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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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

History in the Rubble

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

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

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, right, with his counterpart in Belarus, Aleksandr G. Lukashenko, in Minsk last year.

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

The burial of Wagner soldiers at a cemetery in the Krasnodar region of Russia, in February. 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.

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.

Honduras Switches Relations to China, a Blow to Taiwan

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

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.

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.

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.

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

‘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.

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

Canada Grew by a Record 1 Million People From Immigration

Migrants arriving at the Roxham Road border crossing in February in Quebec.

The U.K.’s Wave of Strikes Explained: Why Is It Ending?

Demonstrators gathering in Parliament Square in London to rally in support of striking Royal Mail workers in December. Though few of the labor disputes from last year are fully settled, agreements are taking shape in many.

Netanyahu Digs In on Court Overhaul, in the Face of Mass Protests

Demonstrators in Tel Aviv on Thursday protesting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plans to overhaul Israel’s judicial system.

New Day of Strikes in France as Pension Anger Persists

Demonstrators in Paris on Thursday. It was the ninth day of nationwide strikes and protests over French pension changes.

The Threat of TikTok

Rahul Gandhi Is Sentenced in Defamation Case

Rahul Gandhi speaking in Jammu, India, in January. Mr. Gandhi is the de facto leader of the Indian National Congress and has been trying to revive the party’s fortunes.

West African Commandos Train to Battle Terrorists by Land and Sea

The waterborne mission included this year reflects rising concern about security in the Gulf of Guinea.

Migration Tops Agenda as Biden Meets With Trudeau During Canada Visit

President Biden and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada during the Summit of the Americas last year. Migration will be a key topic of discussion when Mr. Biden visits Canada this week.