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Juan Carlos, Spain’s Former King, Quits Country Amid Multiple Investigations

The former king’s departure, which comes as he faces financial inquiries, may fuel Spain’s political and social debate over the future of the monarchy.

New Nominations to U.K. House of Lords Raise Old Concerns of Cronyism

Critics say Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s nominations for lifetime legislative posts continued a pattern of patronage that undermines the credibility of a long-troubled institution.

Poor and Desperate, Pakistani Hindus Accept Islam to Get By

Drawn by jobs or land offered by Muslim groups, some Hindus, facing discrimination and a virus-ravaged economy, are essentially converting to survive.

Live Coronavirus Tracker and Updates

Tens of millions of Americans have lost crucial jobless benefits, and lawmakers still can’t seem to agree on a relief measure. Israel’s troubled school reopenings could be a lesson for the U.S.

Trump’s Syria Sanctions ‘Cannot Solve the Problem,’ Critics Say

Without a broader diplomatic effort, the newest and toughest penalties will worsen a humanitarian crisis without forcing a leadership change, experts say.

Explosions Rock East Beirut

Buildings were damaged in the Lebanese capital and many people were wounded. The source of the explosion was unclear.

Abductions, Censorship and Layoffs: Pakistani Critics Are Under Siege

Recent abductions of a journalist and an activist have underscored Pakistan’s worsening rights conditions as the country’s security forces pressure the news media and human rights groups.

3 Men Marooned in the Pacific Are Rescued After Writing SOS in the Sand

Three days after their boat ran out of fuel and drifted off course in Micronesia, the men were found in good condition after a plane saw their giant plea for help spelled out on the sand.

Israel Says It Hit Bombers on Syrian Boundary

The military released grainy, edited footage of the ambush of what it said were four militants planting explosives in the area, amid heightened tensions along Israel’s northern frontiers.

Poland’s Supreme Court Declares Presidential Election Valid

The decision comes after supporters of the opposition candidate filed protests questioning the narrow victory for the incumbent, Andrzej Duda.

John Hume, Nobel Laureate for Work in Northern Ireland, Dies at 83

The politician’s campaign for peace was seen as a driving force behind an end to 25 years of sectarian conflict in the territory.

29 Dead After ISIS Attack on Afghan Prison

The 20-hour gun battle left officials scrambling to recapture hundreds of prisoners, including many from the Islamic State and the Taliban.

‘Clean Up This Mess’: The Chinese Thinkers Behind Xi’s Hard Line

Chinese academics have been honing the Communist Party’s authoritarian response in Hong Kong, rejecting the liberal ideas of their youth.

Israeli Court Rebukes Prime Minister’s Son Over Harassing Protest Leaders

Yair Netanyahu tweeted the addresses and phone numbers of three men who led protests against his father’s administration. All three said they later received death threats.
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