Beyond Borders

Delving into International Top Stories, Headlines, and Features

Middle East Crisis: Israeli Forces Strike in Humanitarian Zone; Scores Reported Killed

The Decathlete Who Picked Up a Gun

Biden Shepherded Europe on Ukraine and NATO. What Happens Now?

President Biden with fellow leaders at the Group of 7 summit in Italy last month.

Netanyahu, Who Clashed With Biden, Prepares for a Delicate Farewell

President Biden and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel in Tel Aviv in October.

Heat Waves Are Pounding Egypt, and Often There’s No A.C.

Shops were closed in Cairo early this month as the government imposed blackouts to save energy.

Israel Risks All-Out War With Hezbollah. A Truce in Gaza May Reduce That Threat.

A soldier with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon inspecting a house destroyed last week by an Israeli attack in Yarine, in southern Lebanon.

Russia Sentences Alsu Kurmasheva, American Editor, to a Penal Colony

Alsu Kurmasheva at a hearing in May. She was convicted of “spreading false information about the Russian Army,” a charge that has been used to silence critics of the invasion of Ukraine.

Ukraine Strikes Debt Restructuring Deal With Creditors

An artillery unit in eastern Ukraine on Friday. The debt restructuring deal will allow Ukraine to spend more money on its military.

A U.K. Deportation Plan Cost $900 Million. Only Four People Left.

Migrants in the English Channel in May.

At Least 6 Killed at Nursing Home in Croatia

Police officers at the scene of a shooting at a nursing home in Daruvar, Croatia, on Monday.

Couple Who Attempted to Cross Atlantic Found Dead in Lifeboat

James Brett Clibbery and his wife, Sarah Justine Packwood.

Paul Watson, Anti-Whaling Activist, Is Detained in Greenland

Paul Watson in 2018. He is known for his confrontational tactics in combating whaling.

Bangladesh Protests Inequality of Opportunity

Large demonstrations in Bangladesh, like this one in Dhaka, the capital, began early this month. Protests against a quota system for public-sector jobs have erupted many times in the past two decades.

Hong Kong’s Bouncy ‘Wonders’ Leave Some Wondering, ‘Why?’

Among the “Inflatable Wonders” exhibition, seen in Hong Kong on Tuesday, was a rendering of the enigmatic sculptures of Easter Island.

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.

Israel Orders New Evacuation in Gaza as Aid Workers Say Bombing Kills Dozens

Palestinians rush casualties to Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis on Monday, following an Israeli bombardment east of the city in the southern Gaza Strip.

Tuesday Briefing: Support Builds for Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris made her first public appearance since President Biden’s exit from the race.

Trial Set to Start Next Year in Bombing of U.S.S. Cole

The bombing of the U.S.S. Cole, on Oct. 12, 2000, was seen as a precursor of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

China is hosting talks between the two main Palestinian factions, but expectations are low.

Waving the Fatah emblem during a demonstration in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron in October.

A New Candidate Must Now Defend Biden’s Legacy Abroad

If Vice President Kamala Harris runs against Donald J. Trump, she will be defending President Biden’s record against Mr. Trump’s radically different interpretation of recent years.

Monday Briefing

Serving in the White House “has been the greatest honor of my life,” President Biden said. He said he would complete his term in office.

World Leaders React to Biden Campaign Decision

President Biden at the NATO summit in Washington this month. He announced on Sunday that he would not seek re-election.

Monday Briefing: Biden Ends His Re-Election Bid

President Biden said he would address the nation about his decision later this week.

Soho Waiters Race Keeps London Servers on Their Toes

Competing in the Soho Waiters’ Race in London on Sunday. “It’s the Olympics for us waiters,” one participant said.

Israeli Strike on Yemeni Port Will Harm Civilians, Not Houthis, Experts Say

A fire at an oil-storage building on Saturday after Israel struck Hudaydah, a port city in Yemen that the Houthis hold.

You Ask, We Answer

Bangladesh Sharply Cuts Quota System That Sparked Protest

Large demonstrations in Bangladesh, like this one in Dhaka, the capital, began early this month. Protests against a quota system for public-sector jobs have erupted many times in the past two decades.

Israel Intercepts Missile Fired From Yemen as Conflict With Houthis Continues

A fire at an oil storage facility on Saturday after Israeli strikes in the Houthi-held port city of Hudaydah in Yemen.

7 Takeaways From Our Investigation Into a Secret Investor in Jack Ma’s Companies

Canadian Politicians Are in No Hurry to Fight Foreign Interference in Elections

A Sikh temple in Brampton, a suburb of Toronto. Brampton is home to the largest Sikh community in Canada.

The Billionaire Criminal Who Secretly Profited Off Jack Ma’s Deals

The World’s Most Fashionable Judoka Is Looking for Clothes in His Size

Teddy Riner, with his wife, Luthna Plocus, at the Balenciaga show at Paris Fashion Week in March 2024. He’s wearing Balenciaga.

Thomas Neff, Who Turned Soviet Warheads Into Electricity, Dies at 80

Israeli Jets Bomb Sites in Yemen Linked to Iran-Backed Houthis

A photograph released by a Houthi media source shows a large fire in the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah after Israeli airstrikes on Saturday.

‘There’s No Way to Turn Yourself In’: Migrants Rethink Routes to U.S.

Houthi Drone Strike Highlights Dilemmas for Israel

A building in Tel Aviv that was struck on Friday.

Divisive Far-Right Politician in Ukraine Is Fatally Shot

Iryna Farion, a linguistics professor and former lawmaker, in Lviv, Ukraine, in 2022.

Dozens Dead or Missing After China Highway Collapse

A photograph released by China’s Xinhua news agency showing the broken bridge on Saturday.

‘Twisters’ and the Appeal of the Sequel

Much Is Still Unknown as Listeria Again Takes Canadian Lives

Neither Danone nor the Canadian government will say what company made the nondairy milk linked to two deaths.

How the U.S. Played a Role in Venezuela’s Election

Supporters of the opposition candidate Edmundo González going house to house this month showing the presidential ballot to neighbors in El Junco, Venezuela.

Did Police in Kenya Catch a Serial Killer or Coerce a Confession?

The Olympics Is Transforming Their Neighborhood. And Kicking Them Out.

Immigrants sitting together inside the so-called Squat Gambetta in Seine-Saint-Denis, a suburban area east of Paris.

The Buried Book That Helped Ukraine’s Literary Revival

Burned books inside the printing plant that was struck by Russian missiles last month.

To Deter Day-Trippers, Venice Tested a €5 Entrance Fee. Did Visitors Stay Away?

Inspectors checking tourists in Venice last month to verify that they had paid an entrance fee.

Bangladesh Orders Curfew to Quell Deadly Protests

Police facing off with protesters in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Friday.

Death of Vietnam’s Top Leader Raises Questions of Succession

President To Lam of Vietnam in Hanoi last month.

Blinken Says Gaza Cease-Fire Deal Is ‘Inside the 10-Yard Line’

Jake Sullivan, the national security adviser, and Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken said nothing about how the president would juggle the crisis engulfing his re-election bid with managing the tense relationship with the Israeli prime minister.

Houthis Launch Deadly Drone Strike on Tel Aviv, Evading Israel’s Defenses

What Evan Gershkovich Might Face Inside Russia’s Notorious Prisons

Evan Gershkovich, a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, on Friday during the verdict announcement at the Sverdlovsk Regional Court in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

The White House Has a Plan to Slash Plastic Use in the U.S.

The goal of the administration’s plan is to reduce demand for plastics and encourage a market for reusable or compostable alternatives.

Boat Fire off Haitian Coast Leaves At Least 40 Migrants Dead

What’s Left for France’s Left?

Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the leader of the far-left France Unbowed party. The parties of a left-wing coalition have been fighting among themselves after their victories in the country’s parliamentary elections.

Canada Pledges to Hit NATO Military Spending Target by 2032

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, center, at the NATO Summit in Washington this month. He pledged to reach a 2 percent target by 2032.

Is Your Flight Delayed by the Tech Outage? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Crowds at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on Friday, caught up in a technology outage that affected a worldwide range of systems, including 911 services and airline check-ins.

A Post-Euros, Post-Copa Mailbag

Lionel Messi y Argentina coronaron un largo verano con un trofeo.

Conflict in Western Congo Leaves Thousands Dead and Displaced

U.K. Says It’s Restoring Funding to the U.N. Agency That Aids Palestinians

Damage at a vacant UNRWA complex in Gaza City this month.

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