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A two-time Czech champion, three-time U.S. champion and assistant to Bobby Fischer, he penned a regular chess column for The Washington Post from 1995 until 2010.
The country’s ruling coalition was in chaos after the defection of a junior party led by former prime minister Matteo Renzi.
The group formed in Honduras days before Joe Biden’s inauguration.
Relations are expected to improve with Trump’s departure. But the pipeline project, supported by Canada, is a “toe stubber.”
Approval of the U.S. president in France, Germany and Italy is likely to jump by roughly 50 percentage points on Wednesday.
The government is on edge ahead of the Lunar New Year in mid-February, when millions of people in China typically travel to celebrate with friends and family.
Relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia reached a nadir over the past five years, stoking regional tensions.
Executive pardons are a common power across the globe. But Trump’s approach to the pardon stands out on the world stage.
Discontent is rising among a new generation of Tunisian youth, fueled by the unfulfilled promises of a revolution a decade ago.
Trump and his allies hail their hawkish strategy, but the trade war failed and tensions remain high.
The country notched 6.5 percent growth in the final three months of 2020, and 2.3 percent for last year overall, as other major nations grapple with a winter virus wave.
Satellite evidence suggests North Korea is preparing for a significant missile launch as it gradually dials up pressure on the United States.
Biden is expected to soon reverse the efforts of the Trump administration and end a project proposed more than a decade ago.
Navalny called the abrupt court hearing “the highest degree of lawlessness.”
In previous years, the kingdom earned notoriety as a world leader in executions, along with China and Iran.
Tedros warned that some countries fear they won’t get the vaccines promised under the WHO-led Covax initiative.
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