Russia says notifications of ballistic missile launches will continue

Clarifying previous statements, Russia's deputy foreign minister said Moscow would comply with a 1988 notification agreement despite the suspension of the New START nonproliferation accord.

By Francesca EbelMarch 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

Who is the Wall Street Journal reporter arrested in Russia?

Here’s what we know so far about Evan Gershkovich, the 31-year-old U.S. citizen who could face up to 20 years in a Russian prison if he’s convicted of espionage charges.

By Timothy BellaMarch 30, 2023

Philippine ferry fire leaves dozens dead or injured, authorities say

Passengers were forced to jump into the sea as flames engulfed the vessel, which was traveling from Zamboanga in the southern Philippines.

By Regine Cabato and Rebecca TanMarch 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

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

Secret trove offers rare look into Russian cyberwar ambitions

More than 5,000 pages of documents from a Moscow-based contractor offer glimpse into planning and training that would allow Russia’s intelligence agencies and hacking groups to find vulnerabilities, coordinate attacks and control online activity.

By Craig Timberg, Ellen Nakashima, Hannes Munzinger and Hakan TanriverdiMarch 30, 2023

7 takeaways from the Vulkan Files investigation

Here are key takeaways from the Vulkan Files, which examined a secret trove of more than 5,000 pages of documents that provide a glimpse into how Russia wages cyberattacks, sows disinformation and surveils the internet.

By Craig TimbergMarch 30, 2023

Russia sentences dad to jail after daughter’s antiwar art, but he flees

With his 13-year-old daughter already confined to an orphanage, Alexei Moskalyov made a dramatic escape rather than face two years in prison for posting antiwar views online.

By Robyn DixonMarch 30, 2023

‘Phantom cat shaver’ targeting pets in Britain — and no one knows why

At least 80 cats have reportedly been shaved by unknown strangers, leaving pet owners, particularly in the English county of Kent, worried and perplexed.

By Jennifer HassanMarch 30, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Russia detains U.S. journalist; IAEA warns of fighting near nuclear plant

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 and Emily RauhalaMarch 30, 2023

Bolsonaro arrives home in Brazil — and faces an uncertain future

The former president faces a laundry list of investigations related to his controversial term in office.

By Terrence McCoy and Moriah BalingitMarch 30, 2023

Why French workers are fighting to retire at 62

France has a lower minimum retirement age than many of its European neighbors. Here's why protesters and strikers are battling to keep it that way.

By Ellen Francis and Claire ParkerMarch 30, 2023

Vatican says pope has bronchitis, is improving but remains hospitalized

Pope Francis was hospitalized with a respiratory infection the night before, raising concerns about the 86-year-old pontiff's health.

By Stefano Pitrelli and Miriam BergerMarch 30, 2023

Australia ends ‘wasted decade’ with emissions reduction law, leader says

Similar measures have long been around elsewhere, but in Australia, where conflict over climate policy has been a toxic political issue, it is a major shift.

By Frances VinallMarch 30, 2023

Russia’s covert operations have a major weakness: Hubris

A new report details how a lack of self-awareness hurts Russia's intelligence agencies, despite their brash ambition.

By Adam TaylorMarch 30, 2023

Yang Bing-yi, who built a soup-dumpling empire, dies at 96

He partnered with his wife to start the Taiwanese restaurant chain Din Tai Fung, which helped popularize Shanghai-style soup dumplings around the world.

By Harrison SmithMarch 29, 2023

Fatal fire, damning video put harsh focus on Mexico’s migrant centers

Catholic Church leaders, human rights groups, the opposition party and even government allies are demanding an end to abuses within the facilities.

By Mary Beth SheridanMarch 29, 2023

Keith Reid, ‘Whiter Shade of Pale’ lyricist, dies at 76

He was a member of the British band Procol Harum when he wrote "A Whiter Shade of Pale," which sold more than 10 million copies.

By Tim PageMarch 29, 2023

Edward MacMahon, who helped defend ‘20th hijacker’ after 9/11, dies at 62

Mr. MacMahon became a harsh critic of the military commissions in Guantánamo Bay, calling them "trial by whim."

By Brian MurphyMarch 29, 2023