William Branigin

Staff writerWashington, D.C.


Lawmakers approved an association accord with the E.U. and granted more autonomy to eastern regions.

  • Sep 16, 2014

Russia’s president likens the Ukrainian army to Nazi invaders of the Soviet Union during World War II.

  • Aug 29, 2014

Move is clearest sign yet that authorities think clashes between police and residents are subsiding.

  • Aug 22, 2014

The move is clearest sign yet that authorities believe the violent clashes between police and residents are subsiding.

  • Aug 21, 2014

President, Holder escalate federal response to killing of unarmed black teen and ensuing chaos.

  • Aug 14, 2014

The chief prosecutor in Tehran gave no reason for the detention of Jason Rezaian, his Iranian wife and two American photojournalists.

  • Jul 25, 2014

Israel accused members of the Islamist militant group Hamas of carrying out the kidnappings.

  • Jun 30, 2014

At a conference in Mozambique, the U.S. vows to pursue steps toward signing the Mine Ban Treaty.

  • Jun 27, 2014

The organization overseeing the destruction of Syria’s chemical arms cites “a major landmark” in its task.

  • Jun 23, 2014

The fugitive NSA leaker expresses incredulity at the Russian leader’s denial of mass surveillance.

  • Apr 18, 2014
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William Branigin writes and edits breaking news. He previously was a reporter on the Post’s national and local staffs and spent 19 years overseas, reporting in Southeast Asia, Central America, the Middle East and Europe. Before joining the Post in 1979, he was a wire service reporter in Paris and a freelancer in Tehran and Beirut. He later served as the Post’s bureau chief in Bangkok, Mexico City and Manila.
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