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I.M.F. and Ukraine Agree to $15.6 Billion Lending Program

Ukrainian soldiers in the Donetsk region on Monday.

Russian Faced Prison Time for Instagram Post About War in Ukraine

Olesya Krivtsova in court in Russia. She said she later fled the country because she did not believe her chances of being exonerated were high amid a broader Kremlin crackdown on free speech.

At Al Aqsa Mosque, Shards of Stained Glass Tell a Story of Conflict

Renovations in September on a window in the Qibli Mosque, one of two main structures inside the Aqsa compound.

As Haiti’s Police Retreat, Gangs Take Over Much of the Capital

People walk past members of the Haitian National Police in March as they attempt to repel gangs in a neighborhood near the Presidential Palace in Port-au-Prince.

Uganda Passes Strict Anti-Gay Bill That Imposes Death Penalty for Some

Ugandan legislators debated the anti-gay bill in Parliament in the capital, Kampala, on Tuesday. The president has yet to show any sign that he will reject the measure.

In a Brother Act with Putin, Xi Reveals China’s Fear of Containment

The Chinese leader, Xi Jinping, was greeted with pomp and pageantry on his visit to Moscow.

Its Forces Under Siege, Ukraine Hits Distant, Russian-Held Crimea

A soldier from Ukraine’s 28th Separate Mechanized Brigade firing a grenade on Monday in the Donetsk region. Russian forces have gained ground around the Ukrainian stronghold of Avdiivka, also in Donetsk.

Xi and Putin Bind China and Russia’s Economies Further, Despite War in Ukraine

A photo released by Russian state media on Tuesday shows President Xi Jinping of China and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia at the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow.

Ukrainian Soldiers Speed Through U.S. Training on Patriot Missiles

A U.S.-made Patriot surface-to-air missile system in Zamosc, Poland, in February.

As War in Ukraine Grinds On, China Helps Refill Russian Drone Supplies

A truck carrying an unmanned aerial vehicle during a military parade in Beijing in 2019.

The Head Spinning Reality of Venezuela’s Economy

Chefs preparing a meal at Altum, a restaurant suspended on a crane over Caracas, the Venezuelan capital.

Macron Appears Ready to Tough Out France’s Pension Crisis

Emmanuel Macron during the presidential election last year, when he promised to raise the legal retirement age in France.

What Is the Northern Ireland Protocol? The Brexit Deal Changes, Explained

Carlingford Lough, with Northern Ireland on the left and Ireland on the right. The inlet marks the border.

Israel Votes to Scrap Law Barring Settlers at Four Evacuated West Bank Sites

Israeli soldiers guard the road outside the former settlement of Homesh in 2021.

The Fed’s Unpleasant Choice

Federal Reserve building on Tuesday.

U.K. Inflation Swings Upward, to 10.4 Percent

Oxford Street shoppers in London. The Bank of England has raised rates by nearly 4 percentage points in an effort to stem high inflation.

Your Wednesday Briefing

During an appearance with President Xi Jinping of China, President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia said China’s plan could be taken as a basis for peaceful settlement in Ukraine. Kyiv’s Western allies have criticized the framework as unreasonable.

Pulling the Plug on TikTok Will Be Harder Than It Looks

The TikTok app has 150 million users in the United States, but some fear that its Chinese parent company might give Beijing access to American users’ data.

Report of Wuhan Market Samples Found Covid and Raccoon Dog Genetic Material

Security at the entrance to the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan on Jan. 11, 2020.

A ‘Rocking Chair Rebellion’: Seniors Call On Banks to Dump Big Oil

Two protesters outside a Chase Bank in Washington, part of a demonstration organized by Third Act, a group for older climate activists, on Tuesday.

Your Wednesday Briefing: China, Japan Divided on Ukraine

This photograph released by Russian state media showing Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping attending a reception at the Kremlin in Moscow on Tuesday.

Here Is What Putin and Xi Agreed to During Their Moscow Meeting

President Vladimir Putin of Russia and China’s president, Xi Jinping, following their talks at the Kremlin on Tuesday.

U.S. Plans to Send Abrams Tanks to Ukraine Far Sooner Than Expected

M1A1 Abrams battle tanks during an exercise in Latvia in 2021.

A Massive Trump Painting Is Mysteriously Missing

Francisco Antonio López Benavides, a Salvadoran artist, showing part of a life-size portrait of former President Donald J. Trump that he was commissioned to paint in 2020.

Boris Johnson Admits Misleading U.K. Parliament Over Lockdown Parties

“When the statements were made, they were made in good faith and on the basis of what I honestly knew and believed at the time,” former Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain wrote in a statement to a parliamentary committee.

Justice Dept. Embraces Supporting Role in Pursuing War Crimes in Ukraine

Attorney General Merrick B. Garland, center, has said that U.S. prosecutors had identified “several specific” Russians suspected of war crimes against Americans.

Saudi Arabia Frees Saad Almadi, U.S. Dual Citizen Jailed for Dissent

Saad Almadi, right, with his son, Ibrahim. Mr. Almadi, a retired project manager, was arrested during a visit to Saudi Arabia in 2021.

Macron Plots Next Move in French Pensions Dispute

Legislators in the National Assembly in Paris on Monday protesting against the increase in the pension age.

A Translation Problem

A thermometer reading greeting visitors at Death Valley National Park in California in 2021.

Notes From One Woman’s Decade of Eating Scones

Following a Folk Tale Through the Himalayas

The Panchachuli peaks, a group of five snow-capped Himalayan peaks that reach 22,651 feet, and Rajramba, which reaches 21,447 feet, on the left, tower over the Johar Valley in Kumaon.

Report Finds London Police Force Is Sexist and Racist

Louise Casey, center, was appointed to conduct an independent review into the standards of behavior and the internal culture of the London Metropolitan Police Service.

Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida Visits Ukraine

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan made an unannounced visit to Ukraine on Tuesday.

Your Tuesday Briefing

Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin met Monday at the Kremlin.

Ukraine Says Explosion in Crimea Destroyed Russian Cruise Missiles

A damaged Kalibr missile used by the Russian Army in the Kharkiv region of northeastern Ukraine in October.

Putin and Xi Celebrate Ties Unbroken by Russia’s War in Ukraine

Macron’s Government Survives No-Confidence Vote Amid France’s Wrath Over Pensions

The French National Assembly debated two no-confidence votes against President Emmanuel Macron’s government on Monday. Mr. Macron’s government survived both votes.

Your Tuesday Briefing: Xi Meets Putin in Moscow

This photograph released by Russian state media showing Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping at a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow on Monday.

Xi Condemns Killings in African Nation Where Russian and Chinese Interests Compete

A statue of Russian soldiers at the corner in central Bangui, Central African Republic, in November.

Biden Administration Authorizes $350 Million for Ukraine Military Aid

U.S. Marines working on a High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems or HIMARS, in Capas, Philippines, in October.

Blinken Says Xi’s Russia Visit Amounts to ‘Diplomatic Cover’ for War Crimes

Secretary of State Antony Blinken addressing reporters in Washington on Monday.

Who’s Behind the Judicial Overhaul Now Dividing Israel? Two Americans.

Tens of thousands of Israelis protested the government’s judicial overhaul plan on March 11.

Meta Manager Was Hacked With Spyware and Wiretapped in Greece

Artemis Seaford, shown in Washington this year, worked as a trust and safety manager for Meta from 2020 until late 2022.

European Officials Agree to Supply More Artillery Shells to Ukraine

Ukrainian armed forces loading a howitzer in the Donetsk region in May.

First Official Estimate of Somalia’s Drought Shows 43,000 Dead

Lining up at a nutrition center run by a charitable group in Baidoa, Somalia, in November.

Israel’s Leaders Advance Key Part of Judicial Overhaul but Delay Rest

A rally protesting the judicial overhaul blocked a highway in Tel Aviv on Saturday. The debate over the proposals has set off one of the deepest domestic crises in Israeli history.

What to Expect From France’s No-Confidence Vote

The French government has exposed itself to no-confidence motions that could bring down President Emmanuel Macron’s cabinet.

French government and Macron’s retirement overhaul survive a no-confidence vote. Here’s the latest.

American Held Hostage in Africa Is Freed

Jeffery Woodke, an American, was kidnapped in Niger in October 2016.

1948: Egypt Starts Power Project

Australian State Moves to Ban Nazi Salute After Rally

Members of an Australian neo-Nazi group during a rally against transgender rights at Parliament House in Melbourne on Saturday.

Who Are Russia’s Friends Amid the War in Ukraine?

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, right, and President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko of Belarus in Minsk, Belarus, in December.

Earth to Hit Critical Global Warming Threshold by Early 2030s

Hoesung Lee, chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, speaking at the global climate talks on Nov. 6 in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt.

India Blocks Internet in Punjab as Security Forces Pursue Separatist

Police officers outside the home of Amritpal Singh in Jallupur Khera, a village about 30 miles from Amritsar, India.

What Could Happen If Trump Is Indicted This Week

Donald Trump.

A WWII Pilot Saved His Crew. It Took 80 Years to Identify His Remains.

First Lt. William B. Montgomery, front row, second from right, with other members of the U.S. Army Air Forces. He piloted a B-24 Liberator that was struck by antiaircraft fire while on a mission to bomb an airfield near the German-occupied Paris.

Lead Exposure From U.S. Car Batteries Threatens Health of Mexican Workers

After tests showed high levels of lead in Azael Mateo González Ramírez’s body, his supervisor at a car battery recycling plant in northern Mexico insisted he keep working.

Why China and Russia Are Closer Than Ever

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia and China’s leader, Xi Jinping, in Beijing in February 2022. After that meeting, the leaders declared their commitment to a friendship with “no limits.”

Some Details on the Agenda for Xi Jinping’s Visit to Russia

President Xi Jinping of China and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia in Moscow in 2019.