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Authors pull out of Frankfurt book fair over presence of far-right groups

Writer and activist Jasmina Kuhnke, who was slated to make an appearance at the fair Friday to promote her debut novel Black Heart, posted a statement on Twitter Monday saying she decided to withdraw after learning that far-right books were being promoted at the event.

How do the U.S. and other countries manage hostage negotiation and ransom payments?

While many states project hardline policies — in practice, it is not so black and white.

Bombs planted on military bus in Damascus kill at least 14, in deadliest attack in years

Soon after the attack, a Syrian military artillery barrage killed at least 13 people in the rebel enclave of Idlib.

Brazilian Senate committee accuses Bolsonaro of crimes against humanity for covid negligence

A lawmaker leading the probe accused the Brazilian president and other officials of making decisions that allowed the coronavirus to spread, resulting in unnecessary deaths.

Health experts want Britain to bring back covid restrictions. The government says: ‘We don’t want to go back.’

There could be "a profound crisis over the next three months" if the government doesn't change course, one expert warns.

A hike through ice caves under Austria’s melting glaciers shows ‘decays’ from climate change

It’s too late to rescue the Jamtalferner glacier in the eastern Alps, scientist Andrea Fischer says, but others still stand a chance.

Mexico is home to millions of illegal American cars. A new amnesty has set off a nationwide debate.

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has offered a mass amnesty to the so-called chocolate cars. Opponents call that a blow to the auto industry — and a boon to organized crime.

Putin to stay home during COP26 climate summit in Glasgow

The Russian president is still expected to attend via video link.

Russia’s Navalny awarded prestigious European human rights Sakharov Prize

The E.U.’s top human rights award went to the Russian opposition leader for fighting “tirelessly against the corruption of Vladimir Putin’s regime,” said E.U. parliament president David Sassoli.

Queen Elizabeth II ‘reluctantly’ accepts medical advice to rest, cancels Northern Ireland visit

The 95-year-old monarch is reported to be in “good spirits” but “disappointed” that she will no longer be able to make the trip and undertake her engagements there.

Border arrests have soared to all-time high, new CBP data shows

Authorities took more than 1.7 million migrants into custody during the 2021 fiscal year, according to unpublished data obtained by The Post.

Volcano on Japan island erupts, sending smoke and ash miles high into the sky

Climbers who were on Mount Aso when ash and lava streamed out during a volcanic eruption have come down safely.

North Korea’s new sub-launched missile sign of diversifying nuclear arsenal, experts say

The new missile appeared to be a tactical weapon showing its readiness to confront Japan and South Korea, as well as the U.S.

Chinese city hunts for North Korean defector facing deportation who escaped from prison

Zhu Xianjian, who was apprehended by Chinese authorities within two days of crossing the border, faced deportation after his prison sentence and possible torture upon return to North Korea.

With aid slow to enter Afghanistan, public health facilities are turning many patients away

One of Kabul’s busiest hospitals has had to say no even to patients with high-risk pregnancies.

Britain’s Royal Mint to turn trash to treasure by recovering gold from discarded electronics

The coin maker is working with a start-up to mine cellphones and laptops at scale for the precious metals embedded within.

Poland triggers an existential crisis for Europe

A senior E.U. official cast Poland's gambit as Europe’s Jan. 6 moment, a brazen assault on the legal and political consensus that unites the continental bloc.

Edita Gruberova, dazzling operatic soprano, dies at 74

Born in Bratislava, she reigned over world opera stages for decades, thrilling audiences with her shimmering pianissimos and vocal pyrotechnics.

Leslie Bricusse, Oscar-winning composer and lyricist for ‘Doctor Dolittle,’ dies at 90

He co-wrote hit stage musicals, worked on James Bond scores including ‘Goldfinger’ and composed music for the Hollywood film ‘Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.’
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Top German tabloid Bild removes leading editor over abuse-of-power allegations

Bild is owned by media company Axel Springer, which recently bought Politico.
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Mexico's richest man to rebuild collapsed subway line

Mexico’s richest man has reached an agreement with Mexico City authorities to rebuild or reinforce an elevated subway line that collapsed in May, killing 26 people
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US and EU ambassadors: Enforce U.N. sanctions on North Korea

The United States and several European countries are condemning North Korea’s recent missile tests and say Pyongyang’s technical advances demonstrate the urgent need to ramp up implementation of U.N. sanctions on its nuclear and missile programs and its economic activities
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El Salvador congress upholds total abortion ban

El Salvador’s congress has voted yet again to uphold the country’s total ban on abortions
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Senate report urges charging Brazil's leader over pandemic

A Brazilian Senate report has recommended pursuing crimes against humanity and other charges against President Jair Bolsonaro for allegedly bungling Brazil’s response to COVID-19
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Efforts drag on to free 17 missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

Efforts to win the return of 17 members of a U.S.-based missionary group and a local driver have stretched into a fourth day, with a violent gang demanding $1 million ransom per person
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