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Middle East Crisis: Global Court Says Israel’s Occupation of Territories Violates International Law

Conflict in Western Congo Leaves Thousands Dead and Displaced

WSJ Reporter Evan Gershkovich Faces 16 Years in Russian Prison for Espionage

The Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich standing in a glass cage in a courtroom in Yekaterinburg, Russia, last month.

What Evan Gershkovich Might Face Inside Russia’s Notorious Prisons

Evan Gershkovich, a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, on Friday during the verdict announcement at the Sverdlovsk Regional Court in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

A Border Crossing Shuttered for Months Traps the Sick and Wounded in Gaza

A 9-year-old Palestinian girl who suffered burns during an Israeli bombardment was treated at Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in Deir al-Balah, central Gaza, in June.

Outage for Microsoft Users Knocks Out Systems for Airlines and Hospitals in Chaotic Day

Is She the Oldest Person in the Amazon Rainforest?

Italian Monks Rebuild Quake-Ravaged Monastery, Giving Hope to Region

One of the reconstructed buildings at the monastery, which perches on a green hillside over Norcia, a town in central Italy.

Canada Pledges to Hit NATO Military Spending Target by 2032

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, center, at the NATO Summit in Washington this month. He pledged to reach a 2 percent target by 2032.

What’s Left for France’s Left?

Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the leader of the far-left France Unbowed party. The parties of a left-wing coalition have been fighting among themselves after their victories in the country’s parliamentary elections.

Boat Fire off Haitian Coast Leaves At Least 40 Migrants Dead

The Bangladesh Protests, in Photos and Videos

Demonstrators in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital, on Thursday.

Zelensky Is First Foreign Leader to Visit U.K. Cabinet Since Clinton

Prime Minister Keir Starmer of Britain welcoming the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, to 10 Downing Street in London on Friday.

Nguyen Phu Trong, Powerful Vietnamese Leader, Is Dead at 80

Nguyen Phu Trong, center, at the Vietnam Communist Party’s 11th National Congress in Hanoi, in 2011, at which he was voted to be the party’s new general secretary.

Houthis Launch Deadly Drone Strike on Tel Aviv, Evading Israel’s Defenses

The White House Has a Plan to Slash Plastic Use in the U.S.

The goal of the administration’s plan is to reduce demand for plastics and encourage a market for reusable or compostable alternatives.

Is Your Flight Delayed by the Tech Outage? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Crowds at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on Friday, caught up in a technology outage that affected a worldwide range of systems, including 911 services and airline check-ins.

A Post-Euros, Post-Copa Mailbag

Lionel Messi and Argentina capped a long summer with a trophy.

U.K. Says It’s Restoring Funding to the U.N. Agency That Aids Palestinians

Damage at a vacant UNRWA complex in Gaza City this month.

America’s Unstable Politics

Donald Trump onstage at the Republican National Convention.

Why Do Kind Strangers Return Our Wallets?

The writer’s wallet perches on a balcony in Seoul, a few months after it was lost and found in London.

Putin Counted on Waning U.S. Interest in Ukraine. It Might Be a Winning Bet.

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia in the Kremlin in March.

Friday Briefing

Donald Trump gave a speech in Milwaukee accepting the Republican presidential nomination, as screens showed images from the attempt on his life last weekend.

A Tip Sheet to Help Decipher American Politics

At the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, Wis., on Wednesday.

Large Earthquake Rocks Northern Chile

Houthis Claim Responsibility for Deadly Tel Aviv Explosion

Pressure Builds on Netanyahu as Visit to Washington Nears

Protesters in Tel Aviv on Thursday calling for the release of the hostages held by Hamas.

Friday Briefing: U.S. Presidential Race at a Crossroads

Donald Trump will address the final day of the Republican convention.

Dig at Meloni’s Height Could Cost Reporter in Italy 5,000 Euros

Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni of Italy at the Group of 7 summit in Fasano last month. A judge found a journalist guilty of defaming her over an insult.

Germany Promised to Step Up Militarily. Its Budget Says Differently.

Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany at a NATO summit in Washington this month.

World Leaders Mull a Potential Second Term for Trump

With Donald J. Trump consistently polling ahead of President Biden, some governments around the world are taking concrete steps to prepare for the possibility of a second Trump administration.

At 5, She Picked Up Chess as a Pandemic Hobby. At 9, She’s a Prodigy.

Bodhana Sivanandan will represent England at the Chess Olympiad.

U.K. Failed in Handling of Covid Pandemic, Inquiry Report Says

The Royal Free Hospital in London in March 2020. The report is the first from an inquiry established in 2021 by the then prime minister, Boris Johnson.

A Daily Pill to Prevent S.T.I.s? It May Work, Scientists Say.

The C.D.C. recommends that gay and bisexual men and transgender women who have had an S.T.I. in the last year or who may be at risk for one take doxycycline within 72 hours of unprotected sex.

Student Protests in Bangladesh Turn Deadly: What to Know

Clashes between the police and people who oppose a quota system n Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, on Thursday.

Von der Leyen Secures Second E.U. Term, but It’s a New World Out There

Ursula von der Leyen addressing the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, on Thursday.

Ukraine Loses Hard-Won Position Near Dnipro River in the South

A Ukrainian soldier with an anti aircraft cannon in the Kherson region last month.

The Myth of Migrant Crime

Migrants waiting to be taken to a shelter in Chicago.

Pressure Mounts on Netanyahu to Seal a Cease-Fire Deal Before Speech to Congress

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel at the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament, in Jerusalem on Wednesday.

France Parliament Re-elects Yaël Braun-Pivet for National Assembly President

Yaël Braun-Pivet, a centrist ally of President Emmanuel Macron, ascends the podium after winning re-election as president of France’s National Assembly on Thursday in Paris.

America’s Allies in Middle East See Some Advantages in Potential 2nd Trump Presidency

Then-President Donald J. Trump met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel in 2020.

Why Is Venezuela’s President, Nicolás Maduro, on the Ballot 13 Times?

If Maduro Wins, Venezuelans Vow to Leave

Leonela Colmenares, 28, an opposition activist, is considering a journey to the U.S. border. She spent years protesting everything from failing public services to the jailing of her activist colleagues.

Same-Sex Couples in South Korea Win Landmark Rights Ruling

Evan Gershkovich, Wall Street Journal Reporter, Returns to Court in Russia

Evan Gershkovich, a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, during a hearing in Russia last month.

Fire at Shopping Mall in Southwestern China Kills 16

Two Dead in Canada From Contaminated Milk Substitutes

Unsweetened almond milk carrying the Silk brand was among the drinks recalled by the Canada Food Inspection Agency last week.

Thursday Briefing

President Biden’s third bout with Covid sidelined him as he was trying to re-energize his campaign in Nevada.

Marine Tondelier, the ‘Other Marine’ of French Politics, Hits Back

Marine Tondelier, the Green leader, applauding the results of the second round of France’s legislative election in Paris on July 7.

Zelensky Among European Leaders Meeting in Churchill’s Birthplace

Prime Minister Keir Starmer of Britain, surrounded by the leaders of Denmark, Ukraine, the European Council and Moldova, at the summit in Blenheim Palace, near Oxford, England, on Thursday.

As Many South Koreans Shun Marriage, Two Women Try to Redefine Family

Hwang Sunwoo, left, and Kim Hana in Seoul. The two women, who have a best-selling book and a podcast, call themselves “a DIY family.”

In Argentina, Milei’s Devotion to Judaism Influences His Politics

President Javier Milei of Argentina, right, during an emotional visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem in February with his rabbi, Shimon Axel Wahnish.

Watch Rare Siamese Crocodiles Hatching

Thursday Briefing: J.D. Vance Takes the Stage

Before this year, Senator J.D. Vance never attended a national political convention.

Pentagon Warns ISIS Attacks Could Double This Year

An Islamic State flag in a bombed-out militant headquarters in 2017 in Mosul, Iraq.

Britain Approves Lab-Grown Meat for Pet Food

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