Ms. May is still expected to win the election next Thursday, but the once-yawning gap between her and Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour Party leader, has narrowed, reflecting a growing consensus that her campaign has stumbled badly.

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• “A crime against humanity.”

Kabul residents were searching for loved ones after a truck bombing killed at least 80 people and wounded hundreds, in one of the bloodiest attacks of the Afghan war.

Pictures showed smoke, chaos and carnage. The Taliban denied responsibility, but Afghan officials blamed the group’s notorious Haqqani wing.

Germany, whose embassy was badly damaged in the blast, postponed a flight that would have sent some Afghan asylum-seekers home. Under an E.U. agreement with Afghanistan, tens of thousands of Afghan migrants on the Continent face repatriation.

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• China’s premier, Li Keqiang, met with Chancellor Angela Merkel in Germany, before heading to Brussels for a Europe-China summit today. China may see President Trump’s antagonistic behavior toward Europe as an opportunity.

President Trump’s criticism of German trade policy has set off alarm bells in parts of the American South. He is popular there, but German companies are important employers.

Meanwhile, China’s economic might is increasingly apparent in Europe, its top trade partner. Consider how China’s wealthy are turning to European clinics for medical treatment. Or the German engineer who moved to China, where he received a grant for artificial intelligence research six times larger than what he might have gotten in Europe.

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• The K.G.B. rejected his job application. He couldn’t even sell vodka to Russians. But Andrei Trubnikov became one of the country’s most successful businessmen, leading a global cosmetics brand, Natura Siberica.

• Twitter has failed to meet European standards for removing hate speech online, the European Commission is expected to say today, as pressure mounts on technology companies.

Entrepreneurs are working to turn excess food into edible replacements for packaging materials. Imagine milk protein pizza boxes, or cans made of tomato skins.

Here’s a snapshot of global markets.

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• The Manchester bomber, Salman Abedi, who killed 22 people at a pop concert last week, mainly acted alone, the British police said. [The New York Times]

Lawmakers in Macedonia endorsed a new center-left coalition government led by Zoran Zaev, a former opposition leader, ending a six-month political stalemate. [Radio Free Europe]

President Trump is considering reinstating limits on travel and commerce with Cuba. [The New York Times]

• The European Commission has proposed a series of measures aimed at shoring up the euro, including the appointment of a de facto E.U. finance minister. [Politico]

• A Russian court ordered the dissident Alexei Navalny to redact a popular video report detailing graft allegations against top officials. [Reuters]

• A court in Germany ruled that the parents of a teenager who died in 2012 have no right to gain access to her private Facebook messages. [Deutsche Welle]

• The partner of the French policeman killed by a jihadist on the Champs-Élysées in April married him posthumously. [France 24]

• A ban on smoking in bars, restaurants and cafes in the Czech Republic went into effect today. [Associated Press]

Smarter Living

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• Every home gets dirty — big, small, apartment or vacation home. Why not try cleaning smarter?

• Learn to say no more often. Giving in with an easy yes risks overcommitting our time, our energy and even our finances.

• Twenty-minute pasta: Try this quick recipe with tomatoes and fresh herbs.

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• The Netherlands is celebrating the 100th anniversary of de Stijl (the Style), the art movement Piet Mondrian helped found, with a series of exhibitions.

• In memoriam: Laura Biagiotti, an Italian designer, died at 73. Alistair Horne, a historian of wars and onetime British spy, died at 91.

• French Open: CiCi Bellis, an 18-year-old American, advanced to the third round.

• Gucci’s Alessandro Michele took over a palazzo in Florence for an over-the-top show, featuring edgy independent musicians from Italy, Australia and elsewhere.

“Wonder Woman” got a rave review from our critic. Starring the Israeli actress Gal Gadot, it’s the first big-budget superhero movie directed by a woman, Patty Jenkins. We asked her to narrate a scene from the film.

Back Story

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Tomorrow, the French astronaut Thomas Pesquet is expected to return from space, along with a Russian colleague.

During six months at the International Space Station, Mr. Pesquet went on spacewalks and conducted experiments — followed by hundreds of thousands of earthbound followers on Twitter and Instagram.

He regularly shared mesmerizing images, like a spacewalk selfie and a photo of the polar lights.

Among the notable videos: a mannequin challenge and an encounter with a tortilla layered with rehydrated beef that floated in space and “tasted like heaven.”

One photo of Belgium started a debate about the country’s energy consumption. (Most streetlights are kept on all night.)

And in collaboration with the earthbound artist Eduardo Kac, he created artwork in space. He also played the saxophone in a music video.

He reflected on his journey in a video. “It takes all of this technology to come up here and understand the simplicity of things,” he said. “From here, it’s really difficult to understand borders, wars and hate.”

On Twitter, Mr. Pesquet wrote that he “can’t wait to be on Earth again” and see his family. “But I will certainly miss the view.”

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