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Japan Cabinet Ministers Visit Yasukuni Shrine

Shinjiro Koizumi, a rising political star, was one of four cabinet ministers who went to Yasukuni Shrine, which has strong links to Japan’s imperial past.

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‘The Fish Rots From the Head’: How a Salmon Crisis Stoked Russian Protests

Plentiful salmon used to be one of the few perks for residents of Russia’s Far East. Then the fish vanished, and many local residents blamed President Putin.

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China Tones Down ‘Hotheaded’ Nationalism as Relations With U.S. Sink

Beijing is dialing down its belligerence to avoid provocative moves that might give President Trump more opportunities to attack ahead of the November election.

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Looking Behind Trump’s Latest Attack on Canada’s Aluminum Exports

We spoke with an economist in Washington about the U.S. president’s latest trade salvo against his neighboring trade partner.

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U.N. Security Council Rejects U.S. Proposal to Extend Arms Embargo on Iran

The defeat underscored America’s deepening global isolation on Iran. But for the Trump administration, the vote could open a separate path to try to inflict maximum damage on Iran.

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In Diplomatic Doubleheader, U.S. Seizes Iranian Fuel From Ships Headed to Venezuela

The high-seas handover blocked two diplomatic adversaries from evading American economic sanctions. Iran denied it was its fuel.

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Parents, Students and Teachers Give Britain a Failing Grade Over Exam Results

All-important “A-level” tests that determine college placement were canceled this year. In their place, officials designed a complex system of estimated grades that many say treats the disadvantaged unfairly.

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Polish Cleric Retires in Face of Cover-Up Accusations. It’s Not Enough, Critics Say.

Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Archbishop Slawoj Leszek Glodz of Poland, a move seen as a subtle rebuke. But far more is needed to address the abuse of children by priests, advocates say.

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Eusebio Leal Spengler, Who Restored Old Havana, Dies at 77

His decades-long effort to preserve a capital’s colonial buildings turned a former slum into a tourist destination and capitalist success story.

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Workers Join Belarus Protests, as Leader’s Base Turns Against Him

Demonstrators at a huge state-run factory in the capital gave an ultimatum: Unless a fair election is held, they will strike, in a new test of President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko’s rule.

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