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For Harry and Meghan, No More ‘Royal’ in Their Brand 21 Feb 9:29pm Updated For Harry and Meghan, No More ‘Royal’ in Their Brand
After protracted negotiations with Buckingham Palace, the couple agreed not to use the word “royal” in their philanthropic and commercial activities.
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With 4 Deaths in Iran and More on 3 Continents, Fears of Coronavirus Pandemic Rise 21 Feb 7:43pm With 4 Deaths in Iran and More on 3 Continents, Fears of Coronavirus Pandemic Rise
Health officials called the surge in reported infections “very worrisome,” as cases soared in South Korea. Europe and North America reported a big uptick in infections.
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Holocaust Educators Urge Amazon to Stop Selling Nazi Propaganda 21 Feb 7:26pm Holocaust Educators Urge Amazon to Stop Selling Nazi Propaganda
The retailer said it was listening, but defended its right to sell books “that some may find objectionable.”
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Harry and Meghan Give Up SussexRoyal Name 21 Feb 6:43pm Updated Harry and Meghan Give Up SussexRoyal Name
The couple, who are withdrawing from official duties, had planned to use it as an umbrella name for their new charitable foundation.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Fears of Global Spread as Cases Accelerate in Iran and South Korea 21 Feb 5:50pm Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: Fears of Global Spread as Cases Accelerate in Iran and South Korea
Iran acknowledged 18 cases in three cities, with four fatalities, and a surge in cases in South Korea was linked to a secretive church.
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21 Feb 4:34pm Countdown Begins to Possible End of U.S. War in Afghanistan
A partial truce beginning early Saturday is a first step toward signing a deal to withdraw American troops. But bitter conflict within the Afghan government clouds prospects for a lasting peace.
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‘Politics of Hate’ Takes a Toll in Germany, Well Beyond Immigrants 21 Feb 4:25pm ‘Politics of Hate’ Takes a Toll in Germany, Well Beyond Immigrants
As the far-right gains traction, harassment and intimidation of local officials are growing, threatening democracy at the grass roots.
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36 Hours in Basel 21 Feb 4:04pm Updated 36 Hours in Basel
It might be known for Art Basel, but this riverside city in Switzerland is also the birthplace of Roger Federer, has some 40 museums and is currently on the cusp of Carnival.
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21 Feb 4:03pm As U.S. Deal With Taliban Rolls Out, Can the Afghan Side Stay Together?
Officials say a partial truce over the next seven days will be crucial to a peace deal with the Taliban. But the Afghan government is descending into acrimony.
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21 Feb 3:39pm As U.S. Deals With Taliban Rollout, Can the Afghan Side Stay Together?
Officials say a partial truce over the next seven days will be crucial to a peace deal with the Taliban. But the Afghan government is descending into acrimony.
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German Mayors Find Themselves on Front Lines of the ‘Politics of Hate’ 21 Feb 3:20pm Updated German Mayors Find Themselves on Front Lines of the ‘Politics of Hate’
As the far-right gains traction, harassment and intimidation of local officials are growing, threatening democracy at the grass roots.
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More Than 500 Coronavirus Cases Confirmed in China’s Prisons 21 Feb 12:03pm More Than 500 Coronavirus Cases Confirmed in China’s Prisons
The surge in new infections renewed questions about the accuracy of China’s case count.
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A Kenyan Painter Casts a Critical Eye on China’s Role in Africa 21 Feb 11:23am A Kenyan Painter Casts a Critical Eye on China’s Role in Africa
Michael Soi’s “China Loves Africa” collection examines the symbiotic and often corrupt relationship between Beijing and African elites.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: More Confusion as China Changes Counting Method Yet Again 21 Feb 11:11am Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: More Confusion as China Changes Counting Method Yet Again
New clusters in Chinese prisons and a spike in cases in two Beijing hospitals raise new concerns.
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Notre-Dame’s Crypt and Square May Reopen in Spring 21 Feb 11:10am Updated Notre-Dame’s Crypt and Square May Reopen in Spring
Paris officials have delayed reopening parts of the landmark cathedral damaged by fire several times.
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U.S. and Allies Blame Russia for Cyberattack on Republic of Georgia 21 Feb 10:44am Updated U.S. and Allies Blame Russia for Cyberattack on Republic of Georgia
Britain and Australia joined the State Department’s effort to deter Moscow from interfering in the 2020 U.S. presidential election.
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21 Feb 10:24am Updated An Afghan Truce Test Is to Begin Amid a Political Crisis
Officials say a partial truce over the next seven days will be crucial to a peace deal with the Taliban. But the Afghan government is descending into acrimony.
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Iran Remains on Antiterrorism Blacklist, Continuing Sanctions 21 Feb 10:02am Iran Remains on Antiterrorism Blacklist, Continuing Sanctions
The Financial Action Task Force said Iran would stay on its blacklist, and called on member states to sanction the country.
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Hundreds Released From Diamond Princess Cruise Ship in Japan 21 Feb 9:06am Updated Hundreds Released From Diamond Princess Cruise Ship in Japan
Coronavirus quarantine over, passengers ventured off into the port city of Yokohama and beyond amid deep concerns among health experts and the announcement of two deaths.
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She Left Wuhan to Become a Journalist. She’s Back in Time to Get the Story. 21 Feb 9:06am Updated She Left Wuhan to Become a Journalist. She’s Back in Time to Get the Story.
Anna Liu’s hometown is on lockdown, but she has found ways to use her skills as a reporter, even under quarantine.
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What a Party in Japan May Tell Us About the Coronavirus’s Spread 21 Feb 9:06am Updated What a Party in Japan May Tell Us About the Coronavirus’s Spread
Will the virus spiral beyond China? Public health experts are closely studying cluster cases in other Asian countries.
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Far-Right Shooting Shatters an Already Fragile Sense of Security in Germany 21 Feb 7:39am Updated Far-Right Shooting Shatters an Already Fragile Sense of Security in Germany
The attack showed that no part of the country is immune to the potential for violence fueled by anti-immigrant hatred.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Confusion Grows as China Changes Counting Methods Yet Again 21 Feb 7:34am Coronavirus Live Updates: Confusion Grows as China Changes Counting Methods Yet Again
The number of confirmed cases in the country, many connected to a single church, doubled in just a day.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: South Korea Reports Second Death From Virus 21 Feb 7:04am Coronavirus Live Updates: South Korea Reports Second Death From Virus
The number of confirmed cases in the country, many connected to a single church, doubled in just a day.
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21 Feb 6:52am Updated Russia, Nevada, Afghanistan: Your Friday Briefing
Here's what you need to know.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: South Korea Cases Surge to 204 Infections 21 Feb 6:38am Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: South Korea Cases Surge to 204 Infections
The number of confirmed cases in the country, many connected to a single church, doubled in just a day.
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Thailand Court Disbands Popular Opposition Party 21 Feb 5:45am Updated Thailand Court Disbands Popular Opposition Party
Thai courts have a history of dissolving opposition parties. Critics call it judicial harassment aimed at smothering democracy.
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Lesotho’s Leader Misses Court Date to Be Charged in Killing of Estranged Wife 21 Feb 5:21am Lesotho’s Leader Misses Court Date to Be Charged in Killing of Estranged Wife
The shooting has riveted the southern African kingdom as accusations have swirled around the prime minister and his new wife.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Another Young Doctor Dies in China 21 Feb 3:47am Coronavirus Live Updates: Another Young Doctor Dies in China
It was the latest in a string of deaths among health care providers who have been working to contain the outbreak in Wuhan.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Another Young Doctor in Wuhan Dies 21 Feb 3:02am Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: Another Young Doctor in Wuhan Dies
It was the latest in a string of deaths among health care providers who have been working to contain the outbreak in China.
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21 Feb 1:03am Russia, Germany, Coronavirus: Your Friday Briefing
Here’s what you need to know.
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Netanyahu Announces New Homes in East Jerusalem, Days Before Election 21 Feb 12:56am Updated Netanyahu Announces New Homes in East Jerusalem, Days Before Election
The announcement by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of 6,200 homes in a contested area was seen as an effort to solidify right-wing support.
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South Korea Confirms a Jump in Coronavirus Infections 21 Feb 12:38am Updated South Korea Confirms a Jump in Coronavirus Infections
The new figures give the country the second largest number of confirmed cases outside mainland China.
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