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Putin, Addressing Russia, Warns West Not to Cross Red Line: Live Updates

War, Peace and Taliban Spreadsheets

Iran Rattled as Israel Repeatedly Strikes Key Targets

Recent security breaches in Iran have some officials calling for an overhaul of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, whose intelligence wing is responsible for guarding nuclear sites and scientists.

90-Year-Old Hong Kong Woman Robbed of $33 Million in Phone Scam

Phone scams have spiked in Hong Kong since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.

South Korean Court Sides With Japan in Wartime Sexual Slavery Case

A statue symbolizing a wartime sex slave near the Japanese Embassy in Seoul on Wednesday.

A Global Tipping Point for Reining In Tech Has Arrived

Putin Warns Biden in Speech

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia at a concert last month marking the anniversary of the annexation of Crimea.

President Moon Jae-in Urges Biden to Negotiate With North Korea

Caving to Islamists, Pakistan’s Parliament Debates Expelling French Ambassador

Supporters of Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan, a militant Islamist party, at a protest in Lahore on Tuesday.

Johnson & Johnson to Resume European Union Vaccine Rollout

Waiting for vaccinations in Riga, Latvia, last week.

Quebec’s Ban on Public Religious Symbols Largely Upheld

Protesters entered the Montreal metro with face coverings in protest of Quebec’s religious neutrality law in 2017.

Idriss Déby, President of Chad, Dies After Clashes With Rebels

President Idriss Déby of Chad in 2018. He enjoyed the support of France and the United States because his military forces were seen as key to battling Islamist extremism in the central Sahel region.

Idriss Déby Dies at 68; Poor Herder’s Son Became Chad’s Longtime Autocrat

Idriss Déby in 2018.

In Ireland, a Grocery Chain Addresses ‘Period Poverty’ With Free Products

A Lidl supermarket in Dublin last month.

A Very Rare Conviction

Reactions to the guilty verdict at George Floyd Square in Minneapolis.

Antibody rates among Black and Hispanic New Yorkers are double those of others, new estimates show.

At a coronavirus testing site in Harlem last year.

A New Bird Flu Jumps to Humans. So Far, It's Not a Problem

Health workers culled ducks from a farm in Kerala State, India, in January, after a strain of the H5N8 bird flu was detected in the area.

Your Wednesday Briefing

People celebrate the guilty verdict at George Floyd Square in Minneapolis.

Coal Is Set to Roar Back, and So Are Its Climate Risks

Workers unloaded coal from a cargo ship in Gabtoli, Bangladesh, in 2019.

U.N. Presses Dubai on Fate of Princess Latifa

An image from a video released in February in which Sheikha Latifa said she feared for her life.

Chancellor’s Race Presents Germans With a Challenge to Change

The Chancellery in Berlin is seen at night in February.

Your Wednesday Briefing

In a Charged Environment, France Tackles Its Model of Secularism

President Emmanuel Macron in Montpellier on Monday.

Journalist Absar Alam Shot After Criticizing Pakistan Military

Absar Alam in 2016, when he was chairman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority in Islamabad.

After a Tragedy at Sea, a Wrecked Ship Becomes a Powerful Symbol in Italy

Dementia Risk After Age 50 Increases With Less Sleep, Study Says

The study followed nearly 8,000 people in Britain for about 25 years, beginning when they were 50 years old.

On the Menu at a Lunch in Italy: Protected Songbirds

Bramblings in flight. An official who wants to remove protections for some songbirds called the species “a delicacy.”

Can Policing Change?

Police and protesters in Brooklyn Center, Minn., this month.

Finland Is Again the World's Happiest Country, Report Finds

Soaking in the sun in Helsinki in February.

Alarm in Ukraine as Russian Forces Mass at Border

Ukrainian soldiers north of Luhansk, in eastern Ukraine, on Friday. Moscow has used the pretext of a separatist conflict to pressure the country after its Westward-looking revolution.

Your Tuesday Briefing

Family fills out medical forms prior to receiving their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine in Dearborn, Mich.,on Friday, April 16, 2021.

U.N. Reports Surge of Migrant Children Entering Mexico, Destined for U.S.

Migrant children from Central America at a shelter for unaccompanied minors in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, in March. 

Handful of Unconfirmed Reports Are Being Examined After J.&J. Pause

Containers of Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine in Bay Shore, N.Y., in March.

A confused federal effort to retrieve Americans overseas in the initial outbreak led to safety risks, a new report says.

Americans arriving from Wuhan, China, disembarked from a State Department-chartered plane to board buses at March Air Reserve Base near Los Angeles in January 2020.

Your Tuesday Briefing

Patients with breathing problems inside an ambulance waiting to enter a Covid-19 hospital in Ahmedabad, India, on Monday.

Emergent BioSolutions halts operations at its Baltimore plant, where J.&J. doses were ruined, at the F.D.A.’s request.

Emergent has a federal contract to produce Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine.

France Enabled 1994 Rwanda Genocide, Report Says

Photographs of victims of the 1994 genocide at the Genocide Memorial in Kigali, Rwanda, this month.

Israel plans a testing program to let children go where the vaccinated can.

A teenager receiving a vaccination in Tel Aviv, Israel, in January. No coronavirus vaccine has yet been authorized for people under 16. 

Looted Objects From Afghanistan Are Returned

A bronze mask of Silenus, circa 2nd Century, was among the objects handed over to Afghanistan in a ceremony on Monday.

‘Follow the Party Forever’: China Plans a Communist Birthday Bash

A poster in Beijing advertises the film “Sacrifice,” one of several propaganda films that has been shown in theatres nationwide ahead of the Chinese Communist Party’s centenary.

Greece relaxes some quarantine rules as it prepares to welcome back tourists.

A group of Dutch visitors stayed in isolation at a resort hotel in Rhodes, Greece, last week, as part of a trial for the reopening of tourism.

In effort to block variants, Hong Kong bans flights from three countries and empties an apartment block.

Airport staff members lining up to collect coronavirus testing kits at Hong Kong International Airport in February.

U.N. Panel Is Scathing in Its Criticism of a British Report on Race

A protest outside Downing Street during a Black Lives Matter march in London in 2020.

Delhi Locks Down as Virus Surges Again in India

Patients with breathing problems inside an ambulance waiting to enter a Covid-19 hospital in Ahmedabad, India, on Monday.

Australia and New Zealand Begin Travel Bubble, Reuniting Families

Travelers from New Zealand are welcomed at Sydney International Airport on Monday. 

Aleksei Navalny Is Transferred to Hospital for Vitamin Treatment

Aleksei A. Navalny at a court hearing in Moscow in February. His personal doctors have reported that he is suffering from severe symptoms they call life-threatening.

Irrational Covid Fears

Traffic in Los Angeles.

German Greens and Conservatives Choose Chancellor Candidates

Annalena Baerbock was named by Germany’s Greens on Monday as their candidate for chancellor. 

New York spent $1.5 billion on its convention center. Will anyone come?

Construction workers at the Javits Center in New York this month.

Wildfire Deals Hard Blow to South Africa’s Archives

By Sunday evening, a special-collections reading room at the university’s library had been gutted by the blaze, according to officials.

All U.S. States Have Met Biden's Vaccine Expansion Deadline

A mass vaccination event for teachers at Carteret High School in Carteret, N.J., this month.

Fleeing a Modern War, Syrians Seek Refuge in Ancient Ruins

Children playing among the ruins at the archaeological site of al-Kfeir, in Syria’s northwest.

A Cuba Without a Castro? A Country Steps Into the Unknown.

Fidel Castro, then president of Cuba, and his brother Raúl, then vice president, in Havana in 1978.

The Quiet Arms Race Between North and South Korea is Heating Up

South Korea’s Hyunmoo-2 missile launch at an undisclosed location in 2017.

Russia Expels 20 Czech Diplomats as Tensions Escalate

Police officers detained a pro-Russian demonstrator as protesters gathered in front of the Russian Embassy in Prague on Sunday.

Train Crash in Egypt Kills at Least 11

A crane lifted an overturned railcar on Sunday after the crash of a train heading north from Cairo.

France Will Quarantine Travelers From Four Countries

A passenger at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle International Airport, north of Paris, in January.

Colorado Officials Warn About Fourth Wave of Covid Infections

Health officials say the uptick in Colorado has been fueled in part by the spread of more contagious variants, particularly B.1.1.7.

Marie Supikova, Survivor of Nazi Terror in Czech Village, Dies at 88

Pope Francis Delivers Sunday Blessing in Person After a Month

For the first time in a month, Pope Francis led his Sunday blessing from the window of his office overlooking Saint Peter’s Square in Vatican City.