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Israelis Broach a Concession in Hostage Talks With Hamas

Palestinians being given food aid in Beit Lahia, in the northern Gaza Strip, on Monday.


Macron Not Ruling Out Western Troops on the Ground in Ukraine

President Emmanuel Macron of France speaking at a conference in support of Ukraine in Paris on Monday.


The Spy War: How the C.I.A. Secretly Helps Ukraine Fight Putin

A Ukrainian Army soldier in a forest near Russian lines this month. A C.I.A.-supported network of spy bases has been constructed in the past eight years that includes 12 secret locations along the Russian border.


Hungary Approves Sweden’s Accession to NATO

Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary in Parliament in Budapest on Monday.


Middle East Crisis: Israel Signals a Willingness to Free High-Profile Palestinian Prisoners, Officials Say


Navalny Was Part of Discussions on a Prisoner Exchange

Aleksei Navalny appeared via a video link from an Arctic penal colony on Jan. 11. Preliminary talks about his release are said to have also involved a swap for a Russian man convicted of killing a former Chechen fighter in Berlin.


Senate Aide Investigated Over Unofficial Ukraine Actions

Ukrainian marines unloading ammunition at a training ground for recruits in the Zaporizhzhia region last July.


In Russia, Knowing That Her Son Is Dead, and Waiting for Him Anyway

Yulia Seleznyova, right, holding the baby of her daughter Olesya, 21, center, in her one-room apartment in 2023 in Tolyatti, Russia.


The NATO Welcoming Sweden Is Larger and More Determined

British soldiers during a NATO exercise this month in Poland.


31,000 Ukrainian Soldiers Killed in Two Years of War, Zelensky Says

President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine in Kyiv on Sunday at a conference where officials presented plans as Ukraine moves into a third year of full-scale war with Russia.


Weary but Determined, Ukrainians Vow Never to Bow to Russia

“The sirens are never-ending,” said Olena Turchinova, 62, whose neighbor was killed this month when two S-300 missiles hit residential homes in Chuhuiv, outside Kharkiv, Ukraine.


Premier League Cuts Everton’s Points Deduction

Everton’s successful appeal moved it five points clear of the Premier League’s relegation zone.


A Re-established West Bank Settlement Symbolizes Hardened Israeli Views

The ruins of the Homesh settlement in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.


Belarus Holds an Election, but the Outcome Is Not Hard to Predict

President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, last year. Opposition parties in Belarus have all been banned — belonging to one is a crime.


Tuesday Briefing: Hungary Approved Sweden’s NATO Bid

Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary in Parliament in Budapest on Monday.


Unopened Case of More Than 10,000 Hockey Cards Sells for $3.7 Million

Collectors who buy unopened cases of sports cards might never open the packages, instead treating them as investments to be sold as is at a later date.


How a Slow-Moving Court Became the Center of the World’s Hottest Debate

The International Court of Justice, the United Nations’ top court, is hearing two matters related to Israel and the Palestinians.


Canadian Skaters File Appeal Seeking Medals From Beijing Olympics

Vanessa James and Eric Radford, along with six other figure skaters from Canada, have filed a case demanding that they be awarded the bronze medals in the team event of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.


Palestinian Authority’s Prime Minister Submits Government Resignation

Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh of the Palestinian Authority during a cabinet meeting in Ramallah in the West Bank on Monday.


Israeli Airstrikes in Lebanon Are the Deepest in Years

Smoke from the site of Israeli airstrikes near the city of Baalbek in Lebanon on Monday.


ICJ Holds Last Day of Hearings on Israel’s Occupation of Palestinian Territories

Public hearings on Israel’s policies toward Palestinian territories began last week at the International Court of Justice at The Hague.


Monday Briefing

Lesia Komaritska, 41, visits the grave of her husband, who was drafted into the Ukrainian military last January 2023, and was killed in Bahmut in February 2023, and buried in the section of the cemetery reserved for soldiers in Kharkiv, Eastern Ukraine.


Lee Hoyang, Prolific K-Pop Producer and Songwriter, Dies at 40

Lee Hoyang, better known as Shinsadong Tiger, in Seoul in 2015.


‘Peetah’ Morgan of Reggae Band Morgan Heritage Dies at 46

Peter Anthony Morgan at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festival in 2022.


Netanyahu Says Israel Will Invade Gaza City of Rafah

A young Palestinian looking Sunday at a destroyed mosque in Rafah, in southern Gaza.


Boat of Missing American Couple Hijacked by Escapees in Grenada, Police Say

Ralph Hendry and Kathy Brandel, who have been married for 27 years, participated in a recent sailing club rally and were spending the winter in the Caribbean.


Netanyahu Says a Hostage Deal Would Delay, But Not Stop a Rafah Invasion

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel in Jerusalem this month.


Monday Briefing: Hostage Talks to Continue in Qatar

More than 200 hostages were taken during the Hamas-led attacks on Oct. 7, according to the Israeli authorities. Most who have returned were freed during a cease-fire deal last year.


Airman Dies After Setting Himself On Fire Outside Israeli Embassy in Washington

The protester filmed his self-immolation in front of the Israeli Embassy in Washington.


Professional Softball in Mexico: A New Frontier for Women in Latin America

The Mexico City Red Devils playing the Avila de Veracruz team last month in Mexico City.


Biden Caught in a Political Bind Over Israel Policy

New buildings at the Israeli settlement of Eli in the West Bank in December.


U.S. and British Warplanes Again Strike Houthi-Linked Targets in Yemen

Houthi militants have launched attack drones and cruise and ballistic missiles at vessels in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.


Human Rights Atrocities Mount in Sudan as War Spirals, U.N. Says

Refugees from the fighting in Sudan line up to board a barge in Renk, South Sudan. A United Nations report documents horrors by both warring sides.


Henry Rono, Record-Breaking Distance Runner From Kenya, Dies at 72

Henry Rono competing in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, Alberta. He won the gold medal.


Fire in Valencia, Spain, Leaves Residents Homeless After Panicked Escapes

Firefighters inspecting the aftermath of a huge fire that raged through two buildings in Valencia, Spain, on Friday.


Aleksei Navalny’s Body Was Returned to His Mother, Allies Say

Lyudmila Navalnaya, Aleksei A. Navalny’s mother. On Saturday, she was still in the northern city of Salekhard, near the Arctic prison where Mr. Navalny was reported to have died on Feb. 16.


Ukraine Marks 2nd Anniversary of Russian Invasion, Determined Despite Setbacks

People lay flowers and other items beneath the destroyed Romanivskyi Bridge in Irpin, Ukraine, on Saturday to mark the anniversary of Russia’s invasion.


Two Years After Russia’s Invasion, Ukraine Faces Deepening Fog of War

A Russian strike this week in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, damaged a water filtration plant, cutting the water supply to part of the city.


Farmers Clash With Police and Macron at Paris Agricultural Fair

The Salon International d’Agriculture in Paris is a rite of passage for French presidents. Emmanuel Macron’s visit on Saturday had an exceptionally rough start.


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Few Good Solutions as Home Affordability Plummets

Building more houses won’t solve Canada’s affordability problem in many cities, economists say.


Hard Lessons Make for Hard Choices 2 Years Into the War in Ukraine

Soldiers with the 31st Separate Mechanized Brigade firing a 122-millimeter howitzer D-30 at a Russian target this week in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine.


Ukrainian Family Holds Out Hope Son Will Be Released by Russians

Svitlana Hrebinyk inside her family’s home last week in the town of Trostyanets, in Ukraine’s Sumy region.


For Car Thieves, Toronto Is a ‘Candy Store,’ and Drivers Are Fed Up

After his previous two cars were stolen, Dennis Wilson installed theft prevention measures, including a steering wheel lock, on his newest vehicle.


Gaza Toilet Shortage Creates Sanitation Crisis

Makeshift tents where displaced Palestinians live in Rafah, a city in the southern Gaza Strip. In a sprawling tent encampment, access to bathrooms is a prevailing concern.


Why the Cost of Success in English Soccer’s Lower Leagues Keeps Going Up

Across England, wealthy investors are pouring vast sums of money into semiprofessional and amateur league soccer teams.


Netanyahu Issues First Plan for Postwar Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu circulated his plan on the same day that American, Israeli, Qatari and Egyptian officials began negotiations in Paris.


U.S. Warns of Environmental Damage if Vessel Struck by Houthis Sinks

At least one missile struck the Rubymar on Monday night.


Alfred Grosser, Champion of French-German Reconciliation, Dies at 99

Alfred Grosser in his Paris office in 2009. A French citizen since age 12, he was called “one of the architects of postwar reconciliation with Germany.”


Russian Authorities Threaten to Bury Navalny on Prison Grounds, Aides Say

A memorial for late Russian opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny in Zagreb, Croatia, earlier this week.


Want to Play in the Asian Champions League? It Will Cost You.

Urawa Red Diamonds, the 2023 champion, was the rare team to make money off last year’s Asian Champions League.


Head of U.N. Palestinian Aid Agency in Gaza Warns It Is at ‘Breaking Point’


Netanyahu’s Postwar Gaza Plan Clashes With Calls From U.S. and Others

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel has released his most detailed vision yet for the future of Gaza after the war.


German Lawmakers Move Closer to Legalizing Marijuana

Karl Lauterbach, Germany’s health minister, left, and Lisa Paus, the minister for family affairs, senior citizens, women and youth, at the Bundestag, Germany’s Parliament, in Berlin on Friday.


Argentina’s Leader Meets With Blinken, as He Heads to Meet Trump

“Argentina has decided to return to the side of the West,” President Javier Milei of Argentina said after meeting with Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Buenos Aires on Friday.


Biden Announces Major New Sanctions on Russia After Navalny’s Death

President Biden with Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen. The administration’s new sanctions were created by the Treasury, State and Commerce Departments.


Orban Gives Green Light to Sweden’s NATO Bid

Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson of Sweden, left, and Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary in Budapest on Friday. The two met to discuss Sweden’s NATO membership, which Hungary has been blocking for 19 months.


Shamima Begum Loses Appeal Over British Citizenship

Shamima Begum in 2021 in a Syrian refugee camp. Britain has revoked her citizenship, citing national security risks.