06 Nov 1996 - 26 Jan 2022
The Year in Pictures
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By SETH MYDANS
Thaksin Shinawatra has lost control of his country's political process for the first time this decade, and now he appears to be a fugitive from the new Thai government.
By STEPHEN CASTLE AND KATRIN BENNHOLD
For the six months that France held the European Union presidency, President Nicolas Sarkozy dominated the European stage. But has he fundamentally changed the EU, or simply burnished his image?
By KATRIN BENNHOLD AND BASIL KATZ
A package of dynamite planted in a Parisian department store was found by the police Tuesday and removed after a search that threw the streets nearby into confusion.
More than 2 trillion tons of land ice in Greenland, Antarctica and Alaska have melted since 2003, according to a new report.
By KEITH BRADSHER
The Chinese government has quietly begun preventing access again to Internet sites that it had stopped blocking during the Olympic Games, experts said on Tuesday.
By EDMUND L. ANDREWS AND BRIAN KNOWLTON
The Federal Reserve on Tuesday cut its target for a key interest rate to the lowest level on record and pledged to "employ all available tools" to combat a severe financial crisis and prolonged recession.
By BEN WHITE
The bank sidestepped earlier losses by staying out of the high-risk subprime mortgage market and taking an early bet against the U.S. housing industry.
We have to stop wishing for the worlds we want and start dealing with the things themselves.
The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to allow suits over cigarette marketing. Should smokers be allowed to sue cigarette companies for promoting "light" cigarettes?
East Africa Bureau Chief Jeffrey Gettleman reports on efforts to combat piracy in the Gulf of Aden.
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Dune Lawrence: The Chinese government is encouraging college graduates to help transform the countryside.
Dell, once the world's largest PC vendor, tries to catch up with its rivals through acquisitions and investments in design.
Fabio Capello, a proven winner in Italy and Spain, is trying to alter the way the English think.
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