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    After Crushing Protests, President of Belarus Exacts Revenge

    Two young journalists received prison sentences for reporting from a demonstration calling for the ouster of President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko. The ruling is part of a broader crackdown on dissent.

    A Decade After the Arab Spring, Autocrats Still Rule the Mideast

    The popular uprisings of 2011 mostly failed, but they gave the region a taste for democracy that continues to whet an appetite for change.

    After Newness Fades, Canada Settles Down to Legal Marijuana

    The national upheaval predicted when Canada became the first major industrialized nation to legalize recreational marijuana has not come to pass.

    Uber, After Buying Postmates, Lays Off More Than 180 Employees

    The layoffs include most of the executive team at Postmates, the food delivery app that Uber bought last year.

    A Year After Wuhan, China Tells a Tale of Triumph (and No Mistakes)

    The Chinese Communist Party’s efforts to hide its missteps have taken on new urgency as the anniversary of the world’s first Covid-19 lockdown nears.
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    Oil Pipeline Bursts Under Ob River in Siberia

    A pipeline carrying partially refined oil under the Ob River in Siberia burst on Saturday and the spill caught fire on the river’s surface.

    Prosecutor Seeks Life Sentence for Americans in Killing of Italian Officer

    Two San Francisco men, she said, instigated a “violent, deadly, disproportionate attack” in a confrontation with plainclothes military police officers.

    The Dalai Lama receives his first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.

    “This injection is very, very helpful,” said the 85-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader.

    Why the Canadian Housing Market Is Soaring in the Pandemic

    The head of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation apologized for forecasting a big drop in housing prices last year.