Ukraine live briefing: Zelensky visits the front line in Kherson; European allies promise more artillery

European Union leaders pledged to jointly deliver 1 million artillery rounds over the next year. They said they will also provide missiles, upon Kyiv’s request.

By Niha MasihMarch 24, 2023

The secretive Israeli think tank behind Netanyahu’s judicial overhaul

The role of the Kohelet Policy Forum in Israel's controversial judicial overhaul has shown the far-reaching political influence of the once obscure think tank.

By Shira RubinMarch 24, 2023

Between Avdiivka and Bakhmut, Ukrainian forces fight Russia on tough terrain

Some front-line Ukranian positions near the town of Niu-York have not moved since 2014, but Russians are pushing south from Bakhmut and north from Avdiivka, aiming to encircle them.

By Alex Horton and Anastacia GalouchkaMarch 24, 2023

The U.S. connection to Uganda’s ‘kill the gays’ bill

While Republican lawmakers are engineering a wave of anti-LGBTQ legislation in some states, U.S. religious groups have campaigned in Africa for hard-line measures there.

By Ishaan TharoorMarch 24, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: ICC and Ukraine agree to open country office; E.U. leaders discuss plans to pressure Russia

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky toured the front-line region of Kherson on Thursday, his second visit to a battleground area in two days.

By Niha Masih, Adela Suliman, Miriam Berger and Sammy WestfallMarch 23, 2023

Are Skittles dangerous? A California bill aims to ban chemicals in candy.

A proposed bill would ban chemicals used in processed foods, including Skittles and Hot Tamales. Here's what you need to know about red dye No. 3 and titanium dioxide.

By Jennifer Hassan, Helier Cheung and Marlene CimonsMarch 23, 2023

France strikes intensify as anger mounts over retirement age hike

Protesters in Paris blocked access to a terminal at France’s busiest airport as workers went on strike over Macron’s plan to raise the retirement age.

By Ellen Francis and Claire ParkerMarch 23, 2023

Netanyahu vows to push through judicial overhaul amid nationwide protests

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he will lead efforts to push through a judicial overhaul, even as protests raged across the country.

By Shira Rubin and Steve HendrixMarch 23, 2023

Governments around the world have moved to ban or restrict TikTok amid security fears

In the past months, numerous countries have moved to limit TikTok, fearing that it could be used to gain access to their citizens’ data or to spread propaganda.

By Jennifer Hassan, Ruby Mellen and Adam TaylorMarch 23, 2023

Patrick French, renowned biographer of V.S. Naipaul, dies at 56

The British author chronicled the modern history of India and Tibet but was best known for “The World Is What It Is,” his incisive biography of Naipaul.

By Harrison SmithMarch 23, 2023

Russia is shipping very old tanks west, signaling shortage in Ukraine

Open-source photographs show T-54 and T-55 Soviet tanks, first put in service in the 1940s, being transported west by railroad, possibly for use in Ukraine.

By Francesca EbelMarch 23, 2023

Deadly Marburg virus outbreaks reported in East and West Africa

The deadly Ebola-like disease spread by bats may be becoming more common under the influence of climate change, say scientists.

By Katharine Houreld and Rael OmbuorMarch 23, 2023

China rejects sale of TikTok

Hours before TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew was set to appear before Congress on Thursday, the Chinese government said it would strongly oppose any forced sale of the company.

By Meaghan Tobin and Drew HarwellMarch 23, 2023

Indian court sentences opposition leader Gandhi to 2 years in prison

The conviction for defamation is the latest attack on media and the opposition in India, raising fears for the democracy in one of the world's most populous nations.

By Gerry ShihMarch 23, 2023

In photos: Muslim world comes together to celebrate Ramadan

Almost 2 billion Muslims across the world will observe the fasting month of Ramadan — abstaining from food and drink from dawn to dusk.

By Morgan Coates and Adela SulimanMarch 23, 2023

North Korea’s ‘first daughter’ spotted wearing Dior jacket — or dupe

Kim Jong Un’s daughter, Kim Ju Ae, apparently wore a $2,800 Christian Dior jacket to a missile launch. It was a statement in North Korea, an impoverished nation.

By Min Joo KimMarch 23, 2023

In Scotland, making whisky with energy from wind, wood chips and tides

Scotland's whisky industry is trying to go net-zero. It's not easy.

By William BoothMarch 23, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Xi departs Russia with no clear progress on peace; Zelensky visits Bakhmut

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday made a visit to the front line in Bakhmut, where Russian forces have almost encircled Ukrainian troops.

By Rachel Pannett, Adela Suliman, Miriam Berger and Sammy WestfallMarch 22, 2023

State Dept. eases restrictions on employees with foreign ties

Critics have called the State Department's restrictions discriminatory, particularly to Asian Americans barred from working in nations such as China and Taiwan.

By Missy Ryan and John HudsonMarch 22, 2023

Europe should detain Putin, give him to ICC if he visits, Blinken says

The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin that accuses him of being responsible for the abduction of Ukrainian children.

By John Hudson and Missy RyanMarch 22, 2023