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Hospitalized Opposition Activist Needs Treatment Outside Russia, Wife Says

Vladimir Kara-Murza, who collapsed and lost consciousness on Tuesday in mysterious circumstances, is the federal coordinator of the civic group Open Russia.

Vladimir Putin Denounces U.S. Over FIFA Arrests

The Russian president denounced what he said was 0another blatant attempt by the United States to extend its jurisdiction to other states.0

Sepp Blatter Avoids Appearing in Public as FIFA Corruption Case Rages

Sepp Blatter at a meeting in Zurich in March. He faces the toughest challenge of his long career after the American authorities announced indictments for 14 current and former soccer officials and marketing executives.

Op-Ed Contributor: FIFA Should Give Israel the Red Card

Sunnis Fleeing ISIS Find Few Doors Open Elsewhere in Iraq

Iraqi civilians fleeing fighting in Ramadi crossed the Bzebiz Bridge, which offers passage into Baghdad from Anbar Province.

Other Foreigners Detained in Iran

From left: Maziar Bahari, Reza Taghavi and Amir Hekmati.

Open Source: For Turkey0s Ruler, Criticism From New York Is Not Fit to Print

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan seems to have assumed a new, unofficial role this week as the country0s chief news media critic.

Sinosphere Blog: With New Resorts, Macau Places Its Bets on the Chinese Middle Class

Lion dancers performing at the opening of Galaxy Macau Phase II on Wednesday.

Scandal Creates a Tricky Spot for FIFA Sponsors

World Cup sponsors showed predictable caution Wednesday in responding to the Department of Justice0s indictment of nine FIFA officials on corruption charges.

After Indicting 14 Soccer Officials, U.S. Vows to End Graft in FIFA

Walter De Gregorio, FIFA0s chief communication officer, during a news conference Wednesday at the organization0s headquarters to respond to the indictments.

Medical Need Climbs Alongside Death Toll in Yemen

Yemenis were taken to a hospital after they were wounded during shelling Wednesday in Taez.

Obama0s Chief Negotiator in Iran Nuclear Talks Plans to Depart After Deadline for Deal

Wendy R. Sherman in 2013. Her decision leaves questions about who will help carry out a final pact if one is reached.

Russian Political Activist Is Hospitalized With Mysterious Illness

Vladimir Kara-Murza

H.I.V. Treatment Should Start at Diagnosis, U.S. Health Officials Say

Pills were prepared for H.I.V. patients in Thailand0 in February. A study found early treatment for people with H.I.V. cut down on the number of deaths.

European Union Asks Member Countries to Accept Quotas of Migrants

A boat with migrants, thought to be Afghans, arrived on the Greek island of Kos on Wednesday after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey.

A Region0s Soccer Strongmen Are Facing a Hard Fall

Jos0 Maria Marin of Brazil is among 14 from the Americas charged in a bribery and kickback scheme.

Al Qaeda0s Branch in Syria Denies Planning Attacks Abroad

The leader of the Nusra Front said in a television interview that Al Qaeda had ordered it to keep its focus on toppling President Bashar al-Assad.

Sinosphere Blog: Q. and A.: Liao Ran on the Trial of Zhou Yongkang and China0s New Gang of Four

Liao Ran, of Transparency International.

Armed With Google and YouTube, Analysts Gauge Russia0s Presence in Ukraine

An independent report that draws on publicly available videos, photographs and satellite images has concluded that Russia is continuing to conduct military operations inside Ukraine.

Indians Urged to Stay Indoors as Sweltering Heat Kills More Than 1,300

Asphalt on the roads of New Delhi melted amid soaring temperatures.

U.S. Rebukes China on Efforts to Build Artificial Islands

Comments left little doubt that Washington shared the concerns of other Asian nations about China0s growing military presence in disputed areas of the South China Sea.

Jinghong Journal: China0s High Hopes for Growing Those Rubber Tree Plants

Villagers collected the timber of unproductive rubber trees near Tuanjie, in southern China. A program aims to make the industry more sustainable.

A Wartime Bomb, Unearthed in Germany, Recalls Darker Days

Residents lined up outside an evacuated nursing home in Cologne, Germany, on Wednesday, waiting for a World War II-era bomb to be defused.

FIFA Arrests Come at a Time of Continued Swiss Cooperation

Outside FIFA headquarters in Zurich on Wednesday.

Russia Says FIFA Corruption Investigation Is No Threat to 2018 World Cup

Construction continued Wednesday on a soccer stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, that is scheduled to host some of the 2018 World Cup matches.

Ruling Party in Ethiopia Appears Headed for Sweeping Victory

Preliminary results show the incumbent Ethiopian People0s Revolutionary Democratic Front and allies winning 442 of the 547 constituencies, including all of Addis Ababa.

Vatican Official Denounces Ireland0s Vote for Same-Sex Marriage

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican secretary of state, said that the Irish referendum that legalized same-sex marriage was a 0defeat for humanity.0

Muslim Women on the Veil

France, where Muslims make up an estimated 8 percent of the population, has long displayed discomfort with Muslim women who cover their heads.

France Rejects Iran Leader0s Ban on Unlimited Nuclear Inspections

The French position came as negotiators reconvened with the aim of reaching a final agreement on the nuclear dispute by June 30.

In a Five-Star Setting, FIFA Officials Are Arrested, the Swiss Way

FIFA officials, including Eduardo Li, were led out of the Baur au Lac hotel on Wednesday. Mr. Li was set to join FIFA0s powerful executive committee this weekend.

World Briefing: Tony Blair to Resign in June as Special Middle East Envoy

Representing the Middle East 0quartet0 of the United States, Russia, the United Nations and the European Union, he made little progress toward a lasting peace.

Jason Rezaian Trial in Iran May Be More About Leverage Than Justice

Jason Rezaian.

Q. and A.: As Jason Rezaian Stands Trial in Iran, Former Prisoners Share Their Experiences

Shane M. Bauer, Sarah Shourd and Joshua F. Fattal, who were jailed in Iran for more than two years, in 2011 in Oakland, Calif.

U.S. Urges European Leaders to Solve Greek Crisis Quickly

Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew, en route to a G-7 meeting in Germany, cited 0broad uncertainties for Europe and the global economy.0

Yemeni-Americans, Thrust Into Limbo, Say U.S. Embassy Unfairly Revokes Passports

Mosed Shaye Omar, 64, a naturalized American citizen since 1978, sued the State Department and Secretary John Kerry, claiming he was coerced into acknowledging that he had a name different from what was on his passport.

Sinosphere Blog: Chinese Tomb Robbers Used Feng Shui to Steal Antiquities

The police arrested 175 people across six provinces for theft and trafficking of $80 million worth of objects in what the government called the biggest antiquities trafficking case in the history of the People0s Republic.

Migrants Rescued From the Sea Face Uncertainty in Indonesian Camps

Refugees lined up to receive food at a temporary shelter on Wednesday in Langsa, Indonesia. Indonesia and Malaysia have agreed to take in roughly 7,000 migrants for up to a year.

David Cameron Sets Course for Britain Amid Pageantry of Queen0s Speech

Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain, center, on Wednesday.

Axact Chief Executive Arrested in Pakistan Over Fake Diplomas Scandal

Shoaib Ahmed Shaikh, center, the chief executive of Axact, after a court appearance Wednesday in Karachi. Mr. Shaikh and four other executives face charges that include fraud and forgery.

Op-Ed Contributor: Malaysia0s Duty to the Rohingyas

Rohingya refugees sleeping on clothes0donated by locals at a shelter in Langsa, Indonesia.

U.S. and Allies to Tie North Korea0s Rights Record to Nuclear Talks

The top nuclear envoys, from left, Junichi Ihara of Japan, Hwang Joon-kook of South Korea and Sung Kim of the United States at a meeting in Seoul, South Korea, on Wednesday.

U.N. Reports About 200 Million Fewer Hungry People Than in 1990

The global count of hungry people has fallen from about one billion 25 years ago to 795 million today, the United Nations says, or about one person out of every nine.

Can China Take a Joke?

Joe Wong performing at the 69 Cafe in downtown Beijing.

A Preview of David Guttenfelder0s Photos From North Korea

Pyongyang along the Taedong River.

A Finance Minister Fit for a Greek Tragedy?

Yanis Varoufakis in his office in the Finance Ministry, which overlooks Syntagma Square.