Wednesday Briefing: Zelensky’s Warning at the U.N.

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President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine addressing the U.N. General Assembly yesterday.
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President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine utilized his code astatine the U.N. General Assembly yesterday to pass that Russia’s aggression would not halt astatine the borders of Ukraine.

“The extremity of the contiguous warfare against Ukraine is to crook our land, our people, our lives, our resources into a limb against you, against the planetary rules-based order,” Zelensky told the leaders. He added that Russia was weaponizing essentials similar nutrient and vigor “not lone against our country, but against each of yours, arsenic well.”

His remarks were among the astir scathing successful a bid of addresses by satellite leaders astatine this year’s gathering. A fewer hours earlier, President Biden condemned Russia’s “naked aggression” and said the U.S. would proceed to basal with the “brave radical of Ukraine.”

If the satellite appeases Russia, Biden asked, “can immoderate subordinate authorities successful this assemblage consciousness assured that they are protected? If we let Ukraine to beryllium carved up, is the independency of immoderate federation secure?”

Biden sought to antagonistic warfare fatigue some astatine location and overseas adjacent arsenic House Republicans backmost successful Washington clasp up further subject assistance to Ukraine and neutral nations astir the globe stay connected the sidelines oregon adjacent facilitate the Kremlin’s invasion.

More weapons: As Zelensky spoke successful New York City, 50 defence ministers and different apical officials met successful Ramstein, Germany, to sermon providing subject assistance to Ukraine. The U.S. defence caput said U.S.-made Abrams conflict tanks volition get soon, yet bringing a almighty limb to the battlefield successful a bid to assistance Ukraine beforehand successful its slow-moving counteroffensive.


The coffin of Hardeep Singh Nijjar during a ceremonial work successful Surrey, British Columbia, successful June.Credit...Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press, via Associated Press

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada yesterday firmly rejected the Indian government’s denial of immoderate engagement successful the assassination of a Sikh dissident successful Canada. He offered nary details to enactment his charge, lone citing “credible allegations” by Canadian information agencies.

Canada pressed its allies to situation India aft its bombshell allegation, and India moved to expel a apical Canadian diplomat successful a tit-for-tat move. If the accusation is confirmed, it could people a brazen caller crook for India’s information agencies: The assassination of Hardeep Singh Nijjar would beryllium the archetypal specified known lawsuit successful a Western nation. Here’s a illustration of Nijjar, who moved to Canada aft the Indian authorities was cracked down connected the Sikh movement.


President Biden and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman successful Saudi Arabia past year.Credit...Doug Mills/The New York Times

American and Saudi officials are discussing a pact modeled connected U.S. subject pacts with Japan and South Korea to get Saudi Arabia to normalize relations with Israel, according to U.S. officials.

U.S. officials person said a Saudi-Israeli statement would defuse Arab-Israeli tensions and bring the kingdom person to the U.S. and farther from China’s orbit. But immoderate pact that is akin to Washington’s pacts with its East Asian allies is definite to gully beardown objections from Congress. Some lawmakers spot the Saudi authorities arsenic an unreliable spouse who cares small astir U.S. interests oregon quality rights.


A heavy broad of fume hanging implicit parts of the Sydney past week.Credit...Mark Baker/Associated Press


Apartments damaged yesterday by shelling successful the superior of Nagorno-Karabakh.Credit...Siranush Sargsyan/Associated Press


Kharis, a young subordinate of the Punan Batu, playing a guitar made of terap wood.Credit...Joshua Irwandi

The Punan Batu radical connected the land of Borneo were believed to person vanished. When interaction was made successful 2018 with a clan of astir 30 families, immoderate anthropologists dismissed the tribe’s beingness arsenic a hoax. Now, however, a caller survey is poised to eliminate doubts astir the Punan Batu’s history. The probe could assistance marque the lawsuit that they merit a manus successful managing their forest.


In Lies of P, the fictional metropolis of Krat is overrun with murderous puppets.Credit...Neowiz Games

Here’s a small spot astir me: When I’m not moving connected newsletters, I often play video games to unwind and sojourn worlds that don’t exist. I wrote a communicative astir Lies of P, a caller crippled successful the souls-like benignant — a genre known for its punishing trouble — from a South Korean studio. It traces a puppet’s arduous travel to extremity a convulsive uprising by automatons created to service humans.

Transporting ideas from Carlo Collodi’s “The Adventures of Pinocchio” into a fictional metropolis inspired by the Belle Époque period, Lies of P presents a dark, lush and terrifying world that targets fans of FromSoftware’s Bloodborne, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and the Dark Souls series. It has received mostly affirmative reviews, but the crippled faces skepticism from die-hard souls-like fans: Is it a worthy illustration of the genre oregon a woody imitation?

Lives lived: Roger Whittaker, a British vocalist whose ballads and people songs caught the sentiments of cleanable summertime days and past farewells, has died astatine 87.


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