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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.