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  1. Boris Johnson Says U.K. Has a ‘Moral Duty’ to Reopen Schools Video, Today

    On Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson doubled down on his stance to fully reopen schools next month in the United Kingdom and said it was a “moral duty.”

  2. A Push to Return U.K.’s ‘Motor City’ to Its Cycling Roots Foreign, Today

    Coventry can be forbidding for cyclists. But before it became Britain’s Detroit, the city was famed for making bicycles.

  3. England’s Flawed Virus Contact Tracing Will Be Revamped Foreign, Today

    After months of complaints about its centralized, privatized system, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government says resources will be diverted to local public health authorities.

  4. Pints or Primers? U.K.’s Push to Open Schools May Force a Choice Foreign, Today

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson calls it a “moral duty” to open Britain’s schools, but with cases already rising slightly, that might mean closing pubs and restaurants.

  5. Welcome Back to the Champions League. Please Maintain Social Distance. Sports, Today

    The plans for European soccer’s showpiece competition seem to account for every possibility. But even before the teams arrive, the coronavirus is asking hard questions.

  6. Belarus’s Leader Vows to Crush Protests After Claiming Landslide Election Win Foreign, Today

    Violent clashes between the police and protesters erupted across Belarus on Monday after President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko declared victory in a vote widely dismissed as fraudulent.

  7. The Designer Who Gives Her Pieces Minds of Their Own T Style, Today

    Elizabeth Garouste’s richly layered interiors and fantastical furniture are as appealing now as they were when she first caught Paris’s attention in the ’80s.

  8. The British Designer Paying Tribute to the Immigrant Experience T Style, Today

    Transforming discarded fabrics into forward-looking men’s wear, Priya Ahluwalia draws on her family’s Nigerian and Indian roots.

  9. The Rising Photographer Inspired by Her Home Country T Style, Today

    The Jamaica-born, London-based Amber Pinkerton makes stylish pictures that lead with her subjects’ humanity.

  10. Belarus Says Longtime Leader Is Re-elected in Vote Critics Call Rigged Foreign, Yesterday

    A government exit poll said Aleksandr Lukashenko had won almost 80 percent of the vote. That triggered protests against the repressive regime, and a heavy police response.

  11. Macron Urges World Leaders to Speed Aid to Lebanon After Explosions Foreign, Yesterday

    The vow to accelerate help, made during a video call with other heads of state, comes amid furious demonstrations in Beirut against the Lebanese government.

  12. America’s Military Should Confront Its Past, Not Bury It Op Ed, August 8

    The German military’s infiltration by far-right extremists should be a warning for how we confront our own troubled history.

  13. When Covid-19 Hit, Many Elderly Were Left to Die Foreign, August 8

    Warnings had piled up for years that nursing homes were vulnerable. The pandemic sent them to the back of the line for equipment and care.

  14. Near U.K.’s Busiest Port, Brexit Hopes Are Layered in Asphalt Foreign, August 8

    A 27-acre site is being built to handle trucks amid fears that new trade rules will slow freight movement. It has been nicknamed the “Farage Garage” after the pro-Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage.

  15. When Covid-19 Hit, Many Elderly Were Left to Die Foreign, August 8

    Warnings had piled up for years that nursing homes were vulnerable. The pandemic sent them to the back of the line for equipment and care.

  16. Brexit Behind Him, Boris Johnson Tries to Quiet Scotland’s Calls to Leave U.K. Foreign, August 7

    Scottish polling shows a majority favor independence. The prime minister is concerned.

  17. As U.N. Warns of Catastrophe, Lebanon’s Leaders Debate Cause of Blast Foreign, August 7

    The United Nations warning came as President Michel Aoun said the investigation into the deadly explosion in Beirut would examine if “external interference” played a role.

  18. When Schools Reopened in Germany, ‘We Swallowed Our Misgivings’ Parenting, August 7

    A mother recounted how worried she was sending her children back to in-person classes in the spring. But seeing her son “blossom” and the school’s safety measures eased her concerns.

  19. Europe’s ‘Last Dictator,’ Facing Re-Election, Is Increasingly in Peril Foreign, August 7

    For 26 years, Aleksandr G. Lukashenko has ruled Belarus as if it were his personal fief. In his sixth presidential election, the result is not in doubt, but he is being challenged like never before.

  20. Tourist Posing With 200-Year-Old Sculpture Breaks Its Toes Culture, August 6

    An Austrian man has apologized for the damage he caused to a Canova sculpture, saying he didn’t realize he had crunched the foot of the plaster Pauline Bonaparte.

  21. Here's What Extreme Heat Looks Like: Profoundly Unequal Interactive, August 6

    Earth is overheating. This year is poised to be one of the hottest ever. Millions are already feeling the pain, but the agony of extreme heat is profoundly unequal across the globe.

  22. Chat Group Becomes Target of Moscow’s Wrath as Security Crackdown Widens Foreign, August 6

    The group started out as an online discussion of hobbies, schoolwork and sometimes politics. But then it was infiltrated by an informer for Russia’s all-powerful security services.

  23. Wine Joins the 2020 Debate Over Privilege and Justice Dining, August 6

    An accusation involving migrant labor in Puglia leads to self-examination and, perhaps, new awareness of the treatment of agricultural workers.

  24. In Poland, the Rainbow Flag Is Wrapped Up in a Broader Culture War Foreign, August 6

    Three activists were arrested and charged after hanging banners on Warsaw monuments, while opposition lawmakers wore multicolor clothing and masks in a protest in Parliament.

  25. New York’s Sidewalk Prophets Are Heirs of the Artisans of France’s Lascaux Caves Weekend, August 6

    A critic’s tour deciphers the signs and symbols of the street art adorning boarded-up storefronts. What it tells us about our shared political realities and the ways our stories are connected.

  26. ‘It’s Time for a Change’: Workers Idled by the Virus Try New Careers Business, August 6

    Facing a loss of hours, unsecured wages and slow reopenings, some unemployed Britons are reconsidering their livelihoods.

  27. It’s Never Too Late to Pursue a Dream, a Graduate Says. He Can Back It Up. Foreign, August 5

    Sidetracked by poverty, World War II and family commitments, Giuseppe Paternò finally got his degree at 96. With honors, no less.

  28. Coming of Age Amid the Troubles Book Review, August 5

    In “Inventory,” Darran Anderson sorts through the objects and memories of his 1980s Northern Ireland adolescence.

  29. German Banks Push Back as American Investors Seek More Influence Business, August 5

    A drive by buyout firm Cerberus to force cost cutting at Commerzbank has run into resistance from Berlin.

  30. Welcome Back to Germany. Now Take Your Free Virus Test. Foreign, August 5

    The country’s capacity to make testing efficient, affordable and available has distinguished it. Now, to head off a potential second wave, it’s testing anyone returning from a “hot zone” on entry.

  31. House Hunting in Iceland: A Lakeside Cabin for Under $800,000 Real Estate, August 5

    The country’s swift and successful response to the pandemic has enabled its real estate market to stay open, encouraging an influx of domestic buyers.

  32. A House With a View in Southern Iceland Slideshow, August 5

    This four-bedroom house, perched on a green hill overlooking Lake Thingvellir, in southwest Iceland, is for sale for $792,000.

  33. It’s (Almost) Business as Usual at the Salzburg Festival Culture, August 5

    A bustling event for a wealthy and elegant audience is underway in Austria, despite the coronavirus pandemic.

  34. New Nominations to U.K. House of Lords Raise Old Concerns of Cronyism Foreign, August 4

    Critics say Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s nominations for lifetime legislative posts continued a pattern of patronage that undermines the credibility of a long-troubled institution.

  35. Google Faces European Inquiry Into Fitbit Acquisition Business, August 4

    Authorities are investigating how Google will use health and wellness data collected from Fitbit’s fitness tracking devices.

  36. What Do America’s Racial Problems Have in Common With India and Nazi Germany? Book Review, August 4

    In “Caste,” the journalist Isabel Wilkerson looks to other countries’ histories to show how our racial order is founded on a hierarchal structure of hereditary status.

  37. Italy Leaders Hail Genoa’s New Bridge as Sign of Resilience Foreign, August 3

    Less than two years after the collapse of the Morandi Bridge killed 43 people and embarrassed the nation, Italy inaugurated its replacement, and vowed to do better.

  38. Juan Carlos, Spain’s Former King, Quits Country Amid Multiple Investigations Foreign, August 3

    The former king’s departure, which comes as he faces financial inquiries, may fuel Spain’s political and social debate over the future of the monarchy.

  39. ‘I Am Scared’: Italian Sex Workers Face Poverty and Illness in the Pandemic Foreign, August 3

    Prostitution is not illegal in Italy, nor is it regulated as an official occupation. But the coronavirus has forced many sex workers to accept certain risks in order to avoid poverty.

  40. Turkish Aggression Is NATO’s ‘Elephant in the Room’ Foreign, August 3

    Despite being a NATO member, Turkey has bought Russian air defense. And a recent push into Libya and its energy ambitions nearly led to armed conflicts with France and Greece.

  41. Poland’s Supreme Court Declares Presidential Election Valid Foreign, August 3

    The decision comes after supporters of the opposition candidate filed protests questioning the narrow victory for the incumbent, Andrzej Duda.

  42. In Showdown Between China and the West, HSBC Gets Caught in the Middle Business, August 3

    Global businesses are increasingly being asked to pick political and legal sides in the confrontation between the world’s two biggest economies.

  43. John Hume, Nobel Laureate for Work in Northern Ireland, Dies at 83 Obits, August 3

    The politician’s campaign for peace was seen as a driving force behind an end to 25 years of sectarian conflict in the territory.

  44. Russia Sets Mass Vaccination for October After Shortened Trial Foreign, August 2

    The announcement raised concerns that Russia would begin inoculations and declare victory in the race for a coronavirus vaccine without fully testing its product.

  45. Britain Tried to Bring Fans Back to Indoor Sports. That Lasted a Day. Sports, August 2

    The world snooker championship welcomed spectators last week, part of a pilot program that offered hope to other events eager to follow suit. A few hours later, the government pulled the plug.

  46. As Genoa Inaugurates New Bridge, the Feeling Is Bittersweet Foreign, August 2

    Built in less than two years to replace the collapsed Morandi bridge, the new span is already a point of pride for Italy. But residents fear it will not be enough to revive their aging port city.

  47. Conservative U.K. Lawmaker Is Arrested Over Rape Accusations Foreign, August 2

    The arrest of the lawmaker, who has not been publicly identified, poses problems for the government of Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

  48. Italy Draws a Line Under Genoa Tragedy, Shunting Aside the Benettons Foreign, August 1

    The government has leveraged anger over the collapse of Genoa’s Morandi Bridge to take back control of the nation’s highways. But critics say the deal sends a troubling message to investors.

  49. Body Bags and Enemy Lists: How Far-Right Police Officers and Ex-Soldiers Planned for ‘Day X’ Foreign, August 1

    Germany has woken up to a problem of far-right extremism in its elite special forces. But the threat of neo-Nazi infiltration of state institutions is much broader.

  50. ‘Cocktails and Masks Don’t Really Go Together’ Foreign, August 1

    Young Russians are partying again, seeking a return to normal life and willing to risk a coronavirus surge. “We are people, not robots, and want to have a life,” said a bar patron (and doctor).

  51. ‘Cocktails and Masks Don’t Really Go Together’ Foreign, August 1

    Young Russians are partying again, seeking a return to normal life and willing to risk a coronavirus surge. “We are people, not robots, and want to have a life,” said a bar patron (and doctor).

  52. Trump Officials Reconsider Prosecuting ISIS ‘Beatles’ Without Death Penalty Washington, July 31

    American military officials in Iraq want two detainees taken off their hands and a British court has blocked sharing evidence for any death-penalty case. But other options are also getting a second look.

  53. In a 19th-Century Cart House, a Designer Creates a Room of Her Own T Style, July 31

    Harriet Anstruther has transformed a former outbuilding on her farm in the British countryside into a maximalist retreat.

  54. Trump Still Defers to Putin, Even as He Dismisses U.S. Intelligence and the Allies Washington, July 31

    Say this about President Trump’s approach to Moscow: It’s been consistent.

  55. Italian Fashion Hasn’t Changed Enough, Black Designers Say Styles, July 31

    A new letter sent by independent designers to fashion executives demands reform, or at least a serious conversation about race.

  56. In Britain, the Economic Comeback Is in the Suburbs Business, July 31

    Central London remains “very, very quiet” while shops and cafes outside town centers are seeing a fragile recovery.

  57. How Italy Turned Around Its Coronavirus Calamity Foreign, July 31

    After a stumbling start, the country has gone from being a global pariah to a model — however imperfect — of viral containment that holds lessons for its neighbors and for the United States.

  58. An Artist Having Fun While Waiting for Catastrophe Culture, July 31

    Heather Phillipson’s works make viewers smile, but underneath their bright, over-the-top exteriors are dark, urgent messages.

  59. U.K. Officials’ New Trump Dilemma: What if He Loses? Foreign, July 31

    If Joe Biden wins the November election, Britain would face a president who opposed Brexit, would look out for Ireland, and may have little interest in a trade deal.

  60. Watching My Child Experience Racism in a Country of Contentment Parenting, July 31

    A Black mom reflects on what it’s like raising a biracial child in Sweden, where the weeds of racism can look like green grass.

  61. Martha Nierenberg, Entrepreneur Who Sought Art’s Return, Dies at 96 Obits, July 30

    A co-founder of Dansk Designs, she fought to recover family masterpieces stolen by the Nazis when they invaded Hungary. The case, mired in a U.S. court, goes on.

  62. U.K. Has Europe’s Worst Surge in Deaths During Pandemic, Study Says Foreign, July 30

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson has linked Britain’s high toll to record-keeping variances among nations. But a government report shows deaths really have been higher than in neighboring countries.

  63. What Is a Great Wine? Verdicchio di Matelica Has Some Ideas Dining, July 30

    This Italian white doesn’t necessarily follow the conventions of greatness, but it raises questions worth considering.

  64. Polish Towns That Declared Themselves ‘L.G.B.T. Free’ Are Denied E.U. Funds Foreign, July 30

    The governing party in Poland has attacked L.G.B.T. people, using homophobic rhetoric that European officials say has led to unequal treatment.

  65. Picasso Mural Torn From Building After Years of Dispute Culture, July 30

    To the outrage of preservationists and art-world figures, the work was removed into storage on Thursday from the side of government offices facing demolition in Oslo.

  66. Poacher Who Killed Gorilla Rafiki Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison in Uganda Foreign, July 30

    The man had confessed to killing Rafiki, a rare silverback gorilla who was the leader of the famed Nkuringo gorilla troop, popular with tourists.

  67. For Greece’s Theaters, the Coronavirus Is a Tragedy Culture, July 30

    Playhouses were already suffering from deep funding cuts after a decade of austerity. Now, with the pandemic, many speak of ruin.

  68. ‘This Is a New Phase’: Europe Shifts Tactics to Limit Tech’s Power Business, July 30

    The region’s lawmakers and regulators are taking direct aim at Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple in a series of proposed laws.

  69. The T List: Five Things We Recommend This Week T Style, July 30

    Farm dining, a Parisian floral gallery, Ruth Asawa stamps — and more.

  70. Former Marine Sentenced to 9 Years in Russia in Case Criticized as Political Foreign, July 30

    Trevor R. Reed was charged with assaulting and endangering the lives of two police officers in a case that some have likened to that of another former U.S. Marine in Russia.

  71. When Conservatives Fall for Demagogues Op Ed, July 30

    A debate with “Twilight of Democracy” author Anne Applebaum.

  72. Belarus Says Russian Mercenaries Planned to Disrupt August Election Foreign, July 29

    State media says 33 Russian fighters have been arrested in Belarus, dramatically escalating a feud between longtime allies.

  73. La última obra de Van Gogh esconde una pista sobre sus días finales en Español, July 29

    Un investigador dice que ha descubierto la ubicación precisa donde el artista pintó “Raíces de árbol”, que se cree fue la última obra en la que trabajaba el día en que sufrió una herida mortal de bala.

  74. A Food Writer’s Sicilian Pasta Dish — and Tips for Sharing It T Style, July 29

    Skye McAlpine has made a name for herself serving bountiful meals to large groups of friends. During lockdown, she’s discovered the joy of cooking for just one or two.

  75. Paris Beehives Trace Notre-Dame’s Toxic Fallout Foreign, July 29

    Bees can act as tiny pollution detectors, say researchers, who found higher but still safe lead levels in honey gathered downwind of the cathedral.

  76. U.S. Will Cut 12,000 Forces in Germany Washington, July 29

    Defense Department officials say the redeployments will enhance American security and its ability to respond to threats. Allies and some in Congress see it as punishment for Germany.

  77. Traer rocas de Marte a la Tierra: nuestra maniobra interplanetaria más asombrosa en Español, July 29

    La NASA y la Agencia Espacial Europea planean lanzar rocas de una nave espacial a otra antes de que las muestras finalmente lleguen a nuestro planeta en 2031.

  78. Turkey Passes Law Extending Sweeping Powers Over Social Media Foreign, July 29

    The legislation extends control over platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Critics worry it will be used to stifle dissent and criticism of the government.

  79. The Mysterious Life of Birds Who Never Come Down Magazine, July 29

    Swifts spend all their time in the sky. What can their journeys tell us about the future?

  80. Manual de comportamiento para expresidentes insoportables en Español, July 29

    La incapacidad de algunos exmandatarios de España de aceptar su jubilación viene en parte de una falta de cultura democrática. Algunos países de Latinoamérica tienen el mismo problema.

  81. Angustia, vino blanco y gel antibacterial en Español, July 28

    La pandemia del coronavirus y los aranceles impuestos por el gobierno de Donald Trump perjudicaron al mercado del vino francés. Ahora el destino de la cosecha es convertirse en desinfectante para manos.

  82. Cold Comfort: France to Ban Heated Terraces, but Not This Winter Foreign, July 28

    The ban is part of a series of environmental measures meant to curb energy consumption and push the nation toward a greener economy.

  83. Migraron para sacar a sus familias de la pobreza. Ahora necesitan ayuda en Español, July 28

    La pandemia ha deteriorado los salarios de los trabajadores inmigrantes, quienes envían menos remesas a sus hogares. Esto podría generar un aumento de la pobreza en varias partes del mundo, de América Latina al sur de Asia.

  84. Venice Film Festival to Return With Masks and Without Blockbusters Culture, July 28

    The 77th festival promises to be a landmark in the reopening of the movie business — even with a reduced schedule, distancing measures and new outdoor screening sites.

  85. Spanish Leader Attacks U.K. Quarantine Order, Calling It an ‘Error’ Foreign, July 28

    Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said Britain should not have required all arrivals from Spain to go into quarantine, arguing that his country’s Covid-19 surge has spared some regions.

  86. A Clue to Van Gogh’s Final Days Is Found in His Last Painting Culture, July 28

    A researcher says he has uncovered the precise location where the artist painted “Tree Roots,” thought to be the last piece he worked on the day he suffered a fatal gunshot wound.

  87. A Clue to Van Gogh’s Final Days Is Found in His Last Painting Culture, July 28

    A researcher says he has uncovered the precise location where the artist painted “Tree Roots,” thought to be the last piece he worked on the day he suffered a fatal gunshot wound.

  88. British-Australian Academic Jailed in Iran Is Moved to Remote Prison Foreign, July 28

    Kylie Moore-Gilbert, who has denied charges of espionage, is now in a facility where many have been infected with the coronavirus, rights activists say.

  89. Bringing Mars Rocks to Earth: Our Greatest Interplanetary Circus Act Science, July 28

    NASA and the European Space Agency plan to toss rocks from one spacecraft to another before the samples finally land on Earth in 2031.

  90. In Russia’s Far East, a New Face of Resistance to Putin’s Reign Foreign, July 28

    As the protests swell in the city of Khabarovsk, 4,000 miles from Moscow, residents who had never before found a public outlet for anger are becoming activists.

  91. The Groundbreaking Scientist Who Risked All in Pursuit of His Beliefs Book Review, July 28

    “A Dominant Character,” by Samanth Subramanian, recounts the turbulent life of J.B.S. Haldane, the great British biologist and political activist.

  92. Twilight of the Liberal Right Op Ed, July 27

    Conservatism always contained the seeds of authoritarianism.

  93. Hilary Mantel, Kiley Reid, Anne Tyler in Running for Booker Prize Culture, July 27

    “The Mirror and the Light,” the conclusion to Mantel’s Thomas Cromwell trilogy, is one of 13 books nominated for this prestigious British literary award.

  94. In Granada, Dancing Carefully, Respectfully and With an Audience Culture, July 27

    The Compañía Nacional de Danza’s program looked like business as usual, but it came after months of limited activity and strict measures to rehearse safely.

  95. Migrants Adrift Off Malta Called for Help. Then They Waited. And Waited. Foreign, July 27

    A boat carrying 95 migrants on the Mediterranean floated adrift for more than 30 hours before the Maltese authorities finally brought them to shore under intense pressure.

  96. Poland Considers Leaving Treaty on Domestic Violence, Spurring Outcry Foreign, July 27

    The European treaty was intended to protect women from abuse, but it has become a target for populist and nationalist leaders who claim it poses a threat to “traditional families.”

  97. Of Wine, Hand Sanitizer and Heartbreak Foreign, July 27

    Between the coronavirus and the Trump tariffs, the French wine market has collapsed. So winemakers are — sadly — sending their excess product off to another life as hand sanitizer.

  98. Boris Johnson’s New Tactic Against the Virus: Urge Britons to Lose Weight Foreign, July 27

    The prime minister, who cited his own problems with obesity, said his hospitalization with Covid-19 had prompted his push to tighten regulations on junk food.

  99. They Crossed Oceans to Lift Their Families Out of Poverty. Now, They Need Help. Business, July 27

    As the pandemic destroys paychecks, migrant workers are sending less money home, threatening an increase in poverty from South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa to Eastern Europe and Latin America.

  100. Italy Is Slowly Waking From the Nightmare Op Ed, July 27

    This is a very strange, subdued summer for a country with an economy that relies heavily on tourism and merrymaking. But E.U. aid is on the way.

  101. ‘That’s Ridiculous.’ How America’s Coronavirus Response Looks Abroad. Op Ed, July 27

    From lockdowns to testing, we showed people around the world the facts and figures on how the U.S. has handled the pandemic.

  102. Colonialism Made the Modern World. Let’s Remake It. Op Ed, July 27

    This is what real “decolonization” should look like.

  103. For French-Algerian Families, Virus Disrupts Cherished Summer Ritual Foreign, July 26

    Holidays in Algeria are a cornerstone of the cross-cultural identity of many French people with roots there. This year, they are stuck at home, and the pain is acute: “It’s sacred for us to leave.”

  104. Quarantine Order Blindsides Britons Returning From Spain Foreign, July 26

    Britain’s sudden decision to make travelers from Spain self-isolate for 14 days caught many vacationers by surprise — including the transportation secretary.

  105. Fighting False News in Ukraine, Facebook Fact Checkers Tread a Blurry Line Foreign, July 26

    Facebook hired a Ukrainian group battling Russian disinformation to flag misleading posts. But critics say the fact checkers’ work veers into activism.

  106. Volunteer Confesses to Starting Fire at Nantes Cathedral Foreign, July 26

    French prosecutors have charged the man, a Rwandan refugee, with arson. He had been questioned and released earlier in the investigation.

  107. Milos Jakes, Czech Communist Leader, Is Dead at 97 Obits, July 25

    In 1987 he was made general secretary of the country’s Communist Party. Two years later he was swept aside by reform.

  108. Protests Swell in Russia’s Far East in a Stark New Challenge to Putin Foreign, July 25

    Demonstrations in the city of Khabarovsk drew tens of thousands for the third straight weekend. The anger, fueled by the arrest of a popular governor, has little precedent in modern Russia.

  109. Travel the World Through These Dance Tutorials At Home, July 25

    Here are eight cultural dances that you can learn at home through online tutorials or mobile dance apps.

  110. American Catastrophe Through German Eyes Op Ed, July 24

    Trump says he wants to protect law-abiding citizens. In 1933, Hitler issued his ‘Decree of the Reich President for the Protection of People and State.’

  111. Woody Johnson Was a Loyal Trump Supporter in 2016. As an Ambassador, He May Be Too Loyal. Washington, July 24

    In the view of some American diplomats, Mr. Johnson’s willingness to carry out President Trump’s request to seek the British government’s help in moving the British Open to his golf resort in Scotland was only the latest example of the envoy’s poo...

  112. ‘Pure Instinct’: The Extraordinary Rescue of 2 French Boys From a Fire Foreign, July 24

    The story of how two brothers, 10 and 3, were saved from a burning apartment: “There were maybe five or six of us,” said one of the rescuers. “We did not plan anything.”

  113. Hungary’s Independent Press Takes Another Blow and Reporters Quit Foreign, July 24

    The concentration of control of the media in Hungary by the government is part of a troubling pattern in Central Europe, where Poland’s press also faces pressure following a presidential election.

  114. A Russian Gas Pipeline Increases Tension Between the U.S. and Europe Business, July 24

    The Nord Stream 2 Russia-to-Germany pipeline is 94 percent complete. Washington wants to keep it that way.

  115. Paris Deputy Mayor Quits After Protests Over Links to Pedophile Writer Foreign, July 24

    Christophe Girard’s resignation followed growing calls from activists and fellow city councilors that he step down over his links to Gabriel Matzneff.

  116. Erdogan Fulfills Cherished Goal, Opening Hagia Sophia to Prayers Foreign, July 24

    The Muslim faithful celebrated the decision by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, even as it generated dismay among Christians and architectural conservators.

  117. The Next Global Flash Point Op Ed, July 24

    In the Eastern Mediterranean, the West has retreated. That leaves Turkey and Russia to fill the vacuum.

  118. At the Olympics in Bombed-Out London, She Forever Changed Women’s Sports Magazine, July 24

    The 1948 Summer Games, the first held after the war, were a celebration of improvisation, renewal and change, embodied in a Dutch track star named Fanny Blankers-Koen.

  119. The Doctor From Nazi Germany and the Search for Life on Mars Science, July 24

    Astrobiologists have used Mars jars for decades. Many didn’t know about the controversial Air Force scientist who started them.

  120. Why Can’t Trump’s America Be Like Italy? Op Ed, July 23

    On the coronavirus, the “sick man of Europe” puts us to shame.

  121. London’s West End Comes Out of Lockdown. For an Afternoon. Culture, July 23

    On Thursday, 640 theatergoers attended the first West End performance since March. But some producers say further shows are unlikely until social distancing ends.

  122. Anthony Terlato, Who Brought Pinot Grigio to the U.S., Dies at 86 Obits, July 23

    In a 60-year career as a wine importer and marketer, he introduced Americans to lesser-known labels and shaped tastes.

  123. Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s Courtroom Face-Off: An Explainer Culture, July 23

    The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star is suing a British newspaper for claiming he was violent toward his former wife. It’s a battle in which both stars could lose.

  124. Spain’s Reopening Stumbles as Virus Cases Rise Among Young People Foreign, July 23

    Covid-19 outbreaks are putting Spain back under pressure, but this time the focus is on younger people and the risk that they are unwittingly spreading the virus.

  125. Juan Marsé, Who Wrote of Spain’s Dark Years, Is Dead at 87 Obits, July 23

    His novels chronicled the difficult days after the Spanish Civil War. He was, his biographer, said, “the reference writer of the anti-Franco movement.”

  126. 12 Summer Sparkling Wines, Because Who Needs a Reason Dining, July 23

    Beyond Champagne, excellent bubbly now comes from all over in a diversity of styles. You don’t require a special occasion to enjoy them.

  127. Former Nazi Guard Is Convicted in One of Germany’s Last Holocaust Trials Foreign, July 23

    The 93-year-old defendant was convicted of 5,230 counts of accessory to murder — one for each person’s death while he was at the Stutthof camp — but was tried in juvenile court, because he was 17 at the time.

  128. Crowd Catches 2 French Children Who Leapt From Burning Apartment Foreign, July 23

    The boys, aged 3 and 10, landed safely after people gathered below to break their fall.

  129. Where an American Passport Doesn’t Work: The World, and Irish Pubs Op Ed, July 23

    Will the coronavirus finally show Americans how much privilege they’ve enjoyed?

  130. Looking at Epic Poetry Through 21st-Century Eyes Weekend, July 23

    New translations of the “Aeneid,” “Beowulf” and other ancient stories challenge some of our modern-day ideas.

  131. An Artist Who Reanimates Extinct Species T Style, July 23

    In an age of uncertainty, the mysterious, highly imaginative work of the sculptor Marguerite Humeau embodies the precariousness of contemporary life, with an eye to the distant past.

  132. On Newly Reopened German Stages, Villainous Women Abound Culture, July 23

    Theaters in Stuttgart, Munich and Leipzig are back to regular programming, and with it numerous depictions of female tyrants and murderers.

  133. Angela Merkel logró que la UE llegara a un acuerdo, aunque sea imperfecto en Español, July 22

    La canciller de Alemania, cuyo país ocupa la presidencia rotativa del bloque, logró un consenso para un plan de recuperación pandémica destinado al golpeado sur de Europa. Pero las concesiones podrían tener un precio muy alto.

  134. Wirecard Ex-C.E.O. Arrested on New Charges of Defrauding Banks Business, July 22

    The insolvent payments company used fake sales to dupe banks into lending it $3.7 billion, prosecutors said. The money is probably gone.

  135. An African in Paris, Fighting to Preserve His Dignity Weekend, July 22

    Long out of distribution and now streaming, Med Hondo’s “Soleil Ô” is an unclassifiable allegory of economic migration and systemic racism as relevant now as it was in 1970.

  136. Russian Historian Who Found Stalin-Era Graves Is Convicted Foreign, July 22

    Yuri A. Dmitriev was sentenced to three and a half years in jail in a sex-crimes case that his supporters say is an effort to silence him for work that questioned the Kremlin’s glorification of Russia’s past.

  137. Slack Accuses Microsoft of Illegally Crushing Competition Business, July 22

    The complaint, filed in Europe, threatens Microsoft’s recent ability to avoid regulatory scrutiny.

  138. House Hunting on Corsica: Waterfront Serenity in the French Mediterranean Real Estate, July 22

    The French island with a lot of protected land and few empty lots is trying to position itself as an affordable retirement option for Europeans.

  139. A Pool in the Yard, a Beach Across the Street Slideshow, July 22

    This waterfront villa on the west coast of the French island of Corsica, with pieces by Le Corbusier, is for sale for $4.3 million.

  140. His Name Is Joseph Boulogne, Not ‘Black Mozart’ Culture, July 22

    An 18th-century polymath has had his brilliant music and life diminished by a demeaning nickname.

  141. U.K. Cuts Immunity for Some U.S. Diplomats’ Families After Fatal Crash Foreign, July 22

    An immunity waiver at a military base has been widened to cover employees’ families, after a diplomatic tug of war over the death of a British teenager.

  142. Prince Philip Steps Out of Retirement for Military Handover Foreign, July 22

    The Duke of Edinburgh made a rare appearance from retirement on Wednesday to hand the keys of a ceremonial military role over to his daughter-in-law, the Duchess of Cornwall.

  143. The Science of School Reopenings Podcasts, July 22

    Several countries have found ways to reopen schools safely. But can the United States?

  144. A Director Brings Cerebral, Sexy Style to Opera Classics Arts & Leisure, July 22

    Krzysztof Warlikowski, who is staging “Elektra” at the Salzburg Festival, gives ancient myths a contemporary flavor.

  145. Trump’s Request of an Ambassador: Get the British Open for Me Washington, July 21

    Woody Johnson, the N.F.L. owner, Trump donor and ambassador to Britain, was warned not to get involved in trying to move the tournament to a Trump resort in Scotland, but he raised the idea anyway — and he failed.

  146. Pompeo Praises Britain for Getting Tough on China Foreign, July 21

    The secretary of state praised the British government for recent actions on China as the Trump administration tries to build a global coalition against Beijing.

  147. Vivienne Westwood Climbs Into Cage to Support Julian Assange Video, July 21

    The fashion designer Vivienne Westwood dressed like a canary to show her support for Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder fighting extradition from Britain to the United States.

  148. Five Takeaways From the Report on Russia’s Interference in Britain Foreign, July 21

    A report released on Tuesday depicts the failure of successive British governments to combat Russian interference despite ample evidence of meddling.

  149. Angela Merkel Guides the E.U. to a Deal, However Imperfect Foreign, July 21

    With her long experience as German chancellor, she shapes a necessary compromise on virus aid for the battered European south. But it’s consensus at a cost.

  150. What Do Sweden and Mexico Have in Common? A Feminist Foreign Policy Gender, July 21

    Six years after Sweden adopted a feminist foreign policy, several other countries are following its lead, raising pressure on the U.S. to do the same.