North Korea, Angela Merkel, Robert Mugabe: Your Tuesday Briefing

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Germany is locked in a political crisis that is sending tremors across Europe.

The breakdown of talks to form a coalition government raised fresh doubts about the staying power of Chancellor Angela Merkel, perhaps the West’s most ardent defender of democratic values and freedoms. If the deadlock isn’t broken, new elections could be called.

“This is uncharted territory since 1949,” one analyst said. “Not only is this not going to go away soon, there is no clear path out.”

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The Argentine authorities acknowledged that the San Juan submarine reported equipment failure before it went missing six days ago and that satellite signals detected Saturday were not from the craft.

An intense international search for the submarine and its 44 crew members has been hampered by foul weather.

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More accusations of sexual harassment emerge by the day. A second woman says Senator Al Franken groped her while her husband took a photo of them in 2010. Unlike the first accusation, this episode took place when Mr. Franken was in office.

The New York Times suspended a White House correspondent, Glenn Thrush, and said it was investigating after a published report accused him of sexual misconduct.

Here’s our updated graphic of at least 30 men who have been accused of sexual misconduct since the scandal of Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood mogul, broke on Oct. 5.

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And Charles Manson, one of the most notorious killers of the 20th century, died on Sunday. At 83, he had spent most of his life behind bars on convictions in nine murders.

Here’s what became of the members of his murderous band of young drifters, the so-called Manson family, whose victims included the actress Sharon Tate. This video…

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