William Branigin
Staff Writer

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.

Latest by William Branigin

Snowden defends his question to Putin on spying

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

Obama approves new sanctions against Russia

Obama approves new sanctions against Russia

President Obama says more Russian officials will be subject to sanctions and signs an order that gives the U.S. authority to impose sanctions on key sectors of the Russian economy.

Ukraine accuses Russia of massing troops near border

Ukraine accuses Russia of massing troops near border

President Obama hosted Ukraine’s interim prime minister today in a show of support for the Kiev government.

Supreme Court overturns ruling in favor of peace activist

Supreme Court overturns ruling in favor of peace activist

The court says a U.S. Air Force base can bar a longtime protester even from a designated protest area.