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Russians Crowdsource Supplies for Their Army in Ukraine

Russian soldiers in April in downtown Mariupol, Ukraine. There is growing recognition among Russians that their military was woefully underprepared for major conflict.


An Irish National Treasure Gets Set for a Long-Needed Restoration

The Long Room is at the heart of a $95 million conservation project at Trinity College Dublin’s Old Library.


The Fall of the ‘Sun King’ of French TV, and the Myth of Seduction

Hélène Devynck, 55, left, a journalist who has accused Patrick Poivre d’Arvor of raping her, and Cécile Delarue, 43, a journalist who accused him of sexual harassment, this month in Paris.


What Happened on Day 94 of the War in Ukraine

Stefaniia and Ihor Kaniuk mourned their son Yurii Kaniuk in Mykolaiv, Ukraine, on Saturday. The 27-year-old soldier was killed on Monday while fighting in the eastern region of Donetsk.


‘It destroys bunkers’: Russia systematically uses thermobaric warheads in Ukraine.

Russian Solntsepek (Heatwave) multiple thermobaric rocket launchers parading in Moscow in 2020.


U.N. Human Rights Chief Tempers Criticism at End of China Trip

Police officers patrolling in Kashgar, Xinjiang, last year.


Australia Wields a New DNA Tool to Crack Missing-Person Mysteries

Jodie Ward is the director of a new Australian program using DNA phenotyping to help link missing persons with unidentified remains.


Stampede in Nigeria at Church Fair Kills 31

Sandals lay in the street outside the Kings Assembly church in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, on Saturday after a stampede there.


Cardinal Angelo Sodano, Vatican Power Broker Linked With Sex Abuse Cover-Ups, Dies at 94


11 Families in Senegal Welcomed Newborns. A Fire Left Them Devastated.

Women waited for details of what had happened, and when they could retrieve the bodies of their loved ones, outside the Tivaouane hospital in Senegal on Thursday after 11 babies died in a fire there.


Deep in Vatican Archives, Scholar Discovers ‘Flabbergasting’ Secrets

David Kertzer at the library of the American Academy in Rome, after a day of scholarly investigations inside the Vatican’s archives.


Iran Seizes Two Greek Tankers in Persian Gulf

The Prudent Warrior, one of the Greek-flagged oil tankers said to have been seized by Iran on Friday, sailing past Istanbul in 2019.


Pakistan Raises Fuel Prices in Effort to Stabilize Economy

Motocyclists at a gas station in Karachi, Pakistan, on Thursday night just before a fuel price increase took effect.


Iraqi Parliament Expands Law Against Normalizing Ties With Israel

Supporters of Muqtada al-Sadr celebrating in Baghdad on Thursday after Iraq’s parliament passed legislation that broadens the crime of normalizing relations with Israel.


Tropical Storm Agatha Headed to the Mexican Coast

Tropical Storm Agatha moving slowly off southern Mexico on Saturday. It could make landfall as a Category 2 hurricane on Monday, forecasters said.


Sounds of bombardment drown out the ‘last bell’ for the final day of school in Ukraine.

A destroyed school that was used as a base by Russian forces in Vikhivka, Ukraine, on Friday.


Diplomats Fear Russia May Use Syrian Aid as Bargaining Chip in Ukraine

Displaced residents in Syria received boxes of food in April. Experts warn that closing an aid route could force thousands of people to flee the country.


Summer Reading


What Canada Doesn’t Know About Its Guns

Seized firearms were on display during a news conference with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Crime Stoppers in Surrey, British Columbia, in May 2021.


Ukrainian Orthodox Church Breaks With Moscow Over War

Ukrainian Orthodox Christians observing Easter Sunday Mass in Lviv, Ukraine, in April.


Margot Heuman, Who Bore Witness to the Holocaust as a Gay Woman, Dies at 94


Italian Bishops to Examine Clerical Abuse, but Only to a Point

Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, president of the Italian Bishops’ Conference, speaking in Rome on Friday.


A Putin Opponent From Russia Leads Fighters Against His Home Country

The commander of a Ukrainian unit, who identified himself only by his code name Kandalaksha, walked through a trench system on the front lines of the Donetsk region on Sunday. He is from Russia, an anomaly in the mostly Ukrainian unit he leads.


Sensitive Iranian Military Site Was Targeted in Attack

Missiles on display in Tehran in January. Iran develops weapons technology at the nearby Parchin military complex, which was struck on Wednesday.


Russian Academics Aim to Punish Colleagues Who Backed Ukraine Invasion

The Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow.


India’s Supreme Court Orders Police to Respect Prostitutes’ Rights

A rally in Kolkata, India, in April in support of protecting the constitutional rights of sex workers.


Abba Returns to the Stage in London. Sort Of.


Displaced Ukrainians Learn to Detect Mines.

A deactivated landmine used as a teaching aid for the class.


The Uvalde 21: A Tribute to Victims of the Texas Shooting

Mourners in Uvalde, Texas.


China Spins U.N. Human Rights Chief’s Visit as Propaganda

Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations high commissioner for human rights, and Xi Jinping, China’s leader, on a screen in Beijing this week. Her visit has been widely publicized in China.


Global Brands Seek Clarity on Xinjiang

Reports of forced labor of Uyghur people in Xinjiang have made retailers rethink their supply chains.


How an Organized Republican Effort Punishes Companies for Climate Action

Protesters at the Glasgow climate summit last year. A number of banks, investors and companies pledged at the talks to cut their greenhouse gas emissions.


Your Friday Briefing

Commercial space for rent in downtown Moscow.


Why You’re Hearing More About the Pacific Islands

Foreign Minister Penny Wong of Australia at a forum in Suva, Fiji, on Thursday.


‘Tomb of Sand’ Wins International Booker Prize, a First for a Hindi Novel


Russia’s Isolated Economy Is Leading to Scarcity

Damage from Russian shelling on Thursday in Kharkiv, Ukraine.


Your Friday Briefing: Where Were the Police?

A memorial outside the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.


Palestinian Inquiry Accuses Israel of Intentionally Killing Al Jazeera Journalist

Yellow tape marks bullet holes on a tree, and a portrait and flowers create a makeshift memorial, at the site where the Palestinian-American Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was shot and killed in the West Bank city of Jenin.


Johnson Takes Aim at Next Big Political Threat: Soaring Prices in U.K.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaving 10 Downing Street on Thursday.


U.S. Aims to Constrain China by Shaping Its Environment, Blinken Says

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken said the United States would not try to isolate China.


Who Is Protected Against Monkeypox?

A laboratory of the biotech company Bavarian Nordic, which produces a smallpox vaccine that is also effective against monkeypox.


America’s Gun Problem

Prayers at Robb Elementary School.


Concern Grows in China Over Economic Impact of ‘Zero Covid’

The lockdown in Shanghai and sporadic lockdowns elsewhere have had vast repercussions for China’s economy.


Colombia Election: Angry, Mobilized and Voting for Gustavo Petro

A rally for presidential candidate Gustavo Petro in Cartagena, Colombia on May 14.


Film on Expulsion of Kashmir’s Hindus Is Polarizing and Popular in India

An advertisement for the “The Kashmir Files” outside a theater in the old quarters of Delhi in March.


Through a Recession and a Pandemic, the Book Business Is Thriving in Buenos Aires

Carime Morales opened her bookstore, Malatesta, in 2021; it has become a stopping point for neighbors.


Your Thursday Briefing

Mourners at Robb Elementary School on Wednesday.


Senegal Hospital Fire Kills 11 Infants, President Says

President Macky Sall of Senegal at a news conference in Dakar, the capital, this month.


Gambia Says It Will Prosecute Former President for Murder

Yahya Jammeh, then the president of Gambia, campaigning in 2016.


Other Countries Had Mass Shootings. Then They Changed Their Gun Laws.

A prayer vigil for the victims of the Uvalde Elementary School shooting held in downtown Houston on Tuesday.


These U.S. Schools and Universities Are Reimposing Indoor Mask Mandates

Schools in Philadelphia restored their mask mandate on Monday.


Your Thursday Briefing: A Texas School Shooting

A group of men embrace and pray at the entrance of Robb Elementary School on Wednesday in Uvalde, Texas.


E. Gerald Corrigan, Who Helped Ease ’87 Stock Crash, Dies at 80

E. Gerald Corrigan outside the Goldman Sachs building in Manhattan in 2005. He joined Goldman Sachs after an eventful tenure as president of the New York Federal Reserve Bank.


Israel Tells U.S. It Killed Iranian Officer, Official Says

The funeral of Sayad Khodayee, a colonel in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps, in Tehran on Tuesday.


In the U.S., Backlash to Civil Rights Era Made Guns a Political Third Rail

A gunman attacked Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday.


Johnson Says He’s Humbled by ‘Partygate’ Report but Will Go On

A policeman stands guard outside the prime minister’s residence in London on Wednesday.


A Doomed River Crossing Shows the Perils of Entrapment in the War’s East

A Ukrainian soldier atop an abandoned Russian tank in the Seversky Donets river in order to salvage a heavy machine gun left behind, on Wednesday.


Dozens of Migrants Die After Boat Sinks Off Tunisian Coast

Earlier in the week, another group of migrants was rescued by the Libyan Coast Guard.


Europe Greets Monkeypox With a Touch of Fatalism

Working on a monkeypox vaccine at a laboratory near Munich, Germany, on Tuesday.


‘Quantum Internet’ Inches Closer With Advance in Data Teleportation


Putin Visits the Wounded at a Military Hospital in Moscow

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia visited a military hospital in Moscow on Wednesday, as seen in this photograph provided by Russian state-run media.