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Dave Lawler
38 mins ago - World

Russia threat rekindles NATO's sense of purpose

NATO Secretary-General Stoltenberg during a visit to Estonia in March. Photo: Raigo Pajula/AFP via Getty
Dave Lawler
3 hours ago - World

South Korea would expect U.S. to intervene if China invades Taiwan, official says

Taiwanese forces conduct a drill in 2021. Photo: I-Hwa Cheng/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Barak Ravid
3 hours ago - World

Iran nuclear talks to resume in Qatar after hiatus

Iran envoy Rob Malley. Photo: Brendam Smialowski/AFP via Getty
Zachary Basu
Updated 7 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Zelensky says Russia missiles hit shopping center with over 1,000 civilians inside

Erin Doherty
11 hours ago - World

Russian court sets trial date for WNBA star Brittney Griner

WNBA basketball superstar Brittney Griner arrives to a hearing at the Khimki Court, outside Moscow on June 27, 2022.
WNBA player Brittney Griner arrives at a hearing at the Khimki Court, outside Moscow on June 27. Photo: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP via Getty Images
Ivana Saric
11 hours ago - World

NATO to dramatically increase size of high-readiness forces

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg gestures as he speaks during a press conference
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a press conference at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on June 27. Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty Images

Sanctions drive Russia to first foreign debt default since 1918

Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in the XIV BRICS summit in virtual format via a video call, in Moscow, on June 23.
Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in the XIV BRICS summit in virtual format via a video call in Moscow on June 23. Photo: Mikhail Metzel/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images
Axios
Updated 17 hours ago - World
Axios Explains: Ukraine

Dashboard: Russian invasion of Ukraine

Rescuers elevated by a crane at an apartment building destroyed in a Russian airstrikes in the Shevchenkivskiy district of Kyiv, Ukraine on June 26, 2022. Photo: Maxym Marusenko/NurPhoto via Getty Images
Rebecca Falconer
17 hours ago - World

Russian forces moving to "blockade" key eastern city, Ukraine says

Ivan Sosnin, 19, walks next to his destroyed house in the city of Lysychansk at the eastern Ukrainian region of Donbas on June 7.
A teenager walks next to the remains of his house, destroyed earlier this month during fighting in the city of Lysychansk in the Luhansk region of the Donbas, eastern Ukraine. Photo: Aris Messinis/AFP via Getty Images
Axios
22 hours ago - World

Bullring stand collapses in Colombia, killing at least 6

An aerial view of the collapsed grandstand in a bullring in the Colombian municipality of El Espinal, southwest of Bogotá, on Sunday. Photo: Samuel Antonio Galindo Campos/AFP via Getty Images