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News Quiz: Russia, Google, World Series

Compiled by WILL DUDDING, ANNA SCHAVERIEN and JESSICA ANDERSON OCT. 23, 2020 Did you follow the headlines this week? Take our quiz to find out. Last week, 93 percent of respondents knew which senator Jaime Harrison is challenging in November. Only 49 percent knew where BTS sparked outrage with comments made during…

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Swimming to Sanity in Melbourne’s Lockdown

The Australia Letter is a weekly newsletter from our Australia bureau. Sign up to get it by email. This week’s issue is written by Yan Zhuang, a new reporter with the Australia bureau. As Melbourne fights its way out of one of the longest and strictest coronavirus lockdowns in the world, outdoor…

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Trump and Biden’s Final Debate: Your Friday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering the final U.S. presidential debate of 2020, the effects of Europe’s second coronavirus wave and the improbable rise of the #MeToo movement in Iran. ImageThis debate on Thursday night between President Trump, left, and Joe Biden was noticeably…

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Nigeria Protests, Coronavirus, Pope Francis: Your Thursday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering the killing of protesters in Nigeria by security forces, Pope Francis’ support for same-sex civil unions and Azerbaijan’s enthusiasm for war. ImageA Nigerian state security vehicle moved through a crowd of protesters in the Lagos area on Tuesday.Credit…Benson…

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Grenell Pursued Talks Over Change of Power in Venezuela

WASHINGTON — Richard Grenell, a close Trump ally who has served numerous roles in the administration, quietly embarked on a pre-election mission last month that was at least partly intended to persuade President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela to give up power. Mr. Grenell, a vocal and combative supporter of President Trump’s re-election…

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Elliott Broidy Pleads Guilty in Foreign Lobbying Case

WASHINGTON — Elliott Broidy, a former top fund-raiser for President Trump, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to conspiring to violate foreign lobbying laws as part of a covert campaign to influence the administration on behalf of Chinese and Malaysian interests. Mr. Broidy, 63, agreed to forfeit $6.6 million to the federal government and…

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1945: Strike Paralyzes Argentina

Credit…International Herald Tribune Special to The European Edition BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 19. — Firmly in control of the Argentine government, Colonel Juan D. Peron received a tribute yesterday from country partisans in the form of a twenty-four-hour strike, the worst in Argentine history, which paralyzed the normal life of almost the entire…

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As Britain edges toward lockdowns, long-held grievances flare up.

ImageGraffiti in Manchester, England, captured the northern city’s resentment toward the national government.Credit…Mary Turner for The New York Times Britain’s desperate attempt to curb a second wave of the coronavirus has exposed multiple fractures in its politics and society, but perhaps none as jagged as that between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and…

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Nagorno-Karabakh, Coronavirus, Thai Protests: Your Monday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering the growing threat of pandemic fatigue, continuing fighting in the Caucasus and a special section from The Times’s editorial board on Donald Trump. ImageResidents taking shelter in the basement of an apartment building in Stepanakert, in Nagorno-Karabakh.Credit…Sergey Ponomarev…

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China Threatens to Detain Americans if U.S. Prosecutes Chinese Scholars

WASHINGTON — Chinese officials have told the Trump administration that security officers in China might detain American citizens if the Justice Department proceeds with prosecutions of arrested scholars who are members of the Chinese military, American officials said. The Chinese officials conveyed the messages starting this summer, when the Justice Department intensified…

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