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Theresa May’s Letter Invoking Article 50

The text of the letter written by Britain’s prime minister to Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, starting the legal process for leaving the European Union.
Venezuela Muzzles Legislature, Moving Closer to One-Man Rule

Venezuela Muzzles Legislature, Moving Closer to One-Man Rule

Amelia Belisario, a deputy of the National Assembly, argued with National Guard members during a protest in front of the Supreme Court in Caracas, Venezuela, on Thursday.
The Interpreter: How Does Populism Turn Authoritarian? Venezuela Is a Case in Point

The Interpreter: How Does Populism Turn Authoritarian? Venezuela Is a Case in Point

Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans took to the streets of Caracas in October to demand a referendum to oust President Nicolás Maduro.
Marijuana on Religious Grounds? A Cannabis Church Opens in Denver

Marijuana on Religious Grounds? A Cannabis Church Opens in Denver

Works of art by Kenny Scharf and Okuda San Miguel adorn the interior of International Church of Cannabis in Denver.
Marijuana on Religious Grounds? A Cannabis Church Opens in Denver

Marijuana on Religious Grounds? A Cannabis Church Opens in Denver

Works of art by Kenny Scharf and Okuda San Miguel adorn the interior of International Church of Cannabis in Denver.
The Interpreter: Western Populism May Be Entering an Awkward Adolescence

The Interpreter: Western Populism May Be Entering an Awkward Adolescence

European far-right leaders gathered in Koblenz, Germany, in January.
Far-Right Leaders Loathe the European Parliament, but Love Its Paychecks

Far-Right Leaders Loathe the European Parliament, but Love Its Paychecks

European Parliament, in Strasbourg, France. Parties on Europe’s far right have drawn a strange legitimacy by winning seats in the Parliament.
Merkel Warns Britain Against ‘Illusions’ About Post-‘Brexit’ Ties

Merkel Warns Britain Against ‘Illusions’ About Post-‘Brexit’ Ties

Chancellor Angela Merkel addressed the German Parliament on Thursday.
Britain Accuses Ghana Lawmakers of Visa Fraud

Britain Accuses Ghana Lawmakers of Visa Fraud

Three members of Parliament and a former lawmaker are said to have abused their diplomatic privileges to help people travel to the United Kingdom.
Zoran Zaev, Macedonian Lawmaker, Is Bloodied in Attack on Parliament by Nationalists

Zoran Zaev, Macedonian Lawmaker, Is Bloodied in Attack on Parliament by Nationalists

Protesters burst into Macedonia’s Parliament, overwhelming the police guarding the building.

‘Neutral Sex’ Designation Is Struck Down in France

The country’s top court ruled against allowing an intersex person born with a genital malformation to obtain civil status as being neither male nor female.
Australian Senator Breast-Feeds in Parliament, and the World Notices

Australian Senator Breast-Feeds in Parliament, and the World Notices

Senator Larissa Waters breast-feeding her daughter on Tuesday at Parliament House in Canberra, the capital of Australia. “It’s quite strange to me that it caused such a sensation,” she said.
Macron’s Victory Explodes France’s Political Landscape

Macron’s Victory Explodes France’s Political Landscape

Emmanuel Macron at a campaign rally in April. For Mr. Macron and his new party, the coming legislative elections are in many ways the third round of the presidential race.
Shaky Coalition in Austria May Give Far-Right Party an Opening

Shaky Coalition in Austria May Give Far-Right Party an Opening

Sebastian Kurz, right, the new leader of the People’s Party, with President Alexander Van der Bellen of Austria in Vienna on Monday.
Marine Le Pen Says She’ll Run for a Seat in France’s Parliament

Marine Le Pen Says She’ll Run for a Seat in France’s Parliament

Marine Le Pen said in a television interview on Thursday that she would run for a French parliamentary seat in June. Ms. Le Pen, the far-right leader of the National Front, lost the presidential
Canada Today: Burning Schoolhouses, Vanishing Ice and Urban Birds

Canada Today: Burning Schoolhouses, Vanishing Ice and Urban Birds

Queen Victoria in about 1885. Canada is the only nation that observes her birthday.
Macedonia Has New Government, but Rocky Road Ahead

Macedonia Has New Government, but Rocky Road Ahead

The new prime minister of Macedonia, Zoran Zaev, on Wednesday in Parliament in Skopje.
Gay Lawmaker, Leo Varadkar, Is in Line to Be Ireland’s Prime Minister

Gay Lawmaker, Leo Varadkar, Is in Line to Be Ireland’s Prime Minister

Leo Varadkar opened his campaign to lead the Fine Gael party in Dublin last month.

To Honor Canadian Natives, a Lawmaker Speaks in Mohawk

A white Canadian member of Parliament gave a short speech in Kanyen’kéha, the disappearing language of the Mohawks, to honor the First Nations of Canada.
For Britain’s Labour Party, a Mild Defeat May Be Worst of All

For Britain’s Labour Party, a Mild Defeat May Be Worst of All

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party, at a campaign event in Birmingham, England, last month.