Boris Johnson fights for political life amid resignations, pressure for him to quit

Johnson, who helped the Conservative Party win a historic landslide election in 2019, has become a liability after scandals that eroded public trust.

By Karla Adam and William BoothJuly 6, 2022

Russia-Ukraine war live updates: Russia’s offensive gains pace in Donetsk; focus shifts to Slovyansk

Donetsk’s governor urged the eastern region’s 350,000 residents to evacuate as Russia intensifies its bombardment and Slovyansk becomes a key battleground.

By Amy Cheng, Andrew Jeong, Adela Suliman, Jennifer Hassan, Karina Tsui and Sammy WestfallJuly 6, 2022

A rescue mission outside of Kyiv

Many of those who are covering the war in Ukraine also call it home. Today on Post Reports, the story of a reporting trip to Chernihiv that also became a rescue mission for one of our colleagues.

By Maggie Penman, Alexis Diao, Reena Flores, Jordan-Marie Smith, Rennie Svirnovskiy, Ariel Plotnick, Emma Talkoff, Sabby Robinson and Sean CarterJuly 6, 2022

Bishops suspend priest convicted of child sex abuse, reopen probe

The Rev. Luis Alberto Mosquera was sentenced to prison for sexually abusing a 6-year-old boy. After an early release, he was allowed to resume his ministry.

By Ana Vanessa HerreroJuly 6, 2022

Iran says British diplomat among several foreigners detained

Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps has accused the detainees of collecting soil samples in a prohibited area.

By Erin CunninghamJuly 6, 2022

Boris Johnson says he won’t resign. Why are his ministers quitting?

More than 20 members of Johnson’s government have resigned since top ministers Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid quit, amid a growing revolt against the prime minister within his party.

By Annabelle Timsit, Karla Adam and William BoothJuly 6, 2022

FBI director suggests China bracing for sanctions if it invades Taiwan

In a rare speech alongside his London counterpart, FBI Director Christopher Wray amps up warnings about Chinese hacking and influence operations.

By Devlin BarrettJuly 6, 2022

Amid energy crisis, E.U. says gas, nuclear can sometimes be ‘green’

The closely watched decision by the European Parliament could shape Europe’s climate policy for years to come.

By Emily Rauhala and Quentin ArièsJuly 6, 2022

Pope announces plans to expand women’s role in Vatican

The pope said he would include two women on committee advising him on selection of bishops.

By Stefano PitrelliJuly 6, 2022

Wealthy Mideast nations boost spending to protect citizens from inflation

Though the region's two biggest economies have been trying to trim their generous social services, the sudden rise in inflation has prompted renewed spending.

By Sarah DadouchJuly 6, 2022

Central America hoped bitcoin would attract tourists. It hasn’t worked.

El Salvador, which made bitcoin legal currency, is trying to use crypto to attract tourists and reduce poverty

By Isabella RolzJuly 6, 2022

I covered Somalia’s last famine a decade ago. It’s about to happen again.

Having also reported on the war in Ukraine, I am struck by the contrast in how the world has reacted to these two immense tragedies.

By Sudarsan RaghavanJuly 6, 2022

#GentleMinions trend of suited-up teens irks — and amuses — moviegoers

Many Despicable Me fans simply pose in suits, but groups of young men participating in a TikTok trend have also disrupted movie screenings.

By Amy ChengJuly 6, 2022

NATO signs accession protocols for Finland and Sweden as Ukraine faces shelling in east

After the signing of the protocols, NATO members must ratify the accession of Sweden and Finland to complete their formal joining of the alliance.

By Adela Suliman, Amar Nadhir, Karina Tsui and Sammy WestfallJuly 6, 2022

Far from Ukraine, Sri Lanka is the epicenter of a global crisis

Sri Lanka’s problems are, in many aspects, unique to its situation and self-inflicted. Yet the astonishing collapse of the country is also inextricably linked to a wider, interlocking series of global phenomena.

By Ishaan TharoorJuly 6, 2022

Peter Brook, towering theater director, dies at 97

Often described as the most influential living director, he breathed new life into Shakespeare and staged a nine-hour adaptation of the “Mahabharata.”

By Harrison SmithJuly 5, 2022

Chile writes a woke constitution. Are Chileans ready for it?

It’s a charter propelled by left-leaning millennials and built for a modern nation led by one. Polls show the voters are poised to reject it.

By John Bartlett and Samantha SchmidtJuly 5, 2022

Boris Johnson’s latest scandal prompts resignation of top ministers

Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Sajid Javid, the health secretary, announced their departures within minutes of each other.

By Karla Adam and William BoothJuly 5, 2022

NATO takes major step toward welcoming Sweden, Finland to alliance

The accession signing ceremony took place as Russia continued to make “substantive progress” in Ukraine’s Donbas region, according to Britain’s Defense Ministry.

By Adela Suliman, Karina Tsui and Robyn DixonJuly 5, 2022

Miguel Etchecolatz, enforcer of Argentina’s ‘Dirty War,’ dies at 93

The former police deputy remained defiant over the atrocities committed during the 1976-1983 military rule.

By Brian MurphyJuly 5, 2022