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Senators Near Fiscal Deal, but the House Is Uncertain

While Senate leaders praised the progress that was made on a deal to reopen the government and raise the debt limit, it was clear that the most conservative members of the House were not going to go along quietly.

In Iran Talks, Gains in Nuclear Abilities Offer Challenge

Iran’s nuclear abilities have advanced so far that experts say it will take more than an offer to scale back uranium enrichment to assure the West that Tehran does not have the capacity to quickly produce a nuclear weapon.

Minimum Wage Is a Sticking Point for Germany’s Merkel

Chancellor Angela Merkel is against introducing a nationwide minimum wage, but it may be the price she has to pay to build the stable government she has promised voters.

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The Russia Left Behind

A journey through a heartland on the slow road to ruin.

Introducing The International New York Times
The move changes the name of The International Herald Tribune and strengthens The New York Times’ 24-hour, global digital newsroom.
This week, The Times is offering free access to our readers on the Web and iOS mobile apps.
Divining the Future
Challenge From Asia

The economies of China and India will test Europe.

China Dispatches

A new blog delivers timely, engaging news.

Breaking Through Cancer’s Shield

A discovery about how cancers can evade the immune system offers a way to try to thwart their growth.

Hong Kong Journal
As Subway Zips Below, Trams Plod On

Hong Kong’s 109-year-old tram system manages to compete with the speedier subway, in part because riders like its convenience and low cost.

Apple Hires Burberry C.E.O.

Angela Ahrendts will be senior vice president overseeing the strategy and operation of Apple’s retail and online stores, a newly created position.

China Moves to Lower Professor’s Profile

Government efforts to silence a Peking University professor who has criticized Communist rule come as China’s colleges seek out respect abroad.

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Ralph Lauren's New Parisian Dream

The American designer has committed to help restore the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

The Coats of Many Colors

Brightly hued outerwear is a fashion imperative this fall.

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