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Jeremy Corbyn Will Be on Ballot as Labour Party Schedules Election in Britain

Photo Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the opposition Labour Party, in London on Tuesday. He had campaigned for Britain to remain in the European Union. Credit Christopher Furlong/Getty Images LONDON — The governing body of Britain’s opposition Labour Party agreed on Tuesday to schedule a new election for its leadership, and ruled that Jeremy Corbyn, who faced a revolt from ...

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Train Crash in Italy Leaves at Least 10 Dead and Dozens Injured

Photo Two trains collided on a single stretch of track between Ruvo di Puglia and Corato, in southern Italy, on Tuesday. Credit Italian Fire Brigade, via European Pressphoto Agency ROME — Two passenger trains collided head-on in the Puglia region of southern Italy on Tuesday morning, killing at least 10 people and injuring dozens more, a government spokesman said. The ...

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A Saudi Morals Enforcer Called for a More Liberal Islam. Then the Death Threats Began.

Don’t even ask about gay rights. Instead of calls for jihad, what I heard were religious leaders insisting that the faithful obey the state. The Saudi royal family is terrified that the jihadist fervor inflaming the region will catch fire at home and threaten its control. So it has marshaled the state’s religious apparatus to condemn the jihadists and proclaim ...

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Migration to Greece by the Aegean Sea Has Plummeted, U.N. Says

Photo The Kara Tepe refugee camp in Mytilene, Greece. Credit Angelos Tzortzinis/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images The number of migrants risking the perilous voyage from Turkey to Greece via the Aegean Sea has plummeted, according to new figures released by the United Nations, a sign that a deal brokered by the European Union in March to ease the migration crisis ...

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Iraq Report Prompts More Defensiveness Than Regret From Tony Blair

Though he set up the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, intended to counter religious conflict and extremism, its work has been overshadowed by his business interests. Mr. Blair’s wealth, and his willingness to advise nations with poor human rights records such as Kazakhstan, has fueled another strand of criticism: that he was always too impressed by those with power and money. ...

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