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Venezuela in Crisis: Guaidó vs. Maduro

The opposition leader Juan Guaidó is challenging the country's president, Nicolás Maduro, whose re-election last year was widely considered rigged.
Tags: Elections, News, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Maduro, Nicolas, Politics And Government, Legislatures and Parliaments, Caracas (Venezuela, Juan Guaido


Can Macron Talk the Yellow Vests Into Submission? He Will Try

Early indications suggest the French president may be turning a corner after weeks of stunned retreat, even as he tests the patience of his opponents.
Tags: News, France, Macron, Politics And Government, Emmanuel (1977-, Yellow Vests Movement


China Appears to Block Microsoft’s Bing, Despite Company’s Own Censorship

A block, if permanent, would signal that foreign companies can do little to get in Beijing’s good graces as it tightens its grip on online content.
Tags: News, China, Censorship, Search Engines, Software, Beijing, Bing, Microsoft Corp, Computers and the Internet, Politics And Government, China Appears to Block Microsoft, Bing Despite Company


Dream Act Is Approved in N.Y. to Aid Undocumented Students, in Rebuke to Trump

The Democratic-led State legislature waded into the battle over immigrants’ rights, passing the Dream Act to secure financial aid for undocumented students.
Tags: Elections, News, Tuition, New York State, Trump, Democratic Party, State Legislature, Politics And Government, Colleges and Universities, State Legislatures, Scholarships and Fellowships, Immigration and Emigration, Financial Aid (Education


Juan Guaidó: From Relative Unknown to Self-Declared President of Venezuela

The 35-year-old opposition leader just swore himself in as Venezuela’s interim president. Who is he?
Tags: News, Venezuela, Trump, Maduro, Nicolas, Politics And Government, Donald J, Legislatures and Parliaments, Juan Guaido


New York Approves Aid for Undocumented Students in Latest Rebuke to Trump on Immigration

The Democratic-led State legislature waded into the battle over immigrants’ rights, passing the Dream Act to secure financial aid for undocumented students.
Tags: Elections, News, Tuition, New York State, Democratic Party, State Legislature, Politics And Government, Colleges and Universities, State Legislatures, Scholarships and Fellowships, Immigration and Emigration, Financial Aid (Education


World Leaders at Davos Call for Global Rules on Tech

Leaders from Japan, China, Germany and South Africa say that international rules are needed for tech, but there is no consensus on details.
Tags: News, Privacy, South Africa, World Economic Forum, Politics And Government, International Trade and World Market, Japan China Germany


Who Is Juan Guaidó? Venezuela’s Young Opposition Leader

A new leader, Juan Guaidó, is reviving Venezuela’s discredited opposition, seizing on deteriorating conditions and the growing lack of recognition for Mr. Maduro abroad.
Tags: News, Venezuela, Demonstrations, Mike, Juan, Pence, Maduro, Nicolas, Politics And Government, Protests and Riots, Legislatures and Parliaments, Caracas (Venezuela, Juan Guaido, Guaido


How Juan Guaidó Rose From Being Virtually Unknown to Lead Venezuela’s Opposition

A new leader, Juan Guaidó, is reviving Venezuela’s discredited opposition, seizing on deteriorating conditions and the growing lack of recognition for Mr. Maduro abroad.
Tags: News, Venezuela, Demonstrations, Mike, Juan, Pence, Maduro, Nicolas, Politics And Government, Protests and Riots, Legislatures and Parliaments, Caracas (Venezuela, Juan Guaido, Guaido, Juan Guaidó Rose


Chinese-Australian Writer Yang Hengjun Disappears in China

A former Chinese official with Australian citizenship, Mr. Yang flew from New York to Guangzhou despite friends’ warnings that it was too dangerous.
Tags: New York, News, Australia, China, Missing Persons, Guangzhou, Yang, Yang Hengjun, Politics And Government, Writing and Writers, Feng Chongyi


China Proceeds With Belt and Road Push, but Does It More Quietly

Ever since President Xi Jinping unveiled a plan to link Asia, Europe and Africa with building projects, Beijing has hailed it as central to its foreign policy. China has turned down the volume on its plan.
Tags: News, China, Africa, Beijing, Xi Jinping, World Economic Forum, Asia Europe, Foreign Investments, Politics And Government, Roads and Traffic


The Interpreter: A Second Brexit Vote Could Worsen the Chaos Created by the First

The first vote on whether Britain should leave the European Union created more problems than it solved. A second could do much the same — or even worse.
Tags: News, European Union, Britain, Great Britain, Politics And Government, Referendums, Great Britain Withdrawal from EU (Brexit, Polls and Public Opinion


In Poland, the Limits of Solidarity

The murder of Pawel Adamowicz, the mayor of Gdansk, revealed “absolutely horrifying” political polarization.
Tags: News, United States, Poland, Solidarity, Trump, Murders, Kaczynski, Gdansk, Pawel Adamowicz, Politics And Government, Donald J, Attempted Murders and Homicides, Jaroslaw, Law and Justice (Poland, Solidarity (Poland, Civic Platform (Poland


Brazil’s Bolsonaro Is the Face of Populism at the Davos Forum

President Jair Bolsonaro set the tone for a Davos gathering with many U.S. and European leaders absent this year, dealing with crises back home.
Tags: News, Davos, Switzerland, Brazil, World Economic Forum, Davos Forum, Economic Conditions and Trends, Politics And Government, United States Politics and Government, United States International Relations, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro, Jair (1955-


Did Australia Poke a Hole in Your Phone’s Security?

A law passed last month allows the authorities to compel tech companies to build tools to bypass their products’ encryption. It has global implications.
Tags: News, Privacy, Australia, Smartphones, Apple Inc, Computer Security, Facebook Inc, Law and Legislation, Computers and the Internet, Politics And Government, WhatsApp Inc


As Venezuela Crumbles, Opposition Led by Juan Guaidó Sees an Opportunity

A new leader, Juan Guaidó, is reviving Venezuela’s discredited opposition, seizing on deteriorating conditions and the growing lack of recognition for Mr. Maduro abroad.
Tags: News, Venezuela, Demonstrations, Mike, Juan, Pence, Maduro, Nicolas, Politics And Government, Protests and Riots, Legislatures and Parliaments, Caracas (Venezuela, Juan Guaido, Guaido


Kansas Lawmakers Defect to Democrats as G.O.P. Struggles in Suburbs

Four moderates from the Kansas City metro area have changed parties in the last month, reflecting a national realignment on a key partisan battleground.
Tags: Elections, News, Kansas, Republican Party, Kansas City, Sykes, Suburbs, Johnson County, Stephanie, Barbara, Clayton, State Legislature, Kan, Dinah, Politics And Government, Voting and Voters


How Huawei Wooed Europe With Sponsorships, Investments and Promises

As the Chinese telecommunications giant faces scrutiny over its security, its careful cultivation of European governments and customers is at risk of unraveling.
Tags: Europe, News, China, Computer Security, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, Wireless Communications, Computers and the Internet, Politics And Government, Telephones and Telecommunications, Espionage and Intelligence Services, Cellular Telephones, Huawei Wooed Europe With Sponsorships Investments


If Mark Zuckerberg Wants to Talk, Britain Is Waiting

Facebook leadership has a history of lashing out instead of opening up.
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Social Media, Zuckerberg, Great Britain, Facebook Inc, Computers and the Internet, Politics And Government, Cambridge Analytica, Mark E


Deadly Mexico Pipeline Disaster Poses Major Test for New President

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s response to a blast that killed dozens, many stealing fuel, has exposed a central tension between two of his policy vows: fighting crime and lifting the poor.
Tags: News, Mexico, Poverty, Unemployment, Pemex, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Lopez Obrador, Politics And Government, Oil (Petroleum) and Gasoline, Crime and Criminals, Pipelines, Robberies and Thefts, Andres Manuel, Explosions (Accidental, Hidalgo (Mexico


Roe v. Wade Is at Risk. Here’s How to Prepare.

Abortion rights are under threat from the Supreme Court. But states can take critical actions.
Tags: Florida, News, Supreme Court, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Alabama, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Abortion, Nevada, Medicaid, Rhode Island, Vermont, New York State, Women's Rights, Trump


Theresa May Offered Plan B for Brexit. It Looks a Lot Like the Defeated Plan A.

The prime minister may be hoping that as the Brexit deadline approaches, lawmakers will vote for her plan despite misgivings.
Tags: News, European Union, Brexit, Great Britain, May, Politics And Government, Great Britain Withdrawal from EU (Brexit, Legislatures and Parliaments, Theresa M


A Mayor Is Murdered, a Country Hums With Violence

In Poland, hateful language is ubiquitous. Its consequences can be deadly.
Tags: News, Poland, Mayors, Politics And Government, Law and Justice (Poland, Civic Platform (Poland, Flights (Book


An Effort to Bring Fracking to Britain Hits Pause

Cuadrilla Resources has stopped its hydraulic fracturing in Lancashire and pulled equipment off the site. The future of fracking in Britain remains uncertain.
Tags: News, Britain, Earthquakes, Natural Gas, Lancashire, Great Britain, Hydraulic Fracturing, Politics And Government, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, Cuadrilla Resources, Lancashire (England


Theresa May Offers Plan B for Brexit. It Looks a Lot Like the Defeated Plan A.

The prime minister may be hoping that as the Brexit deadline approaches, lawmakers will vote for her plan despite misgivings.
Tags: News, European Union, Brexit, Great Britain, May, Politics And Government, Great Britain Withdrawal from EU (Brexit, Legislatures and Parliaments, Theresa M


A Country Humming With Violence

In Poland, hateful language is ubiquitous. Its consequences can be deadly.
Tags: News, Poland, Mayors, Politics And Government, Law and Justice (Poland, Civic Platform (Poland, Flights (Book


A League of Their Own, as Few Arab Leaders Attend Summit

The red carpet was there as the Arab League held its fourth economic and social summit. But it was trod upon by only the smallest of feet.
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Lebanon, Aoun, Berri, Arab League, Politics And Government, Arabs, Beirut (Lebanon, Michel (1935-, Nabih


A League of Their Own, as Only 3 Arab Leaders Attend Summit

The red carpet was there as the Arab League held its fourth economic and social summit. But it was trod upon by only the smallest of feet.
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Lebanon, Aoun, Berri, Arab League, Politics And Government, Arabs, Beirut (Lebanon, Michel (1935-, Nabih


Denied Use of Roundabouts, Can Yellow Vests Stay United, Visible and Viable?

People who felt abandoned found an unlikely sense of community at the traffic circles. Without such a central gathering place, will the movement dissipate or get swept up in extremist politics?
Tags: News, France, Demonstrations, Macron, Politics And Government, Protests and Riots, Emmanuel (1977-, Yellow Vests Movement


Grace Notes: Two New Jobs, One Mission: Fighting the Trump Administration

Julie Menin brought the Grammys to New York. But now she is overseeing the city’s role in the 2020 census and defending it against federal actions.
Tags: New York, News, New York City, Bill, Census, De Blasio, Ross, Trump, Julie, Commerce Department, Census Bureau, Menin, Julie Menin, Politics And Government, Donald J, Trump Administration