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North Korea Says Rocket Launch Failed After It Triggers Alerts in South Korea

Residents in Seoul watched as news of North Korea’s plan to launch a spy satellite was shown on television.

Drones Strike Moscow Civilian Areas, a First in Russia-Ukraine War

Inspecting the damaged facade of an apartment building after a drone attack in Moscow on Tuesday.

Wildfire Near Halifax, Nova Scotia, Leads to Evacuation of More Than 16,000

Thick plumes of smoke rising from an out-of-control fire on Sunday that forced the evacuation of residents in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

What is Behind the Rising Tensions Between Kosovo and Serbia?

NATO officers and ethnic Serbs clashed in Zvecan, Kosovo, on Monday.

Russian Guards Beat and Tortured Kherson Prisoners, Leading to Deaths

Petro Zhadan, a former soldier, was held for 73 days and heavily beaten at a detention center in Kherson, Ukraine. “All my body was blue,” he said.

Why Did The Financial Times Kill a #MeToo Scoop on the Observer Columnist Nick Cohen?

Lucy Siegle is one of multiple women to accuse the British columnist Nick Cohen of unwanted sexual advances and groping.

Erdogan Pushed to Victory in Turkey by Conservative Women

Turkish women holding a banner with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s picture at a rally in Istanbul before he was re-elected.

A Plan to Avert a Vast Oil Spill Off Yemen Moves Ahead

The FSO Safer, a supertanker off the coast of Yemen, in an undated image from a video. If all goes as planned, an inspection of the ship will pave the way for an operation to transfer its oil to a seaworthy tanker.

Germany’s Tenuous Coalition Government Shows Strain

A power plant in Karlsruhe, Germany, in 2022.

Fluorescein Turned Venice Grand Canal Green, Officials Say

The authorities said that fluorescein, a chemical used in underwater construction, turned part of the Grand Canal in Venice a phosphorescent shade of green in recent days.

Alberta Election Sees Conservatives Keep Power After Hard-Right Turn

Danielle Smith, Alberta’s premier and the leader of the United Conservative Party, on Monday night.

Ugandan President Signs Anti-Gay Law That Includes Death Penalty

The Ugandan Parliament in May during the passage of an anti-gay bill. Lawmakers passed an earlier version in March.

She Said Her Professor Sexually Harassed Her. His Wife Won Damages.

Meiko Sano, who brought a sexual harassment lawsuit against her art history professor, in Tokyo.

Guyanese Teenager Is Charged With 19 Counts of Murder in School Dorm Fire

Mahdia Secondary School in Mahdia, Guyana, was gutted by a fire that officials said had been deliberately set.

Your Wednesday Briefing

Inspecting the damaged facade of an apartment building after a drone attack in Moscow on Tuesday.

Debt Deal Includes a Green Light for a Contentious Pipeline

Pipes on Brush Mountain in Virginia that have sat for years at a stalled section of the Mountain Valley Pipeline project.

The I.A.E.A. takes its case for securing the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant to the U.N. Security Council.

A team from the International Atomic Energy Agency at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in March.

The Impact of the Moscow Drone Strike Is Psychological, Russian Military Commentators Say

Police officers near a damaged apartment building in Moscow on Tuesday.

Summer Heat

People crowd the beaches in The Rockaways in July 2021.

Moscow Drone Attack: What We Know

Several buildings in Moscow were damaged early Tuesday. The intended target of the attack was not immediately clear.

A Journey Across London on the Elizabeth Line

Northeast of Heathrow, Southall is a hub of South Asian culture. Visitors can see one of Europe’s largest Sikh temples, sample South Asian cuisine and peruse shops selling jewelry, clothing and other goods.

At Guantánamo’s Court Like No Other, Progress Is Frustrated by State Secrets

Some information about the Guantánamo prison and about C.I.A. black-site detention is also unmentionable in open court.

Would Large Language Models Be Better If They Weren’t So Large?

Your Tuesday Briefing

Ukrainians taking cover inside a subway station during an air raid alert in Kyiv on Monday.

Russia Targets Kyiv With Third Wave of Strikes in 24 Hours, Killing One

Residents outside an apartment building damaged by a Russian drone strike, in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Tuesday.

Kyiv Residents Scramble for Shelter From Daytime Russia Missile Barrage

Patients and medical staff members taking shelter in the basement of a hospital in Kyiv on Monday.

A Climactic Opening

Spanish Prime Minister Calls Snap Election for July

Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez of Spain, shown at the White House on May 12, said he would dissolve Parliament and hold elections on July 23.

Alberta’s Vote Will Test American-Style Far-Right Politics

Danielle Smith, the leader of the United Conservative Party, while campaigning this month in Calgary.

Ukraine Bets on Wind Power, Which Missiles Can’t Damage as Easily

New wind turbines at the Tyligulska wind farm in May in the Mykolaiv region of Ukraine.

Will Erdogan’s Victory Soften Turkey’s Opposition to Sweden in NATO?

Supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan celebrating his victory in Istanbul on Sunday.

Erdogan’s Victory in Turkey’s Presidential Election: Key Takeaways

Supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan celebrating in Istanbul on Sunday. He has retained fervent backing from a significant part of the population.

The Mystery of the Disappearing van Gogh

China Announces Plan to Land Astronauts on Moon by 2030

A billboard displaying Chinese astronauts at a �satellite launch facility in northwestern China. On Monday, China said it plans to land a person on the moon by 2030.

One Indian State Is Desperate for More Babies

A woman undergoing an ultrasound at the Newlife Fertility Center in April in Siliguri, India. Although India is set to become the most populous nation on earth, the populations of some regions are shrinking.

Your Monday Briefing

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaking to supporters at the presidential palace after winning reelection.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey Is Re-elected

Supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan celebrating his victory in Istanbul on Sunday.

Your Monday Briefing: A U.S. debt-limit deal

President Joe Biden arrives on the South Lawn of the White House after returning to Washington, D.C., on Sunday.

At Least 3 Die in Clashes on Iranian-Afghan Border

The Helmand River snaking through the province near Nadali, Afghanistan.

Modi Opens India’s New Parliament Building as Opposition Stays Away

Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India carrying a scepter during an inauguration for a new Parliament building on Sunday in New Delhi.

What’s in the Debt Deal

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said a deal had been reached to raise the debt limit for two years.

Sudan War Strikes a Blow to the Country’s Emerging Art Scene

Dahlia Abdelilah Baasher, a Sudanese artist, painting at her new home in Cairo. Dozens of artists and gallery owners have fled Sudan and don’t know the fate of their artworks.

Meet the New Mayor: How a Refugee Won Over a Conservative German Town

Ryyan Alshebl, center, at the May Day festival in Ostelsheim, Germany. A Syrian refugee who arrived in 2015, he is the town’s new mayor.

Richard Revesz and His Agency Are Remaking the Pollution Fight

Richard Revesz in Washington, D.C.

A Wagner Fighter’s Escape to Norway Creates a Problem for His Host

Andrei Medvedev, who fought with Russia’s Wagner mercenary group, is seeking asylum in Norway, while providing information on Wagner’s fight in Ukraine.

Ukraine Repels Large Russian Drone Attack on Kyiv

Damage inside a building struck by debris in Kyiv on Sunday.

Emilia-Romagna, Italy, May Face More Violent and Frequent Storms

Andrea Ricci, 26, sat exhausted last Saturday on a dinghy that he used to help deliver goods and water to people in the flooded district of Lugo, Italy.

Some Canadian Indigenous See Hudson’s Bay Building as Hollow Gift

The Hudson’s Bay Company’s former flagship store, built in 1926, has long been an iconic fixture of downtown Winnipeg.

Summer’s Unofficial Start

Official in India Drains Part of Reservoir to Retrieve Phone

A view of the district in Chhattisgarh State, India, where the Paralkot reservoir is.

As Covid Infections Rise, China Rejects a Return to Lockdowns

A tourist shopping street in Beijing last month.

Canada Needs to Hurry on A.I. Oversight, Experts Warn

Geoffrey Hinton, a leading expert in artificial intelligence, photographed in 2017 at the University of Toronto.

Putin’s Ukraine Strategy: Ignore War in Public and Outlast Foes

Destroyed Russian military vehicles sitting at a makeshift open-air museum this month in Kharkiv, Ukraine.

For These Veterans of U.S. Military, ‘Free’ Health Care Is a 5-Hour Flight Away

Ovenny Jermeto, a veteran from the Marshall Islands, in the waiting room at the Spark M. Matsunaga Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Honolulu.

German Plan Would Ease Path to Citizenship, but Not Without a Fight

Mayor Peter Tschentscher of Hamburg, Germany, presenting a certificate at a citizenship ceremony in February at City Hall.

Ukraine’s Top Commander Signals Counteroffensive Could Be Imminent

A Ukrainian soldier from the 79th Brigade firing toward Russian positions near the town of Marinka in eastern Ukraine last week.

Russian Missile Strike Hits Ukrainian Hospital

A Russian missile strike destroyed part of a hospital complex in Dnipro, Ukraine, on Friday.

Berlin Police Investigate Roger Waters Over Nazi-Style Uniform

Roger Waters performing in 2012 at Yankee Stadium in New York. He wore a similar outfit at concerts in Berlin last week, for which the German authorities are investigating him.