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    1. PhotoKings Cross train station in London on Dec. 1. The government had already reinstated the mandatory wearing of masks on public transportation in England.
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      With Johnson Under Fire, Britain Introduces Tougher Covid Measures

      People in England will be urged to work from home and have to show proof of vaccination. Critics say the prime minister is trying to deflect attention from a growing outcry over reports his staff flouted Covid rules.

      By Mark LandlerStephen Castle and

  1. PhotoFriends of the Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi displayed posters bearing his image outside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last year, to mark the second anniversary of his killing.
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    Wrong Man Arrested Over Khashoggi Killing, France Says

    The French authorities released a Saudi man who shared the name and age of a suspect in the murder of the dissident writer, saying it was a case of mistaken identity.

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  1. PhotoFiremen and rescue workers at the site of the helicopter crash in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu, that killed Gen. Bipin Rawat on Wednesday.
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    India’s Top Military General Dies in Helicopter Crash

    Gen. Bipin Rawat, who was killed along with his wife and 11 others on board, was in charge of overhauling a military that has struggled to modernize.

    By Suhasini Raj and

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    Germany’s Merkel Hands Over Chancellor’s Office to Scholz

    Chancellor Olaf Scholz and his new cabinet were sworn in, beginning a new chapter for Europe’s largest democracy. Angela Merkel wished him well and called the chancellorship “one of the most beautiful duties there are.”

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  1. PhotoDuring Chancellor Angela Merkel’s tenure, economists say, Germany has neglected digital infrastructure, bungled an exit from nuclear power and become dependent on exporting to China.
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    Merkel Leaves the German Economy With Trouble Under the Hood

    Chancellor Angela Merkel steered Europe through crises, and Germany has boomed during her tenure. But she has ducked changes needed to ensure the success lasts, analysts say.

    By Jack Ewing and

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  1. PhotoMaria Butina, in a Moscow restaurant in October. She made headlines across America when she was convicted three years ago of operating as an unregistered foreign agent.
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    After 15 Months in U.S. Prisons, She Now Sits in Russia’s Parliament

    Maria Butina, convicted of serving as an unregistered foreign agent before and after the 2016 election, insists she “wasn’t a spy” and that her Duma seat is “not a reward.” Her critics call her a Kremlin “trophy.”

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