to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions to meet Paris Agreement targets.
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Inside Hong Kong’s Battle-Ready Campuses 15 Nov 2019, 11:17am Inside Hong Kong’s Battle-Ready Campuses
Classrooms may be empty, but universities are bustling with preparation for confrontations with the police.
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15 Nov 2019, 10:41am Crashing and Burning Years After the War Is Over
How does one survive war and not be miserable? For one veteran, it meant going back to the battlefield where it all started.
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Can a Company Be Virtuous and Profitable? Nestlé Says Yes 15 Nov 2019, 10:02am Updated Can a Company Be Virtuous and Profitable? Nestlé Says Yes
The world’s largest food company is trying to show it can be environmentally sustainable and still make money. Activists are skeptical.
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A Victim Not Only of Unjust Laws, but of ‘Unjust Authorities’ 15 Nov 2019, 9:52am Updated A Victim Not Only of Unjust Laws, but of ‘Unjust Authorities’
An investigative reporter from a prominent Moroccan family was wrongly accused of having had an abortion. Now she wants to hold officials’ feet to the fire.
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15 Nov 2019, 8:04am Civilian Toll in Israel-Gaza Clashes Comes Under Scrutiny
The two-day conflict has killed 16 civilians, including two 7-year-old boys and two toddlers, according to human rights investigators.
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South Korea Resists U.S. Pressure to Improve Ties With Japan 15 Nov 2019, 5:34am Updated South Korea Resists U.S. Pressure to Improve Ties With Japan
Defense Secretary Mark Esper had urged Seoul to reconsider abandoning a military intelligence-sharing deal with Tokyo.
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Ho Chi Minh City’s Hilarious Side 15 Nov 2019, 5:00am Ho Chi Minh City’s Hilarious Side
Stand-up comedy is sweeping Vietnam’s largest city, often called Saigon, with locals braving open-mic nights in the city’s hippest cafes and bars.
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‘Your Face Is Burning.’ How It Feels to Photograph Australia’s Fires 15 Nov 2019, 1:46am Updated ‘Your Face Is Burning.’ How It Feels to Photograph Australia’s Fires
As bushfires swept Australia’s east coast on Tuesday, our photographer shot residents and firefighters close to the blaze.
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Boris Johnson, Hong Kong, Syria: Your Friday Briefing 15 Nov 2019, 1:06am Boris Johnson, Hong Kong, Syria: Your Friday Briefing
Here’s what you need to know.
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Behind the Scenes, Erdogan’s Friendly White House Visit Had Tense Moments 15 Nov 2019, 12:56am Updated Behind the Scenes, Erdogan’s Friendly White House Visit Had Tense Moments
The Turkish leader clashed with a Republican senator and returned President Trump’s pointed letter warning against a military incursion into Syria.
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