As other countries fret over Amazon fires, Brazilian leaders see attacks on national sovereignty

Amid raging fires in the Amazon and an international outcry, Brazilians have revived long-held fears that others are coveting what belongs to Brazil.

Thousands link hands in a Hong Kong vigil protesting a more aggressive Beijing 

The latest action comes on the 30th anniversary of the “Baltic Way,” a 1989 protest for Baltic independence against the Soviet Union.

Video of woman stabbed by ex-husband revives domestic violence debate in Turkey

The footage of Emine Bulut in the moments after the attack set off a firestorm in Turkey on Friday.
Ya Mamie Ceesay, 62, is the mother of Alhaji Mamut Ceesay, who was killed by members of former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh’s hit squad known as the Junglers. (Danielle Paquette/The Washington Post)
Ya Mamie Ceesay, 62, is the mother of Alhaji Mamut Ceesay, who was killed by members of former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh’s hit squad known as the Junglers. (Danielle Paquette/The Washington Post)

Gambia reels as it watches hit men confess to murder — and then walk free 

What started as an investigation into the human rights abuses of Yahya Jammeh — the dictator who ruled Gambia for 22 years before fleeing to Equatorial Guinea in 2017 — has become an Internet phenomenon in the seaside West African nation of roughly 2 million.

French prosecutors open preliminary investigation related to Jeffrey Epstein

The late American financier accused of sex trafficking owned an $8.9 million Paris home.
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“No one reads the communiques, let’s be honest,” French President Emmanuel Macron said this week.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has appealed for dialogue between her government and protesters, as more demonstrations continued Saturday

Dominic Cummings has been compared to Steve Bannon, Rasputin and Cartman from “South Park.”

Hong Kong’s summer has been defined by upheaval. Gigi, who is 16, has been a constant presence at anti-government demonstrations in the semiautonomous territory. She dons a helmet, goggles and respira...

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Caitlan Coleman describes years of subjugation at the hands of the militants and, she alleges, her husband.

Britain stripped ‘Jihadi Jack’ Letts of his citizenship there, leaving him only Canadian. He’s languishing in a Kurdish prison camp in Syria.

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A year after his father’s death, Jack McCain is making sense of deploying while his father, Sen. John McCain, battled cancer.

The British government’s new ad campaign has kicked up dust around an old, racist cliche. But how did it even become one?

Leaders of seven of the world's largest economies will convene in Biarritz, France, on Saturday. Here are key interactions to watch.

Paul Whelan is still waiting for prosecutors to file a case against him, eight months after his arrest. He said in court that he was in pain and had been injured by jail guards.

The suspect filmed the women with a cellphone hidden in a backpack that he had placed on the ground, authorities said.

The Russian president calls for “comprehensive measures” to counter Washington, short of a new arms race.

High schools and universities now offer esports in the classroom. It’s helping give some students a sense of achievement and self-worth. 

Seoul says it is worried about contaminated food from Fukushima being served to its athletes at the Tokyo Games, despite strict Japanese safety standards. 

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A Sudanese judicial official says the trial of autocratic former President Omar al-Bashir on corruption and money laundering charges has been adjourned for one week following testimony from several witnesses

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A large group of protesters has largely dispersed in Hong Kong after engaging in clashes with police for the first time in nearly two weeks

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President Donald Trump has arrived in France for an international summit with the leaders of the globe’s economic powers as he confronts the consequences of his preference for going it alone, both in a divided United States and an interconnected world.

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Former Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, a key member of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first-term Cabinet, has died in a New Delhi hospital after a prolonged illness at age 66

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Hong Kong protesters have thrown bricks and gasoline bombs at police, who responded with tear gas, as chaotic scenes returned to the summer-long anti-government protests for the first time in nearly two weeks

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