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President Vladimir Putin yesterday prolonged his rule over Russia till 2030, utilizing a closely stage-managed election with no actual opposition to say overwhelming public help for his home dominance and his invasion of Ukraine.

Western governments condemned the election, and a few Russians tried to show the vote right into a protest by forming lengthy strains at polling stations at midday. Ukraine sought to solid its personal vote of types, firing a volley of exploding drones at Moscow and different targets.

However the Kremlin brushed these challenges apart and launched outcomes claiming that Putin had received 87 % of the vote, a fair larger quantity than within the 4 earlier elections by which he ran.

In a information convention after the voting, Putin commented for the primary time on the demise of the imprisoned opposition chief Aleksei Navalny, calling it an “unlucky incident.” (Navalny’s widow, Yulia Navalnaya, waited in line for hours to vote in Berlin.)

The extent of the general public’s true help for Putin was onerous to evaluate, with opposition candidates barred from working — the three different candidates on the poll didn’t criticize Mr. Putin — and the work of unbiased ballot observers diminished to its lowest stage because the days of the Soviet Union.

Putin is ready to make use of his new six-year time period to additional cement his management of Russian politics and to press on with the warfare in Ukraine. If he finishes the time period, he’ll turn into the longest-serving Russian chief since Catherine the Nice within the 1700s.

“That’s one thing that Israel, the Israeli public, does by itself,” Netanyahu stated in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “We’re not a banana republic.”

The remarks by Schumer, the Senate majority chief, had been a part of a scathing speech he gave final week, throughout which the New York Democrat additionally accused Netanyahu of placing his political survival earlier than the nice of his nation. The speech was indicative of the rising hole between Israel and the U.S. on the warfare in Gaza. President Biden praised the speech however stopped wanting endorsing Schumer’s name for a brand new election.

Netanyahu, in remarks to his authorities, vowed that the Israeli army would invade Rafah, the place greater than 1,000,000 Gazans have taken shelter. Displaced individuals there are terrified by the prospect of a floor invasion.

Humanitarian disaster:New approaches for getting help into Gaza haven’t curtailed the starvation and malnutrition there, consultants stated.

After the riot on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, officers and social media firms labored to rein within the lies that spurred the assault. Donald Trump and his allies launched into their very own coordinated effort to dam what they known as harmful censorship of conservatives, with monetary help from conservative donors who’ve backed teams that promoted lies about voting in 2020.

That effort, little observed by most Individuals, has weakened checks on disinformation on-line, probably bolstering Trump’s try and recapture the presidency.

U.S. elections: Trump once more described immigrants as “poisoning” America. President Biden’s re-election marketing campaign stated it had raised $53 million in February, which is predicted to widen Democrats’ money benefit over Republicans.

The designer Phoebe Philo, who remodeled the French style manufacturers Chloé and Celine, has been known as the Chanel of her era. However Philo walked away from the business virtually seven years in the past, turning into a fable virtually in a single day.

In her first interview in a decade, Philo spoke with Vanessa Friedman, our chief style critic, about reversing a dressmaker’s conventional trajectory by beginning her personal label after working for main manufacturers.

Stay lived:Steve Harley was a British rock star who topped British music charts with the one “Make Me Smile.” He died at 73.

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Equals for now:Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner are the way forward for tennis.

The 1927 silent comedy “The Callahans and the Murphys” depicted stereotypes of Irish Individuals so noxious that it was yanked from circulation and is now thought of misplaced. That didn’t cease my colleague Dan Barry, who realized in regards to the movie whereas impulsively researching the actor Marie Dressler, from ultimately monitoring down a brief clip from the film, which one critic and historian described as “legendary.”

“There’s actually solely been a handful of movies that, as an alternative of merely being edited, had been pulled altogether as a result of they had been thought of offensive,” the historian stated.

You possibly can watch that clip, which Barry present in an unlimited storehouse run by the Library of Congress, and one other one found within the Irish Movie Institute’s assortment, in his article.

That’s it for at this time’s briefing. Thanks for spending a part of your morning with us, and see you tomorrow. — Dan

P.S. Steven Erlanger, The Instances’s chief diplomatic correspondent, compares the chief of HBO’s “The Regime” to autocrats he has coated.

You possibly can attain Dan and the group atbriefing@nytimes.com.

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