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  1. Today’s Turkey Earthquake live blog included four standalone posts:
  2. A Deadly Earthquake Felt in Multiple Countries Interactive, Today

    Hundreds of buildings collapsed and millions of people in Turkey, Syria, Lebanon and Israel felt the earth shake.

  3. The earthquake struck war-scarred northern Syria. World, Today

    After more than a decade of conflict, northern Syria will be ill-equipped to recover from Monday’s earthquake amid a collapsing economy.

  4. Today’s Russia Ukraine News live blog included three standalone posts:
  5. How strong is a magnitude-7.8 quake? Foreign, Today

    Experts fear that the quake in Turkey on Monday was strong and shallow enough to be lethal on a devastating scale.

  6. Monday’s earthquake was as powerful as the strongest recorded in Turkey in 1939. Foreign, Today

    Turkey, a hotbed of seismic activity, sits on the Anatolian Plate, which borders two major faults as it grinds northeast against Eurasia.

  7. The Sunday Read: ‘The Man Who Made Spain the Magic Capital of the World’ The Daily, Yesterday

    Inside the mind of Juan Tamariz, the godfather of close-up card magic.

  8. Zelensky’s Party Says It Will Move to Replace Defense Minister Foreign, Yesterday

    The expected move against Oleksii Reznikov comes amid a widening corruption scandal, although he was not implicated in wrongdoing.

  9. ‘Here, It’s Like Paradise’: Ukraine’s Ski Resorts Offer a Respite From the War Foreign, Yesterday

    Ukrainians have flocked to resorts nestled in the Carpathian Mountains, largely spared the worst of the war, for a respite. One soldier recuperating there explored what it means to heal.

  10. Jackie Rogers, Jet-Setting Fashion Designer, Dies at 90 Obits, February 4

    An outspoken American who became a model for Coco Chanel, she partied with Europe’s elite before starting her own clothing line for stars and socialites.

  11. Hopes for Peace in South Sudan Are Pinned on a Papal Visit Foreign, February 4

    Pope Francis ended his trip to Africa on Saturday by meeting with displaced people and urging his clergy not to “remain neutral before the pain caused by acts of injustice and violence.”

  12. U.S. Presses Partners to Weed Out Illicit Trade With Russia Foreign, February 4

    American officials worry that commercial activities in Turkey and the United Arab Emirates could be fueling Russia’s war machine and have threatened to punish those involved.

  13. Russia Pushes to Take Ukrainian Town Near a Vital Supply Line Foreign, February 4

    Ukraine has used the strategic town of Vuhledar to launch attacks disrupting transit on a critical rail link between the war’s southern and eastern fronts.

  14. When It Comes to Building Its Own Defense, Europe Has Blinked Foreign, February 4

    Despite expectations that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine would force Europe to bolster its military strength, it has instead reinforced dependency on U.S. leadership, intelligence and might.

  15. What’s the Correct Color of Bees? In Austria, It’s a Toxic Topic. Foreign, February 4

    In the Austrian state of Carinthia, where the law favors light-colored local bees, those honey producers judged “too dark” risk eradication.

  16. If the Ironman World Championship Doesn’t Happen in Kona, Did It Even Happen? Sports, February 4

    The iconic one-day world championship event has outgrown the small town on the island of Hawaii. But will triathletes follow the race outside of Kona?

  17. After Gutting Youth Services, Can the U.K. Still Cut Youth Crime? Foreign, February 4

    Poor neighborhoods that have been hit hardest by austerity have also seen violence among young people surge or remain stubbornly high. Residents say that’s no coincidence.

  18. E.U. Vows More Help for Ukraine but Tamps Down Membership Talk Foreign, February 4

    European Union leaders met in Kyiv with President Volodymyr Zelensky, who said Ukraine would not give up on Bakhmut, the eastern city caught in a fierce battle with Russian forces.

  19. The February 3 Russia Ukraine News live blog included 11 standalone posts:
  20. What Weapons Is Ukraine Getting, and Will They Arrive in Time? Foreign, February 3

    Kyiv has been promised scores of tanks and other armor, and the longest range munitions yet. But with a looming Russian offensive, a race is on to get the matériel to the battlefield.

  21. Paco Rabanne, Couturier of the Space Age, Dies at 88 Obits, February 3

    He burst onto the French fashion scene in 1966 and, with dresses made from metal, plastic and paper, changed the definition of couture.

  22. A Brief History of Spying With Balloons Express, February 3

    A Chinese balloon seen floating over the northwestern United States this week was a reminder of how governments have used balloons for reconnaissance for more than a century.

  23. Metal Detector Hobbyist Finds a 500-Year-Old Pendant Linked to Henry VIII Express, February 3

    Researchers say the jewelry, found in a field outside Birmingham, England, is an extraordinary piece of treasure.

  24. Raye, Tired of Music’s Waiting Game, Releases an Album at Last Culture, February 3

    The British musician spent years writing for other artists, eventually sharing her frustrations online. After speaking her truths about the industry, she shares personal revelations on her debut.

  25. Gary Glitter Is Released From Prison After Serving Half of His Sentence Express, February 3

    The disgraced former glam rock singer was found guilty in 2015 of sexually abusing three young girls in the 1970s. He had been given a 16-year sentence.

  26. How BMG Secretly Signed a Rapper Dropped for Antisemitic Lyrics Culture, February 3

    Though the music label ultimately backed out, the deal illustrates the temptations and risks faced by corporations seeking to capitalize on the notoriety of pop-culture figures.

  27. At Czech Spa Town, ‘Russia for Us Is the Past, and It Was Not Pleasant’ Foreign, February 3

    Since the 18th century, Russians have flocked to the healing waters of Karlovy Vary. Now, the Czech government has barred them from visiting the country, and the town must reinvent itself.

  28. Italian Mobster, 16 Years on the Lam, Is Found Working at a Pizzeria Foreign, February 3

    Edgardo Greco, 63, was arrested as he was about to start a night shift at a restaurant in France. Investigators identified him through online photographs.

  29. Court Upholds Charges Against Ex-Louvre Chief in Art Trafficking Case Culture, February 3

    Jean-Luc Martinez, who led the museum from 2013 to 2021, is fighting charges of complicity in fraud and money laundering, part of an inquiry into the illegal sale of Egyptian artifacts.

  30. Germany adds older Leopard 1s to the list of tank for Ukraine. Foreign, February 3

    An older model than the already approved Leopard 2, the tanks will need refurbishment and could face ammunition shortages.

  31. ‘I Am Here to Kill the Queen’: Crossbow Intruder Is Convicted of Treason Foreign, February 3

    The conviction, the first on such a charge in Britain in more than 40 years, came after officers stopped a man at a gate leading to the monarch’s private quarters on Christmas Day in 2021.

  32. Corporate Lawyer’s Unlikely Mission: Defend and ‘Humanize’ a Hated Terrorist Foreign, February 3

    Stanislas Eskenazi volunteered with Brussels’ legal aid service, typically helping petty criminals. But now he is representing Belgium’s most-wanted man.

  33. The Decisive Test for Germany Is Still to Come Op Ed, February 3

    Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s strategy of caution surely won’t hold.

  34. As Russia Strikes Ukrainian Civilians, Putin Tells His People the War Is Just Foreign, February 3

    Invoking World War II on the 80th anniversary of victory at Stalingrad, Mr. Putin repeated his false justifications for an invasion that has taken a staggering toll.

  35. The White House says Russian Olympians should be permitted only as neutral participants. Foreign, February 2

    The stance differs from the full ban demanded by Ukraine and supported by some of its allies.

  36. These Extinct Elephants Were Neanderthals’ ‘Biggest Calorie Bombs’ Science, February 2

    A study of butchered bones from 125,000 years ago offers what researchers call “the first clear-cut evidence of elephant-hunting in human evolution.”

  37. In High-Profile Raids, Zelensky Showcases Will to Tackle Corruption Foreign, February 2

    President Volodymyr Zelensky is eager to highlight his crackdown on corruption, ahead of E.U. accession talks and possible Western investigations of war aid.

  38. The February 2 Russia Ukraine News live blog included 10 standalone posts:
  39. Claudia Cardinale: 6 Decades in the Movies Culture, February 2

    Ahead of a MoMA retrospective, the actress reflected on her career, which includes over 100 films and many classics of Italian cinema.

  40. Britain to Investigate if Deadliest Attack of Northern Ireland’s ‘Troubles’ Was Preventable Foreign, February 2

    The decision is a big victory for the families of the 29 people who died in the attack in August 1998, four months after the signing of the Good Friday Agreement.

  41. In Congo, a Pope and a Nation Revitalize Each Other Foreign, February 2

    Francis has been slowed by age. But his enthusiastic welcome in Africa has proved a shot in the arm and provided a reminder of the papacy’s global reach.

  42. 2 Lawmakers Stripped of Immunity in Brussels Graft Inquiry Foreign, February 2

    The European Parliament’s move is likely to prompt the arrest of Marc Tarabella of Belgium and Andrea Cozzolino of Italy in connection with claims of influence-peddling involving Qatar and Morocco.

  43. European Central Bank Raises Rates Again but Markets See an End to Escalation Business, February 2

    The bank raised rates by half a point and said it expected to do the same in March, but traders are betting there will not be many more increases after that.

  44. Investors Cheer Meta’s Slimmed-Down Ambitions Business, February 2

    Meta’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, called 2023 the “year of efficiency,” a pronouncement that is reassuring investors and sparking a wider rally in tech stocks.

  45. Shell’s Profit Soared to $42 Billion Last Year Business, February 2

    The record haul, pushed by high energy prices and a hunger for liquefied natural gas, came as a new chief signaled a more “balanced approach” to renewable energy.

  46. Power to Punish LIV Golfers Faces a Legal Test in Europe Sports, February 2

    An arbitration panel will meet next week to weigh whether the European Tour may penalize the men who played on the Saudi-backed circuit.

  47. Top E.U. officials arrive in Kyiv for a summit with Zelensky. Foreign, February 2

  48. A U.S. Ambassador Finds Himself on Hostile Ground in Hungary Foreign, February 2

    David Pressman, a gay human rights lawyer, has been accused by pro-government media in Hungary of undermining traditional values, violating diplomatic conventions and meddling in the judiciary.

  49. Bank of England Raises Rates to 4%, Its 10th Straight Increase Business, February 2

    The bank raised rates half a point to the highest level since 2008, but softened its tone on future increases.

  50. Go See What Happened to My City, Then You’ll Know How I Am Op Ed, February 2

    Homs was the capital of the Syrian revolution. Now it is a footnote, but not to me.

  51. The February 2 Europe live blog included one standalone post:
  52. The February 1 Russia Ukraine News live blog included 13 standalone posts:
  53. Hard Drinking and Murky Finances: How an American Veterans Group Imploded in Ukraine Foreign, February 1

    The Mozart Group was training Ukrainian soldiers and evacuating frontline residents until the money ran out. Its collapse sheds light on the stresses faced by such groups.

  54. Ukraine Fears New Offensive Is Underway as Russia Masses Troops Foreign, February 1

    Russia is massing hundreds of thousands of troops and stepping up its bombardment, perhaps signaling the biggest assault since the start of the war. “I think it has started,” Ukraine’s leader says.

  55. An ailing Navalny describes a prison move that will extend his isolation. Foreign, February 1

    “Even maniacs and serial killers serving life sentences have the right to receive a visit, but I don’t,” the Russian opposition leader wrote on Twitter.

  56. Small and Scrappy Is the Way for London’s Galleries After Brexit Culture, February 1

    The city’s art market is shrinking and some major players have left. But young dealerships presenting work by emerging artists are springing up in their place.

  57. Tate Modern’s Viewing Platform Is a Nuisance, Top U.K. Court Says Culture, February 1

    For years, tourists could look from the top of London’s most popular art museum into the apartments opposite. Soon, they may be permanently stopped from doing so.

  58. Wall Street Has a Lot Riding on the Fed’s Rate Decision Business, February 1

    Stocks and bonds are on an impressive run so far this year, driven by hopes the Federal Reserve will slow down, or even pause, its interest rate increases.

  59. As Parisians March to Fight Pension Changes, Shopkeepers Nod and Agree Business, February 1

    Angry protests over a plan to raise France’s retirement age pile uncertainty on small businesses, but most are siding with the demonstrators.

  60. Seeing a Prize, Russia Inundates a Ukraine City With Troops Foreign, February 1

    The battle in the eastern Ukraine city of Bakhmut is growing in importance, as both sides pour forces into the battle.

  61. The January 31 Russia Ukraine News live blog included 11 standalone posts:
  62. Rarefied Clothes for Rarefied People Styles, January 31

    A Styles photographer captures the fashion inside and out at the couture shows.

  63. Brexit Turns 3. Why Is No One Wearing a Party Hat? Foreign, January 31

    The divorce between Britain and the European Union has become the dark thread that, to many, explains why Britain is suffering more than its neighbors.

  64. Wagner Group May Have Committed War Crimes in Mali, U.N. Experts Say Foreign, January 31

    Persistent reports point to “horrific executions” and other atrocities possibly committed by the Kremlin-affiliated mercenary force and the Malian military, according to human rights experts.

  65. Iran and Russia move toward linking their banking systems, helping both withstand Western sanctions. Foreign, January 31

    President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia had long been cautious about deepening ties to Iran, but his calculus has changed during the course of the war.

  66. An Ad Hoc Ukrainian Ballet Troupe Settles Into Life in The Hague Culture, January 31

    The dancers in the United Ukrainian Ballet have found a home in the Netherlands. This week the company makes its U.S. debut in Alexei Ratmansky’s “Giselle.”

  67. Why the French Are Protesting Macron’s Pension Overhaul, Again Foreign, January 31

    President Emmanuel Macron is forging ahead with plans to raise the legal age of retirement to 64, from 62, despite strikes, street demonstrations and a looming parliamentary battle.

  68. Russia Sidesteps Western Punishments, With Help From Friends Washington, January 31

    A surge in trade by Russia’s neighbors and allies hints at one reason its economy remains so resilient after sweeping sanctions.

  69. Pope Francis Visits Congo: What to Know Foreign, January 31

    The pope is planning to spend three days in the Democratic Republic of Congo, one of the most populous and most Catholic nations in Africa. While it has extensive natural riches, its people have long been buffeted by conflict and exploitation.

  70. Russia’s economic growth suggests Western sanctions are having a limited impact. Foreign, January 31

  71. A Risky Trade in Ukraine Grows Riskier Amid the War Foreign, January 31

    Russia’s invasion has disrupted the social services that help reduce harm to the women and men who sell sex, threatening public health.

  72. With tanks in the pipeline, Ukraine redoubles its efforts to obtain warplanes. Foreign, January 31

    Ukraine’s allies have supplied Kyiv with an ever-growing list of weaponry, but many countries are wary of its recent requests for military jets.

  73. The January 31 Europe live blog included one standalone post:
  74. 2023年最值得去的52个地方 Interactive, January 31

    旅行的强势复苏揭示了我们有多么渴望探索世界。我们为什么旅行?为了美食、文化、探险、自然风光?这一年的榜单包含了所有这些元素,以及更多。

  75. Ukraine Urges Allies to Speed Up Delivery of Weaponry Foreign, January 31

    “We have to make time our weapon,” President Volodymyr Zelensky declared as Ukrainians girded for an expected Russian offensive.

  76. The January 30 Russia Ukraine News live blog included 8 standalone posts:
  77. Where Will the Fashion Insiders Hang Out Now? Styles, January 30

    With the closing of Le Castiglione comes the end of an era for a certain slice of Parisian life.

  78. The Double Whammy Making Italy the West’s Fastest-Shrinking Nation Foreign, January 30

    Italy’s population of elder Italians is soaring as its birthrate plummets, putting the country at the forefront of a global demographic trend that experts call the “silver tsunami.”

  79. NATO’s chief hints that South Korea should consider military aid for Ukraine, a move Seoul has resisted. Foreign, January 30

    NATO’s secretary-general, Jens Stoltenberg, urged South Korea to increase its support for Ukraine in the face of Russia’s invasion.

  80. Her Culture Was Suppressed for Centuries. Now It Powers Her Best Seller. Culture, January 30

    Ann-Helén Laestadius grew up among the Sámi, an Indigenous people living near the Arctic Circle, in Europe. Her novel, “Stolen,” a success in her native Sweden, reflects that culture to a broad audience.

  81. Turkey’s upcoming elections have delayed Sweden and Finland’s NATO bids. Foreign, January 30

    As he faces a tough fight for re-election, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey has been raising fresh objections to Sweden and Finland’s NATO membership bids.

  82. Boris Johnson says that Vladimir Putin threatened to fire a missile at him. The Kremlin calls it ‘a lie.’ Foreign, January 30

    The former British prime minister said the Russian leader made the remark during a phone call in the weeks before Putin’s forces invaded Ukraine.

  83. A Short Seller Costs an Indian Giant Billions Business, January 30

    The Adani Group, the Indian conglomerate run by Asia’s wealthiest man, has gone on the offensive to fight fraud allegations by an American investor.

  84. Nissan and Renault Rebalance Power in Race for Electric Cars Business, January 30

    The automakers said they would resolve a yearslong dispute that became the backdrop to Carlos Ghosn’s downfall as head of the alliance.

  85. What the Ancient Bog Bodies Knew Science, January 30

    The first comprehensive survey of a 7,000-year-old burial tradition reveals an often violent final ritual.

  86. Russia Freed Prisoners to Fight Its War. Here’s How Some Fared. Foreign, January 30

    Tens of thousands of inmates have joined a mercenary group fighting with the Kremlin’s decimated forces in Ukraine. Some of them are returning to civilian life with military training and, in many cases, battlefield traumas.

  87. The January 30 Europe live blog included one standalone post:
  88. Gandhi’s Life in Photos, 75 Years After His Assassination Foreign, January 30

    Known as the father of Indian independence, his concept of nonviolent resistance to fight injustice has inspired political movements around the world.

  89. It’s Not Going Well for Britain’s New Prime Minister Op Ed, January 30

    The early signs for Rishi Sunak are not good.

  90. ‘La Cage aux Folles’ Brightens Up Berlin Culture, January 29

    The vivid characters and the infectious melodies of the 1983 musical prove remarkably durable in Barrie Kosky’s madcap production at Komische Oper Berlin.

  91. Chinese Travel Is Set to Return. The Question Is, When? Travel, January 29

    The country has dropped restrictions on overseas journeys for its citizens, but once-popular destinations are still waiting for the flood of vacationers to arrive.

  92. Nazi Soldiers Buried a Treasure. Nearly 80 Years Later, the Search Goes On. Foreign, January 29

    The public release of a map from the 1940s has drawn fortune seekers with shovels and metal detectors to a small Dutch village. Not everyone is excited.

  93. Russia and Ukraine Battle for Control of Villages Near the Key City of Bakhmut Foreign, January 29

    The area is a flash point in an offensive that Moscow views as crucial for its goal of seizing the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine.

  94. U.K. Prime Minister Ousts Top Party Official Foreign, January 29

    In trying to bring “integrity” back to Downing Street, Rishi Sunak fired Nadhim Zahawi, the chairman of the governing Conservatives, over his personal tax affairs.

  95. Are French People Just Lazy? Op Ed, January 29

    French workers are outraged by raising the retirement age. But is laziness driving the outrage or something deeper?

  96. Harold Brown, Tuskegee Airman Who Faced a Lynch Mob, Dies at 98 Obits, January 28

    One of the last surviving Black pilots from that celebrated group, he was surrounded by an angry mob after parachuting from his P-51 over Austria during World War II.

  97. Netherlands and Japan Said to Join U.S. in Curbing Chip Technology Sent to China Washington, January 28

    A new agreement is expected to expand the reach of U.S. technology restrictions on China issued last year.