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Russia-Ukraine War: Ukraine’s Influence Increases in Disputed Black Sea Waters

Independence Square in Kyiv on Tuesday.

Official Visits Between Saudi Arabia and Israel Highlight Warming Ties

The Saudi ambassador to the Palestinians, Naif al-Sudairi, left, with the prime minister of the Palestinian Authority, Mohammad Shtayyeh, in the West Bank on Wednesday.

United Nations Struggles to Meet Challenge of Changing World

Delegates and world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly last week in New York. They largely agree on the need for changes in the body’s diplomatic structure but cannot agree on what is needed.

Germany Toughens Migration Checks to Control Asylum Seeker Influx

The police stopping cars and vans to search for illegal immigrants at a checkpoint not far from the Polish border near Cottbus, Germany, on Monday.

Wedding Hall Fire in Iraq Kills 100 People

The aftermath of the fire at Al Haithem wedding hall, in the Hamdaniya district of Nineveh Province in Iraq, on Wednesday.

Germany Cracks Down on Another Far-Right Group

A raid on a property in Essen, Germany, on Wednesday belonging to a suspected member of a far-right group.

Libya Flooding Disaster Underlines the Country’s Corruption

Damaged buildings in the aftermath of the floods in Derna, Libya, this month.

In Azerbaijan-Armenia Conflict, a Bloody End in Nagorno-Karabakh

Travis King, Soldier Who Crossed North Korean Border, Is Back in U.S. Custody

Pvt. Travis King on a news broadcast in Seoul last month.

Young Sailors in Odesa Are Severed From the Sea by Ukraine War

Students at the Marinesko Maritime Professional College in Odesa, Ukraine, during their first day of school earlier this month.

After Taking Away Enemies’ Citizenship, Nicaragua Takes Their Homes

A poster with an image of Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, in Managua. Mr. Ortega’s autocratic government has stepped up its campaign against opponents.

What to Know About 5 People Suspected of Spying for Russia in the U.K.

Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London in 2021. The preliminary hearing on Tuesday follows an investigation by the police counterterrorism command.

A New Border Crossing: Americans Turn to Mexico for Abortions

Women in Saltillo, Mexico, celebrated a court ruling that declared criminalization of abortion illegal in 2021. Mexican abortion-rights activists are seeing American women who seek abortions turning to Mexico.

Venezuela Migration Explained

Venezuelans crossing from Mexico into the United States in May.

North Korea May Have Seen Little Benefit in Keeping Travis King

News coverage of North Korea’s deportation of Pvt. Travis King on a TV screen in a Seoul train station on Thursday.

M. S. Swaminathan, Scientist Who Helped Conquer Famine in India, Dies at 98

M. S. Swaminathan’s research, along with training programs he developed to teach farmers how to cultivate more productive varieties of wheat and rice, warded off starvation for hundreds of millions of people.

Yuki Tsunoda: The Potty-Mouthed Japanese F1 Racer Who Became a Cult Star

Yuki Tsunoda at the Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka, Japan. Mr. Tsunoda is the first Japanese driver to race in Formula 1 since Kamui Kobayashi left in 2014.

Sikh Separatism Is a Nonissue in India, Except as a Political Boogeyman

Sikh villagers from Mehron village in Moga, India, in September. A separatist push that’s taken hold in Sikh diaspora communities isn’t much of an issue among Sikhs in India.

Thursday Briefing

Cargo ships in the Black Sea, off the coast of Romania, last month.

Russia Releases New Videos of Viktor Sokolov, Admiral Ukraine Says It Killed

An image from a video released by Russia’s Black Sea Fleet on Wednesday apparently showing Adm. Viktor Sokolov, commander of the fleet, speaking with journalists in Sevastopol, Crimea, in an apparent bid to show that he is alive and well.

Thursday Briefing: U.S. Soldier Is Out of North Korea

Pvt. Travis King on a news broadcast in Seoul last month.

Biden Administration Says Israelis Can Travel to U.S. Without a Visa

President Biden with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel. Mr. Biden and his aides are juggling important diplomatic goals on Israel.

Russia Shares New Video of Black Sea Fleet Admiral Ukraine Claims to Have Killed

An image taken from video released on Wednesday by the press service of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet shows a man identified as Adm. Viktor Sokolov, the commander of the fleet, during an interview in Sevastopol, Crimea.

Wednesday Briefing

Adm. Viktor Sokolov, Russia’s Black Sea fleet commander, in Sevastopol, Crimea, last year.

At Least 100 Are Killed in Fire at Wedding Hall in Iraq

Soldiers and emergency workers early Wednesday outside a hospital in Bakhdida, Iraq, where some victims of the wedding hall fire were taken.

To Knock an Elephant Off Balance, Bring Out a Giant Blindfold

Did Ukraine Kill Russia’s Black Sea Fleet Commander in a Missile Strike?

Adm. Viktor Sokolov, Russia’s Black Sea fleet commander, in Sevastopol, Crimea, last year.

In Russia-Ukraine War, Disinformation Is a Weapon Regularly Deployed

Ukrainian soldiers operating in the Kharkiv region in July 2022, after officials indicated a major operation elsewhere, near Kherson.

Wednesday Briefing: South China Sea Tensions Cross a Line

An image taken from video and released by the Philippine Coast Guard showing a diver cutting a rope that kept a Chinese barrier in place in the South China Sea.

Canada House Speaker Quits After Ukrainian Who Fought for Nazis Was Honored

Anthony Rota, the speaker of the House of Commons of Canada, shaking hands with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine last week.

Erdogan Says Turkey’s Parliament Will Ratify Sweden’s Entry into NATO if the U.S. Sells Turkey Fighter Jets

Turkish F-16 fighter jets flying in formation over Istanbul in 2007.

Peter Nygard, Disgraced Fashion Designer, Faces Trial in Toronto

The fashion designer Peter Nygard is accused of sex crimes in Canada and the United States.

The Philippines’ Tension With China Crosses New Line in South China Sea

Chinese Coast Guard boats sailing close to a floating barrier near the Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea in September.

The U.S. Is Sending Depleted Uranium Munitions to Ukraine. What Does That Mean?

Ukrainian soldiers setting up a U.S.-manufactured armored vehicle during a counteroffensive operation in the Donetsk region in June.

Ukraine-Russia War Shows Fight for Democracy Continues

As Ukraine continues to press its counteroffensive, it reclaimed the village of Neskuchne in August. Western democracies have maintained a high level of support for Ukraine, which the Russian president, Vladimir V. Putin, has described as a struggle against Western values.

Liberal Democracy in the World View

President Biden speaking before the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Sept. 19.

Behind China-U.S. Tensions Are Misunderstandings, Author Says.

The economist Keyu Jin was educated in the United States and is now an associate professor at the London School of Economics. Her father, Jin Liqun, heads the Beijing-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

Death Toll Rises in Nagorno-Karabakh Fuel Depot Blast

A family in Kornidzor, Armenia, on Tuesday, after fleeing Nagorno-Karabakh. The children’s father was killed in a gas station explosion.

Tuesday Briefing

A view of Sevastopol after a missile was said to have struck the headquarters of the Black Sea fleet.

Ukraine Says It Killed Chief of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet

Smoke billowing from a building at a headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol, Crimea, on Friday, after it was struck in a missile attack.

Philippines Says It Removed Barrier in South China Sea That Blocked Boats

An image taken from video and released on Monday by the Philippine Coast Guard shows a diver cutting through the ropes that kept Chinese barriers in place at the Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea.

Tuesday Briefing: Hollywood Writers Reach a Deal

Striking Hollywood writers and actors picketing in Los Angeles on Friday.

Biden Hosts Pacific Islands, With a Rising China in Mind

President Biden with leaders of Pacific Island nations at the White House on Monday. Over the past year, the United States has opened embassies in the Solomon Islands and Tonga, and plans to open one next year in Vanuatu.

Hundreds Injured After Fuel Depot Blast in Nagorno-Karabakh, Official Says

An image from a social media video purporting to show smoke from a fuel depot explosion on Monday near Stepanakert in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Canada’s Speaker Apologizes After Ukrainian Who Fought for Nazis Was Honored

Yaroslav Hunka, right, who served in a Nazi unit in World War II, in the House of Commons in Ottawa on Friday. His introduction coincided with President Volodymyr Zelensky’s visit to Canada.

Some London Police Officers Step Back From Armed Duty After Murder Charge

Armed police officers standing guard outside St. Paul’s Cathedral in London last year.

Irish Gymnastics Body Apologizes After Black Girl Is Shunned at Ceremony

Dengue Fever Outbreak in Bangladesh Strains Scarce Resources

Patients with dengue fever at a hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh, earlier this month.

American-Made Abrams Tanks Arrive in Ukraine, U.S. Officials Say

An American-made Abrams tank during a military training exercise in Niinisalo, Finland, in May.

Finland Raced to Join NATO. What Happens Next Is Complicated.

Finnish soldiers participating in a military exercise in Rovajarvi, Finland, in May. Finland joined the NATO alliance in April of this year, ending decades of military nonalignment.

In Romania, the Traumas of a Bloody Revolution Still Cast a Long Shadow

A cemetery in Brasov, Romania, where Florin Negru and others killed in 1989 are buried.

Matteo Messina Denaro, Long-Sought Italian Mafia Boss, Dies at 61

A screen grab taken from a video showing Matteo Messina Denaro being escorted out of a police station in January after his arrest in Palermo, Sicily.

Monday Briefing

Ukrainian marines training in the Zaporizhzhia region before heading to the frontline. American officials say more Ukrainian forces should be near Zaporizhzhia and in the south of the country.

AfD Candidate Loses Race for Mayor in Nordhausen, Germany

Jörg Prophet, right, of the far-right party Alternative for Germany, campaigning last week in Nordhausen.

Monday Briefing: How China Is Walling Off the Sea

A Chinese People’s Liberation Army ship in May off Mischief Reef.

France to Pull Its Troops From Niger After Military Coup

Supporters of the military junta outside the Niger and French military bases in Niamey this month.

Nearly 400 Ethnic Armenians Flee Nagorno-Karabakh

Ethnic Armenians arriving from Nagorno-Karabakh in Goris, Armenia, on Sunday.

Amid Black Sea Threats, Ukraine Steps Up Use of New Shipping Route

The bulk carrier Eneida approaching a seaport near Odesa, Ukraine, on Friday.

Sikhs in India Are in Limbo Amid Canada Dispute

Praying at a gurdwara, a Sikh place of worship, in Punjab, a majority-Sikh state in India that has a special bond with Canada.