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As U.K. Mourns Prince Philip, Some Hope Royals’ Rift Will Heal

Prince Philip with, from left, Prince William; Kate, Duchess of Cambridge; Meghan, Duchess of Sussex; and Prince Harry on Christmas Day in 2017.


‘You Can’t Trust Anyone’: Russia’s Hidden Covid Toll Is an Open Secret

Graves from 2020 and 2021 at the Rubezhnoye cemetry on the outskirts of Samara, Russia.


Royal Rivalry Bares Social Tensions Behind Jordan’s Stable Veneer

A poster of King Abdullah II of Jordan on a street in Amman on Wednesday.


India Covid-19 Crisis Deepened by Missteps and Complacency

Amit Shah at an election rally on Saturday.


Volcano Erupts on Island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Smoke and ash billow from La Soufriere on St. Vincent on Friday.


Prince Philip, Husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Is Dead at 99

Philip in 1966. He was often seen in public dressed in full military regalia, an emblem of his high-ranking titles in the armed forces.


Vaccine Passports Could Unlock World Travel and Cries of Discrimination

Israelis showing their “Green Pass” before entering a concert in Tel Aviv last month.


For Prince Philip, Royal Family Plans Pandemic-Muted Honors

A crowd gathered outside Buckingham Palace in London on Friday.


Russian Troop Movements and Talk of Intervention Cause Jitters in Ukraine

Ukrainian soldiers in a trench on the front lines facing Russian-backed separatists near the town of Zolote this month.


Vaccine Passports: What Are They, and Who Might Need One?

An Israeli woman showing her Green Pass before entering a show at an opera house in Tel Aviv.


In Haifa, Israel, Wild Boars Encroach on Human Turf

A boar crossing in Haifa, which stopped shooting the animals in 2019.


Chinese Reality Shows Censor Western Clothing Brands


Turkey Fights for Return of a Work It Says Was Looted

An image of what is known as “The Guennol Stargazer,” from a legal document in the lawsuit against Christie’s.


A Bleak Forecast for Canada’s 600,000 Energy Industry Workers

A crew closing a well in Alliance, Alberta.


Pfizer Requests Authorization to Use Vaccine in Young Teens

A teenager receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in New York on Tuesday. The companies asked to expand their vaccine’s emergency use authorization to include adolescents ages 12 to 15.


Blood Clots Linked to AZ Vaccine Stem From Rare Antibody Reaction

A dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine being administered in Bucharest, Romania, in February. The vaccine has been a mainstay of inoculation programs in more than 100 countries.


Netflix's ‘The Crown’ Changed Prince Philip’s Image


Michigan’s governor, confronting a surge in virus cases, calls on Biden for more vaccines.

A person received a dose of the coronavirus vaccine last month at Bishop Airport in Flint, Mich.


Prince Philip’s Life in Pictures


Iran Nuclear Talks Start on Positive Note in Vienna

The Grand Hotel in Vienna this week, where diplomats from the European Union, China, Russia and Iran held talks on the Iran nuclear deal.


To Speed Vaccination, Some Call for Delaying Second Shots

A mass Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination clinic set up at the Derby Arena in England last month.


Prince Philip, Style Icon

Prince Philip holds a beer while umpiring a polo match at Ham Common, Richmond.


Prince Philip will lie in rest at Windsor Castle before a funeral in St. George’s Chapel.

An electronic billboard in Piccadilly Circus in London displayed a tribute to Prince Philip on Friday.


Boris Johnson Reacts to Prince Philip's Death

Prime Minister Boris Johnson in London.


Prince Philip died at 99 at his home in Windsor Castle.

Prince Philip in St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle near London in 2018.


German lawmakers move to strengthen the government’s powers in the pandemic.

In Berlin last month.


The New Taiwan Tensions

Figures of nationalist soldiers are part of a display on Lieyu Island. The Chinese city of Xiamen lies across the water.


The U.S.S. Johnston Sank in 1944. A Crew Just Visited Its Wreckage.

A shipwreck near the Philippines was confirmed last month as the U.S.S. Johnston, which Japanese forces sank in 1944.


For a U.K. Satirist and His Online Fans, Comedy Is Catharsis

Munya Chawawa, whose sendups of race and class issues have won him an online following, at his home in South London.


Are Your Illegal Drugs Pure? New Zealand Will Check Them for You.

New Zealand has enacted the Drug Checking Act after a one-year pilot program found that contaminants were common in illegal drugs. 


Hong Kong residents stranded in Britain meet frustration as they try to return.

A man waiting for the results of a mandatory Covid-19 test given to all new arrivals at Hong Kong International Airport in October.


The struggle against vaccine hesitancy comes to Mississippi.

Volunteers assisting people who received the Moderna vaccine at a drive-through site on the campus of Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss., in March.


As a virus variant sweeps Europe, a look at lessons for the rest of the world.


Iran Releases South Korean Oil Tanker

A photograph released by the South Korean Foreign Ministry showed the MT Hankuk Chemi leaving the Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas on Friday.


Does an ‘Asian-Australian’ Accent Exist?

Sydney suburb of Chatswood in 2018.


Your Friday Briefing


Macron Closes ENA, in Bid to Diversify France's Public Service

President Emmanuel Macron attended the Ecole Nationale d’Administration, as did predecessors François Hollande and Jacques Chirac.


Your Friday Briefing

Administering the AstraZeneca vaccine at a sports arena in San Juan, Philippines, last month.


Afghan War Casualty Report: April 2021

People gather at the scene of an explosion that targeted a police vehicle in Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan on April 7.


With U.S. Asylum System Closed to Many, Some Find Sanctuary in Mexico

Migrants crossing the Rio Bravo at Ciudad Juarez, Mexico in March, trying to request asylum from U.S. Border Patrol agents.


In New Holocaust Survivor Testimony, Hate Speech Is a Dangerous Seed

Sidney Zoltak, center right, standing at his father’s grave in Milan in the mid-1940s with his mother, Henia, and two friends.


Archaeologists in Egypt Find Ancient City More Than 3,000 Years Old

A new archaeological discovery near Luxor in an undated photo from the the Zahi Hawass Center for Egyptology.


Slovakia Claims a Bait-and-Switch With the Russian Vaccines it Ordered

The former Slovak prime minister, Igor Matovic, at the airport in Kosice, Slovakia, in March, to welcome the arrival of the Russian-developed Sputnik V vaccine.


Northern Ireland Sees Spasm of Violence as Old Tensions Resurface

A bus was hijacked and set on fire on Wednesday in Belfast, Northern Ireland.


Has the Era of Overzealous Cleaning Finally Come to an End?

A hotel room in Long Beach, Wash., being fogged with sanitizer. “There’s really no evidence that anyone has ever gotten Covid-19 by touching a contaminated surface,” one researcher noted.


Sharon Matola, Who Opened a Zoo in the Jungle of Belize, Dies at 66

Sharon Matola in 2001 at her zoo. She became a fixture in Belizean society, and spoke out against development projects she deemed to be a threat to her adopted country’s natural endowment.


Puerto Rico Adults to Be Eligible for Covid Vaccine on Monday

Waiting under observation after receiving a Covid-19 vaccine last month in Vieques in Puerto Rico.


Kati Kariko Helped Shield the World From the Coronavirus

Katalin Kariko at her home in Jenkintown, Pa., in February. Dr. Kariko’s early research into mRNA eventually led to development of the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines.


U.S. Intelligence Report Warns of Global Consequences of Social Fragmentation

The coronavirus pandemic has shown that the existing world order may be ill-equipped to confront crises, a new intelligence report said.


Outcry in Pakistan After Imran Khan Links Rape to How Women Dress

Prime Minister Imra Khan of Pakistan, last year.


N.Y.C.’s Mayor Says New Virus Rule Will Reduce Temporary Public School Closures

Students outside I.S. 238 last month.


Corporate Taxes Are Wealth Taxes

Frederick Smith, FedEx CEO, on his way to visit President-elect Donald Trump in 2016. FedEx paid no corporate taxes last year.


South Korean Man Gets 34 Years for Running Sexual Exploitation Chat Room

An office of the Korea Communications Standards Commission, which is responsible for finding and removing sex videos posted online without consent.


Biden Backs Taiwan, but Some Call for a Clearer Warning to China

Pictures of President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan and China’s leader, Xi Jinping, last year in Taipei. American officials warn that China is growing more capable of invading the democratic island.


For 10 Years, Photographer Follows Up on Destroyed Village

Relatives of Shuji Morioka, a tsunami victim, at a memorial park in Rikuzentakata on the 10th anniversary of the disaster last month.


‘No More Parties’: Mexico’s Piñata Makers Badly Bruised by Pandemic

A piñata shop in Mexico City. The industry has struggled across Mexico this year.


Amid Sexual Harassment Scandals, Australia Plots a ‘Road Map for Respect’

Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia said his government accepted 55 recommendations that aim to prevent gender-based abuse and increase accountability for misbehavior in the workplace.