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Israel Boils as Netanyahu Ousts Minister Who Bucked Court Overhaul

A raucous demonstration erupted in Tel Aviv late Sunday after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismissed the defense minister and his government pressed on with a judicial overhaul.

In China, Marriage Rates Are Down and ‘Bride Prices’ Are Up

Officials in an eastern Chinese city organized a mass wedding to encourage residents to resist “bad habits,” such as high “bride prices,” payments that grooms make to their prospective wives’ families.

Wagner Fighters Left as Convicts. Will Russia Bury Them as Heroes?

The burial of Wagner soldiers last month at a cemetery in the Krasnodar region of Russia. After a local mayor asked the burials to be stopped due to the publicity, Yevgeny V. Prigozhin, the Wagner founder, threatened to stack corpses in his home.

Illegal Mining Fuels Crisis for Indigenous Tribe in Brazil’s Amazon

Members of Brazil’s environmental special forces team during a mission to destroy illegal mining equipment in the Yanomami Indigenous territory.

Putin Says He Could Put Tactical Nuclear Weapons in Belarus by Summer

Belarusian military personnel took part in joint military exercises between Russia and Belarus last year. Belarus was used as a staging ground for the full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

‘Merchant of Landscapes’: The Lasting Footprint of a Japanese Gardener in Mexico

Honduras Switches Relations to China, a Blow to Taiwan

Taiwan’s embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on Thursday. Taiwan recalled its ambassador to Honduras on Thursday over a visit by the Honduran foreign minister to China, Taipei’s government said in a statement.

An Anxious Asia Arms for a War It Hopes to Prevent

Who Will Take Care of Italy’s Older People? Robots, Maybe.

Bona Poli, 85, asked the robot Nao to tell her a story during a focus group in Carpi, Italy.

Israeli Government’s Plan to Overhaul the Judiciary Sets Off a Crisis

Protesters blocking a highway in Tel Aviv on Sunday.

Taiwan’s Ex-President, Ma Ying-yeou, Heads to China in a Historic Visit

In 2015, Ma Ying-jeou, Taiwan’s president at the time, met with China's leader, Xi Jinping, in Singapore. Mr. Ma will go to China this week, the first visit there by any sitting or former Taiwanese leader.

Your Monday Briefing

Israelis demonstrated after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismissed a member of his cabinet who had called for a halt to the government’s planned judicial overhaul.

Kamala Harris Looks to Deepen Relations With Africa Amid China’s Influence

Vice President Kamala Harris after arriving in Accra, Ghana, on Sunday.

Your Monday Briefing: Arms Race in Asia

A plane departing Tinian Island during military exercises.

History in the Rubble

Much of the old town district of Antakya was destroyed during the earthquakes on Feb 15, 2023.

Migrants on Foot Make Last Dash Into Canada Before Rules Tighten

The Canadian authorities tightened passage through Roxham Road, a country lane between New York State and Quebec long used by migrants to enter Canada, on Saturday morning.

Israel’s Defense Minister Says Government Should Halt Contentious Judicial Plan

Yoav Gallant, Israel’s defense minister, speaking at Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv earlier this month.

Pope Increases Lay Leaders’ Responsibility in Sexual Abuse Law

Pope Francis last week in the Vatican. He expanded a sexual abuse law to include a broader definition of vulnerable adults.

‘Succession’ Returns

200,000-Dollar Fine Aims to Expose Money Laundering in Canada

A new law will allow Canadians to figure out who owns companies.

Bakhmut Battle ‘Could Be Stabilized,’ Ukrainian General Says

Ukrainians moving water to their homes in Chasiv Yar, near Bakhmut, Ukraine, in March. The battle for Bakhmut has become one of Russia’s longest-running assaults in the war.

Paul Rusesabagina, ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Hero, Freed From Prison

Paul Rusesabagina at the Supreme Court in Kigali, Rwanda, in 2021.

The U.S. Volunteers in Ukraine Who Lie, Waste and Bicker

Axel Vilhelmsen trained Ukrainian soldiers last year as part of the Mozart Group, which two former Marines established to help Ukraine. It disbanded after one founder sued the other, alleging theft and harassment.

Man Pleads Guilty in Case Related to Assassination of Haiti’s President

One of the conspirators in the plot to assassinate President Jovenel Moïse of Haiti said the motivation had been to gain influence in a new government.

No Letup in Bakhmut as Ukraine and Russia Brace for Battles Elsewhere

A Ukrainian soldier just after firing a grenade launcher on the front line near Bakhmut, Ukraine, on Friday. Ukrainian and Russian leaders said the battle for Bakhmut would rage on.

Crisis in Israel Tests the Complicated Ties Between Biden and Netanyahu

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel has a friendly relationship with President Biden that stretches back to the 1980s.

French Anger Shifts From Pension Law to Focus on Macron

Demonstrations in Paris against the French government’s pension plan have taken on an angrier and more violent tone.

Spasms of Violence and ‘Wild Protests’ Jolt Paris

Protesters kicking tear gas pellets in Paris on Thursday.

Senators Urge Biden to Send Evidence of Russian War Crimes to the ICC

Ukrainian security forces said this room, pictured in November, was used by Russian forces as a torture chamber in a makeshift prison in the city of Kherson, Ukraine.

Scotland’s Leader Apologizes for Past Practice of Forced Adoptions

Nicola Sturgeon delivers an apology in Scotland’s Parliament for the country’s legacy of forcing unmarried women to give up their babies for adoption.

In Canada, Biden Offers Cooperation, Not Threats

President Biden and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada before the President addressed Parliament on Friday in Ottawa.

What I’m Reading: The Rise of Fascism Edition

From left, Unity, Diana and Nancy Mitford in 1932. Nancy Mitford’s novel “Wigs on the Green” is a satire about two of her sisters who were involved in fascist movements in Britain and Germany.

Conflict in Syria Escalates Following Attack That Killed a U.S. Contractor

Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III ordered airstrikes against facilities in eastern Syria used by groups affiliated with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps.

‘Hotel Rwanda’ Hero, Paul Rusesabagina, to Be Released From Prison

Paul Rusesabagina leaving a court hearing in Kigali, Rwanda, in 2020. His release will end two and a half years in captivity.

Famed Antiwar Protester Was Once Cog in Russia’s Propaganda Machine

Rahul Gandhi Disqualified From Lok Sabha After Conviction

Rahul Gandhi, the leader of the Indian National Congress Party, arriving at the New Delhi airport after his court appearance in Surat, India, on Thursday.

China Denies Pressuring Companies Like TikTok to Spy on Users

Shou Chew, the chief executive of TikTok, testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Thursday.

King Charles Postpones Trip to France Amid Pension Protests

Protesters in Paris demonstrated on Thursday against President Emmanuel Macron and his effort to raise the legal retirement age to 64 from 62.

Israel’s Army Fears Effect of Judicial Crisis on Battlefield Readiness

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel at a cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on Sunday. He has vowed to proceed with a judicial overhaul that has divided the country.

Free Speech (or Not) at Stanford

Stanford University.

An Australian River Choking on Fish Corpses, and a Community Full of Anger

Millions of dead fish floating along parts of the lower Darling River in Menindee, Australia, on Wednesday.

Ukraine War Amputees Get New Limbs in U.S.

A Refuge for Russians and Ukrainians, Bali Rethinks Its Open-Door Policy

Echo Beach in Bali, Indonesia. Bali residents have found themselves at odds with the practices of some of the Ukrainians and Russians who’ve fled their home countries for refuge in Bali.

U.S. Due Diligence Firm Says China Detained Its Employees

The closed office of the Mintz Group in Beijing on Friday. The company said it had not been able to contact five Chinese employees since they were detained on Monday.

In Held v. Montana, Young People Sue Montana Over Use of Fossil Fuels

Badge, left, and Lander Busse, teenage plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the state of Montana saying it violated the state Constitution that guarantees “the right to a clean and healthful environment.”

North Korea Says It Tested a Nuclear-Capable Underwater Attack Drone

News coverage of North Korea’s reported drone test, featuring a state media image of the North’s leader, Kim Jong-un, on a screen in a Seoul train station.

Melbourne Art and Design, Past and Present

That Missing Trump Portrait? Found, Next to Some Old Yoga Mats.

Francisco Antonio López Benavides, who painted a portrait of former president Donald J. Trump, showing a detail of the painting.

As Zelensky Visits Kherson, World Bank Says Ukraine Needs $411 Billion to Rebuild

A photograph released by the Ukrainian president’s office on Thursday showed Volodymyr Zelensky during a visit to the Kherson region. He said he saw evidence of rebuilding during his trip.

Track and Field Keeps Ban on Russia and Belarus, Adding to Debate on Olympics

From left, Sebastian Coe, the president of World Athletics, Jon Ridgeon, the group’s chief executive, and Rune Andersen, the leader of the group’s Russia task force, in Rome in November.

American Hopes for Canadian Military Leadership in Haiti Likely to Be Dashed

Canadian special forces soldiers with the Haitian police at the Port-au-Prince airport in 2004, after the overthrow of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

U.S. and Canada Reach an Agreement on Diverting Asylum Seekers

President Biden and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada greeting each other in Ontario on Thursday while their wives, Jill Biden and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, do likewise. The two North American leaders are said to have a “Justin and Joe” relationship.

Your Friday Briefing: U.S. Lawmakers Blast TikTok’s C.E.O.

Spain’s Prime Minister to Visit Xi in China to Discuss Ukraine

Primer Minister Pedro Sánchez of Spain says he intends to discuss Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with President Xi Jinping of China during a visit to Beijing next week.

Slovakia Makes Its First Delivery of Pledged Soviet-Era Fighter Jets to Ukraine

A MIG-29 fighter jet flying near an air base in Malacky, Slovakia, in August of last year.