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He Changed His Country’s Name. Will North Macedonia Punish Him?

SKOPJE, North Macedonia — Zoran Zaev, the front-runner in a general election on Wednesday in North Macedonia, got more done during his 30 months as prime minister than most Macedonian…

U.S. and China, Caught in ‘Ideological Spiral,’ Drift Toward Cold War

One by one, the United States has hit at the core tenets of Xi Jinping’s vision for a rising China ready to assume the mantle of superpower. In a matter…

A Racial Awakening in France, Where Race Is a Taboo Topic

PARIS — Growing up in France, Maboula Soumahoro never thought of herself as Black. At home, her immigrant parents stressed the culture of the Dioula, a Muslim ethnic group from…

Sudan Will Scrap Alcohol and Apostasy Laws, and End Flogging

NAIROBI, Kenya — Sudan will allow non-Muslims to consume alcohol, scrap its apostasy law and abolish the use of public flogging as a punishment as its transitional government eases decades…

Trudeau Adopts a Now-Familiar Tone of Contrition After WE Charity Scandal

After digging in his heels for days, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada changed tack on Monday and apologized for taking part in a decision to award a no-bid government…

Coronavirus Outbreak at U.S. Bases in Japan Roils an Uneasy Relationship

TOKYO — An outbreak of coronavirus cases on United States military bases in Okinawa, Japan, has alarmed the island’s local population, which at times has been at odds with the…

Seoul Mayor’s Secretary Speaks Out About Alleged Abuse

SEOUL, South Korea — The secretary to one of the most powerful political figures in South Korea, Mayor Park Won-soon of Seoul, described suffering years of abuse and sexual harassment…

U.S. Says Most of China’s Claims in South China Sea Are Illegal

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Monday that China’s expansive maritime claims across most of the South China Sea were “completely unlawful,” setting up potential military confrontations…

Bahrain to Execute 2 Shiite Protesters After Years of Desperate Appeals

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Two Bahraini men who say they were tortured into making false confessions were sentenced to death for the fifth time on Monday in what international rights groups…

A Health Worker Raised Alarms About the Coronavirus. Then He Lost His Job.

MILAN — In February, he said the directors of the nursing home where he worked kept him from wearing a mask, fearing it would scare patients and their families. In…