Russia-Ukraine war live updates: Russia makes limited gains in the east, is mocked by Zelensky for ineptitude
Swedish and Finnish delegations are also in Turkey to discuss their NATO membership bids.
U.K. approves sale of Chelsea soccer club by Russia’s Abramovich
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.
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.
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.
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.
In Davos, the Ukraine war brings an unusual moral edge
For Davos regulars, more accustomed to talking about global interconnectedness than geopolitical ruptures, it’s a strange new world.
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.
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?
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.
Who are the Uyghurs, and what’s happening to them in China?
China’s crackdown on the Muslim ethnic minority in Xinjiang, explained.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kissinger says Ukraine should cede territory to Russia to end war
Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Kissinger urged the West to not seek an embarrassing defeat for Russia in Ukraine, warning it could worsen Europe’s long-term stability.
As monkeypox panic spreads, doctors in Africa see a double standard
Doctors and infectious-disease experts across the continent have worked to contain monkeypox outbreaks for years. Few seemed to care, or even notice, until people in the West started getting sick.
Putin made ‘big strategic mistake’ in Ukraine, NATO chief says in Davos
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen accused Russia of “trying to trample the aspirations of an entire nation with tanks.”
Hong Kong Catholic church cancels Tiananmen memorial Mass
The church memorials were the last organized marking on Chinese territory of the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989.
Nations eye vaccines for monkeypox, but WHO says mass immunization not urgent
Health authorities are urging careful assessment before expanding the use of smallpox vaccines to protect against monkeypox.