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World Leaders Mull a Potential Second Term for Trump

With Donald J. Trump consistently polling ahead of President Biden, some governments around the world are taking concrete steps to prepare for the possibility of a second Trump administration.

As Many South Koreans Shun Marriage, Two Women Try to Redefine Family

Hwang Sunwoo, left, and Kim Hana in Seoul. The two women, who have a best-selling book and a podcast, call themselves “a DIY family.”

France Parliament Re-elects Yaël Braun-Pivet for National Assembly President

Yaël Braun-Pivet, a centrist ally of President Emmanuel Macron, ascends the podium after winning re-election as president of France’s National Assembly on Thursday in Paris.

Evan Gershkovich, Wall Street Journal Reporter, Returns to Court in Russia

Evan Gershkovich, a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, during a hearing in Russia last month.

In Argentina, Milei’s Devotion to Judaism Influences His Politics

President Javier Milei of Argentina, right, during an emotional visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem in February with his rabbi, Shimon Axel Wahnish.

Germany Promised to Step Up Militarily. Its Budget Says Differently.

Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany at a NATO summit in Washington this month.

Same-Sex Couples in South Korea Win Landmark Rights Ruling

Why Is Venezuela’s President, Nicolás Maduro, on the Ballot 13 Times?

If Maduro Wins, Venezuelans Vow to Leave

Leonela Colmenares, 28, an opposition activist, is considering a journey to the U.S. border. She spent years protesting everything from failing public services to the jailing of her activist colleagues.

Ukraine Loses Hard-Won Position Near Dnipro River in the South

A Ukrainian soldier with an anti aircraft cannon in the Kherson region last month.

U.K. Failed in Handling of Covid Pandemic, Inquiry Report Says

The Royal Free Hospital in London in March 2020. The report is the first from an inquiry established in 2021 by the then prime minister, Boris Johnson.

Marine Tondelier, the ‘Other Marine’ of French Politics, Hits Back

Marine Tondelier, the Green leader, applauding the results of the second round of France’s legislative election in Paris on July 7.

Student Protests in Bangladesh Turn Deadly: What to Know

Clashes between the police and people who oppose a quota system n Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, on Thursday.

Pressure Builds on Netanyahu as Visit to Washington Nears

Protesters in Tel Aviv on Thursday calling for the release of the hostages held by Hamas.

Friday Briefing: U.S. Presidential Race at a Crossroads

Donald Trump will address the final day of the Republican convention.

Dig at Meloni’s Height Could Cost Reporter in Italy 5,000 Euros

Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni of Italy at the Group of 7 summit in Fasano last month. A judge found a journalist guilty of defaming her over an insult.

At 5, She Picked Up Chess as a Pandemic Hobby. At 9, She’s a Prodigy.

Bodhana Sivanandan will represent England at the Chess Olympiad.

A Daily Pill to Prevent S.T.I.s? It May Work, Scientists Say.

The C.D.C. recommends that gay and bisexual men and transgender women who have had an S.T.I. in the last year or who may be at risk for one take doxycycline within 72 hours of unprotected sex.

Von der Leyen Secures Second E.U. Term, but It’s a New World Out There

Ursula von der Leyen addressing the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, on Thursday.

The Myth of Migrant Crime

Migrants waiting to be taken to a shelter in Chicago.

Pressure Mounts on Netanyahu to Seal a Cease-Fire Deal Before Speech to Congress

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel at the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament, in Jerusalem on Wednesday.

America’s Allies in Middle East See Some Advantages in Potential 2nd Trump Presidency

Then-President Donald J. Trump met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel in 2020.

Fire at Shopping Mall in Southwestern China Kills 16

Two Dead in Canada From Contaminated Milk Substitutes

Unsweetened almond milk carrying the Silk brand was among the drinks recalled by the Canada Food Inspection Agency last week.

Thursday Briefing

President Biden’s third bout with Covid sidelined him as he was trying to re-energize his campaign in Nevada.

Zelensky Among European Leaders Meeting in Churchill’s Birthplace

Prime Minister Keir Starmer of Britain, surrounded by the leaders of Denmark, Ukraine, the European Council and Moldova, at the summit in Blenheim Palace, near Oxford, England, on Thursday.

Watch Rare Siamese Crocodiles Hatching

Thursday Briefing: J.D. Vance Takes the Stage

Before this year, Senator J.D. Vance never attended a national political convention.

Pentagon Warns ISIS Attacks Could Double This Year

An Islamic State flag in a bombed-out militant headquarters in 2017 in Mosul, Iraq.

Britain Approves Lab-Grown Meat for Pet Food

A Milan Airport Is Now Named for Berlusconi. Cue the ‘Bunga-Bunga’ Memes.

Terminal 1 at Milan’s Malpensa Airport, which is now named International Airport Milan Malpensa — Silvio Berlusconi.

E.U. Court Rebukes European Commission Over Covid Vaccine Contracts

A woman received a Covid-19 vaccine near Paris in 2021. The European Union’s initial vaccine campaign was marred by a slow start.

In a Porridge Box, an Ancient Treasure Mysteriously Arrives in Dublin

Wall St. Journal Reporter Says She Was Fired Over Hong Kong Union Role

Selina Cheng, a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, was elected chair of the Hong Kong Journalists Association in June.

King’s Speech Promises a Changed U.K.

King Charles III formally opened Britain’s Parliament on Wednesday, presenting the priorities of Britain’s new Labour government.

Moving in Childhood Contributes to Depression, Study Finds

Researchers found that people who moved more than once within the ages of 10 and 15 were 61 percent more likely to suffer from depression in adulthood compared to counterparts who had not moved.

Judge Orders Boss Who Coughed at Employee During Pandemic to Pay Damages

Barriers in central London in 2020, set up to allow more room for pedestrians because of Covid-19 social distancing measures.

Paris Mayor Swims in Beautified Seine Ahead of Olympic Games

Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris, and Tony Estanguet, the head of the Paris Olympics Committee, prepared to swim in the Seine in central Paris on Wednesday.

Israel’s Military Says It Eliminated Half the Leadership of Hamas Military Wing

The collapsed minaret of a mosque in Nuseirat, in the central Gaza Strip, on Wednesday.

Hiker’s Death Prompts Move to Allow Wider Bear Cull in Romania

A bear on a street in Covasna, a town in central Romania, last fall.

World’s Rarest Whale Washes Up on New Zealand Beach

Scientists believe the carcass that washed up in Otago, New Zealand, this month could give them their first opportunity to dissect a spade-toothed whale.

Biden vs. His Party

President Biden last week.

Trump Says Taiwan Should Pay for U.S. Defense

Former President Donald Trump backstage before entering the Convention Hall on the first day of the RNC Convention in Milwaukee on Monday.

Heat Wave in Ukraine Further Strains Its Electricity Grid

Generators powering a row of shops in the Podil neighborhood of Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital, on Tuesday.

How France Blocked the Far Right

Posters showing candidates for France’s second round of legislative elections outside the City Hall in Saintes last week.

Traces of Cyanide Found in Bangkok Hotel Room Where Six Died

A news conference Wednesday at a Bangkok police station about the six bodies found in a downtown hotel room.

Flash Flooding in Toronto Leads to Rescues and Power Outages

Cars are partially submerged in flood waters in the Don Valley following heavy rain in Toronto on Tuesday.

Wednesday Briefing

The Democratic Party is still deeply divided about President Biden’s electoral prospects.

Russian Orthodox Church Wages a ‘Holy War’ Against Satanism, and the West

A Sunday mass at the church in Rautel, Moldova. The community has been divided by differences over the Russian Orthodox Church.

A Guide to the King’s Speech: Crown Jewels, Black Rod and a Mace

In 2022, then-Prince Charles read the Queen’s Speech, filling in for Queen Elizabeth II, who missed the ceremony.

Israeli Strikes Kill Over 20 and Hit Another U.N. Building in Gaza

A U.N. school now used as a shelter in Nuseirat refugee camp in Gaza after an Israeli strike on Tuesday.

Vineyard Wind Turbine Breaks a Blade, Sending Pieces Ashore on Nantucket

Workers moved turbine blades for the Vineyard Wind offshore facility at the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal in Massachusetts last year.

Wednesday Briefing: A Turbulent Moment in U.S. Politics

President Biden has said repeatedly that he is not leaving the race.

Former Syrian Official in Charge of Notorious Prison Is Arrested in Los Angeles

Adra prison on the outskirts of Damascus, Syria, in 2010. Former prisoners describe being starved, beaten, tortured and raped at the complex.

Bangladesh Deploys Border Force to Try to Quell Student Protests

The student wing of the ruling party, Bangladesh Awami League, fighting with students protesting job quotas in the Dhaka College area in Bangladesh on Tuesday.

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