Russia-Ukraine war live updates: ‘Scorched earth’ tactics in eastern city; soldier’s war crimes verdict due

President Volodymyr Zelensky will address the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, as Severodonetsk becomes a focal point in the war.

By Rachel Pannett,  Bryan Pietsch,  Annabelle Timsit and Jennifer HassanMay 23, 2022

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.

By Brittany Shammas,  Nick Parker and Rachel PannettMay 23, 2022

Fire engulfs Philippine ferry carrying over 100 people, killing 7

The ferry caught fire in the early hours of the morning, but authorities have not determined a cause beyond saying it started in the engine room.

By Regine CabatoMay 23, 2022

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.”

By Seung Min Kim,  Michelle Ye Hee Lee and Cleve R. Wootson Jr.May 23, 2022

Biden says quarantines for monkeypox aren’t needed in U.S.

Belgium imposed a 21-day quarantine to fight monkeypox, but President Biden said the U.S. had enough vaccine doses to handle flare-ups of the disease.

By Seung Min KimMay 23, 2022

‘Russia House’ in Davos becomes war crimes exhibit ahead of Zelensky address

Ahead of the World Economic Forum, a Ukrainian group transformed the former gathering space for Russian business and government leaders, who were not invited.

By Bryan Pietsch and Lateshia BeachumMay 23, 2022

In shadow of war, there’s no ‘business as usual’ in Davos

The guiding theme of this year’s gathering focuses squarely on how governments and businesses can grapple with “history at a turning point.”

By Ishaan TharoorMay 23, 2022

Global health talks clouded by conspiracy theories about pandemic treaty

The unfounded theory accuses the World Health Organization of conspiring to take power from national governments.

By Adam TaylorMay 22, 2022

A grasp at diplomacy as fighting grinds on in Ukraine

The invasion by Russia continues to exact a toll on Ukraine, particularly in the eastern Donbas and Luhansk regions where Russian troops are concentrated.

By Fenit Nirappil,  Julian Duplain,  Annabelle Timsit and Paulina VillegasMay 22, 2022

Ahead of Biden visit, Israel launches biggest eviction of Palestinians in decades

Rights advocates say the mass expulsion, if completed, would be the largest since the aftermath of the 1967 war.

By Steve Hendrix and Shira RubinMay 22, 2022

Ukrainian leaders warn of dire situation in key eastern city of Severodonetsk

Severodonetsk looks set to be the war’s next major battlefield as Russia apparently deploys BMP-T “Terminator” tank support vehicles.

By Bryan Pietsch,  Julian Duplain,  Victoria Bisset,  Jennifer Hassan,  Lateshia Beachum and Paulina VillegasMay 22, 2022

Deadly thunderstorm complex cuts power to nearly a million in Canada

At least 5 people died as a probable “derecho” swept through Ontario and Quebec.

By Jacob FeuersteinMay 22, 2022

Russia bans 963 Americans, including Biden and Harris — but not Trump

The Russian Foreign Ministry's publication of a list of banned Americans is a largely symbolic move in response to U.S. support for Ukraine and historic sanctions on Russia.

By Timothy BellaMay 22, 2022

Who is Anthony Albanese, the new Australian prime minister?

At a summit in Tokyo on Tuesday, the new Australian prime minister will meet an American president who in many ways is his mirror image.

By Michael E. MillerMay 22, 2022

Biden signs $40 billion Ukraine aid bill

The aid package deepens the U.S. commitment to Ukraine amid signs of preparations for a longer conflict.

By Seung Min Kim,  Julian Duplain,  Amy Cheng,  Andrew Jeong,  Ellen Francis,  Marisa Iati,  Timothy Bella and Meryl KornfieldMay 22, 2022

Ukraine’s first lady details war’s toll on the Zelensky family

In a rare joint television interview, Ukraine’s first lady said: "Nobody takes my husband away from me, not even the war."

By Jennifer HassanMay 22, 2022

Biden visit tests new South Korean president, a foreign policy novice

Yoon Suk-yeol’s first leadership test: Forging a relationship with President Biden, the leader of his country’s most powerful ally.

By Michelle Ye Hee LeeMay 22, 2022

Inside the collapse of the Rajapaksa dynasty in Sri Lanka

How two powerful brothers fell out and took their country down with them.

By Gerry Shih and Hafeel FariszMay 22, 2022

In Cuba, a frantic search for milk

As Cuba careens through its worst economic crisis in 30 years, the staple is one of the most potent symbols of the country’s precarious state.

By Mary Beth SheridanMay 21, 2022

Russia tries to rebound in Ukraine as prospects for victory fade

After the deaths of thousands of Russian soldiers and an avalanche of failures since the invasion of Ukraine began, President Vladimir Putin has narrowed his objectives in a campaign increasingly viewed as unsustainable, unrealistic — and likely unwinnable.

By Dan Lamothe,  Ellen Nakashima and Alex HortonMay 21, 2022