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Ukraine Drones Target Military Bases Deep in Russia, Showing Expanded Reach

A satellite image showing aircraft on Sunday at Engels Air Base in Russia.


Cyril Ramaphosa Unlikely to Face Impeachment in South Africa

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa after a meeting of the African National Congress in Johannesburg on Monday to discuss his fate.


Peru’s President Pedro Castillo Faces Impeachment Attempt

President Pedro Castillo in Lima in October. He faces a third impeachment attempt in Congress.


China Stems Wave of Protest, but Ripples of Resistance Remain

A demonstration in Beijing last month against strict coronavirus measures. The recent unrest has been the boldest and most widespread in China since the pro-democracy movement of 1989.


Ukrainian Drones Hit 2 Bases Deep in Russia

A neighborhood in the Kyiv suburb of Irpin on Sunday.


Putin Signs Law Banning Expressions of LGBTQ Identity in Public

The authorities blocking a L.G.B.T.Q. rally in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 2019.


Russia’s Economy Is Threatened by War and Sanctions

The closed Volkswagen factory in Kaluga, Russia. The slowdown in auto manufacturing is one of the most tangible signs of the effects of Western sanctions on Russia’s economy.


Brussels Terrorist Attack Trial Opens, Reviving Painful Memories

Masked police stood guard on Monday as lawyers spoke with defendants in a specially designed glass box during the start of the trial for the 2016 Brussels attacks.


China Protests Raise Hopes of Activists Abroad

Students lighting candles last week on the campus of the Chinese University of Hong Kong to show solidarity with protesters in mainland China.


Photos: Indonesia’s Mount Semeru Erupts, Displacing Nearly 2,000

A view of Mount Semeru from Kajar Kuning village in Lumajang, Indonesia, on Monday. The volcano erupted early Sunday.


What to Know About Iran’s Morality Police

An Iranian woman gestured while talking to morality policemen during a crackdown to enforce the Islamic dress code, in Tehran, Iran, in 2007.


Sudan Military and Pro-Democracy Coalition Sign Peace Deal

Sudanese demonstrators protesting in the capital, Khartoum, in August against a military coup that deepened the country’s political and economic turmoil.


‘Important Step’ Toward Addressing Toxic Legacy of Huge Mine

Theonila Roka Matbob, a local landowner, near the shuttered Panguna mine pit in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, in 2019.


Iran Has Abolished Morality Police, Official Suggests, After Months of Protests

Demonstrators in Tehran in October. The protests ignited by the death of Mahsa Amini have grown to encompass the entire range of discontents with Iran’s rulers.


A Russian Journalist’s Reference to Russian Troops Causes Fury and Soul Searching.

The staff of TV Rain, an independent Russian station, packing up in Moscow after the announcement of its closure there, in March.


Your Tuesday Briefing

This satellite image collected and released by Maxar Technologies on Monday shows the Engels air base, in Russia.


In Liberated Ukrainian City of Kherson, Ecstasy Gives Way to Despair

Kherson residents lining up for water beside a torn-down Russian propaganda billboard last month.


Despite Sanctions, Russian Cruise Missiles Were Made Recently

Russia attacked the port of the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson in November.


Putin Inspects Crimean Bridge Partially Destroyed By Explosion

This photograph released by Russian state media shows Russian President Vladimir V. Putin at the Kerch Strait Bridge on Monday.


The End of a Presidential Launchpad

Jimmy Carter in Des Moines in 1976.


He returned a dazed soldier to the Russians. Ukraine calls it treason.

Watchmen at the junction in Kherson, Ukraine, where they captured a disoriented Russian pilot in March.


Skyrocketing Prices in Turkey Hurt Families and Tarnish Erdogan

A currency exchange office in Istanbul. With the Turkish lira’s fall, the minimum wage is now worth less than $300 a month.


Her Baby Needs Heart Surgery. But She Is Demanding ‘Unvaccinated’ Blood.

The New Zealand health service has denied the family’s request to use blood from unvaccinated volunteers and says that the vaccines pose no risk to donor supplies.


EU Embargo of Russian Oil and G7’s Price Cap Take Effect

A gas station in Frankfurt, Germany.


Your Monday Briefing: The Social Cost of ‘Zero Covid’

A lone woman sneaked into an exercise area last month at a park that had been cordoned off by red plastic barriers, near Xiasha Village in Shenzhen, China.


Werner Franke, Who Exposed East German Doping Program, Dies at 82

Dr. Werner Franke at a conference in Germany in 2015. He and his wife exposed the state-sponsored doping program that brought East Germany Olympic glory in the 1970s and ’80s.


Macron Says Security Guarantees For Russia Are an ‘Essential’ Part of Peace Talks

President Emmanuel Macron of France during his state visit to the United States on Friday.


A Strike, Averted

Freight trains in Atlanta.


Omega X Members Say Their K-pop Agency Mistreated Them


China’s Covid Restrictions Collide With Beijing’s Social Contract

A lone woman sneaked into an exercise area last month at a park that had been cordoned off by red plastic barriers, near Xiasha Village in Shenzhen, China.


The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s National Crusade Against Climate Action

Jason Isaac, director of the Life:Powered initiative of the Texas Public Policy Foundation. “Today, I’m thankful to live a high-carbon lifestyle and wish the rest of the world could too,” he tweeted on Thanksgiving.


Arab Fans are Confronting Israeli Media at Qatar’s World Cup

Fans of Tunisia cheering with Palestinian flags at the World Cup in Doha, Qatar, last month.


In War, Ukrainians Forage for Mushrooms in Forests With Mines

A Polish mushroom, a kind of porcini, growing on the forest floor in the Bucha district of Ukraine.


Kremlin’s Defiance Adds Questions Over Whether Oil Price Cap Will Work

Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Alexander Novak during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in June.


Ramaphosa Vows to Fight Impeachment Report and Seek Re-election

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa said on Saturday that he would not resign in the face of a parliamentary inquiry.


Rogue Wave Strikes Cruise Ship, Killing One and Injuring 4 Others

Tourism to the Antarctic has steadily increased in recent decades, prompting concerns about environmental damage and human safety.


Why Is Rahul Gandhi Walking 2,000 Miles Across India?

Rahul Gandhi marching in the outskirts of Hyderabad, in southern India, early last month. To reach voters, he said, there is “no other way but to hit the streets to listen and connect with people.”


Ukraine Calls for Evacuations From a Russian-Controlled Area

Pro-Ukrainian billboards on Friday in Kherson, a strategic southern city that Ukrainian forces recently recaptured. Weeks earlier, posters there had pro-Russian messages.


Your Holiday Rituals


After Half a Century, Prince Edward Island’s Musical Tradition Takes a Break


After Fanning Covid Fears, China Must Now Try to Allay Them

An epidemic control worker in Beijing on Friday cleaning outside a barrier fence in an area with communities in lockdown.


Photos: Mauna Loa’s Eruption Offers Rare Glimpse Into the Earth

Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcano, began erupting this week for the first time since 1984.


Landslide Tragedy Turns Italy’s Focus to Illegal Construction

Firefighters searched for victims this past week after a landslide hit Casamicciola Terme, a port town on the southern Italian island of Ischia.


He Returned a Dazed Soldier to the Russians. Ukraine Calls It Treason.

Watchmen at the junction in Kherson where they captured a disoriented Russian pilot in March.


U.S. Sees Little Prospect for Ukraine Talks With Putin After Biden Offer

President Biden meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia in Switzerland last year.


As Macron Loses His Sheen at Home, Harmonious U.S. Visit Is ‘Regenerative’

President Emmanuel Macron of France greeting people in New Orleans on Friday, where he was reminded of the bargain price of the Louisiana Purchase.


Zelensky Proposes Banning Ukrainian Orthodox Church Led by Putin Ally

A priest leading a Sunday service at a Russian Orthodox Church in the city of Kryvyi Rih, in Ukraine’s Dnipro region, in October.


Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Leading Light in German Letters, Dies at 93

Hans Magnus Enzensberger at a political event in Frankfurt in 1968. He was regarded as one of the founding literary figures of the Federal Republic of Germany.


Pakistan Condemns ‘Assassination Attempt’ on Its Kabul Embassy

Taliban security forces in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Friday, near the site of an attack on the Pakistani embassy.


Canadian Man Charged in Rebecca Contois's Murder Accused of 3 More Killings

Relatives and friends of three murdered women, including Morgan Harris, gathered at a vigil in Winnipeg.


Paul Whelan, American Prisoner in Russia, Contacts Family After Weeks of Silence

Paul Whelan, an American accused by Russian officials of spying, is being held at a penal colony in the Mordovia region of the country.


How the ‘Price Cap’ on Russian Oil Works

An oil refinery in Omsk, Russia, in November.


In Call With Putin, Scholz Vows Germany’s Continued Support for Ukraine

Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany in Berlin in October.


Ukrainian Embassies Targeted With Bloody Packages, Kyiv Says

Police officers rerouted civilians after a letter bomb blew up in the Ukrainian Embassy in Madrid on Wednesday.


Population Growth Is Making Hurricanes More Expensive

Debris and destruction left behind by Hurricane Ian at Fort Meyers Beach, Fla. in October.


New Zealand and Australia Ponder a Lower Voting Age

A polling station in Auckland, New Zealand, in 2020.


The Drummer Who Reminds People That ‘You Can Play Music as You Like’

Miguel Tomasín has released more than 100 albums with his band, Reynols.


How a German State Helped Russia Complete Nord Stream 2

Pipes from Nord Stream 2 work in Sassnitz, Germany. Russia invaded Ukraine weeks after the pipeline was finished.


Your Friday Briefing

President Joe Biden and President Emmanuel Macron talk while walking down the Colonnade to the Oval Office at the White House on Thursday.


As Officials Ease Covid Restrictions, China Faces New Pandemic Risks

Health care workers on Tuesday in Beijing, where daily Covid numbers have been at their highest since the pandemic began.


Germans Turn to Heat Pumps to Replace Gas Furnaces

A heat pump made by Vaillant, in a special room where the German company tests the device’s electromagnetic radiation.


Prosecutor Drops Australia Parliament Rape Case, Citing Toll on Accuser

The defendant, Bruce Lehrmann, leaving court in Canberra, Australia, in October.