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Melanie Nagy, left, and Szandi Minzari, right, hosts of Radio Dikh's women's show 'Zsa Shej' work together in a radio studio in Budapest, Hungary, Friday May 6, 2022. Intellectuals, broadcasters and cultural figures from Hungary’s Roma community have founded a radio station to reframe narratives and elevate the voices of their marginalized minority group. (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)

Radio station elevates voices of Hungary’s Roma minority

Intellectuals, broadcasters, and cultural figures from Hungary’s Roma community are using the airwaves to reframe narratives and elevate the voices of the country’s largest minority group.

Residents wearing face masks line up behind barricaded tapes for COVID-19 mass testing near a residential area.

Some Shanghai businesses to reopen Monday, officials say

Supermarkets, malls, and restaurants in Shanghai will be allowed to open in a limited capacity starting Monday, officials said, even while it remained unclear whether residents would be let out from their homes.

Members of the Kraken Ukrainian special forces towed a Russian armored vehicle from a destroyed bridge in the village of Ruska Lozova, north of Kharkiv, May 13, 2022.

Russians withdraw from city of Kharkiv, batter east, Ukraine says

Russian troops are withdrawing from Ukraine’s second-largest city after weeks of heavy bombardment, the Ukrainian military said Saturday, as Kyiv and Moscow’s forces engaged in a grinding battle for the country’s eastern industrial heartland.

A man rode a bicycle with a Ukrainian flag on the road between Odesa and Mykolaiv, southern Ukraine, on Saturday.

For Putin, a Nordic nightmare is springing to life

An acceptance of Sweden and Finland into NATO, a process that could take up to a year to finalize, would bring the Western military alliance right to Russia’s 810-mile-long border with Finland and would mark another profound shift to Europe’s strategic landscape brought on by Russia’s war in Ukraine.

Israeli police clashed with mourners as they carried the casket of slain Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh during her funeral in east Jerusalem on Friday.

Israel police to investigate conduct at journalist funeral

The shocking scenes at the funeral, and the death of the 51-year-old Palestinian-American journalist, drew worldwide condemnation and calls for investigations, including from the United States and the United Nations.

A worker walked through a tunnel at Liverpool Street station during a test run of a Transport for London Elizabeth Line train between Paddington station and Liverpool Street station and back last week.

In London, a long-awaited high-speed train is ready to roll

The Elizabeth line does have, in the words of Tony Travers, an urban-affairs expert at the London School of Economics, a “wow factor.”

Ukrainian soldiers with a captured Russian T-80BVM main battle tank in Hrushuvakha, on the road west of Izyum in the Kharkiv region of Ukraine, on Thursday.

Russia takes losses in failed river crossing, officials say

Russian forces suffered heavy losses in a Ukrainian attack that destroyed a pontoon bridge they were using to try to cross a river in the east, Ukrainian and British officials said in another sign of Moscow’s struggle to salvage a war gone awry.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkey’s Erdogan voices skepticism on Sweden and Finland joining NATO

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan voiced skepticism Friday about Sweden and Finland potentially joining the NATO defense alliance, a sign of dissension in efforts to revamp Europe’s security architecture following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.