Truck Attack in Nice, France: What We Know, and What We Don’t


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Editorial: Keeping NATO Relevant and United
Amid Russia’s aggressive tactics and Britain’s Brexit vote, the alliance serves as a regional anchor and a reassurance to Eastern European nations.

What in the World: Never Mind Grass-Fed, How About Elixir-Fed Meats?
In China, meat from livestock fed on traditional herbal remedies fetches a premium price from health-conscious shoppers.

South Korean Villagers Pelt Premier With Eggs Over Missile Site
The prime minister, Hwang Kyo-ahn, told rural residents that South Korea needed the Thaad system to defend against North Korean missiles.

Hong Kong Says Legislative Candidates Must Endorse Chinese Rule
As calls for autonomy grow, Hong Kong’s government wants legislative candidates to pledge that the city remains an “inalienable part” of China.

Google Faces New Round of Antitrust Charges in Europe
The claims relate to some of the search giant’s online advertising tools and parts of its search business linked to online shopping.

Bank of England Holds Key Interest Rate Steady Despite Uncertainty Over ‘Brexit’
The British central bank signaled that it could lower the rate as soon as August in a bid to bolster the country’s economy.

Microsoft Wins Appeal on Overseas Data Searches
The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed a ruling that Microsoft must turn over email stored in a data center in Dublin.

Philip May, a Financier Who May Find It Harder to Be Low Key
The spouse of Britain’s new first gentleman is likely to face a brighter spotlight and harsher scrutiny for his ties to the world of finance.

What China’s Economic Growth Figures Mean
China on Friday reported its second-quarter economic growth figures. The numbers are among the world’s most closely watched, but data from the country are notoriously questionable.

Truck Attack in Nice, France: What We Know, and What We Don’t
President François Hollande said it was a terrorist attack, but authorities didn’t know who was responsible, or why.

In Nice, a Vibrant Celebration Gives Way to a Trail of Death
A speeding truck that barreled into a crowd on Bastille Day left a trail of bodies, shock and despair.

Salvadoran Court Overturns Wartime Amnesty, Paving Way for Prosecutions
The Supreme Court struck down a law that had protected members of the military, rebel groups and death squads for more than two decades.

Reporter’s Notebook: 6,000 Headstones After ’95 Srebrenica Massacre, and Counting
Since Carlotta Gall last reported from Srebrenica in 2000, some of the 8,372 victims of a mass killing have been buried there, with more remains discovered each year.

Truck Plows Into Crowd in Nice, France
The crowd had gathered for Bastille Day celebrations. Officials say more than 70 people were killed.

New Spies Went for a Joyride in Moscow. Russia Isn’t Happy.
A video of about 50 recent graduates of the Federal Security Service riding in a fleet of luxury S.U.V.s has provoked national contempt, and may get the graduates fired.

Truck Plows Into Crowd in France, Report Says
The crowd, in the southern city of Nice, had gathered for Bastille Day celebrations.

Family of Slain Man in India May Be Charged With Cow Slaughter
A court ruled that villagers can open a criminal case against the family of a Muslim man bludgeoned to death over rumors that he slaughtered and ate a cow.

Trilobites: An Icelandic Volcano Reveals Secrets of Its Eruption
The gradual collapse of the top of Bardarbunga volcano in 2014 contributed to a lengthy lava flow.

John Kerry to Meet Vladimir Putin to Discuss New Syria Plan
The proposed agreement would create a joint Russia-U.S. command center to share intelligence and targeting information for “integrated operations.”

Theresa May, New British Prime Minister, Fires Justice Secretary Michael Gove
Ms. May, who took power on Wednesday, continued to make big changes after her surprising decision to appoint Boris Johnson, the former London mayor, as foreign secretary.

Szigetvar Journal: Townspeople and Treasure Hunters in Hungary Search for a Sultan’s Buried Heart
Residents of Szigetvar hope the discovery of a 16th-century encampment from the last days of Suleiman the Magnificent could spell a revival for their town.

After Celebrating South China Sea Win, Reality Sets In for the Philippines
The Philippine government, not wanting to antagonize Beijing, has urged people to “exercise restraint and sobriety.”

Leader of 2014 Massacre at Pakistani School Is Killed in U.S. Airstrike
Omar Mansoor was the leader of the Taliban faction Tariq Gidar and was known as one of Pakistan’s most brutal militants.

Boris Johnson, Britain’s New Foreign Secretary, Has Often Lacked Diplomacy
An author, journalist and former mayor of London, Mr. Johnson has a rich history of gaffes and controversies.

What in the World: When the Planets Align, New Delhi Drowns in a Chorus of ‘I Do’
A certain astrological configuration is considered auspicious by many Indians, and in the capital it means something very specific: a wedding apocalypse.

Sinosphere: A Portrait of the Millennial Generation Changing China
Alec Ash, author of “Wish Lanterns: Young Lives in New China,” views this generation as the “thin end of a wedge” that is slowly opening Chinese society.

The Interpreter: The South China Sea: Explaining the Dispute
Why this body of water is considered such a big deal, and why it may be a harbinger of global power politics in the decades ahead.

Russia Looks to Populate Its Far East. Wimps Need Not Apply.
A determined Cossack’s quest reveals the gap between fantasy and harsh reality in Moscow’s effort to settle a sparsely populated region.

After ‘Brexit,’ Britain Could Look to Norway as a Model
Norway is outside of the European Union, but it can trade easily with the bloc’s members; the hitch is that it must allow the free movement of people.

Germany Sells Bonds With Negative Yield at Auction
The sale highlights worries over slowing economic growth and political uncertainty, stemming largely from Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.

The Mirrors Behind Rembrandt’s Self-Portraits
A new paper outlines optical techniques that the 17th-century Dutch painter may have used to make accurate self-portraits.

Eye Injuries Flood Kashmir Hospitals After Police Fire Pellets at Protesters
More than 30 people have been killed during demonstrations since Saturday, authorities said, and more than 2,000 injured, including some with severe eye trauma.

Iran Sticks to Terms of Nuclear Deal, but Defies the U.S. in Other Ways
The worst predictions of what would happen under the deal have not come to pass, but very little outside the strict confines of the agreement has improved.

Bernardo Provenzano, Who Led Sicilian Mafia Clan, Is Dead at 83
Mr. Provenzano managed to elude the Italian police for four decades before being captured in 2006.

Goran Hadzic, Ex-Leader of Rebel Serbs in Croatia, Dies at 58
Mr. Hadzic was arrested in 2011 and faced war crimes charges, but he was released last year because he had terminal brain cancer.

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