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  1. Guy Bedos, Who Made France Laugh at Itself, Is Dead at 85 Obits, Today

    Inspired by Lenny Bruce, he spared no one in his bitingly satirical sketches while becoming a fixture of French movies and TV.

  2. Ámsterdam está a punto de abrir, excepto por el barrio rojo de la ciudad en Español, Today

    Muchos profesionales holandeses regresaron al trabajo en mayo, y la mayoría volverá en julio. Pero las trabajadoras sexuales deberán esperar hasta septiembre, lo que empujará a cientos a la pobreza y a algunas las obliga a arriesgarse a trabajar en secreto.

  3. Prague Says Ricin Plot Was a Hoax, and Moves to Expel 2 Russians Foreign, Today

    Prime Minister Andrej Babis of the Czech Republic said a feud between employees of the Russian Embassy had led to “made-up information about a planned attack on Czech politicians.”

  4. Macron Beat Back the Coronavirus. France Is Not Impressed. Foreign, Today

    President Emmanuel Macron has gotten little credit for his country’s relative success in battling the contagion. Instead, he remains unpopular and subject to the usual dose of resentments.

  5. A New Museum Director’s First Challenge: Which Exhibits to Give Back Culture, Today

    Figures on both sides of the restitution debate are hoping that Emmanuel Kasarhérou’s bicultural background will make him receptive to their views.

  6. Overlooked No More: Roberta Cowell, Trans Trailblazer, Pilot and Auto Racer Obits, Today

    Cowell is said to be the first woman known to undergo sex reassignment surgery in Britain. But after a splash in the 1950s, she withdrew from public life and died in obscurity.

  7. How the Coronavirus Makes a No-Deal Brexit More Likely Foreign, Today

    The pandemic is reordering the global economy in ways that have led some analysts to question whether an agreement with the European Union even makes sense for the British government anymore.

  8. Landslide in Norway Sweeps 8 Buildings Into the Sea Foreign, Today

    The slide, which ran more than 2,000 feet along the shore and nearly 500 feet inland, was the largest the area had ever seen. A dog was carried out to sea but swam to safety.

  9. Sweden’s Ex-Ambassador to China Is Tried Over Secret Meetings on Detainee Foreign, Today

    The diplomat, Anna Lindstedt, is accused of overstepping her role in arranging meetings between the daughter of a detained Hong Kong bookseller and two businessmen who said they could help free him.

  10. Musicians Playing Through the Lockdown, to One Listener at a Time Foreign, Today

    The coronavirus pandemic has forced the cancellation of most cultural events, including concerts. But two German orchestras found an intensely personal way to play on.

  11. Russian-Backed Libyan Commander Retreats From Tripoli Foreign, Yesterday

    Belligerents on all sides of the Libyan conflict, including Turkey, Russia and the U.A.E., are preparing for a new stage after a pullback by the forces of the commander, Khalifa Hifter.

  12. Russia Jumps on Floyd Killing as Proof of U.S. Hypocrisy Foreign, Yesterday

    The turmoil in America has served two Kremlin goals: deflecting criticism of its own record and underscoring its message that protests cause chaos.

  13. ‘Europe Finally Got the Message’: Leaders Act Together on Stimulus Business, Yesterday

    New measures by the European Central Bank and the German government to combat the economic damage caused by the pandemic have exceeded expectations.

  14. German Prosecutors Dash Hopes of Finding Madeleine McCann Alive Foreign, Yesterday

    The German man the authorities now suspect of murdering the British child in 2007 was previously convicted of sexually abusing children, theft and dealing drugs.

  15. Russia Declares Emergency After Arctic Oil Spill Foreign, Yesterday

    The leak of more than 20,000 tons of diesel in Siberia, said to be one of the country’s worst such accidents, turned a river crimson and was heading for the ocean.

  16. What We Know About the Developments in the Madeleine McCann Case Foreign, Yesterday

    New revelations in the 2007 disappearance of the 3-year-old British girl from a vacation home in Portugal have put the case back in the spotlight.

  17. Is This the Next Big Deal to Fall Apart? Business, Yesterday

    LVMH is weighing whether to demand a re-pricing of its $16 billion purchase of Tiffany, the latest deal that could run into trouble during the pandemic.

  18. From ‘Copenhell’ to ‘Copenheaven’: Danish Church Takes Over Heavy Metal Venue Foreign, Yesterday

    Houses of worship have struggled to adapt to a socially distanced world. But in Denmark, one congregation set up a drive-in church at the site of a heavy metal music festival.

  19. Our Next Crisis Will Be Caring for Survivors of Covid-19 Op Ed, Yesterday

    Many among the most ill may emerge with debilitating infirmities that will present major challenges in care.

  20. A Cabaret in a Nursing Home, While France’s Theaters Are Closed Culture, Yesterday

    The first professional production in France since stages went dark in March was a back-to-basics affair, but more memorable than many slick Paris shows.

  21. Dear America: We Watch Your Convulsions With Horror and Hope Foreign, June 3

    The world has been transfixed by the unrest in the United States over police brutality, racism and President Trump’s response. Here are snapshots of how people in other countries view what’s happening.

  22. German Man Is a Suspect in Case of Madeleine McCann, a Girl Missing Since 2007 Foreign, June 3

    German authorities are investigating a 43-year-old sex offender in connection with the disappearance of the 3-year-old girl from a hotel room in Portugal 13 years ago.

  23. Venice Glimpses a Future With Fewer Tourists, and Likes What It Sees Foreign, June 3

    Can a city whose history and culture drew tens of millions of visitors a year reinvent itself? The coronavirus may give it a chance to try.

  24. Boris Johnson Pledges to Admit 3 Million From Hong Kong to U.K. Foreign, June 3

    The promise, in reaction to a new security law China is trying to impose on the semiautonomous city, a former British colony, would sharply raise the stakes in a developing standoff.

  25. Why China May Call the World’s Bluff on Hong Kong Business, June 3

    The U.S. looks weak. Business is falling in line. Protests have been muted. For Beijing, the damage to the city and its own reputation from seizing greater control may be worth it.

  26. Boris Johnson Can’t Fire His Brain Op Ed, June 3

    How in the world did Dominic Cummings survive?

  27. How Crowdsourcing Aided a Push to Preserve the Histories of Nazi Victims Foreign, June 3

    With people around the globe sheltering at home amid the pandemic, an archive of records documenting Nazi atrocities asked for help indexing them. Thousands joined the effort.

  28. Amsterdam’s Red Light Zone Stays Shut as Rest of City Edges Open Foreign, June 3

    Many Dutch professions went back to work in May, and most will return by July. But sex workers must wait until September — sending hundreds into poverty and forcing some to risk working in secret.

  29. You’ll Put This on Everything Magazine, June 3

    Sweet, salty, intensely citrusy and pleasingly tart, lemon goop amplifies any dish.

  30. Trump Administration Escalates Global Fight Over Taxing Tech Washington, June 2

    The U.S. investigation targets nine countries, plus the European Union, that have adopted or are considering new taxes that would hit American companies like Google and Amazon.

  31. They’re Calling It the ‘Conga Line Parliament’ Foreign, June 2

    Thanks to social distancing, the line to vote in the British Parliament snaked all over the ancient grounds, stretching over half a mile at its longest point.

  32. Parisians Savor More Than the Coffee as Cafes Reopen Foreign, June 2

    With no service inside, and tables on terraces spaced at a safe distance, the French came back together, while remaining apart.

  33. Embattled at Home, Trump Finds Himself Isolated Abroad, Too Foreign, June 2

    After years of snubs and American unilateralism, European allies have stopped looking to the president for leadership, and are turning their backs on him.

  34. Move to Drop Flynn Charge Reverberates in Ex-Business Partner’s Case Washington, June 2

    Lawyers for Bijan Kian argue that prosecutors should drop their appeal of his acquittal because it was intertwined with the case of the former national security adviser.

  35. Relaxing the Rules of Social Distancing Real Estate, June 2

    When it’s time to invite people over, would-be hosts face tough conversations with friends and family on their standards for avoiding coronavirus infection.

  36. At Drive-In Disco, It ‘Feels Like Saturday Again,’ Even Without a Dance Floor Foreign, June 2

    To stop the spread of the coronavirus, nightclubs are still shuttered as Europe emerges from a lockdown. But one German club has found another way to host a party. Honk if you’re having a good time.

  37. Where the Virus Is Growing Most: Countries With ‘Illiberal Populist’ Leaders N Y T Now, June 2

    Brazil, Russia, Britain and the U.S. have something in common.

  38. His Family Fled Syria. He Didn’t Cry Until He Heard About His Sisters. Magazine, June 2

    Yousef was just 13 when his family left Syria for Europe. Five years later, he’s adjusting to life separated from his three sisters and the ups and downs of adolescence.

  39. Going Viral, or Not, in the Milky Way Science, June 2

    Is the pandemic a rehearsal for our own cosmic mortality?

  40. Spanish Gin and a Cocktail, Too Dining, June 1

    Ginraw, a new spirit from Barcelona, showcases Spain’s love for the spirit, and you can try a classic cocktail to go in Manhattan.

  41. Putin Sets New Date for Vote on Extending His Rule Foreign, June 1

    His political program and ratings derailed by the coronavirus, President Vladimir Putin of Russia is pushing to get back on track.

  42. It’s Made in a Distillery, but You Won’t Smell Any Gin in this Hand Sanitizer Foreign, June 1

    The pandemic has forced many European businesses to improvise. This Belgian gin distillery now has a popular line in hand sanitizer.

  43. Abused Woman Who Killed Husband Is Granted the Family’s U.K. Estate Foreign, June 1

    Sally Challen’s landmark case has put a spotlight on the fight against domestic abuse in Britain.

  44. A Village Ignored by the Coronavirus Op Ed, June 1

    Far from Covid-19 hot spots, my neighbors and I endured France’s rigid lockdown rules. We weren’t all sure it was worth it.

  45. Christo, Artist Who Wrapped and Festooned on an Epic Scale, Dies at 84 Arts, May 31

    Mountains, museums, bridges and Central Park were just some of what he used to make astonishing and popular art with his wife and collaborator, Jeanne-Claude.

  46. Nazi or Hero? Historian Looks at the Stories a German Consultant Told of His Father Business, May 31

    A study finds some truth and some falsehoods in a prominent businessman’s portrayal of his father as a Nazi resister.

  47. Rogue Trip by Boris Johnson Aide Makes U.K.’s Spectator Part of the Story Foreign, May 31

    A senior editor of the magazine, Britain’s oldest, did not disclose in an article that her husband, Dominic Cummings, had taken a 260-mile trip that breached the nation’s stay-at-home order.

  48. Coronavirus Turns a Spanish Sea Delicacy Back Into Daily Fare Foreign, May 31

    With high-end restaurants closed, the price of prawns has tumbled, allowing fishmongers to pick up the shellfish at a discount and offer them to a much broader clientele.

  49. The Drive-In Theater: Keeping Drama Alive During the Lockdown Foreign, May 31

    Czech theater companies couldn’t perform onstage during the early phases of the pandemic. So they took over a parking lot.

  50. A London Home Goes From Georgian to Modern, With a Detour Special Sections, May 31

    The owner of an apartment in an 18th-century townhouse thought she was undertaking “an easy conversion.” Then she entered a maze of rules and interpretations.

  51. A Classically Inspired House, Complete with Tragedy Special Sections, May 31

    A novelist finds much to narrate about the fanciful Villa Kérylos on the French Riviera.

  52. Western Countries Leave Children of ISIS in Syrian Camps Foreign, May 31

    The children are living in squalid detention camps lacking schools, health care and clean water, and where disease and jihadist ideology are rampant.

  53. Rabbis to Return to German Military Amid Growing Anti-Semitism Foreign, May 30

    The Army will welcome rabbis into its chaplaincy this year to provide spiritual support to Jewish soldiers as anti-Semitism surges in the country.

  54. A Mile-Long Line for Free Food in Geneva, One of World’s Richest Cities Foreign, May 30

    The Swiss city is best known for bankers, watchmakers and U.N. officials. But the virus has forced thousands from Geneva’s underclass to line up for hours for food aid.

  55. A Continent Reopens Foreign, May 29

    Patrick Kingsley, an international correspondent, and Laetitia Vancon, a photojournalist, are driving 3,700 miles to explore the reopening of the European continent after coronavirus lockdowns.

  56. If You’ve Got Lemons, Make Limoncello At Home, May 29

    You’ll also need alcohol, sugar and, most of all, patience.

  57. Economic Giants Are Restarting. Here’s What It Means for Climate Change. Climate, May 29

    Want to know whether the world can avert catastrophe? Watch the recovery plans coming out now in Europe, China and the United States.

  58. Russians Are Angry, but Putin’s Foes Struggle to Seize the Moment Foreign, May 29

    The main opposition leader, Aleksei A. Navalny, has seen his YouTube audience triple during the coronavirus crisis. But street protest, his most potent weapon, is off the table.

  59. Feminist Rap Group in Iceland Looks Abroad After Making a Stir at Home Culture, May 29

    The nine-woman collective Daughters of Reykjavik was mocked online and in Iceland’s news media. So they’re taking their message elsewhere.

  60. With Most Weddings Still on Hold, Italian Designers Struggle Styles, May 29

    One designer set fire to his collection to draw attention to how the coronavirus has devastated cash flow and is likely to continue into 2021 — if they make it that far.

  61. Champions League Final to Be Moved From Turkey Sports, May 29

    Club soccer’s biggest event will be held at a new venue amid ongoing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.

  62. Older Italians Warily Eye Young Crowds, Fearing 2nd Coronavirus Wave Foreign, May 29

    As the country cautiously emerges from lockdown, anxieties have centered on public gatherings of teenagers and young adults — unfairly, some experts say.

  63. ¿Qué haces con un Van Gogh robado? Este ladrón lo sabe en Español, May 29

    Octave Durham, quien fue a prisión por robar dos pinturas del artista, explica las dificultades encontradas en esta línea de trabajo.

  64. In a German Restaurant, the Sommelier Lifts His Mask to Smell the Wine Foreign, May 29

    Pauly Saal, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Berlin, was one of the first restaurants in Europe to restart operations last week. How did its chefs, waiters — and diners — cope on its opening night?

  65. The Birds Are Not on Lockdown, and More People Are Watching Them Express, May 29

    Bird-watching has surged in popularity during the pandemic. It’s easy to start, and you can do it anywhere — even from inside, and even in urban spaces.

  66. El virus de la derecha en Español, May 29

    Grupos de españoles han salido a las calles a reclamar libertad. Vox, el partido de extrema derecha, ha apostado por amplificar esas protestas. Pero el país no necesita proselitismos durante una crisis sanitaria.

  67. El virus de la derecha en Español, May 29

    Grupos de españoles han salido a las calles a reclamar libertad. Vox, el partido de extrema derecha, ha apostado por amplificar esas protestas. Pero el país no necesita proselitismos durante una crisis sanitaria.

  68. Kosovo Court Says New Government Can Be Formed Without an Election Foreign, May 28

    Prime Minister Albin Kurti’s government was dismissed in March following disagreements with its main partner over the coronavirus pandemic and removal of tariffs on Serbian goods.

  69. How ‘Quiz,’ a Drama About Coughing, Captivated Lockdown Britain Culture, May 28

    The show, about a couple who cheated on a game show, is coming to AMC. It wasn’t just a hit in Britain; it changed attitudes toward one of that country’s strangest crimes.

  70. Roman Villa’s Mosaics Are Unearthed, Again, a Century After Last Dig Foreign, May 28

    The site in northern Italy was excavated in 1922, but then reburied and mostly forgotten about. But not by archaeologists, who made “an important find” of mosaics from the third or fourth century A.D.

  71. In Africa, a Drive to End Malnutrition Meets Covid-19 Op Ed, May 28

    A way has been found to enrich the unfortified flour that Tanzanians eat as a staple. But the pandemic is getting in the way.

  72. Germany Wants E.U. to Sanction Head of Russian Military Intelligence Foreign, May 28

    Berlin plans to invoke a new European sanctions mechanism to target a hacker who orchestrated a cyberattack on the German Parliament — and the head of Russian intelligence himself.

  73. Playing by the Rules: Dutch Leader Offers a Sober Contrast in a Brash Era Foreign, May 28

    At a time when populists are overturning social norms, Prime Minister Mark Rutte did not visit his mother in the weeks before her death. It was against his country’s policies.

  74. Five Art Accounts to Follow on Instagram Now Weekend, May 28

    Get up close to the finest mosaics in Western Europe, 19th-century busts (an earlier form of self-promotion), the archaeology of Turkey, the Met’s conservation projects and stately European homes.

  75. Hungary Outlaws Changing Gender on Documents After Birth Foreign, May 28

    A new law, the first of its kind in Europe, is a blow against transgender rights and the latest skirmish in a continuing culture war.

  76. English Premier League Plans to Resume June 17 Sports, May 28

    The most-watched league in the world will return, pending a signoff from health authorities, but will play in stadiums without fans and with stringent health protocols. Italy’s top league also announced its return.

  77. French Take Their Apéros to the Streets, Testing Lockdown Limits Foreign, May 28

    A coy cat-and-mouse game speaks to an unusually personal and emotional relationship between the individual and the state.

  78. A Reporter’s Journey Across a Resuscitating, and Oddly Changed, Europe Foreign, May 28

    In fits and starts, Europe is gradually reopening after months of lockdown. We’re driving more than 3,700 miles to document life on a continent where surreal moments now seem normal, and normality surreal.

  79. Dance Companies Take Baby Steps Back to Rehearsal Culture, May 28

    Ballet and contemporary performers across Europe are returning to work in a different world, with masks, liability waivers and no touching.

  80. Trump and Biden Will Fight the Election With Charts Business, May 28

    In the campaign, selective quoting of statistics will paint sharply different — but equally valid — pictures of economic health during the pandemic.

  81. Spectral Actors and Viewer Voting: German-Language Theater Adapts Culture, May 28

    In an artistic world that constantly deconstructs itself, the creators of “The Plague” and “Dekalog” turned toward digital tools, with self-filmed actors and direction from the audience.

  82. Gabriel Bacquier, 95, Dies; Set Standard for French Baritones Obits, May 27

    He mastered both a broad range of opera roles and the art of the French song.

  83. A €750 Billion Virus Recovery Plan Thrusts Europe Into a New Frontier Foreign, May 27

    Adopting the proposal would make history for the bloc, vesting authority in Brussels in ways that more closely resembled a central government.

  84. Coronavirus Epidemics Began Later Than Believed, Study Concludes Science, May 27

    In Washington State and Italy, the first confirmed cases were not linked to the outbreaks that followed, the analysis found. The epidemics were seeded later.

  85. A €750 Billion Virus Recovery Plan Thrusts Europe Into a New Frontier Foreign, May 27

    Adopting the proposal would make history for the bloc, vesting authority in Brussels in ways that more closely resembled a central government.

  86. Boris Johnson Defends ‘Toxic’ Aide Again. Why Protect a Political Burden? Foreign, May 27

    The aide, Dominic Cummings, has the ideas and organizational skills that the British prime minister himself knows he lacks and badly needs.

  87. What Do You Do With a Stolen van Gogh? This Thief Knows Culture, May 27

    Octave Durham, who went to prison for stealing two paintings by the artist, explains the difficulties encountered in this line of work.

  88. 26 Arrested in People-Smuggling Case Linked to U.K. Truck Deaths Foreign, May 27

    France and Belgium said the suspects were part of a wider network that transported the 39 Vietnamese migrants whose bodies were found in Britain last year.

  89. Serial Rapist Jumps Off Cliff While Running From Police and Breaks Ribs Foreign, May 27

    Called “the beast of Kavos,” Dimitris Aspiotis was twice convicted of raping several women, imprisoned and freed because of overcrowding. This month, another woman accused him of rape.

  90. Serial Rapist Jumps Off Cliff While Running From Police and Breaks Ribs Foreign, May 27

    Called “the beast of Kavos,” Dimitris Aspiotis was twice convicted of raping several women, imprisoned and freed because of overcrowding. This month, another woman accused him of rape.

  91. ‘More Blue’: An Artwork Shows the Sea Changing During Lockdown Culture, May 27

    A data-driven media installation, created to reflect marine conditions around the world, has altered with the slowing human activity.

  92. José María Galante, Dogged Pursuer of Justice for Franco’s Victims, Dies at 71 Obits, May 27

    Despite an amnesty law, Mr. Galante continued to gather evidence and press for the prosecution of police officials. He died of Covid-19.

  93. Italians Flock to Beaches, Hoping Tourists Will Follow Foreign, May 27

    Many have seized the chance to return to the sands, soak up the sun and take a swim. But social distancing? Maybe, maybe not.

  94. Hydrogen as Fuel? An Italian Pasta Factory Shows How It Could Work Business, May 27

    A producer of orecchiette and paccheri is using the potentially clean energy source in a trial.

  95. House Hunting in Sweden: An Entire 62-Acre Village for $7.2 Million Real Estate, May 27

    Sweden’s controversial decision to remain open during the pandemic has buoyed its housing market. But the uncertain economic future could change that.

  96. For Sale: An Entire Swedish Village Slideshow, May 27

    Sätra Brunn, a historic 62-acre health village in southeast Sweden, is for sale for $7.2 million.

  97. Byford, Ex-Subway Chief in New York, Will Be London Transport Commissioner Metro, May 27

    Andy Byford, who quit after clashing repeatedly with New York’s governor, was credited with helping revive the subway.

  98. Atget’s Paris, 100 Years Later Foreign, May 27

    The famous photographer sought out an empty city. Our photographer found a Paris evacuated by the coronavirus.

  99. Soccer’s Landscape Was Already Shifting. Then an Earthquake Struck. Sports, May 27

    Over the last 20 years, some once-grand clubs have been left behind by insurgents with new money and big ideas. In Germany, their fate may be a harbinger of what is to come after the shutdown.

  100. Outcry Over Cummings Turns Public Against Johnson for 1st Time Foreign, May 26

    The image of a powerful official flouting the lockdown rules has struck a nerve in a way that the government’s haphazard response to the virus has not.

  101. Outcry Over Dominic Cummings Turns Public Against Boris Johnson for 1st Time Foreign, May 26

    The image of a powerful official flouting the lockdown rules has struck a nerve in a way that the government’s haphazard response to the virus has not.

  102. A Boy, a Bear and a Close Call in the Mountains of Italy Foreign, May 26

    A 12-year-old knew what to do (and what not to) when he crossed paths with a large bear on a hike. A video of the encounter has gone viral.

  103. Visiting My Grandparents, Separated by Plexiglass Foreign, May 26

    With a partition in front of him, Elian Peltier, a New York Times reporter, experienced a strange new reality when he checked in on his relations at a nursing home outside Paris.

  104. Two Months Later, the Iditarod Champion May Finally Get a Ride Home Sports, May 26

    Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Thomas Waerner of Norway and his dogs have been stranded in Alaska after finishing the race on March 18.

  105. She Fed Her Sick Flock During the 1918 Pandemic. Her Legacy Lives On. Metro, May 26

    An old woman leaves a pot of food on a rock outside her daughter’s house. A century later, others roll trays of meals to people with Covid-19.

  106. Dominic Cummings Offers a Sorry-Not-Sorry for U.K. Lockdown Breach Foreign, May 25

    The top adviser to Prime Minister Boris Johnson caused a furor after it was learned he had driven 260 miles to his parents’ home.

  107. On a Scottish Isle, Nursing Home Deaths Expose a Covid-19 Scandal Foreign, May 25

    At the Home Farm nursing home on the Isle of Skye, more than a quarter of its residents died and nearly all were infected with coronavirus. Families are furious.

  108. Lufthansa to Receive $10 Billion Bailout Business, May 25

    The German government, which will take a 20 percent stake in the airline, said Lufthansa was facing an ‘existential emergency.’

  109. Putin Speaks, Officials Shrug, and Doctors Are Caught in the Middle Foreign, May 25

    A botched effort to reward people keeping the coronavirus in check leaves doctors and nurses who demand their due facing scrutiny.

  110. Spain’s Courts, Already Strained, Face Crisis as Lockdown Lifts Foreign, May 25

    A country known for litigiousness has gingerly restarted court proceedings, and lawyers are bracing for chaos.

  111. Donald Trump, Joe Biden and the Vote of the Irish Op Ed, May 25

    From Tammany Hall to ‘Build the Wall,’ the long journey of Irish-American politics.

  112. Suriname’s President Shrugs Off Murder Sentence in Re-election Bid Foreign, May 24

    If President Desi Bouterse can hang on to immunity, past crimes could become just another chapter in his four-decade battle to stay in power.

  113. Boris Johnson Backs Top Aide Accused of Flouting Lockdown Rules Foreign, May 24

    Despite the appearance of a double standard, the British leader defended Dominic Cummings’s travel, even as the aide was falling ill.

  114. Push to Reopen Houses of Worship in Europe and Mideast Brings Perils and Tensions Foreign, May 24

    In Germany, 40 new cases were confirmed among the faithful in Frankfurt. France restarted church services this weekend. And protesters in the West Bank demanded that mosques reopen for the Eid holiday.

  115. For Some Italians, the Future of Work Looks Like the Past Foreign, May 24

    As the coronavirus drastically reorders society and economies, more Italians are returning to the agricultural jobs of their grandparents.

  116. Las librerías renuevan sus alianzas en Español, May 24

    Han comenzado a reabrir las librerías iberoamericanas. Para hacer frente a momentos tan difíciles, tienen que reforzar el pacto íntimo que mantienen con sus clientes, que en muchos casos son también amigos.

  117. Rattled by a Pandemic, People Turn to Leaders — Any Leaders Foreign, May 23

    Placing faith in a leader with little control over a virus may seem irrational, but it fills a very human need.

  118. Is It Time to Stop Clapping for Health Care Workers? An Organizer Thinks So Express, May 23

    “To maintain the positive impact that it’s had so far, it’s best to stop at its peak,” said Annemarie Plas, who started #ClapForOurCarers.

  119. What if We All Vacationed at Home Again? Op Ed, May 23

    The past few decades have seen an explosion of international travel. But maybe a summer trapped together within our own borders is just what we need.

  120. What if We All Vacationed at Home Again? Op Ed, May 23

    The past few decades have seen an explosion of international travel. But maybe a summer trapped together within our own borders is just what we need.

  121. Outrage Grows Over Boris Johnson Aide’s 260-Mile Trip During Lockdown Foreign, May 23

    Dominic Cummings, the British prime minister’s top adviser, said he behaved “reasonably and legally” in driving for child care needs while coming down with the coronavirus.

  122. The Artisans Behind Italian Fashion Tremble at Their Future Business, May 23

    The industry has returned to work, but it’s far from business as usual for small suppliers to luxury brands and retailers.

  123. European Defense and ‘Strategic Autonomy’ Are Also Coronavirus Victims Foreign, May 23

    With governments under intense spending pressure to cope with the coronavirus, European ambitions for a more independent defense are facing the chop.

  124. The Coronavirus Patient Had a Question: Don’t You Lead a Soccer Team? Sports, May 23

    The president of Sporting Clube de Portugal, Frederico Varandas, is a former military doctor who returned to duty to assist in the nation’s battle against the coronavirus.

  125. As Virus Spreads in Russia’s Caucasus, Rumors Swirl Over Strongman’s Health Foreign, May 22

    Official numbers are still low, but signs are emerging by the day that the toll across the region is growing. And the Chechen leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, was reported hospitalized.

  126. Reduced Demand for Electricity Leads to Power Giveaways Business, May 22

    The pandemic is turning energy markets upside-down. Some consumers will get paid for using electricity.

  127. Germany’s Lessons for China and America Op Ed, May 22

    Better to love your country with a broken heart than love it blind.

  128. Britain Orders a 14-Day Quarantine on Arriving Travelers Foreign, May 22

    Officials say it will prevent a “devastating resurgence” of the coronavirus. Critics say it should have been imposed three months ago.

  129. Hungary Moves to Close Border Camps After E.U. Court Ruling Foreign, May 22

    Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government has shifted more than 300 asylum applicants out of detention in fenced “transit zones.”

  130. Coronavirus Cases Fall in Europe’s Capitals, but Fears Over Reopening Linger Foreign, May 22

    Although declines in the numbers of new infections and deaths have brought relief in Europe’s major cities, there is uncertainty about how much people can now relax.

  131. Grandmother’s Refusal to Remove Photos From Facebook Tests Privacy Law Business, May 22

    A Dutch court ruled a woman violated Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation after refusing to take down photos of her grandchildren from social media.

  132. A No. 1 Hit Vanished From Poland’s Charts. It’s Not Going Quietly. Culture, May 22

    In a furor over censorship, prominent broadcasters resigned and artists asked for the state-run radio station at the center of the controversy to stop playing their music.

  133. Creating an Exhibition of Britain’s Lockdown Dreams Culture, May 22

    The artist Grayson Perry talks about his latest TV series, “Grayson’s Art Club,” which showcases art made by a British public trapped at home.

  134. Khashoggi’s Son Says Family Pardons His Father’s Killers Foreign, May 22

    The pardon effectively ends the prospect that any of the men who killed Jamal Khashoggi will be executed.

  135. The Circus Came to Town, Then It Couldn’t Leave Foreign, May 22

    One of Italy’s famed family-owned circuses has been sitting out the coronavirus pandemic in a field outside Rome.

  136. Why a ‘Strange and Nerdy’ Book About Eels Is Making Waves Culture, May 22

    Patrik Svensson mixed natural history with memoir for his debut, which has become a surprise best seller and award winner in his native Sweden.

  137. Pick a Card and Be Transported: 7 Board Games From Around the World Travel, May 22

    Design the Sagrada Família in Barcelona or wander through Edo-era Japan. These games are about learning and exploring, not winning.

  138. Chau al besito cortés en la mejilla T Magazine, May 22

    La moratoria de “la bise”, como se conoce en Francia a la costumbre de saludar de beso, trae tristeza pero, en tiempos del virus, también alivio.

  139. Can Europe Stay Back From the Brink? Op Ed, May 22

    After three months of chaos and deaths caused by the pandemic, the continent, led by Germany and France, is giving convergence another try.

  140. Britain’s Ethnic Minorities Are Being Left for Dead Op Ed, May 22

    The government could have predicted, and perhaps prevented, many deaths. It did not.

  141. In Stunning Reversal, Turkey Emerges as Libya Kingmaker Foreign, May 21

    With a succession of quick victories, Turkish-supported forces in Libya have rolled back the gains of a would-be strongman whose allies, Russia and the United Arab Emirates, now face tough choices.

  142. Los robots recorren una ciudad cerrada por el coronavirus en Español, May 21

    Una comunidad a 80 kilómetros de Londres se puso en cuarentena, como muchos otros lugares. Una flota de repartidores automáticos se encarga de repartir los víveres.

  143. Boris Johnson Avoids Criminal Inquiry Into His Dealings as London’s Mayor Foreign, May 21

    A police watchdog did find evidence, however, that Mr. Johnson and an American businesswoman may have had an “intimate relationship” and that the relationship helped her secure money and networking opportunities.

  144. 10 Great Bottles of Italian White Wine Under $25 Dining, May 21

    Though noted primarily for red wine, Italy actually makes more white. These are diverse, delicious, great values and not a pinot grigio among them.

  145. Charlie Brooker Saw All This Coming Culture, May 21

    The “Black Mirror” creator, who knows something about dystopias, discusses the cognitive dissonance of this “boring apocalypse” and the continued importance of satire.

  146. In Istanbul Under Lockdown, Baklava Makers Are Essential Workers Foreign, May 21

    A strict weekend curfew quiets the city’s joyous commotion, but offers up new moments of breathtaking beauty, both spiritual and natural. And essential sweets are still delivered.

  147. Pandemic-Baking Britain Has an ‘Obscene’ Need for Flour Business, May 20

    The Wessex Mill in Oxfordshire, a family business started 125 years ago, is among the British mills striving to meet a surge in demand.

  148. Rolf Hochhuth, Who Challenged a Pope’s Wartime Silence, Dies at 89 Obits, May 20

    His play “The Deputy,” from 1963, took issue with Pius XII’s stance toward Nazi atrocities and caused a furor. “The theater,” Susan Sontag wrote, “is courtroom.”

  149. Health Agencies Offer Tips on Sex During the Pandemic Express, May 20

    Countries around the world are taking different approaches as they give guidelines on reopening — from work to play.

  150. As Paris Tiptoes Toward Normalcy, Infections Are Sharply Down Foreign, May 20

    But if the initial signs are hopeful, the national mood remains wary of what lies ahead and angry at the government.