Melancholy was the most pervasive and elusive of Renaissance diseases, and Robert Burton (1577-1640) its most dedicated, even obsessive, chronicler.
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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a crisis meeting with his top security officials after an air attack on Turkey’s military inside Syria left at least 22 troops dead.
Starbucks Corp. is reopening cafes across China after the coronavirus outbreak forced widespread closures last month. “With the number of new cases in China slowing, we are seeing the early signs of a recovery in the region.
NATO is a slightly odd collection of countries. Some of its 29 members fought wars against each other. Some are sparring even now over territory and influence. One—Turkey—is busily stirring the pot over everything from Syria to Libya to control of energy sources in the eastern Mediterranean.