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Macron’s Rightward Tilt, Seen in New Laws, Sows Wider Alarm in France

One bill would reach into Muslim life, and another would place new restrictions on filming of police. Critics say they’re part of a drift toward repressive government policies.By Adam Nossiter See full article

Amid Thailand’s Protests, a Feared Tool to Protect the Monarchy Returns

The country’s lèse-majesté law, which makes insulting the king punishable by years in prison, is being used against the protesters’ leadership for the first time.By Hannah Beech and Muktita Suhartono See full article

Saudi Judge Sends Prominent Women’s Rights Activist to Terrorism Court

Loujain al-Hathloul, who campaigned for women’s right to drive, has been accused of harming the kingdom’s security. Rights groups consider the trial a sham.By Ben Hubbard See full article

Iran Said to Free British-Australian Scholar Accused of Spying

Iranian state media said the scholar, Kylie Moore-Gilbert, was released in exchange for the return to Iran of three Iranian citizens, described as businessmen who had been held abroad.By Farnaz Fassihi See full article

Amnesia Grips a Bosnian Spa That Served as a Rape Camp

A forest health resort promotes its therapeutic waters and fine dining but bristles with anger at any mention of its gruesome past.By Andrew Higgins See full article

Death by Shark Is at a High in Australia. What’s Going On?

Eight people have been fatally attacked this year, the most in nearly a century. But scientists say these numbers don’t tell the full story.By Livia Albeck-Ripka See full article

France Drops Rape Investigation of Former Deputy Mayor of Paris

Prosecutors said the case was closed because the statute of limitations on the alleged offense had expired.By Constant Méheut See full article

Cyclone Nivar Reaches India, Drenching Its Eastern Coast

The severe storm was poised to make landfall near Puducherry, leading officials to evacuate parts of the region.By Emily Schmall and Hari Kumar See full article

Casualties From Banned Cluster Bombs Nearly Doubled in 2019, Mostly in Syria

The war in Syria, which began almost a decade ago, makes it the only country where the outlawed bombs have been repeatedly used since 2012.By Rick Gladstone See full article

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Shares Her Miscarriage Grief

She wrote that she held “an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few.”By Daniel Victor See full article

For the African Women Who Love Diana, ‘The Crown’ Feels Personal

In her lifetime, the Princess of Wales was adored by many women in Africa and the diaspora, who then passed that loyalty on to their daughters.By Tariro Mzezewa See full article

Driver Crashes Car Into Gate Outside Angela Merkel’s Office

The motive is unclear, and the police said Germany’s chancellor was never in danger.By Christopher F. Schuetze See full article

Tackling ‘Period Poverty,’ Scotland Is 1st Nation to Make Sanitary Products Free

The Scottish Parliament voted unanimously to pass a measure that makes free period products available to anyone who needs them, the first country to do so.By Megan Specia See full article

How South Korea’s Flu Vaccine Scare Offers Lessons for Other Nations

Officials and scientists fought misinformation with data and clear communication — offering a game plan for the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines, experts say.By Choe Sang-Hun and Denise Grady See full article

Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today

Americans have agonized over their Thanksgiving plans, all while coronavirus cases and deaths skyrocket around them.By Jonathan Wolfe See full article

Biden Calls for Unity in Thanksgiving Address

President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. stressed the importance of unity and encouraged Americans to be careful with Thanksgiving celebrations this year to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.By The Associated Press See full article

After Admitting Mistake, AstraZeneca Faces Difficult Questions About Its Vaccine

Some trial participants only got a partial dose of AstraZeneca’s vaccine. Experts said the company’s spotty disclosures have eroded confidence.By Rebecca Robbins and Benjamin Mueller See full article

Ian Finkel, ‘World’s Greatest Xylophonist,’ Dies at 72

He entertained from the borscht belt to the Philharmonic, playing an unconventional instrument with vaudevillian flair. He died of complications of Covid-19.By Corey Kilgannon See full article

Bill Gates, la Covid-19, et le combat pour vacciner la planète

Le milliardaire travaille avec l’OMS, les groupes pharmaceutiques et plusieurs ONG pour dompter le coronavirus à travers le monde, y compris dans les pays les plus pauvres. Réussiront-ils?By Megan Twohey and Nicholas Kulish See full article

Los 25 mejores actores del siglo XXI (hasta ahora)

Camaleones o bellezas, personajes estelares o secundarios, estos son los actores que han eclipsado a todos los demás en la gran pantalla en los últimos 20 años.By Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott See full article

Diego Maradona, uno de los mejores jugadores de fútbol, ha muerto a los 60 años

Fue clasificado con Pelé como uno de los mejores futbolistas de la historia. Su habilidad para sorprender y asustar conquistó a los fanáticos, e incluso a los críticos, pero sus excesos y adicciones oscurecieron su legado.By Jeré Longman See full article

Perú elige al tercer presidente en una semana en medio de manifestaciones

No se esperaba que el nombramiento de Francisco Sagasti como presidente calmase inmediatamente la ira popular contra los legisladores del país, a quienes muchos peruanos consideran corruptos y responsables de los disturbios.By Julie Turkewitz and Anatoly Kurmanaev See full article

Despiadado y turbio: así es el mercado de las mascarillas N95

Cargamentos incautados misteriosamente, intermediarios sospechosos y un gobierno que, pese a los pedidos del sector público y privado, se rehusó a regular el mercado de equipo de protección personal. Así enfrenta Estados Unidos la ‘tercera ola’ del coronavirus.By Doug Bock Clark See full article

‘I Forget About the World:’ Afghan Youth Find Escape in a Video Game

The game’s cultlike following in Afghanistan inhabits a real-life version of its violent virtual reality.By Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Fatima Faizi See full article

Kimchi Making at Home Was Going Out of Style. Rural Towns to the Rescue.

Families that have grown weary of eating commercial kimchi in big cities have started making pilgrimages to the countryside where they can learn how to prepare it on their own.By Choe Sang-Hun See full article

Layers of Tragedy, in a Cemetery and in the Mountains

Armenians flee what they consider their historical home, after the end of a six-week war with Azerbaijan over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh.By Anton Troianovski See full article

‘Yogurt Ladies’ of South Korea Deliver More Than Dairy

They were among the country’s first women to work outside the home, helping establish South Korea’s taste for dairy products. And these beloved “yakult ajummas” are still making their rounds.By Choe Sang-Hun and Woohae Cho See full article

Along the Seine, Booksellers Try to Hold Off an Unhappy Ending

The coronavirus lockdowns have taken a steep toll on Paris’s “bouquinistes,” whose bookstalls stretch for miles along the Seine. “We are barely making enough to eat.”By Liz Alderman See full article


Soccer Fans Mourn the Death of Diego Maradona

Fans around the world remembered Diego Maradona, the Argentine soccer star who became one of the sport’s greatest players. He died on Wednesday at the age of 60.By The Associated Press and Reuters See full article

C.I.A. Officer Is Killed in Somalia

The officer’s combat death came as President Trump considers pulling back on American operations in the region.By Julian E. Barnes, Eric Schmitt and Adam Goldman See full article

Hawaii’s Fresh Water Leaks to the Ocean Through Underground Rivers

If the water could be pumped to the surface, it could help alleviate shortages on the island.By Matt Kaplan See full article

Your Thursday Briefing

The U.S., breaking virus records, heads into busiest travel season.By Melina Delkic and Will Dudding See full article

Post-Brexit Border Test Leads to 5-Mile Traffic Jam in Southern England

French border officials were holding a trial run of immigration procedures that could come into effect if Britain and the European Union don’t reach a trade deal by the end of December.By Elian Peltier See full article

The C.D.C. is considering shortening its recommended quarantine period.

By Roni Caryn Rabin See full article

Ditching the Turkey: Thanksgiving Memories (and Misadventures) of Reporters Abroad

Some of our international journalists have gone to great lengths trying to bring a taste of home to their new locations. But it hasn’t always worked out.By Mark Shimabukuro See full article

Golf or green spaces? A debate in Australia intensifies after pandemic lockdowns.

By Yan Zhuang See full article

Biden and China

And what else you need to know today.By David Leonhardt See full article

Pennsylvania bans alcohol sales on one of the busiest nights of the year.

By Ellen Barry See full article