Global Dispatch

Uncovering Today's International Headlines and Top Stories

Middle East Crisis: Live Updates: Protesters Rally Before Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress

Fatah and Hamas Sign Unity Deal in China, but Deep Divisions Remain

Foreign Minister Wang Yi, center, of China hosted an event for Mahmoud al-Aloul, left, vice chairman of Fatah, and Mousa Abu Marzouk, a senior member of Hamas, in Beijing on Tuesday.

New Zealand Abuse in Care Report Speaks of ‘National Catastrophe’

A crowd gathered at Parliament in Wellington, New Zealand, for the release of an inquiry’s report into the abuse of children and vulnerable adults in state- and faith-based institutions over decades.

Ukrainians Are Turning to ‘Death Doulas’ Amid War With Russia

Mediterranean Drought Forces a Hard Choice: Who Gets the Water?

Paris, City of Light and Shadows, Is Redrawn for the Olympics

An American marching band visits the Eiffel Tower in June. The Paris landmark will loom over beach volleyball matches at the Olympic Games. Many of Paris’s historical sites will host events.

Dancers Drop Threat to Strike During Paris Olympics Opening Ceremony

The opening ceremony for the Olympic Games in Paris will take place Friday on and around the Seine River in Paris.

Ukraine Presses China to Help Seek End to War With Russia

In a photo released by Chinese state media, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, left, of Ukraine shakes hands with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, before talks in Guangzhou, China, on Wednesday.

Meet the Woman Leading Venezuela’s Opposition to Maduro

María Corina Machado campaigning last week in Guanare, Venezuela. Polls show enormous support for her movement ahead of Sunday’s election.

You Can Buy Meat Grown in a Lab in This Country

Huber’s Butchery in Singapore, which is selling lab grown meat.

North Korean Trash Balloons Land on South Korean Leader’s Compound

Cleaning up the payload of a balloon from North Korea that landed in a Seoul street on Wednesday.

Salt Lake City Will Host 2034 Winter Olympics

Members of the Salt Lake City 2034 delegation after Wednesday’s vote in Paris.

Typhoon Gaemi Approaches Taiwan

When the Paris Olympics Begin, the Seine Is His Stage

Thomas Jolly, artistic director of all four Olympic and Paralympic ceremonies, in Paris. “I don’t have a model to work from,” he said. “It’s creation in the extreme.”

Kamala Harris’s Indian Heritage Is Deeply Felt if Little Advertised

Vice President Kamala Harris with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India at the White House last year. At a luncheon, Ms. Harris spoke of her personal connection to India.

Hepatitis A and Other Diseases Surge Among Gaza’s Displaced, U.N. Says

Children walking near stagnant wastewater on their way to a food distribution point in Deir al Balah, in central Gaza, last week.

Germany Bans Islamic Group, Accusing it of Supporting Hezbollah

Nancy Faeser, Germany’s interior minister, accused the I.Z.H. of promoting Islamic extremism.

Nepal Plane Crash Kills 18 People After Takeoff

Wednesday Briefing

Vice President Kamala Harris told supporters in Milwaukee that “the baton is in our hands.”

Kamala Harris and Some Democrats to Skip Netanyahu’s Address to Congress

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after his address to Congress in 2015. Dozens of Democrats boycotted that speech, in which he rebuked a proposed U.S. nuclear agreement with Iran.

Explosion at Jose Cuervo Tequila Factory in Mexico Kills 5

A fire burning after an explosion at a Jose Cuervo tequila plant in Tequila, Mexico, on Tuesday.

U.K. Royal Family Gets Financial Boost From Offshore Wind and Palaces

King Charles III and other royals on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after attending the King’s Birthday Parade in London last month.

Harris’s Views on Israel Are in the Spotlight as Netanyahu Visits Washington

Vice President Kamala Harris has been seen as more critical of Israel’s war in Gaza than President Biden, but she is not expected to express any differences in policy when she meets with the Israeli prime minister.

Wednesday Briefing: Democrats Unite Behind Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris at her first campaign rally in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Tuesday since taking over the Democratic ticket.

Macron Rejects Left-Wing Group’s Choice for Prime Minister, Lucie Castets

A portrait of Lucie Castets was displayed on a screen during President Emmanuel Macron’s interview with France 2 television on Tuesday.

An Unbending Leader’s Crackdown Rains Carnage on Bangladesh

Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh’s prime minister, at her office in Dhaka last year.

Landslides Kill 150 in Ethiopia

Footage from a video released by the local government shows people standing at the bottom of a landslide that occurred in the Geze district in Ethiopia.

Reality Show Contestant Apologizes After Eating Protected Bird in New Zealand

The weka, a flightless bird native to New Zealand, is a protected species.

Brazilian Art Student Switches Coin at the British Museum With a Fake

A scan of the original coin being manipulated by the artist.

Hamas and Fatah Signed a Statement of Unity in China, but Skepticism is High

Mahmoud al-Aloul, the deputy leader of the Fatah party; Wang Yi, China’s foreign minister; and Mousa Abu Marzouk, a senior member of Hamas, in Beijing on Tuesday.

Noriko Ohara, Voice Actress Known for Nobita in ‘Doraemon,’ Dies at 88

Netanyahu Seeks Support in U.S. Visit, but Will Find a Nation Distracted

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and President Biden in New York last year.

Canada Issues Evacuation Order for Jasper National Park as Wildfires Burn in Alberta

A wildfire on Saturday in British Columbia, which borders Alberta.

Tuesday Briefing

Vice President Kamala Harris is closing in on the Democratic nomination. Most of the party’s delegates have now endorsed her.

Neeraj Chopra Stars in India’s Olympic Dream

A wall of fame at the home of Neeraj Chopra, the Olympic champion in the javelin, in Khandra, India.

When Pakistan Tightened a Border, Thousands of Lives Were Upended

People gathered in Chaman, Pakistan, to protest new rules that have effectively closed the border with Afghanistan.

In Georgia’s Depressed Heartland, Pining for the Soviet Past

Davit Jakeli, right, who sells scrap metal from his home, and his neighbor looking out across Kazreti, Georgia, in May.

How to Bring a Gun to the Olympics (If Your Sport Requires One, That Is)

Sagen Maddalena, 30, an American rifle shooter, expects her luggage to draw special attention whenever she travels to competitions.

Founder of Kakao, South Korean Tech Giant, Arrested Over K-Pop Deal

The Kakao office at Seongnam, South Korea.

After Harris Declines, Senator Will Preside at Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress

Senator Benjamin Cardin of Maryland, who is heading into retirement, on Capitol Hill this month. He will preside over Congress on Wednesday during an address by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel.

Israel Orders New Evacuation in Gaza as Aid Workers Say Bombing Kills Dozens

Palestinians rushed wounded people to Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis in southern Gaza after an Israeli bombardment on Monday.

Tuesday Briefing: Support Builds for Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris made her first public appearance since President Biden’s exit from the race.

A U.K. Deportation Plan Cost $900 Million. Only Four People Left.

Migrants in the English Channel in May.

Trial Set to Start Next Year in Bombing of U.S.S. Cole

The bombing of the U.S.S. Cole, on Oct. 12, 2000, was seen as a precursor of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Russia Sentences Alsu Kurmasheva, American Editor, to a Penal Colony

Alsu Kurmasheva at a hearing in May. She was convicted of “spreading false information about the Russian Army,” a charge that has been used to silence critics of the invasion of Ukraine.

At Least 6 Killed at Nursing Home in Croatia

Police officers at the scene of a shooting at a nursing home in Daruvar, Croatia, on Monday.

Israel Risks All-Out War With Hezbollah. A Truce in Gaza May Reduce That Threat.

A soldier with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon inspecting a house destroyed last week by an Israeli attack in Yarine, in southern Lebanon.

Ukraine Strikes Debt Restructuring Deal With Creditors

An artillery unit in eastern Ukraine on Friday. The debt restructuring deal will allow Ukraine to spend more money on its military.

Couple Who Attempted to Cross Atlantic Found Dead in Lifeboat

James Brett Clibbery and his wife, Sarah Justine Packwood.

Paul Watson, Anti-Whaling Activist, Is Detained in Greenland

Paul Watson in 2018. He is known for his confrontational tactics in combating whaling.

Biden Shepherded Europe on Ukraine and NATO. What Happens Now?

President Biden with fellow leaders at the Group of 7 summit in Italy last month.

China is hosting talks between the two main Palestinian factions, but expectations are low.

Waving the Fatah emblem during a demonstration in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron in October.

Netanyahu, Who Clashed With Biden, Prepares for a Delicate Farewell

President Biden and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel in Tel Aviv in October.

A New Candidate Must Now Defend Biden’s Legacy Abroad

If Vice President Kamala Harris runs against Donald J. Trump, she will be defending President Biden’s record against Mr. Trump’s radically different interpretation of recent years.

Heat Waves Are Pounding Egypt, and Often There’s No A.C.

Shops were closed in Cairo early this month as the government imposed blackouts to save energy.

The Decathlete Who Picked Up a Gun

Monday Briefing

Serving in the White House “has been the greatest honor of my life,” President Biden said. He said he would complete his term in office.

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