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Biden Caught in a Political Bind Over Israel Policy

New buildings at the Israeli settlement of Eli in the West Bank in December.


Two Years After Russia’s Invasion, Ukraine Faces Deepening Fog of War

A Russian strike this week in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, damaged a water filtration plant, cutting the water supply to part of the city.


Human Rights Atrocities Mount in Sudan as War Spirals, U.N. Says

Refugees from the fighting in Sudan line up to board a barge in Renk, South Sudan. A United Nations report documents horrors by both warring sides.


Fire in Valencia, Spain, Leaves Residents Homeless After Panicked Escapes

Firefighters inspect the aftermath of a huge fire that raged through two buildings in Valencia on Friday.


U.S. and British Warplanes Again Strike Houthi-Linked Targets in Yemen

Houthi militants have launched attack drones and cruise and ballistic missiles at vessels in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.


For Car Thieves, Toronto Is a ‘Candy Store,’ and Drivers Are Fed Up

After his previous two cars were stolen, Dennis Wilson installed theft prevention measures, including a steering wheel lock, on his newest vehicle.


Ukraine Marks 2nd Anniversary of Russian Invasion, Determined Despite Setbacks

People lay flowers and other items beneath the destroyed Romanivskyi Bridge in Irpin, Ukraine, on Saturday to mark the anniversary of Russia’s invasion.


Gaza Toilet Shortage Creates Sanitation Crisis

Makeshift tents where displaced Palestinians live in Rafah, a city in the southern Gaza Strip. In a sprawling tent encampment, access to bathrooms is a prevailing concern.


Aleksei Navalny’s Body Was Returned to His Mother, Allies Say

Lyudmila Navalnaya, Aleksei A. Navalny’s mother. On Saturday, she was still in the northern city of Salekhard, near the Arctic prison where Mr. Navalny was reported to have died on Feb. 16.


Hard Lessons Make for Hard Choices 2 Years Into the War in Ukraine

Soldiers with the 31st Separate Mechanized Brigade firing a 122-millimeter howitzer D-30 at a Russian target this week in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine.


Farmers Clash With Police and Macron at Paris Agricultural Fair

The Salon International d’Agriculture in Paris is a rite of passage for French presidents. Emmanuel Macron’s visit on Saturday had an exceptionally rough start.


Ukrainian Family Holds Out Hope Son Will Be Released by Russians

Svitlana Hrebinyk inside her family’s home last week in the town of Trostyanets, in Ukraine’s Sumy region.


Netanyahu Issues First Plan for Postwar Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu circulated his plan on the same day that American, Israeli, Qatari and Egyptian officials began negotiations in Paris.


Henry Rono, Record-Breaking Distance Runner From Kenya, Dies at 72

Henry Rono competing in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, Alberta. He won the gold medal.


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Few Good Solutions as Home Affordability Plummets

Building more houses won’t solve Canada’s affordability problem in many cities, economists say.


Want to Lose a Lot of Money, Fast? Buy a Small Soccer Team in England.

Across England, wealthy investors are pouring vast sums of money into semiprofessional and amateur league soccer teams.


U.S. Warns of Environmental Damage if Vessel Struck by Houthis Sinks

At least one missile struck the Rubymar on Monday night.


Alfred Grosser, Champion of French-German Reconciliation, Dies at 99

Alfred Grosser in his Paris office in 2009. A French citizen since age 12, he was called “one of the architects of postwar reconciliation with Germany.”


Russian Authorities Threaten to Bury Navalny on Prison Grounds, Aides Say

A memorial for late Russian opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny in Zagreb, Croatia, earlier this week.


Want to Play in the Asian Champions League? It Will Cost You.

Urawa Red Diamonds, the 2023 champion, was the rare team to make money off last year’s Asian Champions League.


Head of U.N. Palestinian Aid Agency in Gaza Warns It Is at ‘Breaking Point’


Netanyahu’s Postwar Gaza Plan Clashes With Calls From U.S. and Others

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel has released his most detailed vision yet for the future of Gaza after the war.


German Lawmakers Move Closer to Legalizing Marijuana

Karl Lauterbach, Germany’s health minister, left, and Lisa Paus, the minister for family affairs, senior citizens, women and youth, at the Bundestag, Germany’s Parliament, in Berlin on Friday.


Argentina’s Leader Meets With Blinken, as He Heads to Meet Trump

“Argentina has decided to return to the side of the West,” President Javier Milei of Argentina said after meeting with Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Buenos Aires on Friday.


Biden Announces Major New Sanctions on Russia After Navalny’s Death

President Biden with Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen. The administration’s new sanctions were created by the Treasury, State and Commerce Departments.


Orban Gives Green Light to Sweden’s NATO Bid

Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson of Sweden, left, and Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary in Budapest on Friday. The two met to discuss Sweden’s NATO membership, which Hungary has been blocking for 19 months.


Shamima Begum Loses Appeal Over British Citizenship

Shamima Begum in 2021 in a Syrian refugee camp. Britain has revoked her citizenship, citing national security risks.


At Least 9 Die as Fire Engulfs High-Rise Complex in Spain

One of the two buildings was 14 stories tall; between them, they contained 138 apartments.


As Gaza War Grinds On, Israel Prepares for a Prolonged Conflict

Israeli soldiers on patrol in the Gaza Strip, during a tour for journalists escorted by the Israeli military this month.


Two Years Into Ukraine War, Putin Embraces Strongman Image

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia has been in power since 1999, and is set to extend his rule to 2030 in elections next month.


For Many Ukrainians, It’s a 10-Year Anniversary of War

In 2014, Ukrainians took to Kyiv’s main square to protest the decision by President Viktor F. Yanukovych to forgo closer ties to Europe and instead more closely align Ukraine with Moscow.


Africa’s Donkeys Are Coveted by China. Can the Continent Protect Them?

A shepherd with donkeys in southern Ethiopia last year.


Can Gabriel Attal Win Over France?

Prime Minister Gabriel Attal arriving at Hotel Matignon, the prime minister’s residence, in Paris this month.


Visiting Ukraine, Schumer Pushes GOP to Fund War Effort

In an image provided by the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, Senator Chuck Schumer is shown meeting with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine in Lviv on Friday.


The Regional Immigration Realities That Australia’s Politicians Overlook

In Alice Springs, Australian workers from other states tend not to stay long. But workers from overseas are a different story.


Friday Briefing

As U.S. lawmakers spar over sending more aid, Ukraine is fighting to hold Russia at bay.


France Will Cut Spending as It Sees a Weaker Economy Ahead

A worker at a car refurbishment center in Sainte-Genevieve, northern France, on Thursday. Unemployment in France has ticked up after falling to a 15-year low last year.


Mexico’s President Faces Inquiry for Disclosing Phone Number of Times Journalist

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico revealed the personal cellphone number of a New York Times journalist at a news conference on Thursday.


U.S. to Hit Russia With Sanctions on Over 500 Targets

The Biden administration has become increasingly reliant on using its financial tools to try to damage and isolate Russia’s economy since the war began.


Israel Steps Up Attacks in Gaza Amid Cease-Fire Talks

The aftermath of an Israeli strike on residential buildings and a mosque in Rafah, a city in Gaza, on Thursday.


Biden Lawyers Wrestle With Lack of Congressional Blessing for Houthi Conflict

Houthi recruits in Sana, Yemen, with a sign depicting the cargo vessel Galaxy Leader, which the Houthis hijacked in the Red Sea late last year.


Canadian Court Rules That Killings of Four Muslims Was Terrorism

Tabinda Bukhari, a member of the Afzaal family, speaking to reporters on Thursday in London, Ontario. Her daughter, Madiha Salman, was one of four victims of a truck attack that a judge on Thursday determined was an act of terrorism.


As China Expands Its Hacking Operations, a Vulnerability Emerges

U.S. officials say that a network of contractors used by China for computer infiltration campaigns is weakened by economic problems and rampant corruption in the country.


Friday Briefing: Two Years of War in Ukraine

As U.S. lawmakers spar over sending more aid, Ukraine is fighting to hold Russia at bay.


Biden Called Putin a ‘Crazy S.O.B.’ The Kremlin Called Biden a ‘Cowboy.’

President Biden has been openly critical of President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, particularly since his invasion of Ukraine in 2022.


2 Years Into Russia-Ukraine War, U.S. Campaign to Isolate Putin Shows Limits

Ukrainian soldiers in the Donetsk region. The war has wrecked Russia’s standing with much of Europe, but the country is not as isolated as U.S. officials had hoped.


Navalny and the Mirage of a Different Russia

Aleksei Navalny speaking with his staff outside his headquarters in Moscow in 2013.


China’s Hacker Network: What to Know About the I-Soon Document Leak

I-Soon, a security firm that is part of a network of spies for hire working closely with Beijing, targeted telecommunications firms, online gambling companies and local governments throughout Asia.


U.S. Examined Allegations of Cartel Ties to Allies of Mexico’s President

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico was being investigated by American officials over potential ties to drug cartels.


San Diego Zoo Could Be First in U.S. to Get Pandas From China Again

Pandas playing inside their enclosure at a zoo in China’s southwestern Chongqing municipality.


Navalny’s Mother Blasts Russia Over Son’s Remains as Putin Rides Nuclear-Capable Bomber

Lyudmila Navalnaya, the mother of late Russian opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny, and his lawyer, Alexei Tsvetkov, shown on Monday walking out of an office of the Investigative Committee’s regional department in the city of Salekhard, Russia.


Eiffel Tower Closed by Strike for 4th Day

Workers hold a banner that reads “Eiffel Tower employees on strike,” at the Paris monument on Thursday.


1974: 5 More Miners Hurt in South Africa Riots


Israel Joins Talks in Paris on Gaza Cease-Fire and Hostages

Brett McGurk at the U.S. Capitol in 2019.


Jim Ratcliffe Bought a Chunk of Manchester United. Now He Has to Fix It.

Jim Ratcliffe outside Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium last year, months before he struck a deal to buy a piece of the club.


As Gaza Death Toll Nears 30,000, Israel’s Isolation Grows

An escorted tour this month took journalists through an access point made by the Israeli military into a tunnel said to have been built by Hamas in Gaza.


Palestinian Gunmen Kill at Least 1 in West Bank Shooting

Israeli security forces at the scene of a shooting in the West Bank on Thursday.