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A Russian Master of the ‘Dark Side’ in Film

A Russian Master of the ‘Dark Side’ in Film

Andrey Zvyagintsev is one of the few high-profile artists brave enough to openly criticize the Russian government.

Coming Out in Lebanon

Coming Out in Lebanon

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

A Crackdown on Film Props Angers Hong Kong’s Cinephiles

A Crackdown on Film Props Angers Hong Kong’s Cinephiles

The cast and crew of “Trivisa” at the Hong Kong Film Awards last year. On Thursday, two people involved in the film’s production were given suspended sentences for possession of counterfeit money — bills the defendants said were merely props.

Russia Tried to Shut Down Telegram. Websites Were Collateral Damage.

Russia Tried to Shut Down Telegram. Websites Were Collateral Damage.

Demonstrators threw paper airplanes — the corporate symbol for Telegram — in front of the Moscow headquarters of the F.S.B., Russia’s secret police, to protest a ban on the popular messaging app.

Allies at Cross-Purposes: Trump Puts Europe Into Damage-Control Mode

Allies at Cross-Purposes: Trump Puts Europe Into Damage-Control Mode

Federica Mogherini, the European Union foreign policy chief, answering journalists’ questions in Brussels on Tuesday.

Russia and 4 Other Nations Settle Decades-long Dispute Over Caspian Sea

Russia and 4 Other Nations Settle Decades-long Dispute Over Caspian Sea

The leaders of Iran, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan in Aktau, Kazakhstan, on Sunday after signing an agreement on the status of the Caspian Sea.

Chinese Fans Paid Dearly for World Cup Tickets That Never Materialized

Chinese Fans Paid Dearly for World Cup Tickets That Never Materialized

Fans greeting players after the World Cup match between Argentina and Iceland in Moscow on Saturday. One Chinese fan said he spent four times the face value for a ticket to the match that he never received.

Plan to Exhume Franco Renews Spain’s Wrestle With History

Plan to Exhume Franco Renews Spain’s Wrestle With History

The tomb of the Spanish dictator Francisco Franco at the Valle de los Caídos, or Valley of the Fallen, a giant mausoleum carved into a hillside outside Madrid.

Why the French Are Growing Angry With Emmanuel Macron

Why the French Are Growing Angry With Emmanuel Macron

President Emmanuel Macron of France was interviewed by Jean-Jacques Bourdin of RMC-BFM, right, and Edwy Plenel of Mediapart, in Paris on Sunday.

U.K. Government Backs Bill to Make ‘Upskirting’ a Crime

U.K. Government Backs Bill to Make ‘Upskirting’ a Crime

Gina Martin, right, with her lawyer Ryan Whelan. Ms. Martin started an online petition to make “upskirting” — the practice of taking unauthorized photos under a woman’s skirt — a criminal offense.

Raúl Castro Prepares to Resign as Cuba’s President, Closing a Dynasty

Raúl Castro Prepares to Resign as Cuba’s President, Closing a Dynasty

As Raúl Castro of Cuba steps down, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez steps up. Here’s a look at Mr. Castro’s handpicked successor and what’s ahead for the communist country.

Workers of Germany, Unite: The New Siren Call of the Far Right

Workers of Germany, Unite: The New Siren Call of the Far Right

Guido Reil, a coal miner, in Bottrop, Germany. He was a longtime supporter of the center-left Social Democratic Party, but switched to the far-right Alternative for Germany party, or AfD, two years ago.

What’s the Cure for Ailing Nations? More Kings and Queens, Monarchists Say

What’s the Cure for Ailing Nations? More Kings and Queens, Monarchists Say

Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, at a parade in London in 2016 for the monarch’s 90th birthday.

Raised by ISIS, Returned to Chechnya: ‘These Children Saw Terrible Things’

Raised by ISIS, Returned to Chechnya: ‘These Children Saw Terrible Things’

Belant Zulgayeva walking with her grandsons in the village of Dachu-Borzoi, outside Grozny, Russia.

The New Thing in Hong Kong’s Public Schools: White Students

The New Thing in Hong Kong’s Public Schools: White Students

At Hong Kong’s international schools, like this one, the student body is becoming increasingly Chinese. In the city’s public schools, however, there are more white students than ever before.

Cardinal Law and the U.S.-Rome Sex Abuse Divide

Cardinal Law and the U.S.-Rome Sex Abuse Divide

Cardinal Bernard F. Law in Washington in 2002. The disgraced former archbishop of Boston died in Rome on Wednesday.


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