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Tuesday Briefing – The New York Times

An Israeli strike on Rafah killed at least 45 people The day after an airstrike killed dozens of displaced Palestinians in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s…

U.S. Lawmakers Visit Taiwan and Vow Support in Face of Chinese Military Drills

After China performed two days of military drills intended to punish Taiwan, Representative Michael McCaul of Texas on Monday stood alongside the island nation’s newly elected president, Lai Ching-te, and…

Onstage, Witches and Cossacks Strike a Chord With Ukrainians

The lines for the show snake down the block, with people waiting for up to seven hours to buy tickets at the theater in downtown Kyiv. Videos of the performance…

This Island Wants to Round Up Its Wild Goats. Catching Them Won’t Be Easy.

Come June, a crack team of wildlife experts plans to swarm the volcanic cliffs and natural caves of a small island in the Mediterranean to ensnare what has become an…

Monday Briefing – The New York Times

Zelensky warned of a new Russian offensive A day after a Russian missile strike on a hardware superstore in Kharkiv, Ukraine, killed at least 16 people, according to officials there,…

Spying Arrests Send Chill Through Britain’s Thriving Hong Kong Community

Simon Cheng still visibly tenses when he describes his detention in China. In 2019, Mr. Cheng, a pro-democracy activist from Hong Kong and a former employee of Britain’s Consulate there,…

12 Injured on Qatar Airways Flight From Turbulence

Twelve people were injured on Sunday during turbulence on a Qatar Airways flight from Doha that landed safely as scheduled in Ireland, the Dublin Airport said. The plane, a Boeing…

Russia Plans New Offensive in Ukraine’s Northeast, Zelensky Says

President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine said on Sunday that Moscow’s forces were massing for a new ground offensive on the northeast of his country, a day after a Russian missile…

Turbulence on Qatar Airways Flight Leaves 12 Injured

Twelve people were injured on Sunday during turbulence on a Qatar Airways flight from Doha that landed safely as scheduled in Ireland, the Dublin Airport said. The plane, a Boeing…

Putin Shakes Up Things at Home as His Optimism About Ukraine War Rises

Periodic outcries over incompetence and corruption at the top of the Russian military have dogged President Vladimir V. Putin’s war effort since the start of his invasion of Ukraine in…

Amateur Historians Heard Tales of a Lost Tudor Palace. Then, They Dug It Up.

For generations, residents of Collyweston — a village in central England snuggled up against the River Welland — passed down stories of a grand Tudor palace, of royal processions through…

Russia Strikes Hardware Superstore in Kharkiv

Ukrainian officials said at least six people were killed and dozens were injured in the latest bombing that has made life increasingly dangerous for civilians in the northeastern Ukrainian city.…

Russia Bombs Hardware Superstore in Kharkiv, Killing 6, Ukraine Says

Russia bombed a hardware superstore in the northeastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Saturday afternoon, killing at least six people and injuring at least 40 others, Ukrainian officials said. The…

Sometimes U.S. and U.K. Politics Seem in Lock Step. Not This Year.

A Conservative British prime minister sets the date for a long-awaited vote in the early summer and the United States follows with a momentous presidential election a few months later.…

Some U.S. Weapons Stymied by Russian Jamming in Ukraine

Some American-made, precision-guided weapons supplied to Ukraine have proved ineffective on the battlefield, their accuracy badly diminished by Russian jamming efforts, according to Ukrainian commanders and a Ukrainian military research…

Director Who Fled Iran Brings a Movie and a Message of Hope to Cannes

At a news conference for his film “The Seed of the Sacred Fig,” Mohammad Rasoulof reveled details of his escape from the country to avoid a prison sentence. Source link

Ukraine Steps Up Attacks With U.S. Long-Range Missiles

The assaults have hit military targets in Russian-occupied territory in Ukraine. Pressure is now mounting on Washington to let Kyiv fire the missiles into Russia itself. Source link

Drones Have Offered Last Line of Defense for a Strategic Ukrainian Town

Short of troops and artillery, soldiers increasingly have been relying on pilotless drones to drop explosives and supplies to hold Chasiv Yar. But how long can they slow the Russian…

Here It Comes: Another Hot Summer in Europe

Europe, the world’s fastest-warming continent, is headed for another scorching summer, meteorologists warn. And travelers, once again, are heading to the hot spots. Last year, large parts of southern Europe…

Why We Should Have Nice Things

All being well, Bayer Leverkusen will end this season with one record, two trophies and just three haunting, existential questions. They will all trace back to Wednesday, back to Dublin,…

In Interview, Zelensky Challenges West Over Hesitations to Support Ukraine

In a wide-ranging interview with The New York Times, President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine urged the United States and Europe to do more to defend his nation, dismissing fears of…

The Cannes Love Affair With American Cinema Takes Unexpected Turns

One truism of the Cannes Film Festival is that no matter how alarming the news about the American movie world, Hollywood — however you understand that word — retains a…

An Extraordinary Documentary About the Most Precious of Lives

It’s rare to see a film that feels not just poetic in nature, but like actual poetry. The rhythm and cadence, the imagery and metaphor, even the sense of movement…

Sometimes U.S. and U.K. Politics Seem in Lock Step. Not This Year.

A Conservative British prime minister sets the date for a long-awaited vote in the early summer and the United States follows with a momentous presidential election a few months later.…