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24 jul, 2021

In Hungary, an Embattled L.G.B.T.Q. Community Takes to the Streets

Thousands of people attended the Budapest Pride march, defying efforts by the government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban to marginalize the country’s L.G.B.T.Q. community.

24 jul, 2021

Amateur Fossil Hunters Make Rare Find in U.K. Using Google Earth

While some indulged in baking through lockdown, a husband-and-wife team discovered an exceptionally large and well-preserved group of Jurassic starfish.

24 jul, 2021

Spain Pledged Citizenship to Sephardic Jews. Now They Feel Betrayed.

In 2015, Spain said it would give citizenship to the descendants of Sephardic Jews expelled during the Spanish Inquisition. Then rejections started pouring in this summer.

24 jul, 2021

A Rebellion Is Stirring in Boris Johnson’s Backyard

Brexit helped destroy Labour’s “red wall” in England’s North. Now, it’s coming for the Conservatives’ “blue wall” in the South.

24 jul, 2021

U.S. Airstrikes Try to Slow Taliban Advance in Afghanistan

The airstrikes showed American willingness to back up beleaguered Afghan government forces as the Taliban advance, but the extent of that willingness remains unclear.

23 jul, 2021

France Adopts Laws to Combat Terrorism, but Critics Call Them Overreaching

After several attacks, the government said it needed more tools to hunt down terrorists and prevent extremist ideas from spreading. Critics call the laws heavy handed.

23 jul, 2021

Russia Signs Deal With Dubai Logistics Company to Navigate Thawing Arctic

DP World, a leading logistics company, agreed on Friday to cooperate with a Russian state company on shipping ventures in the Arctic Ocean.

23 jul, 2021

France Takes the Lead in Pressuring People to Get Vaccinated

France is taking the lead in making life unpleasant for the unvaccinated, even requiring some people to get shots. Protesters see a soft dictatorship dawning.

23 jul, 2021

Vladimir Menshov, Surprise Russian Oscar Winner, Dies at 81

His “Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears” was named best foreign-language film in 1980, beating Truffaut and Kurosawa. U.S. critics demurred.