Ukraine live briefing: Russia takes U.N. Security Council presidency; calls mount for release of U.S. reporter

The White House said Russia has "no place on the U.N. Security Council.” Calls are growing for the release of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich.

By Kelsey Ables and Adela SulimanApril 1, 2023

350 million are ‘marching toward hunger,’ says outgoing U.N. food chief

World Food Program head David Beasley says climate change and the Ukraine war are partly to blame for worsening hunger. Cindy McCain replaces him this month.

By Andrew JeongApril 1, 2023

Mexican military accused of hindering probe of 43 missing students

International investigators claim the country's powerful military is blocking access to details that could be crucial in solving the students' disappearance.

By Oscar Lopez and Mary Beth SheridanMarch 31, 2023

Moscow hadn’t accused a U.S. reporter of spying since the Cold War — until this week

In 1986, the USSR claimed American journalist Nicholas Daniloff was a spy. Nearly four decades later, Moscow said the same of WSJ reporter Evan Gershkovich.

By Adam TaylorMarch 31, 2023

Andrew Tate and brother released from jail, put under house arrest

Andrew Tate, who spent months in a Romanian jail accused of human trafficking, won an appeal to go on house arrest.

By Dan Rosenzweig-ZiffMarch 31, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: ‘Let him go,’ Biden says of U.S. reporter detained in Russia

Press advocates have called for the release of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, 31, a U.S. journalist accused by Russia of espionage.

By Kelsey Ables, Ellen Francis and Adam TaylorMarch 31, 2023

Arresting U.S. journalist, Kremlin ruthlessly pursues wartime aims

The arrest of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich and prosecution of a Russian dad spotlight Vladimir Putin's willingness to disregard global norms and squash dissent at all costs.

By Robyn Dixon and Natalia AbbakumovaMarch 31, 2023

Pope to leave hospital, take part in Palm Sunday services, Vatican says

After being hospitalized for bronchitis Wednesday there were fears for the 86-year-old pontiff's health.

By Stefano Pitrelli and Karla AdamMarch 31, 2023

Italy temporarily bans ChatGPT over privacy concerns

The Italian data protection agency cited concerns about privacy and the absence of age checks with the artificial-intelligence chatbot.

By Claire Parker and Cat ZakrzewskiMarch 31, 2023

Olympian Oscar Pistorius denied parole 10 years after murdering girlfriend

South African Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius was found guilty of shooting model Reeva Steenkamp dead on Valentine's Day 2013.

By Lesley WroughtonMarch 31, 2023

How China let a ship banned for ferrying North Korean coal go rogue

The case of the Petrel 8, a zombie ship that came back to life, shows that the sanction regime on Pyongyang is full of holes.

By Ellen Nakashima, Cate Cadell and Dera Menra SijabatMarch 31, 2023

Vatican rejects ‘doctrine of discovery’ used to justify colonial rule

The Catholic Church's move comes centuries after papal decrees were used by European powers to seize Indigenous land in Canada, the United States and elsewhere.

By Niha MasihMarch 31, 2023

The stuffed animals comforting Ukraine’s children in wartime

“It’s like a line appeared," said a fourth-grade teacher in Bucha. "There was childhood on one side — and all of a sudden they grew up.”

By Siobhán O'Grady and Kamila HrabchukMarch 31, 2023

Under Biden, U.S. sees unions as key ally in democracy agenda

The importance of organized labor in the life of democracies and how to bolster unions were main themes on the last day of the Summit for Democracy.

By Ishaan TharoorMarch 31, 2023

Taiwan, like Ukraine, is fighting for democracy, Tsai says in New York

Beijing is threatening to retaliate if Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen goes ahead with a planned meeting in California with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.

By Meaghan Tobin and Ellen NakashimaMarch 30, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: White House condemns Russia’s detention of U.S. journalist; Finland clears NATO hurdle

Russia's Federal Security Service said it detained Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich and opened an “espionage” case against him.

By Niha Masih, Annabelle Timsit, Robyn Dixon, Emily Rauhala, Miriam Berger, Missy Ryan and Francesca EbelMarch 30, 2023

Turkey approves Finland’s NATO bid, clearing path for it to join alliance

Finland and Sweden applied to join the military bloc after Russia invaded Ukraine. Turkey has still not approved Sweden's bid.

By Emily Rauhala, Annabelle Timsit and Kareem FahimMarch 30, 2023

‘Extensive’ failures marred response in Canada’s worst mass shooting

Inquiry finds that authorities missed a litany of red flags and ignored warnings about the gunman's history of violence and illegal firearms.

By Amanda ColettaMarch 30, 2023

Wall Street Journal reporter arrested in Russia by security service

Russia's Federal Security Service, the FSB, said that it detained reporter and U.S. citizen Evan Gershkovich and opened an investigation into "espionage."

By Robyn DixonMarch 30, 2023

King Charles III applauds German and British unity in defending Ukraine

King Charles's first royal visit is to one of the stalwarts of the European Union and comes amid tensions between the bloc and its recently departed member, Britain.

By Kate BradyMarch 30, 2023