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  1. Russian Strike’s Toll Rises to 10 as Zelensky Blames Air Defense Delay Live, Today

    President Volodymyr Zelensky did not refer to the United States but his words appeared to reflect frustration at a stalled American aid package.

  2. Germany Arrests 2 More Suspects in Hunt for Red Army Fugitives Foreign, Today

    Two men were in custody after a police raid in Berlin in connection with the longtime search for three of the militant group’s members, one of whom was caught last week.

  3. Kremlin Seeks to Suppress Navalny’s Influence, in Death as in Life Foreign, Today

    The Russian authorities vilified the opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny with a viciousness that suggested he was more influential than Moscow would admit. Little has changed since he died.

  4. It Just Got Easier to Visit a Vanishing Glacier. Is That a Good Thing? Travel, Today

    “Last-chance tourists” are visiting the melting Mer de Glace in Chamonix, France, in droves. A just-opened lift should make that easier. But some worry tourism is only making the problem worse.

  5. Vaccination Rates Dipped for Years. Now, There’s a Measles Outbreak in Britain. Foreign, Today

    After a national incident was declared in January, officials have been scrambling to address problematically low levels of immunization.

  6. King Harald V of Norway Receives Temporary Pacemaker in Malaysia Foreign, Yesterday

    Implanted after the monarch, 87, contracted an infection, the device is intended to aid in transporting him back to Norway, his royal house said.

  7. When an Artist Dies, Who Owns Her Story? Styles, Yesterday

    The Cuban artist Ana Mendieta fell from a window of her 34th-floor apartment in 1985. Her family members have been fighting for control of her legacy ever since.

  8. Surprisingly Weak Ukrainian Defenses Help Russian Advance Interactive, Yesterday

    Ukraine only built a sparse, rudimentary defensive line outside Avdiivka. Russia is taking advantage.

  9. How a Small-Time Soccer Team Draws a Crowd: With Its Activism Foreign, Yesterday

    The Dublin club Bohemians has made support for social causes a crucial part of its identity. Critics say the hipsters have taken over, but the approach has attracted fans around the world.

  10. Biden Unites With an Unlikely Ally to Champion Ukraine Washington, Yesterday

    In a visit to the White House by Italy’s far-right prime minister, Giorgia Meloni, the president declared that “we have each other’s backs” and “we also have Ukraine’s back.”

  11. For Navalny’s Followers, a ‘Surge of Inspiration’ at a Sad Event Foreign, March 1

    Although the funeral of Aleksei Navalny seemed to underline Vladimir Putin’s dominance of Russia, it was also a day when pent-up dissent, and optimism, re-emerged, if only briefly.

  12. From a Funeral Image, the Textures of Faith and State in Russia Foreign, March 1

    The opposition leader Aleksei Navalny called himself “a typical post-Soviet believer” of Russian Orthodox faith. But the institution of the church bound itself closely to President Vladimir V. Putin.

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  14. Overlooked No More: Betty Fiechter, Pioneer in the World of Watches Obits, March 1

    She started out at Blancpain as an apprentice and eventually took over as owner, a move that one colleague noted was “totally unprecedented” for a woman.

  15. The Funeral of Aleksei Navalny, in Photos Foreign, March 1

    In a striking display of dissent, thousands gathered in Moscow to bid farewell to the Russian opposition leader on Friday.

  16. Günter Brus, Artist Who Shocked Postwar Austria, Dies at 85 Obits, March 1

    A founder of a transgressive 1960s movement known as Viennese Actionism, he used his body as a canvas and blood and excrement as his materials.

  17. Aleksei Navalny, Russian Opposition Leader, Is Laid to Rest Video, March 1

    Thousands of people turned out for Aleksei A. Navalny’s funeral in Moscow.

  18. When the Stands Speak, the Premier League Should Listen Foreign, March 1

    A few decisions against a handful of teams do not make the Premier League corrupt. But that doesn’t mean the fans’ grievances aren’t valid.

  19. This Small Island Has a Dark History Express, March 1

    It’s 10 miles from France, but Alderney feels like a windswept remote haven. During World War II, Nazi atrocities happened on its soil.

  20. How Germany’s Most Wanted Criminal Hid in Plain Sight Foreign, March 1

    Daniela Klette, a militant from the Red Army Faction, was on the run for decades. Yet with publicly available digital recognition tools, German police could probably have found her much sooner.

  21. Eurozone Inflation, at 2.6%, Continues to Ease Business, March 1

    Prices in the countries that use the euro trended downward in February. But the European Central Bank remains cautious about lowering interest rates.

  22. Thousands Turn Out for Navalny’s Funeral in Moscow Foreign, March 1

    The police presence appeared heavy for the service. Some attendees shouted, “No to war” and “Russia will be free” as they marched to the cemetery where the opposition leader was to be buried.

  23. ‘This Is for Gaza’: George Galloway, Leftist Firebrand, Wins U.K. Seat Foreign, March 1

    As the Mideast conflict reverberates through British politics, the politician with a history of inflammatory statements about Israel won a special election in northern England.

  24. New Nuclear Threats From Putin, Timed for a Moment of Anxiety World, February 29

    Repeated threats by President Vladimir Putin of Russia to make use of nuclear weapons have become the background theme of the war in Ukraine, often timed for maximum effect.

  25. To Find Great Values in Italian Wine, Look to Abruzzo Food, February 29

    A new generation of exacting growers and winemakers has brought vitality to an Italian region known for its cheap wines.

  26. Guy Alexandre, Transplant Surgeon Who Redefined Death, Dies at 89 Obits, February 29

    His willingness to remove kidneys from brain-dead patients increased the organs’ viability while challenging the line between living and dead.

  27. Why a Small Special Election in Rochdale, England, Has Big Chaos Vibes Foreign, February 29

    Voters are going to the polls in a district near Manchester to choose a new member of Parliament, and the leading candidate is a fedora-wearing leftist firebrand.

  28. René Pollesch, Provocative Force in German Theater, Dies at 61 Obits, February 29

    His avant-garde work, short on character and plot but long on verbal high jinks, could be irreverent, even goofy, but it was always intellectually serious.

  29. London Police Should Not Have Hired Officer Who Killed Woman, Inquiry Finds Foreign, February 29

    Troubling information about the past of the man who killed Sarah Everard in 2021, a case that shook Britain, should have prevented him from joining the force, a long-awaited report said.

  30. Putin Says West Risks Nuclear Conflict if It Intervenes More in Ukraine Foreign, February 29

    “We also have weapons that can strike targets on their territory,” Mr. Putin said in an annual speech. “Do they not understand this?”

  31. Russia Took the City. Now It’s Coming for Their Villages. Foreign, February 29

    Ukrainian farmers and miners and their families who live to the west of the recently captured Avdiivka are poised to flee in the face of a Russian onslaught.

  32. 5 Convicts Familiar With Navalny’s Prison Confirm Hellish Conditions Foreign, February 29

    The brutal cold, revolting food and beatings aren’t the worst part of being imprisoned at IK3, where Aleksei Navalny died. Rather, it’s being inside a system meant to break the human spirit.

  33. In Ancient Bones, a Reminder that Northern Ireland’s Ghosts Are Never Far Express, February 29

    When skeletal remains surfaced in Northern Ireland last year, the discovery was shaded with a discomforting question: Was this an archaeological site, or a crime scene?

  34. He’s Probably in Your House, Lurking on Your Bookshelf Book Review, February 29

    The Museo Bodoniano in Parma, Italy, is a mecca for one of the world’s most enduring, and ubiquitous, typefaces. Meet Giambattista Bodoni, the “prince of typography.”

  35. In Britain, Shockwaves From Israel-Hamas War Are Jolting Domestic Politics Foreign, February 29

    The United States and several European nations have been caught up in toxic debates that have altered election campaigns and led to eruptions of inflammatory language over the conflict.

  36. Micheline Presle, Actress Known for ‘Devil in the Flesh,’ Dies at 101 Obits, February 28

    A link to France’s first golden age of cinema, she drew international attention for a 1947 film that created a scandal in France and was banned in Britain for years.

  37. Venice Biennale Says It Will Disregard Petition to Ban Israel Culture, February 28

    Thousands of artists, curators and creative professionals had signed an open letter that cited “ongoing atrocities against Palestinians in Gaza.”

  38. Trump to Meet Next Week With Orban, Hungary’s Leader Washington, February 28

    The former president has long been aligned with Hungary’s right-wing prime minister, who has built ties to the conservative movement in the United States.

  39. Long Covid May Lead to Measurable Cognitive Decline, Study Finds Science, February 28

    People with long Covid symptoms scored slightly lower on a cognitive test than people who had recovered. But long Covid patients who eventually got better scored as well as those whose symptoms did not last long.

  40. France Moves Closer to Enshrining Abortion Access in Its Constitution Foreign, February 28

    The vote by lawmakers comes after supporters of the measure in France were galvanized by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade.

  41. China amplía la aplicación de la ley de ‘secretos de Estado’ En español, February 28

    El cambio legal, que podría limitar más el acceso a la información, forma parte de un entorno cada vez más hostil al que se enfrentan las empresas extranjeras en el país.

  42. Divisions Among Finance Ministers Flare Over Seizing Russian Assets Washington, February 28

    France’s finance minister, Bruno LeMaire, said there was no legal rationale for giving the Russian central bank funds to Ukraine.

  43. Seeking to Unsettle Russia, Macron Provokes Allies Foreign, February 28

    The French president’s openness to Western troops in Ukraine signaled a quest for military resolve. But some allies felt blindsided.

  44. Immunity for ‘Troubles’ Violence Violates Human Rights, Belfast Court Rules Foreign, February 28

    A judge said a new British law aiming to foster reconciliation over decades of sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland would breach the European Convention on Human Rights.

  45. A Breakaway Region of Moldova Asks Russia for Protection Foreign, February 28

    Transnistria declared independence in 1992 but is not recognized internationally. The request by the territory’s legislature could fuel regional tensions as the war in Ukraine rages.

  46. Johnson Floats Short-Term Spending Bill to Avert Partial Shutdown World, February 28

    The Republican speaker, who has come under bipartisan pressure to strike a deal that his far-right members are resisting, is weighing a temporary funding patch that would allow more time for negotiations.

  47. Ukraine Charges Key Figure in Arms Trade With Corruption Foreign, February 28

    A Times investigation showed how the war helped Serhiy Pashinsky rehabilitate a troubled reputation. Now he faces charges related to accusations about his past.

  48. Pope Francis Undergoes ‘Diagnostic Tests’ in Rome Hospital Foreign, February 28

    The hospital visit, though short, revived concerns about the health of the 87-year-old pontiff.

  49. Prince Harry Loses Legal Challenge Over Security Downgrade Foreign, February 28

    Harry had hoped to overturn a government decision to reduce his police protection after he stepped back from royal duties in 2020.

  50. Navalny’s Funeral Is Planned for Friday, if Authorities Don’t Block It Foreign, February 28

    A scheduled service for the Russian opposition leader will be open to the public, but it is unclear whether the authorities will try to stop people from attending.

  51. The Show That Made Me Love Formula One Podcasts, February 28

    And more sports documentaries to watch right now.

  52. A Land Once Emptied by War Now Faces a Peacetime Exodus Foreign, February 28

    Bosnia is being hit by a combination of a low birthrate and emigration, a trend fueled by ethnic tensions and disgust with corruption.

  53. Why Are Grapes Suddenly Everywhere? T Style, February 28

    Plus: a new dining destination with rooms for the night in the Swedish countryside and more from T’s cultural compendium.

  54. Colette’s Sarah Andelman Is Back With Another Idea Styles, February 28

    The founder of the pioneering Parisian concept store curates a new space with Le Bon Marché.

  55. In a Novelist’s Hands, a Herstory of England Is Delicious — but Not Sweet Book Review, February 28

    In “Normal Women,” Philippa Gregory gives us nine centuries of real-life heroines, murderers, boxers and brides.

  56. Watchdog Finds E.U. Border Agency Too Weak to Prevent Migrant Disasters at Sea Foreign, February 28

    Investigators looking into the drowning of more than 600 people off Greece say that the border agency known as Frontex cannot fulfill its mission.

  57. China Expands Scope of ‘State Secrets’ Law in Security Push Business, February 28

    The legal change, which could further limit access to information, is part of an increasingly hostile environment facing foreign businesses in the country.

  58. Criticism of Israel at Berlin Film Festival Stirs Antisemitism Debate Culture, February 27

    The backlash to some winners’ speeches at the festival shows how polarized and fraught Germany’s culture scene has become.

  59. In Chicago, It’s Summer in February National, February 27

    An unseasonably warm winter peaked on Tuesday with melting ice rinks and 70-degree weather. Temperatures will plummet from there, but even so, this winter without winter has left some people rattled.

  60. Red Army Faction Fugitive Wanted for Decades Is Arrested in Germany Foreign, February 27

    Daniela Klette, who was wanted in connection with the bombing of a prison and violent robberies, was living in plain sight in Berlin, the police say.

  61. A Few Jelly Beans and a World of Disappointment at Willy Wonka Event Express, February 27

    Families traveled to Glasgow for an event that claimed to channel the magic of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” They got a couple of jelly beans.

  62. Republican Demands and Divisions Drive Impasse Toward a Shutdown World, February 27

    The spending stalemate that has brought the government to the brink of a shutdown is being fueled by G.O.P. demands to add conservative spending mandates opposed by President Biden and Democrats.

  63. Developers Who Leveled ‘Britain’s Wonkiest Pub’ Ordered to Rebuild Foreign, February 27

    The Crooked House was knocked down last summer after a suspicious fire. Local authorities have now ordered that the owners reconstruct the site brick by brick.

  64. ‘Mary Poppins’ Gets New Age Rating in Britain for Racist Language Express, February 27

    The musical about a nanny with magical powers had been classified for all audiences since 1964, but the British Board of Film Classification has issued new guidance.

  65. ‘Saltburn’ Mansion Has Film’s Fans Flocking to the English Countryside Express, February 27

    A popular video on TikTok takes viewers to the site of Drayton House, where much of the movie was filmed.

  66. Jaap van Zweden to Lead French Orchestra After New York Philharmonic Culture, February 27

    The conductor, whose tenure in New York ends this summer, will begin a five-year term at the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France in 2026.

  67. Ego, Putin or Jets? Reasons for Orban’s Stance on Sweden Perplex Many. Foreign, February 27

    The Hungarian leader has given various rationales for stalling Swedish membership in NATO. The real reason may have to do with his own standing and domestic politics.

  68. Kremlin Warns Against NATO Ground Intervention in Ukraine Foreign, February 27

    The warning came in response to comments by President Emmanuel Macron of France, who said “nothing should be ruled out” when asked about the possibility.

  69. Russian Court Jails Leading Rights Advocate for ‘Discrediting’ Military Foreign, February 27

    Oleg Orlov, 70, a co-chairman of Memorial, which shared the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize, was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison for speaking out on the Ukraine war.

  70. Hunger, Terrorism and the Threat of War: Somalia’s Year of Crises Foreign, February 27

    Terrorism, hunger and devastating floods have roiled the Horn of Africa nation. Now, it faces an even bigger challenge: the prospect of war with a neighbor, Ethiopia.

  71. Airdrop by Jordan and France Underscores the Urgency of Gazans’ Need World, February 27

    Some aid was parachuted into the sea and retrieved by men in small boats. People on the shore scrambled for the packages.

  72. In Ukraine, Russia Is Inching Forward Death by Death Foreign, February 27

    Russian forces have an unorthodox view of acceptable levels of military losses, with a willingness to expend troops and equipment to make even small gains on the battlefield.

  73. Lead-Tainted Applesauce Sailed Through Gaps in Food-Safety System Foreign, February 27

    Hundreds of American children were poisoned last year. Records show how, time and again, the contamination went unnoticed.

  74. Some of the Best Bards Were Women Book Review, February 27

    In “Shakespeare’s Sisters,” the Renaissance scholar Ramie Targoff presents an astounding group of Elizabethan women of letters.

  75. Tras 19 meses, el Parlamento húngaro aprueba la candidatura sueca a la OTAN En español, February 27

    Budapest había sido el último obstáculo para la adhesión del país nórdico a la alianza, que ha intentado aislar a Rusia por su guerra en Ucrania.

  76. Canadian Skaters Demand Bronze Medals in Olympics Dispute Foreign, February 26

    Reviving a fight from the 2022 Games, Canada’s team said skating officials improperly awarded third place to Russia. The Russians filed three cases, asking for the gold.

  77. The NATO Welcoming Sweden Is Larger and More Determined Foreign, February 26

    The alliance’s expansion, with Finland last year and soon Sweden, was a consequence from the invasion of Ukraine that Russia’s president may not have calculated.

  78. Hungary’s Parliament Approves Sweden’s NATO Bid After Stalling Foreign, February 26

    Budapest had been the final obstacle to the Nordic country’s joining the alliance, which has been trying to isolate Russia over its war in Ukraine.

  79. How Well Do You Know Berlin and Its Literary Landmarks? Interactive, February 26

    This quick quiz tests your general knowledge of this European capital with a turbulent history — and suggests six Berlin-based novels for your reading list.

  80. Jacob Rothschild, Banker Who Broke From His Fabled Family, Dies at 87 Obits, February 26

    The fourth Baron Rothschild, he left the family banking dynasty to start his own company, becoming a powerful financier, patron of the arts and philanthropist.

  81. Premier League Cuts Everton’s Points Penalty, Easing Relegation Fears Foreign, February 26

    The decision means the club will lose six points in the standings, not 10, potentially helping it to stay in the division and to remain financially viable.

  82. Navalny Was Part of Discussions on a Prisoner Exchange Foreign, February 26

    Allies of Aleksei Navalny said he was about to be freed in a swap. A Western official said discussions for his release and that of two Americans had been underway, but no deal was imminent.

  83. Macron Does Not Rule Out Sending Western Troops to Ukraine Foreign, February 26

    The French leader said that talks had not resulted in any consensus among European officials on putting troops on the ground in an “official” way, but that “anything is possible.”

  84. Naked? With Strangers? In Europe, It’s How You Relax at the Spa. Travel, February 26

    Austria and Germany abound with popular resorts called thermen where getting the full sauna experience typically means having to take it all off.

  85. Senate Aide Investigated Over Unofficial Actions in Ukraine Foreign, February 26

    Kyle Parker says he delivered sniper gear as part of his unabashed support for Ukraine. Investigators say there may be “counterintelligence issues.”

  86. 31,000 Ukrainian Soldiers Killed in Two Years of War, Zelensky Says Foreign, February 25

    The tally that President Volodymyr Zelensky revealed on Sunday differs sharply from that given by U.S. officials, who have said the number is closer to 70,000.

  87. When Artists Can’t Go Home, All That’s Left Is Their Art Op Ed, February 25

    Chaim Soutine’s identity was never integral to his art, even as a Jew whose death Nazis caused. Artists in Gaza, Syria and Ukraine share his universality.

  88. Belarus Holds an Election, but the Outcome Is Not Hard to Predict Foreign, February 25

    The opposition in exile has called for a boycott of the parliamentary vote, which includes only parties that support Aleksandr G. Lukashenko, who has ruled the country for 30 years.

  89. In Russia, Knowing That Her Son Is Dead, and Waiting for Him Anyway Foreign, February 25

    She watched, distressed, as Aleksei was sent off to war. Now, 14 months after he died in eastern Ukraine, Yulia Seleznyova holds a sliver of hope for a miracle.

  90. The Spy War: How the C.I.A. Secretly Helps Ukraine Fight Putin Foreign, February 25

    For more than a decade, the United States has nurtured a secret intelligence partnership with Ukraine that is now critical for both countries in countering Russia.

  91. Get Ready for a Fashion Vibe Shift Styles, February 25

    The stealth wealth era may be coming to an end, judging by Gucci, Marni and Bottega Veneta.

  92. ‘Dahomey,’ Documentary About Looted Artwork, Wins Top Prize at Berlin Film Festival Culture, February 24

    The documentary, directed by Mati Diop, was awarded the Golden Bear.

  93. Fire in Valencia, Spain, Leaves Residents Homeless After Panicked Escapes Foreign, February 24

    A fire that killed at least 10 people left many refugees from Ukraine without homes and others scrambling to rebuild their lives.

  94. Aleksei Navalny’s Body Was Returned to His Mother, Allies Say Foreign, February 24

    The Russian authorities have transferred the body, ending a grim battle for custody of his remains.

  95. Ukraine Marks 2nd Anniversary of Russian Invasion, Determined Despite Setbacks Foreign, February 24

    European and other Western leaders gathered in Kyiv to pledge support for Ukraine amid U.S. reluctance, while its troops suffer growing losses on the battlefield, where the Russians have been gaining ground.

  96. Ukraine’s Deepening Fog of War Foreign, February 24

    Two years after Russia’s full-scale invasion, Ukrainian leaders are seeking a path forward in the face of ferocious assaults and daunting unknowns.

  97. Farmers Clash With Police and Macron at Paris Agricultural Fair Foreign, February 24

    At the annual show where the French countryside comes to the capital, President Emmanuel Macron’s efforts to calm a monthlong confrontation were met with anger.

  98. Hard Lessons Make for Hard Choices 2 Years Into the War in Ukraine Foreign, February 24

    Western sanctions haven’t worked. Weapons from allies are running low. Pressure may build on Kyiv to seek a settlement, even from a weakened position.

  99. Waiting for Serhiy Foreign, February 24

    After nearly two years and only scraps of information, a Ukrainian family still hopes their son, a marine captured by the Russians in Mariupol, will come home soon.

  100. Why the Cost of Success in English Soccer’s Lower Leagues Keeps Going Up Sunday Business, February 24

    Buying a small-town club offers a tempting entry to ownership. But the sport’s economics mean even multimillionaires can struggle to compete.

  101. Una lencería transformadora para todos los cuerpos En español, February 24

    Las mujeres han sido condicionadas a ocultar ciertas partes de sus cuerpos en fajas y licras incómodas. La nueva línea de ropa íntima de la artista Michaela Stark se opone a eso.

  102. Ante una revuelta de aficionados, el fútbol alemán rechaza una inversión millonaria En español, February 24

    Las protestas estallaron casi inmediatamente después de que se hizo pública la intención de la liga. Los aficionados dejaron claro que no querían seguir el camino de la Liga Premier de Inglaterra.

  103. Russia’s Brutal War Calculus Interactive, February 24

    The costs of two years of war in Ukraine have been enormous. But many Russians are feeling optimistic.

  104. Investigators Say Chicago’s Art Institute Is Holding onto ‘Looted Art’ Culture, February 23

    The museum asserts it is the rightful owner of an Egon Schiele drawing that New York investigators say in a new court filing was stolen by the Nazis.

  105. Claude Montana, Fashion Designer Whose Look Defined the ’80s, Dies at 76 Obits, February 23

    With meticulous tailoring and a taste for leather, he was the architect of the decade’s highly structured and eroticized tough-chic style.

  106. Putin ya perdió En español, February 23

    Si la finalidad fundamental de la guerra del presidente de Rusia era mantener a Ucrania dentro de su órbita de influencia, ha conseguido el efecto contrario.

  107. Alfred Grosser, Champion of French-German Reconciliation, Dies at 99 Obits, February 23

    A German-born Jew who became a French writer and activist, he devoted his life to healing the divide between two historic enemies after the trauma of World War II.

  108. The Ultimate Product Placement: Thailand on ‘The White Lotus’ Travel, February 23

    Season 3 of the hit HBO series is being shot in the lush Southeast Asian country, which is betting financial incentives given to the production will pay off in increased tourism numbers.

  109. Fire Engulfs High-Rise Complex in Spain Video, February 23

    Several people were killed and over a dozen were missing after a fire ripped through a residential complex in Valencia, Spain. Video shows rescuers working to save residents from a balcony after being trapped by flames.

  110. Russian Authorities Threaten to Bury Navalny on Prison Grounds, Aides Say Foreign, February 23

    Lyudmila Navalnaya was given an ultimatum to agree to a secret funeral, a spokeswoman for Aleksei A. Navalny said, but she refused to negotiate.

  111. Playing in Asia’s Champions League? It Will Cost You. Foreign, February 23

    The cost of business in Asia’s elite tournament keeps going up. The rewards do not.

  112. Incendio en Valencia: hay al menos 9 muertos En español, February 23

    El incendio se propagó rápidamente en un complejo de Valencia, la tercera ciudad más grande de España.

  113. German Lawmakers Move Closer to Legalizing Marijuana Foreign, February 23

    If the Federal Council passes the measure, the country will become the largest nation in Europe to legalize the drug for recreational use.

  114. U.S. Imposes Major New Sanctions on Russia, Targeting Finance and Defense Washington, February 23

    The Biden administration, responding to the death of Aleksei A. Navalny, unveiled its largest sanctions package to date as the war in Ukraine enters its third year.

  115. Orban Gives Green Light to Sweden’s NATO Bid Foreign, February 23

    Viktor Orban, the Hungarian prime minister, said after a meeting with Sweden’s leader, and a deal for more fighter jets, that the two countries are “ready to fight for each other.”

  116. Shamima Begum, Who Joined ISIS as a Teen, Loses Latest Bid to Regain U.K. Citizenship Foreign, February 23

    An appeals court upheld a decision that means Ms. Begum, who has been living in a refugee camp in Syria since 2019, remains effectively stateless.

  117. At Least 9 Die as Fire Engulfs High-Rise Complex in Spain Foreign, February 23

    The blaze spread quickly in a pair of buildings in Valencia, Spain’s third largest city.

  118. As Gaza War Grinds On, Israel Prepares for a Prolonged Conflict Foreign, February 23

    While Israeli forces have delivered a major blow to Hamas in a fight that has taken a devastating toll on civilians, the group that led the Oct. 7 attack on Israel remains a threat, officials say.

  119. Unpredictable Strongman? Two Years Into War, Putin Embraces the Image. Foreign, February 23

    Vladimir Putin is drawing on history to position himself in the realm of Russian rulers of the past. Critics say his grip on power is not as strong as it seems.

  120. For Many Ukrainians, It’s Been a 10-Year War, Not a 2-Year One Foreign, February 23

    Russia’s invasion came in two phases, many Ukrainians say: the first a decade ago, when it sent soldiers over the border in an unacknowledged military intervention, and the second when it began its full assault two years ago.

  121. It’s a Great Deal, Before the ‘Drip Pricing’ Interactive, February 23

    Regulators in the United States and abroad are trying to crack down on the widespread practice, in which fees are initially hidden from customers.

  122. Can Gabriel Attal Win Over France? Foreign, February 23

    The new prime minister wants to succeed President Macron. But first he must see off the far right and define himself before a restive public.

  123. France Will Cut Spending as It Sees a Weaker Economy Ahead Business, February 23

    War, high interest rates and slowdowns in major trade partners are trimming tax revenue and forcing the government in Paris to scale back.

  124. Navalny and the Mirage of a Different Russia Foreign, February 22

    Aleksei Navalny symbolized a possibility for Russia. His death symbolizes its end.

  125. ‘October Rain,’ Israel’s Proposed Eurovision Entry, Causes a Storm Culture, February 22

    Almost nobody has heard the song, but some social media users see it as a reference to the Hamas-led attacks of Oct. 7, and so too political for Eurovision.

  126. A Quarter of Smokers Quit Under Menthol Bans, Study Finds Science, February 22

    As public health groups pressure the Biden administration to impose a ban on menthol cigarettes, research suggests similar moves in other countries have led to lower smoking rates.

  127. Navalny’s Mother Says Authorities Are ‘Blackmailing’ Her Over Son’s Remains Foreign, February 22

    She said Russian authorities told her they would not release his remains unless she agreed to a “secret funeral.” Meanwhile, Aleksei Navalny’s widow met with President Biden.

  128. Putin Takes a Ride in a Nuclear-Capable Bomber World, February 22

    President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia appeared to be sending a pointed message to the West with his flight on the Tu-160M.

  129. Eiffel Tower Is Closed for 4th Day as Its Workers Strike Foreign, February 22

    Unions worry that a fee paid to the city of Paris could cut into the repair budget. But the company that manages the monument said an “ambitious” investment plan would keep the tower in shape.

  130. A Billionaire Bought a Chunk of Manchester United. Now He Has to Fix It. Foreign, February 22

    Jim Ratcliffe spent $1.5 billion for a 25 percent stake in his boyhood English soccer club. On Wednesday, he laid out his vision.

  131. Putin Has Already Lost Op Ed, February 22

    Ukraine will never be his.

  132. Why Britain Is Struggling With Nuclear Power Business, February 22

    The government wants more nuclear plants to help tackle climate change, but delays and soaring costs are complicating the effort.

  133. Bosnia’s Dysfunction Snarls Efforts to Curb Moscow’s Reach in the Balkans Foreign, February 22

    The United States and Europe have championed a new pipeline to bring gas to Bosnia and cut supplies from Russia. But the project has been stalled by feuding among ethnic groups.

  134. El rey Carlos, el cáncer y la inusual franqueza sobre la salud de un monarca En español, February 21

    La transparencia del rey de Inglaterra, con sus limitantes, parece ser una señal de su anhelo de ser un tipo de monarca distinto.

  135. Bowing to Fan Revolt, German Soccer Rejects $1 Billion Investment World, February 21

    A proposed marketing partnership with a private equity firm was abandoned after weeks of protests that disrupted matches across the country.

  136. A British Nuclear Missile Test Fails, Again Foreign, February 21

    An unarmed Trident missile splashed into the sea close to its launch site, the U.K. government confirmed on Wednesday, fueling scrutiny of the state of Britain’s nuclear deterrent.

  137. A Russian Military Blogger Dies After Criticizing Army Losses Foreign, February 21

    The ultranationalist blogger, Andrei Morozov, had described a campaign of intimidation against him and threatened to end his own life.

  138. Let Tesla Expand? Germans Vote No. Business, February 21

    A local town’s vote against the U.S. automaker’s proposed expansion is nonbinding, but citizens expect it to be honored.

  139. The BT Tower, a Once-Futuristic London Landmark, Will Become a Hotel Express, February 21

    The tower, once used to send telecom traffic, has been sold and will be transformed by the company that turned the TWA terminal at Kennedy Airport into a hotel.

  140. A Film Festival in the Back of a Taxi Weekend, February 21

    The TaxiFilmFest is partly a protest over the miserable state of Berlin’s taxi industry. But it’s also a celebration of the cab’s iconic place in the urban cultural landscape.

  141. Jeff Bezos’ Big Rocket Moves Into View and Closer to Launch Science, February 21

    Blue Origin’s New Glenn rocket rolled to the launchpad for a series of tests in preparation for its flight debut later this year.

  142. A Voracious Black Hole at the Dawn of Time? Science, February 21

    Scientists debate whether this object is the brightest in the visible universe, as a new study suggests.

  143. U.S. Warns Allies Russia Could Put a Nuclear Weapon Into Orbit This Year Foreign, February 21

    The American assessments are divided, however, and President Vladimir Putin denied having such an intention, saying that Russia was “categorically against” it.

  144. Ewen MacIntosh, a Star of the British Sitcom ‘The Office,’ Dies at 50 Obits, February 21

    He was best known for his portrayal of the lackluster accountant Keith Bishop on Ricky Gervais’s celebrated series.

  145. A Missing Scottish Trophy Will Be Awarded Again After 95 Years Express, February 21

    Fancy a chance to claim the Rose Bowl? Get really good at carrying stones.

  146. Russian Forces Press On With Attacks in Southern Ukraine Foreign, February 21

    The assaults on the village of Robotyne, which come at the same time as successful attacks in the east, are designed to pressure Ukrainian troops across the front line, analysts say.

  147. ‘Lumumba: Death of a Prophet’: Revisiting a Mythic Figure Weekend, February 21

    The 1990 documentary about Patrice Lumumba by Raoul Peck (“I Am Not Your Negro”), showing at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, looks and feels newly minted.

  148. The Two-Decade Fight for Two Letters on the Internet Foreign, February 21

    The South Pacific island of Niue says it was cheated out of .nu, a domain that turned out to be very lucrative on the other side of the world.

  149. Where Hostage Families and Supporters Gather, for Solace and Protest Foreign, February 21

    A plaza in Tel Aviv has become a home away from home. “If I don’t know what to do, I come here,” one relative said.

  150. Small Businesses Sound Alarm Over Weakening German Economy Business, February 21

    Thousands of companies, concerned that Germany is facing a recession, are calling for an end to political infighting that has blocked a possible stimulus plan.