Russia-Ukraine war
Ukrainian officials say a Russian rocket attack has killed two people and wounded at least seven others in Zaporizhzhia.
Poland’s president has announced that the country will hold its parliamentary election on October 15.
Ukrainian officials are accusing the Kremlin’s forces of targeting rescue workers by hitting residential buildings with two consecutive missiles — the first one to draw crews to the scene and the second one to wound or kill them.
China’s exports tumbled by double digits in July, adding to pressure on the ruling Communist Party to reverse an economic slump.
A Russian court has handed a writer an eight year prison sentence, finding him guilty of deliberately spreading false information about Russia’s armed forces.
Japan has expressed concerns over Iran’s advancing uranium enrichment program and its suspected supplying of combat drones to Moscow for Russia’s war on Ukraine.
Ukrainian officials say that two Russian missiles have hit the center of Pokrovsk, a city in the eastern Donetsk region, killing at least five people and wounding two dozens more.
Saudi state-run oil giant Aramco has made $30 billion in profit in the second quarter, a nearly 40% decline from the same period the previous year.
Pope Francis says his recovery from his latest abdominal surgery is going well. He says he ditched speeches during his five-day trip to Portugal not because he was tired or feeling unwell, but to better communicate with young people.
The towering Mother Ukraine statue in Kyiv — one of the nation’s most recognizable landmarks — has lost its hammer-and-sickle as officials replaced the Soviet-era emblem with the country’s trident coat of arms.
Russia unleashed a missile and drone barrage across parts of Ukraine that officials in Kyiv say killed six people, as Moscow followed through on its promise to retaliate for a Ukrainian drone attack on a Russian tanker in the Black Sea near Crimea late Friday.
Hiroshima officials are criticizing growing support for nuclear weapons as a deterent from uneasiness over Russia’s war on Ukraine and tensions in the Koreas.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has toured the country’s key weapons factories producing artillery systems, engines for cruise missiles and drones, and launch vehicles for nuclear-capable ballistic missiles, and pledged to speed up efforts to advance his military’s arms and war readiness.
An estimated 1.5 million young people filled a field in the Portuguese capital for Pope Francis’ World Youth Day vigil.
On the battlefields of Ukraine, the fog of war plagues soldiers. A related issue afflicts those who are far from the fighting but avid to learn developments in the vast war.
Soprano Anna Netrebko, once among the Metropolitan Opera’s biggest box office draws, has sued the company and general manager Peter Gelb, alleging defamation, breach of contract and other violations.
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has become the second 2024 Republican presidential hopeful to visit Ukraine.
Global prices for food commodities like rice and vegetable oil have risen for the first time in months after Russia ended a deal allowing Ukraine ship grain and India restricted some rice exports.
Lithuania has declared more than a thousand citizens of Russia and Belarus living in the country to be threats to national security and said it is stripping them of their permanent residency permits.
Ukraine says its sea drones have struck a major Russian port and damaged a warship. The attack underlined Kyiv’s growing naval capabilities as the Black Sea becomes an increasingly important battleground in the war.
The White House says U.S. intelligence officials have determined that Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has made a pitch to North Korean officials to increase the sale of munitions to Moscow.
U.S. gas prices are continuing to rise — giving drivers across the country another headache at the pump.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is challenging all countries to tell Russia to stop using the Black Sea and Ukraine’s grain as “blackmail” and stop treating the world’s hungry and vulnerable people as leverage in its “unconscionable war.”
Saudi Arabia says it will extend its unilateral production cut of 1 million barrels of oil a day through the end of September in its effort to boost flagging energy prices.
The prime ministers of the three Baltic countries agreed Thursday to speed up their nations’ disconnection from Russia’s power grid by nearly one year and connect with the continental European energy network by February 2025.
An Indian official says New Delhi will participate in a weekend meeting that Saudi Arabia is hosting to find a way to start negotiations to end Russia’s war in Ukraine.
Russia has added Norway to its list of “unfriendly countries” for allegedly targeting Russian diplomats abroad, further worsening its relations with the West.
Russian shelling has damaged a landmark church in the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson that held the remains of Prince Grigory Potemkin until last year.
The Biden administration is delaying plans to restock the nation’s emergency oil reserve amid a price hike that has pushed oil above $80 a barrel.
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva says he supports more countries joining the BRICS group of large developing nations, which currently includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.