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A Big Disappointment for Democratic Hopes in Myanmar

With a vote in parliament on Thursday, Myanmar shut down any remaining hopes that iconic opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi would be able to run for president later this year, in just the latest sign that the country’s supposed “democratic transition” has stalled.

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The Face of Greek Resistance

Meet the 92-year-old communist who explains why Athens can't capitulate to its creditors.

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Pope Francis Calls for Aggressive Action on Climate Change in Leaked Encyclical

An Italian paper broke embargo and published the document ahead of schedule.

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House Democrats Shoot Down Obama’s Trade Deal

If the president's dream of a Trans-Pacific Partnership is killed on Friday, his own party will have signed the death warrant.

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Turkey’s Kingmaker Hates Turkey’s King

President Erdogan needs the country’s hard-right nationalists to form a government. But will they play ball?

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