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Turkey Is Likely to Clear the Way for Finland to Join NATO

Ukrainian soldiers using an armored vehicle taken from Russian forces, in Kramatorsk, eastern Ukraine, on Wednesday.

Russia Detains Wall Street Journal Reporter, Accusing Him of Espionage

A Shepherd, a Cook, a Palace Chef: Making Food With Less Under the Taliban

Amanullah, the pulao master at a popular restaurant in Kabul, preparing to serve the morning’s first customers last month. Since the Taliban took over, what people eat has changed.

Tokyo Olympics Scandal Fouls Hopes for a Sapporo Winter Games

The Sapporo Teine ski resort, which was a venue for the 1972 Winter Games.

Mexico Investigates Migrant Center Fire Deaths as Homicide Case

Migrants spent the night outside of a detention center where at least 38 people died in a fire this week in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.

Ukrainians Directing Soldiers From a Hidden Hub See Bakhmut Going Their Way

The military operations of a major Ukrainian battle group defending the city of Bakhmut from an unnamed location in eastern Ukraine.

Even as U.S. Beckons, European Leaders Head to Beijing

Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany, fourth chair on the right side, met with China’s premier, Li Keqiang, fifth chair on the left, in November in Beijing.

Modi Tightens Grip on India’s Democracy, Wielding the Judiciary

The Congress party leader, Rahul Gandhi, in New Delhi on Saturday after his disqualification as a member of Parliament.

Philippines Ferry Fire Kills at Least 28

A Philippine Coast Guard vessel was deployed to fight the fire on Wednesday night.

How Anti-Israel Protests Cost Indonesia a FIFA Soccer Championship

Banners for the Indonesia 2023 FIFA Under-20 World Cup football tournament in Jakarta on Thursday.

Pope Francis Hospitalized for Respiratory Infection

Pope Francis blessing guests during his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square on Wednesday morning.

What to Know About Protests Over Israel’s Judiciary Overhaul Plan

Protesters blocking a highway in Tel Aviv on Sunday.

Amsterdam Has a Message for Male British Tourists: ‘Stay Away’

A campaign from Amsterdam is aimed at “nuisance tourists” who are planning to “go nuts,” according to the city’s announcement.

The Biggest Battle in Ukraine

Ukrainian military on the street of Bakhmut in December 2022.

Ukraine Goes Dark: NASA Images Drive Home a Nation’s Anguish

Your Thursday Briefing

A team from the International Atomic Energy Agency visited the plant yesterday.

Biden’s Confrontation With Netanyahu Had Been Brewing for Years

Proposed changes to Israel’s judiciary have divided the country and ignited huge protests.

Soldiers Massing Near Ukrainian Nuclear Plant, U.N. Official Warns

The Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant as seen from the city of Nikopol in 2022.

Supreme Court Considers a Mercenary’s Confession and the Confrontation Clause

Justices of the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case stemming from a murder for hire in the Philippines in 2012.

Your Thursday Briefing: How Modi Wields Power

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that those who had accused him of subverting India’s institutions were engaged in a “conspiracy” intended to “finish off the credibility” of those institutions.

Putin’s top security adviser holds talks with India’s prime minister as Moscow seeks closer ties.

Israeli Crisis Shows How Protests Can, and Can’t, Force Change

A protest against the Israeli government’s proposed judicial overhaul outside Parliament on Monday.

AstraZeneca’s Covid Vaccine May Have Posed a Higher Heart Risk for Young Women, Study Shows

Preparing a dose of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine at a temporary site in the City Hall of Hull in northeast England.

Yang Bing-yi, Founder of Dumpling Empire Din Tai Fung, Dies at 96

Vanuatu Strikes a Blow for Climate Justice

Damage from cyclone Kevin in Port Villa, Vanuatu, this month, in an image taken from social media video.

DNA Confirms Oral History of Swahili People

The ruins of Gede, a medieval Swahili coastal settlement in Kenya where researchers are now searching for the remains of less well-to-do Swahili people.

King Charles Arrives in Germany for First State Visit as Monarch

King Charles III and Camilla, the queen consort, standing with President Frank-Walter Steinmeier of Germany and his wife, Elke Büdenbender, at the Brandenburg Gate on Wednesday.

Ukraine Says It Will Use Legal Means to Evict Orthodox Pro-Russia Monks

Priests and monks loaded cars and trucks before a threatened government eviction at the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra monastery on Tuesday.

Obamacare Keeps Winning

Governor Roy Cooper during a bill signing to expand Medicaid coverage in Raleigh on Monday.

How Ukraine’s Battered Steel Industry Galvanized Its War Effort

The Yankees Cap Goes Viral in Brazil: ‘Is It Basketball?’

A large selection of counterfeit Yankees caps on display at a stand in Rio de Janeiro.

The Incredible Challenge of Counting Every Global Birth and Death

Dr. Diana Hidalgo, left, and Dr. Paola Rosero delivering a newborn girl in Mocoa, Colombia.

U.S.-Israel Tensions Over Judicial Overhaul Burst Into Open

Amid tensions with Israel, President Biden told reporters that he was “very concerned” about the events there.

Taiwan’s President Heads to the U.S., Bracing for China’s Retaliation

President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan. She has sought to promote Taiwan’s position as a thriving democracy in Asia and shore up its security and economic ties with the United States.

The head of the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog arrives at Ukraine’s embattled Zaporizhzhia plant.

Rafael Mariano Grossi, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, after visiting the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in September.

Your Wednesday Briefing

Gennadiy Yudin, a police officer, trying to persuade an Avdiivka resident to evacuate on Monday.

Junta Disbands Aung San Suu Kyi’s Political Party in Myanmar

A flag of the National League for Democracy in Yangon, Myanmar, on Feb. 1, 2021, when the military seized power.

Some Ukrainians Refuse to Leave Avdiivka Despite Russian Bombardment

Collecting wood in Avdiivka, Ukraine, this month. In the last few weeks, Russia has intensified its bombardment of Avdiivka and outlying villages.

Kamala Harris, at Former Slave Port in Ghana, Ties Past to Present

“This continent, of course, has a special significance for me personally, as the first Black vice president,” Ms. Harris said.

Your Wednesday Briefing: China’s Billions in Bailouts

Sri Lanka, which received financing from China for construction in Colombo in 2018, is among the debt-ridden countries receiving emergency loans from Beijing.

Russian Girl Sent to Orphanage After Father Criticizes War

Mr. Moskalyov in a Russian courtroom on Monday, the day before he escaped from house arrest.

Lawmakers Rebuke Biden for Bypassing Congress in Trade Deal With Japan

Representative Richard E. Neal of Massachusetts, the Democratic ranking member of the Ways and Means Committee, left, called the deal “unacceptable” in a joint statement on Tuesday.

Biden’s Defense of Global Democracies Is Tested by Political Turmoil

President Biden has said that “democracies have become stronger, not weaker” during his tenure.

2 Killed in Knife Attack at Ismaili Center in Lisbon, Portugal

Police officers outside the Ismaili Center in Lisbon after an attack on Tuesday. “The Ismaili community is shocked and saddened by this incident,” it said in a statement.

King Charles Will Travel to Germany for First Visit as Monarch

King Charles III greeted well-wishers at an event in London last week. He begins his first state visit as monarch on Wednesday.

Behind Protests’ Fury in Israel, Fear of a Quiet Slide From Democracy

Russian Father Flees Before Conviction That May Leave His Daughter in Orphanage

Aleksei Moskalyov looking out from a window of his apartment in Yefremov, Russia, about 150 miles south of Moscow, last week.

Belarus Says It’s Willing to Host Russian Nuclear Weapons

Belarusian and Russian flags at a joint military exercises training site near Asipovichy, Belarus, shortly before Russia invaded Ukraine last year.

With Judicial Overhaul on Hold, Israeli Negotiators Seek Compromise

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose judicial overhaul plan has prompted severe unrest and tensions with Washington, in the Israeli Parliament in Jerusalem on Monday.

At Least 38 Killed in Fire at Mexico Migration Center Near U.S. Border

A fire broke out at a government-run migrant detention facility in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, on Monday night, killing dozens of migrants who were inside.

A Win for Israel’s Protesters

Demonstrators in Jerusalem yesterday.

Royal Fakes: King Charles Impersonators Take Center Stage

Ian Lieber, left, and Charles Haslett both impersonate King Charles III and have seen increased interest in their services.

Torture and Turmoil at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Plant: An Insider’s Account

The Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant as seen from across the Dnipro River from the Ukrainian town of Nikopol last summer.

How to Lift the Fog of War in Ukraine? Try These Playing Cards.

France Fears Pensions Protest Standoff Is Getting More Violent

A protest in Marseille, southeastern France, on Tuesday. The latest demonstrations in France against the president’s pension measure were not as widely attended as those last week.

Elusive ‘Einstein’ Solves a Longstanding Math Problem

The I.O.C. defers discussion on whether Russian and Belarusian athletes will compete in the 2024 Olympics.

Protesting a proposal to allow Russian athletes to return to the Olympics in front of the I.O.C. headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Saturday.

Your Tuesday Briefing

Watching Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech from a store in Tel Aviv on Monday.

U.S. and Japan Reach Deal on Battery Minerals

Katherine Tai, the U.S. trade representative, is expected to sign the agreement on Tuesday.

Netanyahu Attempts Another Juggling Act, Maybe His Toughest Yet

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delayed his plans for a judicial overhaul on Monday.