1. Russia Fights Efforts to Declare It an Exporter of ‘Blood Diamonds’ Climate, Yesterday

    As a major diamond producer, Russia earns billions of dollars that other nations say help finance war. The clash exposes the many loopholes in regulation of conflict diamonds.

  2. Ready to Party. But First Comes the Cleanup. Foreign, Yesterday

    More than 100,000 buildings in Ukraine have been destroyed in the war. Volunteers are clearing away the rubble — and partying while they do it.

  3. The U.N. chief discusses nuclear safety concerns at Zaporizhzhia with Russia’s defense minister. Live, August 15

    The threat of a meltdown looms large after several days of shelling in the area.

  4. Ukraine Chips Away at Russian-Held Region, but Task Is Daunting Foreign, August 15

    Ukrainian forces badly want to retake the southern region of Kherson from Russian invaders, but Moscow retains a potentially overwhelming advantage.

  5. The August 15 Ukraine Russia News War live blog included one standalone post:
  6. Your Tuesday Briefing: Kenya’s Next President? N Y T Now, August 15

    Plus reports of Russian torture of Ukrainian prisoners and a longer sentence for Aung San Suu Kyi.

  7. The War’s New Phase N Y T Now, August 15

    Fighting shifts to the south where Russia and Ukraine are both hoping for a decisive duel.

  8. Falling Oil Prices Defy Predictions. But What About the Next Chapter? Business, August 15

    Oil is under $90 a barrel, and consumers are benefiting. Geopolitics, the economy and unforeseen events will determine whether the relief will last.

  9. To Escape the War, Ukraine’s Factories Are Moving West Business, August 15

    The government is working to save hundreds of businesses from Russian bombs, remaking western Ukraine into the country’s new economic heartland.

  10. Moscow Opens Bond Trades to Foreigners From ‘Not Hostile’ Countries Business, August 15

    The move by Russia to loosen financial controls imposed after its invasion of Ukraine won’t affect investors in the United States or European Union.

  11. Germany’s €9 Monthly Train Pass Has Proved Popular (and a Pleasant Surprise) Foreign, August 15

    To help offset inflation, Germany’s government has subsidized cheap train passes this summer. While many feared chaos and overcrowding on an overburdened system, it has been a relatively smooth ride.

  12. Six Weeks of ‘Hell’: Inside Russia’s Brutal Ukraine Detentions Foreign, August 15

    Thousands of Ukrainian civilians have suffered beatings and sometimes electrical shocks, while the U.N. says hundreds have disappeared into Russian jails.

  13. Brittney Griner Appeals Conviction Amid Talk of Prisoner Swap Foreign, August 15

    The appeal process could take months, but a senior Russian diplomat said that talks with the United States about a possible prisoner exchange were underway.

  14. Threat to Ukraine Nuclear Plant Increases as Fighting Rages Foreign, August 14

    Russia, trying to pin down Ukraine’s forces to blunt a counteroffensive in Kherson, has been firing shells from near a nuclear plants it occupies.

  15. Your Monday Briefing: U.S. Lawmakers Visit Taiwan N Y T Now, August 14

    Plus Salman Rushdie’s recovery and reflections on a year of Taliban rule.

  16. The August 14 Ukraine Russia News War live blog included two standalone posts:
  17. A Campaign Tactic by Democrats: Smart? Risky? Unethical? Letters, August 14

    Readers debate the party’s strategy of supporting far-right G.O.P. candidates it thinks it can beat. Also: Covid and schools; Ukraine’s students; Kansas and abortion.

  18. Saudi Aramco’s Profit Jumps 90 Percent on High Oil Prices Business, August 14

    The giant oil producer said it earned nearly $50 billion last quarter, the latest energy company to record outsize profits after the surge in crude prices since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February.

  19. The first U.N. ship carrying Ukrainian grain for Africa prepares to depart. Foreign, August 14

    The Brave Commander, a freighter, is expected to carry 23,000 metric tons of wheat to Ethiopia, which World Food Program officials said was “on the verge of famine.”

  20. An Orchestra Supports Ukraine, and Reunites a Couple Parted by War Culture, August 14

    “I don’t have a gun, but I have my cello,” a musician says as he joins the Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra, which is made up of refugees who fled the war and artists who stayed behind.

  21. With New Weaponry, Ukraine Is Subtly Shifting Its War Strategy Foreign, August 13

    Striking deep behind enemy lines, the Ukrainians are depleting Russia’s combat potential, slowing its advance in the east and creating new vulnerabilities in the south.

  22. His Next Move: A Ukrainian Boy Starts a New Life Through Chess Foreign, August 13

    After fleeing the war in Ukraine with his mother, Maksym Kryshtafor, 8, is using his passion for chess to help him assimilate into the United Kingdom.

  23. Shelling of Ukraine Nuclear Plant Raising Fears and Outrage Foreign, August 12

    President Volodymyr Zelensky accused Russia of “nuclear blackmail” as the two sides traded blame.

  24. Russian attack in eastern Ukraine kills 2 civilians, regional military leader says. Express, August 12

    A video showed damaged homes and some areas that had been turned into ruins.

  25. Russia’s Economy Shrinks N Y T Now, August 12

    GDP fell 4 percent as sanctions took hold.

  26. The August 12 Ukraine Russia News War live blog included one standalone post:
  27. Ukrainian Children Bring a Play From a Bomb Shelter to Brooklyn Culture, August 12

    The group recently arrived in New York to perform “Mom on Skype,” first staged in April in Lviv, at the Irondale Center this weekend.

  28. Shelling at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant Is Raising Fears of an Accident. Here’s a Look at the Risks. Foreign, August 12

    Repeated shelling inside the plant’s complex over the past seven days has stirred new concerns of a nuclear accident.

  29. Russian Economy Contracts Sharply as War and Sanctions Take Hold Business, August 12

    The country’s gross domestic product from April through June declined 4 percent from a year earlier, new government data shows.

  30. Gerhard Schröder, Germany’s former leader, sues Parliament over perks that he lost because of ties to Russia. Foreign, August 12

  31. Aspen’s Tangled Summer Saga: The Rich Developer vs. the Local Paper National, August 12

    The corporate owners of The Aspen Times did not allow it to cover a libel lawsuit against the paper, demoralizing the newsroom, former staff members say.

  32. A Greek Scandal Reverberates as Eavesdropping Expands in Europe Foreign, August 12

    Revelations that the cellphone of a top opposition politician was tapped have shaken the government and stoked concerns over just how widespread such surveillance is.

  33. A U.N. ship will carry Ukrainian grain directly to countries worst affected by shortages. Foreign, August 12

    It is the first ship hired to carry the grain to countries badly affected by food shortages since a deal between Ukraine and Russia allowed shipments to resume.

  34. Serbia’s Leader Rejects ‘Little Putin’ Label Amid Fears of Russian Meddling Foreign, August 12

    President Aleksandar Vucic’s ties to Moscow raise awkward questions as the Kremlin appears to be stirring unrest in the Balkans to deflect attention from the war in Ukraine.

  35. Estonia Never Needed to Import Gas by Ship. Until It Did. Business, August 12

    This tiny Baltic nation is set to complete Europe’s first new liquefied natural gas project since Russia set off a race for energy security with its invasion of Ukraine.

  36. Shelling Threatens Ukrainian Nuclear Plant, and U.N. Pleads for Access Foreign, August 11

    The chief U.N. nuclear monitor called for an immediate stop to fighting that risks a radiation disaster, as Russians and Ukrainians blamed each other for strikes dangerously close to the reactors.

  37. Safety Fears at Nuclear Plant N Y T Now, August 11

    International concern is growing after days of shelling around Zaporizhzhia station.

  38. Heavy Losses Leave Russia Short of Its Goal, U.S. Officials Say Washington, August 11

    The estimated deaths and injuries are stalling Russia’s progress in eastern Ukraine, military experts say, as fighting intensifies in the south.

  39. Your Friday Briefing: U.S. to Unseal Trump Warrant N Y T Now, August 11

    Plus Russia prepares for show trials and Taiwan does not rise to China’s provocations.

  40. Rhythm of War: A Thunderous Blast, and Then a Coffee Break Foreign, August 11

    This is a war fought in a cycle of opposites: bursts of chaos from outgoing and incoming shelling, and then long lulls in which soldiers undertake the most routine activities.

  41. The Golden Arches Return to Ukraine After a 6-Month Hiatus Business, August 11

    McDonald’s said it would begin reopening stores in Kyiv and western Ukraine as fighting continues in the east.

  42. Erdogan and Putin: Complicated Relations With Mutual Benefits Foreign, August 11

    Turkey needs Russian cash, gas and business as Erdogan looks to a dicey election and a new incursion in Syria, while Moscow needs friends to try to evade Western sanctions.

  43. La propaganda rusa prospera en español, árabe y otros idiomas en Español, August 11

    La incapacidad de Facebook, Twitter y TikTok de imponer controles más estrictos a las publicaciones rusas en idiomas distintos al inglés ha empezado a suscitar críticas.

  44. Contradicting Kremlin’s Account, Crimean Officials Detail Explosions’ Extent Foreign, August 10

    Blasts at an air base in the Russian-occupied territory damaged 62 apartment buildings and forced hundreds into shelters. Satellite imagery showed destroyed fighter jets.

  45. Ukraine’s ‘Mosquito’ Air Force N Y T Now, August 10

    Most of its drones are off-the-shelf units modified to carry explosives.

  46. Your Thursday Briefing: Trump Declines to Answer Questions N Y T Now, August 10

    Plus new details about explosions in Crimea and revelations about the victims of Seoul’s floods.

  47. Russia detains a former state television journalist who protested over the war. Foreign, August 10

  48. Europe’s Energy Crisis May Get a Lot Worse Op Ed, August 10

    Do Americans understand the stakes across the Atlantic?

  49. How the War Changed a Kyiv Museum’s View of Its Past Culture, August 10

    Rather than try to illustrate the war directly, Ukrainian curators turned to older art that inspired new emotions.

  50. Hungary Settles Russia’s Bill With Ukraine to Restore Oil Flows Business, August 10

    Hungary’s energy conglomerate, MOL, paid Russia’s transit fees to Ukraine, ensuring that oil keeps flowing through an overland pipeline that remains crucial for Central Europe.

  51. Displaced by War, Ukrainians Open a New Front as Entrepreneurs Business, August 10

    Ukrainians forced from their hometowns by Russia’s invasion find some solace, and success, setting up shop in a new city.

  52. The Russian Filmmaker Trapped Between Hollywood and Moscow Magazine, August 10

    As boycotts of Russia expand to include cultural exports, artists like Kirill Serebrennikov must prove they are dissident enough to enjoy a Western audience.

  53. From the Workshop to the War: Creative Use of Drones Lifts Ukraine Foreign, August 10

    While Russia lacks an effective long-range strike drone, Ukraine’s experimentation has produced an array of inexpensive, plastic aircraft, jury-rigged to drop grenades or other munitions.

  54. Explosions Rip Through Russian Base on Crimea Foreign, August 9

    A senior Ukrainian official said his country’s forces were responsible, which Ukraine did not publicly confirm or deny. Russian officials said only that munitions had detonated.

  55. Russia Launches Iranian Satellite, a Sign of Closer Cooperation Foreign, August 9

    Iran says the satellite’s powerful camera is not meant for military purposes, but some experts say it will greatly enhance Tehran’s intelligence gathering.

  56. The Information Battleground N Y T Now, August 9

    Russia takes over cyberspace in occupied Ukraine.

  57. Biden signs measures giving U.S. approval to Sweden and Finland’s bids to join NATO. Washington, August 9

    The expansion of NATO has received overwhelming support among Democrats and Republicans in a deeply divided Washington.

  58. Federal Authorities Investigate Firm Linked to Roman Abramovich Business, August 9

    The Securities and Exchange Commission and the F.B.I. have been investigating Concord Management, people close to the firm said.

  59. Blast Rattles Key Russian Air Base in Crimea Video, August 9

    Ukraine claimed responsibility for a rare attack on a Russian air base in Crimea, a strategic peninsula in southern Ukraine that Russia illegally annexed in 2014.

  60. Russia says oil flows to three European Union members have been halted. Business, August 9

    A state-owned operator of a Russian pipeline to Europe said its payment to the Ukrainian operator of the pipeline had been returned, blaming issues linked to European sanctions against Russia.

  61. How Russian Propaganda Is Reaching Beyond English Speakers Business, August 9

    Social media companies have taken steps to restrict Russian state media accounts. But posts from those accounts still spread in Spanish, Arabic and other languages and in places outside the West.

  62. How Russia Took Over Ukraine’s Internet in Occupied Territories Interactive, August 9

    Diverting traffic through Russian networks makes it easier to censor, surveil and digitally wall off the invaded population.

  63. Your Tuesday Briefing N Y T Now, August 9

    An F.B.I. raid on the home of Donald Trump.

  64. After being trapped for months, ships loaded with grain have left Ukraine. Where are they going? Foreign, August 9

  65. For Ukrainians Abroad, War Has Also Meant a Flowering of Identity Foreign, August 9

    Italy already had the biggest Ukrainian community in Western Europe before the war, but in recent months the diaspora has taken on new prominence and visibility.

  66. In a Summer of Feints, Russia and Ukraine Try to Predict Enemy’s Next Move Foreign, August 8

    Ukraine says that announcing a planned offensive on the southern front has paid off in the eastern Donbas region, as both sides deploy forces based on guessing each other’s next moves.

  67. Ukraine Disowns an Olympic Champion Who Skated in Russia Sports, August 8

    Viktor Petrenko, who won a gold medal at the 1992 Winter Games, has been shunned by Ukrainian figure skating officials — and by President Volodymyr Zelensky — after performing in Sochi, Russia.

  68. The Guessing Game on the Front N Y T Now, August 8

    Ukraine and Russia are in a quandary over where to concentrate their forces.

  69. Your Tuesday Briefing: China’s New Military Drills Near Taiwan National, August 8

    Also, a moving dispatch from Ukraine and the dire outlook for Afghanistan.

  70. U.S. Promotes Democracy in Africa as Rival Nations Expand Influence Foreign, August 8

    The Biden administration says the push will bolster African and American interests, including the ability of the United States to compete against China and Russia.

  71. The U.S. Will Send Another $1 Billion in Aid to Ukraine. Washington, August 8

    The latest round of aid includes rockets credited with destroying Russian command posts and ammunition depots.

  72. In War-Torn Mykolaiv, Ukrainians Search for Informers Foreign, August 8

    As the city emerged from a 54-hour lockdown, the governor of the Mykolaiv region declared the operation a success, saying that five people had been arrested.

  73. The U.N. secretary general warns that attacks on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear complex could be ‘suicidal.’ Foreign, August 8

    The remarks by António Guterres came two days after he called for global nuclear disarmament at a commemoration of the 77th anniversary of the U.S. nuclear bombing of Hiroshima.

  74. Rescuing Art in Ukraine with Foam, Crates and Cries for Help Culture, August 8

    Many cultural institutions were not prepared to protect their collections and buildings before the Russian invasion, so ad hoc groups of arts workers and leaders stepped in to fill the breach.

  75. Rumors spread quickly in wartime Ukraine. Foreign, August 8

    While seemingly harmless, these tales may have their origins in Russian propaganda, according to analysts monitoring Russian disinformation campaigns in Ukraine.

  76. U.S. Open Commits to Fund-Raising Exhibition Match and $2 Million for Ukraine Sports, August 8

    Unlike at Wimbledon, players from Russia and Belarus will be allowed to compete at the U.S. Open. Whether they play in an exhibition to support relief efforts in Ukraine is another question.

  77. In My Homeland, the Smell of Death on a Summer Afternoon Foreign, August 8

    In Ukraine, tragedies are a backdrop to everyday existence, piling up in numbers that seem inconceivable, an inescapable reality that feels like the very air in your lungs.

  78. After Rockets Strike Near Nuclear Plant, Ukraine and Russia Trade Blame Foreign, August 7

    Moscow accused Ukraine of striking near spent-fuel storage at the Zaporizhzhia power plant, while Ukrainian intelligence said it was a move by Russia to destroy infrastructure.

  79. When home is a ferry ship: An influx from Ukraine strains Europe. Foreign, August 7

  80. The August 7 Ukraine Russia News War live blog included three standalone posts:
  81. Amnesty International Assessment That Ukraine ‘Put Civilians in Harm’s Way’ Stirs Outrage Foreign, August 7

    The human rights group accused the Ukrainian military of establishing bases and weapons systems in schools and hospitals.

  82. Four more grain ships leave Ukrainian ports. Foreign, August 7

    The ships, the largest caravan to depart Ukraine since the Russian invasion began, were headed for China, Iran, Italy and Turkey.

  83. Fighting Around Ukrainian Nuclear Plant Heightens Safety Fears Foreign, August 6

    A series of blasts Friday at the plant, which the Russian military is using as cover for artillery attacks, renewed concerns of a radiation catastrophe.

  84. A Time for War, a Time for Play Foreign, August 6

    Summer for Ukraine’s children means sunshine and swimming, but also long hours in bomb shelters and mine-safety training. A photographer captured their days in Kyiv for The New York Times.

  85. Ukrainian Grandmaster Bids to Unseat Russian Head of World Chess Body Foreign, August 6

    Hoping to end Russia’s domination of the International Chess Federation, Andrii Baryshpolets is running for the presidency of the powerful governing organization.

  86. U.S. and Russia Ready to Negotiate Griner’s Release Foreign, August 5

    The countries’ top envoys made separate announcements after a meeting where they sat close together — without talking.

  87. A Nuclear U-Turn N Y T Now, August 5

    Russian gas cuts force Germany to reconsider shutting its atomic power plants.

  88. Griner’s Sentence Renews Pressure on President Biden Washington, August 5

    The basketball star’s supporters are pressing for action. But critics of any possible deal are already fuming.

  89. A U.S. diplomat warns African countries against buying anything from Russia except grain and fertilizer. Foreign, August 5

    “We caution countries not to break those sanctions,” the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield said, warning of that they stood the chance “of having actions taken against them.”

  90. Facing Energy Crisis, Germans, Warily, Give Nuclear a Second Look Foreign, August 5

    For three decades, nuclear power was one of Germany’s most divisive debates. But with Russia cutting gas, Germans are revisiting their political energy taboos.

  91. Spain Limits Air-Conditioning to Save Energy Express, August 5

    The country this week became the latest to announce restrictions, in part to promote energy efficiency but also to reduce consumption of Russian gas.

  92. Putin and Erdogan find more room to cooperate at a meeting in Sochi, Russia. Foreign, August 5

    The Turkish and Russian leaders sat face-to-face for the second time in less than three weeks, solidifying Turkey’s role as a bridge to the West and a mediator between Russia and Ukraine.

  93. Driven by its first lady, Ukraine raises $5.4 million for off-road ambulances. Foreign, August 5

    Olena Zelenska has recently become more visible in advocating for humanitarian causes.

  94. Your Friday Briefing N Y T Now, August 5

    Brittney Griner is sentenced in Russia.

  95. Griner’s Guilty Verdict Strengthens Supporters’ Resolve Sports, August 4

    The W.N.B.A. star was sentenced to nine years in a Russian penal colony, but her supporters insist they will do “whatever we can to get her home.”

  96. Three more ships carrying grain depart from Ukraine. Foreign, August 4

    The ships are carrying a total of about 64,000 tons of corn from Ukraine’s desperately needed stores.

  97. Russian Court Sentences Griner to 9 Years, Raising Pressure on Biden Foreign, August 4

    Amid the hostility over the war in Ukraine, a court imposed nearly the maximum possible sentence on the American basketball star Brittney Griner, intensifying calls to win her release.

  98. Nine Years in a Prison Camp for Brittney Griner N Y T Now, August 4

    Her fate now hangs on whether the U.S. and Russia can agree on a prisoner swap.

  99. U.S. oil prices fall below $90 a barrel for the first time since Ukraine invasion. Business, August 4

    The drop, from $120 a barrel just two months ago, could be a sign that investors are worried about a global recession.

  100. U.S. Bolsters Aid for Cambodia Amid Efforts to Ease Global Food Crisis Foreign, August 4

    Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken announced $25 million over five years to support an initiative that will work with farmers and others in the agriculture industry to get produce to more markets.

  101. Germany’s conservative leaders push for nuclear power to stay on as the country breaks from Russian fuels. Foreign, August 4

    Nuclear power is contentious in Germany, but the country is also likely to be sharply affected by Europe’s efforts to wean itself off Russian fuel sources because of Moscow’s war in Ukraine.

  102. Russia’s Shortfalls Create an Opportunity for Ukraine, Western Officials Say Foreign, August 4

    Severe equipment and manpower problems could slow President Vladimir V. Putin’s mission as the war enters its sixth month.

  103. The August 4 Ukraine Russia News War live blog included one standalone post:
  104. Your Thursday Briefing N Y T Now, August 4

    Taiwan braces for Chinese drills.

  105. Mines, Fires, Rockets: The Ravages of War Bedevil Ukraine’s Farmers Foreign, August 4

    A deal allowing ships to start carrying grain from Ukraine solved a logistical problem, but it left a more pressing one for Ukrainian farmers: growing and reaping crops in a war zone.

  106. When Home Is a Ferry Ship: An Influx From Ukraine Strains Europe Business, August 4

    Millions have fled Russia’s invasion, but where housing is expensive and scarce, countries like Estonia are paying shipping firms to offer refugees safe but tight quarters.

  107. Senate Overwhelmingly Votes to Add Sweden and Finland to NATO Washington, August 3

    The lopsided bipartisan vote demonstrated broad support in the United States for one of the most significant expansions of the military alliance, amid Russia’s continued assault on Ukraine.

  108. Switzerland, a leader in gold refining, bans Russian gold imports. Foreign, August 3

    The move follows similar bans by the European Union and the United States.

  109. The Coming Battle for the South N Y T Now, August 3

    Russia appears to be massing troops near Kherson, where Ukraine has been planning a counteroffensive.

  110. Ukraine Builds a Case That Killing of P.O.W.s Was a Russian War Crime Foreign, August 3

    At a Russian-held prison, graves were dug days before the explosion that killed at least 50 Ukrainian troops held there, Ukrainian officials said.

  111. U.S. Bid to Cap Russian Oil Prices Draws Skepticism Over Enforcement Washington, August 3

    The maritime insurance industry says policing oil transactions is not workable, raising questions about enforcement of a buyers’ cartel.

  112. Taiwan and Ukraine: Two crises, 5,000 miles apart, are linked in complex ways. Foreign, August 3

    The fear since the start of the war in Ukraine has been that Moscow and Beijing will be driven closer as the United States casts both issues as a struggle between authoritarianism and democracy.

  113. Germany to Gazprom: Your Turbine Is Ready, Let Us Deliver It Business, August 3

    Olaf Scholz showed off a refurbished turbine for the Nord Stream 1 pipeline that Russia has said is the reason it can’t send more gas to Germany.

  114. Giuliani Is Unlikely to Face Criminal Charges in Lobbying Inquiry Investigative, August 3

    A federal investigation into Donald Trump’s former lawyer over his work in Ukraine during the 2020 campaign is winding down with no indictment expected.

  115. This Is How the U.S. Will Stand With Taiwan Op Ed, August 3

    If we do nothing, then we must be comfortable with effectively ceding Taiwan by letting China continue its unabated bullying campaign.

  116. Your Wednesday Briefing N Y T Now, August 3

    Nancy Pelosi meets with Taiwan’s president.

  117. In Ukraine, Devastation Spreads as Russia Regroups for New Offensive Foreign, August 2

    The U.S. has announced $550 million in additional arms for Ukraine as it gears up to defend its eastern regions, which Ukrainian officials have asked civilians to flee before winter.

  118. Zelensky says Ukraine’s government may allow civil partnerships for same-sex couples. Foreign, August 2

    The Ukrainian president said the constitution’s ban on same-sex marriage could not be changed during the war. Calls for equal rights have grown as L.G.B.T.Q. soldiers have joined the fight against Russia.

  119. The Taiwan Connection N Y T Now, August 2

    How the war in Ukraine could affect the crisis over Taiwan.

  120. The U.S. imposes a new round of sanctions on Russians, including a woman close to Putin. Washington, August 2

    Many of the targets are already under sanctions imposed by the European Union and Britain. One is Alina Kabaeva, a former Olympic gymnast believed to be the romantic partner of President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.

  121. Who’s Embargoing Whom? Op Ed, August 2

    Russia’s peculiar economic war with the West.

  122. The Ukraine War: Negotiate or Fight? Letters, August 2

    Readers debate the next steps in the war. Also: China and Taiwan; climate change costs; thanking the Jan. 6 committee; texting with friends.

  123. A New Axis? N Y T Now, August 2

    With tensions rising in Taiwan, we look at the shared interests of China, Russia and Iran.

  124. Brittney Griner Appears in Russian Court as Lawyers Plead for Leniency Foreign, August 2

    The case is expected to end with a conviction in the middle of this month, her lawyers say.

  125. Living Side by Side, Ukrainian and Russian Sailors Are Tested by War Express, August 2

    Sailors are accustomed to not discussing politics at sea, but the war between the two countries has made that more difficult.

  126. ¿Fuentes sin agua, piscinas más frías y menos cerveza? Las ciudades alemanas buscan ahorrar energía en Español, August 2

    Alemania es el mayor consumidor de gas ruso en Europa y, ante el temor de un corte del suministro, busca formas de conservar la energía. Al frente de los esfuerzos están los líderes locales.

  127. Aunque Ucrania reanudó las exportaciones de cereales, la crisis del hambre no cesa en Español, August 2

    La salida de un barco cargado de grano desde Odesa fue aclamada como una victoria contra el hambre en el mundo. Pero los expertos dicen que la crisis es tan grande que ningún avance puede revertirla.

  128. Your Tuesday Briefing N Y T Now, August 2

    The U.S. kills Al Qaeda’s leader.

  129. As Russia Threatens Europe’s Energy, Ukraine Braces for a Hard Winter Business, August 2

    “Our goal is survival,” says the mayor of Lviv, as residents stockpile timber and ironworkers churn out wood-burning stoves.

  130. War Spurs Ukrainian Efforts to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage Foreign, August 2

    The role of gay soldiers, the lack of legal rights for their partners, and the threat of Russia imposing anti-L.G.B.T. policies have turned the war into a catalyst for change in Ukraine.

  131. Why Pelosi’s Visit to Taiwan Is Utterly Reckless Op Ed, August 1

    The timing could not be worse. The Ukraine war is not over.

  132. United States Will Send Ukraine Another $550 Million in Military Aid Video, August 1

    The latest arms package to Ukraine will increase the total American investment in war fighting to more than $8 billion since Russia’s invasion began.

  133. First Cargo Ship Passes Russia’s Black Sea Blockade Under Grain Deal Foreign, August 1

    For the first time since Russia invaded Ukraine in February, a ship loaded with corn sailed out of Odesa, part of a deal officials hope will help ease food shortages around the world.

  134. Grain Shipments Start Moving N Y T Now, August 1

    A first ship left Ukraine’s ports and 16 more are ready to bring grain to world markets.

  135. Why Pros Like Brittney Griner Choose Cannabis for Their Pain Sports, August 1

    Griner, the W.N.B.A. star detained in Russia on drug charges, is one of many athletes who have said cannabis helps with sports injuries. But it is banned by sports leagues and illegal in many places.

  136. Ukraine Ships Grain at Last. It Will Take Far More to Slow Global Hunger. Foreign, August 1

    The departure of a grain-filled vessel from Odesa was hailed as a victory against global hunger. But experts say the crisis is so big that no single advance can reverse it.

  137. U.S. will send another $550 million in arms to Ukraine. Foreign, August 1

    The new materiel includes ammunition for 155-millimeter howitzers and for HIMARS rocket launchers, which have enabled Ukraine to destroy Russian command posts and ammunition depots.

  138. Under Pressure to Cut Russian Ties, Maestro Forms New Orchestra Culture, August 1

    Teodor Currentzis, who has been criticized for his association with a Russian bank, has enlisted European benefactors to finance his new group, Utopia.

  139. Who Is Vladimir Putin? Book Review, August 1

    Philip Short’s “Putin” is an impressive biography but one that necessarily lacks the final chapters of the story.

  140. Soy el ministro de Relaciones Exteriores de Ucrania y les digo: este no es momento de hablar en Español, August 1

    Un cese al fuego en este momento solo permitiría que las agotadas fuerzas invasoras de Putin tomen un descanso antes de regresar con más agresividad contra mi país.

  141. ‘One miscalculation away from nuclear annihilation’: The U.N. chief issues a grim warning, citing war. Foreign, August 1

    The conflict in Ukraine and tensions over North Korea and Iran have lifted the threat of nuclear disaster to a level not seen since the Cold War.

  142. Here’s what we know about the deadly blast at a prisoner camp in eastern Ukraine. Foreign, August 1

    An explosion at a detention camp killed at least 50 Ukrainian prisoners of war, in what Ukrainians are calling a war crime.

  143. Ukraine wages a ‘deep war’ to degrade Russian forces as Moscow continues its scorched-earth campaign. Foreign, August 1

    An attack on a train over the weekend was the latest in a series of strikes that have disrupted Russian logistical efforts and inflicted grave losses.

  144. Video Shows Ship Loaded With Grain Leaving Ukraine Port Video, August 1

    A ship loaded with Ukrainian grain left the Port of Odesa for the first time since Russia’s invasion, following an international deal aimed at lowering global food prices.

  145. The August 1 Ukraine Russia News War live blog included one standalone post:
  146. Your Monday Briefing N Y T Now, August 1

    President Volodymyr Zelensky urges mass evacuations.

  147. War, Climate Change, Energy Costs: How the Wheat Market Has Been Upended Business, August 1

    The price has fallen sharply from its peak after one major producer, Russia, invaded another, Ukraine. But that hasn’t ended fears of a global hunger crisis.