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ImageThere was a storm, Chancellor Angela Merkel said, but the type surprised some listeners.This week, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany proved that point — memorably.

— It was a triumphant moment for North Carolina Republicans in 2013 when they enacted one of the nation’s most aggressive voter-identification laws.“The history of fraud in North Carolina is mostly in absentee ballots,” said Bill Gilkeson, a former lawyer for the General Assembly who worked on election issues.

Since then, Brussels has initiated steps to penalize Italy under the European Union’s strict excess-deficit rules.Unlike Greece, which was a net recipient of European Union largess, Italy is a net contributor to the European Union’s budget.

ImagePeople protested in 2016 after Republicans in North Carolina tried to weaken the powers of an incoming Democratic governor.supermajorities in the North Carolina General Assembly passed sweeping restrictions on Mr.

Bush, time was running out to pass a desperately needed reform of the criminal justice system.More particularly, criminal justice reform is not a core concern of the Republican base.

VideoFormer President George Bush was eulogized by his eldest son, former President George W.“When the history books are written,” former President George W.

Beijing is now likely to pressure Canada to release her and to press the United States to avoid a trial.He said she was “sought for extradition by the United States” but did not give a reason for what prompted the arrest.

As German chancellor, Ms.ImageIn the summer of 2015, with hundreds of thousands of migrants pushing into Europe, Ms.

ImageThe year’s best movies include, clockwise from top left, “Minding the Gap,” “First Reformed,” “Burning,” “Happy as Lazzaro” and “Private Life.This malaise has other sources, including the effect Netflix and Amazon are having on the big studios.

Today’s indoor cat is a tiger robbed of his dominion, a Lamborghini left idling in the garage.Today’s indoor cat is a tiger robbed of his dominion, a Lamborghini left idling in the garage.

5, 2018ImageA portrait of President Vladimir Putin was carried at a celebration of the anniversary of the annexation of the Crimea by the Russian Federation, in Sevastopol.These are not just Ukrainian ships; they carry the flags of other countries and they have effectively been commandeered by Russia.

Xi did not live up the agreement forged on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit meeting in Argentina.2 trillion, a number that dwarfs the $130 billion in goods that the United States exported to China last year.

CreditCreditElias Williams for The New York TimesJordon Levy could not name a tool, let alone its function, when he started training as an electrician’s apprentice.“I was crying every day,” said Mr.

ImageA visit President George Bush made to the National Grocers Association convention in Florida during the 1992 campaign cemented the impression that he was detached from middle-class life.Here’s what The Times reported in 1992:He signed his name on an electronic pad used to detect check forgeries.

”ImageAbout 155 miles into the Tahoe 200, Dauwalter was still in front and receiving support from her pacer Mike Wilkinson.Dick Dauwalter, Courtney’s father, who was part of her crew during the Tahoe 200, said she had always been a competitor.

As far back as one can trace, political art has been problematic but ultimately necessary, as it forces art outside of its comfort zones and connects artists with the world.As an artist living in exile, I have often found myself crossing the art world’s thin red line, not deliberately but because political reality is what has defined my life.

The special counsel says President Trump’s former national security adviser has provided “substantial assistance” and deserves a light sentence.5, 2018ImageMichael Flynn pleaded guilty to a single count of lying to the F.

While we’re tracking the approach of the British Parliament’s vote on Brexit, we enlisted our London-based correspondent Ellen Barry to take over the top of your daily briefing.”ImageCreditPatrick ChappatteUp to this point, the fate of Brexit was between two relatively predictable players, Britain and the E.

It took many false starts and missed opportunities before the opposing sides agreed to come together and offered us a glimmer of hope to restart a peace process in Yemen.I believe that this week’s meeting in Sweden can bring good news for Al Hudaydah, and for the people of Yemen.

Put simply, Americans miss Bush because we miss the WASPs — because we feel, at some level, that their more meritocratic and diverse and secular successors rule us neither as wisely nor as well.“Those who are mourning the passing of the old Establishment should mourn its many failures, too,” he writes.