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Sounds of bombardment drown out the ‘last bell’ for the final day of school in Ukraine.

On what is usually a day of festivities and fun, many of Ukraine’s students ended the academic year amid the sounds of war or from abroad.

Diplomats Fear Russia May Use Syrian Aid as Bargaining Chip in Ukraine

Countries in Europe and the Middle East could see a new surge in refugees if Russia shuts down the last humanitarian convoy route into Syria.

An Irish National Treasure Gets Set for a Long-Needed Restoration

The majestic Old Library at Trinity College Dublin, where some of Ireland’s most ancient and valuable books are stored, is a popular tourist attraction.

The Fall of the ‘Sun King’ of French TV, and the Myth of Seduction

Patrick Poivre d’Arvor, known as a great seducer, has been accused by more than 20 women of rape, sexual assault and harassment in France’s belated #MeToo reckoning.

Russian Academics Aim to Punish Colleagues Who Backed Ukraine Invasion

A campaign is circulating a list of dozens of researchers in the hopes they will be denied the prestige of election into the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Italian Bishops to Examine Clerical Abuse, but Only to a Point

The Italian Bishops’ Conference on Friday presented its plan to investigate clerical abuse, but critics say it is insufficient and disappointing.

Margot Heuman, Who Bore Witness to the Holocaust as a Gay Woman, Dies at 94

She was a rare survivor who spoke — in recent years — of her same-sex relationship in the concentration camps, and how it sustained her.

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The Fall of the ‘Sun King’ of French TV, and the Myth of Seduction

Patrick Poivre d’Arvor, known as a great seducer, has been accused by more than 20 women of rape, sexual assault and harassment in France’s belated #MeToo reckoning.