Russia-Ukraine live updates: Biden pledges $800 million in new weapons for Ukraine, says U.S. gas prices will remain high

Russia says its forces have withdrawn from Snake Island, a highly contested island in the Black Sea that Russia occupied soon after its February invasion.

By David Walker, Jennifer Hassan, Bryan Pietsch, Amy Cheng, Adam Taylor and Lateshia BeachumJune 30, 2022

Erdogan warns Sweden and Finland to ‘fulfill’ duties under NATO deal

A trilateral agreement among Finland, Sweden and Turkey appears to give few concrete concessions to Ankara.

By Kareem Fahim, Erin Cunningham and Zeynep KaratasJune 30, 2022

On Snake Island, defiant Ukrainians force a Russian withdrawal

Ukraine scores a key symbolic victory on the Black Sea island where a lone Ukrainian soldier famously tossed a salty expletive at a powerful Russian warship.

By Claire ParkerJune 30, 2022

Russian forces withdraw from Ukraine’s Snake Island

Moscow framed the withdrawal from the Black Sea island as an effort to create a humanitarian corridor, while Kyiv said it came after intense artillery strikes by Ukraine’s military

By Mary Ilyushina, Adela Suliman and Alex HortonJune 30, 2022

Texas migrant tragedy brings grief to families back home

The migrants traveled from Mexico and Central America in search of better lives. Fifty-three have been found dead in the back of a truck in San Antonio.

By Kevin Sieff, Paulina Villegas and Arelis R. HernándezJune 30, 2022

Record heat wave cooks Japan, straining power grid

The last time Japan recorded consistently high temperatures in June was in 1875.

By Karina Tsui, Julia Mio Inuma and Ian LivingstonJune 30, 2022

Buckingham Palace won’t publish probe into claims of Meghan bullying staff

Buckingham Palace confirmed that “lessons have been learned” following an investigation into complaints that Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, had bullied palace staff members.

By Karla AdamJune 30, 2022

Potential tropical storm Bonnie could hop from Atlantic to Pacific

Costa Rica and Nicaragua are in the crosshairs, while another system in the Gulf will bring heavy rain to Texas.

By Matthew CappucciJune 30, 2022

Don’t bring babies in, British Parliament tells lawmakers after outcry

Legislators asked for a review of the rules after MP Stella Creasy was told she could not bring her 3-month-old into a debate.

By Ellen FrancisJune 30, 2022

Think U.S. gas prices are high? Here’s how far $40 goes around the world.

Ahead of 4th of July weekend, reporters for The Washington Post spoke to people around the world to see how high fuel costs are affecting their lives.

By Alexa Juliana Ard, Ruby Mellen, Steven Rich and Júlia LedurJune 30, 2022

Marcos Jr. sworn in as Philippine leader in resurgence of ex-dictator’s family

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. takes office with the Philippine economy ascendant, but he must balance relations between Washington and Beijing.

By Regine CabatoJune 30, 2022

E.U. proposes ban on flavored heated tobacco products as sales rise

The proposal, which does not address e-cigarettes that heat liquid rather than tobacco, is part of a wider plan to tackle cancer rates in the E.U.

By Adela SulimanJune 30, 2022

Africa’s desperate hunger: Ukraine war pushes Somalia toward famine

More than 7 million Somalis face acute food insecurity, with almost 250,000 at risk of imminent starvation.

By Sudarsan RaghavanJune 30, 2022

Proud Boys, the Base labeled far-right terrorist groups by New Zealand

New Zealand said that the Proud Boys' role in the Jan 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol riot contributed to its blacklisting.

By Andrew JeongJune 30, 2022

Ben & Jerry’s back in West Bank settlements, East Jerusalem

Ben & Jerry's said it did not agree with the deal reached by its parent company, Unilever.

By Shira RubinJune 30, 2022

Xi Jinping begins ‘victory lap’ in Hong Kong, as locals look on warily

China’s leader declared that the city had 'risen from the ashes' ahead of the 25th anniversary of the handover. But many are mourning the erosion of freedoms.

By Theodora Yu and Christian ShepherdJune 30, 2022

U.S. to increase military presence in Europe

President Biden will meet with Turkish President Erdogan after Turkey agreed to stop blocking the NATO bids of Sweden and Finland.

By Ashley Parker, Emily Rauhala, David Walker, Annabelle Timsit, Rachel Pannett, Amy Cheng, Claire Parker and Reis ThebaultJune 30, 2022

Did Putin inadvertently create a stronger NATO?

After NATO leaders formally decided to invite Sweden and Finland to join the bloc, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Vladimir Putin “wanted less NATO,” and now he’s “getting more NATO on his borders.”

By Adam TaylorJune 30, 2022

Those 300,000 high-readiness NATO troops? ‘Concept,’ not reality.

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg’s announcement this week caught the top defense officials of many NATO members off guard, leading them to question which of their forces, if any, were being included.

By Michael Birnbaum and Emily RauhalaJune 29, 2022

Companies in China are aiding Russia’s military, U.S. alleges

The United States has placed five companies in China on the entity list over their aid to Russia's military.

By Jeanne WhalenJune 29, 2022