Russia-Ukraine war live updates: Russia intensifies operations in Donbas, ‘destroying’ Severodonetsk
More than 2 million Ukrainians have crossed back into the country, in a sign that a semblance of normalcy is returning to some areas outside the east.
Behind bulletproof shields, Colombian candidates fear for their lives
Front-runner Gustavo Petro could be Colombia's first leftist president. Death threats have led his campaign to take unusual security measures.
Airbnb to close listings in China, where it struggled even before covid
Airbnb was a minor player in the Chinese market. Tujia, a larger competitor, has reportedly offered to take over its listings.
Denmark offers Ukraine Harpoon missiles to fight Russia’s Black Sea blockade
The anti-ship missiles have been compared to the Javelins that have destroyed many Russian tanks during the war.
Biden insists no change in Taiwan policy amid Quad meetings to counter China
The president said that there was no change in the U.S. policy on Taiwan, a day after he pledged to militarily defend the island in the event of a Chinese invasion.
It’s not easy staying green: Keeping out of China’s covid lockdown
China is using constant tests and status codes to beat the coronavirus pandemic, but the result is a constant struggle to maintain the coveted “green” status or face social ostracism.
Biden takes aggressive posture toward China on Asia trip
President Biden said the United States would defend Taiwan militarily if it came under attack by China, despite the U.S. policy of “strategic ambiguity.”
Three theories on Biden’s repeated Taiwan gaffes
Over the course of just nine months, President Biden has said at least three times that the United States would militarily defend Taiwan in the event of an invasion. And administration officials have thrice now walked back these statements.
What are war crimes, and is Russia committing them in Ukraine?
President Biden called Russia's actions in Ukraine a "genocide" as accusations mount that Russian forces have committed war crimes in the invasion.
Hazel Henderson, environmental activist and futurist author, dies at 89
She spent decades campaigning for social change, fighting to limit air pollution in New York City and to rethink conventional yardsticks for economic development.
Russian soldier gets life in prison in Ukraine’s initial war crimes trial
The swift guilty verdict and life sentence could invigorate thousands of other war crimes investigations, Ukrainian officials said.
Russian soldier convicted of war crime — one of 13,000 probes, says Ukrainian official
Volodymyr Zelensky, speaking the World Economic Forum in Davos, accused Russia of “becoming a state of war criminals.”
International military aid for Ukraine accelerates, Pentagon says
The Pentagon announced Monday that about 20 countries have pledged new security assistance packages for Ukraine, including new anti-ship missiles, additional attack helicopters and tanks.
Deadly thunderstorm complex cuts power to nearly a million in Canada
At least 10 people died as a probable “derecho” swept through Ontario and Quebec.
Ukraine issues stamp commemorating sinking of Russian warship
The altered stamp release comes after Ukrainian forces, using intelligence from the United States, attacked the Moskva, the flagship of Russia’s Black Sea fleet. It later sank.
What rights do prisoners of war have under international law?
The Geneva Conventions lay out rules for the treatment of captured fighters. Here's what to know.
‘Ashamed’ Russian diplomat resigns over Putin’s ‘aggressive war’
In a letter circulated to colleagues and posted on social media, Boris Bondarev, counsellor to the Russian UN mission in Geneva, says he's never been "so ashamed" of his country.
Why Severodonetsk in eastern Ukraine is key to Russia’s war
Ukraine says Russia is using "scorched earth" tactics in Severodonetsk after its seizure of the port city of Mariupol.