French man wins right to not be ‘fun’ at work

The man won his wrongful termination case after refusing to take part in social activities he called "humiliating and intrusive."

By Rachel PannettNovember 27, 2022

Ukraine live briefing: Republicans call for tougher oversight of U.S. aid; Kyiv to send food to other nations

House Republicans, who will soon hold a slim majority, warned the Biden administration to expect tougher oversight of the $20 billion in military aid sent to Ukraine.

By Nick Parker, Jennifer Hassan and Marisa IatiNovember 27, 2022

Rare protests against China’s ‘zero covid’ policy erupt across country

Demonstrations were sparked by accusations that pandemic restrictions had hampered rescuers trying to reach a deadly fire in Xinjiang.

By Lily KuoNovember 27, 2022

Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei dies ‘suddenly,’ state says

The Foreign Ministry provided no details about Makei's death. He was set to meet his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, this week.

By Bryan PietschNovember 27, 2022

Kim Jong Un’s daughter emerges from secrecy for second time in days

New photos released by North Korean state media show the leader with his young daughter at a missile launch event, fueling speculation over his succession plans.

By Leo SandsNovember 27, 2022

Pressure builds to step up weapons tracking in Ukraine

Legislation would require greater scrutiny of the $20 billion in military aid President Biden has sent Ukraine, and it has bipartisan support.

By Karoun DemirjianNovember 27, 2022
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I drove the Outback Way: 1,700 miles of red dirt and epic encounters

A Washington Post photojournalist looks back on his two weeks traversing Australia's often grueling, constantly surprising Outback Way.

By Michael Robinson ChavezNovember 27, 2022

Ukraine live briefing: European leaders in Kyiv for show of support during famine commemoration

Electricity was restored to much of Ukraine, but 3 million customers remained without electricity, President Volodymyr Zelensky said Saturday

By David L. Stern, Victoria Bisset, Praveena Somasundaram, Katerina Ang and Justine McDanielNovember 26, 2022

Ukrainians remember suffering inflicted by Stalin, Putin 90 years apart

European leaders met with Ukrainians at summit on food insecurity, remembering victims of 1930s starvation.

By David L. Stern and Francesca EbelNovember 26, 2022

U.S. grants Chevron license to pump oil in Venezuela

Under a new Treasury Department license, it will be able to resume pumping oil. The limited license stipulates that any oil produced can only be exported to the United States. No profits from its sale can go to the Venezuelan company but must be used to pay off Venezuelan creditors in the United States.

By Karen DeYoungNovember 26, 2022

Pakistan’s Imran Khan pulls his party out of legislatures, vows to press peacefully for new elections

The rally in Rawalpindi city, 14 miles from the capital, was the culmination of Khan’s “long march” for “real freedom.”

By Pamela ConstableNovember 26, 2022

Deadly Xinjiang fire stokes discontent over China’s covid restrictions

Videos show firetrucks parked at a distance from the blaze in Urumqi, leading to questions about whether China's coronavirus restrictions worsened the tragedy.

By Christian Shepherd and Lily KuoNovember 26, 2022

An engineering marvel just saved Venice from a flood. What about when seas rise?

The Washington Post got an up-close look at the $6 billion MOSE barrier system, including a hidden world of underwater tunnels.

By Chico Harlan and Stefano PitrelliNovember 26, 2022

Fitting the World Cup into tiny Qatar

Qatar is the smallest country ever to hold the tournament, dwarfed by prior hosts Russia and Brazil, and a future host: the entire continent of North America.

By Ruby Mellen, Jason Aldag, Lindsey Sitz, Ross Godwin and Lauren TierneyNovember 26, 2022

China sentences Canadian pop star Kris Wu to prison for rape

Kris Wu, who had been at the center of one of China's major #MeToo cases, was sentenced to 13 years imprisonment on charges including rape.

By Joyce Lau and Claire HealyNovember 26, 2022

Western sanctions catch up with Russia’s wartime economy

The establishment of a new council to coordinate military supplies reflects the Kremlin's grave concerns over the economy.

By Catherine Belton and Robyn DixonNovember 26, 2022

South Korea clings to North’s denuclearization, despite dwindling chances

There's little optimism that negotiations over the issue will resume — and much concern that North Korea may soon carry out its first nuclear test since 2017.

By Michelle Ye Hee Lee and Min Joo KimNovember 26, 2022

Ukraine live briefing: Putin meets with soldiers’ mothers; NATO chief warns of bleak winter for Ukraine

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Friday pledged ongoing support for Ukraine, saying that backing Ukrainian forces now is a step toward a lasting peace.

By Emily Rauhala, Andrew Jeong, Victoria Bisset, Natalia Abbakumova and Claire ParkerNovember 25, 2022

The short life of baby Serhii, killed in a Ukraine maternity ward

One of the youngest casualties of the war, two-day-old Serhii was among the more than 440 Ukrainian children killed and hundreds more wounded so far as a result of Russia’s invasion.

By Samantha Schmidt and Serhii KorolchukNovember 25, 2022

Trudeau defends using emergency powers against trucker protests

A public inquiry in Ottawa has offered an unusual inside look at police and government decision-making. Few witnesses have emerged unscathed.

By Amanda ColettaNovember 25, 2022