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Julian Assange Appears in London Court for U.S. Extradition Hearing

LONDON — Julian Assange, the embattled founder of WikiLeaks, made his first appearance in a London court in months on Monday, as an evidentiary hearing began in his U.S. extradition…

Duterte Pardons U.S. Marine Who Killed Transgender Woman

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines has pardoned an American Marine convicted of killing a transgender woman, just days after his office blocked a court order to free…

Truck Bomb in Somalia Kills 3 and Wounds 3, Including a U.S. Soldier

NAIROBI, Kenya — Three Somali military officers were killed and two others injured along with an American service member in a bombing in southern Somalia on Monday, the authorities said,…

Suspect Is Arrested Over Stabbings in Birmingham, England

LONDON — The police in Birmingham, England, arrested a man on Monday and charged him with stabbing eight people, killing one, in a series of apparently random attacks in the…

Belarus, Hong Kong Protests, U.K. Coronavirus: Your Monday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering the fourth weekend of unrest in Belarus, the quashing of protests in Hong Kong and the…

For Aging Belarus Rockers, a Late Shot at Stardom

MINSK, Belarus — Pit Pawlaw, guitar in hand, bobbed before the line of riot police guarding the presidential palace, belting out the chorus of his band’s biggest hit even as…

Rwanda Hints It Tricked ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Dissident Into Coming Home

NAIROBI, Kenya — Breaking his silence on the dramatic arrest of a prominent dissident, President Paul Kagame of Rwanda insisted on Sunday that his government had not forced Paul Rusesabagina, who…

Protesters Flood Streets in Belarus but Lukashenko Refuses to Bend

MOSCOW — Protesters on Sunday again flooded into the capital of Belarus and towns across the country, signaling the depth of anger at President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko, an iron-fisted leader…

Japan Urges Millions to Evacuate as Typhoon Looms

TOKYO — Japanese authorities on Sunday ordered more than a million residents of western Japan to seek shelter as a major storm lashed the coast with high winds and threatened…

Student Blockade Protests Viktor Orban’s Reach at a Top Arts University

BUDAPEST — Nearly 100 students have occupied a key building of a prestigious Hungarian university for the past week to protest what they see as a takeover of their school…