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  1. power
    Everything to Know About the WNBA Star in Russian CustodyAmid ongoing prisoner-swap negotiations between the U.S. and Russia, Brittney Griner’s legal team has appealed her conviction.
  2. foreign interests
    Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 Years in Russian PrisonThe basketball star told the judge that she hoped the ruling “doesn’t end my life here.”
  3. power
    What We Know About Putin’s Alleged GirlfriendThe U.S. has finally hit Alina Kabaeva with sanctions.
  4. rage against the machines
    Who Will Save Us From the Russian Chess Robots?A robot grabbed and broke a kid’s finger during their chess match at a tournament in Moscow last week.
  5. ???
    Who Knew Potato Salad Could Cause So Much Controversy?Some are questioning Irina Shayk’s spelling of Russians in a recent Instagram story featuring the dish.
  6. sports
    Brittney Griner’s All-But-Predetermined Trial BeginsThe WNBA star is likely to be convicted and faces up to ten years in Russian prison.
  7. sports
    Brittney Griner Seen in Handcuffs in Russian CourtThe WNBA star’s trial for allegedly possessing hashish oil begins July 1. If convicted, she could face ten years in prison.
  8. jk rowling
    J.K. Rowling on Changing Harry Potter’s Scar: ‘I Will Look Into That’During a prank Zoom call, she believed she was talking to the Ukrainian president.
  9. venue changes
    Ukraine Can’t Host Eurovision Next YearDue to the ongoing Russian invasion.
  10. foreign interests
    U.S. Botched Brittney Griner’s First Chance to Speak to Wife in 4 MonthsThey were set to talk by phone for the first time since the WNBA star was detained in Russia, but the U.S. embassy failed to patch the call.
  11. the money game
    It Could Be Years Before America’s Inflation Problem Is Under ControlThe Federal Reserve just raised rates by the most in 28 years, but its power to tame spiraling prices is limited.
  12. foreign interests
    Biden Says Zelenskyy ‘Didn’t Want to Hear’ Invasion WarningMeanwhile, Russia continues to make steady progress taking territory in eastern Ukraine, as Ukrainian forces run out of artillery shells.
  13. foreign interests
    Russia’s War in Ukraine Is Also a War on the Global Food SystemThe blockade of grain exports is exacerbating already high food prices and raising the risk of famine and instability across the world.
  14. figure skating
    Olympic Figure Skaters Will Now Need to Be 17 to CompeteFollowing Kamila Valieva’s doping scandal, the International Skating Union is raising the age requirement.
  15. foreign interests
    The War in Ukraine Can Be Over If the U.S. Wants ItThe U.S. needs to broker a peace with Russia before the consequences become still more dire, even if that means letting Putin have Donbas.
  16. the money game
    Money-Losing Season Is HereIt’s been a dismal year for everything from 401(k)s to cash savings to crypto. Expect more pain.
  17. sports
    Brittney Griner’s Detention in Russia Extended Another MonthThe WNBA star has been detained in Moscow since February. The State Department has classified her as “wrongfully detained.”
  18. activism
    Pussy Riot Leader Escaped Russia Dressed As a Food-Delivery Worker“It sounds like a spy novel,” Maria V. Alyokhina said.
  19. switched on pop
    Will Ukraine Win Eurovision This Year?Its entry, written before the Russian invasion, has become a beacon of national pride and is the odds-on favorite to take home the glass microphone.
  20. foreign interests
    What Is Putin Planning for May 9?The autocrat may declare victory over Ukraine — or expand the scope of his disastrous war.
  21. foreign interests
    U.S. Kind of Confirms It Helped Ukraine Kill Russian GeneralsUnnamed officials say U.S. intel played a critical role in some of Ukraine’s biggest strikes. President Biden reportedly called for the leaks to stop.
  22. ukraine war
    Mariupol Theater Death Toll Likely Much Worse Than ReportedAn investigation found that about 600 people were killed in the March attack, which remains Russia’s deadliest strike on civilians in Ukraine.
  23. russia invasion
    Watch a Ukrainian Comedian Perform Inside a Bomb Shelter“I wrote it in a week, so sorry if it’s not funny. I was in a hurry to avoid death.”
  24. the national interest
    What If I Told You Russia, Not America, Invaded Ukraine?My wildest Putin conspiracy theory: He’s been behind the war all along.
  25. art world
    The Venice Biennale, Without the Russians (or Their Yachts)These days, says artist Pavlo Makov, whose work is in the Ukrainian Pavilion, “The only place for dialogue is the front.”
  26. war diary
    The Ukrainian Soldier From New York Magazine’s March Cover Got MarriedAnd other updates from the authors of our oral history of the war.
  27. the money game
    Are the Sanctions Against Russia Working or Not?Russia has been able to defend against the West’s efforts to derail its economy, but longer term damage still looms.
  28. ukraine
    The Hunt for the Butchers of BuchaAcross the world, sleuths look for clues on social media to find Russian war criminals.
  29. just asking questions
    ‘Russia Is Completely Depoliticized’A sociologist from Moscow explains how the nation learned to deny reality, in Ukraine and at home.
  30. ukraine
    One Seat in Coach, 36 Suitcases, and Enough Kevlar to Fight a WarThe Ukrainian Americans supplying an army on their own.
  31. documentary
    Sean Penn Is Working on a Documentary in Ukraine … Right NowHe and his crew have relocated to Poland.
  32. war
    The Horrors Emerging From Russian-Occupied Territory in UkraineIt’s not just Bucha. Reports of war atrocities targeting civilians continue to surface from across the country.
  33. yachts rocked
    America Seizes a YachtHere’s all the boats taken from Russia’s wealthy elite.
  34. foreign interests
    The War in Ukraine Is Shifting, Not EndingThe withdrawal of Russian forces from around Kyiv has provided both respite and new horrors. Now the fighting will intensify elsewhere.
  35. ukraine
    Ukraine’s Life-or-Death Therapy SessionsFor some, the fear of leaving home to survive can be paralyzing.
  36. scandals
    How Russia’s Oligarchs Laundered Their ReputationsSanctions haven’t touched their face-saving philanthropy.
  37. action item
    How to Help the People of UkraineWhere to donate to support those on the ground as the Russian invasion escalates.
  38. foreign interests
    Did Biden’s Gaffe About Putin Contain a Kernel of Truth?The president insists he isn’t pushing for regime change in Russia. But it’s not clear what endgame he is aiming for.
  39. ukraine
    Oligarch Roman Abramovich Believes He Was Poisoned by Russia: ReportsAs he attempted to broker a Russia-Ukraine peace deal, the billionaire, and other negotiators, suffered mysterious physical symptoms.
  40. donations
    How the Fashion and Beauty World Is Responding to the Invasion of UkraineBrands like Skims, H&M, L’Oréal, and Adidas have made donations and started suspensions to show support.
  41. foreign policy
    Biden Says Putin ‘Cannot Remain in Power’The White House quickly tried to walk back the comment, insisting the president wasn’t talking about regime change.
  42. luxuries
    The Superyacht Market Is Shrugging Off the Loss of Russian BuyersTurns out there are now plenty of other billionaires looking for massive yachts to buy.
  43. the money game
    Crypto Confronts the War in UkraineFor the big trading platforms, the Russian invasion has turned borderlessness into a liability.
  44. politics
    A Breakdown of Cultural Institutions Boycotting Russian InvolvementSpotify plans to make a full exit from the Russian market by April.
  45. russian invasion
    Sanctions Are Coming for Russian InfluencersStarting with Polina Kovaleva, who the U.K. says is the Russian foreign minister’s secret stepdaughter.
  46. ukraine
    Uh, Why Is Putin Talking About J.K. Rowling?He said on Friday that Russia is a victim of “cancel culture.”
  47. ukraine
    A Mayor at WarOne month after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Vitali Klitschko talks about keeping himself and Kyiv alive.
  48. russia invasion
    The Comedians Keeping Jokes Alive in Wartime UkraineOne of the mainstay shows at the country’s biggest comedy club is still thriving — on YouTube.
  49. foreign interests
    Peace Isn’t Coming to Ukraine Any Time SoonA war of attrition looms.
  50. housing
    How Airbnb Reinvented Itself As the World’s Crisis-Housing ProviderIn times of disaster, from war in Ukraine to wildfires in California, the platform is hoping to become something closer to critical infrastructure.
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