Global Dispatch

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Middle East Crisis: Israeli Forces Retrieve Bodies of 5 Hostages From Gaza

In Burkina Faso, ‘Nowhere Is Safe’ from Terrorists or Troops

Visitors at the Armed Forces Museum in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, during a cultural festival in May. Western countries like France and the United States once saw the nation as a haven of stability in a volatile region.

Why Only 15 Athletes From Russia Will Compete at the Paris Olympics

Members of a Ukrainian group protest the decision by the International Olympic Committee to allow some Russian athletes to compete under a neutral flag at the Paris Olympics.

U.K. Policy on Israel’s War in Gaza Is Diverging From the U.S.

Prime Ministers Rishi Sunak of Britain and Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel in London. The new British government is more likely to put pressure on Israel over its military response to the Oct. 7 attacks.

What a Professor’s Firing Shows About Sexual Harassment in China

Graduates at Renmin University in Beijing in 2023. The university has faced public scrutiny after a graduate student complained about her professor.

Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress: Key Takeaways

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel speaking to American lawmakers on Wednesday.

Racheal Kundananji Leads Zambia Against USWNT at Paris 2024

Racheal Kundananji in Lusaka, Zambia, months after she signed a record-setting deal to join a team in the United States.

Israel Rolls Into Paris Olympics Amid Cheers, Boos and Police Sirens

Israel’s soccer team made its competitive debut against Mali at the Paris Games.

Prince Harry Says Battle With U.K. Tabloids Deepened Family Rift

Prince Harry leaving court in London last year after giving evidence at the Mirror Group phone-hacking trial.

New Zealand Abuse in Care Report Speaks of ‘National Catastrophe’

A crowd gathered at Parliament in Wellington, New Zealand, for the release of an inquiry’s report into the abuse of children and vulnerable adults in state- and faith-based institutions over decades.

Ukrainians Are Turning to ‘Death Doulas’ Amid War With Russia

Mediterranean Drought Forces a Hard Choice: Who Gets the Water?

Paris, City of Light and Shadows, Is Redrawn for the Olympics

An American marching band visits the Eiffel Tower in June. The Paris landmark will loom over beach volleyball matches at the Olympic Games. Many of Paris’s historical sites will host events.

Ukraine Presses China to Help Seek End to War With Russia

In a photo released by Chinese state media, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, left, of Ukraine shakes hands with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, before talks in Guangzhou, China, on Wednesday.

Israelis Contrast Netanyahu’s Speech in Congress With Grim Reality at Home

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel spoke to U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday.

Gaza’s Death Toll Was Largely Accurate in Early Days of War, Study Finds

A truck held the bodies of Palestinians killed by Israeli airstrikes in central Gaza in October.

Australian Field Hockey Player Amputates Finger to Play in Paris Olympics

Australia’s Matthew Dawson, in orange, during a match in June.

Philippines Says Tanker Carrying 1.4 Metric Tons Of Oil Capsizes In Manila Bay

The tanker Terra Nova in Manila Bay on Thursday, in a photo released by the Philippine Coast Guard.

Typhoon Gaemi Reaches China as Cargo Ship Sinks Off Taiwan

The Xindian River in New Taipei City, Taiwan, on Thursday.

Thursday Briefing

“Nothing — nothing — can come in the way of saving our democracy,” President Biden said from the Oval Office. “That includes personal ambition.”

How US Chips Continue to End Up in Russian Missiles

135 Bonham Strand in Hong Kong houses shell companies that ship restricted military technology to Russia, according to an analysis by The New York Times.

Assessing Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended Israel’s war with Hamas on Wednesday.

Thursday Briefing: Netanyahu’s Address to Congress

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the U.S. Capitol yesterday.

Netanyahu Defends Israel in Speech to Congress

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address laid bare deep divisions in Washington over the nine-month war, whose toll on civilians has outraged many Democrats and drawn international condemnation.

Protesters Denounce Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress and Some Clash With Police

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators outside the Capitol on Wednesday before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel was to address Congress.

Kamala Harris’s Indian Heritage Is Deeply Felt if Little Advertised

Vice President Kamala Harris with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India at the White House last year. At a luncheon, Ms. Harris spoke of her personal connection to India.

When the Paris Olympics Begin, the Seine Is His Stage

Thomas Jolly, artistic director of all four Olympic and Paralympic ceremonies, in Paris. “I don’t have a model to work from,” he said. “It’s creation in the extreme.”

Salt Lake City Will Host 2034 Winter Olympics

Members of the Salt Lake City 2034 delegation after Wednesday’s vote in Paris.

Meet the Woman Leading Venezuela’s Opposition to Maduro

María Corina Machado campaigning last week in Guanare, Venezuela. Polls show enormous support for her movement ahead of Sunday’s election.

Hepatitis A and Other Diseases Surge Among Gaza’s Displaced, U.N. Says

Children walking near stagnant wastewater on their way to a food distribution point in Deir al Balah, in central Gaza, last week.

Germany Bans Islamic Group, Accusing it of Supporting Hezbollah

Nancy Faeser, Germany’s interior minister, accused the I.Z.H. of promoting Islamic extremism.

Nepal Plane Crash Kills 18 People After Takeoff

North Korean Trash Balloons Land on South Korean Leader’s Compound

Cleaning up the payload of a balloon from North Korea that landed in a Seoul street on Wednesday.

Wednesday Briefing

Vice President Kamala Harris told supporters in Milwaukee that “the baton is in our hands.”

Kamala Harris and Some Democrats to Skip Netanyahu’s Address to Congress

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after his address to Congress in 2015. Dozens of Democrats boycotted that speech, in which he rebuked a proposed U.S. nuclear agreement with Iran.

You Can Buy Meat Grown in a Lab in This Country

Huber’s Butchery in Singapore, which is selling lab grown meat.

Explosion at Jose Cuervo Tequila Factory in Mexico Kills 5

A fire burning after an explosion at a Jose Cuervo tequila plant in Tequila, Mexico, on Tuesday.

U.K. Royal Family Gets Financial Boost From Offshore Wind and Palaces

King Charles III and other royals on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after attending the King’s Birthday Parade in London last month.

Fatah and Hamas Sign Unity Deal in China, but Deep Divisions Remain

Foreign Minister Wang Yi, center, of China hosted an event for Mahmoud al-Aloul, left, vice chairman of Fatah, and Mousa Abu Marzouk, a senior member of Hamas, in Beijing on Tuesday.

Harris’s Views on Israel Are in the Spotlight as Netanyahu Visits Washington

Vice President Kamala Harris has been seen as more critical of Israel’s war in Gaza than President Biden, but she is not expected to express any differences in policy when she meets with the Israeli prime minister.

Wednesday Briefing: Democrats Unite Behind Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris at her first campaign rally in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Tuesday since taking over the Democratic ticket.

Macron Rejects Left-Wing Group’s Choice for Prime Minister, Lucie Castets

A portrait of Lucie Castets was displayed on a screen during President Emmanuel Macron’s interview with France 2 television on Tuesday.

An Unbending Leader’s Crackdown Rains Carnage on Bangladesh

Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh’s prime minister, at her office in Dhaka last year.

Landslides Kill 150 in Ethiopia

Footage from a video released by the local government shows people standing at the bottom of a landslide that occurred in the Geze district in Ethiopia.

Reality Show Contestant Apologizes After Eating Protected Bird in New Zealand

The weka, a flightless bird native to New Zealand, is a protected species.

Brazilian Art Student Switches Coin at the British Museum With a Fake

A scan of the original coin being manipulated by the artist.

Hamas and Fatah Signed a Statement of Unity in China, but Skepticism is High

Mahmoud al-Aloul, the deputy leader of the Fatah party; Wang Yi, China’s foreign minister; and Mousa Abu Marzouk, a senior member of Hamas, in Beijing on Tuesday.

Noriko Ohara, Voice Actress Known for Nobita in ‘Doraemon,’ Dies at 88

Netanyahu Seeks Support in U.S. Visit, but Will Find a Nation Distracted

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and President Biden in New York last year.

Canada Issues Evacuation Order for Jasper National Park as Wildfires Burn in Alberta

A wildfire on Saturday in British Columbia, which borders Alberta.

Tuesday Briefing

Vice President Kamala Harris is closing in on the Democratic nomination. Most of the party’s delegates have now endorsed her.

Neeraj Chopra Stars in India’s Olympic Dream

A wall of fame at the home of Neeraj Chopra, the Olympic champion in the javelin, in Khandra, India.

When Pakistan Tightened a Border, Thousands of Lives Were Upended

People gathered in Chaman, Pakistan, to protest new rules that have effectively closed the border with Afghanistan.

In Georgia’s Depressed Heartland, Pining for the Soviet Past

Davit Jakeli, right, who sells scrap metal from his home, and his neighbor looking out across Kazreti, Georgia, in May.

How to Bring a Gun to the Olympics (If Your Sport Requires One, That Is)

Sagen Maddalena, 30, an American rifle shooter, expects her luggage to draw special attention whenever she travels to competitions.

Founder of Kakao, South Korean Tech Giant, Arrested Over K-Pop Deal

The Kakao office at Seongnam, South Korea.

After Harris Declines, Senator Will Preside at Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress

Senator Benjamin Cardin of Maryland, who is heading into retirement, on Capitol Hill this month. He will preside over Congress on Wednesday during an address by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel.

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