Russia’s Lavrov spars with Western officials at U.N.

In a contentious meeting at the Security Council, the Russian foreign minister attempted to deflect criticism of his country’s invasion of Ukraine.

By Karen DeYoungApril 24, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: War fuels record defense spending in Europe

In February, officials in Kyiv were making plans to attack Moscow — an effort Washington worked to head off, according to leaked documents.

By Niha Masih, Jennifer Hassan and Adam TaylorApril 24, 2023
The Washington Post

At U.S. behest, Ukraine held off anniversary attacks on Russia

Kyiv’s head of military intelligence, Kyrylo Budanov, planned bold strikes deep behind enemy lines that unnerved officials in Washington.

By Shane Harris and Isabelle KhurshudyanApril 24, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: China criticized for questioning sovereignty of ex-Soviet states

Lu Shaye, China's ambassador to Paris, falsely claimed that former Soviet Union states "don’t have actual status in international law."

By Kelsey Ables, Jennifer Hassan and Nick ParkerApril 23, 2023

Prince William has American ancestors — dating to the Revolution

Prince William is part American through his mother, the late Princess Diana, records show. The family traces to the Revolution — and rebels against the crown.

By Stephanie GreenApril 23, 2023

Wrexham levels up: What to know about the celebrity-owned soccer club

The team in Wales, purchased by actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney two years ago, is champion of the fifth tier of English soccer.

By Frances VinallApril 23, 2023
The Washington Post

Wagner Group surges in Africa as U.S. influence fades, leak reveals

THE DISCORD LEAKS | Wagner’s influence in Africa is a source of alarm to the U.S., prompting a push to find ways to hit the group, according to the documents.

By Greg Miller and Robyn DixonApril 23, 2023

In Bakhmut, Ukrainian troops cling to western edge of a destroyed city

The longest, bloodiest battle of the war now involves close combat on the streets and between apartment blocks. Russia and Ukraine continue to pour reinforcements into Bakhmut.

By Susannah George and Serhii KorolchukApril 23, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Moscow to expel German diplomats; Kyiv readying new brigades

More than 20 German diplomats will be expelled in response to Frankfurt's similar move, Russian state media reported.

By Andrew Jeong, Victoria Bisset, Nick Parker and Loveday MorrisApril 22, 2023

Barry Humphries, performer who embodied Dame Edna, dies at 89

Dame Edna began as a satire about suburbia and evolved into a global goddess of bling and irreverence.

By Brian MurphyApril 22, 2023
The Washington Post

Afghanistan has become a terrorism staging ground again, leak reveals

THE DISCORD LEAKS | A classified Pentagon assessment portrays the Islamic State threat arising from Afghanistan as a growing security concern.

By Dan Lamothe and Joby WarrickApril 22, 2023

Abortion pill at heart of Supreme Court ruling is approved in over 90 countries

The Supreme Court ruling on mifepristone — amid legal wrangling over abortion — place the U.S. on a different trajectory from much of the rest of the world.

By Miriam Berger and Mikhail KlimentovApril 21, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Austin says Ukraine to begin training on Abrams tanks; Russia accidentally strikes its own city, state media says

A Russian warplane accidentally fired on the Russian city of Belgorod, the country’s Defense Ministry said, describing it as “an accidental discharge of aviation ammunition.”

By Andrew Jeong, Victoria Bisset, Natalia Abbakumova, Adam Taylor, Karen DeYoung and Mikhail KlimentovApril 21, 2023

Russia bombed its own city, Defense Ministry says

In the latest mishap in Vladimir Putin's war, a Russian plane dropped a bomb on Belgorod, a city near the border with Ukraine.

By Mary IlyushinaApril 21, 2023

British Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab resigns after bullying findings

Britain's No. 2 leader posted a resignation letter after an investigation found he bullied staff, in another blow to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s government.

By Adela SulimanApril 21, 2023

King Charles coronation souvenirs: The most popular, elaborate, awkward

Official mugs and a teddy bear are among coronation memorabilia in high demand.

By Jennifer HassanApril 21, 2023
The Washington Post

Kremlin tries to build antiwar coalition in Germany, documents show

Marrying Germany’s far right and far left is a Kremlin goal, according to a trove of Russian documents reviewed by The Washington Post

By Catherine Belton, Souad Mekhennet and Shane HarrisApril 21, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: NATO chief visits Kyiv, says Ukraine’s ‘rightful place’ is in alliance

Jens Stoltenberg, NATO's secretary general, is in Ukraine for the first time since Russia's invasion began.

By Annabelle Timsit, Kelsey Ables, Adam Taylor and Sammy WestfallApril 20, 2023

Ukraine defended Bakhmut despite U.S. warnings in leaked documents

THE DISCORD LEAKS | Leaked top secret intelligence assessments show Washington warned Kyiv that defending besieged Bakhmut was costing too many casualties and would inevitably fail.

By Susannah George and Serhii KorolchukApril 20, 2023
The Washington Post

Ukraine planned attacks on Russian forces in Syria, leaked document shows

THE DISCORD LEAKS | Last winter, Ukraine’s military intelligence directorate proposed striking Russian troops and Wagner mercenaries in Syria, before President Volodymyr Zelensky directed a halt to the operations

By Evan Hill and Alex HortonApril 20, 2023