Global Dispatch

Uncovering Today's International Headlines and Top Stories

Israeli Strikes Kill Over 20 and Hit Another U.N. Building in Gaza

A U.N. school now used as a shelter in Nuseirat refugee camp in Gaza after an Israeli strike on Tuesday.

Heat Wave in Ukraine Further Strains Its Electricity Grid

Generators powering a row of shops in the Podil neighborhood of Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital, on Tuesday.

King’s Speech Promises a Changed U.K.

King Charles III formally opened Britain’s Parliament on Wednesday, presenting the priorities of Britain’s new Labour government.

How France Blocked the Far Right

Posters showing candidates for France’s second round of legislative elections outside the City Hall in Saintes last week.

Russian Orthodox Church Wages a ‘Holy War’ Against Satanism, and the West

A Sunday mass at the church in Rautel, Moldova. The community has been divided by differences over the Russian Orthodox Church.

Pentagon Warns ISIS Attacks Could Double This Year

An Islamic State flag in a bombed-out militant headquarters in 2017 in Mosul, Iraq.

Plan to Rename Milan Airport After Silvio Berlusconi Sparks Protests

Terminal 1 at Milan’s Malpensa Airport, which is now named International Airport Milan Malpensa — Silvio Berlusconi.

Wall St. Journal Reporter Says She Was Fired Over Hong Kong Union Role

Selina Cheng, a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, was elected chair of the Hong Kong Journalists Association in June.

Traces of Cyanide Found in Bangkok Hotel Room Where Six Died

A news conference Wednesday at a Bangkok police station about the six bodies found in a downtown hotel room.

Trump Says Taiwan Should Pay for U.S. Defense

Former President Donald Trump backstage before entering the Convention Hall on the first day of the RNC Convention in Milwaukee on Monday.

A Guide to the King’s Speech: Crown Jewels, Black Rod and a Mace

In 2022, then-Prince Charles read the Queen’s Speech, filling in for Queen Elizabeth II, who missed the ceremony.

Hiker’s Death Prompts Move to Allow Wider Bear Cull in Romania

A bear on a street in Covasna, a town in central Romania, last fall.

Paris Mayor Swims in Beautified Seine Ahead of Olympic Games

Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris, and Tony Estanguet, the head of the Paris Olympics Committee, prepared to swim in the Seine in central Paris on Wednesday.

Thursday Briefing

President Biden’s third bout with Covid sidelined him as he was trying to re-energize his campaign in Nevada.

Marine Tondelier, the ‘Other Marine’ of French Politics, Hits Back

Marine Tondelier, the Green leader, applauding the results of the second round of France’s legislative election in Paris on July 7.

As Clouds Gather Over Europe, Leaders Seek Unity in Churchill’s Birthplace

Visitors to Blenheim Palace in 2019. European leaders are meeting there on Thursday.

In Argentina, Milei’s Devotion to Judaism Influences His Politics

President Javier Milei of Argentina, right, during an emotional visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem in February with his rabbi, Shimon Axel Wahnish.

As Many South Koreans Shun Marriage, Two Women Try to Redefine Family

Hwang Sunwoo, left, and Kim Hana in Seoul. The two women, who have a best-selling book and a podcast, call themselves “a DIY family.”

Watch Rare Siamese Crocodiles Hatching

Thursday Briefing: J.D. Vance Takes the Stage

Before this year, Senator J.D. Vance never attended a national political convention.

Britain Approves Lab-Grown Meat for Pet Food

E.U. Court Rebukes European Commission Over Covid Vaccine Contracts

A woman received a Covid-19 vaccine near Paris in 2021. The European Union’s initial vaccine campaign was marred by a slow start.

In a Porridge Box, an Ancient Treasure Mysteriously Arrives in Dublin

Moving in Childhood Contributes to Depression, Study Finds

Researchers found that people who moved more than once within the ages of 10 and 15 were 61 percent more likely to suffer from depression in adulthood compared to counterparts who had not moved.

Judge Orders Boss Who Coughed at Employee During Pandemic to Pay Damages

Barriers in central London in 2020, set up to allow more room for pedestrians because of Covid-19 social distancing measures.

Israel’s Military Says It Eliminated Half the Leadership of Hamas Military Wing

The collapsed minaret of a mosque in Nuseirat, in the central Gaza Strip, on Wednesday.

World’s Rarest Whale Washes Up on New Zealand Beach

Scientists believe the carcass that washed up in Otogo, New Zealand, this month could give them their first opportunity to dissect a spade-toothed whale.

Biden vs. His Party

President Biden last week.

Flash Flooding in Toronto Leads to Rescues and Power Outages

Cars are partially submerged in flood waters in the Don Valley following heavy rain in Toronto on Tuesday.

Wednesday Briefing

The Democratic Party is still deeply divided about President Biden’s electoral prospects.

Vineyard Wind Turbine Breaks a Blade, Sending Pieces Ashore on Nantucket

Workers moved turbine blades for the Vineyard Wind offshore facility at the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal in Massachusetts last year.

Wednesday Briefing: A Turbulent Moment in U.S. Politics

President Biden has said repeatedly that he is not leaving the race.

Former Syrian Official in Charge of Notorious Prison Is Arrested in Los Angeles

Adra prison on the outskirts of Damascus, Syria, in 2010. Former prisoners describe being starved, beaten, tortured and raped at the complex.

Bangladesh Deploys Border Force to Try to Quell Student Protests

The student wing of the ruling party, Bangladesh Awami League, fighting with students protesting job quotas in the Dhaka College area in Bangladesh on Tuesday.

U.S. Detected Potential Iranian Plot to Kill Trump Separate From Saturday’s Shooting

Mr. Trump ordered a strike in 2020 that killed Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, the Iranian security and intelligence commander responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American troops in Iraq over the years.

Fact-Checking the Republican National Convention on Energy Claims

Senator Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee speaking at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee on Monday.

Rare Attack in Oman on Shiite Worshipers Leaves 6 People Dead

A screen grab from a video posted on social media purporting to show people fleeing the scene of a shooting near a mosque in Oman’s capital, Muscat.

Six People Found Dead in Bangkok Hotel Under Mysterious Circumstances

The police were blocking members of the media from entering the Grand Hyatt Erawan in central Bangkok, where three men and three women were found dead on Tuesday.

Pushing Quick End to Ukraine War, Orban Plays Trump’s Messenger to E.U.

Donald J. Trump and Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary on Thursday at Mr. Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in a photograph released by Mr. Orban’s office.

The Poet Who Commands a Rebel Army

Ko Maung Saungkha, center, a poet who is a rebel commander in Myanmar, on the first day of training for new recruits in Karen State, in May.

I.M.F. Sees Signs of Cooling in U.S. Economy

A line for a South Florida job fair. “The United States shows increasing signs of cooling, especially in the labor market, after a strong 2023,” wrote Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, the I.M.F.’s chief economist.

Vaughan Gething, First Minister of Wales, Resigns

Vaughan Gething in Cardiff in March, when he became the first Black person to lead a national government in Europe.

J.D. Vance’s Chance

Senator J.D. Vance and his wife, Usha, at the convention last night.

Gareth Southgate Resigns as England Coach

Gareth Southgate coached England to the semifinals of the 2018 World Cup and the finals of two straight European Championships.

Surge in Violence by West Bank Settlers Draws Ire of Israel’s Allies

Inspecting damage at a construction material depot after a reported overnight attack by Israeli settlers, near the village of Bazariya in the West Bank on Friday.

Heavy Downpours and Flooding Kill Dozens Across South Asia

Flooding in Assam, India, earlier this month.

North Korean Diplomat Defects to the South, Talks of Execution

A file image of Ri Il-kyu, a senior North Korean diplomat who defected to the South last November, was aired on a news program in the South on Tuesday.

What Trump 2.0 Could Mean for the Environment

Former president Trump has promised to repeal federal regulations designed to cut greenhouse gases.

NASA Sends a Missy Elliott Song to Space

Missy Elliott performing at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles last year.

Taiwan’s Blunt-Talking Leader Faces China’s Backlash

President Lai Ching-te of Taiwan has used direct language to reject China’s claim to the island. “According to international law, we are already a sovereign and independent country,” he told Time magazine.

Masoud Pezeshkian Promises Change in Iran. Can He Deliver?

Masoud Pezeshkian at a rally in Tehran on the last day of campaigning before the election. He ended up winning in an upset.

Dysfunction Sidelines Ukraine’s Parliament as Governing Force

Independence Square in Kyiv. Ukraine’s Constitution assigns more power to the Parliament than the presidency. But the balance in wartime has been different.

Masha Gessen Sentenced in Absentia by Russian Court to 8 Years in Prison

Masha Gessen, shown in Germany last December, was found guilty of spreading “false information” about the Russian military by a court in Moscow.

J.D. Vance’s Opposition to U.S. Support for Ukraine: In His Own Words

J.D. Vance has been one of Congress’s most vocal opponents of U.S. aid for Ukraine.

Tuesday Briefing: Donald Trump’s Running Mate

J.D. Vance, once a critic of Donald Trump, is now his running mate.

Israel in Talks Over Withdrawing From Egypt-Gaza Border, Officials Say

A view of Rafah in the Gaza Strip, seen from the Egyptian side of the border, this month.

South Korea Bans Everything Bagel Seasoning

J.D. Vance Is an Oil Booster and Doubter of Human-Caused Climate Change

Mr. Vance has accused the Biden administration of “wanton harassment of fossil fuel companies.”

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