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    Profile: Playwright Takes On Margaret Thatcher and Brexit

    After decades in the political sphere, Michael McManus turned to theater. His play, “Maggie & Ted,” explores the tensions that would pave the way for Brexit. Michael McManus in the…

    Google Blocks More Anti-Kremlin Content as Vote in Russia Winds Down

    The search giant agreed to Moscow’s requests to restrict access to online videos and documents being used by allies of the imprisoned opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny, activists said. A…

    To Unseat Trudeau in Canada’s Election, O’Toole Veers Left

    Erin O’Toole, the Conservative Party leader, has brought his party into a statistical tie in polls with the Liberals. Erin O’Toole, the leader of Canada’s Conservative Party speaking at a…

    In Orban’s Hungary, Pope Urges Bishops to Embrace Diversity

    On a quick trip to the country, Francis met with Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Hungary’s hard-right leader, before celebrating a public Mass. Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Sunday in Budapest…

    Lebanon Gets New Prime Minister Amid Economic Meltdown

    Middle East|Lebanon Gets New Prime Minister Amid Economic Meltdown https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/10/world/middleeast/lebanon-prime-minister-government.html The billionaire Najib Mikati’s new cabinet is Lebanon’s first empowered government in more than a year. It faces the immediate…

    France to Offer Free Contraception for Women Up to 25

    Europe|France to Offer Free Contraception for Women Up to 25 https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/09/world/europe/france-free-contraception.html The government, responding to what it said was a decline in the use of contraceptives among some young women…

    The Real Winner of the Afghan War? It’s Not Who You Think.

    news analysis Pakistan, nominally a U.S. partner in the war, was the Afghan Taliban’s main patron, and sees the Taliban’s victory as its own. But now what does it do…

    In Hungary, an Embattled L.G.B.T.Q. Community Takes to the Streets

    Thousands of people attended the Budapest Pride march, defying efforts by the government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban to marginalize the country’s L.G.B.T.Q. community. Thousands of Pride marchers crossing the…

    Canada Will Reopen Its Border With U.S.

    World|Canada will reopen its border with the U.S. and hopes to allow others in by early September. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/19/world/canada-border-reopening.html Video Canadian officials said fully vaccinated citizens and permanent residents of the…

    France’s New Covid Rules Bring Protests and Record Vaccine Bookings

    Anti-vaccine demonstrators marching past the Louvre in Paris on Saturday.Credit…Kiran Ridley/Getty Images July 19, 2021, 6:57 a.m. ET More than 100,000 people took to the streets across France over the…