Ukraine Live Briefing: U.N. urges demilitarization at nuclear plant; grain ship sails to Ethiopia

The U.N. chief called for military forces to leave the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant site. The Brave Commander ship is carrying Ukrainian grain to the Horn of Africa.

By Ellen Francis and Katerina AngAugust 12, 2022

As India marks its first 75 years, Gandhi is downplayed, even derided

A more muscular, chauvinistic India is casting aside the "father of the nation" for other heroes.

By Gerry ShihAugust 12, 2022

Russia becomes China’s ‘junior partner’

As tensions mount over Ukraine and Taiwan, Russia and China are drawing closer together. But the power imbalance between both countries is also getting more and more stark.

By Ishaan TharoorAugust 12, 2022

Ukraine Live Briefing: U.N. chief calls for cease-fire at nuclear plant as ‘catastrophic consequences’ loom

Satellite images appear to show damaged planes at the Saki Air Base in Crimea. The U.N. Security Council could meet over the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant.

By Reis Thebault, Ellen Francis, Sean Fanning, Robyn Dixon and Adam TaylorAugust 11, 2022

Raging fire destroys forests, displaces thousands in southwest France

Firefighters from several European countries have deployed to France to help battle a raging wildfire that has torn through the country’s southwest.

By Karina TsuiAugust 11, 2022

Rollercoaster accident at Legoland Germany injures more than 30

Two cars crashed into each other on Legoland Germany's "Fire Dragon" roller coaster when one car failed to stop.

By Sammy WestfallAugust 11, 2022

A man took hostages at a bank in Lebanon. People came to support him.

The incident reflected a deep frustration in Lebanon over an ever-worsening economic crisis.

By Sarah Dadouch, Nader Durgham and Suzan HaidamousAugust 11, 2022

Russia confirms prisoner swap talks as U.S. hopes for Griner, Whelan release

A Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman said talks on a prisoner exchange are ongoing, but he warned the United States against conducting diplomacy in public.

By Robyn DixonAugust 11, 2022

Judith Durham, who sang with Australia’s the Seekers, dies at 79

Her Australian quartet recorded 1960s hits such as "Georgy Girl." Her admirers included Elton John, who once said she had "the purest voice in popular music."

By Harrison SmithAugust 11, 2022

Chinese navy ship near Sri Lanka sparks diplomatic standoff

Indian and U.S. officials have asked Sri Lanka to rebuff a Chinese ship’s request to dock.

By Gerry Shih, Hafeel Farisz and Niha MasihAugust 11, 2022

U.K. charges alleged ISIS ‘Beatles’ member with terrorism offenses

Aine Davis was arrested at Luton Airport, north of London, on Wednesday after being deported by Turkish authorities.

By Jennifer HassanAugust 11, 2022

Beneath Kabul’s surprising veneer of normalcy, a precarious balancing act

Terrorist attacks, mixed signals on girls’ education disrupt Afghans’ detente with Taliban regime.

By Pamela ConstableAugust 11, 2022

China’s growing reach is transforming a Pacific island chain

Beijing's beachhead in the Solomon Islands has sparked fears of a loss of sovereignty and warnings of trouble ahead in the strategically located country.

By Michael E. MillerAugust 11, 2022

As Gaza’s factions vie for influence, civilians bear the cost of war

As Hamas and Islamic Jihad compete for popular support, and battle with Israel, it is Gaza's civilians that are left to pick up the pieces.

By Steve Hendrix and Hazem BaloushaAugust 11, 2022

London children offered polio vaccine booster as virus found in wastewater

Children ages 1 to 9 will be offered a booster dose amid global fears of a polio resurgence. The United States and Israel have also recently reported incidents.

By Rachel PannettAugust 11, 2022

Crimea was a holiday spot for sunbathing Russians. Then the war hit.

Crimea's status as a “gray zone” next to a conflict hadn't kept tourists away. Explosions might.

By Adam TaylorAugust 11, 2022

North Korea claims miraculous win over coronavirus, says Kim suffered a fever

Pyongyang said the victory was led by Kim Jong Un. The claims were met with widespread international skepticism.

By Michelle Ye Hee Lee and Min Joo KimAugust 10, 2022

Ukraine Live Briefing: Russia ‘cannot feel safe in Crimea’ after air base blasts

A Ukrainian attack in Crimea would be a dramatic escalation in the war, demonstrating an ability by Ukrainian forces to strike at Russia far from the front lines.

By Adela Suliman, Isabelle Khurshudyan, Kendra Nichols, Karina Tsui, Sammy Westfall and Meryl KornfieldAugust 10, 2022

Chinese court rejects appeal in landmark sexual harassment case

When Zhou Xiaoxuan first went public with her accusations against a star TV presenter in China, her story inspired many other women to come forward.

By Karina TsuiAugust 10, 2022