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China Moves to Allow Xi to Stay in Power by Abolishing Term Limit

China Moves to Allow Xi to Stay in Power by Abolishing Term Limit

President Xi Jinping of China at the Communist Party congress in Beijing last October. Current law restricts the president to two terms.
U.N. Security Council Votes in Favor of Syria Cease-Fire After Week of Bloodshed

U.N. Security Council Votes in Favor of Syria Cease-Fire After Week of Bloodshed

The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously on Saturday in favor of a 30-day cease-fire in Syria.
Saving Koalas, and Other Marsupials, With Milk Almost as Good as Mom’s

Saving Koalas, and Other Marsupials, With Milk Almost as Good as Mom’s

Anne Bigham with some of the koalas she cares for at her home.
European Ex-Officials Deny Being Paid by Manafort to Lobby for Ukraine

European Ex-Officials Deny Being Paid by Manafort to Lobby for Ukraine

Paul Manafort at Federal District Court in Washington this month.
If Trump Rips Up Nafta, Canada May Shrug, Not Shudder

If Trump Rips Up Nafta, Canada May Shrug, Not Shudder

“We will not be pushed into accepting any old deal, and no deal might very well be better for Canada than a bad deal,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said of Nafta in Chicago this month.
Women Are Free, and Armed, in Kurdish-Controlled Northern Syria

Women Are Free, and Armed, in Kurdish-Controlled Northern Syria

Women marching this month on the outskirts of Kobani, Syria, during a protest against a Turkish military offensive in the country. Many are waving the Rojava flag of Kurdish-controlled northern Syria.

Speeding Car Plows Into Students in India, Killing at Least 9

Local news reports said the driver may have been intoxicated, even though consuming alcohol is illegal in Bihar State.
Suspect in Philippine Maid’s Death Arrested in Lebanon

Suspect in Philippine Maid’s Death Arrested in Lebanon

The mother of Joanna Demafelis, a Filipina worker whose body was found inside a freezer in Kuwait, by a casket containing her daughter’s body in Manila..
Anti-Fascist Protesters Rally in Italy as Mussolini’s Heirs Gain Ground

Anti-Fascist Protesters Rally in Italy as Mussolini’s Heirs Gain Ground

Members of Forza Nuova, a far-right party that marches with the straight-armed salute of Mussolini, held a banner reading “Italy to the Italians” during a protest in Bologna this month.
Wave of Taliban Attacks Kills at Least 20 Afghan Soldiers

Wave of Taliban Attacks Kills at Least 20 Afghan Soldiers

The Taliban staged several deadly attacks in Afghanistan on Saturday, including in Lashkar Gah, in Helmand Province.
Malaysia’s Leader Stirs Up a Tempest in a Quinoa Bowl

Malaysia’s Leader Stirs Up a Tempest in a Quinoa Bowl

Prime Minister Najib Razak of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur this month. He said that he preferred quinoa because it was “better than rice.”
Raised by ISIS, Returned to Chechnya: ‘These Children Saw Terrible Things’

Raised by ISIS, Returned to Chechnya: ‘These Children Saw Terrible Things’

Belant Zulgayeva walking with her grandsons in the village of Dachu-Borzoi, outside Grozny, Russia.
France Toughens Stance in Combating Radicals in Prisons and Schools

France Toughens Stance in Combating Radicals in Prisons and Schools

Police officers outside a jail in Marseille in January during a nationwide strike by prison guards.
France’s New Michelin Guide: More Fraternité Than Égalité

France’s New Michelin Guide: More Fraternité Than Égalité

Laureates during the 2018 Michelin Guide presentation in Boulogne-Billancourt, France, this month. Only two were women.
At U.S. Urging, Pakistan to Be Placed on Terrorism-Financing List

At U.S. Urging, Pakistan to Be Placed on Terrorism-Financing List

Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, center, founder of the militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba, in 2017. An international task force has decided to place Pakistan on a terrorism-financing watch list.

Eighteen Killed in Somalia Attacks

Two car bomb blasts in Mogadishu shattered a months-long period of calm Somalia’s capital. The Shabab extremist group claimed responsibility.
Chinese Auto Magnate Buys $9 Billion Stake in Daimler

Chinese Auto Magnate Buys $9 Billion Stake in Daimler

A Mercedes-Benz assembly line operated by Daimler in Sindelfingen, Germany. The company said that the Chinese businessman who owns the Geely automotive group bought a 9.69 percent stake in Daimler.
A Curling Collapse Amid Olympic Success: The Canada Letter

A Curling Collapse Amid Olympic Success: The Canada Letter

Marc Kennedy of Team Canada during the men’s curling semifinal, which Canada lost to the United States.