Russia will soon exhaust its combat capabilities, Western assessments predict
Small shifts in territorial control matter less than the overall balance of forces, which analysts say could shift back in favor of Ukraine in the coming months.
Two killed in Oslo nightlife-district shooting on eve of Pride parade
At least a dozen people are injured and one person was taken into custody near London Pub, a major gay nightclub in Oslo, police said.
U.S. abortion decision ‘horrific’ and ‘appalling,’ world leaders say
Others responded in support of the move. The Vatican said that the decision would challenge “the whole world."
Diplomats urge action as global food crisis deepens
Germany hosted officials in Berlin to discuss ways to blunt the impacts of the global food crisis, which has left 200 million acutely food insecure.
Ukraine retreats from Severodonetsk as Russia advances in the East
Severodonetsk was one of the last cities standing in the way of Russia controlling the entire Luhansk region.
Ukraine pulls back from Severodonetsk
Ukraine’s wins off the battlefield stood in sobering contrast to developments in the country, where Russian troops have made further advances.
Indigenous protesters are paralyzing Ecuador. Here’s why.
The Indigenous protesters of Ecuador have helped oust three presidents. Now they're aiming for No. 4.
Is U.S. a liberal outlier on abortion, as Supreme Court opinion says?
Many countries permit abortions after legal cutoffs under a wide range of exceptions.
Boris Johnson’s Tories suffer fresh electoral defeat; party chair quits
Chairman Oliver Dowden's letter came hours after Conservatives lost in areas where the defeats will shake Tories and renew questions about Johnson’s leadership.
As Biden heads to Europe, the mood on Ukraine is grimmer
When Western allies met earlier this year, their tone on Ukraine was resolute and optimistic. This time, the future is uncertain and the mood far more somber.
In many countries, abortion is protected by law, not court decision
In some countries, rulings similar to Roe opened the door to legalizing abortion. In others, governments passed key legislation expanding access.
U.N. rights body says Israeli soldiers killed American journalist in West Bank
Israeli authorities originally said the fatal shots came from Palestinian gunmen.
Britain to pull $18B in bank notes as it switches from paper to polymer
Paper 20- and 50-pound bank notes will no longer be legal tender as of Sept. 30, the Bank of England said.
They wanted rule of law, so China tried them in secret
The trials of activists in China are so hidden from the public that defense lawyers have to sign non-disclosure agreements.
Kyiv granted E.U. membership candidacy in symbolic win amid war
The historic move marks the start of a process to join the bloc that could take decades - but gives Ukraine a much-needed morale boost.
Russia targeted Ukrainian ammunition to weaken Kyiv on the battlefield
Moscow has bullied countries not to sell Soviet-era shells to Ukraine, and for almost a decade used alleged covert operations to sabotage Ukraine’s ammunition pipeline and supply.
Afghanistan endures yet another deadly shock
The tragedy of Wednesday’s earthquake is compounded by Afghanistan’s political isolation and economic unraveling.
WHO weighs declaring monkeypox a global emergency as European cases surge
A World Health Organization declaration could escalate the international response as monkeypox cases rapidly rise in Britain despite efforts to contain it.
Sri Lanka’s economy has ‘completely collapsed,’ prime minister says
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe spoke to Parliament after weeks of economic and political turmoil.