U.K. ‘Partygate’ report blames No. 10 for boozy lockdown parties

The much-awaited report from civil servant Sue Gray offers details of "excessive alcohol consumption."

By Karla Adam and William Booth May 25, 2022

Russia-Ukraine war live updates: Moscow wants ‘to destroy everything’ in Donbas; Finland, Sweden talk NATO in Turkey

Swedish and Finnish delegations are in Turkey to discuss Ankara's concerns about their NATO membership bids.

By Annabelle Timsit,  Rachel Pannett,  Amy Cheng,  Andrew Jeong,  Adela Suliman and Paulina FiroziMay 25, 2022

Ex-leaders call for global anti-corruption court to tackle Putin, more

Forty-two former presidents and prime ministers added their signatures to a growing list that calls for the creation of an International Anti-Corruption Court.

By Adam TaylorMay 25, 2022

U.K. approves sale of Russian oligarch Abramovich’s Chelsea soccer club

L.A. Dodgers co-owner Todd Boehly and a consortium received a license to acquire the club for $5.3 billion. Abramovich will not receive the proceeds.

By Adela Suliman and Steven GoffMay 25, 2022

How countries around the world have responded to mass shootings

Australia, Britain, Canada and New Zealand all enacted more restrictive gun legislation following mass shootings.

By Adam Taylor,  Amanda Coletta and Jennifer HassanMay 25, 2022

World leaders ‘horrified’ by ‘murder of innocent children’ in Texas shooting

The Uvalde, Tex., elementary school shooting is the latest in a U.S. epidemic, as gun violence in many other developed countries is far less common.

By Andrew JeongMay 25, 2022

Trove of damning Xinjiang police files leaked as U.N. rights chief visits China

Michelle Bachelet's trip comes as "Xinjiang Police Files" on the internment of Uyghurs and other minorities in China become public.

By Lily Kuo and Cate CadellMay 25, 2022

North Korea fires suspected ICBM after Biden’s Asia trip

The test came hours after the president concluded a trip reinforcing U.S. alliances with South Korea and Japan.

By Min Joo Kim and Julia Mio InumaMay 25, 2022

Maps of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Russia has launched an extensive assault on Ukraine. We're mapping how Russian troops are advancing.

By Washington Post StaffMay 25, 2022

The mosque at the center of India’s battle over religious identity

A 17th century mosque in Hinduism’s holiest city has emerged as the latest flash point in the escalating struggle between the country's Hindu nationalists and its Muslim minority.

By Niha MasihMay 25, 2022

Biden visit showcases hardened stances on North Korea

The Biden administration appears to be returning to the Obama-era "strategic patience" of not engaging in North Korea.

By Min Joo Kim and Michelle Ye Hee LeeMay 25, 2022

Ukraine war brings an unusual moral edge to Davos

For Davos regulars, more accustomed to talking about global interconnectedness than geopolitical ruptures, it’s a strange new world.

By Ishaan TharoorMay 25, 2022

U.S. intelligence document shows Russian naval blockade of Ukraine

Newly declassified U.S. intelligence shows that a Russian naval blockade has halted maritime trade at Ukrainian ports, in what world leaders call a deliberate attack on the global food supply chain.

By Shane HarrisMay 24, 2022

Monkeypox: Should we be worried?

Today on Post Reports, what to know about monkeypox and how prepared the United States is for future pandemics. Plus, in New Orleans, the return of a beloved Mardi Gras tradition.

By Maggie Penman,  Alexis Diao,  Reena Flores,  Jordan-Marie Smith,  Rennie Svirnovskiy,  Ariel Plotnick,  Emma Talkoff,  Sabby Robinson,  Sean Carter,  Julie Depenbrock and Charla FreelandMay 24, 2022

The White House keeps walking back Biden’s remarks

President Biden regularly makes unscripted, pithy remarks that violate the rules of diplomacy and get a lot of attention. His staff always walks them back — but should they?

By Ashley Parker and Tyler PagerMay 24, 2022

Who are the Uyghurs, and what’s happening to them in China?

China’s crackdown on the Muslim ethnic minority in Xinjiang, explained.

By Eva Dou and Erin CunninghamMay 24, 2022

Russia, China conduct first joint military drill since Ukraine invasion

Russia and China flew strategic bombers over the Sea of Japan and East China Sea while President Biden was in Tokyo on Tuesday.

By Ellen Nakashima,  Michelle Ye Hee Lee and Min Joo KimMay 24, 2022

Taliban ordered female newscasters to cover up. Men joined in protest.

“We are in a deep grief today,” Khpolwak Sapai, deputy director of Afghanistan’s ToloNews, said in a Facebook post Sunday, the day after the Taliban’s edict went into effect.

By Miriam BergerMay 24, 2022

Europe accepts Putin’s demands on gas payments to avoid more shut-offs

The European Union gives Putin a public relations victory while continuing to fund his war effort in Ukraine.

By Chico Harlan and Stefano PitrelliMay 24, 2022

Putin made ‘big strategic mistake,’ NATO chief says

The eastern city of Severodonetsk remains under Ukrainian control but is being pummeled by nearby Russian forces that are “destroying the city completely,” a local official said.

By Paulina Firozi,  Annabelle Timsit,  Amy Cheng,  Adela Suliman,  Andrew Jeong and Rachel PannettMay 24, 2022