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    Why the World Is Watching a Military Takeover in Mali

    Instability in Mali is likely to ripple across West Africa and beyond.

    As the World Gets Tougher on China, Japan Tries to Thread a Needle

    Tokyo has not confronted Beijing as the United States and other allies have, mindful of its neighbor’s economic might and its own limited military options.

    World Population Could Peak Decades Ahead of U.N. Forecast, Study Asserts

    The study, published in The Lancet, said an accelerated decline in fertility rates means the global population could peak in 2064 at 9.7 billion and fall to 8.8 billion by century’s end.
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    Spain
    625,651
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    Iran
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    Germany
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    Military Names New Judge for Guantánamo Bay 9/11 Trial

    The selection of Col. Stephen Keane eliminates one crucial roadblock to restarting pretrial hearings in the long-running case of the five men accused of...

    For Trump, It’s Not the United States, It’s Red and Blue States

    A statement by the president this week was an insight into how he views the country as composed of parts that either are for...

    For Trump, It’s Not the United States, It’s Red and Blue States

    A statement by the president this week was an insight into how he views the country as composed of parts that either are for...

    Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today

    Two drug companies released comprehensive road maps of how they are evaluating their vaccines.

    Rare Hurricane-Force Mediterranean Cyclone Heads for Greece

    This type of storm, dubbed a Medicane, was all but unknown until recent years. It is expected to make landfall in southwestern Greece on...

    Trump Scorns His Own Scientists Over Virus Data

    A public scolding of the C.D.C. chief was only the latest but perhaps the starkest instance when the president has rejected not just the...