Olympics, pandemic and politics: There’s no separating them

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TOKYO — Over and over, year after year, the stewards of the Olympics say it: The Games aren't supposed to be political. But how...

Muslims mark Eid al-Adha holiday in pandemic’s shadow

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CAIRO — Muslims around the world were observing Tuesday yet another major Islamic holiday in the shadow of the pandemic and amid growing concerns...

Turkey aims for dialogue with Taliban on Kabul Airport plan

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ISTANBUL — Turkey’s president said Tuesday his country will talk with the Taliban regarding Turkey’s bid to operate and secure the airport in the...

Ugandan who fled pre-Olympics camp found in central Japan

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TOKYO — A Ugandan athlete who fled during pre-Olympics training in western Japan last week has been found and is being interviewed by police,...

Long-banned athlete protest acts expected at Tokyo Olympics

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TOKYO — Athlete activism is making a comeback at these Olympic Games. ...

Climate envoy says US, China must end world’s ‘suicide pact’

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LONDON — U.S. climate envoy John Kerry called on China to join America in urgently cutting greenhouse gas emissions and described the international alliances...

An Olympics like no other, Tokyo perseveres to host Games

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TOKYO — It's an Olympics like no other — and the Tokyo Games are surely that — but this is an event that has...

Macron among 14 heads of states on potential spyware list

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BOSTON — French President Emmanuel Macron leads a list of 14 current or former heads of state who may have been targeted for hacking...

American father, son sent to Japan prison in Ghosn escape

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TOKYO — A Tokyo court handed down prison terms for the American father and son accused of helping Nissan’s former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, escape...

Japan girds for a surreal Olympics, and questions are plenty

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TOKYO — After a yearlong delay and months of hand-wringing that rippled across a pandemic-inflected world, a Summer Games unlike any other is at...