Russia-Ukraine war live updates: Biden says G-7 will ban Russian gold imports; strikes hit Kyiv
Moscow is closing in on the city of Lysychansk. Kyiv’s mayor reported several explosions.
Biden: G-7 will ban Russian gold imports to deny Putin revenue for war in Ukraine
Biden, in Germany for the G-7 summit, said gold is “a major export that rakes in tens of billions of dollars for Russia.”
Embattled Scholz, hosting first major summit, tries to prove mettle
The chancellor's first six months have come at perhaps the most tumultuous time in Europe since World War II. And with it, criticism that he’s not up to the job.
A Russian musician mounts a modest antiwar protest and pays the price
As Moscow makes examples of small-time activists, Alexandra Skochilenko faces 10 years in prison, bullying and abuse.
Monkeypox cases surge as WHO stops short of declaring a global emergency
The World Health Organization said the monkeypox outbreak is an "evolving threat" but does not yet constitute an international public health emergency.
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 attack on Oslo LGBTQ club; Norway raises terror alert
Oslo Pride canceled a parade planed for later Saturday on police advice, but people took to the streets with rainbow flags anyway.
U.S. abortion decision draws cheers, horror abroad
Others responded in support of the move. The Vatican said that the decision would challenge “the whole world."
Ukraine accuses Russia of launching missiles from Belarusian airspace
Ukrainian military intelligence said 12 missiles were fired from Russian Tu-22M3 bombers flying over Belarus, marking the first time that Belarusian airspace has been used for such an attack.
Va. couple who went missing during sailing trip found safe, Coast Guard says
Yanni Nikopoulos and Dale Jones of Virginia Beach told the Coast Guard their boat was struck by lightning during a storm but they were able to repair a damaged sail.
Japan tops 104 degrees for first time in June amid record heat wave
In a blistering hot June around the Northern Hemisphere, in which records have been set on every contintent, Japan is the latest victim.
World’s deepest shipwreck, the Sammy B, is discovered by explorers
The World War II destroyer escort USS Samuel B. Roberts, which sank in the 1944 Battle of Leyte Gulf, was found off the Philippines.
As election season nears, Kenyans brace for unrest and hope for peace
Kenya’s presidential election is six weeks away, but the campaign is in full swing, and experts are already warning the August vote could lead to instability.
In Africa, Eastern Europe battles Russian narrative on Ukraine
Russia has convinced some African nations that sanctions are causing the global food crisis. Eastern European countries are trying to change that narrative.
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.