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Why Asia, the Pandemic Champion, Remains Miles Away From the Finish Line

Shoppers in Beijing this month. China has signaled that coronavirus restrictions may be here to stay.

Fake Coronavirus Tests May Have Helped Fuel India Outbreaks

Devotees gathering for the Kumbh Mela festival in Haridwar, India, in April.

Shifting Focus, NATO Views China as a Global Security Challenge

Chinese soldiers during a training exercise in Xinjiang in January.

Far-Right March Tests New Israeli Coalition, Amid Hamas Threats

Prime Minster Naftali Bennett of Israel, right, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, center, and Minister of Defense Benny Gantz in Parliament in Jerusalem on Sunday after the vote on the new government.

Shi Zhengli, A Virologist in Wuhan, Speaks Out Against 'Lab Leak' Theory

Shi Zhengli inside a laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in 2017.

For Israel’s Netanyahu, the Official Residence Became a Fortress

Protesters filled the streets outside the prime minister’s residence on Balfour Street in Jerusalem in December.

French Companies Admit Problems at Nuclear Plant in China

The Taishan Nuclear Power Plant, a French-Chinese project, under construction in Guangdong Province in 2013. The plant said Sunday that no leaks had been detected.

England Extends Covid Restrictions a Month

Outdoor dining in London on Monday. The government extended Covid-19 restrictions for several more weeks, a delay intended to allow millions more vaccines to be administered.

Roman Protasevich, Jailed Belarusian Activist, Claims to Have Renounced His Views

Roman Protasevich, left, at a news conference in Minsk on Monday, where he praised the Bealrusian leader and apologized for his previous actions. Although he said he had not been coerced into participating, several journalists left the room in protest.

France Drops Rape Investigation of Prominent Intellectual

The intellectual Olivier Duhamel resigned from all his positions, including as head of the governing board of the prestigious Sciences Po university, after the accusations.

Gov. Gavin Newsom marks California’s reopening with a lottery, a Hollywood robot and no mask.

Gov. Gavin Newsom announcing a $1.5 million prize in the third of 10 “Vax for the Win” drawings as California reopens Tuesday.

Once, Superpower Summits Were About Nukes. Now, It’s Cyberweapons.

President Biden, in Brussels Monday for a NATO meeting, has promised to raise the issue of cyberattacks with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia when they meet in Geneva on Wednesday.

China, Its Military Might Expanding, Accuses NATO of Hypocrisy

Fighter jets on the aircraft carrier Liaoning during a 2018 Chinese military drill in the East China Sea. China can now flex its military power in ways that were unimaginable a few years ago.

Hungary Adopts Child Sex Abuse Law That Also Targets LGBT Community

Protesters gathered near the Parliament building in Budapest on Monday in support of the L.G.B.T. community.

Police in Pakistan Spark Outrage With Free Burger Demands

China, Russia Team Up for a Space Race With the U.S.

A Russian spacecraft taking off for the International Space Station in April. Russian officials have signaled they may pull out of the space station once the current agreement ends in 2024.

Scientists Report Earliest Known Coronavirus Cases in Five US States

A coronavirus testing site in Somerville, Mass., on March 18, 2020. “Given the horrible state of testing, there was never any doubt we were missing most early transmission,” said one scientist.

Suicide Blast at Military Training Camp in Somalia Targets New Recruits

A Somali soldier who was injured in a suicide bombing attack at a military base leaving a hospital in Mogadishu on Tuesday.

Unvaccinated in Pakistan? You Might Lose Your Cellphone Service

Government employees waiting for vaccines in Peshawar on Friday. The government in another Pakistani province, Sindh, said it would stop paying unvaccinated government workers.

U.S. and E.U. Agree to Suspend Feud Over Aid for Airbus and Boeing

President Biden met with Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission, left, and Charles Michel, president of the European Council, Tuesday in Brussels.

The Amazon Customers Don’t See

An employee sorts items at JFK8, Amazon’s Staten Island warehouse.

England’s delayed reopening is a blow to culture and nightlife.

A closed “Cinderella” in London in February. Andrew Lloyd Webber has said the musical will reopen “come hell or high water.”

Christiane Amanpour Tells Viewers She Has Cancer

Christiane Amanpour in 2018. She said Monday that she had had surgery for ovarian cancer and was undergoing chemotherapy.

New York Times Updates Database That Tracks Gitmo Detainees

The entrance to Camp Delta at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, in 2010. The Guantánamo Docket, a database that tracks men and boys who have been detained there, is one of the longest continually updated digital projects undertaken by The Times.

Covid Vaccine Card: What You Need to Know

A blank Covid-19 vaccination record card; a filled-in version has become many people’s prized possession.

Your Tuesday Briefing

President Biden talking with NATO’s secretary, Jens Stoltenberg, in Brussels on Monday.

Departure of Netanyahu Provides Biden a Chance for Better Ties

President Biden has long considered Benjamin Netanyahu, the former Israeli prime minister, to be a friend with whom he disagrees, but many administration officials and congressional Democrats disdained him.

What Are The Roadblocks to a Covid Vaccine Passport?

The Heliix Health Passport is only one of many developers are working on as a way of sharing coronavirus vaccine and testing information quickly and securely. 

Newsom Pushes for Tourism Boost as California Reopens

Governor Gavin Newsom speaking at the San Francisco Ferry Terminal about the state's re-opening plan that will begin on June 15, Monday. Most pandemic imposed restrictions will be lifted when the plan goes into effect.

Biden Accuses Trump of Phony Populism at NATO Summit

President Joe Biden speaking in Brussels on Monday evening.

Your Tuesday Briefing

Israel’s new coalition government at the president’s residence in Jerusalem on Monday. It won office in a parliamentary vote on Sunday.

CDC Travel Guidelines: What You Need to Know

Travelers walked through Tampa International Airport in February.

Vermont is the first state to partially vaccinate at least 80 percent of its eligible population.

A man receives a Covid-19 vaccine shot in May at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital in Brattleboro, Vt.

Vatican Warns U.S. Bishops: Don’t Deny Biden Communion Over Abortion

A deserted St. Peter’s Square in April. Despite opposition from the Vatican, conservative American bishops have vowed to press ahead with efforts to deny communion to politicians who support abortion.

Lab-Leak Theory: Kristian Andersen On His Fauci Email and Covid Origins

“Overall, this is a textbook example of the scientific method where a preliminary hypothesis is rejected in favor of a competing hypothesis after more data become available,” Kristian Andersen said.

The Women Leaders of Today, a Times Event

Boris Johnson’s ‘Global Britain’ Makes Shaky Start at G7 Summit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaving a news conference at Carbis Bay in Cornwall on Sunday.

Mass Vaccination Campaign in Thailand Stumbles, Just as Cases Surge

Receiving the Sinovac vaccine at a center in Bangkok last month. Only about 3 percent of the population of Thailand has been fully inoculated.

Israel’s New Coalition Takes First Steps, Including Mending Fences With U.S.

Israel’s new coalition government at the president’s residence in Jerusalem on Monday. It won office in a parliamentary vote on Sunday.

A Covid Update

Members of the Brownsville, Texas fire department provide vaccine doses to homebound residents.

What to watch for in today’s NATO summit.

President Biden is welcomed by Prime Minister Alexander De Croo of Belgium in Brussels on Sunday.

Hollywood Take on Christchurch Massacre Provokes Anger in New Zealand

A makeshift memorial in Christchurch, New Zealand, in March 2019. 

England’s Plan to Reopen Could Be Delayed by 4 Weeks

Outdoor dining in London on Monday. The government extended Covid-19 restrictions for several more weeks, a delay intended to allow millions more vaccines to be administered.

Exploring Greece’s Unseen Corners

Traditional attire in the hilltop city of Vathia.

Your Monday Briefing

Israel’s new prime minister, Naftali Bennett, center right, and Yair Lapid after the Knesset’s vote.

Netanyahu Ousted as Israeli Parliament Votes in New Government

Israel’s new prime minister, Naftali Bennett, right, and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid after the Knesset’s vote on Sunday.

Netanyahu Opponents Celebrate at Tel Aviv Rally

Celebrations in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square on Sunday night.

The new government is expected to hold the line on big security issues.

Israeli nationalists marching last month. The new government will have to decide whether to permit a march planned for Tuesday through Arab neighborhoods.

G7 Nations Take Aggressive Climate Action but Hold Back on Coal

President Biden during a news conference at the end of the G7 summit in Cornwall, England, on Sunday.

G7 Leaders Offer United Front as Summit Ends, but Cracks Are Clear

President Biden speaking with reporters in Cornwall at the end of the G7 summit on Sunday.

Tumult Disrupts Israeli Parliament as Netanyahu Era Ends

Naftali Bennett, a right-wing politician who became Israel’s prime minister on Sunday, told members of Parliament, “We stopped the train a step before the abyss.”  

Your Monday Briefing

Yair Lapid, left, and new prime minster, Naftali Bennett, on the floor of the Knesset after the vote.

On top of Bennett’s to-do list is coordinating with the U.S.

Mr. Bennett, in his speech at the Knesset on Sunday, said that renewing the nuclear agreement with Iran would be a mistake.