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An immigrant holds a “Nobody Is Illegal” placard at a demonstration in Praça do Comércio in Lisbon on July 11, 2021.
An immigrant holds a “Nobody Is Illegal” placard at a demonstration in Praça do Comércio in Lisbon on July 11, 2021.

How Portugal Quietly Became a Migration Hub

The country has a hot labor market and offers a path to EU citizenship for undocumented workers.

Russian energy giant Gazprom said it had stopped all gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria.
Russian energy giant Gazprom said it had stopped all gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria.

Putin’s Ukraine Gambit Was ‘Self-Defeating’

Two experts on energy and geopolitics talk about spiking prices, Russia’s war, and what that means for the climate fight.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal is displayed on a screen.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal is displayed on a screen.

Ukraine’s Other Front Line

Russia has flailed on the battlefield. But the damage inflicted on Ukraine’s economy could prove existential without Western support.

Russian President Vladimir Putin watches the Victory Day parade.
Russian President Vladimir Putin watches the Victory Day parade.

Putin Wants to Keep Fighting. Who Will Fill the Ranks?

Moscow has to figure out how to replenish unprecedented losses in just under three months of fighting.

French soldiers during a NATO drill in Estonia
French soldiers during a NATO drill in Estonia

Baltic States Are Pushing NATO for More Than Just a Tripwire Against Russia

Moscow’s neighbors in NATO want larger troop deployments that could deter any more land grabs by Putin.

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin stands with Swedish Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist.
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin stands with Swedish Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist.

Swedish Defense Minister: ‘In Our Part of Europe, NATO Will Be Much Stronger’

Peter Hultqvist talks about Sweden’s bid for NATO, the Turkish roadblock, and what to do in the meantime.

People sell vegetables under yellow tents.
People sell vegetables under yellow tents.

‘We Begged Them to Spare Our Shops’

In New Delhi, the BJP-controlled local government razes a market run by Muslim women.

Solomon Islander Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare attends a meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.
Solomon Islander Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare attends a meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.

Australia’s Got a Solomon Islands Headache (Again)

China’s expansion into the South Pacific caught Australia and the United States off guard.

People in white personal protective equipment are seen in dark lighting.
People in white personal protective equipment are seen in dark lighting.

Beijing’s ‘Slow-Motion Lockdown’

Residents feel the walls are closing in with tighter restrictions in pursuit of zero COVID-19.

A woman votes behind a white privacy screen.
A woman votes behind a white privacy screen.

Lebanon’s Surprisingly Promising Election

After years of political deadlock, the country may be starting to shake off its ruling class.

The U.S. State Department
The U.S. State Department

U.S. Diplomats Abroad ‘Routinely Denied Access’ to Reproductive Care

A letter alleges the State Department put diplomats facing reproductive health emergencies in “life-threatening situations.”

A Ukrainian service member wears a headlamp in the dark
A Ukrainian service member wears a headlamp in the dark
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