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Special Court Needed for Russian Crimes in Ukraine, EU Chief Says

A cemetery in the Kyiv suburb of Irpin on Wednesday.

The French Baguette Is Granted UNESCO World Heritage Status

President Emmanuel Macron of France described the baguette as “250 grams of magic and perfection in our daily lives.”

Protests Stretch China’s Censorship to Its Limits

Xi Jinping Faces Another Dilemma: How to Mourn Jiang Zemin

A news broadcast featuring an image of the former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin in Beijing on Wednesday. How President Xi Jinping orchestrates tributes to him will be a test in the coming days.

Impeachment Edges Closer for South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa in Parliament in Cape Town this month.

Buckingham Palace Staff Member Resigns Over Remarks to Black Guest

The Long Odds Facing China’s Protesters

People protesting against Covid restrictions in Beijing on Sunday.

NATO Nations Grow More Receptive to US Pleas to Confront China

“The relationship for all of us is complex, as well as incredibly consequential.” Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken said.

Why This World Cup Is Dogged by Corruption Allegations

Doha, Qatar, where the World Cup is being held this year.

Life Without Power in Kyiv, Ukraine

Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, on Wednesday. Officials estimate that about 1.5 million residents remain without power for more than 12 hours a day.

Qatar’s World Cup Narrows Rift With Saudi Arabia

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia and Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, on the sidelines of the World Cup in Doha, Qatar.

Jiang Zemin, China’s Leader After Tiananmen Square Protests, Dies at 96

Jiang Zemin in Hong Kong in 1998. As China’s leader, Mr. Jiang amassed influence that endured long past his formal retirement, giving him a major say in picking the current leader, Xi Jinping.

As Haiti Unravels, U.S. Officials Push to Send in an Armed Foreign Force

An officer from Haiti’s National Police SWAT team in an armored vehicle while patrolling Cite Soleil, a neighborhood controlled by gangs in the capital city of Port-au-Prince.

An Italian Village Hit the Jackpot. Will That Save or Destroy It?

Tiny Livemmo, in the Italian province of Brescia, won regeneration funds with a plan to become a vibrant tourist destination.

Islamic State Chief Is Dead and New One Is Picked. Both Are Unknown.

American soldiers and Syrian militia members in Dayrik, Syria, near the border with Iraq and Turkey, in September.

Your Thursday Briefing: Jiang Zemin Dies

Jiang Zemin in Hong Kong in 1998. As China’s leader, Mr. Jiang amassed influence that endured long past his formal retirement, giving him a major say in picking the current leader, Xi Jinping.

Paul Whelan, an American Imprisoned in Russia, Is Hospitalized

Paul Whelan at the Moscow City Court in January 2019. Mr. Whelan was arrested in Moscow in 2018 and convicted on espionage charges in 2020.

Biden Promises Protections for Nevada’s Spirit Mountain

Advocates want to expand protections for the Spirit Mountain area from the current 33,000 acres to encompass up to 450,000 acres.

Explosion at Ukraine Embassy in Madrid Injures One Employee

Police rerouting civilians after a letter bomb exploded in the Ukrainian Embassy in Madrid.

Physicists Create ‘the Smallest, Crummiest Wormhole You Can Imagine’

Vitali Klitschko, Kyiv’s Mayor, Says Russia Aims to Destroy Ukraine

Vitali Klitschko, the mayor of Kyiv, in his office on Tuesday.

US to Pay Millions to Move Tribes Threatened by Climate Change

The village of Napakiak, Alaska, which is losing 25 to 50 feet each year to erosion. The Biden administration has awarded it $25 million to relocate away from encroaching water.

China’s Dramatic Dissent

Protesters in Beijing.

Inflation in Eurozone Slows as Energy Prices Ease, but Officials Remain Wary

Migrant Workers Fuel Protests Over China’s ‘Zero Covid’ Restrictions

How Cities Around the US and Abroad Approach Homelessness

Homeless encampments in Portland, Ore., in October. The city has moved to get more homeless people into mental health care.

In ‘Mandela: The Lost Tapes,’ a Veteran Journalist Finds Himself

Richard Stengel, a former managing editor of Time and a past under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs, has devoted a significant chunk of his career to writing about Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first Black head of state.

A top E.U. official proposes a special court for alleged Russian crimes.

Investigators exhumed the bodies of six men on Tuesday who were believed to have been executed by Russian forces.

Ukraine welcomes a U.S. push for energy aid, saying time is of the essence.

A food stand operating on a generator in Kyiv, last week.

Your Wednesday Briefing

Shanghai on Sunday evening. One observer of a protest there said that some students attending “maybe don’t understand how much pressure this state can pile on them.”

NATO Supports Eventual Ukraine Membership as US Pledges Millions to Fix Power Grid

A Ukrainian soldier watching a rocket launched at Russian positions on the front line in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday. The United States has pledged additional aid to the country.

Poland Wants Ukrainian Refugees to Pay Some Housing and Food Costs

Volunteers taking care of Ukrainian children in Ustka, Poland.

Your Wednesday Briefing: The U.S. Beats Iran

Christian Pulisic scores the only U.S. goal.

Hurricane Season Ends, Marked by Quiet August and Deadly September

Flooding in Port Charlotte, Fla., in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in September.

Apartheid-Era Assassin in South Africa Is Stabbed Days Before Release Date

Janusz Walus, who was convicted of killing Chris Hani, the onetime leader of the South African Communist Party, being sworn in during a Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearing in Pretoria, South Africa, in 1997.

A ‘Bridge to the West’ Dies in Belarus, as Moscow Seeks More Help in Ukraine

Vladimir Makei served 10 years as the foreign minister of Belarus, a key geopolitical battleground between Russia and the West.

As Macron Pays State Visit to US, Ukraine Tests an Old Alliance

President Biden and President Emmanuel Macron of France in Rome, last year.

Israeli Filmmaker’s Critique of ‘The Kashmir Files’ Draws Fierce Backlash

Nadav Lapid during the 74th Cannes Film Festival in France in 2021.

Trump’s Far-right Embrace

Nick Fuentes during a rally at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing in 2020

China Uses Surveillance, Intimidation to Snuff Out Covid Protests

Protesters holding up a white piece of paper against censorship as they march during a protest against Chinas strict zero COVID measures in Beijing, China, on Sunday.

One Step Closer to a Universal Flu Vaccine?

Current influenza vaccines protect against seasonal flu but would provide little protection against a new strain that may emerge as a pandemic threat.

Isabel dos Santos, Daughter of Angola’s Ex-President, Faces Arrest on Corruption Charges

Isabel dos Santos, the daughter of Angola’s longtime president José Eduardo dos Santos. Mr. dos Santos stepped down in 2017 and died in July.

Your Tuesday Briefing

Older residents are evacuated from Kherson, Ukraine, on Sunday.

Russian Retreat Reveals Signs of an Atrocity in a Ukrainian Village

Workers exhuming bodies from a communal grave in the southern Ukrainian village of Pravdyne.

China Launches Astronauts to Tiangong Space Station: Video and Updates

The Long March rocket carrying the Shenzhou 15 spacecraft lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China on Tuesday.

Ukraine Warns of More Strikes on Power Plants, as Russians Dig In

Older residents are evacuated from Kherson on Sunday.

Your Tuesday Briefing: Anxiety in China

People held up a white piece of paper against censorship during a protest in Beijing on Sunday.

Chinese Unrest Over Lockdown Upends Global Economic Outlook

Demonstrators in Beijing held blank pieces of paper to protest censorship as unrest in China over Covid-19 lockdowns grew on Sunday.

Russia Postpones Nuclear Arms Meeting, US Officials Say

A monument to Russia’s nuclear weapons history in Moscow. The country postponed a meeting with officials from the United States to discuss the last remaining nuclear treaty between the two nations.

A U.S.-Iran Soccer Showdown Intensifies With Protests as a Backdrop

Iran’s players during the singing of the national anthem ahead of their match with Wales at the World Cup in Al Rayyan, Qatar, on Friday.

Mpox: WHO Renames Monkeypox Citing Racial Stigma

An electron micrograph of monkeypox particles, in pink, within an infected cell, in green.

A Sikh Temple in India Fights Loneliness With Companionship

Karnail Singh Kakkar, in orange, with his friends at a village temple in Kakkar, northern India. The village began its experiment in dealing with the loneliness of older residents almost a decade ago.

At a China Covid Protest, a Mix of Giddy Elation and Anxiety

Russian Forces Fortify Lines of Defense in Southern Ukraine

The Antonivsky Bridge, which was destroyed by retreating Russian forces, earlier this month in the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson.

Belarus’s Foreign Minister Dies Suddenly, State Media Reports

Vladimir Makei in Minsk, Belarus, in February during a news conference.

Navalny Team Uses YouTube From Exile to Lift Anti-War Effort

Irina Alleman, left, interviewing a Russian journalist, Tikhon Dzyadko, in Vilnius, Lithuania, on Popular Politics, a new YouTube channel run by the Russian opposition movement founded by Aleksei Navalny.

Pandemic Learning Loss

Pre Calculus Class at George Washington High School in San Francisco in 2021.

Why Protesters in China Are Using Blank Sheets of White Paper

A paper placed on a wall during a protest in Shanghai on Sunday read “I didn’t say anything.”

3 Weeks After Hack, This Country’s Government Is Still Off-line

A local news outlet called the cyberattack in Vanuatu “our worst kept secret.”

The Covid Protests in China, Explained

Amid Scandals and Politics, Poland’s Youths Lose Faith in Catholic Church

Parishioners in Piaski, Poland, celebrating the visit of a copy of a revered Polish icon, the Black Madonna of Czestochowa, in September.