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He Is Senegalese and French, With Nothing to Reconcile

“I was lucky that my French and Senegalese families both acted very warmly toward my parents. I received a lot of love from both...

How ‘Friends’ Helps People Around the World Learn English

Language teaching has changed in recent years.“Friends” may have endured as a teaching tool in part because the internet has made it accessible to...

They Call It ‘Insane’: Where Myanmar Sends Political Prisoners

The prison was already packed, its population more than double its 5,000-person capacity. Recent prisoners include two American journalists and an Australian economic adviser....

Unleashed but (Mostly) Masked, British Tourists Return to Portugal

After enduring a winter of strict lockdown, and a spring that saw a gradual reopening but lousy weather to spend it in, the first...

A Week of Big Blows for Big Oil

For environmentalists, it was a week of victories. For the oil and gas companies they vanquished, as well as Alberta and the other parts...

Zimbabwe Authorities Arrest Local Reporter Working for The New York Times

The authorities in Zimbabwe have arrested a freelance reporter who works for The New York Times and accused him of improperly helping two other...

Life Under Occupation: The Misery at the Heart of the Conflict

An eviction in East Jerusalem lies at the center of a conflict that led to war between Israel and Hamas. But for millions of...

Canadian Lawmaker Is Exposed on Camera for a Second Time

OTTAWA — For the second time in just over a month, a member of Canada’s Parliament has apologized for exposing himself during a virtual...

In Congo, Masses Flee One of the World’s Most Dangerous Volcanoes

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo — Tens of thousands of people jammed highways, crowded boats and set off on foot to flee this major...

Taiwan Prays for Rain and Scrambles to Save Water

TAICHUNG, Taiwan — Lin Wei-Yi once gave little thought to the water sluicing through her shower nozzle, kitchen faucet and garden hose.But as Taiwan’s...

In Rwanda, Macron Tries to Reset Relations With Africa

PARIS — After nearly three decades of recriminations over France’s role in Rwanda’s genocide of 1994, the leaders of the two countries on Thursday...

Last Year, Manitoba Had Virus Under Control. Now It’s a Continental Hotspot.

OTTAWA — Last year the Canadian province of Manitoba seemed to be a model of how to handle a pandemic: Its case numbers were...

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The Rays Don’t Look Like Contenders, but They Play Like Stars

If there were a way to quantify what makes a team interesting, the Tampa Bay Rays would find it. Maybe they already have. They...

Why One American Basketball Team Won’t Be at the Summer Olympics

When three-on-three basketball has its Olympics debut in Tokyo this summer, Latvia will be there. So will Poland. But a men’s team from the...

The French Open Gets Closer to Normal

On Wednesday, Osaka announced on social media that she would not attend news conferences during the French Open, saying they can be damaging to...

Here’s the Arctic Station That Keeps Satellites Connected

Arrayed across a plateau on an island in the high Norwegian Arctic, the 100 geodesic domes of the Svalbard Satellite Station look like abstract...