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World Leaders Mull a Potential Second Term for Trump

With Donald J. Trump consistently polling ahead of President Biden, some governments around the world are taking concrete steps to prepare for the possibility of a second Trump administration.

As Many South Koreans Shun Marriage, Two Women Try to Redefine Family

Hwang Sunwoo, left, and Kim Hana in Seoul. The two women, who have a best-selling book and a podcast, call themselves “a DIY family.”

France Parliament Re-elects Yaël Braun-Pivet for National Assembly President

Yaël Braun-Pivet, a centrist ally of President Emmanuel Macron, ascends the podium after winning re-election as president of France’s National Assembly on Thursday in Paris.

Evan Gershkovich, Wall Street Journal Reporter, Returns to Court in Russia

Evan Gershkovich, a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, during a hearing in Russia last month.

In Argentina, Milei’s Devotion to Judaism Influences His Politics

President Javier Milei of Argentina, right, during an emotional visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem in February with his rabbi, Shimon Axel Wahnish.

Germany Promised to Step Up Militarily. Its Budget Says Differently.

Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany at a NATO summit in Washington this month.

Same-Sex Couples in South Korea Win Landmark Rights Ruling

Why Is Venezuela’s President, Nicolás Maduro, on the Ballot 13 Times?

If Maduro Wins, Venezuelans Vow to Leave

Leonela Colmenares, 28, an opposition activist, is considering a journey to the U.S. border. She spent years protesting everything from failing public services to the jailing of her activist colleagues.

Ukraine Loses Hard-Won Position Near Dnipro River in the South

A Ukrainian soldier with an anti aircraft cannon in the Kherson region last month.

U.K. Failed in Handling of Covid Pandemic, Inquiry Report Says

The Royal Free Hospital in London in March 2020. The report is the first from an inquiry established in 2021 by the then prime minister, Boris Johnson.

Marine Tondelier, the ‘Other Marine’ of French Politics, Hits Back

Marine Tondelier, the Green leader, applauding the results of the second round of France’s legislative election in Paris on July 7.

Student Protests in Bangladesh Turn Deadly: What to Know

Clashes between the police and people who oppose a quota system n Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, on Thursday.

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