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Retired From the Brutal Streets of Mexico, Sex Workers Find a Haven

Retired From the Brutal Streets of Mexico, Sex Workers Find a Haven

A ceramics workshop at Casa Xochiquetzal, a shelter for retired prostitutes in Mexico City. Residents have to take part in two daily crafts and cooking workshops.

White House Orders Direct Taliban Talks to Jump-Start Afghan Negotiations

White House Orders Direct Taliban Talks to Jump-Start Afghan Negotiations

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, center, met with President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan during a visit to Kabul earlier this month.

Powerful Indonesia Earthquake Kills at Least 82

Powerful Indonesia Earthquake Kills at Least 82

People in western Lombok, Indonesia, pulling a motorcycle from a damaged home near a mosque on Monday.

Mysterious Bank Deposits Fueled Suspicion of Former C.I.A. Officer

Mysterious Bank Deposits Fueled Suspicion of Former C.I.A. Officer

Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 53, is awaiting transfer to federal court in Northern Virginia, where he was charged.

Israel’s Secret Operation to Recover the Watch of a Legendary Spy

Israel’s Secret Operation to Recover the Watch of a Legendary Spy

Eli Cohen in Damascus, Syria, in the early 1960s, wearing the watch that was recovered in a secret operation and brought back to Israel.

Israel Celebrates Its 70th Israeli Style: With Rancor and Bickering

Israel Celebrates Its 70th Israeli Style: With Rancor and Bickering

An Israeli Air Force aerobatic team rehearsing on Monday for Israel’s 70th Independence Day celebration.

These Women Survived Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries. They’re Ready to Talk.

These Women Survived Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries. They’re Ready to Talk.

The back wall of the old Gloucester Laundry, the last of Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries, in Dublin.

Curious About the Lives of North Korea’s Isolated Athletes? Here’s a Glimpse

Curious About the Lives of North Korea’s Isolated Athletes? Here’s a Glimpse

Only two North Korean athletes — the figure skaters Ryom Tae-ok and Kim Ju-sik — qualified for the Pyeongchang Olympics on merit.

As Deadline on Nuclear Deal Nears, Israel and Iran Issue Warnings

As Deadline on Nuclear Deal Nears, Israel and Iran Issue Warnings

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel said on Sunday that “a deal that enables Iran to keep and hide all its nuclear weapons know-how is a horrible deal.”

Europe Averts a Trade War With Trump. But Can It Trust Him?

Europe Averts a Trade War With Trump. But Can It Trust Him?

President Trump meeting with Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, and other trade officials at the White House on Wednesday.

Brexit Plans Raise Fears of Food Shortages and Jammed Ports

Brexit Plans Raise Fears of Food Shortages and Jammed Ports

The port of Dover in 2016, under heightened entry checks. Thousands of trucks pass through the port every day, and Britain sources over 40 percent of its food from abroad. Delays at the port are crippling.

Coming Out in Lebanon

Coming Out in Lebanon

Alexander Paulikevitch, a dancer and choreographer, on the roof of his building in Beirut, Lebanon.

KFC Has a Problem in Britain: Not Enough Chicken

KFC Has a Problem in Britain: Not Enough Chicken

A closed branch of KFC in Bristol, England, on Tuesday. The chain has 900 restaurants in Britain, its fifth-biggest market.

Island or Rock? Taiwan Defends Its Claim in South China Sea

Island or Rock? Taiwan Defends Its Claim in South China Sea

Itu Aba is a small strip of land in the South China Sea occupied by Taiwan. Its name in Chinese is Taiping, which means peaceful or tranquil.

For 9 Hours, Cubans Got Internet in an Unusual Place: Everywhere

For 9 Hours, Cubans Got Internet in an Unusual Place: Everywhere

A young Cuban checking his phone at an internet hot spot on a street in Havana. On Tuesday, Cubans were able to surf the internet beyond the confines of designated public hot spots.


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