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What’s Happening With the Hong Kong Protests?

At first, the hundreds of thousands of peaceful Hong Kong demonstrators who took to the streets this June were focused on contentious, local legislation that would have allowed extraditions to the Chinese mainland. But as the list of demands grew in the semiautonomous territory, and as clashes between the police …

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Writing From Real Life, in All Its Excruciating Detail

OSLO — One year after the publication of her novel “Will and Testament,” the Norwegian author Vigdis Hjorth was at home with her two daughters when she received a surprising email. Hjorth’s widely read 2016 book, which tells the story of an Oslo woman who accuses her father of sexually …

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Kurdish Militia Fights Back on Syrian Border

Since the Kurdish authorities asked the government of President Bashar al-Assad for assistance, thousands of Syrian Army troops have flooded into northern Syria for the first time since the government lost control of the region several years ago. But Syrian government troops have stayed clear of the border region near …

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Assad Forces Surge Forward in Syria as U.S. Pulls Back

DOHUK, Iraq — Syrian government forces streamed into the country’s northeast on Monday, seizing towns where they had not stepped foot in years and filling a vacuum opened up by President Trump’s decision to abandon the United States’ Syrian Kurdish allies. Less than a week after Turkey launched an incursion …

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