“Russian officials say Ukraine has launched a new attack in the South.”
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Pod pilot whales
A pod of nearly 100 pilot whales displayed unusual behavior before beaching themselves in Western Australia. More than 50 have died.
Israel judicial Supreme
The justices will hear petitions in September against a new law that curbs their own authority, which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pushed ahead despite Israel’s political turmoil.
Nigel Farage, a political insurgent and ally of Donald J. Trump, exposed his bank for dropping him over “reputational risks.” Some analysts say he could parlay his situation into a comeback.
The step signals a major shift in American policy and ends months of resistance by Pentagon officials who feared setting a precedent that could pave the way for the court to prosecute U.S. troops.
The government of Alberta is auctioning off an adult-size suit shaped like a donair, a uniquely Canadian take on the gyro and doner kebab that is a beloved late-night staple in Nova Scotia.
The fiercest wildfires have hit only parts of a few islands. But the effects of climate change pose a far wider threat to Greece’s tourism industry.
As President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia prepares to host African leaders at a summit, a collapsed grain deal and the uncertain fate of Wagner mercenaries have cast a shadow.
Ukraine temporary route
Artillery duels flared along the southern front, as troops trained by NATO countries pressed forward with Western tanks and armored vehicles.
A Russian occupation official in the Zaporizhzhia region said Ukrainian forces newly equipped with Western weapons had begun a significant attack south of the town of Orikhiv.
Soldiers presidential blockade
President Mohamed Bazoum is one of the West’s most reliable partners in a volatile region threatened by militant extremists and prone to coups.
The surge of the Alternative for Germany party has shaken the country’s political establishment. But for mainstream conservatives, it has also prompted an acute identity crisis.
The Kremlin, which has moved quickly to take down parts of Wagner leader Yevgeny Prigozhin’s empire, may seek to use his troll farms to its advantage, analysts say.
The Korean War Armistice was signed seventy years ago, separating the two Koreas and putting an end to the fighting, but not the war itself.
Sen Prime Hun
Mr. Hun Sen, whose party won stage-managed parliamentary elections on Sunday, has been prime minister of Cambodia since 1985. He said he would hand power to his son.
Long considered a life-giving panacea, India’s rainy season has become more violent and unpredictable. It is upsetting many rhythms of life, among them, leisure travel.
Fiji’s cancels China
The prime minister, wearing a bloodstained shirt, said he struck his head on a door. One analyst called it “very convenient.”
White House Russia
Along the vast 600-mile frontline, Russia is mostly playing defense. In the northeast, it is once again mounting fierce offensive operations.
British conservatives kept a seat in a recent election by opposing an ultralow emissions zone, and some are now questioning ambitious emissions-reduction targets.
Bowe conviction Judge
The Army colonel overseeing the court-martial trial had applied for a job with the Trump-era Justice Department, raising the appearance of bias.
As the United States officially rejoined UNESCO, the first lady delivered what sounded like a campaign message, saying the president had rebuilt bonds that frayed under his predecessor.
Russian North visit
The visits reflect Moscow’s ongoing efforts to strengthen ties with Asian allies, given its isolation from the West.
Israel Judicial Overhaul
The government’s vote to limit judicial power set off a night of street chaos. More showdowns are expected, but with Parliament about to recess, it is not clear when or in what form.
Russia age military
If the full Parliament approves the bill, Russian men as old as 30 will be subject to the country’s mandatory year of military service.
Marine Fighting Ukraine
Trevor Reed’s condition was not immediately clear. His decision to return to the region and volunteer to fight for Ukraine created some “exasperation” within the Biden administration, an administration official said.
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