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Middle East Crisis: Israeli Daytime Pause in Combat Appears to Take Hold in Gaza

‘A Hellscape’: Dire Conditions in Gaza Leave a Multitude of Amputees

An amputee at Nasser Hospital in the city of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip in November.

A Russian City Adapts to War: Blast Shelters and Drone Jamming

Alina, front right, waiting at a bus stop in Belgorod, Russia, that has been fortified to protect from shelling.

Turning Against Orban, Peter Magyar Soars in Hungary

Peter Magyar greeting supporters in Felcsut, Hungary, in May. Felcsut is Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s home village.

Ukraine’s Soldiers Cheer National Soccer Team in Euro 2024

Ukrainian soldiers gathered in a bunker to watch their country’s team play Romania on Monday. Romania won, 3-0.

What Weapons Is North Korea Accused of Supplying to Russia?

In a photo provided by Russian state media, President Vladimir V. Putin, center left, and North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, center right, at a space launching site in eastern Russia last year.

Russia Sets Date for Start of Evan Gershkovich Trial

Evan Gershkovich in a courtroom in Moscow in February. The first hearings in his espionage trial are set to start June 26, the Russian authorities said.

China and Philippines Trade Blame After Ships Collide in South China Sea

Monday’s collision occurred near a disputed archipelago in the South China Sea. The nearby Second Thomas Shoal is home to a crumbling Philippine warship, the Sierra Madre.

Inside the Chechen Units Helping to Fight Russia’s War

Russia’s fighters are waging bloody battles in Ukraine’s east to add to its captured territory.

Train Crash in India Leaves at Least 8 Dead and Dozens Injured

The aftermath of a collision of two trains in West Bengal, India, on Monday.

America’s Voice in Taiwan Has Some Parting Advice About China

Sandra Oudkirk, who for three years as director of the American Institute in Taiwan has been the leading U.S. diplomat based on the island, gave a farewell speech of sorts in Taipei on Friday.

Putin to Visit North Korea and Meet With Kim Jong-un

Russian Forces Quash Prison Mutiny Led by Terrorism Suspects, State Media Reports

Russian police officers standing guard near a pretrial detention center in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, on Sunday.

Will Lewis Is Said to Have Used Stolen Records as Editor in U.K.

U.S.D.A. Suspends Avocado Inspections in Mexico, Citing Security Concerns

An avocado packing plant in Uruapan, a city in the Mexican state of Michoacán, in 2023.

War Crimes Hearing Gives Public Virtual Look Inside a Secret C.I.A. Prison

Record Number of NATO Allies Hit Military Spending Targets

The reassurances from President Biden and the NATO secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, came as questions have arisen anew about the alliance and the commitment to Ukraine.

Israel Pauses Daytime Offensive in Part of Gaza, Raising Hopes for More Aid

An Israeli tank moving along the border with the Gaza Strip on Monday.

U.S. Treasury Imposes New Sanctions to Cut Off Weapons to Houthis in Yemen

Houthi supporters chanting slogans while holding up weapons during a protest against the United States and Israel in Sanaa, the capital of Yemen, on Friday.

Israeli Protesters Mass in Jerusalem to Call for Elections

Protesters gathered in front of the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament, on Monday, calling for elections and the immediate return of hostages captured in the Hamas-led attack on Oct. 7.

Dozens of Groups Push FEMA to Recognize Extreme Heat as a ‘Major Disaster’

Construction in Phoenix last July. Labor groups and workers’ rights organizations hope to build up protections for the tens of millions of people working outside or without air-conditioning during heat waves.

Tuesday Briefing: Netanyahu Disbands His War Cabinet

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu formed the war cabinet in October after the Hamas-led assault on Israel.

Gaza Is World’s Deadliest Place for Aid Workers, UN Says

Palestinians inspecting a vehicle carrying World Central Kitchen workers who were killed during a strike in Deir al Balah, in central Gaza, in April.

Traveling During a Heat Wave: Tips and Precautions

A woman cools off at Domino Park, in Brooklyn, during a previous heat wave. New York is among the many places preparing for high temperatures this week.

Sailors Recount Houthi Attack and U.S. Navy Rescue

Christian Domrique, center, the captain of a ship attacked by Houthi fighters in the Red Sea, on Monday. All surviving crew members were from the Philippines.

Netanyahu Dissolves War Cabinet After 2 Key Members Quit

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel has disbanded the small war cabinet that made key decisions about the war in Gaza.

More Women in Africa Are Using Long-Acting Contraception, Changing Lives

Sandra Dadjan, left, administering a three-month contraceptive injection to her client Mary Amoako at Kwapong Health Centre in the Ahafo Region of Ghana.

Biden Adviser Visits Israel as Military Warns of ‘Wider Escalation’ With Hezbollah

People attending the funeral of Taleb Abdallah, a senior Hezbollah commander, in Beirut, Lebanon, last week.

Monday Briefing

Humanitarian aid making its way into the Gaza Strip, through a border crossing.

Monday Briefing: Israel Plans for a Daily Pause in Some Fighting

A view of the Gaza skyline from southern Israel.

More Than 80 Nations Back Talks to Ease Path to Peace in Ukraine

During a conference in Switzerland on Sunday, President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine reiterated his view that a lasting peace in the war could be achieved only with Russia’s full withdrawal from his country.

14 Jordanians Die in Intense Heat During Hajj Pilgrimage

Muslim pilgrims on Sunday near Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca, where temperatures reached nearly 110 degrees.

Deadly Toll in Greece as Heat Waves Sweep the Country

A sun-scorched archaeological site on Delos island in Greece.

Italians Respond to Pope’s Slur by Taking Francis to Pride

People passing the Colosseum during Rome’s Pride parade on Saturday.

Euro 2024 Shooting: Police in Hamburg Shoot Man With Ax

An ambulance carrying the attacker driving away after the shooting on Sunday in Hamburg, Germany.

Iran’s Hostage Swapping: A Brief History

A Belgian aid worker, detained in Iran for more than a year, greeted relatives in Belgium after his release last year.

Belgian Campus Protests Over War in Gaza Take Different Tone

A meeting last month at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, or V.U.B., where student protests related to the war in Gaza have played out more calmly than those on U.S. campuses.

On Eid al-Adha, Gazans Find Little to Celebrate

Palestinians performing the Eid al-Adha morning prayer on the first day of the Muslim holiday in the courtyard of Gaza City’s Omari Mosque, which was heavily damaged in Israel’s military offensive.

A Restaurant Challenges Venezuela’s President by Selling Empanadas

Corina, left, and Nazareth Hernandez making empanadas in their restaurant, Pancho Grill, during a power outage this month.

The Greens Are Dead. Long Live the Greens!

The European Green Party Extended Congress in February in Lyon, France.

‘We Need to Unite’: Protests Against the Far Right Are Held Across France

Demonstrators denouncing the rise of the National Rally, a far-right party, during a rally in Paris on Saturday.

Western Anxiety Makes for an Unexpectedly Smooth G7 Summit

President Biden at the G7 in Savelletri, Italy, on Friday. On important issues of geopolitics, there was little that divided the group.

Sweden and Iran Exchange Prisoners in a Breakthrough Swap

Johan Floderus, reunited with his family at Arlanda Airport, in Stockholm, on Saturday.

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Ukraine Peace Talks Held in Switzerland, Though Russia Isn’t Invited

President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine, center, arriving in Switzerland for a peace conference, on Friday. If the weekend’s participants can agree on his points, he said, “then we’ll see if Russia wants to end the war.”

Shattered by Montreal Mind-Control Experiments, but Undeterred in a Suit

The C.I.A. headquarters in Langley, Va. A class-action lawsuit claims the agency funded life-altering psychiatric experiments in Montreal.

Kate, Princess of Wales, Appears in Public for 1st Time Since Cancer Diagnosis

Catherine, Princess of Wales, with her children attending the Trooping the Color parade to honor King Charles III on Saturday in London.

It’s Not Just Russia: China Joins the G7’s List of Adversaries

President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine and President Biden holding a joint news conference on Thursday at the Group of 7 summit.

As War Drags On, Gazans More Willing to Speak Out Against Hamas

Palestinians walking past destroyed buildings in central Gaza on Wednesday.

A Hungarian Rapper’s Bandwagon Gets an Unlikely New Rider

Attila Bauko, a Hungarian rapper better known as Azarhriah, in Ujpalota, a Communist-era district of Budapest where he grew up.

Rough Seas Set Back U.S.-Made Gaza Pier Yet Again

A ship moored near the floating pier off the coast Gaza last month.

Israeli Defense Chief Rebuffs French Effort to End Israel-Hezbollah Fighting

Members of Israeli forces securing the road after a rocket attack from Lebanon, amid ongoing cross-border hostilities between Hezbollah and Israeli forces, near Kiryat Shmona, northern Israel, on Friday.

War Veterans and Family Testify at Al Qaeda Commander’s War Crimes Tribunal

Bill Eggers and his daughter, Maris Lebid. Their son and brother, Capt. Daniel W. Eggers, was killed when his Humvee hit a land mine in Afghanistan in 2004.

Another Summer to Remember? For Germany: So Far, So Great.

Germany’s fans were thrilled with their opener at the European soccer championship.

U.S. Designates Largest Neo-Nazi Group in Sweden as Terrorist Organization

Supporters of the Nordic Resistance Movement in Stockholm in 2018. The goal of the group, which has branches in Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Finland, is to replace the Nordic democracies with a “united ethnic Nordic nation.”

A Tense Debate Erupts at the G7, This Time Over Abortion Rights

President Biden meeting with Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni of Italy at the Group of 7 summit on Friday. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, left, accompanied the president.

At the G7, Biden Can’t Escape the Shadow of the Gaza War

President Biden and Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky on Friday, where the president was miffed at confronting questions about his cease-fire plan for Gaza.

Chinese Swimmers Had Previous Positive Tests for Banned Drug

China’s Wang Shun, center, competing in the world swimming championships in Budapest in 2022. Chinese officials said he was among three top swimmers who tested positive on multiple occasions.

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