How do U.S. marijuana policies compare globally after Biden’s pardon?

Several governments around the world have liberalized their positions on cannabis over the past decade, and many U.S. states are taking steps to join them.

By Kelly Kasulis ChoOctober 7, 2022

Ukraine live briefing: Biden warns of nuclear ‘Armageddon’; Russian and Ukrainian groups win Nobel prize

This year’s Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to human rights activists from Ukraine, Russia and Belarus for documenting "war crimes, human rights abuses and the abuse of power.”

By James Bikales and Adela SulimanOctober 7, 2022

Nobel Prize awarded to Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian rights groups

The award went to the Belarusian activist and Russian and Ukrainian human rights groups for documenting war crimes and rights abuses.

By Paul Schemm, William Branigin and Robyn DixonOctober 7, 2022

Argentina’s new crisis: A shortage of World Cup stickers

Called figuritas, the stickers are the size of trading cards and depict teams and players competing in the World Cup. They are a quadrennial craze in Argentina, Latin America and the rest of the soccer-mad world.

By Ana Vanessa HerreroOctober 7, 2022

Germany takes heat as E.U. leaders meet to discuss energy crisis

After years of listening to German lectures on austerity, E.U. leaders were flummoxed over its $200 billion plan to protect its residents and companies from high energy prices.

By Emily Rauhala, Rick Noack, Kate Brady and Beatriz RíosOctober 7, 2022

Hong Kong schools tread cautiously in push to make students love China

China’s leadership has turned attention to fostering a new generation of Hong Kongers that is loyal to the nation's Communist Party rulers.

By Theodora Yu and Christian ShepherdOctober 7, 2022

Putin confronted by insider over Ukraine war, U.S. intelligence finds

Information about dissent in Vladimir Putin's inner circle was deemed significant enough that it was included in President Biden’s daily intelligence briefing.

By Greg Miller, Shane Harris, Paul Sonne and Catherine BeltonOctober 7, 2022

The Gen Z rebellion against Iran’s regime

The level of fury at the status quo marks a departure from earlier rounds of protests.

By Ishaan TharoorOctober 7, 2022

Biden suggests Putin’s nuclear threats mean a ‘prospect of Armageddon’

Biden says Putin is "not joking" about using weapons of mass destruction, and it's hard to use a tactical nuclear weapon "and not end up with Armageddon.”

By Yasmeen AbutalebOctober 6, 2022

U.S. conducts back-to-back raids in Syria, killing key ISIS operatives

The U.S. military said Thursday that it had conducted two raids in Syria killing key ISIS operatives and their associates, without causing civilian casualties.

By Karoun DemirjianOctober 6, 2022

Ukraine live briefing: Evidence points to Nord Stream sabotage, Swedish investigation finds

“We do not think that any objective investigation is possible without the participation of the Russian side,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

By Kelly Kasulis Cho, Jennifer Hassan, Maite Fernández Simon, Robyn Dixon and James BikalesOctober 6, 2022

As his troops retreat, Russian defense chief comes under pressure at home

Sergei Shoigu has been on Vladimir Putin's leadership team for more than two decades, but growing criticism of military defeats suggests that he could soon be dismissed.

By Robyn DixonOctober 6, 2022

Canadian police say mass stabbing suspect acted alone, killed brother

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Saskatchewan believe Myles Sanderson alone was responsible for the attack that left 11 dead last month.

By Amanda ColettaOctober 6, 2022

Thai ex-officer attacks day-care center, killing dozens, including 24 children

Police say the gunman is a former officer who shot himself, his wife and child following the rampage in northeastern Thailand.

By Wilawan Watcharasakwej, Rebecca Tan, Annabelle Timsit and Maite Fernández SimonOctober 6, 2022

Russians flee by boat to Alaska after Putin’s military mobilization

The incident underscores the lengths to which some Russians have gone to avoid being called up as Ukraine's military inflicts heavy losses.

By Alex HortonOctober 6, 2022

USAID chief makes case for rebuilding Ukraine

Samantha Power highlighted American funding for efforts to rebuild Ukrainian infrastructure.

By Missy RyanOctober 6, 2022

U.S. to redirect travelers from Uganda to five airports for Ebola screening

There are no known cases here and the government believes the risk to the public is low.

By Lenny BernsteinOctober 6, 2022

Macron’s European Political Community brings in skeptical Ukraine and U.K.

Delegations from 44 countries participated in an inaugural gathering at Prague Castle.

By Beatriz Rios, Rick Noack and Marisa BellackOctober 6, 2022

OPEC Plus cut in oil production fuels fears of recession in Europe

European economists worried about a heightened risk of recession and a bolstered Russia, after OPEC Plus said it will slash oil production.

By Rick Noack and Emily RauhalaOctober 6, 2022

Canada’s top court hears that U.S. is unsafe for asylum seekers

Lawyers say a border deal leaves those who are sent back to the United States vulnerable to possible detention and removal to the countries they sought to flee.

By Amanda ColettaOctober 6, 2022