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.

By Liz SlyJune 25, 2022

Two killed in Oslo nightlife-district shooting on eve of Pride parade

At least a dozen people are injured and one person was taken into custody near London Pub, a major gay nightclub in Oslo, police said.

By Amy ChengJune 24, 2022

U.S. abortion decision ‘horrific’ and ‘appalling,’ world leaders say

Others responded in support of the move. The Vatican said that the decision would challenge “the whole world."

By Adam Taylor, Erin Cunningham and Karina TsuiJune 24, 2022

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.

By Missy RyanJune 24, 2022

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.

By Dan Lamothe, Adela Suliman, Victoria Bisset and Annabelle ChapmanJune 24, 2022

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.

By Victoria Bisset, Adela Suliman, Andrew Jeong, Amy Cheng, Mary Ilyushina and Claire ParkerJune 24, 2022

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.

By Kimberley Brown and Samantha SchmidtJune 24, 2022

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.

By Miriam BergerJune 24, 2022

Boris Johnson’s Tories suffer fresh electoral defeat; party chair quits

Chairman Oliver Dowden's letter came hours after Conservatives lost in areas where the defeats will shake Tories and renew questions about Johnson’s leadership.

By Karla AdamJune 24, 2022

As Biden heads to Europe, the mood on Ukraine is grimmer

When Western allies met earlier this year, their tone on Ukraine was resolute and optimistic. This time, the future is uncertain and the mood far more somber.

By Matt Viser and Ashley ParkerJune 24, 2022

In many countries, abortion is protected by law, not court decision

In some countries, rulings similar to Roe opened the door to legalizing abortion. In others, governments passed key legislation expanding access.

By Erin CunninghamJune 24, 2022

U.N. rights body says Israeli soldiers killed American journalist in West Bank

Israeli authorities originally said the fatal shots came from Palestinian gunmen.

By Shira Rubin and Kareem FahimJune 24, 2022

Britain to pull $18B in bank notes as it switches from paper to polymer

Paper 20- and 50-pound bank notes will no longer be legal tender as of Sept. 30, the Bank of England said.

By Amy ChengJune 24, 2022

They wanted rule of law, so China tried them in secret

The trials of activists in China are so hidden from the public that defense lawyers have to sign non-disclosure agreements.

By Christian ShepherdJune 24, 2022

Kyiv granted E.U. membership candidacy in symbolic win amid war

The historic move marks the start of a process to join the bloc that could take decades - but gives Ukraine a much-needed morale boost.

By Emily Rauhala, David Walker, Adela Suliman, Amy Cheng, Andrew Jeong, Sammy Westfall and Lateshia BeachumJune 24, 2022

Russia targeted Ukrainian ammunition to weaken Kyiv on the battlefield

Moscow has bullied countries not to sell Soviet-era shells to Ukraine, and for almost a decade used alleged covert operations to sabotage Ukraine’s ammunition pipeline and supply.

By Isabelle Khurshudyan and Paul SonneJune 24, 2022

Afghanistan endures yet another deadly shock

The tragedy of Wednesday’s earthquake is compounded by Afghanistan’s political isolation and economic unraveling.

By Ishaan TharoorJune 24, 2022

WHO weighs declaring monkeypox a global emergency as European cases surge

A World Health Organization declaration could escalate the international response as monkeypox cases rapidly rise in Britain despite efforts to contain it.

By Jennifer Hassan and Annabelle TimsitJune 24, 2022

Sri Lanka’s economy has ‘completely collapsed,’ prime minister says

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe spoke to Parliament after weeks of economic and political turmoil.

By Bryan Pietsch, Niha Masih and Hafeel FariszJune 23, 2022