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Dutch Police Urge Public to Stop ‘Pedo-Hunting’ After Vigilante Violence

When a group of teenagers arranged a meeting with a 73-year-old former teacher, their intention was clear: to lure and expose someone they believed...

Covid-19, Boris Johnson, U.S. Troops: Your Thursday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)Good morning.We’re covering the rising pandemic death toll in the U.S., Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s...

Layers of Tragedy, in a Cemetery and in the Mountains

KELBAJAR, Azerbaijan — It’s the little things that stick with you.The men extracting the engine from a junked car on the side of the...

Covid-19 Immunity, Palestinians, Biden: Your Wednesday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)Good morning.We’re covering promising new results from a large study on the coronavirus, renewed cooperation...

German Police Arrest 3 Suspects in Heist of Royal Jewels

BERLIN — The German police said on Tuesday that they had arrested three men with links to organized crime and were searching for two...

Diary of an American in Finland, Doing ‘Essential’ Work in Ballet

When my phone rang very early on a September morning and a number from Finland appeared on the screen, I immediately thought, “The project...

Hungary and Poland Threaten E.U. Stimulus Over Rule of Law Links

BRUSSELS — When European Union leaders announced a landmark stimulus package to rescue their economies from the ravages of the coronavirus, they agreed to...

Spain’s Other Covid Casualties: Undetected Cancer Cases

MADRID — Last March, as the coronavirus was tearing across Spain, Lídia Bayona Gómez started to suffer bouts of vomiting and coughing.A nursing home...

After War Between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Peace Sees Winners and Losers Swap Places

A deal brokered by Russia ended the fighting for now over Nagorno-Karabakh, leaving Armenians to pack up and burn their houses as they retreat,...

Peter Sutcliffe, Murderer Known as the ‘Yorkshire Ripper,’ Dies at 74

LONDON — Peter Sutcliffe, who was convicted of killing 13 women and attempting to murder seven others in a yearslong spree that led newspapers to...

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When three-on-three basketball has its Olympics debut in Tokyo this summer, Latvia will be there. So will Poland. But a men’s team from the...

The French Open Gets Closer to Normal

On Wednesday, Osaka announced on social media that she would not attend news conferences during the French Open, saying they can be damaging to...

Here’s the Arctic Station That Keeps Satellites Connected

Arrayed across a plateau on an island in the high Norwegian Arctic, the 100 geodesic domes of the Svalbard Satellite Station look like abstract...