Gabon army officers announce seizure of power after presidential vote

About a dozen officers appeared on state TV to announce they were overturning President Ali Bongo’s third election win and suspending state institutions.

By Rachel Chason and Victoria BissetAugust 30, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: At least 2 dead in strikes on Kyiv; Russian military airfield attacked, officials say

The strikes in Kyiv came after a slew of drone attacks targeted at least six Russian regions, officials there said.

By Bryan Pietsch, Adela Suliman and Natalia AbbakumovaAugust 30, 2023

Canada warns LGBTQ people of U.S. state laws in updated travel advisory

Ottawa’s advice for travelers to check local laws in the U.S. comes amid a surge in state legislation targeting LGBTQ rights this year.

By Lyric LiAugust 30, 2023

Putin struggles with falling ruble, rising prices as sanctions bite

Rising prices caused by a drop in the value of the ruble are bringing Russia’s war — and the impact of sanctions — home to many Russians for the first time.

By Catherine Belton, Jeff Stein and Robyn DixonAugust 30, 2023

Sudan’s war has no end in sight, as atrocities and abuses mount

The battle between Sudan’s army and a paramilitary group marks an old-school clash between rival warlords, squabbling for turf and power. And they have devastated the nation of 46 million people.

By Ishaan TharoorAugust 30, 2023

Tracking the path of Hurricane Idalia

We’re tracking the path of Hurricane Idalia as it moves toward Florida’s Gulf Coast. The storm is projected to come ashore between Tampa Bay and Panama City.

By Tim Meko, Dylan Moriarty, Aditya Jain, Chris Alcantara, Lauren Tierney, Hanna Zakharenko and Laris KarklisAugust 29, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Prigozhin buried in private; Russia intercepts drones apparently targeting airports

Wagner Group boss Yevgeny Prigozhin was buried, absent any public display or pomp, on Tuesday in a cemetery in St. Petersburg, local media outlets reported.

By Kelly Kasulis Cho, Ellen Francis, Natalia Abbakumova, Robyn Dixon, Sarah Dadouch, David L. Stern and Mikhail KlimentovAugust 29, 2023

He pleaded for F-16s for Ukraine but died in a crash before he could fly one

The midair collision that killed three Ukrainian pilots adds to the military’s woes as it struggles to advance a counteroffensive against Russia.

By Siobhán O'Grady, Serhii Korolchuk and Serhiy MorgunovAugust 29, 2023

Pope Francis criticizes ‘reactionary’ conservatives in U.S. Catholic Church

It was not the first time Francis has taken aim at his American critics, but the comments reflect a growing bluntness from the pope.

By Anthony Faiola, Stefano Pitrelli and Victoria BissetAugust 29, 2023

Greece struggles to contain Europe’s largest wildfire on record

Ongoing fires have scorched 310 square miles.

By Miriam BergerAugust 29, 2023

Wagner chief Prigozhin is buried in secret as Kremlin seeks to avoid unrest

Putin did not attend as private funerals began for Prigozhin and other mercenary leaders killed in a suspicious plane crash last week. Some supporters had called for military honors.

By Robyn DixonAugust 29, 2023

France to ban full-length Muslim dresses in schools, renewing fierce debate

The French government said the full-length robes worn by some Muslim women have “no place in our schools, no more than religious symbols,” which are banned under secularism laws.

By Annabelle TimsitAugust 29, 2023

Uproar over Libya-Israel meeting shows limits of regional normalization

The revelation that the foreign ministers of Libya and Israel met secretly in Rome has sparked protests in Libya and sent the Libyan minister fleeing the country.

By Claire Parker and Steve HendrixAugust 29, 2023

Germany drops sexual assault investigation of Rammstein lead singer

Prosecutors said there was no evidence of sexual assault and the women quoted in a number of press accounts had not reported to the public prosecutor.

By Kate BradyAugust 29, 2023

Spain’s soccer chief could be ousted after kiss sparks boycott. Here’s what to know.

The head of Spain’s soccer federation, Luis Rubiales, kissed player Jenni Hermoso on the lips after Spain’s victory in the women’s World Cup. She says it wasn’t consensual.

By Victoria Bisset, Scott Allen, Kim Bellware, Glynn A. Hill and Adela SulimanAugust 29, 2023

What Arctic ice tells us about climate change

I went with scientists to study a remote part of the Greenland ice sheet. Here’s what I learned, and why it matters for the rest of the world.

By Sarah KaplanAugust 29, 2023

Chinese consumers punish Japan over Fukushima nuclear water release

The national campaign against Japan is shaping up to be the largest state-supported expression of nationalist outrage in more than a decade.

By Christian Shepherd, Theodora Yu and Lillian YangAugust 29, 2023

Congressional trip to Syria, rare and brief, highlights a forsaken region

The visit was intended as a show of solidarity with Syrians in areas outside government control, but it also underscored the limited U.S. role in the region.

By Kareem FahimAugust 29, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: U.N. investigates alleged wartime abuses; Russia releases new video of Paul Whelan

Russia’s Investigative Committee said it confirmed the Wagner leader’s identity after the Embraer business jet crashed last week.

By Bryan Pietsch, Annabelle Timsit, Sarah Dadouch, Francesca Ebel and Mikhail KlimentovAugust 28, 2023

Russia says it will question U.S. diplomats about former consulate worker

The FSB says it intends to questions two American diplomats about a Russian citizen charged with improperly gathering information about the war in Ukraine for the U.S.

By Francesca Ebel and John HudsonAugust 28, 2023