Front Page: The New York Times – February 22, 2023


Biden Accuses Putin of Atrocities and Urges World to Rebuke Him

In sharply opposed speeches, President Biden said Vladimir V. Putin bore sole responsibility for the war, while Mr. Putin said Russia had invaded in self-defense. But they agreed the war would not end soon.

China’s Courtship of European Powers Hits a Russian Wall

Beijing, in urgent need of reviving its economy, wants to mend ties with Europe but is struggling to create distance between itself and Moscow.

‘Equality of Injustice for All’: Saudi Arabia Expands Crackdown on Dissent

The kingdom’s courts are meting out harsher punishments than ever to citizens who criticize the government, with prosecutions built on Twitter posts ending in prison sentences of 15 to 45 years.

In Vermont, a School and Artist Fight Over Murals of Slavery

Created to depict the brutality of enslavement, the works are seen by some as offensive. The school wants them permanently covered. The artist says they are historically important.

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