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Many Expected to Shun Iran Vote Seen as Presidential Race of One

Posters of presidential candidates on Sunday in Tehran.


How Autocrats From Russia and Kazakhstan Use London to Strike Global Foes

The Royal Courts of Justice in London. The brutal politics of authoritarian countries like Russia and Kazakhstan have spilled into England’s legal system.


E.U. Recommends Opening to Americans to Rescue the Summer

Cafes and restaurants on Piazza Santa Croce in Florence, Italy, last month. An increase in free-spending tourists would be welcome news for many European countries.


A Latin Expert’s Odyssey, From the Vatican to the Gay Rights Movement

Francesco Lepore at the Benedictine Cloister in Monreale, Italy. His experiences at the Vatican led him to the front lines of gay rights activism.


Kim Jong-un Ready for ‘Dialogue and Confrontation’ With U.S.

Kim Jong-un at a Workers’ Party meeting in Pyongyang, North Korea, in an image released on Thursday.


The Maldives Lured Tourists Back. Now It Needs Nurses.


Dreams in the Rubble: An Israeli Airstrike and the 22 Lives Lost

An educated, largely upper-middle class community inhabited the Abul Ouf Building before it was bombed last month.


Israel Strikes Gaza Again, After Militants Set Fires in Israel

Smoke and embers followed an Israeli airstrike in the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday night.


For Biden, Europe Trip Achieved 2 Major Goals. And Then There's Putin and Russia.

President Biden speaking in Geneva after his meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia on Wednesday, which capped a kind of European comeback tour.


Russia's Pro-Putin Commentators Praise Biden After Summit

President Biden with President Vladimir V. Putin in Geneva on Wednesday. A pro-Putin commentator said the meeting “fully justified the most optimistic expectations.”


After Putin Meeting, a Biden Trait Shows Itself Again: Stubborn Optimism

President Biden at NATO’s headquarters in Brussels on Monday. He has been on a three-country diplomatic tour of Europe.


Hong Kong Police Arrest Apple Daily Executives

Hong Kong police officers entering the headquarters of Apple Daily’s parent company, Next Digital, on Thursday.


Elite Afghan Forces Suffer Horrific Casualties as Taliban Advance

Members of the Afghan Special Forces in Helmand Province last month. As American and NATO troops withdraw, the Taliban are taking control of more and more districts across the country.


Nicaragua Denies Entry to New York Times Journalist Amid Escalating Crisis

Nicaraguan security forces during a raid of a news organization in Managua last month.


Iranians Vote for a New President, but Mood is Pessimistic

Voters lining up behind plastic sheeting installed as a barrier against the spread of coronavirus on Friday in Tehran.


Suspicion about vaccination videos fuels attacks on health workers in Kashmir.

Administrating a vaccine this month to a farmer in the village of Minnar, north of Srinagar, in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir.


Kids, Covid and Delta

Kids play at a park in El Paso earlier this week.


Israel will bolster the Palestinian vaccination drive, trading a million doses.

A Palestinian man receiving a vaccine in the village of Dura, near Hebron in the occupied West Bank, this month.


Taiwan Orders Some Tech Workers to Stay Indoors to Tackle an Outbreak


High Hopes for Johnson & Johnson’s Covid Vaccine Have Fizzled in the U.S.

Cesar Gonzalez receiving his first dose of the Pfizer vaccine in LaPlace, La., on Thursday. Mr. Gonzalez traveled from Honduras to get vaccinated, but chose the Pfizer vaccine over Johnson & Johnson when both were offered.


1971: U.S. Pledges to Return Okinawa to Japan


China's Covid Vaccination Drive Nears 1 Billion Doses

Waiting at an observation area after receiving a vaccine in Wuhan, China, this month. The country has administered more than 945 million doses, more than a third of the global total.


Your Friday Briefing

President Biden after his meeting with President Vladimir Putin of Russia on Wednesday.


What I Learned About Australia’s Lackluster Vaccination Effort From the Latest Covid ‘Hot Spot’ in Sydney

A testing site in Sydney’s Bondi Beach on Thursday. 


Two More Guantánamo Detainees Are Cleared for Transfer to Other Nations

No detainee has been released from Guantánamo Bay since the Trump administration repatriated a confessed Qaeda terrorist to Saudi Arabia in May 2018.


Parents and caregivers reported mental health issues more often than others during the pandemic, a C.D.C. study says.

New federal research has found that parents and caregivers reported more mental health issues during the pandemic than others.


Your Friday Briefing


Israeli Officer Who Killed Autistic Palestinian Man Charged With Manslaughter

A mural in the West Bank city of Bethlehem showing Iyad al-Hallaq, who was shot and killed by an Israeli policeman last year.


U.S. Embassy in Kabul Locks Down Amid Covid Outbreak

A man waiting to get his oxygen cylinder refilled in Kabul on Tuesday. The U.S. Embassy has gone into lockdown amid an outbreak among its workers. Coronavirus cases are surging throughout Afghanistan.


Canadian Couple Who Flew to Indigenous Town for Vaccine Plead Guilty


Kenneth Kaunda, Patriarch of African Independence, Is Dead at 97

Kenneth Kaunda, the prime minister of Zambia (then known as Northern Rhodesia), arriving in London in May 1964, shortly after becoming the British Commonwealth’s youngest prime minister.


Soho China Sells to Blackstone, Cementing Owners' Exit

The 2019 opening of the Leeza Soho, the Zaha Hadid-designed tower in Beijing, was Soho China’s last big public event. 


Supreme Court Limits Human Rights Suits Against Corporations

The decision by the Supreme Court on Thursday was the latest ruling to impose strict limits on lawsuits brought in federal court based on human rights abuses abroad.


Germany Recalls Platoon on NATO Mission Over Sexual Assault and Racism Claims

German tanks during an exercise in Munster, Germany, in June. The country’s armed forces have struggled for years to identify and weed out far-right extremists.


Nations weigh mandates and incentives to drive up vaccination rates.

Moscow in June. As Covid hospitalizations surged this week, the city government took a harder line, requiring vaccinations for many workers in public-facing jobs.


Ex-Mayor on Duterte’s ‘Narco Politician’ List Is Killed in the Philippines

President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines in Manila in 2019.


From the Times Magazine: Can the C.D.C. be fixed?


After Coronavirus Pandemic and Brexit, UK Begins to See Worker Gaps

At Granger & Co., a restaurant in Notting Hill, London, this month. Bill Granger, the owner, said he had recently encountered difficulty finding workers to hire at his four locations in the city.


The Specter of Inflation

A contractor finishes a project in Millsboro, Del.


He Warned Apple About the Risks in China. Then They Became Reality.

“Do you guys understand who Xi Jinping is?” Doug Guthrie said he had told Apple leaders.


Indigenous People Advance a Dramatic Goal: Reversing Colonialism

A makeshift memorial to honor the 215 children whose remains have been discovered near the Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia, earlier this month.


Five Weeks Before the Olympics, Tokyo's State of Emergency Will be Eased

Tokyo on Thursday. Some restrictions will remain in place in the capital and in six other areas until at least July 11, officials said.


South Asian Countries, Battling Outbreaks, Scramble for Covid Vaccines

Administering a Covid-19 vaccine in Kathmandu, Nepal, this month. Even after a weekslong nationwide lockdown, nearly one in three of the country’s coronavirus tests has been coming back positive.


As Astronauts Dock, China Takes Up Long-Term Residence in Orbit

From left, the Chinese astronauts Liu Boming, Nie Haisheng and Tang Hongbo before the launch of the Shenzhou-12 in Jiuquan, China, on Thursday. 


Your Thursday Briefing

President Biden and President Vladimir Putin of Russia in Geneva on Wednesday.


Want to See 'Springsteen on Broadway'? You'll Need Vaccination Proof

“Springsteen on Broadway” at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York before the debut in 2017.


With Putin, Biden Tries to Forge a Bond of Self-Interest, Not Souls

President Biden made an effort to form a working relationship with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia at their meeting in Geneva on Wednesday. “This is about self-interest,” Mr. Biden said.


U.S. Ends Trump Policy Limiting Asylum for Gang and Domestic Violence Survivors

A mother from Venezuela who is seeking asylum in the United States waiting to be transported by Border Patrol agents after crossing the border from Mexico into Del Rio, Texas, last month.


Biden and Putin Express Desire for Better Relations at Summit


CureVac’s Covid-19 Vaccine Disappoints in Clinical Trial

A volunteer participating in the clinical trial of the CureVac vaccine in Bilbao, Spain, earlier this year.


Israelis Wonder When or Whether Netanyahu Will Exit Official Residence

Supporters of Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party demonstrating outside his home on Sunday night.


Why The WHO is Urging Wealthy Nations to Give Latin America Priority for Vaccine Donations

Medical personnel transport a patient to an ambulance in Lomas de Zamora, Argentina last week.


Your Thursday Briefing

President Biden meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia on Wednesday.


Overbooked law schools are trying to induce some students to put off enrolling.

A balloon arch at the law school on the Duke University campus in Durham, N.C., last month.


Construction Flaws Led to Mexico City Metro Collapse, Independent Inquiry Shows

The scene of the collapse in Mexico City in May. The disaster has spiraled into a political crisis, threatening to ensnare two of the nation’s most powerful figures.


Boris Johnson Called U.K. Health Secretary ‘Hopeless’ in Leaked Texts

The British health secretary, Matt Hancock, speaking to media in London this month.


The E.U. says there’s ‘not much hope’ for any quick improvement to its own relations with Russia.

Mr. Putin’s limousine arriving at the Villa La Grange on Wednesday.


Wielding Twitter, Slovenia's Prime Minister Takes Aim at the Media

Preseren Square in the center of Ljubljana, Slovenia. The country takes on the rotating European Union’s presidency next month, raising concerns about respect for media freedom in the bloc.


‘A return to life as we know it’ as New York and California remove most coronavirus restrictions.

Diners at a cafe in Eureka, Calif., on Tuesday, after Gov. Gavin Newsom relaxed most capacity limits and social distancing requirements.