Victoria Bisset


Breaking news, international news

Education: Cambridge University; SOAS University of London

Victoria Bisset is a breaking-news reporter for The Washington Post's London Hub, covering the most urgent and consequential stories as they unfold on the European day. Bisset spent six years covering global news and Arabic-language media with the BBC. She graduated from University of Cambridge with a degree in Asian and Middle Eastern studies and is completing a master’s degree focusing on South Asia at SOAS University of London.
Latest from Victoria Bisset

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.

August 30, 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.

August 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.

August 29, 2023

Prigozhin is confirmed dead. What happened to Putin’s other rivals?

The mercenary chief who died in a plane crash outside Moscow was not Vladimir Putin’s only foe to suffer mysterious misfortune or death.

August 27, 2023

FIFA provisionally suspends Spanish soccer official Luis Rubiales

Spanish soccer federation president Luis Rubiales will be suspended for an initial period of 90 days, FIFA said in a statement Saturday.

August 26, 2023

Thousands of penguin chicks killed by early sea ice breakup, study says

Antarctic sea ice melted before emperor penguin chicks could develop waterproof feathers last year, causing them to drown or freeze to death, scientists say.

August 25, 2023

Kevin Hart says he’s ‘dumbest man alive’ after race lands him in wheelchair

Kevin Hart says he injured himself after trying to do “young stuff” — racing ex-NFL player Stevan Ridley. “Ladies and gentleman, the age 40 is real,” he added.

August 25, 2023

Doctors to parents: Stop smashing eggs on your kids’ heads on TikTok

The #eggcrackchallenge trend involves parents cracking eggs on the forehead of their unsuspecting children. Experts warn it models bullying behavior.

August 25, 2023

Pakistan rescues 6 children and 2 adults stranded in cable car at 900 feet

Eight people trapped in a cable car in Pakistan’s mountainous north were rescued by the military, in Battagram, in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

August 22, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Russian strike on theater in Chernihiv kills seven, injures more than 140, Ukraine says

Scores of people were injured in the Chernihiv strike on a theater, Ukrainian officials said Saturday.

August 19, 2023