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Evo Morales’ controversial departure from Bolivia marks the start of the country’s next chapter. But the path ahead is far from clear.
China tested a Mars lander Tuesday and hopes to launch the lander next year. Earlier this year, Chinese scientists successfully landed a moon probe.
Hong Kong’s protests have dominated headlines for months. But today’s crisis has roots in deeper divides with the mainland that date back generations.
Iraq's GDP is growing alongside its oil production, but unemployment and poverty remain high. Its brand of government patronage may explain why.
Ravil Izhmukhametov sits outside his family’s house in the village of Sibilyakovo in Omsk region, Russia, Sept. 1, 2019.
African swine fever’s hit on China’s pork supplies may threaten perceptions of the government and its ability to keep raising living standards.
Water levels reached 74 inches, bypassing the city's usual flood defenses. The mayor has called on Rome to declare a state of emergency.
As clashes between police and the largely student-led protest movement intensify, university students from elsewhere are fleeing Hong Kong.
Brexit has overturned many apple carts in the U.K. Now it is prompting constitutional controversy as the role of a 10-year-old Supreme Court rises.
In good news this week: New Zealand is cracking down on extremist content, Latvia will grant citizenship to all born inside its borders, and more.
Hezbollah amassed great power even as its fighters died in Syria. But the bold uprising in Lebanon has brought quiet Shiite grumblings into the open.
China is limiting development on the Tibetan plateau as it prepares to launch a national parks system based on global best practices and new science.
Pushed by protests and accusations of electoral fraud, President Evo Morales abruptly left for Mexico, leaving Bolivia confused and leaderless.
For many, South Africa’s World Cup win was made all the more sweet by the role of the Springboks’ black captain. But why is he such an exception?
Whether eluding Haiti gunmen, being set up by Hugo Chávez, or spending time with a grateful couple who were part of the French Resistance, the Monitor’s diplomacy writer, Howard LaFranchi, is himself a story that's rich with history and an understanding of global culture.
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