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Putin’s Ukraine Strategy: Ignore War in Public and Outlast Foes

Destroyed Russian military vehicles sitting at a makeshift open-air museum this month in Kharkiv, Ukraine.

German Plan Would Ease Path to Citizenship, but Not Without a Fight

Mayor Peter Tschentscher of Hamburg, Germany, presenting a certificate at a citizenship ceremony in February at City Hall.

Emilia-Romagna, Italy, May Face More Violent and Frequent Storms

Andrea Ricci, 26, sat exhausted last Saturday on a dinghy that he used to help deliver goods and water to people in the flooded district of Lugo, Italy.

Ukraine NATO Bid Mirrors West Germany’s During Cold War

Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky, delivering a video message at a Council of Europe summit in Reykjavik in May.

Some Canadian Indigenous See Hudson’s Bay Building as Hollow Gift

The Hudson’s Bay Company’s former flagship store, built in 1926, has long been an iconic fixture of downtown Winnipeg.

For These Veterans of U.S. Military, ‘Free’ Health Care Is a 5-Hour Flight Away

Ovenny Jermeto, a veteran from the Marshall Islands, in the waiting room at the Spark M. Matsunaga Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Honolulu.

As Covid Infections Rise, China Rejects a Return to Lockdowns

A tourist shopping street in Beijing last month.

Turkey’s Presidential Runoff Election on Sunday: What to Know

An election poster of Mr. Erdogan in Kayseri. He has tapped the power of his office to appeal to voters and mitigate the effects of inflation.

Official in India Drains Part of Reservoir to Retrieve Phone

A view of the district in Chhattisgarh State, India, where the Paralkot reservoir is.

Ukraine’s Top Commander Signals Counteroffensive Could Be Imminent

A Ukrainian soldier from the 79th Brigade firing toward Russian positions near the town of Marinka in eastern Ukraine last week.

Colombia’s Peace-Whisperer Makes Plenty of Enemies

Leyner Palacios served on the Truth Commission, which spent four years examining Colombia’s internecine conflict, fought between 1958 and 2016.

Alberta Election Tests Conservatives’ Far-Right Shift

Ernestine Dumont, right, and Audrey Cerkvenac at a cafe in Turner Valley, Alberta. Both said they tend to vote conservative but are rethinking their choices.

Belgium Sentences Students Over Hazing Death of Sanda Dia

A photograph of Sanda Dia in his brother’s home in Oostakker, Belgium.

Berlin Police Investigate Roger Waters Over Nazi-Style Uniform

Roger Waters performing in 2012 at Yankee Stadium in New York. He wore a similar outfit at concerts in Berlin last week, for which the German authorities are investigating him.

Summer’s Unofficial Start

Canada Needs to Hurry on A.I. Oversight, Experts Warn

Geoffrey Hinton, a leading expert in artificial intelligence, photographed in 2017 at the University of Toronto.

Russian Missile Strike Hits Ukrainian Hospital

A Russian missile strike destroyed part of a hospital complex in Dnipro, Ukraine, on Friday.

Evan Gershkovich Appeals Russia’s Extension of His Detention

Evan Gershkovich, 31, appearing in court in April after being arrested in late March and accused of espionage.

For Ukraine Military, Far-Right Russian Volunteers Make for Worrisome Allies

Denis Kapustin, in black, the leader of an anti-Putin group of ethnic Russians, has been identified as a neo-Nazi by the Anti-Defamation League.

Russian Public Appears to Be Souring on War Casualties, Analysis Shows

An abandoned Russian tank in a forest north of Kharkiv, Ukraine, in January. Russia’s battlefield casualties could threaten support for President Vladimir V. Putin if concern about them turns the public against the war.

Iran Frees Belgian Aid Worker in Prisoner Swap

In a photo released by the Belgian government, Olivier Vandecasteele stands in a Belgian military plane transporting him back to his country, on Friday.

The Counteroffensive Is Coming

The 80th Air Assault Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces fired a barrage of 122mm Grad rockets in the direction of Bakhmut during a night operation in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine.

Passenger Arrested on Suspicion of Forcing Open Plane Door Mid-Flight

An Asiana Airlines plane sitting on the tarmac after an emergency landing at Daegu International Airport in South Korea on Friday.

How Turkey’s Erdogan Rose to Power

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey greeting supporters in Ankara, Turkey, this month.

Vietnam Activist Jailed for Mocking Official’s Salt Bae Meal

Burhan Sönmez on the Tensions Between Politics and Art in Turkey

Burhan Sönmezm, a writer who is part of Turkey’s ethnic Kurdish minority, sees the upheavals of the Erdogan years as only the latest chapter in an ongoing struggle of Turkish power and Turkish art.

Turkey’s Erdogan Woos Voters in Re-Election Campaign

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey campaigning in the capital Ankara in April.

Gasoline Prices, a Source of Pain Last Year, Have Come Way Down

A gas station in Alexandria, Va., this week. Because gas prices are posted on big colorful signs, they can have a powerful psychological impact on consumers.

Restaurant Chain Franchises Face Scrutiny From the FTC

Franchises are ubiquitous in the American business landscape but concern is rising about the poor disclosure of business risks.

‘Different Standards’: The Struggle of Indigenous Journalists in Australia

Stan Grant announced that he would step back from his television hosting duties after receiving “relentless” racial abuse.

Russia’s Wagner Mercenaries Say They'll Pull Out of Bakhmut

An image released by Yevgeny V. Prigozhin’s press service that it says shows him with Wagner fighters in Bakhmut, Ukraine, on Thursday.

Here’s Why So Many People Are Moving to the U.K.

Ukrainian and British flags hanging outside a bar in Liverpool, England, in May. A large influx of refugees from Ukraine is one factor driving up immigration.

The Search for Madeleine McCann in Portugal Is Over, Police Say

Madeleine McCann went missing shortly before her fourth birthday.

Arctic Squirrels Have a Climate Change Problem

An Arctic ground squirrel on the lookout. Researchers have found that females are emerging from hibernation up to 10 days earlier.

Rwandan Genocide Fugitive Is Arrested After Being on the Run for 30 Years

The Kigali Genocide Memorial in Kigali, Rwanda, in 2019.

Man Arrested in Downing Street Car Crash in London

Police officers stand guard near where a car crashed into front gates on Downing Street in London on Thursday.

Inside Tina Turner’s Quiet Life in Switzerland

Outside Tina Turner’s house in Switzerland on Wednesday. In Küsnacht, she did her own shopping and stood in line at the post office.

Four Killed In Shooting and Stabbing Attack in Japan

U.S. Condemns Deal Allowing Russia to Deploy Nuclear Weapons in Belarus

A photo released by the Russian government shows Russia’s defense minister, Sergei Shoigu, left, with his Belarusian counterpart, Victor Khrenin, in Minsk, Belarus, on Thursday.

Australia Remembers Tina Turner With the Nutbush

Tina Turner performing in Sydney in 1993. Her ties to Australia extend beyond the Nutbush.

How Erdogan Reoriented Turkish Culture to Maintain His Power

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, who is running for re-election on Sunday, has used culture as a lever of power during his two-decade rule.

Ron DeSantis and the ‘Scaffle’ Vote

Photo illustration shows the live Twitter talk with Elon Musk with a background of Ron DeSantis as he announces his 2024 presidential run on his Twitter page, May 24, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

Bou Samnang Lost Southeast Asian Games Race, but Won Praise

UK Net Migration Record Poses Sharp Dilemma for Sunak

Sutton High Street in southwest London is now home to a number of Hong Kong families.

What to Know About Russia’s Capture of Bakhmut in Ukraine

Ukrainian troops firing toward Russian positions near Bakhmut in March.

How Geena Davis Continues to Tackle Gender Bias in Hollywood

Next year will mark two decades since the Academy-Award winning actor created the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media.

Russia is Modifying Soviet-Era Bombs to Use Against Ukraine

Emergency workers inspecting a FAB-500 bomb in Preobrazhenka, Ukraine, last month. The Russian military is also modifying bombs similar to these to become glide bombs.

Airports With the Worst Records for Cancellations and Delays

Your Thursday Briefing

Tina Turner in concert in Los Angeles in 1984.

Fresh From Attack on Russian Soil, Raiders Taunt the Kremlin

Fighters held a news conference in northern Ukraine on Wednesday after staging attacks in Russia.

USS Mannert L. Abele, Navy Ship Sunk in World War II, Is Found

The U.S.S. Mannert L. Abele was sunk in 1945 during the Battle of Okinawa.

Your Thursday Briefing: DeSantis’s Presidential Run

Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida enters the race as Donald Trump’s most formidable Republican rival.

Ukrainians Were Likely Behind Kremlin Drone Attack, U.S. Officials Say

The Senate Palace within the Kremlin wall in Moscow in May, after two drones exploded near its dome in the early hours of the morning.

Prigozhin Forecasts Disaster if Russia Does Not Move Into Total War Footing

Yevgeny V. Prigozhin, the founder of the Wagner mercenary group, in Moscow last month.

Why the ‘Rules’ of Politics Don’t Always Stymie Outsiders to the System

Donald Trump arriving to announce his campaign for president in June 2015.

Chinese Malware Hits Systems on Guam. Is Taiwan the Real Target?

The Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Telecommunications networks are key targets for hackers, and the system in Guam is particularly important to China.

France Bans Short Domestic Flights, But Not Much Changes

The new ban on short domestic flights has one huge loophole, among others: It carves out an exception for Paris Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport, one of Europe’s largest passenger hubs.

Rolf Harris, Disgraced British Entertainer, Dies at 93

A 1964 album by Mr. Harris. He had several hit records in Britain and Australia, and his “Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport” reached No. 3 in the United States.