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U.S. Official Says Ukrainian Attack in South Appears to Be a Main Thrust of Counteroffensive

Cross-Border Skirmishes Heighten Anxiety for Ukrainian Villagers

“We are usually the first on the scene,” said Oleksiy Kharkivsky, chief of the patrol police in Vovchansk, at the remains of a market hit by Russia.

Quebec Wildfires Contribute to Extreme Fire Season in Canada

An aircraft dropping a mixture of water and fire retardant over a wildfire in Barrington Lake, Nova Scotia, last week.

China’s Crackdown on Mosque Domes is Drawing Rare Resistance

Arabic script on the walls outside a mosque in a village in Yunnan Province, China, in 2019. Mosques across Yunnan are being closed or renovated as part of a government campaign.

How Phone Messages Sped the Fall of President Milo Djukanovic in Montenegro

Kotor Bay, Montenegro. The country’s institutions have long been plagued by corruption and links to organized crime.

Children and Adults Wounded in Knife Attack in France

French forensic police working Thursday at the scene of a stabbing attack in the Jardins de l’Europe park in Annecy.

Pope Francis Is Doing Well After Hernia Surgery, Vatican Says

Pope Francis leaving his weekly general audience at St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican on Wednesday.

What Is the Saudi Sovereign Wealth Fund?

Numerous Saudi officials, including the governor of the Saudi Public Investment Fund, Yasir al-Rumayyan, and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, center, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in 2021.

Darfur, Blighted by Genocide, Faces a New Catastrophe: War

A market in El Geneina on April 29. The city in West Darfur has experienced some of the most severe fighting outside of the capital, Khartoum.

Ukraine Flood Deepens Misery in War Zone

Stand up paddle through the water to rescue residents from a flooded neighborhood caused by the destruction of the Kakhovka dam in Kherson, in southern Ukraine, on Wednesday.

Prince Harry Ends Testimony on Tabloid Case

Prince Harry leaving court in London on Wednesday.

Saudi Arabia’s LIV Golf Deal Is a Triumph That Transcends Sports

The golf deal, if it goes forward, represents an enormous victory for Saudi Arabia and its de facto leader, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in the country’s bid to become a major player in global sports.

Bolsonaro to Face Trial Over Electoral Fraud Claims

Former President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil speaking in March, after his loss, at the Conservative Political Action Conference in March in National Harbor, Md.

Sudan War: What We Know About the Conflict, and Why It Hasn’t Stopped

Smoke rose in Omdurman, Sudan, as fighting broke out on April 15 between two rival military factions in Khartoum, the capital, and around the country.

Man Tied to Natalee Holloway Disappearance Is Put on Extradition Flight to U.S.

Joran van der Sloot, center, was escorted to the airport in Lima, Peru, on Thursday before his expected extradition to the United States.

Wildfire Smoke From Canada Is Expected to Reach Norway

The smoke that has covered cities across Canada and the northeastern United States was expected to shift over Norway on Thursday

Wildfire Smoke Envelops the U.S.

Satellite Images Show Scale of Flooding From Ukraine Dam Collapse

Record Pollution and Heat Herald a Season of Climate Extremes

Smoke from Canadian wildfires turned New York City’s sky a deep, unsettling yellow on Wednesday.

Biden and Sunak Set to Discuss the Economy, A.I. and Ukraine

President Biden meeting with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak of Britain in San Diego in March. Mr. Sunak framed his interest in deeper economic cooperation as an imperative for countering shared economic and military foes.

Your Thursday Briefing

Rescuers searched for those needing help in Kherson.

Canada Wildfires Renew Calls for a National Fire Service

Unusually high wildfire activity is expected in Canada this summer.

After Dam Destruction in Ukraine, Thousands Flee for Water and Shelter

Evacuation operations in Kherson in southern Ukraine on Wednesday.

Your Thursday Briefing: A Dangerous Haze Across North America

Smoke from the wildfires blanketed New York City yesterday.

Rishi Sunak to Talk Tech With Biden, but Ukraine Is Likely to Surface

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak of Britain in Washington on Wednesday.

When Politics Saves Lives: a Good-News Story

President George W. Bush with Bono, the lead singer of U2, in 2006. Bono was among the activists who lobbied Mr. Bush for antiretroviral medications for people in sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean.

The Vaquita Hangs On: Drone Video Shows a Critically Endangered Porpoise in Mexico

Turkey’s Lira Falls to New Low as a New Economic Policy Forms

What We Learned From Prince Harry’s Second Day of Testimony

Prince Harry and his lawyer, David Sherborne, right, depart High Court in London on Wednesday.

U.N. Tribunal Finds Defendant in Rwanda Genocide Unfit to Stand Trial

An image taken from handout video showing Félicien Kabuga at a hearing last year in The Hague. He is accused of encouraging and bankrolling the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.

Ukraine Dam Collapse Brings Floodwater to Kherson

People in Kherson, in southern Ukraine, paddle-boarding while standing up on Wednesday to try to rescue residents in a neighborhood flooded by the destruction of the Kakhovka dam.

A Stunning Merger Angers Athletes

Dustin Johnson teed off on the 1st hole at a LIV golf tournament last year at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.

Air Quality This Week Gives U.S. a Glimpse of the World’s Air Pollution

A fisherman near smog-covered buildings on the north coast of Jakarta.

Pope Francis Is Out of Surgery With ‘No Complications,’ Vatican Says

Pope Francis arriving to lead his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City on Wednesday.

Traveling the World With Your Best Friend at Any Age

Dr. Sandra Hazelip, left, and Eleanor Hamby became social media sensations as they traveled the world, racking up millions of “likes” from followers.

Russia and Saudi Arabia’s Oil Partnership Shows Strain

The Manifa oil field in Saudi Arabia. The kingdom’s plan to slow production in order to raise oil prices has been complicated as Russia keeps its petroleum exports flowing.

How Sam Altman Stormed Washington to Set the A.I. Agenda

Sam Altman, right, OpenAI’s chief executive, and Senator Richard Blumenthal, Democrat of Connecticut, at a hearing last month. “The difference with Sam Altman is that he is having a conversation,” Mr. Blumenthal said.

Europeans Now See Russia as an Adversary, but Not China, Poll Says

President Emmanuel Macron of France and China’s leader, Xi Jinping, during a welcoming ceremony in Beijing in April.

Your Wednesday Briefing

Deliberate Explosion Inside Ukraine Dam Most Likely Caused Collapse, Experts Say

Destroyed Kakhovka Dam in Ukraine Floods War Zone and Forces Evacuations

The Nova Kakhovka dam in the Kherson region of Ukraine was breached early Tuesday.

Through Ties to Saudis, Golf Deal Promises Benefits to Trump

LIV Golf brought three tournaments at courses belonging to the Trump family in 2023, another example of the close relationship between the former president and Saudi Arabia.

Your Wednesday Briefing: A Dam Destroyed in Ukraine

A satellite image showing an overview of the damage on the Kakhovka dam in southern Ukraine on Tuesday.

Prince Harry, in Dramatic Testimony, Accuses Journalists of Phone Hacking

Prince Harry arriving at court on Tuesday in London to testify as a plaintiff in a phone hacking civil trial.

Destroyed Dam Sends Ukrainians Fleeing for Shelter

U.S. Was Aware of Ukrainian Plan to Bomb Nord Stream Pipeline Before Attack

An intelligence summary showed that the United States and European allies had reason to believe even before the attack that Ukraine viewed the pipelines as a target.

What We Learned From Prince Harry’s First Day in Court

Prince Harry leaving the High Court in London on Tuesday after giving evidence.

Dam Destruction Threatens Crimea’s Water Supply, Russia Warns

Residents looked at a partly flooded area of Kherson on Tuesday after damage to the Kakhovka dam.

A Summer Without Arctic Sea Ice Could Come a Decade Sooner Than Expected

Lighter-than-usual sea ice conditions at the North Pole in August 2020.

Prince Harry Says Tabloid Intrusion Caused His Chelsy Davy Breakup

Prince Harry and Chelsy Davy at a rugby match in London in 2009.

French Pension Plan Protests Erupt Again

Riot police used a water cannon on Tuesday to disperse demonstrators rallying in Rennes, in northwestern France, against government changes to pensions.

World Bank Projects Weak Global Growth Amid Rising Interest Rates

A factory in Give, Denmark. Rising interest rates may slow output in industries around the world, in both advanced and developing economies.

A Religious School That’s Also a Public School

Read Prince Harry’s Written Statement to the Court

Prince Harry Wages War Against Tabloids Forced to Change, if Not Retreat

The Sun, leading in 2020 with a story on Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, is part of a crowded field feeding celebrity news to the British public.

Storming a Trench Is Treacherous Business. Here’s How It’s Done.

Ukraine’s 93rd Mechanized Brigade firing a mortar at Russian positions from outside Bakhmut in May.

The Immigrant Experience in a Danish Butter Cookie Tin

Who Is David Sherborne, Prince Harry’s Lawyer?

David Sherborne, the lead lawyer in two of Prince Harry’s three current lawsuits, arriving at the High Court in London on Tuesday.

Kakhovka Dam in Ukraine Destroyed: What to Know

A screengrab from a video showing damage to the Kakhovka dam on Tuesday.

D-Day’s Historic Beaches Face a New Onslaught: Rising Seas

Wooden fencing has been installed to help retain sand on the dune in front of the Utah Beach Landing Museum in Ste.-Marie-du-Mont, France.

Your Tuesday Briefing

The Ukrainian Army’s 95th Air Assault Brigade in a wooded position targeting Russian forces in eastern Ukraine on Friday.