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Harry and Meghan’s Hard Exit

The couple’s wish to carve out more ‘progressive’ roles has led to the loss of perks, privileges and titles.By Mark Landler See full article

International Powers Call for Cease-Fire in Libya’s Long Civil War

After a Berlin meeting, Russia, Turkey and other countries pledged to end their interference in the North African nation to make way for peace efforts.By Katrin Bennhold and Melissa Eddy See full article

ISIS Wife’s Return to Norway Threatens to Bring Down Government

A woman and her children were retrieved from a detention camp in Syria, spurring debate at home after she was charged with being part of a terrorist organization.By Henrik Pryser Libell See full article

Huawei Executive Goes to Court, Fighting Extradition to U.S.

A Canadian judge will hear evidence on whether to extradite Meng Wanzhou, the company’s chief financial officer, to the United States to face fraud charges. Here’s what you need to know.By Dan Bilefsky and Tracy Sherlock See full article

His Mother Worked to Find Him Love Despite War, Blindness and Loss

The war in Afghanistan has taken so much from the poet Zaheer Ahmad Zindani. His mother was determined to ensure it wouldn’t take his chance to marry.By Mujib Mashal See full article

Battered but Resilient After China’s Crackdown

An ancient Muslim town, Yarkand is a cultural cradle for the Uighurs, who have experienced mass detentions. A rare visit revealed how people there have endured the upheavals.By Chris Buckley, Steven Lee Myers and Gilles Sabrié See full article

Yellow or Blue? In Hong Kong, Businesses Choose Political Sides

Shops and restaurants are now being labeled either yellow, to note support for the city’s protest movement, or blue, in support of the police. The move is having a big economic impact.By Hannah Beech and Lam Yik Fei See full article

These Syrian Women Rarely Left the House. Then the Men Disappeared.

In parts of Syria, women once stepped out of their homes only rarely — at least until war came. Now some are relishing a newfound independence.By Vivian Yee and Hwaida Saad See full article

How U.S. Firms Helped Africa’s Richest Woman Exploit Her Country’s Wealth

Isabel dos Santos, the daughter of Angola’s former president, built an empire in a country mired in corruption. Western consultants were her advisers.By Michael Forsythe, Kyra Gurney, Scilla Alecci and Ben Hallman See full article

As Protests in South America Surged, So Did Russian Trolls on Twitter, U.S. Finds

State Department analysts found that Russian-linked Twitter accounts sought to sow confusion in South American nations that oppose the Moscow-backed government in Venezuela.By Lara Jakes See full article

Toll in Attack on Yemen Military Base Rises to at Least 76

A top U.N. official warned that the rebel assault on government forces could set back peace efforts.By Saeed Al-Batati and Ben Hubbard See full article

75 Drug Cartel Members Tunnel Out of Paraguay Prison

The government had known for weeks that a Brazilian drug cartel was plotting a prison break, but it was unable to stop it.By Santi Carneri and Ernesto Londoño See full article

Deadly Mystery Virus Reported in 2 New Chinese Cities and South Korea

The spread of the pneumonialike illness to two other cities comes ahead of the Lunar New Year, when hundreds of millions will travel.By Javier C. Hernández See full article

Bodies of Ukrainians Killed in Iran Plane Crash Are Returned Home

President Volodymyr Zelensky attended a ceremony for the 11 Ukrainians killed on the airliner shot down by Iran.By Andrew E. Kramer See full article

Saudi Society Is Changing. Just Take a Look at These Coffeehouses.

As the government relaxes restrictions on men and women working and socializing together, coffeehouses are on the front lines of change.By Vivian Yee See full article

Defying the Rabbis, Tel Aviv Rolls Out Sabbath Bus Service

Ultraconservative Orthodox groups may protest, but for many Israelis, the buses offer a new freedom to travel on the weekend.By David M. Halbfinger See full article

At ‘Sacred’ Lake, Chinese Declare Love for Xi and Communist Party

Some come to seek an emotional lift, others to sing patriotic tunes. But they all raise a fist and say an oath, a rite meant to show China’s strength in the 21st century.By Javier C. Hernández See full article

Giving Birth Where the Family Is

Canada’s government once pressured Inuit women to travel south to give birth. Now, they can have their babies at a hometown maternity clinic led by Inuit midwives.By Amber Bracken and Megan Specia See full article

It’s 50 Below. The Past Is a Horror Show. You’d Dream of Escaping Too.

Best known as the most feared and frigid outpost of the Soviet gulag, Magadan struggles to keep its residents from fleeing. The ice cream isn’t enough to keep them.By Andrew Higgins See full article

China Cracks Down on Fentanyl. But Is It Enough to End the U.S. Epidemic?

After years of American pressure, China is taking steps to shut off the illicit supply of deadly synthetic opioids. But don’t expect an end to the overdoses.By Steven Lee Myers See full article

With Boeing in Cross Hairs, Lion Air Gets a Pass on Poor Safety Record

A focus on Boeing after two fatal crashes has given cover to an Indonesian air carrier with global ambitions — a company that will neither fully admit to, nor swiftly address, its safety issues.By Hannah Beech and Muktita Suhartono See full article

Why Amazon Fires Keep Raging 10 Years After a Deal to End Them

Many of the thousands of fires burning in Brazil’s Amazon are set by ranchers. A deal inked 10 years ago was meant to stop the problem, but the ecological arson goes on as the Earth warms.By Clifford Krauss, David Yaffe-Bellany and Mariana Simões See full article

After a Caribbean Hurricane, the Battle Is Where, or Even Whether, to Rebuild

When Hurricane Irma crushed St. Martin two years ago, the French state vowed swift assistance. Aid has flowed in, but a fight has followed about recovery plans, exposing racial and class tension.By Kirk Semple See full article

Massacred at Home, in Misery Abroad, 730,000 Rohingya Are Mired in Hopelessness

Fear of what awaits them has kept the Rohingya from returning to Myanmar, where they were targets of ethnic cleansing. But life in Bangladesh refugee camps is intolerable. There’s no good place to go.By Hannah Beech See full article


Climate Change Takes Center Stage in Davos

With businesses under pressure to act, solutions are emerging, but not fast enough, some participants fear.By Stanley Reed See full article

1945: Court in Paris Sentences Writer to Death

Robert Brasillach, a French poet and author, was condemned by the Special Court of Justice for treason and intelligence with the enemy during World War II.By The International Herald Tribune See full article

Libya, Harry and Meghan, SpaceX: Your Monday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know.By Mike Ives See full article

Juan Guaidó, Venezuela Opposition Leader, Defies Travel Ban

Mr. Guaidó crossed into Colombia in a risky move that could land him in jail. He is seeking much-needed leverage against President Nicolás Maduro.By Julie Turkewitz and Anatoly Kurmanaev See full article

Australian Open, Meng Wanzhou, Uighurs: Your Monday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know.By Melina Delkic See full article

‘Chewing Gum Tycoon’ of Lotte Group, Shin Kyuk-ho, Dies at 98

Mr. Shin transformed a small business in postwar Tokyo into ​a ​corporate giant spanning South Korea and Japan.By Choe Sang-Hun See full article

Fire at Czech Asylum Kills at Least 8 and Injures 30 Others

The blaze occurred at a home where mostly men with mental and other disabilities lived, officials said.By Reuters See full article

Ukraine’s President Said He’d Fight Corruption. Resistance Is Fierce.

For Volodymyr Zelensky, taking on the oligarchs and organized crime is a domestic test with geopolitical consequences.By Anton Troianovski See full article

A Surge of Migrants Rushes a Mexican Border Crossing

The latest influx from Guatemala is testing Mexico’s resolve to restrict the movement of undocumented migrants under pressure from the United States.By Brent McDonald See full article

Facebook Apologizes for Vulgar Translation of Chinese Leader’s Name

“This should not have happened and we are taking steps to ensure it doesn’t happen again,” the company said.By Mariel Padilla See full article