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To Counter China's Belt-and-Road, Biden Tries to Unite G7

President Biden with President Emmanuel Macron of France in Cornwall on Saturday. Mr. Biden is urging a united challenge to Chinese influence, but some European nations are hesitant.


Angela Merkel Makes a Low-Key Farewell at the G7 Summit

Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and her husband, Joachim Sauer, arriving for the Group of 7 meeting in Carbis Bay, England, on Friday.


Yair Lapid Won’t Be Israel’s Next Leader. But He’s the Power Behind the Throne.

Yair Lapid helped coax into existence the fragile coalition to replace Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government over months of phone calls and meetings with faction leaders.


India's Covid Crisis Tests Modi's Ability to Shift Narratives

A billboard of Prime Minister Narendra Modi wearing a scarf as a face mask as a preventive measure against the coronavirus.


G7 Live Updates: Leaders Turn to Cooperation to Prepare for Next Health Crisis

President Joe Biden and President Emmanuel Macron of France during a bilateral meeting in Cornwall on Saturday.


Cameras Off: G7 Summit Heralds the Return of In-Person Diplomacy

Queen Elizabeth speaking with President Biden and the first lady, Jill Biden, during Friday’s gathering of world leaders.


French Political Leader Pelted With Flour During Protest

Jean-Luc Mélenchon, center, marching in Paris on Saturday.


Question Looms Over This Year’s Group of 7: Where Are All the Protesters?

President Biden and Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain were depicted in inflatable form in Falmouth’s harbor.


China’s Censorship Widens to Hong Kong’s Vaunted Film Industry, With Global Implications

A closed cinema during the coronavirus lockdown in Hong Kong last year.


A Fragile Israeli Coalition, With Some Underlying Glue

A protest against the prospective Israeli government in Jerusalem on Thursday. The coalition faces attacks from Likud and the strains of its own disparate makeup.


A Path of Forgiveness After Unimaginable Loss in Iraq

Basim Razzo at his home in Erbil, Iraq.


‘It’s All Ruined’: Young Woman Caught Up in Belarus Clampdown

Sofia Sapega in 2019.


U.K. May Delay Easing of Coronavirus Restrictions As Variant Cases Rise

Will Britons soon be able to enjoy fully packed pubs, or will the Delta variant mean restrictions are extended beyond June 21? 


America May Be ‘Back’ in Europe, but How Much Has Changed Under Biden?

President Biden with Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain on Thursday. The leaders unveiled a new Atlantic Charter, modeled on the post-World War II blueprint.


China Accuses 32 in Ultramarathon Disaster, but Main Suspect Is Dead

Rescuers in Jingtai County in northwestern China last month after freezing rain and high winds battered runners in the 62-mile race.


Kim Jong-un Calls K-Pop a ‘Vicious Cancer’

Banners of the K-pop group BTS in Seoul. After winning fans around the world, South Korean pop culture has entered the final frontier: North Korea.


In Australia, a New Look at Immigration: ‘It’s About Our Friends’

A vigil in support of the Murugappan family in Brisbane, Australia, in March.


President Biden Will Meet Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle

President Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, with Queen Elizabeth II in Cornwall on Friday.


Russia Scrambles to Contain New Covid-19 Surge

Workers sanitizing the Belorussky railway station in Moscow on Friday.


In Myanmar, Health Care’s Collapse Takes Its Own Toll

Two days after Myanmar’s military seized power in February, doctors at North Okkalapa General Hospital in Yangon wore red ribbons to signal their opposition to the coup.


Canada Rejects 300,000 Doses of J&J Vaccine Made in U.S.

Tens of millions of doses of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine cannot be used because of contamination issues at a production facility in Baltimore, Md., run by Emergent BioSolutions.


Saudi Arabia Limits Hajj to 60,000 From Within the Country

In this photo released by the Saudi Media Ministry, security personnel stood by as a limited number of pilgrims arrived last year at the Grand Mosque in Mecca.


Flushing taps, washing hands: Experts have advice for reopening offices safely.

Although the risk of contracting the coronavirus has fallen significantly in the U.S. — especially for the fully vaccinated — it has not disappeared. Many workers remain nervous about returning to their desks.


Delta Variant Producing More Severe Illness, Doctors in China Say

A vaccination center in Wuhan, China, on Wednesday. Doctors in the country say patients with the Delta variant are becoming sicker and their conditions are worsening more quickly than they did with the initial version.


A thrilling tennis match won fans an exception to France’s curfew.

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic played their French Open semifinal match on Friday night in Paris.


Biden Will Hold Separate News Conference From Putin After Summit

A U.S. official said that a solo press conference by President Biden would be “the appropriate format to clearly communicate with the free press” after meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin next week.


Covid-Sniffing Dogs Are Accurate, But Wide Use Faces Hurdles

A sniffer dog being trained to detect coronavirus from human sweat samples at the Small Animal Teaching Hospital at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, last month.


The G7 leaders get down to business, taking on climate change and the pandemic.

The Group of 7 leaders, including President Biden, are taking up more serious work this weekend after a Friday reception with Queen Elizabeth II in Cornwall, England, and several photo opportunities with the group.


After Afzaal Family Killings, Muslims in Canada Denounce Islamophobia

The vigil on Tuesday for the victims of the truck attack in London, Ontario.


What to Know About Testing and Vaccine Requirements for Travel

Travelers walk through John F. Kennedy Airport ahead of Memorial Day weekend on May 28.


Iran Pays Delinquent U.N. Dues, Getting Its Vote Back

Hassan Rouhani, the outgoing president of Iran, addressing the United Nations General Assembly in 2019.


German Parliament Backs ‘Milestone’ Gender Quota for Company Boards

“The new regulations will have an impact on the entire economy,” said Christine Lambrecht, Germany’s minister of justice.


Where the Grass is Greener, Except When It’s ‘Nonfunctional Turf’


Italy Halts Use of AstraZeneca Vaccine for Those Under 60

Administering the AstraZeneca vaccine at the military hospital in Milan in March. The country will stop distributing the vaccine to people below the age of 60.


President Biden Will Meet Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle

Queen Elizabeth II attending a reception and dinner at Eden Park during the G7 summit in Cornwall, England, on Friday. Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, also attended.


C.D.C. Finds Spike in E.R. Trips Linked to Suspected Suicide Among Teen Girls

A new study from the C.D.C. found an increase in emergency room visits related to suspected suicide attempts among teenage girls in early 2021. Such visits remained stable for teenage boys. 


British Restaurants Are Battling a Staff Crisis, Worsened by Brexit

Olivo, in the Belgravia neighborhood of London, is one of many restaurants across Britain trying to cope with a dearth of workers.


Racist Mural Puts Tate Galleries in a Bind

The basement restaurant with the problematic mural is one of several eateries at Tate Britain that brought in around $900,000 in total in the year before the pandemic.


'BTS Meal' Frenzy Forces Some McDonald's Outlets in Indonesia to Close

A throng of delivery riders at a McDonald’s in Bogor, Indonesia, on Wednesday. The country has one of the highest coronavirus caseloads in Asia and has seen a surge of infections in recent weeks.


Vaccinate the World

Transportation workers await vaccination in Jakarta, Indonesia yesterday.


Remember the Trump Balloon? Now There’s One for Biden, Too.

Floating balloons caricaturing President Biden and Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain in the harbor of Falmouth, England, on Friday.


For Scott Morrison of Australia, G7 in Cornwall Is a Homecoming of Sorts

Prime Minister Scott Morrison, whose ancestor was sent to Australia from Britain after being convicted of stealing “five pound and a half-weight of yarn” in 1786.


In pictures: Looking back at Trump on the world stage.


How to Reopen Offices Safely

Although the risk of contracting Covid has fallen significantly in the U.S. — especially for the fully vaccinated — it has not disappeared entirely, and many workers remain nervous about returning to their desks.


Biden and the E.U. hope to settle a trade dispute and end billions in tariffs.

Parmigiano Reggiano Parmesan cheese in Saluzzo, near Turin, Italy. The United States and the European Union will discuss backing off tariffs on goods like cheese, wine and aircraft in Brussels next week.


Tackling Vaccine Complacency Close to Home

A vaccination centre in Melbourne, Australia last month.


China Still Buys American DNA Equipment for Xinjiang Despite Blocks

People gathering in a square in Aksu in China’s Xinjiang region in April. The Chinese police in Xinjiang have been buying DNA equipment from American companies.


Your Friday Briefing

Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain with President Biden on Thursday.


What Is the G7 Summit, and Why Does It Matter?

World leaders at a Group of 7 summit in Biarritz, France, in August 2019, the last time the gathering was held in person.


U.S. Lifts Some Sanctions on Iranians Before Nuclear Talks

Ned Price, the State Department spokesman, in March. He said on Thursday that there was “absolutely no connection” between the lifting of sanctions and continuing talks among several world powers and Tehran.


In Shadow of Navalny Case, What’s Left of the Russian Opposition?

A mural showing the opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny is painted over in St. Petersburg last month.


Peruvian Election, Still Undecided, Pushes a Democracy to Its Brink

Supporters of Pedro Castillo protesting in Lima this week. 


Eighty Years Later, Biden and Johnson Revise the Atlantic Charter for a New Era

President Biden and the first lady, Dr. Jill Biden, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain and his wife, Carrie Johnson, in St. Ives, Cornwall, on Thursday.


Oxford University Scholars Refuse to Teach Under Cecil Rhodes Statue

Oriel College’s statue of Cecil Rhodes.


Your Friday Briefing

President Biden with the first lady, Dr. Jill Biden, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain with his wife, Carrie Symonds, on Thursday in Carbis Bay.


Wife of El Chapo Pleads Guilty to Helping Run His Drug Empire

Emma Coronel Aispuro, center, the wife of the drug kingpin known as El Chapo, pleaded guilty on Thursday.


In Pictures: President Biden’s Trip to Europe


Famine in Ethiopia Becomes Worst Hunger Crisis in a Decade

A food distribution line at a school in Shire, in Ethiopia’s Tigray region in March.


Macy's July 4 Fireworks Return to N.Y.C. at Pre-Pandemic Brilliance

Macy’s annual fireworks display in 2019. The show is returning this year to its pre-pandemic levels of pyrotechnics for this July 4. 


A New Israeli Government Could Mean Help for Neglected Bedouin Villages

Al Ghara, a Bedouin village in the Negev desert, Israel. For decades, such communities in the Negev have suffered from a lack of planning and basic services.


Afghanistan, in Crisis, Gets 700,000 Vaccine Doses From China

Two men helping their father last month at the Afghan-Japan Communicable Disease Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan.


Without Vaccine Boost, Many African Nations May Not Meet W.H.O. Goal

Health care workers waiting to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in Johannesburg in March.


Jill Biden Wears 'Love' Jacket in Contrast With Melania Trump's

Dr. Jill Biden in Cornwall on Thursday.