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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Trump and Johnson Were Accused of Breaking Rules. One Lost Party Support.

Unlike Mr. Trump, whose personal attacks often go unanswered, the committee lashed back at Mr. Johnson. It accused him of “impugning the committee and, thereby, undermining the democratic process of the House” and “being complicit in [...]

In Darfur, Sudan, Brutal Killing of Governor Heralds New Round of Violence

In dueling statements, the military and the R.S.F. blamed each other for the death of Mr. Abakar. General Hamdan even phoned the United Nations envoy to Sudan, Volker Perthes, to reiterate his denials, said a U.N. official who spoke on the [...]

Greece Detains 9 Amid Search for Migrants After Crowded Ship Capsizes

Officials have conceded that any hopes of finding additional survivors, or even victims, are remote, because the boat sank in one of the deepest spots of the Mediterranean, where the seabed is at a depth of 4,000 meters, or about 2.5 miles. Nevertheless, [...]