U.S.-supplied HIMARS changing the calculus on Ukraine’s front lines
Soldiers love system's superior range and accuracy but say that they arrived too slowly and that many more are needed.
Ex-leader of Mexico’s search for disappeared convicted in DNA scandal
A judge said Roberto Cabrera helped a firm that “merchandized the suffering of families” searching for loved ones. He was sentenced to three years in prison.
War in Ukraine may threaten a Syrian lifeline for aid
The aid lifeline for millions of people in northern Syria is up for debate in the Security Council, during worsening tensions over war in Ukraine.
Russia-Ukraine live updates: More than 20 dead in Odessa strikes, Kyiv says
American WNBA star Brittney Griner is standing trial in Moscow, but experts on Russia’s legal system expect the proceedings will be a show trial.
Who is Viktor Bout, Russian arms dealer eyed in rumored prisoner swap?
Viktor Bout, whose wild exploits once inspired a Hollywood film starring Nicolas Cage, is serving a 25-year sentence in a U.S. prison.
Tropical Storm Bonnie forms on path toward Nicaragua and Costa Rica
A separate tropical rainstorm is drenching parts of the upper Texas coast and southwest Louisiana.
GOP officials back Hungary’s resistance to global tax deal, bucking Biden
Viktor Orban’s foreign minister says he is ‘constantly’ consulting Republican lawmakers on opposition to plan to tax multinational firms
Brittney Griner appears in Russian court over drug charges
Griner could face 10 years in jail if convicted for possessing a “significant amount” of hashish.
Ukrainian borscht gets a spot on U.N. protection list
A simmering spat with Russia over the placement predates this year’s conflict.
Resistance builds in Tunisia as populist leader seeks more power
In the year since the president made a power grab, he has implemented a slow-burn rollback of Tunisia’s democratic gains and opposition is growing.
Congo buries gold-crowned tooth, only remains of independence hero Lumumba
Thousands lined the streets of Kinshasa as a relic of assassinated former prime minister Patrice Lumumba was brought to a mausoleum.
India imposes ban on single-use plastics. But will it be enforced?
India is the world’s third largest producer of plastic waste, trailing only the United States and China.
China marks Hong Kong handover anniversary, as doubts hang over city
The display of national pride comes as the city is struggling to maintain its position as a cultural and financial powerhouse.
Biden pledges $800 million in new weapons for Ukraine, says U.S. gas prices will remain high
Russia says its forces have withdrawn from Snake Island, a highly contested island in the Black Sea that Russia occupied soon after its February invasion.
‘Alien things’ brought covid into North Korea, regime says
The announcement suggested Pyongyang is looking to blame Seoul for its outbreak, as South Korea's new leader takes a harder line toward Kim Jong Un.
China’s Xi ushers in the end of global Hong Kong
Hong Kong was once cast as a liberal precursor to what China could become. Under Xi Jinping, it’s a cautionary tale of authoritarian entrenchment.
Erdogan warns Sweden and Finland to ‘fulfill’ duties under NATO deal
A trilateral agreement among Finland, Sweden and Turkey appears to give few concrete concessions to Ankara.
On Snake Island, defiant Ukrainians force a Russian withdrawal
Ukraine scores a key symbolic victory on the Black Sea island where a lone Ukrainian soldier famously tossed a salty expletive at a powerful Russian warship.
Russian forces withdraw from Ukraine’s Snake Island
Moscow framed the withdrawal from the Black Sea island as an effort to create a humanitarian corridor, while Kyiv said it came after intense artillery strikes by Ukraine’s military
Texas migrant tragedy brings grief to families back home
The migrants traveled from Mexico and Central America in search of better lives. Fifty-three have been found dead in the back of a truck in San Antonio.