Beyond Borders

Delving into International Top Stories, Headlines, and Features

Euro 2024 Tournament Runs Smoothly in Germany, but the Trains Do Not

A crowded station in Gelsenkirchen, in western Germany, where train problems inconvenienced fans before and after a game between England and Serbia.

‘Make Millions Before Grandma Dies’ Brings Tears to Southeast Asia

Pat Boonnitipat, 33, the director of the film “How to Make Millions Before Grandma Dies,” this month in Bangkok.

Many Israelis Blame Hamas for Gaza Suffering, and Feel Little Sympathy

In Netivot, Israel, in April. The city is a bastion of political and religious conservatism.

The Nation Resurgent, and Borders, Too

Campaign posters showing the National Rally’s Marine Le Pen and Jordan Bardella.

After Hajj Deaths, Egypt Suspends 16 Companies

Muslim pilgrims shading themselves during the annual hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia last week.

Middle East Crisis: Israeli Officials Suggest War May Soon Enter New Phase

Smoke rises after an Israeli airstrike on Rafah on Sunday.

The Man Softening the Ground for an Extremist Germany

Not long ago, Björn Höcke stood at the fringe of a fringe party, the Alternative for Germany. Over time, he has made the party even more extreme, tilting Germany’s political landscape with him.

Drag Takes Off in the Philippines, a Bastion of Christianity

Butterboy, a cafe in Quezon City, the Philippines, has started hosting drag shows.

Sheinbaum’s American Experience Offers Clues to Her Approach to U.S. Relations

Claudia Sheinbaum, who has strong ties to the United States, was elected this month to be the first female president of Mexico.

Pope’s Anti-Gay Slur Lays Bare Church’s Contradictions

Pope Francis speaking on Wednesday during the weekly general audience at the Vatican.

Why Turkey Is Euro 2024’s Second Home Team

The flags in Dortmund were Turkish. The fans? The beer? The chatter? Mainly German.

Toxic Moonshine Leaves at Least 53 Dead in India’s South

Family members performed last rites on Thursday during a funeral for victims who died after consuming toxic bootleg alcohol in India’s Tamil Nadu State.

Putin Came to Asia to Disrupt, and He Succeeded

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Thursday.

U.S.D.A. Avocado Inspectors Will Start Returning to Mexican Packing Plants

Pilgrim Deaths in Mecca Put Spotlight on Underworld Hajj Industry

Many Muslim pilgrims found some protection from the sun with umbrellas near the holy city of Mecca last week.

Monday Briefing: Among Some Israelis, Muted Sympathy for Gaza

Netivot is a bastion of political and religious conservatism in Israel.

Gunmen Attack Synagogues and Churches in Russian Republic

Ukraine Urges West to Allow Use of Weapons to Hit Russian Air Bases

The site of a Russian airstrike that hit a residential building in Kharkiv, northeastern Ukraine, on Saturday.

After Escaping China by Sea, Dissident Kwon Pyong Faces His Next Act

Kwon Pyong gazes out at the mud flat in Incheon, South Korea, where he arrived last year.

A Times Reporter on His Father’s Years in Mao’s Army in China

Yook Kearn Wong, then a member of the Chinese military, in 1953.

A Tourist From New Mexico Is Killed by an Elephant in Zambia

Elephants navigating traffic in Kazungula, Botswana, west of the Zambian city of Livingstone. An American tourist from New Mexico died after an elephant charged at her in Livingstone.

Israeli Military Says Troops Tied a Wounded Palestinian to a Vehicle

As War Stretches On, Gaza’s High School Students Put Their Dreams on Hold

A United Nations-run school in Khan Younis, southern Gaza, in May. Most such schools are now being used as shelters.

Consider the Beach

Amid the Stanley Cup Excitement, Edmonton’s Downtown Struggles

Amarjeet Sohi, the mayor of Edmonton, wants more help from higher levels of government.

Hezbollah Has Threatened Cyprus. Here’s Why.

President Nikos Christodoulides of Cyprus in Brussels. He said that his country was “not involved in the war conflicts in any way.”

Piping Up at the Gates of Dawn

The newly discovered galaxy, known as JADES-GS-z14-0, emanates light that is 13.5 billion years old.

Are We Loving Our Pets to Death?

The proliferation of dog strollers is one sign of a trend in which pets’ lives have become constrained and dependent on humans.

Iran’s 2024 Presidential Election: What to Know

Watching a presidential debate on a screen this month in Tehran.

Gilead Shot Provides Total Protection From HIV in Trial of Young African Women

A self-test for H.I.V. in Harare, Zimbabwe. The every-six-months injection was found to provide better protection than the current oral drug for what’s called pre-exposure prophylaxis, also taken as a daily pill.

UN Chief Warns Israel and Hezbollah of the Risk of a Wider War

Secretary General António Guterres, the chief of the United Nations, said on Friday that “the people of the region and the people of the world cannot afford Lebanon to become another Gaza.”

Putin Shows He Can Antagonize the U.S. Far Afield From Ukraine

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Wednesday, in a photo released by Russian state media.

Hundreds of Hajj Pilgrims Reported Dead Amid Extreme Heat

Muslim pilgrims performing the farewell circumambulation or “tawaf,” on Tuesday, circling seven times around the Kaaba, Islam’s holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca.

U.S. Unveils Rules to Curb Investments in Chinese Technology

Chinese officials have expressed concern to their U.S. counterparts, including Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen, about the new investment curbs.

Ángeles Flórez Peón, Spanish Civil War’s Last Militiawoman, Dies at 105

Oil Projects Must Consider Full Climate Impact, Top U.K. Court Rules

The Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station, one of Britain’s few remaining coal-fired stations, in Nottingham, England, in January.

Israeli Official Describes Secret Government Bid to Cement Control of West Bank

An Israeli soldier at a guard post in the West Bank, in December.

Israel says it struck a missile launch site in a Gaza ‘humanitarian zone.’

Euro 2024: Success of Albania and Others Yields Euros for All of Europe

Albania’s prime minister, Edi Rama, center, at his country opening’s game at the Euros.

1924: Trial Trip Date Set for Zeppelin

A Chemical-Sniffing Van Shows How Heat Amps Up Pollution

Mobile labs that measure airborne pollutants drove around New York City and New Jersey during the recent heat wave.

Ukraine Military Draft Causes Some Men to Hide

Military officials stopping men in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, this month to check whether they have updated their information with the draft office.

Amid Gaza War, Netanyahu Feuds With Military, His Coalition and Washington

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Knesset, Israeli parliament, in Jerusalem this month.

Swiss Court Convicts U.K.’s Richest Family of Exploiting Domestic Staff

Prakash Hinduja, pictured in 2016, and other members of his family were acquitted of human trafficking.

What the Mood Is Like in Iran Ahead of Presidential Elections

The Iranian presidential candidates in Valiasr Square in Tehran this month.

Well Beyond the U.S., Heat and Climate Extremes Are Hitting Billions

Rescuers carried a heat-stricken patient during the hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia on Sunday.

Na Kyung Taek’s Photos Exposed a Bloody Crackdown. His Identity Was a Secret.

Na Kyung Taek with his photographs at an exhibition about the 1980 Gwangju Democratization Movement, in Gwangju, South Korea, this month.

How to Transport a Giant Valuable Artwork in Australia

The sculpture “Ouroboros,” by the artist Lindy Lee, is craned into position in front of the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra on Wednesday.

Friday Briefing

Vladimir Putin as he visited Hanoi, Vietnam, on Thursday.

In Japan, These Women Want to Opt Out of Motherhood More Easily

Kazane Kajiya, left, and Hisui Tatsuta, right, are suing the Japanese government over a law that makes sterilization all but impossible for single, childless women.

How Britain’s Labour Party Became Electable Again

Keir Starmer, the leader of the Labour Party, campaigning in Southampton, England, on Monday. He has nursed his party’s double-digit polling lead for more than 18 months.

Amazon Says It Will Stop Using Plastic Pillows in Shipments

Plastic film is one of the most common forms of marine plastic litter, scientists say.

Friday Briefing: Vladimir Putin Visits Vietnam

Vladimir Putin as he visited Hanoi, Vietnam, on Thursday.

Putin Threatens to Arm North Korea, Escalating Tension With West Over Ukraine

Portraits of President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia and North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, on Wednesday in Pyongyang, in a photograph released by Russian state media.

Attack of Jewish Girl Spurs Tensions Over Antisemitism in France

Demonstrators in Lyon, France, on Wednesday protesting antisemitism and an alleged attack on a 12-year-old girl outside Paris.

Monkeys in Puerto Rico Got Nicer After Hurricane Maria

Rhesus macaques on Cayo Santiago, P.R., in October 2017, just weeks after Hurricane Maria swept through.

Butterflies Are in Decline. New Research Points to Insecticides.

Monarch butterflies in St. Joseph, Mich. U.S. wildlife officials are weighing whether to place monarchs on the endangered species list.

Climate Protesters Arrested After Spraying Stonehenge With Orange Paint

An image taken from a video shows orange powder paint on several stone monoliths at Stonehenge on Wednesday.

U.S. Will Redirect Deliveries of Patriot Missiles to Ukraine

German and Ukrainian troops with Patriot missile batteries in Mecklenburg, Germany, last week. The weapon is the most advanced Western air defense system provided to Ukraine so far.

Qaeda Commander at Guantánamo Bay Is Sentenced for War Crimes

Dutch Leader Mark Rutte Is Poised to Become NATO Chief

Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands speaking to the news media during a summit focused on Ukraine in Lucerne, Switzerland, last week.

3 Takeaways From Putin’s Trip to Vietnam

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia with President To Lam of Vietnam at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Thursday.

Netanyahu’s Growing Rift With Israel’s Military Raises Questions About Gaza War’s Future

Protesters against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel near his private house in Caesarea, Israel, on Thursday.

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