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‘We Are Fleeing the Law’: Hong Kong Protesters Escape to Taiwan 8 Dec 2019, 10:01pm Updated ‘We Are Fleeing the Law’: Hong Kong Protesters Escape to Taiwan
Worried they won’t be treated fairly in court, some demonstrators are seeking refuge on the self-ruled island, where they live in a legal limbo.
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As Water Runs Low, Can Life in the Outback Go On? 8 Dec 2019, 9:26pm Updated As Water Runs Low, Can Life in the Outback Go On?
In Australia’s vast interior, rivers and lakes are disappearing. “We’re starting to glimpse what the future is going to be like,” one scientist said.
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NATO Conference Is Canceled After U.S. Ambassador Barred a Trump Critic 8 Dec 2019, 8:07pm NATO Conference Is Canceled After U.S. Ambassador Barred a Trump Critic
An expert was scheduled to speak at the Copenhagen event but was told the ambassador, Carla Sands, had vetoed his participation.
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North Korea Turns Up Pressure on the United States for Concessions 8 Dec 2019, 7:37pm Updated North Korea Turns Up Pressure on the United States for Concessions
The North said it conducted an “important test” at a missile-engine site ahead of a Dec. 31 deadline set by its leader, Kim Jong-un, for a new proposal from Washington on denuclearization.
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At Japan’s Most Elite University, Just 1 in 5 Students Is a Woman 8 Dec 2019, 6:52pm Updated At Japan’s Most Elite University, Just 1 in 5 Students Is a Woman
Enrollment of women at the University of Tokyo has remained about 20 percent for years, an imbalance that extends across many top Japanese colleges.
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Trump Cripples W.T.O. as Trade War Rages 8 Dec 2019, 6:15pm Updated Trump Cripples W.T.O. as Trade War Rages
A U.S. offensive against the World Trade Organization will effectively shutter the group’s system for settling disputes, at a time it’s most needed.
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8 Dec 2019, 3:22pm In Lebanon, Ex-Premier Hariri Re-emerges as Top Pick for Post
The businessman Samir Khatib has withdrawn after failing to solidify backing.
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Brexit Will Bring a Baby Boom, Boris Johnson Promises 8 Dec 2019, 1:40pm Updated Brexit Will Bring a Baby Boom, Boris Johnson Promises
Another dubious claim has drawn attention on the campaign trail in the lead-up to British elections on Thursday.
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Splintered Isle: A Journey Through Brexit Britain 8 Dec 2019, 9:50am Updated Splintered Isle: A Journey Through Brexit Britain
As Britain heads for an election, a Times reporter spent two weeks driving from London to Glasgow. He found a country united only by its disunity.
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Young Voters Helped Upend the Last U.K. Election. Can It Happen Again? 8 Dec 2019, 9:40am Updated Young Voters Helped Upend the Last U.K. Election. Can It Happen Again?
The left-wing opposition Labour Party outperformed most polls in 2017 thanks in part to its strength among young people, who appear to have registered in larger numbers this time around.
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Hong Kong Protests: Hundreds of Thousands Turn Out for Largest March in Weeks 8 Dec 2019, 8:12am Updated Hong Kong Protests: Hundreds of Thousands Turn Out for Largest March in Weeks
Large crowds poured into Hong Kong’s major thoroughfares for an authorized march meant to coincide with the United Nations’ Human Rights Day.
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I.M.F., Endorsing Zelensky, Approves Loan for Ukraine 8 Dec 2019, 8:03am I.M.F., Endorsing Zelensky, Approves Loan for Ukraine
The International Monetary Fund, in conditionally agreeing to lend the country $5.5 billion over three years, cited “impressive progress” under President Volodymyr Zelensky.
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Hong Kong Protests: Tens of Thousands Turn Out for Largest March in Weeks 8 Dec 2019, 7:10am Updated Hong Kong Protests: Tens of Thousands Turn Out for Largest March in Weeks
Large crowds poured into Hong Kong’s major thoroughfares for a march organized by the Civil Human Rights Front, which in recent months has led large, peaceful protests.
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8 Dec 2019, 6:40am Updated Saudi Aramco to Raise $25.6 Billion in Biggest I.P.O. Ever
Aramco, the world’s largest oil company, set a price for its shares that marks the company’s value at $1.7 trillion.
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8 Dec 2019, 2:48am Updated Fractured Forests Are Endangering Wildlife, Scientists Find
The world’s forests are being carved into pieces. In tropical regions, animals are likely to pay a heavy price.
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Hong Kong Protests: U.S. Business Leaders Are Blocked From Entering Macau 8 Dec 2019, 1:58am Updated Hong Kong Protests: U.S. Business Leaders Are Blocked From Entering Macau
Two American business leaders in Hong Kong have said they were barred with no explanation from entering the neighboring Chinese gambling hub.
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North Korea Says It Carried Out ‘Very Important Test’ at Missile-Engine Site 8 Dec 2019, 12:39am Updated North Korea Says It Carried Out ‘Very Important Test’ at Missile-Engine Site
The announcement came as North Korea has escalated a pressure campaign on the United States to make more concessions before a Dec. 31 deadline set by its leader, Kim Jong-un.
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The Price of Recycling Old Laptops: Toxic Fumes in Thailand’s Lungs 8 Dec 2019, 12:00am The Price of Recycling Old Laptops: Toxic Fumes in Thailand’s Lungs
The e-waste industry is booming in Southeast Asia, frightening residents worried for their health. Despite a ban on imports, Thailand is a center of the business.
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