Navalny Supporters Aim to Seize Momentum in Challenging Putin

MOSCOW — Supporters of Aleksei A. Navalny say momentum is on their side after a showdown with the Kremlin over the last three weeks — even after a court sentenced the Russian opposition leader to more than two years in prison. But at the same time, opposition activists also know…

Iceland Has a Request for Disney+: More Icelandic, Please

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — Iceland, like much of the world, has embraced Disney’s popular streaming service, Disney+, since it arrived there late last year, with characters from Mickey Mouse to Mulan now available to watch on demand in homes across the country. But there is a problem, the government says: None…

Mario Draghi Is Asked to Form Government in Italy

ROME — Mario Draghi, the former head of the European Central Bank who is largely credited with helping to save the euro, accepted a mandate from Italy’s president on Wednesday to try and form a new unity government that would guide the country out of the pandemic and through economic…

Myanmar Military Charges Aung San Suu Kyi With Obscure Infraction

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the Myanmar civilian leader deposed by the military in a coup, was charged on Wednesday with an obscure infraction of having illegally imported at least 10 walkie-talkies, according to an information officer from her National League for Democracy party. The violation can be punishable by…

W.H.O. experts investigating the origin of the virus visit a lab in Wuhan.

A team of experts from the World Health Organization investigating the origins of the pandemic visited a research center in Wuhan, China, on Wednesday that has been a focus of several unfounded theories about the coronavirus. The W.H.O. scientists met with staff members at the center, the Wuhan Institute of…

How Hong Kong’s Lowliest Politicians Became Its Champions of Freedom

HONG KONG — Some days, Cathy Yau wanders down dark alleys looking for rats to poison. Other days, she helps food banks deliver meals to older people. Often her phone rings with calls from constituents: neighbors asking about their rights during a police stop-and-frisk, or how to best navigate the…

U.N. Delays Salvage of Yemen Oil Tanker Amid Fears of Major Spill

The United Nations said Tuesday that it had indefinitely delayed an expedition to avert an ecological disaster from a crippled Yemeni tanker holding roughly 48 million gallons of oil, citing what the organization called a failure by Yemen’s Houthi insurgents to guarantee the salvage team’s safety in writing. The announcement…

Italy’s President Summons Mario Draghi for Talks to Head New Government

ROME — President Sergio Mattarella of Italy announced late Tuesday that he had summoned the former head of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, for talks on Wednesday, shortly after calling on Parliament to back a “high profile” nonpolitical government to lead the country out of the coronavirus emergency. The…

Hero, Inspiration and Beacon of Hope: Tributes Pour In for Tom Moore

LONDON — The messages of condolences have come from Queen Elizabeth, England’s national soccer team and a member of the British pop group One Direction. As the news spread on Tuesday that Tom Moore had died, countless tributes poured in for the spry and optimistic 100-year-old Army veteran who raised…