Authoritarian Belarus leader faces toughest election yet, and his opponent is a woman

Belarus election is marred by intimidation, arrests of opposition activists and the jailing of presidential candidates.

Protesters in devastated Beirut turn fury on Lebanon’s leaders

The cry from the streets is for the politicians to stand down and open the way for a new order in Lebanon.
Soybean fields burn Thursday near Lucas do Rio Verde, Brazil. (AFP/Getty Images)
Soybean fields burn Thursday near Lucas do Rio Verde, Brazil. (AFP/Getty Images)

Last year’s Amazon fires stirred global outrage. This year’s dry season has started out worse.

President Jair Bolsonaro, under pressure in Brazil and beyond, has banned intentional fires and deployed the military. But the right-wing populist has also publicly doubted the severity of the fires.
More than 4,000 people were injured after at least two huge blasts shook the city
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Explaining why the United States imposed new sanctions and how this might impact international business.
The men were linked to a failed mission in May seeking to oust Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.
For five years, the FSO Safer has been moored off Yemen with 1.1 million barrels of oil on board. The U.N. has long warned it’s a floating time bomb — or a worse Exxon Valdez.
The group’s power is also seen as contributing to weaknesses by the state to run and regulate the country.
Moments before the devastating blast, a suspicion that something was very wrong.
The counter-tariffs will hit a “broad and extensive” list of U.S. goods containing aluminum, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said Friday.
Authorities are investigating the blasts, which reduced a section of the city to rubble.
The flight from Dubai to Kozhikode carrying nearly 200 people landed in heavy rain.
The country grieves for and has begun to memorialize the departed.
A photographer captures the economic devastation wrought by coronavirus in Bangladesh.
Beijing and Ottawa have been locked in a diplomatic dispute since the arrest of a Huawei executive.
Beijing’s outward aggression reflects domestic unease and a desire to foment nationalist sentiment to counter mounting economic and strategic challenges.
The president is targeting a service central to Chinese social life, commerce and cross-border business.
The MV Wakashio ran into a reef in Mauritius. Locals rushed to prevent widespread damage.
Spanish papers said Juan Carlos, 82, was in the Dominican Republic. But the Dominican foreign minister said he hadn't entered the country.
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