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U.S. Secures Vast New Trove of Intelligence on ISIS

American intelligence agencies estimate that nearly 43,000 fighters from more than 120 countries — including 250 Americans among 7,400 Westerners — have gone or tried to go to Syria and Iraq since 2011. While Turkey’s border tightening and other intelligence and law enforcement measures have by some estimates cut in half the monthly flow into Syria and Iraq, American analysts ...

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The Interpreter: Why Security Experts Think Russia Was Behind the D.N.C. Breach

Photo Secretary of State John Kerry with the foreign minister of Russia, Sergey Lavrov, in Vientiane, Laos, on Tuesday. Credit Jorge Silva/Reuters WASHINGTON — Since Democratic National Committee officials first discovered their data networks had been compromised this spring, a growing chorus of experts and officials have seen evidence that the Russian government was responsible. In the months since, the ...

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Solar Impulse 2 plane completes historic global flight

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, July 26 (UPI) — The solar-powered plane Solar Impulse 2 completed its historic flight around the world early Tuesday, as it touched down in Abu Dhabi. The experimental craft was the first entirely solar-powered plane to fly around the world, taking 16 months — and 17 stages — to complete the journey. Advertisement Swiss pilot ...

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Syrian Refugee Arrested in Germany After Fatal Machete Attack

Video Deadly Machete Attack in Germany A 21-year-old refugee from Syria was arrested in southwestern Germany on Sunday after he fatally attacked a woman with a machete, the police said. By TWITTER and REUTERS on Publish Date July 24, 2016. Photo by NONSTOP NEWS, via Associated Press. Watch in Times Video » MUNICH — A 21-year-old refugee from Syria killed ...

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A Sequel to the Paris Climate Accord Takes Shape in Vienna

Scientists estimate that an increase in average global temperatures of three degrees Fahrenheit could tip the planet into a dangerous future of rising sea levels, devastating droughts, extreme storms and shortages of food and water. Studies show that banning HFCs worldwide could prevent an increase of nearly one degree over the next century. “Amending the Montreal Protocol to phase down ...

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Shooting in Munich: What We Know, and What We Don’t

Photo The evacuation of the Olympia Shopping Mall in Munich on Friday. Credit Agence France-Presse — Getty Images A a lone gunman killed nine people and seriously injured 27 others near a shopping mall in Munich late Friday afternoon. The gunman, whose body was found about half a mile from the mall, fatally shot himself, officials said. What We Know ...

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Donald Trump’s Remarks Rattle NATO Allies and Stoke Debate on Cost Sharing

“They have an obligation to make payments,” Mr. Trump said in the interview. “Many NATO nations are not making payments, are not making what they’re supposed to make.” Photo Jens Stoltenberg, NATO’s secretary general and a former prime minister of Norway, in Maryland this month. He expressed alarm over Mr. Trump’s remarks, saying, “Solidarity among allies is a key value ...

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Attacker in Nice Plotted for Months and Had Accomplices, French Prosecutor Says

Photo The Paris prosecutor, François Molins, who handles terrorism investigations in France, at a news conference on Thursday where he gave an update on the Nice attack case. Credit Francois Guillot/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images PARIS — The man who killed 84 people in a terrorist attack in Nice, France, last week planned his assault over several months and got ...

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