Russia-Ukraine war live updates: Biden says G-7 will ban Russian gold imports; strikes hit Kyiv

Moscow is closing in on the city of Lysychansk. Kyiv’s mayor reported several explosions.

By Matt Viser, Ashley Parker, Rachel Pannett, Julian Duplain and Annabelle TimsitJune 26, 2022

Biden: G-7 will ban Russian gold imports to deny Putin revenue for war in Ukraine

Biden, in Germany for the G-7 summit, said gold is “a major export that rakes in tens of billions of dollars for Russia.”

By Matt Viser and Ashley ParkerJune 26, 2022

Embattled Scholz, hosting first major summit, tries to prove mettle

The chancellor's first six months have come at perhaps the most tumultuous time in Europe since World War II. And with it, criticism that he’s not up to the job.

By Loveday Morris, Rick Noack and Vanessa Guinan-BankJune 26, 2022

A Russian musician mounts a modest antiwar protest and pays the price

As Moscow makes examples of small-time activists, Alexandra Skochilenko faces 10 years in prison, bullying and abuse.

By Robyn DixonJune 26, 2022

Monkeypox cases surge as WHO stops short of declaring a global emergency

The World Health Organization said the monkeypox outbreak is an "evolving threat" but does not yet constitute an international public health emergency.

By Rachel Pannett and Annabelle TimsitJune 25, 2022

Russia will soon exhaust its combat capabilities, Western assessments predict

Small shifts in territorial control matter less than the overall balance of forces, which analysts say could shift back in favor of Ukraine in the coming months.

By Liz SlyJune 25, 2022

Two killed in attack on Oslo LGBTQ club; Norway raises terror alert

Oslo Pride canceled a parade planed for later Saturday on police advice, but people took to the streets with rainbow flags anyway.

By Victoria Bisset, Claire Parker and Amy ChengJune 25, 2022

U.S. abortion decision draws cheers, horror abroad

Others responded in support of the move. The Vatican said that the decision would challenge “the whole world."

By Adam Taylor, Erin Cunningham, Karina Tsui and Claire ParkerJune 25, 2022

Ukraine accuses Russia of launching missiles from Belarusian airspace

Ukrainian military intelligence said 12 missiles were fired from Russian Tu-22M3 bombers flying over Belarus, marking the first time that Belarusian airspace has been used for such an attack.

By Amy Cheng, Julian Duplain, David L. Stern and Robyn DixonJune 25, 2022

Va. couple who went missing during sailing trip found safe, Coast Guard says

Yanni Nikopoulos and Dale Jones of Virginia Beach told the Coast Guard their boat was struck by lightning during a storm but they were able to repair a damaged sail.

By Lindsey BeverJune 25, 2022

Japan tops 104 degrees for first time in June amid record heat wave

In a blistering hot June around the Northern Hemisphere, in which records have been set on every contintent, Japan is the latest victim.

By Jason SamenowJune 25, 2022

World’s deepest shipwreck, the Sammy B, is discovered by explorers

The World War II destroyer escort USS Samuel B. Roberts, which sank in the 1944 Battle of Leyte Gulf, was found off the Philippines.

By Adela SulimanJune 25, 2022

As election season nears, Kenyans brace for unrest and hope for peace

Kenya’s presidential election is six weeks away, but the campaign is in full swing, and experts are already warning the August vote could lead to instability.

By Neha WadekarJune 25, 2022

In Africa, Eastern Europe battles Russian narrative on Ukraine

Russia has convinced some African nations that sanctions are causing the global food crisis. Eastern European countries are trying to change that narrative.

By Michael BirnbaumJune 25, 2022

Diplomats urge action as global food crisis deepens

Germany hosted officials in Berlin to discuss ways to blunt the impacts of the global food crisis, which has left 200 million acutely food insecure.

By Missy RyanJune 24, 2022

Ukraine retreats from Severodonetsk as Russia advances in the east

Severodonetsk was one of the last cities standing in the way of Russia controlling the entire Luhansk region.

By Dan Lamothe, Adela Suliman, Victoria Bisset and Annabelle ChapmanJune 24, 2022

Ukraine pulls back from Severodonetsk

Ukraine’s wins off the battlefield stood in sobering contrast to developments in the country, where Russian troops have made further advances.

By Victoria Bisset, Adela Suliman, Andrew Jeong, Amy Cheng, Mary Ilyushina and Claire ParkerJune 24, 2022

Indigenous protesters are paralyzing Ecuador. Here’s why.

The Indigenous protesters of Ecuador have helped oust three presidents. Now they're aiming for No. 4.

By Kimberley Brown and Samantha SchmidtJune 24, 2022

Is U.S. a liberal outlier on abortion, as Supreme Court opinion says?

Many countries permit abortions after legal cutoffs under a wide range of exceptions.

By Miriam BergerJune 24, 2022