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Donald Trump’s Incompetent Foreign Policy

Stefani Reynolds for The New York Times For all the sound and fury, Trump’s foreign policy has few accomplishments. Oct. 16, 2020 Kathleen Kingsbury, acting editorial page editor, wrote about the editorial board’s verdict on Donald Trump’s presidency in a special edition of our Opinion Today newsletter. You can read it here. This month, with […]

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From Miner’s Grandson to Lord Darroch of Kew, With a Touch of Irony

LONDON — For Kim Darroch, Britain’s former ambassador to the United States, the latest jaw-dropping revelations about President Trump’s private comments about the military and the pandemic could easily be a source of vindication or bitterness. Vindication, because years earlier, Mr. Darroch alerted his colleagues to the unfiltered, erratic nature of the American president in […]

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Boris Johnson, Covid, Brexit and the Art of Policy Improvisation

LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain has always taken a seat-of-the-pants approach to governing. But his reversals this week on the two most pressing issues facing the country — the pandemic and Brexit — have been breathtaking, even by Mr. Johnson’s brashly improvisational standards. On Wednesday, alarmed by a resurgence of the coronavirus, […]

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Boris Johnson Facing Revolt Over Northern Ireland Pact

LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit negotiations fell into disarray on Tuesday, as the government’s top lawyer resigned over Mr. Johnson’s plan to override a landmark agreement with the European Union, and one of his own ministers admitted that the changes would break international law. The head of the government’s legal department, Jonathan Jones, […]

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In Britain, an Idea to Reduce Racial Inequality Gains Momentum

Nearly two years ago, the British government seemed to be on the verge of doing something truly novel about racial and ethnic inequality. Theresa May, the prime minister at the time, had adopted a plan to root out one of the causes of differences in incomes that would “create a fairer and more diverse work […]

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