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Defiant Putin Visits Mariupol, a City Razed by Russian Forces

An image taken from video footage released on Sunday by Russian TV shows President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia in Mariupol, Ukraine.

Russia Is Closing In on Bakhmut, but Casualties Are High

Members of Ukraine’s Third Assault Brigade have spent the past three months fighting waves of Russian soldiers around the eastern city of Bakhmut.

Rishi Sunak Charts Post-Brexit Role With Pivot From ‘Global Britain’

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in London. Analysts and diplomats say he has begun to chart a realistic role for Britain in the global arena for the first time since Brexit.

In U.S.-Led Iraq War, Iran Was the Big Winner

Pilgrims at the Imam Ali shrine in Najaf, an Iraqi Shiite holy city, during a pilgrimage in September.

China as Peacemaker in the Ukraine War? The U.S. and Europe Are Skeptical.

A photograph released by Russian state media showing President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia and President Xi Jinping of China in Beijing last year. Mr. Xi plans to visit the Russian president this week.

To Combat Food Shortages, North Korea Deploys the Military

In a photograph provided by North Korean state media, North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, is said to visit a greenhouse farm in the eastern part of the country.

In Stoic Ukraine, Stony Faces Are Starting to Crack and to Cry

Mourning a fallen soldier in Lviv, Ukraine, last year.

Macron Faces an Angry France Alone

20 Years On, a Question Lingers About Iraq: Why Did the U.S. Invade?

Lead Exposure From U.S. Car Batteries Threatens Health of Mexican Workers

After tests showed high levels of lead in Azael Mateo González Ramírez’s body, his supervisor at a car battery recycling plant in northern Mexico insisted he keep working.

Why China and Russia Are Closer Than Ever

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia and China’s leader, Xi Jinping, in Beijing in February 2022. After that meeting, the leaders declared their commitment to a friendship with “no limits.”

Some Details on the Agenda for Xi Jinping’s Visit to Russia

President Xi Jinping of China and President Vladimir Putin of Russia in Moscow in 2019.

The Children of the Iraq War Have Grown Up, but Some Wounds Don’t Heal

Your Monday Briefing

Donald Trump speaking last week in Iowa.

Your Monday Briefing: Putin and Xi to Meet in Moscow

An image taken from video footage released on Sunday by Russian TV shows President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia in Mariupol, Ukraine.

Lab Leak or Not? How Politics Shaped the Battle Over Covid’s Origin

The Wuhan Institute of Virology is known for its advanced research on bat coronaviruses.

A ‘New Cold War’ Looms in Africa as U.S. Pushes Against Russian Gains

An independence celebration in Ndjamena, Chad, in 2021, the year the country’s autocratic leader of three decades was killed in battle with rebels.

Amid Violence, Israeli and Palestinian Officials Meet to Promote Calm

Palestinian men fixing cars last week in an area that was set on fire by Jewish settlers in the Palestinian town of Huwara, south of the West Bank city of Nablus.

Assad’s 2nd Diplomatic Trip in Days Speeds Easing of Isolation

President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, left, with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, the ruler of the United Arab Emirates, in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.

Chaos Up Close

Joe Faillace unlocking the gate on a fence around the sandwich shop that he and his wife have run for four decades.

The Secret Behind Japan’s Delicious Strawberries: Kerosene

Russia Signals It Will Take More Ukrainian Children, a Crime in Progress

A portrait of President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia in a smashed frame late last year outside a police prison in Kherson that Russian forces used to hold and torture Ukrainian prisoners.

Cuba Will Play World Baseball Classic Game in Miami

Cuba’s national baseball team has struggled in recent years but qualified for the semifinals of the World Baseball Classic by beating Australia in a quarterfinal game played in Japan on Wednesday.

Imran Khan Makes Court Appearance and Chaos Breaks Out

Former Prime Minister Imran Khan in Lahore on Friday, after a court prohibited the police from arresting Mr. Khan in several cases filed against him.

Claims of Chinese Election Meddling Put Trudeau on Defensive

Claims of Chinese interference on Canada’s 2019 and 2021 elections, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s party’s victory, have raised criticism from the country’s opposition parties.

Why Canada’s Banks Remain ‘Stable and Resilient’

Six large banks dominate Canada’s market.

Spring Returns

Putin Visits Occupied Crimea, a Day After War-Crimes Warrant

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, center, visited the port city of Sevastopol in Crimea on Saturday, as seen in a photo provided by the Russian government.

In Photos: The Iraq War

20 Years After U.S. Invasion, Iraq Is a Freer Place, but Not a Hopeful One

Kamil Jassim Mohammed, the custodian of the martyrs’ cemetery in Falluja, Iraq. It is hard to find anyone in Iraq who has not lost someone.

WHO Accuses China of Withholding Data on Covid’s Origins

Because questions remain about the samples and why the evidence disappeared, some scientists reacted cautiously, saying that it was difficult to assess the research without seeing a complete report.

China’s Xi to Visit Putin Under Shadow of War-Crimes Warrant

A photograph released by Russian state media showing President Vladimir V. Putin meeting with President Xi Jinping of China via video conference at the Kremlin in December.

Arrest Warrant From ICC Pierces Putin’s Aura of Impunity

What to Know About the ICC’s Arrest Warrant for Putin

A smashed portrait of President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia seen last year outside a police prison in Kherson City, Ukraine, where occupying Russian forces held Ukrainian prisoners.

When Judges Decide on Abortion

A court in Poland on Tuesday found Justyna Wydrzynska, a women’s rights activist, guilty of aiding an abortion by providing pills, the first conviction of its type in the country and in Europe.

Turkey’s Erdogan Finally Endorses Finland’s NATO Bid, but Not Sweden’s

President Sauli Niinisto of Finland and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey in Ankara, Turkey, on Friday.

For Iran, Saudi Détente Could Ease Strains Regionally and at Home

Ali Shamkhani, right, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, with Musaad al-Aiban, Saudi Arabia’s minister of state, and Wang Yi, China’s top foreign policy official, in Beijing last week.

The U.S. has long been wary of the I.C.C., but relations have been thawing.

The International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands.

Justice Dept. Investigating TikTok’s Owner Over Possible Spying on Journalists

TikTok’s U.S. offices in Culver City, Calif.

Simone Segouin, Teenage Fighter in French Resistance, Dies at 97

Simone Segouin, known by her nom de guerre, Nicole, at age 17 in 1944, after helping to capture 25 German soldiers in France. “Nothing pleased Nicole so much as the killing of the Germans,” Life magazine wrote.

Ukraine Jets: More MIG Fighters Will Help, but Kyiv Really Wants F-16s

F-16 fighter jets taking part in a NATO exercise in Poland, in October 2022.

Protests Resume in France After Macron Pushes Through Pension Bill

A protest on Friday blocked the traffic on the périphérique, the highway that circles Paris.

Submarine Deal With U.S. and U.K. Sparks Debate in Australia

President Biden, along with leaders of Australia and Britain, announced plans to develop and deploy nuclear-powered attack submarines.

Search Intensifies for Radioactive Canister Missing for Weeks in Thailand

A photo provided by Thai authorities shows the radioactive canister in December.

Going Hungry in America

A Dollar General in Lexington, S.C., in 2021.

Japan-Korea Relations Improve, but Ties Are Still Fragile

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan and President Yoon Suk Yeol of South Korea were among a group leaving a restaurant in Tokyo on Thursday.

Turkey Moves to Ratify Finland’s NATO Membership

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, and Finland’s president, Sauli Niinisto, in Ankara, Turkey, on Friday.

Xi, Cast as Peacemaker, Wades Into Russia’s War in Ukraine

Xi Jinping in Beijing on Sunday. China’s top leader is possibly positioning himself to serve as a mediator in Russia’s war in Ukraine.

In Myanmar, Atrocities Rise as Army Comes Under Pressure

Bullet holes in the wall of a Buddhist monastery near the village of Nanneint in central Myanmar. Rebels who are fighting Myanmar’s army say they found 22 bodies there on Sunday.

Jailed in Egypt at 17, He Wrote to Survive and to Share His Long Ordeal

Abdelrahman ElGendy, 27, in October at the University of Pittsburgh, where he is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree. He spent six years and three months in an Egyptian jail.

Israel’s Judicial Overhaul Protests Often Begin on Apps

A protest in Jerusalem last month against plans by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new government to overhaul the country’s judicial system. Critics say the effort will undermine the country’s democratic institutions.

As Dreams of Peace Wither, Nightmares Flourish in Ukraine’s Sleep

Psyches adapt to life changes in different ways. Some people recount dreams not of distress but of safety and comfort. Still others live through the trauma again in their sleep.

Banned From Russian Airspace, U.S. Airlines Look to Restrict Competitors

Delta Air Lines has redrawn trans-Pacific flight maps repeatedly in order to comply with both U.S. regulations and a Russian ban.

Slovakia Follows Poland in Pledging to Send Jets to Ukraine

Two MIG-29 fighter jets during NATO exercises near an air base in Lask, in central Poland, last year.