Elon Musk says tweet on Manchester United purchase was a joke

Musk, who has a history of irreverent tweets, had expressed interest in purchasing the storied but troubled soccer club that Forbes values at $4.6 billion.

By Hari RajAugust 17, 2022

As Europe burns, Europeans search for firewood

Even as the summer reminded many Europeans of the shared dangers posed by climate change, a cold winter and skyrocketing heating bills may provoke new divisions.

By Ishaan TharoorAugust 17, 2022

Scientists try to bring Tasmanian tiger back from extinction

Over the coming decade, they plan to use gene editing to turn a dunnart cell into a thylacine cell and bring the extinct marsupial into today’s world.

By Frances VinallAugust 16, 2022

Ukraine Live Briefing: Ukraine strikes Crimea targets twice in a week

An ammunition depot was on fire near Dzhankoi. Three foreign nationals could face the death penalty in eastern Ukraine.

By Reis Thebault, Annabelle Timsit, Katerina Ang and Sammy WestfallAugust 16, 2022

Russia blames ‘sabotage’ as Ukraine special forces strike again in Crimea

The depot near Dzhankoi exploded a week after a Russian air base in Crimea was rocked by a powerful attack apparently carried out by Ukrainian special forces.

By David L. Stern, Liz Sly, John Hudson and Annabelle TimsitAugust 16, 2022

Wolfgang Petersen, Oscar-nominated director of ‘Das Boot,’ dies at 81

The German-born filmmaker was also known for making big-budget blockbusters including "Air Force One" and "The Perfect Storm."

By Harrison SmithAugust 16, 2022

Catholic cardinal accused in lawsuit of sexual assault

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, one of the most prominent Catholic leaders in Canada, is a key figure inside the Vatican bureaucracy, leading the department that vets and manages bishops. He has been mentioned as a candidate for pope.

By Amanda Coletta and Chico HarlanAugust 16, 2022

China set to discourage abortion amid concern over birthrates

The government has also vowed to make infertility treatment more widely available to married women.

By Karina TsuiAugust 16, 2022

Defeated Kenyan candidate declares election results ‘null and void’

In a news conference, Odinga singled out the head of the election commission for bias and violating the constitution in declaring a winner without the agreement of other IEBC commissioners.

By Rael OmbuorAugust 16, 2022

Australians slam former leader for secretly taking five cabinet jobs

Karen Andrews, who served as home affairs minister, said she was unaware she was sharing her job with Morrison at the time and called on him to resign as a lawmaker.

By Adela SulimanAugust 16, 2022

Bomb blast was ‘declaration of war’ by gangs, Ecuador’s government says

Homemade explosives left five people dead and 17 injured in Guayaquil. The Sunday attack underscores Ecuador's gang-fueled wave of violence.

By María Luisa PaúlAugust 16, 2022

Heathrow extends passenger limit into fall as travel chaos persists

Britain's busiest airport, London Heathrow, is allowing a maximum of 100,000 people to fly out per day to ease the chaos plaguing summer travel across Europe.

By Ellen FrancisAugust 16, 2022

Chinese military ship docks in Sri Lanka over Indian, U.S. objections

The arrival of the Yuan Wang 5, a Chinese navy ship equipped with advanced sensors, marked a small triumph for Beijing over India and the United States.

By Hafeel Farisz and Gerry ShihAugust 16, 2022

Canada’s onetime ‘Green Jesus’ okays oil megaproject

The $12 billion Bay du Nord fossil fuel project underscores Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault’s dilemma — and Canada’s.

By Amanda Coletta and Maxine JoselowAugust 16, 2022
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Road to war: U.S. struggled to convince allies, and Zelensky, of risk of invasion

A Washington Post examination of the road to war in Ukraine, and Western efforts to unite to thwart the Kremlin’s plans, draws on extensive interviews with more than three dozen senior U.S., Ukrainian, European and NATO officials.

By Shane Harris, Karen DeYoung, Isabelle Khurshudyan, Ashley Parker and Liz SlyAugust 16, 2022

An interview with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky

During an hour-long, wide-ranging interview with The Washington Post at the presidential office in Kyiv, Zelensky discussed U.S. warnings about Russia preparing to launch a full-scale invasion — and if he believed them.

By Isabelle KhurshudyanAugust 16, 2022

Five takeaways from The Post’s examination of the road to war in Ukraine

A Washington Post examination of the road to war in Ukraine, and Western efforts to unite to thwart the Kremlin’s plans, draws on extensive interviews with more than three dozen senior U.S., Ukrainian, European and NATO officials.

By Shane Harris, Karen DeYoung and Isabelle KhurshudyanAugust 16, 2022

Instant-noodle makers ask Thailand for price increase under 14-year cap

Instant-noodle makers hope to get the Thai government’s permission to sell their products for about 23 cents instead of 17 cents.

By Bryan PietschAugust 16, 2022

U.K. first to approve booster targeting coronavirus and omicron variant

The coronavirus shots were also effective against the omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 in clinical trials, U.K. health authorities said.

By Andrew JeongAugust 16, 2022

A U.S.-Russia nuclear war could starve 5 billion to death, study says

Soot from nuclear weapons would cloud out skies, collapsing harvests and leading to global famine, according to a study in the journal Nature Food.

By Marina LopesAugust 16, 2022