‘Greek Watergate’ wiretap scandal throws government into turmoil

Greece's prime minister faces a growing political scandal after an opposition leader announced his phone was tapped by the national intelligence service.

By Karina TsuiAugust 9, 2022

At least 8 dead in Seoul-area flooding amid record rainfall

About 15 inches of rain hit southwestern Seoul on Monday, according to the Korean Meteorological Administration, and seven people were missing.

By Min Joo Kim, Andrew Jeong, Sammy Westfall and Jason SamenowAugust 9, 2022

Ukraine Live Briefing: Explosions rock Russian air base in Crimea

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accused Russia of "nuclear blackmail" following attacks on Europe's largest nuclear power plant.

By Reis Thebault, Jennifer Hassan, Sean Fanning, Adam Taylor, Robyn Dixon and Sammy WestfallAugust 9, 2022

Issey Miyake, designer known as the prince of pleats, dies at 84

The Japanese fashion designer was famous for his pleated designs and for making Steve Jobs's signature black turtlenecks.

By Adela Suliman and Julia Mio InumaAugust 9, 2022

Kenyans head to polls in tightly contested, closely watched election

Former prime minister Raila Odinga and Deputy President William Ruto are vying for the highest office.

By Rachel Chason and Rael Ombuor August 9, 2022

Northern Mexico has a historic water shortage. These maps explain why.

As water demand has grown, researchers say a lack of rain and mismanagement has led to one of the worst droughts in the northern half of the country.

By Kasha Patel and Lauren TierneyAugust 9, 2022

Kremlin sharply critical of Ukraine’s call for travel ban on Russians

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called on other countries to ban all Russian travelers to help stop Moscow from annexing any more Ukrainian territory.

By Robyn DixonAugust 9, 2022

In photos and videos: Seoul’s dramatic scenes of floods

At least eight people have died after a record amount of rain fell over South Korea on Monday and Tuesday, including in the capital, Seoul, inundating city streets and flooding subway stations.

By Washington Post StaffAugust 9, 2022

London police’s strip-search of hundreds of children sparks national probe

Forty-two percent of children subjected the "traumatic” practice were Black boys, an investigation by the Children’s Commissioner for England found.

By Ellen FrancisAugust 9, 2022

Taiwan says military drills show China is preparing to invade

The Taiwanese foreign minister accused Beijing of using House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit as a pretext for launching exercises designed to prepare for an attack.

By Lily KuoAugust 9, 2022

United States returns looted Bronze Age treasures to Cambodia

The 30 looted Cambodian artifacts were sold by antiquities dealer Douglas Latchford and other illegal networks to U.S. museums.

By Adela SulimanAugust 9, 2022

An airline short on baggage handlers is asking executives to fill in

How many zeros in a baggage handler’s salary? As ground staffers call in sick, Australia’s Qantas has asked its executives to pick up the slack.

By Rachel PannettAugust 9, 2022

China shifts the military status quo on Taiwan after Pelosi visit

Beijing appears to be accelerating efforts to establish a new normal in its military posture around Taiwan, using the U.S. speaker's visit as an excuse for the escalation.

By Ishaan TharoorAugust 9, 2022

Ukraine Live Briefing: U.S. to send $1 billion in weapons to Ukraine; U.N. demands access to targeted nuclear plant

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky slammed Russia's reported plans to hold referendums and warned that strikes on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant pose enormous risks.

By Reis Thebault, Jennifer Hassan, Kendra Nichols and Adam TaylorAugust 8, 2022

New Ukraine military package is largest yet, Pentagon says

The Pentagon announcement comes as Ukrainian forces undertake a counteroffensive aimed at reclaiming the southern city of Kherson.

By Karoun DemirjianAugust 8, 2022

Russia, Ukraine open to IAEA visit after ‘suicidal’ nuclear plant strike

In the wake of purported strikes targeting Zaporizhzhia, world leaders and experts are calling Russian and Ukrainian forces to declare a military-free zone.

By Karina TsuiAugust 8, 2022

Accounting of bodies in Bucha nears completion

Ukrainian officials have announced the results of a meticulous months-long investigation that was at times painful and gruesome.

By Liz Sly and Kostiantyn KhudovAugust 8, 2022

In Africa, Blinken seeks to beguile, not browbeat, over Russia

The Biden administration's efforts come at a challenging moment, as Russia’s protracted war in Ukraine tests the resolve of even Kyiv’s biggest backers.

By Missy RyanAugust 8, 2022

China’s military extends drills near Taiwan after Pelosi trip

The maneuvers have raised tensions in the Taiwan Strait to their highest level in decades, threatening shipping routes and trade.

By Lily KuoAugust 8, 2022

Zelensky calls on West to ban all Russian travelers

Zelensky says West should warn Russian against annexing more Ukrainian land and let them "live in their own world until they change their philosophy."

By Isabelle KhurshudyanAugust 8, 2022