Southern and northern lights sweep planet in stunning display of auroras

A “severe” solar storm triggered the outburst of auroras. Even California, Arizona, Arkansas and Virginia reported sightings.

By Matthew Cappucci and Kasha PatelApril 24, 2023

Diplomats evacuated from Sudan, but tens of thousands of foreigners remain

Fighting between Sudan’s military and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces has killed at least 450 people and injured 3,500, according to the United Nations.

By John Hudson, Katharine Houreld and Annabelle TimsitApril 23, 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

Thieves steal nearly $15M in gold, other cargo in Toronto airport heist

The high-profile theft occurred after an Air Canada flight carrying the valuables landed at Toronto Pearson International Airport.

By Kelsey AblesApril 21, 2023

Biden administration to announce plans for anticipated border surge

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas says the Biden administration will announce plans next week for the border after Title 42 ends in May.

By Nick MiroffApril 20, 2023

Search ends for 3 Americans on sailboat that went missing off Mexico

The U.S. Coast Guard is asking for help in a search for three experienced sailors who were supposed to stop in Cabo on a trip to San Diego.

By Hannah SampsonApril 20, 2023

Biden pledges $500 million to curb Amazon deforestation

President Biden announced new plans to fight climate change and called on the world's top economies to step up to the “collective challenge” of staving off devastating global warming.

By Amy B Wang and Timothy PukoApril 20, 2023
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Trudeau told NATO that Canada will never meet spending goal, Discord leak shows

The secret Pentagon assessment, posted to the messaging app Discord, says the country's “widespread” military shortfalls are harming ties with its NATO and NORAD allies.

By Amanda ColettaApril 19, 2023

Brazil’s Lula reaches out to China and Russia, stoking U.S. unease

Away from the West, the “nonaligned” world is finding its voice.

By Ishaan TharoorApril 19, 2023

The Yanomami are dying of malaria and malnutrition. Is it genocide?

Brazil's Supreme Court has launched an investigation into the Bolsonaro administration's response to the Indigenous group's pleas for help.

By Moriah Balingit, Marina Dias and João Paulo PiresApril 18, 2023

Canada’s public broadcaster pauses Twitter over ‘government-funded’ tag

It's the latest conflict between Twitter owner Elon Musk and publicly supported news outlets such as NPR, PBS, the BBC and ABC in Australia.

By Andrew JeongApril 18, 2023

Giant cruise ships are rescuing migrants from the Caribbean

The latest examples of cruise ship rescues come as the U.S. Coast Guard reports higher numbers of Cuban migrants intercepted at sea.

By Hannah SampsonApril 15, 2023

U.S. wiretaps tracked Gulf Cartel after Americans abducted, leak shows

A leaked intel document obtained by the Post describes the Mexican Gulf Cartel's response to the kidnapping and killing of four Americans in Matamoros.

By Nick MiroffApril 15, 2023

Sons of ‘El Chapo’ hit with fentanyl charges; victims fed to tigers, U.S. alleges

The Justice Department charges the "Chapitos" -- leaders of the Sinaloa cartel -- with sending deadly fentanyl into the United States.

By Devlin Barrett and Nick MiroffApril 14, 2023

Ancient Mayan ballgame marker unearthed at Chichén Itzá

An ancient stone marker used in a soccer-like ballgame was unearthed this week at the Chichén Itzá archaeological site in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula.

By Joe SnellApril 14, 2023

Lula tells Xi ‘nobody can stop’ Brazil-China relationship

The Brazilian president is in Beijing, bolstering Chinese leader Xi Jinping's effort to set up a multipolar world that diminishes the United States' primacy.

By Meaghan Tobin and Lyric LiApril 14, 2023

What we’ve learned from the leaked Pentagon documents

The sensitive subject matter and relative recency are major worries for U.S. officials.

By Adam TaylorApril 13, 2023

Scientists predict slightly below-average Atlantic hurricane season

It would be the first below-average season in the Atlantic since 2014.

By Matthew CappucciApril 13, 2023

U.S. won’t press charges related to Shanquella Robinson’s death in Mexico

After U.S. authorities said there was insufficient evidence for prosecution, an attorney for the 25-year-old's family said they were disappointed but not deterred.

By Kelsey AblesApril 13, 2023

The West hoped Lula would be a partner. He’s got his own plans.

Brazil’s new president risks alienating the U.S. and Europe as he hosts Iranian warships, equivocates over Russia's invasion of Ukraine and negotiates with China.

By Moriah Balingit and Meaghan TobinApril 13, 2023