Russia-Ukraine war live updates: Russia moves to seize Donetsk; widespread missile strikes put Ukraine on alert

Donetsk’s governor urged the eastern region’s 350,000 residents to evacuate as Russia intensified its bombardment.

By Amy Cheng and Andrew JeongJuly 6, 2022

NATO signs accession protocols for Finland and Sweden as Ukraine faces shelling in east

After the signing of the protocols, NATO members must ratify the accession of Sweden and Finland to complete their formal joining of the alliance.

By Adela Suliman, Amar Nadhir, Karina Tsui and Sammy WestfallJuly 6, 2022

Far from Ukraine, Sri Lanka is the epicenter of a global crisis

Sri Lanka’s problems are, in many aspects, unique to its situation and self-inflicted. Yet the astonishing collapse of the country is also inextricably linked to a wider, interlocking series of global phenomena.

By Ishaan TharoorJuly 6, 2022

Peter Brook, towering theater director, dies at 97

Often described as the most influential living director, he breathed new life into Shakespeare and staged a nine-hour adaptation of the “Mahabharata.”

By Harrison SmithJuly 5, 2022

Chile writes a woke constitution. Are Chileans ready for it?

It’s a charter propelled by left-leaning millennials and built for a modern nation led by one. Polls show the voters are poised to reject it.

By John Bartlett and Samantha SchmidtJuly 5, 2022

Boris Johnson’s latest scandal prompts resignation of top ministers

Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Sajid Javid, the health secretary, announced their departures within minutes of each other.

By Karla Adam and William BoothJuly 5, 2022

NATO signs accession protocols for Finland and Sweden

The accession signing ceremony took place as Russia continued to make “substantive progress” in Ukraine’s Donbas region, according to Britain’s Defense Ministry.

By Adela Suliman, Karina Tsui and Robyn DixonJuly 5, 2022

Miguel Etchecolatz, enforcer of Argentina’s ‘Dirty War,’ dies at 93

The former police deputy remained defiant over the atrocities committed during the 1976-1983 military rule.

By Brian MurphyJuly 5, 2022

Twitter sues Indian government over content removal

The legal challenge is likely to escalate tensions with the Indian government, which has increasingly sought to regulate social media platforms.

By Niha Masih and Anant GuptaJuly 5, 2022

After years in ISIS prison camp, they now face an uncertain welcome home

Thousands of people have finally returned from their ISIS detention camp to Iraq. But getting them home will be another story.

By Louisa Loveluck and Mustafa SalimJuly 5, 2022

Activists in Kenya to keep fighting for abortion rights after end of Roe

Although Kenya has liberalized its abortion laws in recent years, activists are now concerned that the overturning of Roe could set back their progress.

By Neha WadekarJuly 5, 2022

After invasion of Ukraine, a reckoning on Russian influence in Austria

The invasion of Ukraine has accelerated a reckoning in Austria on the risks for countries that fall under Moscow's sway.

By Anthony Faiola and Souad MekhennetJuly 5, 2022

Hundreds rescued as Sydney suffers fourth flood in less than 18 months

Days of torrential rain have submerged suburbs — sweeping cars off roads and engulfing bridges — as authorities warned the dangerous weather would continue.

By Michael E. MillerJuly 5, 2022

A growing movement against illegal war

Russia’s invasion ofUkraine has breathed new life into the international justice system and revived debate about the crime of war itself.

By Claire ParkerJuly 5, 2022

Ukraine unveils $750 billion recovery plan as Russia sets sights on Donetsk

The loss of Lysychansk means Russia has seized essentially all of Luhansk province and can move its sights toward neighboring Donetsk.

By Bryan Pietsch, Victoria Bisset, Annabelle Timsit, Sammy Westfall and James BikalesJuly 4, 2022

U.S. concludes unintentional Israeli fire likely killed American journalist

The bullet was too badly damaged to reach a definitive conclusion of its origin, but based on the investigations, the State Department said it came from Israeli positions.

By Shira RubinJuly 4, 2022

Ice avalanche kills 6 in Italian Alps, sparks mass rescue effort

Rescuers were searching for at least 19 missing hikers after a glacier collapse during an early heat wave on Marmolada, the highest mountain in the Dolomites.

By Jennifer HassanJuly 4, 2022

Twelve bodies recovered from Chinese ship sunk by typhoon

A fourth sailor was rescued, leaving 14 crew members unaccounted for.

By Theodora YuJuly 4, 2022

Twelve bodies recovered from Chinese ship sunk by typhoon

A fourth sailor was rescued, leaving 14 crew members unaccounted for.

By Theodora YuJuly 4, 2022

3 dead, 4 seriously hurt in Copenhagen mall shooting

The shooting did not appear to be an act of terrorism, said Copenhagen police, who noted the 22-year-old suspect had a history of psychiatric issues.

By Bryan PietschJuly 4, 2022