As War Persists in Ukraine, Doctors Warn of Rise in Premature Births
The mental burden of Russia’s invasion has exacted a heavy toll on civilians. As the fighting drags on, pregnant women are among those facing the toughest trials.
Russian Missiles Kill 3 in Kyiv, Including Mother and 9-Year-Old Girl
They were among three people killed in a Russian missile attack, officials said. Ukraine opened an investigation, as Russians described shelling and evacuations in border regions.
Protests Erupt in Senegal After Opposition Leader Is Sentenced to Prison
At least one person died in clashes after Ousmane Sonko, a strong rival to the president, was sentenced in absentia to two years in a trial that many Senegalese considered politically motivated.
Even in Prison, She’s ‘an Indomitable Voice’ for Freedom in Iran
Fighting for change has cost Narges Mohammadi her career, separated her from family and deprived her of liberty. But a jail cell has not succeeded in silencing her.
Spy Deaths on Boat in Italy Ignite Conspiracy Theories
Four people died when a storm sank a boat in northern Italy. Then it emerged that 21 of those aboard had worked for Israeli or Italian intelligence, igniting a speculative frenzy.
U.K. Government Refuses to Give Boris Johnson’s Texts to Covid Inquiry
A panel examining how Britain handled the pandemic wants copies of the former prime minister’s text messages, but the government is taking the matter to court.
In Finland, Blinken Calls Russia’s War ‘Strategic Failure’
In a symbolic moment on a visit to NATO’s newest member, the U.S. secretary of state said that the war had greatly diminished Russia’s power, but that there was still a long road ahead.
Conflict With the Far Right Shrouds Jerusalem’s Pride Parade
Much of Israel’s L.G.B.T.Q. community feels threatened by the right-wing government and its judicial overhaul plan — even with a gay speaker of Parliament.
Ukraine’s Future Ties to NATO Are Main Topic as Western Nations Meet
The question of how to guarantee Ukrainian security loomed over a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Norway and a gathering of European leaders in Moldova.
What It Takes to Protect Kyiv From Russian Bombardment
Russian air attacks on Kyiv have come in relentless waves. Yet very little has penetrated the patched-together but increasingly sophisticated air defense network. Here’s why.
Ben Roberts-Smith, Australia’s Most Decorated Soldier, Loses Defamation Case
A judge ruled for newspapers that had been accused of defaming the soldier by reporting that he had committed war crimes in Afghanistan.
China Wants to Set the Terms of Any ‘Thaw’ With the U.S.
China has pushed to set the terms of its re-engagement with the Biden administration, rebuffing a request for a defense meeting while urging Washington to drop sanctions.
China Investing in Open-Source Intelligence Collection on the U.S.
A new report outlines Chinese efforts to mine public information from the Pentagon, think tanks and private companies to gain insight on the American military.
Individual Canadian Cigarettes to Be Labeled With Health Warnings
Tobacco companies must soon label individual cigarettes sold in the country with a health warning, in what Canada is calling a global first.
Senegal Blocks Some Social Media After Ousmane Sonko Is Sentenced
Demonstrators had battled with the police to protest a two-year prison sentence given to a leading opposition figure.
The Three Other Trump Investigations
The Manhattan case isn’t Trump’s only legal problem.
Sparrows Are the Main Suspects in a Bird-Nest Murder
A nest was assaulted. The main suspect: A nonnative sparrow.
Alli Smith, of the Cornell Ornithology Laboratory, offers beginner tips for exploring the wide world of birds.
Alli Smith, of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, offers beginner tips for exploring the wide world of birds.
Big, Incredible Journeys in an Incredibly Big Country
Trips across Australia are often necessarily trips at a striking scale.
Eusebius McKaiser, Acerbic South African Political Analyst, Dies at 44
Adamantly progressive, openly gay and politically fearless, he cast a sharp eye on the country’s post-apartheid politics and culture.
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