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Prince Philip Is Laid to Rest in a Somber 50-Minute Ceremony

Prince Philip’s funeral at Windsor Castle on Saturday was replete with the British monarchy’s traditions.


Prince Philip’s Funeral: Latest Updates


Coronavirus Deaths Reach 3 Million Worldwide

Digging graves in São Paulo, Brazil, this month.


Myanmar’s Protesters Face Down the Military With Slingshots and Rocks

Protesters using slingshots during a protest in Yangon, Myanmar, last month.


These Countries Did Well With Covid. So Why Are They Slow on Vaccines?

Older people receiving Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine this week in Gwangju, South Korea.


Post-Merkel Germany May Be Shaded Green

Annalena Baerbock and Robert Habeck are co-leaders of Germany’s Greens. Ms. Baerbock is considered the most likely chancellor candidate.


Top French Court Rules Killer of Jewish Woman Cannot Stand Trial

Members of the French Jewish community met in Paris’ Place de la Republique in January 2020 to demand a trial for the murder of Sarah Halimi, who was killed in 2017.


Prince Philip’s Funeral Marks the End of an Era for U.K. Royal Family

A photo in London of Prince Philip that was posted on April 9, the day he died.


In Russia, a Military Buildup That Can’t Be Missed

A still image taken from video showing Russian tanks in plain sight this month in Maslovka, in southern Russia.


Iran's Push to Enrich Uranium Amid Nuclear Talks: What to Know


Russia Will Expel 10 Diplomats in Retaliation for Sanctions

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, seen earlier this month at the Kremlin, has ordered the expulsion of 10 American diplomats. 


Biden’s Afghan Pullout Is a Victory for Pakistan. But at What Cost?

Pakistani soldiers in South Waziristan, which borders Afghanistan, in 2009.


Seeking Cooperation on Climate, U.S. Faces Friction With China

The dockside of Zhongan United Coal Industry Chemical Company in Anhui Province, China, last month.


A Bitter Family Feud Dominates the Race to Replace Merkel

Armin Laschet, left, and Markus Söder at a news conference in Berlin last week.


As Variant Spreads, Covid-19 Cases Rise Sharply in Pennsylvania

People social distancing at the Horticultural Center in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia on April 4, as cherry blossoms began blooming.


In counties that voted for Trump, fewer people are getting vaccinated.


A vaccine scare ripples around the world: The week in Covid-19 news.

An AstraZeneca vaccine being prepared in Malawi last month.


A Look at Who Attended Prince Philip's Funeral

Queen Elizabeth II leading members of the royal family in a procession in Westminster Abbey during a 2019 Commonwealth Day service.


Prince Philip's Funeral Begins With Royal Procession

Queen Elizabeth II watched as pallbearers carried Prince Philip’s coffin during his funeral at St. George’s Chapel on Saturday.


Harry and William, Separated by Cousin, Follow Coffin

Front from left, Prince Philip, Prince William, Earl Spencer, Prince Harry and Prince Charles at the funeral of Princess Diana in 1997.


Pregnant British Women to Get Covid Vaccines

Michelle Melton, who was 35 weeks pregnant when this photo was taken, receives the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in February at Skippack Pharmacy in Schwenksville, Pa. 


‘We Were Flying Blind’: A Dr.’s Account of a Woman’s J.&J. Vaccine-Related Blood Clot Case

An expert panel weighing the potential risks of a very rare blood disorder that may be linked to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will meet again on April 23.


A Week of Discouraging Coronavirus Pandemic Developments in Canada

Moderna shortages led to vaccine cancellations, but more Pfizer vaccine is coming.


The global death toll from Covid-19 is nearing 3 million.

A funeral procession for a Covid-19 victim at Jardim da Paz cemetery in Porto Alegre, Brazil, last month. The United States, Brazil and Mexico have the world’s highest death tolls in the pandemic. 


Raúl Castro to Step Down as Head of Cuba’s Communist Party

Then-President Raul Castro of Cuba during a parade in honor of his brother, Fidel, in Havana in 2017.


C.D.C. Panel to Meet Next Friday on J.&J. Vaccine Pause

Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, speaking before a House panel on Thursday.


Vaccine Hesitancy Leaves Doses to Expire in Some African Countries

A policeman guarding a shipment of AstraZeneca vaccines at Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi, in early March. 


Young Italians Are Accused of Jumping the Line for Vaccines

A health care worker administers a vaccine at the Military Hospital of Milan last month. Italy’s national military police are investigating widespread reports of younger people cutting the line for vaccines.


The Contradiction That Doomed America’s Mission in Afghanistan

An American B-52 bomber above Tora Bora in eastern Afghanistan, December 2001.


Shirley Williams, Breakaway Political Force in Britain, Dies at 90

Shirley Williams in London in 2004. She was a force in British politics, holding senior positions in Parliament and rising to cabinet ministerial posts.


White House Details Almost $2B Plan to Track Variants


$40,000 Swindle Puts Spotlight on Literary Prize Scams

Valeria Luiselli, the author of “Lost Children Archive,” won the Rathbones Folio Prize last year. Its organizers transferred the prize money to a fraudster who posed as her in an email.


The Toronto Carpenter Who Built Tiny Homes for the Homeless

Khaleel Seivwright has built about 100 tiny shelters for Toronto’s homeless population.


The End of the United States’ Forever War


Taiwan Train Crash: Prosecutors Charge Crane Truck Driver

Salvage workers in action in the aftermath of a deadly train crash at a tunnel north of Hualien County, eastern Taiwan, on April 6.


The Success of Top-Down Simplicity

Connecticut residents waiting to receive a vaccine in Stamford last month.


A new coronavirus wave is crushing middle-class dreams in India.

Ashish Anand, 38, and Akanksha Chadda, 33, with their children, 8-year-old Rehan and 4-year-old Gunika, outside their home in Noida, India.


In a season of reopenings, New York City venues try to strike the right note.

Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York, front, on the Cyclone roller coaster at the opening of Luna Park in Coney Island last week.


Overwhelmed by the virus, Paraguay considers ditching Taiwan for China — and its vaccines.

A healthcare worker prepares a vaccine dose in Asuncion on Wednesday. Paraguay is considering establishing ties with China to obtain more vaccine.


Pfizer and Others Are Planning for Covid Vaccine Boosters

A nurse preparing vaccine doses at a medical office in Los Angeles this month.


Gauging the Prospects for International Travel


Hong Kong Sentences Jimmy Lai, Other Pro-Democracy Figures, to Prison

Jimmy Lai, 73, the founder of Apple Daily, an aggressively pro-democracy Hong Kong newspaper, was sentenced on Friday to 12 months in prison.


Paraguay’s Covid Vaccine Crisis Gives China Diplomatic Opening

People over the age of 85 being vaccinated in Asunción, Paraguay.


Disappearing Slang and Cultural Variants: How Australian English Is Changing

Circular Quay, a tourist area in Sydney, Australia.


Your Friday Briefing

President Biden announcing the new sanctions on Russia at the White House.


How the G.O.P. Lost Its Clear Voice on Foreign Policy

Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina held a news conference to criticize President Biden’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan.


Biden Administration Says Russian Intelligence Obtained Trump Campaign Data

Konstantin V. Kilimnik had been a longtime business partner during Paul Manafort’s time as a political consultant in Ukraine.


John Williamson, 83, Dies; Economist Defined the ‘Washington Consensus’


Eritrean Troops Continue to Commit Atrocities in Tigray, U.N. Says

A building is seen through a broken window in Shire, in the Tigray region of Ethiopia last month.


Sanctions on Russian Debt Are Called a ‘First Salvo’ That Sends a Message

The United States was able to sever Iran from the global financial system, in part because the American dollar is the world’s reserve currency. Isolating Russia would be more difficult.


Funeral Plans for Prince Philip Are Announced

Members of the Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery riding their horses into the grounds of Windsor Castle on Thursday.


France Lawmakers Pass Contentious Bill Extending Police Powers

Protesters rallied against the security bill and police violence last month in Paris.


Your Friday Briefing


White House Warns Russia on Bounties, but Stops Short of Sanctions

A U.S. military member in Afghanistan in 2019. The C.I.A. concluded that Russia had offered payments to militants to encourage more killings of American and coalition troops in Afghanistan.


Top health officials urge Americans to get vaccinated, but barely address the J. & J. pause.


Vaccines Won’t Protect Millions of Patients With Weakened Immune Systems


Iran Talks Resume, Gingerly, After Attack on Nuclear Site

Thursday’s meeting in Vienna brought together diplomats from Iran, five other countries and the European Union, with senior U.S. officials in a nearby hotel.


Antony Blinken, U.S. Secretary of State, Visits Afghanistan

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, right, with Mohammad Haneef Atmar, Afghanistan’s foreign minister, in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday.


U.S. Imposes Stiff Sanctions on Russia, Blaming It for Major Hacking Operation

President Biden announced new sanctions on Russia on Thursday at the White House.


Key Chains and Teddy Bears in Riot Gear: Hong Kong Promotes National Security

The riot-gear-clad teddy bears were selling for more than $60.


The Iran Question

The Natanz nuclear site in Iran last year.


How the U.S. Plans to Fight From Afar After Troops Exit Afghanistan

Traffic last month in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. American intelligence analysts say security in the country could worsen almost immediately.


Japan May Yet Cancel Olympics, Top Politician Says, Then Walks It Back

The 2020 Olympic Games are set to begin in late July after a year’s postponement because of the pandemic.