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Russia’s Push in Eastern Ukraine Leaves Avdiivka in Ruins

Ukrainian soldiers of the Azov regiment taking a break during training in the Kyiv region on Sunday.

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.

At Least 40 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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Lebanon Backtracks on Delaying Daylight Saving Time After Outrage

Adjusting the clocks at a shop in Beirut, Lebanon, on Monday.

Paul Rusesabagina, ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Dissident, Lands in Qatar

Paul Rusesabagina, center, arriving at Nyarugenge Court of Justice in Kigali, Rwanda, in 2020.

Scotland’s National Party Picks Humza Yousaf to Succeed Sturgeon

Scottish National Party leader candidates Ash Regan, left, and Kate Forbes applaud as Humza Yousaf, center is announced new SNP leader, at Murrayfield Stadium, in Edinburgh, on Monday.

Restoring a Giant Plane: Ukrainian Resilience or Folly?

The wreckage of the Mriya, the heaviest plane ever flown, at an airfield outside Kyiv, last week as workers began dismantling it to salvage parts.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Inside the U.S. Pressure Campaign Over Israel’s Judicial Overhaul

President Biden told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel that “democratic values have always been, and must remain, a hallmark of the U.S.-Israel relationship,” according to the White House.

U.N. Official Heads to Ukrainian Nuclear Plant as Safety Fears Grow

A photograph released by the Ukrainian presidency shows President Volodymyr Zelensky with Rafael Grossi, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, during a visit to the Dnipro Hydroelectric Power Plant in Zaporizhzhia on Monday.

Biden Officials Hold Off on More Airstrikes in Syria, for Now

After a strike in Syria killed an American contractor, President Biden said the United States would “act forcefully to protect our people” while on a state visit in Ottawa.

Netanyahu Delays Bid to Overhaul Israel’s Judiciary as Protests Rage

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

Leopard 2 and Challenger Tanks Arrive in Ukraine

A Leopard 2 tank in Augustdorf, Germany, last month.

Your Tuesday Briefing: Netanyahu Shifts Course

Protesters on their way to a major demonstration in Jerusalem on Monday.

Who Is Itamar Ben-Gvir?

Itamar Ben-Gvir, the leader of the Jewish Power party, in Jerusalem on Monday.

Global Economy May Be in a ‘Lost Decade,’ World Bank Warns

Container ships at the port in Oakland, Calif. The Russian invasion of Ukraine disrupted global supply chains and strained international trade ties.

Biden Acts to Restrict U.S. Government Use of Spyware

President Biden’s executive order covers only spyware developed and sold by commercial entities, not tools built by American intelligence agencies.

Biden’s Northern Ireland Visit Stirs Concerns About Slighting King Charles

Charles and President Biden at the climate-change summit in Glasgow, Scotland, in 2021.

Transport Workers Go on Strike in Germany

A strike demonstration at the piers in Hamburg, Germany, on Monday.

Have AI Chatbots Developed Theory of Mind? What We Do and Do Not Know.

Cognitive scientists have been exploring ways to test what sorts of mental capacities large language models like ChatGPT do and don’t possess.

A Republican Spending Problem

U.S. Capitol in Washington.

The World Bank estimated the cost of rebuilding Ukraine at $411 billion. Support is growing to use Russian funds for it.

A house destroyed by a Russian missile in Hlevakha, Ukraine, in January. Western banks have frozen about $300 billion in Russian central bank assets.

Germany Wants More Chip Makers, but They Won’t Come Cheap

A site in Magdeburg, Germany, where Intel will build its first European semiconductor factory, with a government subsidy of about $7.5 billion.

The Ukrainians hold on with old tanks, but relish the idea of advancing with modern Western battle tanks.

Members of a Ukrainian tank unit preparing to head toward the front line near Bakhmut this month.

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

Protesters blocking a highway in Tel Aviv on Sunday.

Taiwan’s Ex-President, Ma Ying-yeou, Heads to China in a Historic Visit

In 2015, Ma Ying-jeou, Taiwan’s president at the time, met with China's leader, Xi Jinping, in Singapore. Mr. Ma will go to China this week, the first visit there by any sitting or former Taiwanese leader.

Your Monday Briefing

Israelis demonstrated after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismissed a member of his cabinet who had called for a halt to the government’s planned judicial overhaul.

Kamala Harris Looks to Deepen Relations With Africa Amid China’s Influence

U.N. Investigators Protest to U.S. Over Health Care at Guantánamo Bay

The medical clinic at Camp 5 at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, in 2019.

Your Monday Briefing: Arms Race in Asia

A plane departing Tinian Island during military exercises.

Israel Boils as Netanyahu Ousts Minister Who Bucked Court Overhaul

A raucous demonstration erupted in Tel Aviv late Sunday after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismissed the defense minister and his government pressed on with a judicial overhaul.

History in the Rubble

Much of the old town district of Antakya was destroyed during the earthquakes on Feb 15, 2023.

Putin Says He Could Put Tactical Nuclear Weapons in Belarus by Summer

Belarusian military personnel took part in joint military exercises between Russia and Belarus last year. Belarus was used as a staging ground for the full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

Wagner Fighters Left as Convicts. Will Russia Bury Them as Heroes?

The burial of Wagner soldiers last month at a cemetery in the Krasnodar region of Russia. After a local mayor asked the burials to be stopped due to the publicity, Yevgeny V. Prigozhin, the Wagner founder, threatened to stack corpses in his home.

In China, Marriage Rates Are Down and ‘Bride Prices’ Are Up

Officials in an eastern Chinese city organized a mass wedding to encourage residents to resist “bad habits,” such as high “bride prices,” payments that grooms make to their prospective wives’ families.

Honduras Switches Relations to China, a Blow to Taiwan

Taiwan’s embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on Thursday. Taiwan recalled its ambassador to Honduras on Thursday over a visit by the Honduran foreign minister to China, Taipei’s government said in a statement.

Migrants on Foot Make Last Dash Into Canada Before Rules Tighten

The Canadian authorities tightened passage through Roxham Road, a country lane between New York State and Quebec long used by migrants to enter Canada, on Saturday morning.

Israel’s Defense Minister Says Government Should Halt Contentious Judicial Plan

Yoav Gallant, Israel’s defense minister, speaking at Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv earlier this month.

Illegal Mining Fuels Crisis for Indigenous Tribe in Brazil’s Amazon

Members of Brazil’s environmental special forces team during a mission to destroy illegal mining equipment in the Yanomami Indigenous territory.

Pope Increases Lay Leaders’ Responsibility in Sexual Abuse Law

Pope Francis last week in the Vatican. He expanded a sexual abuse law to include a broader definition of vulnerable adults.