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World on a Page
A Murdoch goes rogue, the mysterious Monsieur Hollande, and more.
Friend or Foe in Afghanistan
Why are so many Afghan soldiers turning their guns on the Americans? And can they be stopped?
Graft Or Guanxi?
A bribery probe casts a spotlight on an ancient Chinese term.
Brides for Sale
How human traffickers are cashing in on the Chinese market for North Korean women—and how some victims escape.
Egypt Military’s New Head Honcho
In Egypt, a crucial changing of the guard.
World on a Page
South Korea's tainted tycoon, India's space mission, France's First Lady and more.
A Friend for Julian Assange
But what’s in it for Ecuador’s President Correa?
A Chinese Vision of Tibet
Happy lamas, sacred snows, and nary a dissident in sight.
Stop the Slaughter in Syria!
In a personal plea to the world, the French philosopher argues that as Bashar al-Assad murders his own people, it’s time for the world to drop its alibis, follow the Libyan example, and act to end the killing.
Step Aside, London: Rio’s Next!
Preparations for the 2016 Games will transform the city. By Mac Margolis. Map by Steve Walkowiak
Europe’s Other Sick Man
Portugal takes its medicine and muddles through.
The Iranian Hand
Is the war in Syria becoming a regional struggle?
To Unfriend Al Qaeda
Many in the Taliban are sick of their longtime allies. But how do you dump a terrorist group?
The Kremlin drug czar keeps waging an uphill fight.
Let Them Eat Foie Gras
A Year Later
Britain marks the first anniversary of the riots that convulsed a green and pleasant land.
Mayor on a Wire
Will the Olympics propel Boris Johnson toward 10 Downing?
Get Thee to a Museum
An exhibition explores Shakespeare’s London.
Tiny Bhutan’s Day in the Sun
Bandar of Arabia
The Fire Last Time
One year after the riots, British youth remain restless.
Yuri Milner, Russian Billionaire
Rewarding blue-sky thinkers with $3 million each.
Our Man In Syria?
Who is Manaf Tlass and why do western and regional powers pin their hopes on him?
Foreigners At The Gates
As China grapples with rising nationalism and an influx of foreign residents, the country’s long and contradictory relationship with outsiders is coming to the fore—and it’s turning ugly.
Shattering South Korea’s Ceiling
Samsung’s female employees are breaking through old barriers.
Syria’s Fake First Family
My notorious interview with Mrs. Assad, the first lady of hell.
The Return of Eva Perón
The Hand that Feeds You
Mr. Buddhism Inc.
Shi Yongxin has turned Shaolin into a thriving brand.
The British are Drinking
As the Olympics descend on London, the national gloom continues.
A Big Hug For Hugo
Latin American democracy is in worse shape than you think.