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  1. A Foreseen Calamity in Syria Podcasts, Today

    President Trump’s troop withdrawal ignited a predicted outburst of chaos and carnage in the Middle East.

  2. Russia Stops U.S. Diplomats en Route to a Nuclear Accident Site World, Yesterday

    The diplomats were intending to travel to a remote town in the Russian Arctic, where a mysterious nuclear accident killed seven people in August, releasing radiation.

  3. The U.S. Turned Syria’s North Into a Tinderbox. Then Trump Lit a Match. World, October 15

    The violence precipitated by the American withdrawal is an outcome of tensions that have been building since the conflict began more than eight years ago.

  4. Winners and Losers in Trump’s Troop Withdrawal From Syria World, October 15

    For months, analysts have outlined how such a move would risk upsetting the fragile balance of power in a complex war.

  5. In Syria, Russia Is Pleased to Fill an American Void World, October 15

    As the United States withdraws from Syria, Russia is stepping in, running patrols to separate warring factions, striking deals and helping President Bashar al-Assad advance.

  6. 4 Big Questions About Syria’s Future Interactive, October 15

    The surprise American withdrawal from parts of northern Syria reshuffled old alliances and touched off a new stage of the eight-year war.

  7. Ukraine Has Become a Vibrant Democracy. No Wonder Trump Hates It. Opinion, October 14

    As America joins the axis of autocrats, Ukrainians fear being left alone to face Russia.

  8. Russian Doping Chief Says Thousands of Drug Tests Were Manipulated Sports, October 14

    An admission by the top Russian antidoping official could complicate his country’s bid to avoid severe penalties from the World Anti-Doping Agency.

  9. As World Frets Over U.S. Missteps in Syria, Russia Grins and Pounces World, October 14

    President Trump’s erratic moves are letting Russia seize the role of peacemaker — and deal-maker — in Syria.

  10. Russia Savors U.S. Missteps in Syria, and Seizes Opportunity World, October 14

    President Trump’s erratic moves are letting Russia seize the role of peacemaker — and deal-maker — in Syria.

  11. Who Are the Kurds, and Why Is Turkey Attacking Them in Syria? World, October 14

    Why did Turkey invade? Why did America leave? How did the Kurds gain so much land? We answer 10 key questions about the Turkish invasion of northern Syria.

  12. Kurds’ Feelings of Betrayal by the U.S. Opinion, October 14

    Readers discuss possible reasons behind the president’s abandonment of the Kurds and the consequences of that action.

  13. Syria Live Updates: Assad’s Army Moves into Border Town World, October 14

    Hours after the Kurds forged a deal with the Syrian government, an American foe, the Syrian Army raced northwest to help battle Turkish-led forces.

  14. Syria Live Updates: As Turkey Invades, al-Assad Sees Chance to Reclaim Lost Territory World, October 14

    Hours after reaching an agreement with Kurdish forces, the Syrian Army entered a key town near the Turkish border — a significant shift in the power dynamic.

  15. No, Kurds and Turks Are Not ‘Natural Enemies,’ Mr. Trump Opinion, October 13

    What they need is American leadership to help them make peace.

  16. 12 Hours. 4 Syrian Hospitals Bombed. One Culprit: Russia. World, October 13

    The Russians saved Bashar al-Assad’s government. A trove of Russian Air Force recordings obtained by The Times shows how bombing Syrian hospitals helped them do it.

  17. How Times Reporters Proved Russia Bombed Syrian Hospitals Reader Center, October 13

    We recreated a day of airstrikes using video evidence, flight logs, witness reports and thousands of previously unheard Russian Air Force communications.

  18. Russia Bombed Four Syrian Hospitals. We Have Proof. Video, October 13

    The Times obtained thousands of air force recordings, which reveal for the first time that Russia repeatedly bombed hospitals in Syria.

  19. How a Few Grams of Pot Turned an American-Israeli Into a Geopolitical Pawn World, October 12

    Naama Issachar, a yoga student arrested at the Moscow airport, has found her fate linked to that of a little-known Russian held in Israel and facing extradition to the United States.

  20. ‘The Beacon Has Gone Out’: What Trump and Giuliani Have Wrought Opinion, October 12

    Once upon a time, we spread ideals of democracy and rule of law. Now? We send Rudy.

  21. Aleksei Leonov, First to Walk in Space, Dies at 85 Science, October 11

    The Russian cosmonaut’s thrilling feat in 1965 nearly cost him his life, but raised Soviet prestige during the Cold War space race against the United States.

  22. Open Thread: Let’s Talk About Vladimir Putin’s Birthday Photo Op Style, October 11

    Plus, please take our handbag straw poll, as well as suggestions for a good men’s signature accessory.

  23. Let’s Talk About Vladimir Putin’s Birthday Photo Op Style, October 11

    He’s looking soulful in nature.

  24. Open Skies Treaty Allowed Eyes Over Russia; Trump Wants to Give Them Up Opinion, October 10

    The president seems set to withdraw from a pact that provided transparency over military buildups.

  25. Russia Wins Men’s Team Title at the World Gymnastics Championships Sports, October 9

    It was the team’s first victory at worlds since 1991, when Russians still competed as part of the Soviet Union.

  26. Navalny Group Branded ‘Foreign Agent’ in Russia World, October 9

    Russian authorities stepped up their long campaign to silence the opposition leader, accusing him of taking foreign money, a charge he denies.

  27. ‘An Exorcism Must Be Done’: An Anti-Putin Shaman Sets Off Unrest World, October 9

    With discontent growing in Russia, a mystic, helped by a video-blogging cabby, set off unheard-of protests in one of Siberia’s biggest cities.

  28. Volodymyr Zelensky, Man in the Muddle Opinion, October 8

    The young Ukrainian leader is jammed between the rock of Vladimir Putin’s aggression and the hard place of President Trump’s demands.

  29. G.O.P.-Led Senate Panel Affirms Russia Attacked Election, and Urges Action Business, October 8

    A report called for steps by Congress, the Trump administration and tech firms, and reiterated a conclusion the president has resisted: Russia interfered in the 2016 election.

  30. Top Secret Russian Unit Seeks to Destabilize Europe, Security Officials Say World, October 8

    Known as Unit 29155, the group is skilled in subversion, sabotage and assassination and has only recently become known to Western intelligence agencies.

  31. Forged by Volcanoes, Kamchatka Offers Majestic, Magnetic Wilds Travel, October 7

    Roaming bears hunt wild Pacific salmon among alpine meadows on this Russian peninsula, a compact, volcanic Eden.

  32. A Momentous Week in May: Book Details Early Days of Russia Inquiry U.S., October 6

    After James B. Comey was ousted as the F.B.I. director in 2017, there were anguish and alarm at the bureau and the Justice Department.

  33. Oligarchs, as U.S. Arts Patrons, Present a Softer Image of Russia Arts, October 6

    Museums, the performing arts and historical sites like Fort Ross in California, where an old Russian company flag flies, have been the beneficiaries of their gifts.

  34. Six Russians Whose Money Has Made Art and Friends in the West Arts, October 6

    As individuals or leaders of foundations and companies, some rich Russians have become patrons of the arts and sponsor events that celebrate Russian culture abroad.

  35. Italy’s Connection to the Russia Investigation, Explained U.S., October 6

    A Trump adviser met a professor in Rome whose actions figured into the opening of the Russia inquiry in 2016. Now the attorney general is reviewing it.

  36. Rudy Giuliani Welcomes You To Eastern Europe Opinion, October 5

    So much about the Trump administration seems pulled from the playbook of a post-Soviet kleptocracy.

  37. How a Fringe Theory About Ukraine Took Root in the White House U.S., October 3

    A false tale about a cybersecurity firm called CrowdStrike and a Democratic conspiracy to undermine the 2016 election has formed the background of President Trump’s impeachment inquiry.

  38. How Rudy Giuliani’s Ukraine Operation Backfired Podcasts, October 3

    He was sent on a mission to clear the president’s name. In the process, he pursued a shadow foreign policy that led to an impeachment inquiry.

  39. Ukraine’s Leader Has Jumped Into Trump’s Trap Opinion, October 3

    And the winner is … Vladimir Putin.

  40. Will the G.O.P. Turn Against Trump? Opinion, October 3

    Whose armrest is it anyway? An airplane etiquette debate.

  41. Putin Says He Doesn’t Mind if Private Talk With Trump Is Made Public World, October 2

    Days after his spokesman said the leaders’ chats should remain secret, Mr. Putin said he had nothing to hide, and made light of charges of election interference.

  42. Ukraine? Impeachment? Trump Can Survive It All, Foreign Analysts Say World, October 1

    The notion of this president demanding political favors from fellow leaders is such familiar behavior it fails to elicit much shock.

  43. The Corruption Before Trump Opinion, October 1

    How high-minded self-dealing paved the way for our low-minded president.

  44. What Xi Jinping Hasn’t Learned From China’s Emperors Opinion, October 1

    Tolerance of diversity, not repression, is the surest way to govern a vast territory with many peoples.

  45. With Sanctions on Russians, U.S. Warns Against Foreign Election Meddling U.S., September 30

    The penalties were announced as Congress investigates whether President Trump tried to enlist Ukraine’s leader in a smear campaign against one of his top Democratic challengers in 2020.

  46. Gems, Warlords and Mercenaries: Russia’s Playbook in Central African Republic World, September 30

    After meddling in the 2016 American election, Russia is using similar tactics in the Central African Republic. But as it sows political chaos, this time it is also seeking diamonds.

  47. Giuliani Backs Out of Kremlin-Supported Conference in Armenia U.S., September 27

    “Not going,” Mr. Giuliani told The New York Times. He said he wanted to spend more time with his client, President Trump, who is facing an impeachment inquiry.

  48. Oleg Sentsov: Russian by Blood and Language, Ukrainian in Spirit World, September 27

    Released from a Russian jail in the Arctic in a prisoner swap, the filmmaker vows to fight on against what he calls President Vladimir V. Putin’s “political necrophilia.”

  49. Clashing Senate Reports and New Questions on the N.R.A. U.S., September 27

    A new report from Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee scours the N.R.A.’s Russia ties, calling the gun group “a foreign asset,” while Republicans reject concerns.

  50. Kremlin Says It Hopes Putin’s Calls With Trump Won’t Be Made Public World, September 27

    The contents of conversations between the two leaders have been of intense interest and speculation given the evidence that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. election.

  51. How Did Ukraine Land in the Middle of an American Political Drama? World, September 26

    For the second time in three years, Ukraine has been caught in the glare of American news cameras.

  52. Who Paid for the N.R.A.’s ‘Special Projects’ Trip to Russia? U.S., September 26

    Internal emails and a tangle of reimbursements raise new questions about a visit to Russia by N.R.A. board members and supporters.

  53. The Berlin Police Are Confident the Killer Is in Jail. They Just Don’t Know His Name. World, September 26

    The German authorities suspect the well-planned killing of a former Chechen separatist in Berlin was carried out by a Russian hit man released from prison for that purpose.

  54. Sigmund Jähn, First German in Space and a Hero Back Home, Dies at 82 World, September 24

    He spent almost eight days aboard a space station in 1978 and was hailed by East Germans as a symbol of socialist achievement.

  55. Weeknight Dinner Around the World Food, September 24

    We asked 18 families to show us what they have for dinner on a typical weeknight.

  56. Three Up-and-Coming Furniture Designers to Watch T Magazine, September 24

    From Seoul, Moscow and Athens, these creators are both refuting and refining the local aesthetic.

  57. How to Pivot From a Dud of a Destination Travel, September 24

    Travel can involve hiccups like a misrepresented property or a destination that pales to the hype. The key is taking the snafus in stride.

  58. The President, Joe Biden and Ukraine Podcasts, September 23

    A secret whistle-blower complaint has raised questions about whether President Trump improperly pressured a foreign government to investigate a political opponent.

  59. Questions About Russian Doping Data Raise Fears About Manipulation Sports, September 22

    The World Anti-Doping Agency cites “inconsistencies” in a database provided by its Russian counterpart, and investigators may recommend a new suspension.

  60. Pressed by Public Outcry, Russia Releases Jailed Actor World, September 20

    A widely seen video contradicted the assault case against Pavel Ustinov. The resulting outrage showed the growing power of social media.

  61. Siberian Shaman on Trek to ‘Cast Out’ Putin From the Kremlin Is Arrested World, September 19

    Jittery about unrest, Russian security forces detained the mystic on his self-proclaimed mission to drive out President Vladimir V. Putin, whom he called a “demon.”

  62. 1894: Germany Arrests Russian Official Accused of Spying World, September 19

    A naval attaché was detained on suspicion of espionage, and a high-ranking police officer was sent to investigate.