William Branigin

Staff writerWashington, D.C.


The autocratic Mr. Lee transformed Singapore from a British colonial backwater into an orderly state.

  • Mar 22, 2015

Nemtsov, who was among leaders planning an opposition rally for Sunday, was shot on a bridge in the heart of Moscow.

  • Feb 28, 2015

House hearing probes alleged fraudulent claims by examiners about hours spent teleworking.

  • Nov 18, 2014

Mohammad Javad Larijani expressed hope that prosecutors would drop the case against the Post journalist.

  • Nov 6, 2014

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 House speaker pushes back against criticism from the right.

  • Dec 11, 2013
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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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