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Articles from September 7, 2016

After Ouster in Brazil, Women Fear Loss of Power ; Politicians Debate What Downfall of Country's First Female President Means
Female politicians across Brazil are debating what the removal of Dilma Rousseff, the country's first female president, means in a male-dominated realm.During the contentious impeachment trial that ousted Dilma Rousseff, Brazil's first female president,...
A.N.C. Unbowed after Vote ; Electoral Losses Do Little to Alter Direction of Party That Governs South Africa
Electoral losses last month have done little to alter the direction of the party that governs South Africa.When South African voters last month handed the African National Congress its worst-ever losses, seemingly chastened party leaders said they would...
Brazil Bank Edges Back from Scandal
Since the arrest of its former chief, Andre Esteves, in connection with the Petrobras investigation, BTG Pactual has reined in its highflying ambitions.BTG Pactual, a once highflying Brazilian investment bank that stumbled badly during a brush with scandal...
Briefly: Science
As compiled by editors of The International New York Times.WILDLIFE Africa's elephants face super-slow reproduction rateAfrica's elephants are widely loved -- and widely endangered. Poachers killed off nearly 30 percent of the continent's savanna elephants...
Chinese Province Issues Rules for Gentler Chicken Slaughter
New voluntary guidelines in Shandong Province are motivated at least as much by commercial considerations as by concerns for animal welfare.In its final hours before being butchered, a chicken deserves to be reasonably comfortable and relatively stress-free....
Duterte Says He Regrets Slur after Talk Is Called off ; Obama Canceled Meeting with Philippine Leader Who Issued Crass Warning
Mr. Duterte used coarse language in warning President Obama not to ask him about killings when they were scheduled to meet in Laos this week.President Obama canceled a meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines scheduled for Tuesday in...
Filipino Addicts, Scared and Alone ; as Drug War Frightens Thousands to Surrender, Most Unable to Find Help
About 687,000 drug users have turned themselves in since President Rodrigo Duterte took office, but the government is proving unprepared to assist them.Rayzabell Bongol, an 18-year-old mother and methamphetamine user, was afraid to die in President Rodrigo...
Fox News Settles Claim by Carlson
In a separate development, Fox News announced that Greta Van Susteren was leaving the network, effective immediately.The parent company of Fox News said on Tuesday that it had settled a lawsuit with its former anchor Gretchen Carlson, who said that Roger...
French Premier Faults Article on Muslims
Prime Minister Manuel Valls wrote that the piece, in which French Muslim women described being discriminated against, painted an "unacceptable image of France because it is false."Prime Minister Manuel Valls of France sharply criticized on Monday a New...
Guerrilla Art Exhibit Unmasks the Face of Terrorism
Above Dizengoff Square, a killer's face and hateful words are on display as part of an Israeli philanthropist's mission to get his country to confront terrorism.TEL AVIV - Eight months after the attack, the killer's face hovered over Dizengoff Street...
Hong Kong Vote Is Thorn in China's Side ; Beijing Will Have to Deal with New Legislators Who Seek Self- Determination
The election of six freethinking young legislators means that Beijing must deal with an indigenous movement elevated to positions of political power.In Canada, it is the Quebecois. In Spain, the Catalans. In Britain, the Scots.Now, China must deal with...
How Fight for Museum Was Won ; Black American Showcase Had to Raise $270 Million and Battle with Congress
The museum had to raise $270 million, navigate Congress and claim land on America's front lawn.Eleven years ago, Lonnie G. Bunch III was a museum director with no museum. No land. No building. Not even a collection.He had been appointed to lead the nascent...
Infinite Quest: A Son Searches for His Mother's Secrets
A son searches for his mother's secrets in a sprawling novel with a bag of postmodern tricks.The Nix. By Nathan Hill. 625 pages. Alfred A. Knopf. $27.95.By the 2020 election season we will doubtless be inundated with thinly veiled romans a clef revolving...
In Our Pages
Highlights from the International Herald Tribune archives: The Germans kill three French in reprisal for sergeant's wounding in 1941; the South African leader, Hendrik Verwoerd, is assassinated in 1966.1941 French Hostages ExecutedVICHY Three French...
NASA's Osiris-Rex Asteroid Mission Is Ready for Flight ; Craft Will Fly to Bennu, Grab Some Rock and Bring It Back to Earth
It will fly to an asteroid named Bennu, grab some rock and bring it back to Earth, where scientists hope to study the pristine ingredients that went into the making of the solar system.The premise behind NASA's Osiris-Rex mission is simple: Fly to an asteroid,...
Obama Seeks to Heal Scars of War in Laos ; U.S. Will Increase Its Aid to Help Clear Unexploded Bombs, President Says
President Obama did not formally apologize for the bombs that the United States had dropped on the country but said that it would raise its aid to Laos.President Obama, declaring that it was time to pull America's secret war in Laos from the shadows,...
Phyllis Schlafly, Conservative Bane of Feminists, Dies at 92
Angered by the cultural transformations of the 1960s, Schlafly led campaigns against Communism, abortion and the Equal Rights Amendment.Phyllis Schlafly, whose grass-roots campaigns against Communism, abortion and the Equal Rights Amendment galvanized...
Reaching out to Heal the Lonely ; Programs Respond amid a Growing Epidemic of Social Isolation
Researchers have linked social isolation to physical illness and to functional and cognitive decline. Programs to reach out to the lonely are growing in response.The woman on the other end of the phone spoke lightheartedly of spring and of her 81st birthday...
Running Low on Drone Pilots, Air Force Turns to Contractors
The Pentagon is increasingly relying on private contractors to operate drones for reconnaissance missions in Afghanistan and Iraq.The American military's extensive use of drones against the Islamic State and other terrorist groups has resulted in a shortage of...
South Sudan to Allow More U.N. Peacekeepers ; American Official Warns That Force's Ability to Ease Conflicts Will Be Limited
An American official warned there was only so much the troops could do in a country beleaguered by massacres, rape and the razing of food supplies.Under intense pressure, South Sudan's beleaguered government has relented and will allow more United Nations...
Spacecraft Is Located on Comet
Scientists have found the space lander, which disappeared in 2014 after a rough landing on the surface of a comet.With its legs poking out of a dark crevice on a speeding comet many millions of miles away, the Philae spacecraft, missing since 2014 after...
Syrians Gain near Aleppo, with Assist from Russia
Russian airstrikes aided the advance, as officials from Russia and the United States reportedly tried to negotiate access for humanitarian aid to the city.Russian airstrikes have helped the Syrian government and allied forces seize critical territory...
The Sum of Its Divine Parts ; Exuberance and Drama on Display in Exhibition of Hans Memling's Work
Humane exuberance and spiritual drama are on display at the Morgan Library & Museum, a showcase of Memling's paintings, drawings by his successors and books.When it comes to jewels, there are Taylor-Burton rocks and discreet heirloom stones. With museum...
Ugly Election Enters a Final, Surreal Stretch
Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump enter the final nine weeks of a presidential race that has defied the expectations of both the American electorate and international observers.Bigot. Racist. Psychopath.Labor Day is barely over, and already the air...
U.N. Chief Still Pursuing a Mystery
Britain and the United States have stonewalled requests by Ban Ki- moon to divulge information on the plane crash that killed his predecessor in 1961.A few days from now, the anniversary of one of the most enduring international mysteries will slide...
U.S. Unlikely to Rule out Option of First Strike ; Aides Have Told Obama That Such a Guarantee Would Undermine Allies
Aides have told the president that such a guarantee would undermine allies and embolden Russia and China.President Obama, who has weighed ruling out a first use of a nuclear weapon in a conflict, appears likely to abandon the proposal after top national...
'Viktor' Is Vintage Pina Bausch, Complete with Gravedigger ; Structure and Narrative Are Not Frameworks for This Choreographer's Work
Structure and narrative are not frameworks for works by this choreographer, which consist of vignettes that build by accretion.Death is omnipresent. The stage is an enormous grave, with 20- foot-high mud walls forming cliffs around its perimeters. At...
Why Airgas Was Finally Cashed Out
After a bitter battle with a rival intent on taking over the company he founded, Peter McCausland grew tired of fighting big shareholders.Big shareholders do not always play nice.They strip away founders' responsibilities. They side with activist hedge...
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