Fake Indian Cricket League Swindles Russian Gamblers

There were floodlights, high-definition cameras and umpires with walkie-talkies pinned to their shoulders. The cricket players wore colorful uniforms. The broadcast had the voices of recognized commentators, and the logo of the globally recognized television channel: the BBC. But this was no Indian Premier League, the lucrative cricket tournament that generates hundreds of millions of … Read more

Russia Reaches Out to Iran for Help in Countering West

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, which shares the Black Sea coast with both Russia and Ukraine. He has emerged as one of the most active mediators between their leaders.Credit…Denis Doyle/Getty Images When President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia meet next week in Iran, the two leaders will … Read more

Sri Lanka’s Parliament Holds Key to Who Will Lead Next

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s ousting, after months of protest against him and the powerful ruling dynasty, does not necessarily open an easy path for Sri Lanka out of its economic and political crisis. The transition to a new government now puts the spotlight on a parliament that has long frustrated the island nation of 22 million, … Read more

What We Know About the Protests in Sri Lanka

Follow our live coverage for the latest on Sri Lanka’s political crisis. Months of protests in Sri Lanka reached a crescendo on Saturday when demonstrators stormed into the official residence of the president and the private home of the prime minister. The protesters say the leaders are responsible for the corruption and mismanagement that led … Read more

European Space Agency Cuts Ties With Russia on Its Mars Mission

The European Space Agency is formally ending its partnership with Russia on a rover mission to explore the surface of Mars, the agency’s chief said on Tuesday, citing Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. ESA, an intergovernmental organization with 22 member nations, paused cooperation with Roscosmos, Russia’s state space agency, in March to comply with Western sanctions, … Read more