Beijing and Moscow are gambling on a rushed rollout, with big risks but potentially valuable payoffs.

What is Novichok, the nerve agent linked to the Alexei Navalny poisoning?

Invented by the Soviet Union, it acts as a cholinesterase inhibitor, blocking an enzyme the nervous system needs to function.

It’s not just the United States: These governments also see TikTok as a problem.

Around the world, TikTok is widely considered a problem.
Officials announced targeted measures in England, France, Spain and elsewhere, and other countries appeared to be on the brink of doing the same.
Israel, Spain and France show even with strong policies, it’s hard to keep the coronavirus at bay.
The menacing tone from Beijing came as a senior U.S. official visited Taipei and as military tensions escalate in the flash point region.
Fears are growing that the president could recognize Taiwan or order a military strike against islands in the South China Sea.
The struggle of the Ghattas family and their humble manousheh is the story of Lebanon.
In the United States and abroad, experts link the rise of extreme conspiratorial thinking to a broader atmosphere of political polarization, the insulating algorithms of social media and the relative success of demagogic, nationalist politicians.
Critics see a rush judgment; Vizcarra remains popular despite the country’s pandemic performance.
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They’re trying to reach the grave of their movement’s founder for Rosh Hashanah. Ukraine has closed the border to foreigners.
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The figures are disproportionate: Data collected by the WHO suggests that health workers represent less than 3 percent of the population in the majority of countries.
Qantas, among the latest to advertise a flight that departs and arrives at the same airport, said its flight had sold out within 10 minutes.
Small, isolated towns, cut off by the pandemic, are asking authorities to declare border bubbles.
Blamed for two major outbreaks of covid-19, religious services are now lonely affairs.
Kremlin has denied that the prominent opposition leader was the victim of a state-ordered toxic attack.
In trying to force the E.U.'s hand for a better trade deal, Britain now appears to have put its U.S. relationship on the line too.
As the country struggles with the coronavirus, the president delivered the traditional Cry of Dolores to an uncharacteristically empty, echoing plaza.
A fact-finding panel on the authoritarian socialist state concluded Nicolás Maduro and his inner circle ordered arbitrary detentions, torture, disappearances and killings.
Migrants fear the camp’s conditions will quickly deteriorate.
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China has sent 19 more warplanes toward Taiwan for the second day as the island’s leader, senior government officials and a high-level U.S. envoy have paid tribute to the man who led Taiwan’s transition to democracy, former President Lee Teng-hui
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has visited the small nation of Guyana looking to shore up support for Trump administration efforts to oust Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and build ties with the booming oil producer
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Protesters are gathering in Bangkok for the most ambitious rally so far in a pro-democracy campaign that has shaken up the government and Thailand’s conservative establishment
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The new leader of Canada’s main opposition party has tested positive for the coronavirus
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Peruvian President Mart�n Vizcarra has easily survived an impeachment vote after opposition lawmakers failed to garner enough support to oust the leader as the country copes with one of the world’s worst coronavirus outbreaks
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