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Washington Post World News
Jun 21, 2024

U.S. restrictions put key Russian air bases out of firing range, officials say
Letting Ukraine hit targets in Russia with U.S. weapons has reduced missile attacks on Kharkiv but not stopped planes that drop deadly glide bombs.

Washington Post World News
Jun 21, 2024

The many battles of Benjamin Netanyahu
The consummate political survivor, Benjamin Netanyahu is now facing fights on many fronts with groups that he once counted on as allies.

Washington Post World News
Jun 21, 2024

State Dept. expert on Israeli-Palestinian affairs resigns amid Gaza crisis
Andrew Miller, a top State Department official, becomes the most senior U.S. official to resign whose portfolio focused on Israeli-Palestinian issues.

Washington Post World News
Jun 21, 2024

Beleaguered aid pier functional again in Gaza; Netanyahu slams U.S.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blasts Washington over slow weapons deliveries, drawing a puzzled response from U.S. officials.

Washington Post World News
Jun 21, 2024

As climate change imperils Taliban's shift from opium, impact could be felt worldwide
Prolonged droughts attributed to climate change are making it hard for Afghans to grow other field crops and fruits, but hardy opium poppies can still thrive.

Washington Post World News
Jun 21, 2024

Taliban's opium ban imperiled by climate change as alternative crops struggle
Prolonged droughts attributed to climate change are making it hard for Afghans to grow other field crops and fruits, but hardy opium poppies can still thrive.

Washington Post World News
Jun 21, 2024

Israel's Netanyahu is at war with almost everyone
The Israeli leader is locked in battle — many battles.

Washington Post World News
Jun 20, 2024

Vatican charges pope critic Carlo Maria Viganò with the crime of schism
Viganò, who once called for the resignation of Pope Francis, is a former Vatican ambassador to the U.S. and the pope's most ardent internal critic.

Washington Post World News
Jun 20, 2024

U.S. will boost Ukraine's air defense by pausing exports to allies
The Patriot and NASAMS systems are the two most sophisticated air defense munitions the West has provided to Ukraine.

Washington Post World News
Jun 20, 2024

Reported rape of Jewish girl linked to rising antisemitism in France
Police indicted two 13-year-olds and a 12-year-old in the alleged rape in Courbevoie, a suburb of Paris.

Washington Post World News
Jun 20, 2024

A beach buried by the Mount Vesuvius eruption 2,000 years ago just reopened
The Herculaneum archaeological park in Ercolano also contains the remains of 330 people who died fleeing the volcano, which engulfed the ancient city and Pompeii.

Washington Post World News
Jun 20, 2024

Outgoing Dutch leader Mark Rutte looks set to become NATO chief
Known for his direct manner and pragmatic approach, Rutte was seen by allies as the right leader to potentially work with Trump should he be elected.

Washington Post World News
Jun 20, 2024

Despite fentanyl crackdown, Chinese sellers are open for business
A booming online marketplace in shipping small but potent packages of the chemicals used in the production of fentanyl from China to Mexico remains largely unhindered.

Washington Post World News
Jun 20, 2024

U.S. lawmakers support Dalai Lama amid questions over Tibet's future
The U.S. delegation gave the Dalai Lama a framed copy of the Resolve Tibet Act that was passed by Congress last week and represents a shift in U.S. policy toward Tibet.

Washington Post World News
Jun 20, 2024

Putin seeks support from old ally Vietnam amid Russia's growing isolation
Russia and Vietnam have been close allies since the Cold War era, but Hanoi in recent years has cultivated warmer relations with the United States.

Washington Post World News
Jun 20, 2024

Rift grows between Netanyahu and Israeli military over Hamas elimination
Differences are emerging as the Israeli army says Hamas is an idea that cannot be eliminated, while Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continues to seek a "total victory" over the group in Gaza.

Washington Post World News
Jun 20, 2024

Stonehenge spray-painted orange by protesters calling for climate action
Activist group Just Stop Oil took responsibility for the incident, which occurred a day before the summer solstice is expected to draw thousands to the ancient site.

Washington Post World News
Jun 20, 2024

Conflict in Lebanon displaces vulnerable Syrian refugee communities
The plight of Syria's refugees was already dire in Lebanon. Now conditions are worsening, as fear of a potential war with Israel looms.

Washington Post World News
Jun 20, 2024

Ukraine claims to be winning its war on corruption. The West says: do more.
Washington and its allies repeatedly say Kyiv isn't doing enough to fight corruption. In fact, experts say Ukraine may be overcorrecting to please backers and obscure accountability.

Washington Post World News
Jun 20, 2024

Ukraine claims to be winning its war on corruption. The West wants more.
Washington and its allies repeatedly say Kyiv isn't doing enough to fight corruption. In fact, experts say Ukraine may be overcorrecting to please backers and obscure accountability.

Washington Post World News
Jun 19, 2024

U.N. says Israeli use of bombs in civilian areas may have violated laws of war
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the Biden administration of "withholding weapons and ammunitions," a claim the administration disputed.

Washington Post World News
Jun 19, 2024

Hundreds of Hajj pilgrims reported dead amid extraordinary heat
Temperatures reached 125 degrees Fahrenheit during this year's pilgrimage to Mecca, through the desert of Saudi Arabia.

Washington Post World News
Jun 19, 2024

Israel's air defense caught off guard by Hezbollah's low-tech drones
As Hezbollah drones hit military sites and homes, they are resurfacing debates over Israel's decade-old air defense system, which many worry provides an imperfect shield.

Washington Post World News
Jun 19, 2024

Iran signals a major boost in nuclear program at key site
Hundreds of new centrifuges would triple Iran's uranium enrichment capacity at a deeply buried underground nuclear facility.

Washington Post World News
Jun 19, 2024

Iran signals a major boost in nuclear enrichment at key site
Hundreds of new centrifuges would triple Iran's uranium enrichment capacity at a deeply buried underground nuclear facility.

Washington Post World News
Jun 19, 2024

The flaming-hot Korean noodle brand going viral and making millions
Buldak — or "fire chicken" — noodles are the latest South Korean cultural export to take over the world. A recent ban in Denmark pushed them further into the spotlight.

Washington Post World News
Jun 19, 2024

U.N. says Israeli use of bombs in civilian areas probably violated laws of war
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the Biden administration of "withholding weapons and ammunitions," a claim the administration disputed.

Washington Post World News
Jun 19, 2024

Philippines says sailor lost finger in sea clash, accuses China of ‘piracy'
Chinese personnel used knives and machetes to puncture Philippine dinghies attempting to resupply an outpost in the South China Sea, Philippine officials say.

Washington Post World News
Jun 19, 2024

Russia sentences U.S. soldier to almost 4 years in penal colony
Prosecutors accused U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gordon Black of stealing 10,000 rubles ($120) from his Russian girlfriend and threatening to kill her. He plans to appeal.

Washington Post World News
Jun 19, 2024

A rare, deadly bacterial infection is on the rise in Japan. What is STSS?
Streptococcal toxic shock syndrome kills up to 30 percent of patients and is "highly associated" with flesh-eating infections. Symptoms include fever and a red rash.

Washington Post World News
Jun 19, 2024

$5 for locals, $30 for tourists: Japan tourist boom prompts pricing divide
Visiting Himeji Castle in Japan could soon cost foreigners six times as much as locals.

Washington Post World News
Jun 19, 2024

China cultivated high-rolling crime families before turning on them
A Post investigation found that criminal networks in Myanmar enjoyed the protection of Chinese officials as well as the military government in Myanmar.

Washington Post World News
Jun 19, 2024

Philippines accuses China of ‘piracy' after ship boarded, sailor injured
Chinese personnel used knives and machetes to puncture Philippine dinghies attempting to resupply an outpost in the South China Sea, Philippine officials say.

Washington Post World News
Jun 19, 2024

Futures on hold, dreams of escape
For World Refugee Day, we see life through the lens of several youth in Dadaab refugee camp, home to 380,000 refugees from eastern Africa.

Washington Post World News
Jun 19, 2024

Scorching heat waves test a climate-changing world's resilience
In many ways, the climate disaster is already here.

Washington Post World News
Jun 18, 2024

Thailand passes landmark bill legalizing same-sex marriage
The vote puts Thailand on track to become the first in Southeast Asia to legalize same-sex marriage.

Washington Post World News
Jun 18, 2024

Russia's Putin, ‘desperate' for ammunition, arrives in North Korea
The U.S. and its allies are concerned about the growing military cooperation between the two states as Moscow is hungry for munitions to use against Ukraine.

Washington Post World News
Jun 18, 2024

North Korea's Kim declares ‘full support' for Russian war in Ukraine
The U.S. and its allies are concerned about the growing military cooperation between the two states as Moscow is hungry for munitions to use against Ukraine.

Washington Post World News
Jun 18, 2024

White House announces plan to aid longtime undocumented immigrants
President Biden's policy will clear the way for hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants married to U.S. citizens to apply for legal residency.

Washington Post World News
Jun 18, 2024

As Kyiv celebrates first Pride since invasion, LGBTQ troops demand equality
Pride month in Ukraine is also about resisting Russia, and demanding better in Ukraine where LGBTQ soldiers do not enjoy the same rights or benefits as heterosexual troops.

Washington Post World News
Jun 18, 2024

As Kyiv holds first Pride since invasion, LGBTQ troops demand equality
Pride month in Ukraine is also about resisting Russia and demanding better in Ukraine, where LGBTQ soldiers do not enjoy the same rights or benefits as heterosexual troops.

Washington Post World News
Jun 18, 2024

Israel says Rafah attack near completion, in potential shift for war
A shift from the widespread ground and air attacks that have leveled much of the enclave would represent a significant milestone in the war.

Washington Post World News
Jun 18, 2024

As Kyiv celebrates first Pride since invasion, LGBTQ troops demand equality
Pride month in Ukraine is also about resisting Russia, and demanding better in Ukraine where LGBTQ soldiers do not enjoy the same rights or benefits as heterosexual troops.

Washington Post World News
Jun 18, 2024

Jerusalem police forcefully disperse protesters demanding Netanyahu's departure
Israeli police said they used force after protesters attacked officers, set fires and breached fences in Jerusalem on Monday.

Washington Post World News
Jun 18, 2024

Parkour group damages historic Italian building in failed stunt
Team Phat's stunt in Matera ended with a stone falling off a historic site and the jumper injuring himself. It comes as scrutiny of traveler behavior increases worldwide.

Washington Post World News
Jun 18, 2024

USDA suspends avocado inspections in Mexican state over security fears
The USDA's avocado inspections in Michoacan are suspended until security issues are resolved, the AP reported. Mexico makes up 89 percent of U.S. avocado imports.

Washington Post World News
Jun 18, 2024

Jerusalem police forcefully disperse protesters demanding early election
Israeli police said they used force after protesters attacked officers, set fires and breached fences in Jerusalem on Monday.

Washington Post World News
Jun 17, 2024

Biden to waive penalties for undocumented spouses of U.S. citizens
President Biden will announce plans to clear the way for hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants married to U.S. citizens to apply for legal residency.

Washington Post World News
Jun 17, 2024

In photos: Scenes from the extreme hot weather around the world
The National Weather Service issued a heat watch for parts of the United States, predicting a "prolonged period of dangerously hot conditions." Dozens of heat-related deaths have been reported this summer in India, where temperatures have surged to 120 degrees. In Greece, authorities are concerned as tourists have gone missing amid the high temperatures.

Washington Post World News
Jun 17, 2024

Key Democrats approve major arms sale to Israel, including F-15s
Under pressure from the Biden administration, Rep. Gregory W. Meeks (D-N.Y.) approved the multibillion-dollar sale despite concerns about the Gaza death toll.

Washington Post World News
Jun 17, 2024

Extreme heat takes withering toll in teeming Philippine jails
A historic heat wave has struck the Philippines, home to some of the world's most congested detention facilities.

Washington Post World News
Jun 17, 2024

Indian national accused of murder-for-hire plot in New York pleads not guilty
Nikhil Gupta, charged in a foiled plot to kill a U.S. citizen, said he is being unjustly targeted amid rising geopolitical tensions.

Washington Post World News
Jun 17, 2024

Huge oil spill blackens Singapore's picturesque beaches
The oil spill, which affected beaches along the island resort of Sentosa and other parts of Singapore's southern shoreline, sparked a multi-day cleanup operation.

Washington Post World News
Jun 17, 2024

Russia's Putin to visit North Korea, amid growing military cooperation
The pair will use the visit to pledge support for each other, rebuffing U.S.-led efforts to isolate Putin over Ukraine and Kim over his pursuit of nuclear weapons.

Washington Post World News
Jun 17, 2024

Netanyahu dissolves war cabinet but plans to keep far right sidelined
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may still discuss general matters with his wider security cabinet, but sensitive issues will be decided by "smaller forums."

Washington Post World News
Jun 17, 2024

In photos, video: Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha
Muslims celebrated Eid al-Adha, the Islamic holiday that marks the yearly Hajj pilgrimage, with prayers and food in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh and more.

Washington Post World News
Jun 17, 2024

Want to drive through Europe? Try this route from Amsterdam to Paris.
Renting a car in the Netherlands can take you off the beaten path to stops like Gouda and Dijon, France, before finishing your road trip in Paris.

Washington Post World News
Jun 17, 2024

Hajj pilgrims die of heatstroke as Mecca temperatures hit 120 degrees
At least six Jordanian pilgrims died of heatstroke amid growing concern over the risks rising temperatures pose to one of the largest gatherings in the world.

Washington Post World News
Jun 17, 2024

Paris tests Olympics readiness with Opening Ceremonies rehearsal on Seine
The July 26 ceremonies present both logistical and security challenges. Officials also hope to get the Seine clean enough for triathlon and marathon swimming.

Washington Post World News
Jun 17, 2024

Away from war, Ukraine's soccer stars ready for battle
For Ukraine's soccer team, the Euros offer their beleaguered nation a moment in the sun.

Washington Post World News
Jun 16, 2024

China pursuing ‘significant' expansion of nuclear arsenal, report says
China is also modernizing its nuclear arsenal and could have as many intercontinental ballistic missiles as the United States by 2030, a new report says.

Washington Post World News
Jun 16, 2024

Indian national accused of murder-for-hire plot arrives in New York
Nikhil Gupta, charged in a foiled plot to kill a U.S. citizen, said he is being unjustly targeted amid rising geopolitical tensions.

Washington Post World News
Jun 16, 2024

Israeli military announces daily ‘tactical pause' along aid corridor in Gaza
The announcement came as Muslim families in Gaza marked the beginning of a somber Eid al-Adha holiday on Sunday amid rubble and ruin.

Washington Post World News
Jun 16, 2024

Gazans mark Eid al-Adha in the rubble; IDF announces ‘tactical pause' for aid
The IDF said it was pausing fighting along a route in southern Gaza. Hamas political leader Ismail Haniyeh said he was "ready to conclude" a cease-fire deal.

Washington Post World News
Jun 16, 2024

Will India's powerful Modi change his ways after the election setback?
Modi's imperious and unapologetic leadership style will probably persist, those who know him say.

Washington Post World News
Jun 16, 2024

Iraq militias target KFC, other U.S. businesses to protest Gaza war
The militias have long opposed the U.S. military presence in Iraq. But few expected them to turn their anger toward popular burger and fried chicken joints.

Washington Post World News
Jun 16, 2024

Iraqi militias target KFC, other U.S. businesses to protest Gaza war
The militias have long opposed the U.S. military presence in Iraq. But few expected them to turn their anger toward popular burger and fried chicken joints.

Washington Post World News
Jun 16, 2024

Short on troops, Ukraine is freeing criminals to fight
Not all convicts qualify and those who do are required to join assault brigades, which engage in some of the most deadly fighting. .

Washington Post World News
Jun 15, 2024

India says novelist Arundhati Roy could be tried under anti-terrorism law
Roy could face grave charges over comments she made 14 years ago about Kashmir under a stringent antiterrorism law.

Washington Post World News
Jun 15, 2024

French protesters decry far-right shift as snap election looms
As many as 350,000 French protesters are taking to the streets Saturday in a show of force against the rising far-right party National Rally, led by Marine Le Pen.

Washington Post World News
Jun 15, 2024

8 Israeli troops killed in Rafah; Gazans prepare for somber Eid holiday
One million people in southern Gaza are "trapped, without clean water or sanitation," says the World Food Program, as Gazans prepare for the Eid al-Adha holiday.

Washington Post World News
Jun 15, 2024

Iran and Sweden announce prisoner swap involving convicted war criminal
Hamid Nouri, who was convicted of war crimes for mass executions in Iran in 1988, will be freed in exchange for Swedish citizens Johan Floderus and Saeed Azizi.

Washington Post World News
Jun 15, 2024

India says novelist Arundhati Roy could be tried under antiterrorism law
Roy could face grave charges over comments she made 14 years ago about Kashmir under a stringent antiterrorism law.

Washington Post World News
Jun 15, 2024

‘Traumatized and exhausted' Gazans prepare for a difficult Eid holiday
One million people in southern Gaza are "trapped, without clean water or sanitation," says the World Food Program, as Gazans prepare for the Eid al-Adha holiday.

Washington Post World News
Jun 15, 2024

Princess Kate attends king's parade in first public event since cancer news
It is the first joint appearance by senior members of the British royal family since the king and the Princess of Wales were diagnosed with cancer.

Washington Post World News
Jun 15, 2024

Panel says lawmakers colluded with foreign powers but won't name names
A watchdog committee found that members of Canada's Parliament were "witting or semi-witting" participants in foreign interference. Some want more details.

Washington Post World News
Jun 15, 2024

King Charles and Princess Kate to attend Trooping the Colour birthday parade
It will be the first joint appearance by senior members of the British royal family since the king and the Princess of Wales were diagnosed with cancer.

Washington Post World News
Jun 15, 2024

With Rafah crossing closed by Israel, Gazans have no way out
Israel's offensive in Rafah, aimed at eliminating Hamas's last battalions, has dashed any hope of escape for ill and injured Palestinian civilians.

Washington Post World News
Jun 14, 2024

Princess Kate says she's ‘making good progress' in update on cancer fight
The Princess of Wales said on social media that she would make an official public appearance Saturday, her first since the diagnosis.

Washington Post World News
Jun 14, 2024

U.S. Embassy employee charged with sexually abusing girls in Burkina Faso home
Fode Sitafa Mara, 39, is the husband of a U.S. diplomat in Burkina Faso. He faces charges of aggravated sexual abuse of a minor, coercion and enticement and obstruction of justice.

Washington Post World News
Jun 14, 2024

Tourists are missing on Greek islands in the heat. Here's how to stay safe.
Former sheriff's deputy Albert Calibet is missing on Amorgos island, and a Dutch tourist is missing in Samos, days after TV doctor Michael Mosley died on Symi.

Washington Post World News
Jun 14, 2024

How Pope Francis became the AI ethicist for world leaders and tech titans
Francis on Friday became the first pope to address G-7 leaders, joining a summit session dedicated to artificial intelligence.

Washington Post World News
Jun 14, 2024

Putin demands Ukraine surrender four regions to stop war
The Russian leader, seeking to preempt calls by Ukraine for a full withdrawal of Moscow's forces, effectively demanded Kyiv's total capitulation in exchange for ending the war

Washington Post World News
Jun 14, 2024

Biden meeting with Italian prime minister, Pope Francis before leaving G-7
Meloni and Biden will discuss Ukraine, as well as China's supply of materiel that is aiding Russia's war effort.

Washington Post World News
Jun 14, 2024

Biden meets Pope Francis as G-7 wraps up strongly pro-Ukraine summit
Meloni and Biden will discuss Ukraine, as well as China's supply of materiel that is aiding Russia's war effort.

Washington Post World News
Jun 14, 2024

Gazans describe life in tents as ‘hell' as summer's heat arrives
The onset of punishing summer temperatures in the densely populated Gaza Strip, where hundreds of thousands are living in tents, has made life even more arduous.

Washington Post World News
Jun 14, 2024

U.N. calls for end to siege of Darfur city amid Sudan civil war
The U.S. envoy to the U.N. has called Sudan the world's worst humanitarian crisis, with more than half of the country's population needing assistance.

Washington Post World News
Jun 14, 2024

Biden to meet Italian prime minister, Pope Francis before leaving G-7
Meloni and Biden will discuss a range of topics focused on Ukraine, as well as China's supply of materiel that is aiding the Russian war effort.

Washington Post World News
Jun 14, 2024

Gazans search for food and water as summer's heat arrives
The onset of punishing summer temperatures in the densely populated Gaza Strip, where hundreds of thousands are living in tents, has made life even more arduous.

Washington Post World News
Jun 14, 2024

How Pope Francis became the AI ethicist for tech titans and world leaders
Francis on Friday will become the first pope to address G-7 leaders, joining a summit session dedicated to artificial intelligence.

Washington Post World News
Jun 14, 2024

In the search for hostages, U.S. is Israel's key intelligence partner
U.S. intelligence agencies have provided an extraordinary amount of support to their Israeli counterparts. That assistance has helped find the missing but also raised concerns about the use of sensitive information.

Washington Post World News
Jun 14, 2024

Philippines turns up heat over disputed sea but confronts formidable foe
A voyage in the South China Sea revealed the challenge as a flotilla of wooden fishing boats drew an armada of Chinese warships and coast guard vessels.

Washington Post World News
Jun 14, 2024

Philippines turns up heat over disputed waters but confronts formidable foe
A voyage in the South China Sea revealed the challenge as a flotilla of wooden fishing boats drew an armada of Chinese warships and coast guard vessels.

Washington Post World News
Jun 14, 2024

Chinese #metoo journalist, activist jailed in crackdown on civil society
Journalist Huang Xueqin, who encouraged women to report sexual harassment, and labor rights proponent Wang Jianbing were charged with "inciting subversion of state power."

Washington Post World News
Jun 14, 2024

The small country in the middle of the world's crises
Cyprus's top diplomat explains how the island nation finds itself engaged in conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East.

Washington Post World News
Jun 13, 2024

U.K.'s Keir Starmer tones down the socialism in ‘changed Labour Party'
Labour leader Keir Starmer effectively announced Thursday that the old Labour Party in Britain is gone, in releasing his platform for the upcoming election.

Washington Post World News
Jun 13, 2024

DNA reveals surprise about the children ancient Mayans chose to sacrifice
Researchers analyzing DNA at ancient Mayan city of Chichén Itzá, a site for human sacrifices, found that young boys, including twins, were buried in a mass grave there.

Washington Post World News
Jun 13, 2024

Brawl breaks out in Italian parliament ahead of G-7 summit
Italian officials expressed regret as images from the brawl were splashed across the country's newspaper front pages Thursday.

Washington Post World News
Jun 13, 2024

Number of global displaced hits record high at 120 million, U.N. says
U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi also characterized new U.S. restrictions on asylum as a possible violation of international humanitarian law.

Washington Post World News
Jun 13, 2024

At the G-7 summit, here are the key issues Biden and world leaders will discuss
The annual meeting of seven of the world's wealthiest democracies will include discussions on Ukraine, the Middle East and artificial intelligence.

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