(Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
(Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
The implicit message here is that of a return to competent governance and an end to the whirlwind of ax-grinding appointees and palace dramas that consumed U.S. agencies under President Trump.

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Daraa was the cradle of the revolution. Two years after its recapture by government forces, killings are on the rise.
The coronavirus vaccine will likely be cheaper and easier to store than the others being developed.
He was an indefatigable assistant to legendary resistance leader Jean Moulin.
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Mayorkas was second-in-command at DHS under President Barack Obama. He would be the first immigrant and first Hispanic American to lead the department.
Only the United States and the Soviet Union have successfully brought lunar material back to Earth.
Netanyahu met with the Saudi crown prince during the secret visit, first reported by Israeli media.
The attack on a Saudi Aramco oil storage facility did not bring an immediate response from Saudi officials.
The meeting provides an indication of the pontiff’s priorities — and of the reach of athlete activism in the United States.
Violence is escalating in Ethiopia, where Abiy Ahmed, a leader once lauded internationally for his reform agenda, faces the specter of civil war.
For the Armenian soldiers who survived Nagorno-Karabakh’s brief and brutal war, peace is as bitter as fighting on.
More than 17,000 cargo workers were tested for the virus on Sunday after a cluster of seven cases.
President Trump’s turn on the world stage ends not with a bang or a whimper, but the closing of a browser window.
He starred in 14 feature films by Ray, one of India’s most acclaimed directors, including “The World of Apu,” “Charulata” and “Days and Nights in the Forest.”
Leaders at the two-day gathering represented nations topping the world in infection rates.
Many stargazers will miss December’s total solar eclipse amid the Geminids meteor shower because of travel restrictions imposed by Chile and Argentina.
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Europe’s aviation regulator has taken a step closer to letting the Boeing 737 Max fly again
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An Egyptian celebrity has sparked an uproar after a photo of him with an Israeli pop star was posted online
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Alarm is spiraling over Ethiopia’s imminent tank attack on the capital of the defiant Tigray region, with a rush of warnings protecting civilians three weeks after the war began
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Nearly 40,000 people have fled the Ethiopian government’s offensive in the defiant Tigray region
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The death toll from last week’s protests over the arrest of Ugandan opposition presidential hopeful and musician Bobi Wine has risen to 45, police say, with more than 800 people arrested
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