Putin Says Russian Economy Is Resilient Despite Sanctions

The leaders, who traveled by train from Poland, will meet with President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv before heading to Russia to meet with President Vladimir V. Putin in St. Petersburg. Footage of President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa arriving [...]

Rescued From a Flooded Island Behind Russian Lines in Ukraine

There were no stores on the island. Fearful of arrest by the Russians, Ms. Krupych, 40, did not dare venture deeper into Russian territory. Instead she called acquaintances and asked to borrow from the pantries of their empty summer homes, [...]

He Ran Sudan’s Iconic Acropole Hotel. Then He Had to Flee Khartoum.

When in mid-April, heavy fighting broke out between the country’s army and the powerful paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, Mr. Pagoulatos cooped up in the hotel with his sister-in-law Eleonora, three staff members and four guests, and waited. [...]

As Blinken Heads to China, Suspicion Awaits Him

Professor Zhu, in Nanjing, said China was not resisting talks; it simply wanted to ensure that the United States would listen to its concerns, for example on access to semiconductor chips. “The most important thing for the Chinese side [...]

Japan Changes Its Rape Laws to Require Consent

Laws in the United States and some European countries have already taken into account that a person may not be able to provide consent because of illness or intoxication, or that an offender could exploit a situation of authority. Until now, [...]

Rickie Fowler Reserves His Flash for the U.S. Open’s First Round

Having started his round just after 8 a.m. Pacific time, Fowler reached the halfway point of his round before 10:30 a.m. when a late arriving fandom had yet to fill the grandstands or line the fairways. But as Fowler birdied the first, second [...]

USMNT Beats Mexico Behind Two Pulisic Goals

Hard Fouls and a Homophobic Chant The game was ugly on the field — four red cards, shoving, a torn jersey, a bloody nose — and off it. The referee Iván Barton ended the game in the eighth minute of added time, rather than play the full [...]

Max Homa Takes His Star Turn at the U.S. Open

Bryson DeChambeau, the 2020 U.S. Open winner, who was in another group, finished his day tied with Scheffler, Paul Barjon and Si Woo Kim. “There are going to be times that people hit it in the rough, and I think the person that’s going [...]

Ukraine Counteroffensive Is Grueling and Costly but Promising, U.S. Says

The United Nations’ chief nuclear energy watchdog, Rafael Mariano Grossi, ventured into the war zone on Thursday to visit the endangered Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, held since last year by Russian forces. Mr. Grossi, head of the International [...]

Retaking Villages Leaves Ukrainian Troops Exposed and Diving for Cover

The combat taking place now is primarily in two locations about 50 miles apart, south of Velyka Novosilka and south of Orikhiv. After early uncertainty, these appear to be more than mere feints or probing attacks by Ukraine. By attacking in [...]