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Theresa May and Her Brexit Deal Are on the Brink. Here’s What We Know.

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Ministers resign, the pound wobbles, the prime minister makes a pitch to the public: Here’s where we are amid the rolling chaos over a draft Brexit deal.ImagePrime Minister Theresa May arriving at Downing Street in London on Friday after a radio appearance.CreditWill Oliver/EPA, via ShutterstockShe parried questions about cabinet defections. She asked a caller about… Read More

Global Health: Rapid Cure Approved for Sleeping Sickness, a Horrific Illness

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Global healthParasites transmitted by tsetse flies travel to the brain, causing paranoia, fury and death. Until now, killing them required hospitalization and harsh drugs.ImageHealth workers, part of a mobile unit screening villagers for sleeping sickness in Yalikombo, along the Congo River in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The area is a breeding ground for… Read More

‘We Only Killed the Bad People’: 2 Khmer Rouge Leaders, Forever Linked

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ImageThe former Khmer Rouge leaders Khieu Samphan, left, and Nuon Chea at a hearing in Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital, in 2013. “Let bygones be bygones,” Mr. Khieu Samphan once said.CreditCreditMark Peters/Extraordinary Chambers in The Courts of Cambodia, via Associated PressPHNOM PENH, Cambodia — They were neighbors, two elderly retirees tending their gardens and playing with… Read More

At Brexit Crunch Time, Theresa May Takes a Pummeling

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ImagePrime Minister Theresa May of Britain delivering a statement outside 10 Downing Street on Wednesday.CreditCreditJack Taylor/Getty ImagesLONDON — Theresa May rose to her feet before the British House of Commons on Thursday to make the sales pitch of her life, promising that the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union would be “smooth and orderly.”It… Read More

North Korea Says It Will Deport American Who Tried To Enter From China

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ImageThe heavily militarized border between the Koreas. The American who tried to cross into North Korea from China last month had tried to enter the country from the South last November, and was detained by South Korean soldiers.CreditCreditSouth Korean Defense MinistrySEOUL, South Korea — North Korea will deport an American citizen it detained a month… Read More

Facing Tensions Close to Home, Japan’s Abe Cements Alliance with Australia

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ImagePrime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, left, and Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia lay wreaths at a memorial in Darwin on Friday.CreditCreditGlenn Campbell/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesTOKYO — When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan traveled to Darwin, Australia, on Friday and joined his Australian counterpart, Scott Morrison, to lay wreaths at a memorial… Read More

Saudi Arabia to Seek Death Penalty for 5 Accused in Khashoggi Killing

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ImageProtesters outside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, where the Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi was killed last month.CreditCreditChris Mcgrath/Getty ImagesBEIRUT, Lebanon — Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor said on Thursday that he was requesting the death penalty for five people suspected of involvement in the killing of the Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi at the country’s consulate in… Read More

Two U.K. Cabinet Ministers, Including Chief Brexit Negotiator, Quit

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ImagePrime Minister Theresa May of Britain leaving 10 Downing Street on Thursday morning to make a statement in the House of Commons.CreditCreditPeter Nicholls/ReutersLONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain faced a deep political crisis on Thursday after two cabinet ministers quit her government, including Dominic Raab, her chief negotiator on withdrawal from the European… Read More

With Small Steps, Palestinians and Israelis Try to Tackle Gaza’s Ills

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ImageA pool of sewage on a beach in the northern Gaza Strip. Treating sewage has become a problem in impoverished Gaza.CreditCreditMohammed Salem/ReutersJERUSALEM — Last year, when the Trump administration was still trying to entice the Palestinians into peace talks with Israel through cooperation rather than coercion, it encouraged the two sides to team up on… Read More