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Mikheil Saakashvili, Ex-President of Georgia, Arrested in Ukraine, Again

Mikheil Saakashvili, Ex-President of Georgia, Arrested in Ukraine, Again

Advertisement MOSCOW — Mikheil Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia, was arrested on Friday in Ukraine during a late-night police raid on an apartment where he had been sheltering after his escape from custody following a rooftop struggle with security ...

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Tillerson Criticizes Saudi Arabia, Citing Its Policies in Yemen and Lebanon

PARIS — The Trump administration’s infatuation with Saudi Arabia — a defining element of President Trump’s early foreign policy — is cooling. The kingdom’s impetuous effort last month to foment a crisis in Lebanon was the tipping point, but administration ...

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The Polish Parliament Reshapes Courts, Drawing Criticism

WARSAW — Poland’s Parliament on Friday adopted widely condemned legislation to reshape the country’s courts, shrugging off criticism from the European Union and local opponents that the measures would threaten the rule of law and place judges more firmly under ...

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Germany Inches Closer to a New, Old Government

Germany Inches Closer to a New, Old Government

Advertisement BERLIN — Germany inched toward a new government on Friday, as leaders from the center-left Social Democrats, the previous partners of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc, agreed to sit down next week for exploratory talks on resuming the arrangement. ...

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Lost in Translation? Pope Ponders an Update to Lord’s Prayer

ROME — It has been a question of theological debate and liturgical interpretation for years, and now Pope Francis has joined the discussion: Does the Lord’s Prayer, Christendom’s resonant petition to the Almighty, need an update? On Wednesday, Pope Francis ...

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Olympic Athletes From Russia, and the Politics of What They’ll Wear

Advertisement The decision by the International Olympic Committee to ban Russia from the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, for widespread doping, but to allow vetted individual athletes to compete on a case-by-case basis as “Olympic athletes from Russia” ...

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E.U. and Japan Reach Deal to Keep ‘Flag of Free Trade Waving High’

Advertisement Economy Supported by E.U. and Japan Reach Deal to Keep ‘Flag of Free Trade Waving High’ ImageA Toyota plant near Nagoya, Japan. The nation’s deal with the European Union would cover a combined market as large as the North ...

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No Turkish President Had Gone to Greece in 65 Years. So Why Now?

Advertisement Recep Tayyip Erdogan became the first Turkish president to visit Greece in 65 years on Thursday, when he met with the Greek prime minister and president. He had twice visited the country as a prime minister, but his first ...

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Britain and E.U. Clear Way for ‘Brexit’ Talks to Proceed

Britain and the European Union on Friday cleared the way to start a crucial new round of talks on British withdrawal from the bloc, overcoming months of deadlock, an internal political standoff in London and days of controversy over the ...

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Europe Edition: Jerusalem, California, Johnny Hallyday: Your Friday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. Here’s what you need to know: •The chief Palestinian negotiatordeclared a radical shift in his goals a day after President Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital: a single ...

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