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    Japan, Spain and France find the new coronavirus variant, mostly linked to travel from Britain.

    The discovery of the U.K. variant has prompted more travel restrictions.

    Many Want to Be Japan’s New Leader. Do They Know What Awaits Them?

    The coronavirus, a tanking economy, an aggressive China, a postponed Olympics, a U.S. election: That’s just the start. And any successor will confront those challenges without the stature of Shinzo Abe.

    Japan’s Economy Contracts 7.8 Percent, Worst on Record

    The quarterly slide, an annualized decline of 27.8 percent, coincides with a long and uncertain road to recovery.
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    Total confirmed cases
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    A Top Democrat Warns Against a Hasty Withdrawal of U.S. Troops From Afghanistan

    Senator Jack Reed said he favored seeking an extension of the May 1 deadline for withdrawing troops that President Donald Trump and the Taliban...

    Italian Cliffside Cemetery, and Its Coffins, Carried Away by a Landslide

    Scuba divers are working to retrieve coffins from the sea, but many more are buried under the debris of the landslide.

    Memoir by Amos Oz’s Daughter Divides Family and Shocks Israel

    “He told me I was filth,” Galia Oz writes in her book, “Something Disguised as Love,” among other accusations of physical and emotional abuse....

    To Build Loyalty to China, Hong Kong Rewrites History

    Through new lesson plans and expensive publishing projects, the government hopes to teach future generations a curated lesson about Hong Kong’s past.

    Italy Mourns an Ambassador and His Bodyguard, Killed in Congo

    The killings, reminiscent of an Italian student’s murder in Egypt a few years prior, sparked deep emotions and outrage in Italy, which has been...