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Pope Francis will be walking a diplomatic tightrope during his first official visit to Myanmar, where hundreds of thousands of stateless Muslims have fled atrocities at the hands of the military. 
Will he heed a plea by a local cardinal and not call them “Rohingya” to placate his hosts in the majority-Buddhist country? 
Roger Cohen, an Op-Ed columnist, argues that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the nation’s leader, has been quiet on the issue to advance political change. “Turning saints into ogres is easy,” he writes.
Montag, 27 November 2017 09:27
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There was rare good news in Yemen: Aid shipments of food and medical supplies have begun re-entering ports weeks after a Saudi-led coalition imposed a blockade. 
But the arrival of lifesaving supplies does not end the pressing crisis that has left 17 million people in danger of starvation. 
Saudi Arabia’s 32-year-old crown prince defended his crackdown on rivals and his plans for a societal overhaul in a rare interview with our Op-Ed columnist Thomas Friedman.
Montag, 27 November 2017 09:26
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Mr. Flynn’s lawyers had been sharing information with Mr. Trump’s lawyers about the investigation by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, who is examining whether anyone around Mr. Trump was involved in Russian efforts to undermine Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
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Freitag, 24 November 2017 09:39
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Security forces in Papua New Guinea stormed a controversial detention center on Manus Island, in an attempt to end a standoff that has drawn international scrutiny to Australia’s refugee policy.

Above, a photo taken by a refugee on Manus Island and released by an Australian activist group. 
The authorities destroyed belongings in the men’s shelters and announced that the men had to leave for alternative facilities on the island. The camp was officially closed on Oct. 31, with electricity, food and water being cut off as hundreds of asylum seekers refused to leave. 
The Times recently sent journalists to visit the Manus Island camp as well as the new facilities the men are supposed to move to. Damien Cave, our Australia bureau chief, shared more photos and stories from that trip.
Donnerstag, 23 November 2017 09:16
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U.S. Navy aircraft carrying 11 people crashes into the ocean off Japan

TOKYO — A U.S. Navy aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers crashed into the ocean southeast of Okinawa on Wednesday afternoon, the Seventh Fleet said.

The aircraft was traveling to the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, which is currently operating in the Philippine Sea, when it crashed.

The Reagan crew is conducting search and rescue operations and personnel recovery is underway, the Seventh Fleet, based in the Japanese port of Yokosuka, said in a statement.

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Mittwoch, 22 November 2017 08:57
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A U.S. airstrike in Somalia killed more than 100 people identified by the Pentagon as Shabab militants. [The New York Times]

Mittwoch, 22 November 2017 08:02
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President Bashar al-Assad made a rare trip out of war-ravaged Syria, visiting Russia and thanking President Vladimir Putin for military intervention he credited with “saving” the country. 
Both are taking part in a summit meeting today for the leaders of Iran, Turkey and Russia that is aimed at ending Syria’s six-year civil war. 
Our reporter recently traveled to Damascus, the Syrian capital, where residents sometimes wonder why they’re still there. “We feel like strangers,” one woman said. “We are living in the same place but we have lost the people who lived here.”
Mittwoch, 22 November 2017 08:01
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For the European Union, the only thing worse than a strong Germany may be a weak one. 
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s failure to form a coalition government has further delayed serious decisions the bloc faces on the eurozone, migration, asylum and defense, as well as Britain’s exit. 
German support is especially important for President Emmanuel Macron of France, who has laid out a striking agenda of European reform. “Macron can’t do it on his own,” one analyst said. 
For more on German politics, here are six of our favorite recent stories.
Mittwoch, 22 November 2017 08:00
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Robert Mugabe — who once proclaimed that “Only God will remove me!” — resigned as president of Zimbabwe shortly after lawmakers started impeachment proceedings. 
Jubilant residents poured into the streets at what seemed to be an abrupt capitulation from the world’s longest-serving head of state. Mr. Mugabe, 93, said he was stepping down for “the welfare of the people.” (Above, Mr. Mugabe’s portrait being removed.) 
A new leader could be sworn in as early as today, the state broadcaster said.
Mittwoch, 22 November 2017 08:00
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Why the DHS believes that a 30–foot tall wall cannot be scaled and a tunnel cannot be built deeper than six feet below ground is not clear.

By: Vanda Felbab-Brown

Editors Note: The following is an excerpt from Vanda Felbab-Brown’s Brookings Essay, The Wall: The real costs of a barrier between the United States and Mexico.In the Essay, Felbab-Brown uses her extensive on-the-ground experience and personal interviews with people living and working at the border to illustrate the economic, environmental, and social impacts that the construction of the wall would have on both the United States and Mexico.

Drug smugglers have been using tunnels to get drugs into the United States ever since Mexico’s most famous drug trafficker, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán of the Sinaloa Cartel, pioneered the method in 1989. And the sophistication of these tunnels has only grown over time. In April 2016, U.S. law enforcement officials discovered a drug tunnel that ran more than half a mile from Tijuana to San Diego and was equipped with ventilation vents, rails, and electricity. It is the longest such tunnel to be found so far, but one of 13 of great length and technological expertise discovered since 2006. Altogether, between 1990 and 2016, 224 tunnels have been unearthed at the U.S.–Mexico border.

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Montag, 06 November 2017 06:59
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