As protests rage on, Iran carries out strikes against Kurds in Iraq

The missile and drone strikes killed at least nine people and wounded more than 30, including civilians and children, according to Iraqi authorities.

By Mustafa SalimSeptember 28, 2022

Bank of England intervenes to avert credit crunch, economic fallout

Prime Minister Liz Truss, who is just three weeks into the job, is trying to change the British economy with bold — some would say risky — actions that have spooked investors.

By David J. Lynch and Karla AdamSeptember 28, 2022

E.U. warns of ‘robust’ response against sabotage after Nord Stream blasts

European leaders are increasingly calling the leaks the result of sabotage, with many pointing the finger at Russia.

By Meg KellySeptember 28, 2022

In chess, a long history of cheating, chicanery and Cold War shenanigans

Comments by Magnus Carlsen about Hans Niemann, and his "mentor" Maxim Dlugy, have renewed attention on cheating in chess, a tradition as old as the game.

By Adam TaylorSeptember 28, 2022

Kyiv slams staged votes as ‘propaganda show’ as E.U. vows to punish Russia

The Ukrainian government on Wednesday denounced Russia’s staged referendums in four partially occupied regions, while Putin reportedly prepares for a State of the Union address, where annexation could be announced.

By Mary IlyushinaSeptember 28, 2022

What to know about Russia’s plans to annex territory in Ukraine

Moscow is moving ahead with plans to annex occupied regions of Ukraine, possibly as soon as next week. Here’s what to know.

By Claire ParkerSeptember 28, 2022

Ukraine live briefing: West condemns staged referendums, calls Nord Stream explosions ‘deliberate act’

The European Union vowed to investigate explosions of Nord Stream gas pipelines. The United States condemned staged referendums in Russian-controlled parts of Ukraine.

By Adela Suliman, Robyn Dixon, Praveena Somasundaram and Karina TsuiSeptember 28, 2022

Cuba suffers total electrical outage as Hurricane Ian roars through

Work brigades began restoring power early Wednesday after Hurricane Ian knocked the entire country of 11 million offline.

By Matthew Hay Brown and Ana Vanessa HerreroSeptember 28, 2022

U.S. ski-climber Hilaree Nelson found dead after fall on Himalayan peak

The adventurer, who set records and climbed Mount Everest, fell near the summit of Manaslu, a peak in the Nepalese Himalayas.

By Rachel Pannett and Sangam PrasaiSeptember 28, 2022

Solomon Islands rejects Biden’s Pacific outreach as China looms large

The island nation indicated it would not sign up to a declaration proposed by Washington, which aims to counter Beijing’s influence in the region.

By Michael E. MillerSeptember 28, 2022

Bolsonaro vs. Lula: A referendum on Brazil’s young democracy

President Jair Bolsonaro has sowed doubts about election security and urged his base to “go to war” if the vote is “stolen.”

By Gabriela Sá Pessoa and Anthony FaiolaSeptember 28, 2022

The Russian men fleeing mobilization, and leaving everything behind

Putin’s announcement of a military mobilization of Russian reservists for his war in Ukraine has set off a frenzied dash for the country’s borders.

By Kareem Fahim, Zeynep Karatas and Robyn DixonSeptember 28, 2022

Putin’s gambles lead to chaos and risk of escalation

In a week since President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial mobilization of Russian forces, hundreds of thousands of men have fled the country to avoid the war in Ukraine.

By Ishaan TharoorSeptember 28, 2022

Aicha Ech-Channa, ‘Moroccan Mother Teresa,’ dies at 81

A "secular in my head and Muslim in my heart," she founded a group that helped thousands of unwed mothers and their babies overcome stigma and build new lives.

By Emily LangerSeptember 27, 2022

Prosecutor quits case of 43 missing Mexican students amid new turmoil

Veteran human rights lawyer Omar Gómez Trejo won judicial approval for 83 arrest warrants, but the attorney general’s office got a judge to vacate 21 of them.

By Mary Beth Sheridan and Alejandra Ibarra ChaoulSeptember 27, 2022

Ukraine live briefing: Final day of staged referendums; ‘sabotage’ investigation after Nord Stream explosions

Tuesday marks the final day of referendums staged by Kremlin-aligned officials in Ukraine’s Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson areas.

By Annabelle Timsit, Rachel Pannett, Mary Ilyushina, Adam Taylor and Praveena SomasundaramSeptember 27, 2022

Staged referendums yield expected result as Russia readies annexations

With the Russian president's impending announcement, and fears that it could be accompanied by a declaration of martial law, the exodus of fighting-age Russian men trying to flee military mobilization appeared to be reaching critical levels.

By Mary Ilyushina and Isabelle KhurshudyanSeptember 27, 2022

European leaders blame Russian ‘sabotage’ after Nord Stream explosions

The damage did not have an immediate impact on Europe’s energy supplies, but some officials blamed the Kremlin, suggesting the blasts were intended as a threat.

By Meg Kelly, Michael Birnbaum and Mary IlyushinaSeptember 27, 2022

Zelensky urges Western nations to act as Russia surges troops

Zelensky delivered his remarks in an appearance by video link at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, as Ukraine faces a critical moment on the battlefield.

By Paul SonneSeptember 27, 2022

The British pound just plummeted: What it means for the U.K., tourists

Gas and food prices are expected to rise after the British pound's sharp decline, though the fall could also draw more tourists to the country.

By Kelly Kasulis ChoSeptember 27, 2022