Russia-Ukraine war live updates: Ukraine abandons defense of besieged steel plant
Sweden signed an application to join NATO, and Finland's Parliament voted to apply. Explosions rocked the Lviv region.
Biden administration begins easing restrictions on Venezuelan oil
The move, which will allow Chevron to begin negotiating with the government of Nicolás Maduro, is aimed at promoting talks between the Venezuelan government and the U.S.-backed opposition.
Splits open at NATO about how to boost presence in Eastern Europe
Eastern Europe wants big new deployments of NATO troops to defend against Russia, but some other alliance members are skeptical of then need for shifting major forces east, particulalry after seeing Russian forces struggle in Ukraine.
Victory Day unfolds quietly in Ukraine as Putin defends invasion
Russia's president spoke from Moscow's Red Square. Fighting continues in Mariupol, Odessa and Kherson.
China cut tech exports to Russia after U.S.-led sanctions hit
China's technology exports to Russia have dropped significantly since U.S.-led sanctions took effect, U.S. says
Ukraine ends bloody battle for Mariupol; Azovstal fighters evacuated
Hundreds of Mariupol's Azovstal steel plant fighters were evacuated to Russian-held territory after Kyiv struck a cease-fire agreement with Moscow.
Ukraine is now the top recipient of U.S. military aid. Here’s how it surpassed even Israel and Egypt.
The United States has already committed nearly $4 billion in military aid to Ukraine since the war began.
Hezbollah and allies lose majority in Lebanon’s parliamentary elections
Lebanon is in the midst of a crippling economic crisis, and more than a dozen independent candidates won seats.
Why Russia is struggling in eastern Ukraine, in maps
With no end to the war in sight, these maps explain how terrain, geography and logistics are shaping the battle for key cities.
Russian oligarchs loved luxe Sardinia. Now they’re frozen out of paradise.
At least eight villas spread out across 10 miles have been frozen by the Italian government.
What happened in Mariupol, the city Russia besieged and captured?
Moscow had issued an ultimatum to Ukrainians remaining in the besieged port city: Surrender by midday and your life will be spared. Here’s what to know about Mariupol and the humanitarian catastrophe unfolding there.
Inside the global hunt for a culprit in mysterious hepatitis cases
More than 450 cases described as ’extremely unusual because these are healthy children,’ mostly under 5.
In Australia’s quiet climate election, independents could make noise
Natural disasters have pushed concern in Australia about climate change to an all-time high. Yet as the country heads toward a federal election, neither major party is talking much about it.
Why Turkey dissents on Finland and Sweden joining NATO and why it matters
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Turkey is not “favorable” toward Finland and Sweden joining NATO, but he has not ruled it out.
The Orbanization of America: The U.S. right walks in Hungary’s path
To right-wingers in the United States, steeped in anti-liberal grievance, Hungary offers a glimpse of culture war victory and a template for action at home.
Evacuation of Ukrainian soldiers underway at Mariupol steel plant
Even as Russia secured a victory in Mariupol, it suffered another setback on the global stage, as Sweden ended 200 years of military nonalignment to join Finland in applying for NATO membership.
McDonald’s seeks to sell Russian business that is ‘no longer tenable’
French automaker Renault also announced the sale of its Russian assets for 1 ruble amid the ongoing war in Ukraine.
Charles and Camilla visit Canada amid residential schools reckoning
The tour is to “highlight an emphasis on learning from Indigenous peoples." Other royals traveling this year have faced demands for apologies and reparations.