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  1. Firefighters Battle Blazes in Greece Amid Scorching Temperatures Video, Today

    Greece experienced its hottest day on record this week while wildfires raged across the region. Local authorities attempted to contain the wildfires with planes making water drops.

  2. Today’s Covid Delta Variant Vaccine live blog included one standalone post:
  3. Belarus Sprinter Becomes an Unlikely Dissident Foreign, Today

    An Instagram complaint against her coaches embroiled Kristina Timanovskaya in the precarious politics of her home country, and may force her into asylum.

  4. Thinking About a Change? They Took the Leap. Summary, Today

    Stories about people trying something different in their lives have always inspired me. Now, the Times series It’s Never Too Late offers readers more examples.

  5. Heat Emergency Brings Record Temperature and Fires to Southern Europe Foreign, Today

    Greece experienced its hottest day on record this week, and wildfires raged across the region, leaving much of Southern Europe struggling to cope.

  6. Influencer in chief: Macron answers vaccine skeptics on TikTok and Instagram. Foreign, Today

    As governments look to social media influencers to try to raise vaccination rates among the young, President Emmanuel Macron of France is making his own self-consciously informal videos.

  7. Will These Places Survive a Collapse? Don’t Bet on It, Skeptics Say. Express, Today

    A pair of English researchers found that New Zealand is best poised to stay up and running as climate change continues to wreak global havoc. Other scientists found flaws in their model.

  8. Missing Belarusian Activist Is Found Dead in Park in Ukraine Foreign, Today

    The police began an investigation after Vitaly Shishov went missing in Kyiv and was found dead in a park near his home.

  9. What if Highways Were Electric? Germany Is Testing the Idea. Business, Today

    An electrified highway is theoretically the most efficient way to eliminate truck emissions. But the political obstacles are daunting.

  10. Emmanuel Macron Told the French What to Do. It Didn’t Go Well. Op Ed, Today

    The government’s introduction of vaccine passes is a cautionary tale.

  11. This Multifaceted Vinegar Is Going Places Dining, Yesterday

    Carandini Bianca Sweet White Vinegar can take the place of white balsamic, but it also works wonders for savory seafoods and even as the base of a nonalcoholic drink.

  12. Germany Will Offer Vaccine Booster Shots Starting in September Foreign, Yesterday

    In rich countries, the momentum is growing for giving additional doses to the fully vaccinated, though many experts say the focus should be on getting first doses to people around the world.

  13. Britain Rethinks Letting China Enter Its Nuclear Power Industry Business, Yesterday

    Financing and security issues are clouding new power station projects.

  14. Looking for St. Mark’s Square? You May Find Yourself in a Shipyard Instead Foreign, Yesterday

    As Venice’s ban on cruise ships took effect this weekend, some tourists were surprised to be docked hours away from the city’s famous sights.

  15. The World’s Best Pole-Vaulter Gets More Swedish as He Goes Sports, Yesterday

    Mondo Duplantis has a world record and a good chance at Olympic gold. But he’s endeared himself to Sweden (his mother’s home country) by buying into its culture.

  16. Sifan Hassan wins the 5,000 meters and now looks to the 1,500 and 10,000. Sports, Yesterday

    Winning medals in all three events would secure Hassan’s place as one of the great distance runners in Olympic history.

  17. Where a Vast Global Vaccination Program Went Wrong Foreign, Yesterday

    After months of struggle, the U.N.-backed Covax alliance will soon have many more doses, promising relief for vaccine shortages in poorer countries. But it faces a deepening crisis: difficulties getting shots into arms as the Delta variant spreads.

  18. Belarusian Sprinter Who Feared for Her Safety Is Offered Asylum in Poland Foreign, Yesterday

    Kristina Timanovskaya sought help at a Tokyo airport as her country tried to forcibly send her home from the Olympics.

  19. Yesterday’s Climate Change live blog included one standalone post:
  20. Queen Guitarist’s Flooded London Basement Foretells a Climate Under Pressure Foreign, Yesterday

    After a heat wave and two Southeast Asia-style rainstorms that flooded the capital’s streets, subways and Brian May’s cellar, it seems timely to ask if the city is prepared to deal with wild weather.

  21. How a Cuban Émigré Became a Polish Volleyball God Sports, Yesterday

    Wilfredo León left Cuba to see how far his high-flying talents could take him. Having starred as a pro in Italy, he now wants to win gold for Poland.

  22. Italians Stun Even Themselves in 100 Meters and High Jump Sports, August 1

    Lamont Marcell Jacobs won the men’s 100 meters and Gianmarco Tamberi shared gold in the high jump a day after discussing how improbable it would be if they won.

  23. Olympic Sprinter From Belarus Seeks Refuge in Japan, Fearing Jail at Home Foreign, August 1

    Belarus tried to force the sprinter, Kristina Timanovskaya, to return home after she criticized her coaches for registering her for the wrong event.

  24. How the World’s Fastest Men Battled for Gold in 10 Seconds Interactive, August 1

    Lamont Marcell Jacobs achieved a top speed of 26.76 miles per hour to finish the 100-meter race in 9.80 seconds, 0.22 seconds off Usain Bolt’s world record set in 2009.

  25. Russia Scoffs at Olympic Ban: ‘Let Them Listen to Classical Music’ Foreign, August 1

    Sports fans and officials in the country have no trouble seeing through the thin fiction of a doping-related ban on their national symbols at the Tokyo Olympics.

  26. ‘X’ Marks the Spot: Officials Map a Route Out of the Pandemic Science, August 1

    Governments and organizations around the world are using geospatial data and digital mapping tools to guide their vaccination campaigns.

  27. Lamont Marcell Jacobs of Italy wins the 100-meter dash. Sports, August 1

    Jacobs finished in 9.80 seconds, with Fred Kerley of the United States second and Andre De Grasse of Canada third.

  28. A World War II Spy Didn’t Live to Tell Her Tale. Her Great-Great-Niece Will. Books, August 1

    In her book, “All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days,” Rebecca Donner examines the life of Mildred Harnack, part of the anti-Nazi resistance in Germany.

  29. Demonstrations against France’s vaccine pass surge for a third weekend, even as cases rise. Foreign, July 31

    The government’s health pass law was passed by Parliament and is expected to get a final greenlight from a top constitutional council next week.

  30. The Long Kiss Goodbye: Will Covid End the French Bise Forever? Foreign, July 31

    Social distancing made the cheek kiss a much rarer greeting, and polling suggests it may stay that way. Some say good riddance, but others miss the warmth of times past.

  31. Belinda Bencic of Switzerland wins tennis singles gold. Sports, July 31

    Bencic could win two golds in Tokyo if she wins a doubles tournament on Sunday.

  32. Roberto Calasso, Renaissance Man of Letters, Dies at 80 Obits, July 30

    A Florentine by birth, he was a polymath as an author and publisher (Kafka, Vedic philosophy, Greek mythology) who reached a wide international readership.

  33. Murder Trial in Sweden Could Shine Unsavory Light on Iran’s New President Foreign, July 30

    Nearly 3,000 miles from Tehran where mass executions were carried out in 1988, a murder trial in Sweden could produce new revelations that complicate life for Iran’s president-elect.

  34. Wildfires Rage Across Turkey Video, July 30

    Turkey struggled to contain the dozens of wildfires burning this week, as local residents and tourists along the Mediterranean Coast were forced to evacuate.

  35. The New Reality of a European Trip: ‘Things Are Going to Change’ Travel, July 30

    Curfews, vaccine requirements, conflicting advice. As variants like Delta spread, rules and restrictions are popping up across the continent and staying informed can feel like a job.

  36. The July 30 Economy Stock Market News live blog included one standalone post:
  37. Spanish Court Targets Chilean Bank Tied to Pinochet Foreign, July 30

    Spurred by victims of Gen. Augusto Pinochet’s regime, the court has reopened an investigation into whether Banco de Chile helped the former Chilean dictator launder money.

  38. Greece Accuses Aid Groups of Helping Smugglers of Migrants Foreign, July 30

    Greek police claim some groups have worked with smugglers and provided migrants with details about Coast Guard activities. The groups deny the charges.

  39. Turkey Is Next as Wildfires Afflict Mediterranean Countries Foreign, July 30

    The Turkish authorities said they were investigating the causes of fires that killed at least six people and threatened popular tourist destinations.

  40. Remains of Esther Dingley, Missing British Hiker, Are Found Express, July 30

    For months, the authorities and Ms. Dingley’s partner combed the Pyrenees mountains. A DNA test confirmed the identity of remains found near her last known location, a group aiding the search said.

  41. If You Don’t Trust A.I. Yet, You’re Not Wrong Op Ed, July 30

    The E.U. provides a model for how to take the threats of A.I. seriously.

  42. ‘All or nothing’: The U.S. soccer team faces the Netherlands in a World Cup rematch. Sports, July 29

    The quarterfinals will be an unwelcome memory for many of the United States players. It was the stage at which they exited the Olympic tournament at the Rio Games in 2016.

  43. How Europe, After a Fumbling Start, Overtook the U.S. in Vaccination Interactive, July 29

    Just a few months ago, European Union efforts were a mess, but its problems were temporary. The United States turned out to have the more lasting challenge.

  44. German Cycling Official Is Sent Home After Racial Slur on Olympics Telecast Express, July 29

    Patrick Moster was suspended by Germany’s Olympic sports federation after referring to cyclists from Algeria and Eritrea in a derogatory manner.

  45. Italy’s Mr. Fix-It Tries to Fix the Country’s Troubled Justice System — and Its Politics, Too Foreign, July 29

    The issue has become a test for whether Prime Minister Mario Draghi can really change Italy.

  46. A powerful storm called Evert is expected to bring more wild weather to the U.K. Foreign, July 29

    The storm is set to hit southwestern England starting Thursday night, after a series of extreme weather events in the country over the past month.

  47. Some Are Chasing Extra Vaccine Shots, While Scientists Debate Express, July 29

    Boosters may not be necessary yet, many experts say, and the pursuit of additional shots raises ethical questions.

  48. What Animals See in the Stars, and What They Stand to Lose Science, July 29

    Humans aren’t the only species that navigate by starlight. Animals from birds to dung beetles may do it, too — and might become disoriented as our city lights drown out the heavens.

  49. Covid Vaccine Effort in Europe Confronts Anger, Disinformation and Suspicion Foreign, July 29

    Across the continent, reaching vulnerable populations on the margins of society is a challenge. In Brussels, the authorities are hoping mobile outreach teams can help.

  50. French official says Britain’s quarantine rules for travelers are discriminatory. Foreign, July 29

    Continuing to require travelers from France to isolate for up to 10 days, while exempting those from other European countries or the United States, is unfair and unwarranted, a minister says.

  51. The European Union pulls ahead of the United States in vaccinations. Foreign, July 29

    The figures provided a stark contrast with the early stages of the inoculation campaigns, when the bloc, facing a shortage of doses and delayed deliveries, looked in envy at efforts elsewhere.

  52. After a Winter of Discontent, a Glorious Summer in Salzburg Culture, July 29

    The theater offering at the Alpine festival features reworked classics by Shakespeare and one of the event’s founders.

  53. Why Turkey’s Regulators Became Such a Problem for Google Business, July 29

    The antitrust backlash against Big Tech is playing out in places not known as regulatory hotbeds.

  54. 5 Things to Do This Weekend Weekend, July 29

    Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually and in person in New York City.

  55. Women canoe in the Olympics for the first time. Sports, July 28

    The sport joins a series of Olympic events that were belatedly expanded to include women.

  56. In the English Countryside, a Library of Geraniums T Style, July 28

    At her home in Gloucestershire, the founder of the British sustainable luxury brand Daylesford Organic has nurtured her obsession with a single flower.

  57. After a Long Lockdown and Vaccination Campaign, Is England on the Road to Normality? Foreign, July 28

    A downward trend in coronavirus cases that followed the lifting of most social-distancing rules is raising hopes that the worst is over, although the cause of the drop is not yet completely clear.

  58. Syrian Doctor Indicted in Germany for Crimes Against Humanity Foreign, July 28

    The military doctor, who was among the influx of refugees who entered Germany from Syria, is accused of torturing opponents of the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

  59. Londoners Were Promised a Hill With a View. They Got a Pile of Scaffolding. Foreign, July 28

    The $2.7 million Marble Arch Mound was meant to create a new attraction for visitors in the middle of London. But the reality of the project is falling short of expectations.

  60. Poles Tussle Over an Icon of Their Past, With an Eye on the Future Foreign, July 28

    A tug of war over the legacy of the Solidarity movement has much to do with the battle over which direction the country should go today.

  61. Vaccinated U.S. and E.U. travelers can travel to England and Scotland without quarantining. Foreign, July 28

    Travelers will still need a negative coronavirus test before entering the country.

  62. Vicky Krieps Gave Hollywood One More Try. It Wasn’t So Bad. Culture, July 28

    The “Phantom Thread” actress, burned by the experience of promoting the movie in the United States, retreated to art-house obscurity. Now, she’s back in the M. Night Shyamalan blockbuster “Old.”

  63. ‘The Year of the Discovery’ Review: Remembering Tumult in Spain Weekend, July 28

    The film revisits Spain in 1992 from a less rosy vantage point than that year’s Olympics gave the world.

  64. The Best Thing to Eat When It’s Hot Magazine, July 28

    In paneer con tomate, bright and juicy acidity finds a perfect partner with bites of fried cheese.

  65. France Gave Teenagers $350 for Culture. They’re Buying Comic Books. Culture, July 28

    Young people can buy books, tickets and classes via a government smartphone app. But rather than discovering highbrow arts, many are choosing mass media they already love.

  66. Up, down, sideways: Around the world, the pandemic defies easy description. Foreign, July 28

    The virus has created a patchwork of contradictory trends, surging in some countries and ebbing in others, depending on variants, vaccination, restrictions and compliance.

  67. Hungary surprises a powerful U.S. team in women’s water polo. Sports, July 28

    The preliminary-round loss was a rare setback for the two-time defending Olympic champions.

  68. The July 27 Covid Delta Variant Vaccine live blog included one standalone post:
  69. Dutch officials, unhappy with quarantine conditions, say those who test positive are not allowed outside. Sports, July 27

    Six members of the Dutch delegation who tested positive were being forced to stay inside “little boxes,” officials said.

  70. Travelers’ Frustration Mounts at ‘Confusing’ British Traffic-Light System Travel, July 27

    The government’s three-tier approach to determining restrictions on transit to and from different countries is drawing ire from Britons and the travel industry alike.

  71. A Trick of the Eye Turns a Luxurious Embassy Inside Out Culture, July 27

    The French delegation in Rome is staging some of the city’s boldest public art projects. The latest, by the street artist JR, cuts like an X-ray into the mission’s sumptuous offices.

  72. They Pooled Their Art to Create a Nest Egg. They Say It Was a Mistake. Culture, July 27

    Hundreds of artists entrusted thousands of works to a company, the Artist Pension Trust, on the promise of sharing in sale proceeds, but many say they haven’t heard anything for years.

  73. Groceries in 10 Minutes: Delivery Start-Ups Crowd City Streets Across Globe Business, July 27

    Venture capital’s newest darling is the online rapid grocery delivery industry. Getir, a six-year-old Turkish company, is trying to outpace its new competitors in a worldwide expansion.

  74. Fears of Toxic Smoke After an Industrial Explosion in Germany Foreign, July 27

    An explosion and fire at a waste plant in Leverkusen was declared an “extreme threat.” At least one person was confirmed dead, 16 workers were injured and four more were missing.

  75. The Ungovernable Catholic Church Op Ed, July 27

    Will the pope’s move against the Latin Mass fulfill his revolution or reveal the limits of his power?

  76. The July 26 Covid Delta Variant Vaccine live blog included one standalone post:
  77. Extreme Weather Leads to Flooding in Belgium and England Video, July 26

    Flooding in the United Kingdom and Belgium caused widespread structural damage and evacuations for residents. Much of Western Europe has been under flood warnings for the past few weeks.

  78. La crisis climática convierte los metros del mundo en zonas de inundación en Español, July 26

    Las rápidas y letales inundaciones recientes en China anegaron una red que ni siquiera tenía una década de antigüedad, y pusieron de manifiesto los riesgos a los que se enfrentan las ciudades en todo el mundo.

  79. Sardinia, Italy, Battles Extreme Fires Video, July 26

    Parts of the Italian island of Sardinia have been engulfed by wildfires, causing the evacuations of about 1,000 residents and tourists.

  80. Wildfires Ravage Sardinia in ‘a Disaster Without Precedent’ Foreign, July 26

    A 25-mile swath of vegetation, farms and villages is hit by one of the largest wildfires in decades, devastating the Italian tourist destination.

  81. Wildfires ravage the Italian island of Sardinia in ‘a disaster without precedent.’ Foreign, July 26

  82. ‘Dune’ and Princess Diana Biopic to Debut at a Starry Venice Film Festival Culture, July 26

    Hollywood blockbusters are back on the program after a less celebrity-driven edition last year, but the event will still be far from business as usual.

  83. Floods, heat, then floods again: England is battered by wild weather. World, July 26

  84. Floods, Heat, Then Floods Again: England Is Battered by Wild Weather Foreign, July 26

    Thunderstorms in London flooded hospitals’ emergency rooms and submerged streets for the second time this month.

  85. The July 25 Covid Delta Variant Vaccine live blog included two standalone posts:
  86. Disinformation for Hire, a Shadow Industry, Is Quietly Booming Foreign, July 25

    Back-alley firms meddle in elections and promote falsehoods on behalf of clients who can claim deniability, escalating our era of unreality.

  87. In Nagorno-Karabakh, Land Mines, Bulldozers and Lingering Tensions Foreign, July 25

    Despite the hurdles, territory seized by Azerbaijan from Armenia in last year’s war is being transformed with breathtaking speed.

  88. Thousands Rally for Equality at Budapest Pride March Video, July 24

    A Pride celebration in Hungary on Saturday doubled as a protest of Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s far-right policies, which have marginalized the L.G.B.T.Q. community.

  89. A Romanian Gymnast Chases Her Nation’s Legacy Sports, July 24

    In 2014, Larisa Iordache came closer than anyone to beating Simone Biles. That’s out now, but one last medal could help her reclaim Romania’s gymnastics glory after years of heartbreak.

  90. Large Covid-related protests hit France, Italy and Australia. Foreign, July 24

    Protesters’ targets include mandatory health passes in France and Italy, and lockdowns in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.

  91. In Hungary, an Embattled L.G.B.T.Q. Community Takes to the Streets Foreign, July 24

    Thousands of people attended the Budapest Pride march, defying efforts by the government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban to marginalize the country’s L.G.B.T.Q. community.

  92. Amateur Fossil Hunters Make Rare Find in U.K. Using Google Earth Foreign, July 24

    While some indulged in baking through lockdown, a husband-and-wife team discovered an exceptionally large and well-preserved group of Jurassic starfish.

  93. Spain Pledged Citizenship to Sephardic Jews. Now They Feel Betrayed. Foreign, July 24

    In 2015, Spain said it would give citizenship to the descendants of Sephardic Jews expelled during the Spanish Inquisition. Then rejections started pouring in this summer.

  94. I’m Obsessed With ‘Old.’ The Twist: I Won’t See It. Magazine, July 24

    M. Night Shyamalan’s new movie has a trailer that eerily resonates with our strange times; and that’s enough for me.

  95. España prometió la nacionalidad a los judíos sefardíes. Ellos ahora se sienten traicionados en Español, July 24

    El gobierno de España anunció en 2015 que otorgaría la ciudadanía a los descendientes de judíos expulsados durante la Inquisición. Este verano empezaron a llover los rechazos.

  96. A Rebellion Is Stirring in Boris Johnson’s Backyard Foreign, July 24

    Brexit helped destroy Labour’s “red wall” in England’s North. Now, it’s coming for the Conservatives’ “blue wall” in the South.

  97. De Blasio Urges New York Businesses to Require Employee Vaccinations Metro, July 23

    The debate over mandates is intensifying as the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus surges in many parts of the United States.

  98. U.S. Strikes Taliban Targets in a Show of Force in Afghanistan Foreign, July 23

    The airstrikes showed American willingness to back up beleaguered Afghan government forces as the Taliban advance, but the extent of that willingness remains unclear.

  99. In London, a Taiwanese Feast With Fortune-Telling Buns T Style, July 23

    The founders of the city’s beloved Bao restaurants hosted an intimate, artistic evening at their Forest Gate home.

  100. Italy Will Require Proof of Vaccination for Public Events Video, July 23

    The Italian government announced that it would now require people to show a so-called green pass or proof of vaccination in order to participate in a broad range of social activities, including indoor dining.

  101. Tony Podesta is hired to lobby by Huawei and a Bulgarian energy company. Washington, July 23

    With his allies running Washington, the veteran Democratic lobbyist has re-emerged after his firm collapsed under scrutiny from investigators.

  102. France Adopts Laws to Combat Terrorism, but Critics Call Them Overreaching Foreign, July 23

    After several attacks, the government said it needed more tools to hunt down terrorists and prevent extremist ideas from spreading. Critics call the laws heavy handed.

  103. Russia Signs Deal With Dubai Logistics Company to Navigate Thawing Arctic Foreign, July 23

    DP World, a leading logistics company, agreed on Friday to cooperate with a Russian state company on shipping ventures in the Arctic Ocean.

  104. Persuasion vs. Coercion: Vaccine Debate in Europe Heats Up Foreign, July 23

    France is taking the lead in making life unpleasant for the unvaccinated, even requiring some people to get shots. Protesters see a soft dictatorship dawning.

  105. The Return of the Cannes Film Festival Culture, July 23

    Remember going to the movies? Here’s what it was like inside the world’s most glamorous celebration of cinema.

  106. The European Union’s drug regulator authorizes the Moderna vaccine for children 12 and older. Foreign, July 23

    It is the second Covid vaccine to be approved for use for younger age groups in the 27-nation bloc.

  107. In ‘The Pursuit of Love,’ Looking for Liberation, Too Arts & Leisure, July 23

    Nancy Mitford’s novel, set in 1930s England, has been adapted by Emily Mortimer into a mini-series that explores expectations for women then and now.

  108. Putting a Price on Pollution The Daily, July 23

    The European Union has an ambitious plan to phase out the bloc’s reliance on fossil fuels. Will it work?

  109. Help! I’m Traveling to Europe. All the Requirements Are a Dizzying Mess. Travel, July 23

    For three confused but vaccinated travelers, our columnist tries to make sense of the new rules of entry into the European Union.

  110. ¿Cuántos muertos toleraremos para intentar salvar nuestras economías? en Español, July 23

    México y España apuestan al turismo para mantener en pie sus economías asumiendo el riesgo de que los contagios no se dispararán con visitantes vacunados.

  111. Germany Is in Shock. Its Politicians Are on Autopilot. Op Ed, July 23

    Catastrophic floods have done strangely little to shake up the contest to replace Angela Merkel.

  112. Climate Crisis Turns World’s Subways Into Flood Zones Climate, July 22

    Swift, deadly flooding in China this week inundated a network that wasn’t even a decade old, highlighting the risks faced by cities globally.

  113. Jewish Burial Records Among Items Seized by U.S. Authorities Culture, July 22

    Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn said they plan to return 17 items — once headed for auction — to their communities.

  114. U.K. Leaders Hail a Return to Normal; Their Phone App Disagrees Foreign, July 22

    Pandemic meets “pingdemic”: Coronavirus infections rise sharply and an official app tells legions of people to stay home after exposure, even as most restrictions are lifted.

  115. Pulling Levers in Exile, Belarus Opposition Leader Works to Keep Her Influence Alive Foreign, July 22

    As a crackdown widens in her country, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya is trying to build a broad phalanx of Western opposition to a dictatorship that she says is on its “last breaths.”

  116. Italy says it will require proof of vaccination or a negative test for many social activities. Foreign, July 22

    The government mandate follows a similar declaration by France and is part of a broader debate over policies that restrict the activities of the unvaccinated.

  117. A Long-Awaited Museum Opens, With Agony and Ivory Culture, July 22

    Curators at the Humboldt Forum in Berlin hope an inaugural exhibition of animal-tusk artifacts shows the institution is serious about its colonial baggage.

  118. Harry deLeyer, 93, Dies; He Saved a Horse and Made Him a Legend Obits, July 22

    A Dutch immigrant, he bought a plow horse for $80 in 1956 and named him Snowman. Two years later the pair won the show-jumping triple crown.

  119. Teen Wins Libel Case Against Tommy Robinson, U.K. Far-Right Activist Foreign, July 22

    Mr. Robinson had been taken to court after making accusations against a Syrian teenager who was violently attacked by classmates on video.

  120. While England Gambles on ‘Freedom Day,’ Scotland Opts for Caution Foreign, July 22

    Scotland is not ready to abandon pandemic restrictions, says its nationalist leader, Nicola Sturgeon. That stance could increase support for Scottish independence if coronavirus cases in England surge.

  121. The July 22 Covid Variant Vaccine Updates live blog included one standalone post:
  122. The July 22 Economy Stock Market News live blog included one standalone post:
  123. La pandemia no acabó, pero varios países creen que es necesario aprender a vivir con el virus en Español, July 22

    Más autoridades animan a la gente a volver a su ritmo cotidiano y a instalarse en una nueva normalidad. Pero los científicos advierten que tal vez es demasiado pronto para implementar estrategias de salida.

  124. Tesla’s Factory in Berlin Runs Into Activists, Red Tape and Lizards Business, July 22

    Elon Musk wanted to tap German engineering expertise, but may have gotten more local culture than he had bargained for.

  125. Avignon Festival Forges Ahead, Despite Virus Restrictions Culture, July 22

    The French theater festival’s Fringe offering is giving some respite from the pandemic, even as new rules to stop coronavirus transmission are making it harder to get to the shows.

  126. La variante beta: esto es lo que saben los científicos en Español, July 22

    La variante puede eludir algunas de las defensas del sistema inmunológico, pero sigue siendo vulnerable a las vacunas.

  127. A former Boris Johnson adviser makes new accusations about the U.K. prime minister’s Covid response. Express, July 21

    The former aide said that Mr. Johnson expressed hesitancy about ordering a second shutdown last fall, saying that “the people who are dying are essentially all over 80.”

  128. In Deal With Germany, U.S. Drops Threat to Block Russian Gas Pipelines Washington, July 21

    The agreement infuriated both Republicans and Democrats in Congress, who accused the Biden administration of being soft on Russia.

  129. The Spanish swimmer Ona Carbonell says she is disappointed to leave her breastfeeding son at home. Express, July 21

    Carbonell, competing in her third Games, said in an Instagram video that she had been made to choose between her family and her Olympic goal.

  130. Les idéaux de la France à l’épreuve d’une jeunesse multiculturelle World, July 21

    Dans un pays qui a longtemps cherché à forger une république laïque et sans distinction de couleurs, un accrochage entre une secrétaire d’Etat et des jeunes révèle que ces valeurs peuvent être remises en question.

  131. German Candidates Fail to Find Footing in Flood Response Foreign, July 21

    So far, none of the main contenders to replace Angela Merkel have come across as strong leaders in the aftermath of floods that killed 170 people and caused billions in damages.

  132. The U.K. Is Balking at the Northern Ireland Protocol. So, What Is That? Foreign, July 21

    Britain has said that the Northern Ireland protocol could create so many problems that it might have to be scrapped. What exactly is it? And why all the fuss?

  133. What You Need to Know About Germany’s National Election Foreign, July 21

    Germans will vote on a new government in September, one without Angela Merkel, who will step down after 16 years in power.

  134. Britain Introduces Measures to Curb Street Harassment and Violence Against Women Express, July 21

    The proposals come months after Sarah Everard, a 33-year-old marketing executive, was raped and murdered. She disappeared as she walked home from a friend’s house in South London.

  135. France’s Ideals Are a Harder Sell Among Diverse Youth Foreign, July 21

    France has long sought to create a secular, colorblind republic. But a clash between a government minister and a youth conference shows how those values are being questioned by a new generation.

  136. America in 2090: The Impact of Extreme Heat, in Maps Op Ed, July 21

    Global warming will get worse unless we cut greenhouse gas emissions.

  137. How Nations Are Learning to ‘Let It Go’ and Live With Covid Foreign, July 21

    More officials are encouraging people to return to their daily rhythms and transition to a new normal. But scientists warn that it may be too soon to design exit strategies for the pandemic.

  138. House Hunting in London: A 17th-Century Church Tower With Updates Real Estate, July 21

    The British housing market that emerged from the initial pandemic lockdown is the strongest in years, though London is lagging.

  139. How to Host a Relaxed Breton-Style Summer Lunch T Style, July 21

    Benoît Rauzy and Anthony Watson, the founders of the design studio Atelier Vime, celebrated a long-awaited reunion with friends at their home in the French countryside.

  140. For the First Time, an American Will Run the American Bar in London Dining, July 21

    The storied cocktail bar, which opened in the 1890s at the Savoy Hotel, has named Shannon Tebay of Death & Co. in New York as its new head bartender.

  141. U.K. Agrees to Pay France £54 Million to Help Block Migrant Arrivals by Boat Foreign, July 21

    The deal, which covers increased patrols by French security forces, comes amid an uptick in arrivals on the English coast, even though overall asylum applications in Britain are down this year.

  142. Chip shortages force German carmakers to throttle production even as demand recovers. Business, July 21

    BMW’s production fell short by 10,000 vehicles for the week, and Daimler had to briefly stop assembly lines at a plant in Germany.

  143. Liverpool Loses Its UNESCO World Heritage Status Foreign, July 21

    A committee voted to strip the city in northwest England of its status because of concerns about redevelopment, most notably on its waterfront.

  144. Making Discovery, Not Distance, Travel’s Point Travel, July 21

    As a veteran travel writer is reminded on a short jaunt from his home in France, you don’t need to go far to get away. “Small travel,” he finds, has its own rewards.

  145. 1946: British Bakeries Sell Out Before Bread Rationing Begins Foreign, July 21

    Britain rationed many foodstuffs during World War II, but extended rationing to bread only in the lean years immediately after. Bread remained rationed until 1948, and some food rationing continued until 1954.

  146. La selección femenina de balonmano de Noruega fue multada por no jugar en bikini en Español, July 20

    Las jugadoras noruegas de balonmano playero fueron multadas con 150 euros cada una por usar pantalones cortos en vez de la parte inferior del bikini. Una portavoz de la Federación Internacional de Balonmano dijo desconocer el motivo de la norma.

  147. Poland sends home six swimmers after mistakenly bringing too many. Sports, July 20

    The country selected 23 athletes but had to pare its list to 17 because of qualifying rules. One swimmer railed against the “incompetent people” leading the Polish swimming federation.

  148. The July 20 Covid Variant Vaccine Updates live blog included one standalone post:
  149. France Passes Climate Law, but Critics Say It Falls Short Foreign, July 20

    The law bans some short flights, requires more vegetarian school meals and curbs wasteful plastic packaging. But activists say it’s not enough.