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Middle East Crisis: U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Israeli Group for Blocking Gaza Aid Convoys


Israel and Hezbollah Trade Strikes as Fighting Intensifies

Israeli soldiers patrolling along the border with the Gaza Strip, at an undisclosed location in southern Israel, on Thursday.


Carnage and Contradiction: Examining a Deadly Strike in Rafah

Palestinians at the site of an Israeli strike on a camp for displaced people in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip.


G7 Leaders, Expanding the Circle, Shift Focus to Migration and the South

Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni of Italy and President Biden at the Group of 7 summit in Savelletri, Italy, on Thursday.


Julian Nagelsmann Is the Most Important Man in Germany This Month

Julian Nagelsmann took up the job as Germany’s coach in September, less than a year before the country was to host the European Championship.


South Africa Moves Closer to Electing a Leader, but Uncertainty Lies Ahead

President Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in on Friday as a member of Parliament in Cape Town.


Why Even U.K. Chancellor Jeremy Hunt Fears He Could Lose This Election

Jeremy Hunt meeting with constituents in the village hall in Chiddingfold, England, this month.


What to Know About the $50 Billion Ukraine Loan Backed by Russian Assets

President Biden and other Group of 7 leaders gathered to watch a skydiving demonstration during the meeting in Italy on Thursday.


Putin Makes Cease-Fire Offer With Sweeping Demands on Ukraine’s Territory

The conditions cited by President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, center, on Friday were his most concrete set of territorial conditions to stop the war to date.


A France in Turmoil Mourns Françoise Hardy, Its Voice of Melancholy Cool

Images of Françoise Hardy have dominated French newspaper front pages after her death, even in the midst of political upheaval.


Stephen Colbert and Whoopi Goldberg Met the Pope in the Vatican. No Joke.

Stephen Colbert, Chris Rock and Jimmy Fallon stirred up laughs during an event that Pope Francis hosted for comics from 15 countries at the Vatican on Friday morning.


Chinese Activists Who Gave #MeToo Victims a Voice Are Found Guilty

Guangzhou Intermediate People’s Court, where the #MeToo activist Huang Xueqin and the labor activist Wang Jianbing were convicted, in Guangzhou, China, on Friday.


A Rising Star and a Team in the Finals Rekindle Memories in a Changed City

Fans singing a song, written by a rapper from Edmonton, Alberta, that’s about the city’s Oilers hockey team, which is competing in the Stanley Cup finals.


Ukraine Stalled Russia Near the Border. Vovchansk Has Paid the Price.


Ukraine Welcomes Pledges of More Military Aid With Cautious Optimism

President Biden signed a 10-year security agreement with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine at the Group of 7 summit in Italy on Thursday.


Urban Tandoor Lures Customers With Campy TikTok Videos

Tushar Kangane is both Urban Tandoor’s operations manager and a star of some of the restaurant’s popular TikTok parodies.


Parisians on TikTok Plead: ‘Don’t Come’ to Paris for the Olympics

While many people are excited for the Paris Olympics this summer, Parisians on TikTok have painted a far more grim picture of how things might go.


Capturing a ‘Mosaic of Shifting Battle Fronts’ in Sudan

Samawal Ahmed, a Khartoum resident who said he “lost everything” to Sudan’s war, walked through the battle-ravaged Souk Omdurman district in the west of the capital.


Geneviève de Galard, French ‘Angel’ of Dien Bien Phu, Dies at 99

Geneviève de Galard in 1958 with an injured French soldier at the Invalides National Institution in Paris.


Snow or No Snow, Australia’s Winter Resorts Are Open

Skiing conditions were less than ideal at Falls Creek in Victoria last week.


Friday Briefing

Part of the loan will be used to rebuild damaged infrastructure in Ukraine.


Will Biden’s Help for Ukraine Come Fast Enough and Last Long Enough?

President Biden and President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine announced they had signed a 10-year security pact at the Group of 7 Summit in Italy on Thursday.


Friday Briefing: A $50 Billion G7 Loan to Ukraine

The loan for Ukraine comes at a critical moment as destruction is accelerating.


Snap Election in France Sets Off a Wild Week of Politics

President Emmanuel Macron of France speaking at the Pavillon Cambon Capucines in Paris on Wednesday. Mr. Macron has called snap elections to “clarify” France’s political landscape after his party was battered in European parliamentary elections.


U.S. Strikes Targets in Yemen as Houthis Step Up Attacks on Red Sea Ships


Why a Gaza Cease-Fire Is So Elusive

Destruction in Beit Lahia, in the northern Gaza Strip, on Wednesday. Efforts for a cease-fire have been stymied by maximalist demands by Israel and Hamas.


Wreckage of Shackleton’s Last Ship Is Found Off Coast of Canada

The Quest sinking off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, on May 5, 1962 — 40 years after the explorer Ernest Shackleton died aboard the boat on a voyage to Antarctica.


What to Know About Chemical Hair Relaxers and Health

At-home relaxer kits, some marketed to children, are available at drugstores and other beauty retailers across the United States.


Japan Commits $4.5 Billion for Ukraine, Zelensky Says

The security of Ukraine was a focus of the Group of 7 summit on Thursday.


G7 Leaders Agree on $50 Billion Loan to Ukraine From Frozen Russian Assets

The loan for Ukraine comes at a critical moment as destruction is accelerating.


Escalating Violence Across Israel-Lebanon Border Rages for 2nd Straight Day

Hezbollah rocket strikes ignited fires on Thursday near the town of Katzrin in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.


If Paris Agreement Goals Are Missed, These Polar Bears Could Go Extinct


Palestinians Report Heavy Bombardments in the Rafah Area

Displaced Palestinians in Al-Mawasi, in southern Gaza, preparing to evacuate the area as smoke rises from an airstrike on Rafah, in the background, last week.


The Aftermath of a U.K. Cyberattack: Blood Shortages and Delayed Operations

The King’s College Hospital in London, part of one of the medical systems affected by a major cyberattack last week.


Russian Prosecutors Finalize Indictment of Evan Gershkovich

Evan Gershkovich, an American reporter for The Wall Street Journal, at a court hearing in Moscow in April.


Party Led by Zuma to Boycott South Africa’s Opening of Parliament

Jacob Zuma, the former president of South Africa and the leader of the recently formed uMkhonto weSizwe, said he and the party would boycott the opening of the new Parliament.


Pope Francis Will Attend the 2024 G7 Summit

Pope Francis greeting people in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican on Wednesday.


Italy Hosts G7 Summit 2024: What to Know

World leaders at last year’s G7 meeting, in Hiroshima, Japan.


Biden and Zelensky Sign 10-Year Pact to Aid Ukraine’s Military

President Biden will sign a 10-year security agreement with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine on Thursday.


‘Oddly Satisfying’ Cow Pedicure Videos Are a Hit on TikTok

Nate Ranallo, a bovine podiatrist, working at a dairy farm in Chaseburg, Wis. Under the handle Nate the Hoof Guy, he has built a large online following with his cow hoof trimming videos.


What We Know About the U.N. Report on Israeli and Palestinian War Crimes

Buildings that were struck in Gaza City on Oct. 7, the day Hamas carried out its attack on Israel.


Angry Catholics Wanted to Burn the Church. He Came to Save It.

Father Gérard Tsatselam in front of a cross installed along the river in La Romaine.


Thursday Briefing

President Biden leaving Delaware yesterday for the Group of 7 summit in Italy.


G7 Leaders Gather in Italy to Discuss an Unruly World

World leaders at this year’s G7 meeting, in Savelletri, Italy on June 13, 2024.


In China’s Backyard, America Has Become a Humbler Superpower

American soldiers in the Philippines in April, taking part in a joint exercise with the country’s military.


Montana Has More Cows Than People. Why Are Locals Eating Beef From Brazil?

Cole Mannix, on his family ranch, is a co-founder of Old Salt Co-op, which aims to upend the way people buy meat. Only about 1 percent of the beef bought by the state’s households is raised and processed locally, according to estimates.


Christophe Deloire, Who Fought for Threatened Journalists, Dies at 53

Christophe Deloire in Paris in 2020 during a demonstration on behalf of an Algerian journalist, Khaled Drareni, who was imprisoned at the time but later released.


Houthis Attack Merchant Ship in Red Sea Off Yemen’s Coast


Akira Endo, Scholar of Statins That Reduce Heart Disease, Dies at 90

Akira Endo in an undated photo. He grew more than 6,000 fungi in the early 1970s as part of his research on cholesterol.


Blinken Calls Hamas Changes to Gaza Cease-Fire Proposal Unworkable

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, speaking of a Hamas counterproposal to a cease-fire deal, said, “Some of the changes are workable, some are not.”


Russian Warships Arrive in Cuban Waters as Part of Planned Military Exercises

A Russian frigate entering Havana’s harbor, on Wednesday.


Thursday Briefing: G7 Leaders Prepare to Debate Frozen Russian Assets

President Biden left Delaware yesterday for the G7 summit in Italy.


Israeli Hostages Rescued From Gaza Detail Life in Hamas Captivity

Evgeniia Kozlova, seated, said her son Andrey Kozlov went through “very difficult” circumstances during his many months as a hostage in Gaza. Jenifer Master, the girlfriend of Andrey, is standing behind her.


Defiant Macron Predicts Chaos if France Succumbs to Extremes

President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Wednesday.


Saudi Arabia’s Next Billion-Dollar Sports Play: A Boxing Takeover

Oleksandr Usyk, left, and Tyson Fury in their heavyweight unification fight in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, last month.


U.S. Expands Sanctions on Russia as G7 Leaders Gather

“Russia’s war economy is deeply isolated from the international financial system,” Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen said in announcing new sanctions.


In Wake of Election Defeat, Germany’s Olaf Scholz Will Slog On

All three of the parties in Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s coalition government earned fewer votes than the conservative opposition — combined.


Why Is Biden Going to Europe Twice in a Week?

The White House’s explanation for four trans-Atlantic crossings in nine days was simply that President Biden had commitments in Washington.


Greece Closes Schools and Acropolis Amid Heat

Members of the Hellenic Red Cross handing out bottles of water outside the Acropolis in Athens on Wednesday.


White House Takes a Tiny Bite From Giant Pile of Food Waste

A landfill in Vacaville, Calif. The state is one of several that already have food-waste strategies.


Three Men Convicted in Murder of Dutch Journalist

Peter R. de Vries was a renowned crime journalist whose career spanned decades.


Denmark’s Prime Minister Says She’s ‘Not Quite Myself’ After Assault

Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen of Denmark in June. A 39-year-old man was arrested after the public attack on her on Friday.