Some governments have launched plans to fine the unvaccinated. Experts caution against the approach.
A growing number of governments are offering people a stark choice: Get your coronavirus vaccine or pay up.
Kurdish-led forces repel Islamic State prison assault; dozens of casualties
Despite their defeat in 2019, Islamic State fighters still carry out attacks in Syria and Iraq.
In crisis talks, U.S., Russian top diplomats trade demands on Ukraine
The Biden administration is racing to head off what it says could be a dangerous assault on Russia’s neighbor.
In Venezuela, a soldier can be sent to prison for being gay. The courts could change that.
Venezuela’s highest court will weigh the constitutionality of an article in the military code of justice banning "sexual acts against nature."
Mining truck explosion kills at least 17 and wounds dozens in Ghana
After the traffic accident between the truck and a motorcycle, the driver jumped out of his vehicle and urged bystanders to flee the area before the explosion.
As Turkey’s economy struggles, Erdogan goes it alone
Economic growth empowered Turkey's leader. But experts who helped foster that growth are long gone.
‘Our ears were ringing’: Tongans describe harrowing volcano eruption, hours swimming at sea
With some satellite phone connection restored in the several days since the disaster, stories of Tongans’ shock, survival and heroism are starting to emerge.
Hong Kong hamster massacre: Residents resist ‘zero covid’ city’s pet project
An underground operation is emerging to save abandoned hamsters, with foster carers concealing the animals from authorities intent on destroying them.
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How far would the United States go to back Ukraine?
Talk is growing of a combined response in the event of an invasion that could mix economic pain with a higher cost for Russian President Vladimir Putin on the battlefield in the form of a U.S.-backed, pro-western Ukrainian insurgency.
Here’s what you need to know about Russia’s military buildup on the border with Ukraine
Russia sees Ukraine as part of its traditional sphere of influence and does not want Kyiv joining the U.S.-led NATO alliance.
Belarusian officials charged in fake bomb threat orchestrated for dissident arrest
The officials allegedly plotted to force a Ryanair flight to make an emergency landing in Minsk.
Florida man arrested after 4 people, including infant and teenage boy, found dead near U.S.-Canada border
Canadian police said they believe that the four were attempting to cross into the United States from Canada and had died of exposure to the cold.
A lesbian couple were brutally slain in Mexico. Authorities have ruled out hate crime.
Activists in the border town of Ciudad Juárez want to see the killings of the women, who were parents to three children, treated as such, but the top local official says the investigation points elsewhere.
In parched Beijing, claims of a ‘green’ Olympics may not hold water
China has provided scant evidence to back grand promises of sustainability, at odds with the country’s severe environmental challenges.
European Parliament gives initial approval to rules that would change big tech data collection, advertising
The landmark Digital Services Act would require tech companies to police content on their platforms more aggressively and introduce new restrictions on advertising, among other provisions.
Charges dismissed against MIT professor accused of hiding research ties to China
Prosecutors asked judge to drop charges against Gang Chen, dealing new blow to China Initiative grant-fraud cases.
Explorers discover ‘unrivaled’ reef of rose-shaped corals that could hold lessons for warming oceans
The unusually deep coral reef has escaped the climate change damage that has hit shallower reefs worldwide.
Free rapid tests are about to roll out in the U.S. In other countries, they’re already part of daily life.
In the U.K., Singapore and India, home test kits have been easy to get.
Despite differences, Biden administration stresses transatlantic unity on Ukraine
Secretary of State Blinken said in Berlin that if sanctions are needed, there will be a division of labor, but everything will be “complementary, mutually reinforcing and closely coordinated.”