Olympic Détente Upends U.S. Strategy on North Korea

Olympic Détente Upends U.S. Strategy on North Korea

The White House this week welcomed the announcement but played down its significance, noting that it was not the first time that athletes from the two Koreas had competed together. “Let’s hope that the experience gives the North Korean athletes...
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U.S.-Backed Force Could Cement a Kurdish Enclave in Syria

U.S.-Backed Force Could Cement a Kurdish Enclave in Syria

It would also, he said, hold the line between S.D.F.-held territory and areas held by Syrian government forces, roughly along the Euphrates River. The territory includes large swaths of land captured from the Islamic State by the S.D.F., the Kurdish...
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Trump Comments, Infuriating Africans, May Set Back U.S. Interests

Trump Comments, Infuriating Africans, May Set Back U.S. Interests

“Africa and the African diaspora has contributed significantly to the United States and to its development into the country that it is today,” Clayson Monyela, a spokesman for the South African Department of International Relations and Cooperation, said on...
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Trump Likened to ‘a Dog Barking’ by North Korea’s Top Envoy

Trump Likened to ‘a Dog Barking’ by North Korea’s Top Envoy

Other than Mr. Ri’s remarks, there has been no reaction from the North Korean government or Mr. Kim. But on Thursday, the North’s official Korean Central News Agency reported that Mr. Kim had been visiting orchards. “I feel so good...
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With Combative Style and Epithets, Trump Takes America First to the U.N.

With Combative Style and Epithets, Trump Takes America First to the U.N.

Mr. Trump singled out North Korea, broadening his indictment of the Pyongyang government beyond its pursuit of nuclear weapons to its treatment of its own people and captured foreigners like the American college student who died shortly after being sent...
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Live briefing: United Nations General Assembly Convenes in New York

Live briefing: United Nations General Assembly Convenes in New York

The longest speech was Fidel Castro’s in 1960, at 4 hours and 29 minutes, which the Cuban leader began with these words: “Although we have been given the reputation of speaking at great length, the Assembly need not worry. We...
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Trump Soft-Soaps the U.N. Of Course, It Was Only Day 1 . . .

Trump Soft-Soaps the U.N. Of Course, It Was Only Day 1 . . .

“It appears that he left out the anti-U. N. rhetoric he was so fond of during the campaign and instead recognized the potential of the U.N. to be involved in solving global crises and with an important role to play,”...
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He’s on Wanted Posters in U.S., and Campaign Posters in Pakistan

He’s on Wanted Posters in U.S., and Campaign Posters in Pakistan

A large restaurant on Lakshmi Chowk, a boulevard named after the Hindu goddess of fortune, has been converted into the party’s headquarters, where dozens of volunteers were unfolding banners and posters on a recent visit. One group went over voter...
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Russia’s War Games With Fake Enemies Cause Real Alarm

Russia’s War Games With Fake Enemies Cause Real Alarm

There are fears that Moscow may be moving far more troops into Belarus than it intends to withdraw, establishing a permanent military presence there on the border with NATO countries. And officials in the Baltics and Poland have voiced alarm...
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Trump’s Bid to End Saudi-Qatar Stalemate Ends in Recriminations

Trump’s Bid to End Saudi-Qatar Stalemate Ends in Recriminations

But Friday’s phone call between the emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, and the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, seemed to underscore only how hard it might be to settle the angry, often petty, dispute....
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U.S. Desire for North Korea Oil Cutoff Puts China in a Tight Spot

U.S. Desire for North Korea Oil Cutoff Puts China in a Tight Spot

Mr. Zhang said that if Mr. Trump agreed to a version of a strategy proposed by China to ease the crisis — a freeze of the North’s nuclear program in exchange for suspending joint United States-South Korean military exercises —...
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