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Yair Lapid, Israel’s New Prime Minister, Played the Long Game to Power

JERUSALEM — Nearly a decade ago Yair Lapid, then the new leader of Israel’s political center, was asked by a television interviewer if he envisaged becoming prime minister after the next election.“I assume so,” he replied, though he had been elected to Parliament for the first time just a week earlier.It was a rookie mistake. Mr. Lapid, then better known as a popular television host, journalist, actor and songwriter, was […]

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The Court vs. the Climate

The Supreme Court has made it harder for the country to fight the ravages of climate change.In a 6-to-3 decision yesterday, the court limited the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to prevent power plants from releasing climate-warming pollution. The court ruled that Congress had not given the agency the authority to issue the broad regulations that many climate experts believe could make a major difference — the kind of regulations that […]

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Landslide in India Buries Dozens, Killing at Least 18

At least 18 people were killed and more feared dead, after days of heavy rainfall set off a landslide in India’s remote and mountainous northeastern state of Manipur.It is the latest tragedy in a country that has been plagued by catastrophic rainfall and flooding in recent months. The extreme weather has destroyed communities, forced evacuations and threatened lives.On Friday, rescue workers in Manipur were still looking for dozens of people, […]

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Xi Jinping Tells a Muted Hong Kong That Political Power Is for Patriots

HONG KONG — Under swarms of security, beneath clouds threatening rain, China’s leader, Xi Jinping, marked the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China with a showcase of just how thoroughly he had transformed and subdued this once-freewheeling city.The police goose-stepped in Chinese military fashion at a flag-raising ceremony and showed off new mainland-made armored vehicles. The city’s streets were empty of the protesters who traditionally gathered by the […]

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At a boarding school in Ukraine, displaced children long for home.

LVIV, Ukraine — In the arched dining hall of a former boarding school in Lviv, Kamila Horbachova and other teenage girls set out dishes as younger children scrambled into seats and then tucked into dinners handed out by the cafeteria staff.These displaced children from eastern Ukraine — most of whose parents were unable to leave critical jobs like those in hospitals or the military — endured a fraught escape, narrowly […]

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Pictures of Brittney Griner in Custody Offer Few Clues to Her Well-Being

Photos of the W.N.B.A. star Brittney Griner being led through a courthouse outside Moscow were released this week before her trial on drug charges that is set to begin on Friday, giving the Western world a rare glimpse of her after four months of being detained in Russia.In some of the photos, a handcuffed Ms. Griner appears worried. She wears a gray T-shirt and round eyeglasses. The wrists of her […]

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‘Mango Man’ Is the Fruit’s Foremost Poet, Philosopher, Fan and Scientist

MALIHABAD, India — Theirs is a friendship of over half a century, the old man and his mango tree.His days, spent with a monk-like contentment knowing that each could be his last, are now largely reduced to the tree’s shade and the tree’s care.The tree, at least 120 years old, was there long before Kaleem Ullah Khan, 82, first came to this field in Malihabad, in the state of Uttar […]

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What to Know About Flight Delays and Cancellations This Summer

More people flew out of airports in the United States on Sunday — 2.46 million according to the Transportation Security Administration — than on any other day so far this year. Thursday and Friday going into this Fourth of July holiday are expected to be even busier, with Hopper, a travel booking app, predicting that nearly 13 million passengers will fly to, from and within the United States this weekend.The […]

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PM facing calls to expel former Tory deputy chief whip

Boris Johnson is facing calls to expel the former Tory deputy chief whip from the party after he dramatically quit following a drunken incident. Chris Pincher, who was responsible for maintaining discipline among Conservative MPs, said he had “embarrassed myself and other people” after having had “far too much” to drink. The Sun reported that he stood down after assaulting two fellow guests at the Carlton Club – a Tory […]

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Spurs complete Richarlison signing

Tottenham have completed the £60million signing of Richarlison from Everton. The Brazil forward has signed a five-year deal at Spurs, moving to London after four years at Goodison Park. Richarlison has now become Tottenham’s fourth summer signing, following Fraser Forster, Ivan Perisic and Yves Bissouma into the north London club. Football managing director Fabio Paratici has wasted little time in handing Spurs boss Antonio Conte the kind of squad reinforcements […]

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