The Sunday Subject — July 24, 2022

A day after Ukraine and Russia signed a deal allowing Ukraine to reopen its ports to export grain, Russian missiles hit Odessa, Ukraine’s biggest port.

Ukraine is one of the world’s largest exporters of wheat, but has been unable to ship most of its crops since the start of the invasion in February. The Russian attack breaks conditions of the deal. A Ukrainian foreign-ministry spokesman accused Vladimir Putin of “spitting in the face” of António Guterres, the UN secretary-general, and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s president, who brokered the agreement.

The World Health Organization has declared monkeypox a global health emergency.

More than 16,000 cases have been reported this year. The alert, the WHO’s highest, is meant to push countries to coordinate an international response.

A wildfire near Yosemite National Park has spread rapidly after igniting Friday.

More than 6,5000 acres of land have been destroyed. Some 400 firefighters have been deployed, while 6,000 have been told to evacuate the area.