Ukraine live briefing: U.N. chief arrives in Ukraine to review month-old grain export deal
Satellite images show the first grain ship from Ukraine in Syria. Ukrainian forces strike Russia in Crimea for the second time in a week.
Fundraiser launched for statue of Freya, the walrus Norway euthanized
Organizers hope a statue will serve as a reminder that “we cannot or should not always kill and remove nature when it is ‘in the way.’ ”
Scottish council hires man as period dignity officer, stirring criticism
A regional government in Scotland hired a man as its first "period dignity officer," drawing global scrutiny.
Female Saudi activist gets record 34 years in prison for critical tweets
Salma al-Shehab was initially sentenced to six years for her tweets, but the counterterrorism court increased the penalty to 34 years when she appealed.
Crimea attacks point to Ukraine’s newest strategy, official says
Defense chief says Ukraine is counting on Special Forces to hit key Russian capabilities until enough Western weapons arrive for a full-scale counteroffensive
China set to discourage abortion amid concern over birthrates
The government has also vowed to make infertility treatment more widely available to married women.
Putin revives Soviet ‘Mother Heroine’ award for women who have 10 children
Nearly eight decades after Stalin launched the award, Moscow is again worried about population decline, especially amid heavy losses in Ukraine.
Americans are paying for slogans on bombs aimed at Russians
Ukrainians are offering to write personal messages on a growing arsenal of weapons. Westerners are opening their wallets.
Syria denies holding Austin Tice after Biden’s demand for release
The Foreign Ministry statement denied holding any U.S. citizens. President Biden directly accused the Syrian government last week of holding the journalist.
French farmers made salers cheese for 2,000 years — then a drought hit
The most severe drought in France’s history has claimed another victim: salers, a semihard cheese that has been produced for over 2,000 years.
Larry Towell’s iconic ‘The Mennonites’ is back in expanded edition
Gost Books has republished the beloved book with unseen photos.
Lula and Bolsonaro trade religious barbs in battle for evangelical vote
Bolsonaro promised to put God at the center of politics. Lula sees an opening with religious voters dissatisfied with his performance.
Catholic cardinal accused in lawsuit of sexual assault
Cardinal Marc Ouellet, one of the most prominent Catholic leaders in Canada, is a key figure inside the Vatican bureaucracy, leading the department that vets and manages bishops. He has been mentioned as a candidate for pope.
Elon Musk says tweet on Manchester United purchase was a joke
Musk, who has a history of irreverent tweets, had expressed interest in purchasing the storied but troubled soccer club that Forbes values at $4.6 billion.
As Europe burns, Europeans search for firewood
Even as the summer reminded many Europeans of the shared dangers posed by climate change, a cold winter and skyrocketing heating bills may provoke new divisions.
Scientists try to bring Tasmanian tiger back from extinction
Over the coming decade, they plan to use gene editing to turn a dunnart cell into a thylacine cell and bring the extinct marsupial into today’s world.
Ukraine Live Briefing: Ukraine strikes Crimea targets twice in a week
An ammunition depot was on fire near Dzhankoi. Three foreign nationals could face the death penalty in eastern Ukraine.
Russia blames ‘sabotage’ as Ukraine special forces strike again in Crimea
The depot near Dzhankoi exploded a week after a Russian air base in Crimea was rocked by a powerful attack apparently carried out by Ukrainian special forces.
Wolfgang Petersen, Oscar-nominated director of ‘Das Boot,’ dies at 81
The German-born filmmaker was also known for making big-budget blockbusters including "Air Force One" and "The Perfect Storm."
Defeated Kenyan candidate declares election results ‘null and void’
In a news conference, Odinga singled out the head of the election commission for bias and violating the constitution in declaring a winner without the agreement of other IEBC commissioners.