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Carol J. Williams

Carol J. Williams is former senior international affairs writer for the Los Angeles Times. A foreign correspondent for 25 years, she has won five Overseas Press Club awards, two Sigma Delta Chi citations and was a 1993 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in international reporting. She has served as Times bureau chief in Budapest, Vienna, Moscow, Berlin and the Caribbean. A native of Rhode Island and irrepressible Red Sox fan, Williams speaks Russian, German, French and Spanish, and has reported from more than 80 countries. Sheleft The Times in 2015.
Helmut Kohl dies at 87, Germany's 'chancellor of unity' marred by corruption scandal

Helmut Kohl dies at 87, Germany's 'chancellor of unity' marred by corruption scandal

In Havana, Fidel Castro's passing marks the end of an era

Young people who knew of Fidel Castro mainly from TV clips and history books were somewhat nonchalant. But for other Cubans, Castro was one of the towering figures of their lifetimes.

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