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Hamas and Israel Face Pressure to Embrace Cease-Fire Adopted by U.N.

A street in Khan Younis, Gaza, on Tuesday.

Middle East Crisis: Blinken Calls Some Hamas Changes to Cease-Fire Proposal Unacceptable

A fire caused by rockets launched from southern Lebanon into Israel.

Toronto Police Officer’s Posts About Work Harassment Led to Her Firing

Firouzeh Zarabi-Majd posted images on social media of the pornography and racist and sexist messages that she said she witnessed in the workplace.

Ukraine Plans Privatization Push to Help Fund War Effort

The Hotel Ukraine, which towers over the center of Kyiv, is up for sale for $25 million as part of a government privatization drive.

A Palestinian Professor Spoke Out Against the Gaza War. Israel Detained Her.

Prof. Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian of Hebrew University in Jerusalem, center, in court in Jerusalem in April. She is now under investigation for incitement to terrorism.

Ukraine Says It Shot Down Most of a Russian Missile and Drone Barrage

Ukrainian air defenses over Kyiv on Wednesday as Russia attacked Ukraine with missiles and drones.

In Wake of Election Defeat, Germany’s Olaf Scholz Will Slog On

All three of the parties in Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s coalition government earned fewer votes than the conservative opposition — combined.

Defiant Macron Predicts Chaos if France Succumbs to Extremes

President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Wednesday.

How Conservatives Lost a New U.K. Heartland

Natalie Fleet, the Labour Party’s candidate for Bolsover, at a D-Day ceremony in Whitwell, England, last week. Labour held the parliamentary seat for almost 70 years before the Conservatives won it in 2019.

Saudi Arabia’s Next Billion-Dollar Sports Play: A Boxing Takeover

Oleksandr Usyk, left, and Tyson Fury in their heavyweight unification fight in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, last month.

Greece Closes Schools and Acropolis Amid Heat

Members of the Hellenic Red Cross handing out bottles of water outside the Acropolis in Athens on Wednesday.

Fire in Kuwait Migrant Worker Housing Kills Dozens

The scene after the fire in Mangaf, about half an hour’s drive from the center of the Kuwaiti capital, on Wednesday.

Jin of BTS Completes His Military Service

Jin of BTS, now a civilian, in Yeoncheon, South Korea, on Wednesday morning. A bandmate, RM, is playing the saxophone.

Muggings, Murders and Mob Justice: Violent Crime Roars Back in Karachi

Police officers standing guard to inspect suspicious passengers in Karachi, Pakistan, last month.

Christophe Deloire, Who Strove to Protect Journalists, Dies at 53

Christophe Deloire in Paris in 2020 during a demonstration on behalf of an Algerian journalist, Khaled Drareni, who was imprisoned at the time but later released.

Houthis Attack Merchant Ship in Red Sea Off Yemen’s Coast

Akira Endo, Scholar of Statins That Reduce Heart Disease, Dies at 90

Akira Endo in an undated photo. He grew more than 6,000 fungi in the early 1970s as part of his research on cholesterol.

Blinken Calls Some Hamas Changes to Gaza Cease-Fire Proposal Unworkable

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, speaking of a Hamas counterproposal to a cease-fire deal, said, “Some of the changes are workable, some are not.”

Russian Warships Arrive in Cuban Waters as Part of Planned Military Exercises

A Russian frigate entering Havana’s harbor, on Wednesday.

Thursday Briefing: G7 Leaders Prepare to Debate Frozen Russian Assets

President Biden left Delaware yesterday for the G7 summit in Italy.

Israeli Hostages Rescued From Gaza Detail Life in Hamas Captivity

Evgeniia Kozlova, seated, said her son Andrey Kozlov went through “very difficult” circumstances during his many months as a hostage in Gaza. Jenifer Master, the girlfriend of Andrey, is standing behind her.

U.S. Expands Sanctions on Russia as G7 Leaders Gather

“Russia’s war economy is deeply isolated from the international financial system,” Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen said in announcing new sanctions.

Why Is Biden Going to Europe Twice in a Week?

The White House’s explanation for four trans-Atlantic crossings in nine days was simply that President Biden had commitments in Washington.

White House Takes a Tiny Bite From Giant Pile of Food Waste

A landfill in Vacaville, Calif. The state is one of several that already have food-waste strategies.

Three Men Convicted in Murder of Dutch Journalist

Peter R. de Vries was a renowned crime journalist whose career spanned decades.

Denmark’s Prime Minister Says She’s ‘Not Quite Myself’ After Assault

Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen of Denmark in June. A 39-year-old man was arrested after the public attack on her on Friday.

Hezbollah Launches Rocket Barrage After Commander Is Killed in Israeli Strike

An Israeli firefighter douses a fire caused by rockets launched from southern Lebanon on Wednesday.

At the G7, Biden Will Push for Frozen Russian Assets to Help Ukraine

President Biden will face the hurdle of convincing his allies, starting with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine, that the United States plans to stay in the fight with Ukraine, no matter what happens in the U.S. presidential election in November.

U.N. Report Accuses Israel and Hamas of Committing War Crimes

Navi Pillay, a former United Nations human rights chief, led the commission investigating the Oct. 7 attacks and subsequent conflict.

Wednesday Briefing

Hunter Biden with Jill Biden, the first lady, and his wife, Melissa Cohen Biden.

Senior Hezbollah Commander Is Killed in Israeli Strike

Smoke billowing during an Israeli bombardment on the southern Lebanese border village of Khiam on June 8.

Pope Francis Is Accused of Using a Homophobic Slur Again

Pope Francis was reported to have used an anti-gay slur during a meeting with priests in Rome on Tuesday.

At D-Day Ceremonies, Thinking of One Veteran Who Wouldn’t Return

Ste.-Mère-Église in Normandy, France, held its Friends of American Veterans celebration on June 3.

Rare White Grizzly Dies After Being Struck on Canadian Highway

Nakoda with her cubs in Yoho National Park in British Columbia, Canada. Officials believe that she gradually became habituated to humans in recent years, causing her to be less wary around people and highways.

Wednesday Briefing: Hunter Biden Found Guilty on Gun Charges

Hunter Biden with Jill Biden, the first lady, and his wife, Melissa Cohen Biden.

U.S. to Send Another Patriot Missile Battery to Ukraine

President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine near a battery of Patriot missiles in Germany on Tuesday.

No, a Remote Amazon Tribe Did Not Get Addicted to Porn

A Starlink antenna in a Marubo village during a visit by The New York Times in April.

Here’s a Look at the U.N.-Endorsed Cease-Fire Proposal for Gaza

Palestinians evacuating after Israeli military operations in central Gaza on Saturday.

Chiquita Banana Held Liable for Paramilitary Group’s Killings During Colombian Civil War

A jury on Monday ordered Chiquita to pay millions to relatives of farmers and others who were killed by a paramilitary group that the company financed in Colombia.

France in Shock as Conservative Leader Embraces Far Right

Éric Ciotti, the leader of the Republicans party, called the barrier that traditional parties have erected around the far right “totally out of step with the situation in France.”

At Least 49 Dead After Migrant Boat Sinks Off Yemen, U.N. Says

World Bank Sees Rosier Growth Outlook

An electric vehicle factory in Ningbo, China. Emerging market and developing economies are growing at a rate of 4 percent, led by China and Indonesia.

Migrants Seeking Safety in Cyprus Are Stuck in U.N. Buffer Zone

Peacekeepers last week in the Green Line between the internationally recognized south of Cyprus and the Turkish-occupied north. Nearly 30 asylum seekers are stranded in the zone.

4 Israeli Soldiers Are Killed in Apparent Ambush in Rafah

Israeli soldiers carried the coffin a soldier killed in Rafah, during a funeral at Mount Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem, on Tuesday.

Malawi’s Vice President, Saulos Chilima, Is Killed in Plane Crash

Malawi’s vice president, Saulos Chilima, in 2019.

Bill Gates Is Backing a Nuclear Power Project in Wyoming

Palestinians in the West Bank Are Living in the Shadow of the War in Gaza

A Champion Sherpa Died Guiding Foreigners. Is It Too Dangerous?

A photograph of Tenjen Lama Sherpa at his home in Kathmandu, Nepal, in October.

After the hostage rescue, the U.N. says actions by both Israel and Hamas may be war crimes, and other news.

Tuesday Briefing

Antony Blinken arrived in Israel yesterday.

Nigeria Confronts its Worst Economic Crisis in a Generation

A woman suffering from hypocalcemia, caused by a lack of calcium, in a hospital in Nigeria. Food prices have shot up and Nigerians are not eating enough.

Giorgia Meloni, Buoyed by Election Results, Basks in Spotlight as Italy Hosts G7

Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni of Italy speaking in Rome on Monday after elections for the European Parliament. Her hard-right Brothers of Italy party got 29 percent of the vote.

In Israeli Hostage Rescue, Minutes Made the Difference

A screen displayed an image of Noa Argamani on Monday in Tel Aviv. Held captive in Gaza for 245 days, she was rescued by Israeli forces on Saturday.

Chemical Makers Sue Over Rule to Rid Water of ‘Forever Chemicals’

Industry groups said the government was exceeding its authority by requiring removal of the chemicals from tap water.

4 Instructors From Iowa College Are Attacked in Public Park in China

Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, has had a partnership with Beihua University in northeastern China since 2018.

Israel’s Parliament Revives Bill on Drafting Ultra-Orthodox Men Into Military

A mounted Israeli police officer dispersing a protest in Jerusalem in early June. The protesters were rallying against efforts to eliminate military service exemptions for ultra-Orthodox Jewish men.

U.N. Passes Gaza Cease-Fire Resolution as Blinken Presses Israel and Hamas

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield and other members of the United Nations Security Council voted on the resolution.

Israel’s Military Says 3 Rescued Hostages Were Held in Hamas Member’s Home

Posters on a wall in Tel Aviv on Saturday show four rescued Israeli hostages. From left, Andrey Kozlov, 27; Noa Argamani, 26; Shlomi Ziv, 41; and Almog Meir Jan, 22.

Tuesday Briefing: U.N. Adopts U.S.-Backed Cease-Fire Resolution

Antony Blinken arrived in Israel yesterday.

Ukraine Reconstruction Official Resigns, Highlighting Tensions

A reconstruction worker at the cathedral in Odesa, Ukraine, which was damaged during Russian missile strikes last summer.

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