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Middle East Crisis: Gaza City Neighborhood Left in Ruins After Israeli Withdrawal

Rescued Hostage Describes Months of Uncertainty and Terror in Gaza

Andrey Kozlov, 27, a Russian Israeli who was held hostage in Gaza and rescued in an audacious and deadly commando raid last month.

Early Wildfires in Brazil Threaten Pantanal Wetlands and Cerrado Savanna

A fire burning in late June along the banks of the Paraguay River in the Pantanal, the world’s largest tropical wetlands, where fires this year have burned an area about the size of Phoenix.

Hamas Official: ‘We’re Not Obstinate’ in Cease-Fire Talks on Gaza

Husam Badran, a senior Hamas official, in Doha, Qatar, this week. He said Hamas was willing to cede civilian control in Gaza to nail down a postwar deal, but not to disband its military wing.

Ambani Wedding Shows Off India’s New Gilded Age

Anant Ambani, son of Indian businessman Mukesh Ambani, and his fiancée, Radhika Merchant, during a wedding welcome ceremony in Mumbai earlier this month.

Pakistan Court Grants Imran Khan’s Party More Seats in Parliament

Supporters of former prime minister Imran Khan celebrate after a Supreme Court verdict, in Karachi, Pakistan, on Friday.

France Is at a Political Impasse Ahead of 2024 Olympics

Statues of the “Marianne,” the French Republic’s iconic national figure, in front of the National Assembly building in Paris, in honor of the upcoming Olympics.

U.K. Government Seeks Migration Miracle Worker, Preferably in Uniform

A dinghy making its way toward England in May. Migrant crossings by small boat typically peak over the summer.

How Ukraine’s ‘Irreversible’ Path to NATO May Hinge on U.S. Election

President Biden and President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine during the NATO summit in Washington, on Thursday.

Nepal’s Prime Minister Dahal Loses Confidence Vote in Parliament

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal of Nepal arriving to speak before Parliament in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Friday.

More Than 60 Are Missing in Nepal After Landslide Sweeps Buses Into River

Rescuers searching for survivors in the Trishuli River in Simaltar, Nepal, on Friday.

Nigerian School Collapses, Killing at Least 10 and Trapping Dozens

Clearing debris at the site of a school that collapsed in Jos, Nigeria, on Friday.

UK Approves Early Release for Thousands of Prisoners to Ease Overcrowding

Pentonville Prison in London. In England and Wales, the prison population stands at 87,505 — very close to the maximum capacity of 88,956

‘We Want Our Real Lives Back’: For Gazans, Egypt Is Safe, but It’s Not Home

Nahla al-Bashti, 60, who arrived in Egypt with her family from Gaza in December.

Gaza City Neighborhood Left in Ruins After Israeli Troops Withdraw

Destroyed buildings in the Shujaiye neighborhood east of Gaza City on Thursday after the Israeli military withdrew following a two-week offensive.

A Bleak View of Soccer’s Future Misses the Full Picture

How Can Europe Reduce Its Military Dependency on the United States?

Ukraine has not only vividly shown that weapons stockpiles “have been too small, and that the production capacity has been delinquent, but it has also demonstrated serious gaps in our interoperability,” the NATO secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, said at the NATO summit this week.

Finland Passes Law to Turn Away Asylum Seekers at Border

Migrants at a border crossing in northern Finland in 2023.

Chandra Observatory Captures Two Supernovas in (Slow) Motion

U.S. Officials See Hopeful Signs in Gaza Cease-Fire Talks

Demonstrators in Tel Aviv on Sunday in recognition of it being nine months since the Oct. 7 Hamas-led attacks on Israel.

In an Outback Town, Praising the Lord and Improvising the Details

A view of Australia’s Northern Territory, where many roads are dirt and towns few and far between.

Biden Uses NATO Summit to Assail Trump on Foreign Policy

President Joe Biden used his news conference on Thursday to remind voters that former President Donald J. Trump’s first reaction to the invasion of Ukraine was to praise President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.

Friday Briefing

President Biden tried to defuse some questions about his age and fitness for office.

Many in Gaza City Ignore Israeli Military’s Calls to Evacuate

The Gaza City neighborhood of Shejaiya on Thursday after the Israeli military withdrew.

Friday Briefing: A Make-or-Break Moment for President Biden

President Biden at the NATO Summit in Washington yesterday.

After France’s Election, the Far Right Is at a Crossroads

Jordan Bardella, the president of France’s far-right National Rally party, on Sunday after the second round of parliamentary elections. The party fell short of expectations.

Students Protest Job Quotas in Bangladesh’s Streets

Protesters tearing down a yellow police barricade in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Thursday. They are seeking an end to government quotas for civil service jobs.

It Turns Out the Picassos Anchoring a Gallery’s Exhibit Were Not by Picasso

Kirsha Kaechele, the curator of an exhibit at the Museum of Old and New Art, poses with a painting that imitates the style of Pablo Picasso.

In Europe, Tactical Voting Was a Big Winner. In the U.S. It Is Harder.

Party activists watching as votes are counted in the British Parliamentary constituency of Holborn and St Pancras, which is represented by the Labour Party leader, Keir Starmer.

Israeli Military Admits Wide-Ranging Failures in Border Village Attacked on Oct. 7

An Israeli soldier searching for human remains through the debris in Kibbutz Be’eri in November last year.

Russia Places Yulia Navalnaya on Extremist List

Yulia Navalnaya, center, the widow of Aleksei A. Navalny, standing in line with other voters at a polling station near the Russian Embassy in Berlin in March.

Letter in The Lancet Raises Question of Excess Deaths in Gaza War

Bodies at a morgue in Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis, Gaza, on Tuesday.

U.S. Will Allow Delivery of 500-pound Bombs to Israel, an Official Says

A crater in Jabaliya, a densely populated area just north of Gaza City, in October. The crater was created by a 2,000-pound bomb, according to experts and an analysis by The New York Times.

A ‘Simpsons’ Joke Comes True for Cypress Hill

Sen Dog and B Real of Cypress Hill perform with the London Symphony Orchestra in London on Wednesday.

A Mammoth DNA Discovery Helps Map an Ancient Genome in 3-D

Climate Activists in New York Protest Citibank and Other Backers of Big Oil

A Summer of Heat on Wall Street protest near the headquarters of Citigroup in Manhattan on Wednesday.

Russia Vows ‘Military Response’ to U.S. Missile Deployments in Germany

In a photo made available by the U.S. Navy, an American ship in the Middle East launched a Tomahawk cruise missile in 2014.

Kenyan President Fires His Cabinet After Nationwide Protests

President William Ruto of Kenya defended his record on Thursday, but said the electorate expected more from his government.

Covering of Spire of Rouen Cathedral in France Catches Fire

Smoke billowing from the spire of the Rouen cathedral, in northern France, on Thursday.

Wife of ISIS Leader al-Baghdadi Is Sentenced to Death in Iraq

A ceremony held in January at a memorial in northern Iraq for Yazidis who were killed by Islamic State fighters.

Cooking Oil in Dirty Fuel Tankers? Report Raises Alarms in China.

Cooking oil for sale in a Beijing supermarket this week.

What NATO’s Warning to China Means

World leaders including President Biden at the NATO summit in Washington, on Wednesday.

Doctors Without Borders closes its last facility in north Gaza, and other news.

NATO on the Edge: Biden Praises and Trump Denigrates a 75-Year Alliance

President Biden meeting with world leaders at a NATO summit in Washington on Wednesday. “The fact that NATO remains the bulwark of global security did not happen by accident,” Mr. Biden said during the summit’s opening ceremony.

A.I. Helped to Spot a Copper Mining Bonanza in Zambia

An exploration site run by KoBold Metals in Chililabombwe, Zambia, in June.

Thursday Briefing

The heads of government of NATO member nations, at the summit in Washington.

Canada Divided on How to Stop Drug Overdose Deaths

A memorial wall for friends and family lost to illicit drug supply in the office at VANDU (The Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users). There have been recent tensions over the province’s harm-reduction approach.

France is Busing Homeless Immigrants Out of Paris Before the Olympics

A group of homeless people in front of City Hall in Paris. The police and courts have evicted roughly 5,000 people from around the city over the last year.

Strike on Gaza School Compound Adds to Mounting Death Toll at U.N. Buildings

Damaged tents near a school turned shelter that was hit by an Israeli strike on the outskirts of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.

Cease-Fire Negotiations Are Being Watched Closely by Hezbollah Leaders in Lebanon

Smoke billowing from the site of an Israeli airstrike in southern Lebanon on Thursday.

Thursday Briefing: Pressure Mounts for Biden to Step Aside

Nancy Pelosi, the congresswoman and former speaker of the House.

U.A.E. Tries 84 Emirates Again, Sentencing 43 to Life

A protest in solidarity with political prisoners in Egypt and the United Arab Emirates on the sidelines of the U.N. climate talks in Dubai last year.

Macron Ends His Silence, Calling for ‘Broad Gathering’ That Would Split the Left

President Emmanuel Macron of France was in Washington on Wednesday for the NATO summit, but his open letter to the French people might set the stage for a confrontation with the ascendant left wing.

Three West African Countries Exit Regional ECOWAS Bloc

While absorbing the news of a fracture, heads of state and leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) pose for a group photo at their meeting in Abuja on July 7.

Kremlin Critic Vladimir Kara-Murza Is ‘Stable’ in Prison Hospital, Lawyer Says

Vladimir Kara-Murza at a court hearing in Moscow in 2023. His lawyers said they were denied access to him for six days.

At NATO Summit, U.S. and Allies Aim for Ukraine Commitments That Will Endure

President Volodymyr Zelensky expressed thanks on Tuesday for the support given to Ukraine so far while prodding the Biden administration to continue relaxing its restrictions on the use of U.S. weapons in Russia.

22 Years Ago, He Disappeared in an Avalanche. His Body Was Just Found.

Bill Stampfl was climbing Mount Huascarán with two friends in 2002 when an avalanche struck.

U.K. Police Find Man Suspected of Killing 3 Women With Crossbow

Investigators at a house in Hertfordshire, England, where three women were killed on Tuesday.

Biden Announces Tariffs on Chinese Metals Routed Through Mexico

A steel facility in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. The Biden administration announced steps on Wednesday to impose tariffs on Chinese steel routed through Mexico.

Squirt Guns and ‘Go Home’ Signs: Barcelona Residents Take Aim at Tourists

A tourist watching as demonstrators protested against mass tourism in Barcelona on Saturday.

Rwanda Says It Doesn’t Have to Repay UK for Scrapped Migration Plan

Britain had hoped the agreement would deter potential asylum seekers from trying to cross the English Channel in small boats.

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