Italy’s Outdoor Summer Movies See Threat From Ailing Film Industry

ROME — Since the dawn of cinema, Italy’s torrid summers have made outdoor movie showings under the stars a favorite entertainment choice of the season. Even the first Venice Film Festival, in August 1932, was held on the terrace of the Hotel Excelsior at the Lido, the island just off the center of Venice. But this year, several nonprofit cultural More...

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Hong Kong Security Law Redraws Lines, Making Some Ideas Dangerous

HONG KONG — A barge draped with enormous red banners celebrating China’s new security law was sailing across Hong Kong’s famed Victoria Harbor only hours after the legislation passed. The police now hoist More...

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Tokyo’s First Female Governor Sails to Re-Election Even as Virus Cases Rise

TOKYO — In rewarding Tokyo’s first female governor, Yuriko Koike, with a second term on Sunday, voters endorsed her highly visible leadership as the sprawling metropolis has avoided the kind of spiraling More...

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An Ancient Valley Lost to ‘Progress’

In his push for economic development, Turkey’s president has flooded the archaeological gem of Hasankeyf and displaced thousands of families. July 5, 2020 HASANKEYF, Turkey — There was something exceptional More...

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Russia Bounty on Americans: Afghan Acted as Middleman

Just how the money was dispersed to militants carrying out attacks for the Taliban, and at what level the coordination occurred, remains unclear. But officials say the network had grown increasingly ambitious More...

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White House Dismisses Reports of Bounties, but Is Silent on Russia

“I’m interested in hearing the administration speak clearly about their plans that aren’t just hypothetical sanctions sometime out in the future,” said Senator Ben Sasse, Republican of Nebraska. Senator More...

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Boeing’s 737 Max is Being Readied for a Comeback. What Travelers Need to Know.

This week, Boeing completed test flights of its troubled 737 Max airplane to demonstrate that it can fly safely with new flight control software. The Max was grounded in March 2019 after a pair of fatal crashes More...

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Tânio Mendonça, Brazilian Carnaval Samba Composer, Dies at 52

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. The refrain of Tânio Mendonça’s final samba song was definitely of the moment. It called More...

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As Neo-Nazis Seed Military Ranks, Germany Confronts ‘an Enemy Within’

CALW, Germany — As Germany emerged from its coronavirus lockdown in May, police commandos pulled up outside a rural property owned by a sergeant major in the special forces, the country’s most highly trained More...

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South Korea Quarantine Hotel Is Targeted by Angry (and Noisy) Protesters

Under the government’s regulations, people quarantined in hotels cannot leave their rooms, and they can come to the door only four times a day — three times to pick up meals left by staff, and once to leave More...

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