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As a 2-State Solution Loses Steam, a 1-State Plan Gains Traction

As a 2-State Solution Loses Steam, a 1-State Plan Gains Traction

The Israeli settlement of Ariel in the West Bank. Buoyed by President Trump’s declaration on Jerusalem, the Israeli right wing is openly pursuing its goal of a single state from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean.

Citing ‘Crisis of Confidence,’ Academy Calls Off Nobel Literature Prize

Citing ‘Crisis of Confidence,’ Academy Calls Off Nobel Literature Prize

Before the announcement of the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature. The Swedish Academy, rocked by turmoil, will not award the prize this year.

Sarcophagus Found. Contents Unknown. (‘No Guessing, Please.’)

Sarcophagus Found. Contents Unknown. (‘No Guessing, Please.’)

A granite coffin that was discovered in Alexandria, Egypt, this month. Speculation about the contents is rife. “People are saying it might contain Alexander or Cleopatra or Ramses,” one official said. “They don’t know what they are talking about.”

As President, ‘Lula’ of Brazil Opened the Prison. Now He’s an Inmate.

As President, ‘Lula’ of Brazil Opened the Prison. Now He’s an Inmate.

Riot police blocked the entrance to the Federal Police headquarters in Curitiba, Brazil, on Sunday, as supporters of the former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva protested his imprisonment.

Is Trump Serious About Trade War? China’s Leaders Hunt for Answers

Is Trump Serious About Trade War? China’s Leaders Hunt for Answers

The Yangshan container port in Shanghai. China’s trade surplus with the United States has soared.

In Africa, Mystery Murders Put Spotlight on Kremlin’s Reach

In Africa, Mystery Murders Put Spotlight on Kremlin’s Reach

A memorial with portraits of three slain journalists — Aleksandr Rastorguev, Kirill Radchenko Orkhan Dzhemal — at the Russian Union of Journalists’ building in Moscow.

A Moment to Savor: A Saudi Woman Rejoices as Driving Ban Ends

A Moment to Savor: A Saudi Woman Rejoices as Driving Ban Ends

Hessah Alajaji took to the road on Saturday night in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, hours before the driving ban was officially lifted.

Sex Abuse Case Shadows Pope Francis’ Visit to Peru

Sex Abuse Case Shadows Pope Francis’ Visit to Peru

Banners welcoming Pope Francis to Peru on display in Lima last week.

A.N.C. Tells Jacob Zuma to Step Down as South Africa’s President

A.N.C. Tells Jacob Zuma to Step Down as South Africa’s President

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa in 2015. The confrontation between Mr. Zuma and his party, the African National Congress, heightened a power struggle that has paralyzed the country.

Waves of Gazans vs. Israeli Tear Gas and Bullets: Deadliest Mayhem in Years

Waves of Gazans vs. Israeli Tear Gas and Bullets: Deadliest Mayhem in Years

Palestinian protesters gathered near the fence between Gaza and Israel on Monday as clashes with Israeli soldiers intensified.

After 20 Years of Silence, Strangers in Ethiopia and Eritrea Call to Say Hello

After 20 Years of Silence, Strangers in Ethiopia and Eritrea Call to Say Hello

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia, left, and Foreign Minister Osman Saleh Mohammed of Eritrea worked to restore relations between the countries.

Acquittal in Irish Rugby Rape Case Deepens Debate on Sexual Consent

Acquittal in Irish Rugby Rape Case Deepens Debate on Sexual Consent

The Irish rugby player Stuart Olding, center, leaving court in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in March. Mr. Olding and his teammate Paddy Jackson were acquitted in a rape case that has spurred acrimonious debate on sexual consent and male entitlement in elite sports.

Soccer Players and Their Coach Are on the Mend, Thailand Says

Soccer Players and Their Coach Are on the Mend, Thailand Says

Divers played a crucial role to save the trapped members of the Wild Boars soccer team. Using the footage from inside the cave, The Times’s John Ismay, who is a former Navy diver, explains how the divers executed the mission.

Australia’s Immigration Solution: Small-Town Living

Australia’s Immigration Solution: Small-Town Living

Children playing behind St. Patrick's Catholic School in Pyramid Hill, a small town in Australia being revived through immigration.

Florence’s Answer to Mafia Violence: A Painting’s Loving Restoration

Florence’s Answer to Mafia Violence: A Painting’s Loving Restoration

Daniela Lippi putting the final touches on “The “Card Players” by Bartolomeo Manfredi at her studio before the painting’s re-installment in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.

Critics Say He Can’t Beat a Dictator. This Venezuelan Thinks He Can.

Critics Say He Can’t Beat a Dictator. This Venezuelan Thinks He Can.

Henri Falcón, center, a presidential candidate in Venezuela, campaigning in a slum outside Caracas this month.


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