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He Wanted to Be Pope. He Settled for Conducting the Metropolitan Opera. 13 Dec 2019, 11:54pm Updated He Wanted to Be Pope. He Settled for Conducting the Metropolitan Opera.
The Quebec-born music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin has soared to the peak of his profession thanks to his precocious talent and a belief in “smiles and optimism.”
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Battered U.K. Labour Party Ponders Next Move, as Corbyn Plans Exit 13 Dec 2019, 11:52pm Battered U.K. Labour Party Ponders Next Move, as Corbyn Plans Exit
Labour’s most left-wing leader in a generation suffered a crushing defeat, leaving his party questioning where it heads next.
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How Labour’s Working-Class Vote Crumbled and Its Nemesis Won the North 13 Dec 2019, 11:32pm Updated How Labour’s Working-Class Vote Crumbled and Its Nemesis Won the North
The Labour Party’s devastating defeat in an ex-stronghold has grave consequences for a party: Its two wings — older and working class and urban and educated — appear to have irreconcilable differences.
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Sudan’s Ousted Leader Faces Verdict in Corruption Trial 13 Dec 2019, 8:39pm Sudan’s Ousted Leader Faces Verdict in Corruption Trial
Omar Hassan al-Bashir, accused of genocide in Darfur, was overthrown in a popular uprising this year. He has been tried on corruption charges, but Sudanese ask, is it “real justice?”
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In Johnson Victory, Democrats and Republicans See Lessons for 2020 13 Dec 2019, 7:36pm In Johnson Victory, Democrats and Republicans See Lessons for 2020
The 2016 Brexit vote seemed to be a harbinger of President Trump’s election. But Boris Johnson’s victory may be different.
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Military’s Preferred Candidate Named Winner in Algeria Election 13 Dec 2019, 6:29pm Updated Military’s Preferred Candidate Named Winner in Algeria Election
Antigovernment protesters took to the streets to reject the vote as illegitimate. They boycotted the election, which had a record low turnout.
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Nature’s Best Poetry of 2019: Clouds 13 Dec 2019, 6:04pm Updated Nature’s Best Poetry of 2019: Clouds
Every day, members of the Cloud Appreciation Society post photos of the sky from around the world. This is why they stop to look up.
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Mounting Evidence of Abuse by Chile’s Police Leads to Calls for Reform 13 Dec 2019, 4:36pm Updated Mounting Evidence of Abuse by Chile’s Police Leads to Calls for Reform
Human rights monitors accuse the police of torture, sexual violence and other abuse, drawing scrutiny to Chile’s scandal-plagued national force.
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After Election Victory, Boris Johnson Says ‘We Are Going to Unite’ 13 Dec 2019, 3:23pm After Election Victory, Boris Johnson Says ‘We Are Going to Unite’
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said a sweeping victory gives him “an overwhelming mandate” to complete Brexit, but also talked about big spending plans.
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Five Places to Visit in Vancouver 13 Dec 2019, 2:21pm Updated Five Places to Visit in Vancouver
In a city with a sleek, squeaky-clean downtown, the lifestyle editor Sara Harowitz finds authenticity in a neighborhood that has retained its blue collar roots. She shares her favorite spots.
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Help Wanted: Queen Elizabeth Seeks Social Media Director on LinkedIn 13 Dec 2019, 1:03pm Help Wanted: Queen Elizabeth Seeks Social Media Director on LinkedIn
The job pays up to 50,000 pounds a year (about $67,000), with weekends off and free lunch, according to Buckingham Palace.
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In Victory, Johnson Looks Beyond Brexit 13 Dec 2019, 12:29pm In Victory, Johnson Looks Beyond Brexit
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said a sweeping victory gives him “an overwhelming mandate” to complete Brexit, but also talked about big spending plans.
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Former Turkish Prime Minister Forms Party in Challenge to Erdogan 13 Dec 2019, 12:06pm Updated Former Turkish Prime Minister Forms Party in Challenge to Erdogan
As President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s popularity sinks along with the economy, onetime allies are trying to lure his supporters.
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U.K. Election Live Updates: In Victory, Johnson Looks Beyond Brexit 13 Dec 2019, 11:52am Updated U.K. Election Live Updates: In Victory, Johnson Looks Beyond Brexit
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said a sweeping victory gives him “an overwhelming mandate” to complete Brexit, but also talked about big spending plans.
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When Governments Get Complacent, Anger Rises 13 Dec 2019, 10:58am Updated When Governments Get Complacent, Anger Rises
What do the fires around Sydney, the volcano eruption in New Zealand and Bougainville’s vote for independence have in common?
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13 Dec 2019, 10:57am New Zealand Seeks Human Skin to Treat Volcano Burn Victims
The country’s need highlights a little-known type of organ donation.
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13 Dec 2019, 10:48am Iraqi Protesters Lynch Teenager While Police Stand By
Mistakenly believing that a 16-year-old had fired on them, a mob of antigovernment protesters stabbed him to death.
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13 Dec 2019, 10:13am Boris Johnson, China, David Stern: Your Friday Briefing
Here’s what you need to know.
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U.K. Election Live Updates: In Victory, Johnson Promises Brexit and More 13 Dec 2019, 10:11am Updated U.K. Election Live Updates: In Victory, Johnson Promises Brexit and More
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said a sweeping Conservative victory gives him “a powerful new mandate to get Brexit done,” but it also fuels the drive in Scotland to break away from Britain.
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U.K. Election Updates: In Victory, Johnson Promises Brexit and More 13 Dec 2019, 9:46am Updated U.K. Election Updates: In Victory, Johnson Promises Brexit and More
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said a sweeping Conservative victory gave him “a powerful new mandate to get Brexit done,” while a dejected Labour Party searched for a way forward.
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Conservatives Win Commanding Majority in U.K. Vote: ‘Brexit Will Happen’ 13 Dec 2019, 9:45am Updated Conservatives Win Commanding Majority in U.K. Vote: ‘Brexit Will Happen’
The strong showing is vindication for Boris Johnson, who now has a chance to put his personal stamp on Britain, beginning with Brexit.
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13 Dec 2019, 7:58am Updated Iraqi Protesters Lynch Teen While Police Stand By
Mistakenly believing that a 16-year-old boy had fired on them, a mob of antigovernment protesters stabbed him to death. Protest leaders condemned the attack.
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13 Dec 2019, 7:29am Updated Smuggled Iranian Gas and a Predawn Dash Lead to Fiery Crash That Kills 13
In remote Pakistan, a fuel-loaded pickup that had evaded the police collided with a passenger bus around 4 a.m., officials say.
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U.K. Election Updates: Victorious Johnson Vows to Finish Brexit 13 Dec 2019, 6:06am Updated U.K. Election Updates: Victorious Johnson Vows to Finish Brexit
After traditional Labour strongholds flipped to the Conservatives, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that the results gave his government “a powerful new mandate to get Brexit done.”
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New Zealand Volcano Eruption: Live Updates 13 Dec 2019, 4:23am Updated New Zealand Volcano Eruption: Live Updates
A nightmare on White Island took a new turn as a team recovered the bodies of people killed in a Monday eruption. About two dozen of those who escaped remain hospitalized.
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Boris Johnson, Scotland, Facebook: Your Friday Briefing 13 Dec 2019, 3:02am Updated Boris Johnson, Scotland, Facebook: Your Friday Briefing
Here’s what you need to know.
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U.K. General Election 2019: Conservatives Secure Large Majority in Parliament 13 Dec 2019, 2:30am Updated U.K. General Election 2019: Conservatives Secure Large Majority in Parliament
The victory empowers Boris Johnson to lead Britain through Brexit in January, its most momentous transition since World War II.
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After Volcano Eruption in New Zealand, 6 Bodies Are Retrieved in Risky Mission. 2 Are Still Missing. 13 Dec 2019, 12:52am Updated After Volcano Eruption in New Zealand, 6 Bodies Are Retrieved in Risky Mission. 2 Are Still Missing.
The authorities had repeatedly delayed recovery operations because of challenging conditions on White Island.
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Subduing Terrorist on London Bridge, He Was Prepared to Die 13 Dec 2019, 12:45am Updated Subduing Terrorist on London Bridge, He Was Prepared to Die
John Crilly, a former inmate, pursued the terrorist and sprayed him with a fire extinguisher, slowing his advance.
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U.K. General Election 2019: Conservatives Secure Majority in Parliament 13 Dec 2019, 12:26am U.K. General Election 2019: Conservatives Secure Majority in Parliament
Boris Johnson appears empowered to lead Britain through Brexit in January, its most momentous transition since World War II.
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Conservatives Headed for Commanding Majority in U.K. Vote: ‘Brexit Will Happen’ 13 Dec 2019, 12:09am Updated Conservatives Headed for Commanding Majority in U.K. Vote: ‘Brexit Will Happen’
The strong showing is vindication for Boris Johnson, who now has a chance to put his personal stamp on Britain, beginning with Brexit.
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