Chinese hackers breach email of Commerce Secretary Raimondo and State Department officials

Cyberspies from China exploited a fundamental gap in the Microsoft cloud, enabling them to conduct a targeted hack of unclassified U.S. email accounts.

By Ellen Nakashima, Joseph Menn and Shane HarrisJuly 12, 2023

Greece request for U.S. fighter jets sticking point for Turkey’s F-16s

President Biden has all-but promised Turkey new F-16s for backing Sweden’s NATO accession. But sealing the deal is tricky.

By Karen DeYoung and Kareem FahimJuly 12, 2023

Russia-Ukraine war: Biden and Zelensky agree: Ukraine will join NATO only after war ends

G-7 countries issued a joint declaration of “unwavering” support for Ukraine on day two of a summit for NATO leaders in Vilnius, Lithuania.

By Emily Rauhala, Michael Birnbaum, Toluse Olorunnipa, Meryl Kornfield, Niha Masih, Annabelle Timsit, Adam Taylor, Sammy Westfall and Mikhail KlimentovJuly 12, 2023

North Korea, after threatening U.S. military, fires suspected ICBM

The missile was in the air for 74 minutes. The launch comes days after Pyongyang warned of “resolute” consequences for U.S. military activity in the region.

By Min Joo Kim and Michelle Ye Hee LeeJuly 12, 2023

At NATO summit, Biden’s caution clashed with calls to draw Ukraine closer

Tensions at the Vilnius NATO summit exposed the challenges President Biden faces as allies push plans for Ukraine that some fear risk escalation with Russia.

By Michael Birnbaum and Emily RauhalaJuly 12, 2023

Russia says Wagner has returned tanks, missile systems, weapons, ammo

Russia's Defense Ministry said it has received more than 2,000 pieces of equipment, 20,000 small arms and 2,750 tons of ammunition from the mercenary group.

By Francesca EbelJuly 12, 2023

Huw Edwards, BBC’s face of historic events, identified as suspended anchor

He faces allegations that he paid for sexually explicit images from a teenager. His wife said he has been hospitalized with mental health issues.

By Karla Adam and William BoothJuly 12, 2023

Biden, G-7 leaders announce major security pledge to Ukraine

NATO promises Ukraine support that is short of what Zelensky wanted, but is aimed at preventing future attacks on his country

By Toluse Olorunnipa, Emily Rauhala, Meryl Kornfield and Michael BirnbaumJuly 12, 2023

With record wildfires, why won’t Canada create a firefighting force?

The worst wildfire season on record has challenged the provincial firefighting resources on which the country relies.

By Amanda ColettaJuly 12, 2023

The Palestinian Authority, teetering on collapse, is tested in Jenin

Israel's military operation in Jenin exposed the weakness of the Palestinian Authority, which many Palestinians view as increasingly irrelevant and out of touch.

By Shira RubinJuly 12, 2023

Southern border ‘eerily quiet’ after policy shift on asylum seekers

The Biden administration is allowing tens of thousands of migrants to enter the United States legally each month, while those who don’t follow the rules face ramped-up deportations.

By Nick Miroff and Toluse OlorunnipaJuly 12, 2023

Milan Kundera, author of ‘The Unbearable Lightness of Being,’ dies at 94

Czech-born novelist Milan Kundera mixed philosophical speculation with political critique and erotic reverie.

By Harrison SmithJuly 12, 2023

French Swifties are just as annoyed at Ticketmaster as Americans were

Much like Taylor Swift's American fans, French Swifties encountered a Ticketmaster meltdown when they attempted to buy tickets for the Eras Tour.

By María Luisa PaúlJuly 12, 2023

This Burger King ‘burger’ is just a bun and a 20-slice tower of cheese

The release of the cheesy offering in Thailand prompted mixed reviews. But is it really a burger?

By Lyric LiJuly 12, 2023

Israel faces an ongoing constitutional crisis — without a constitution

A constitutional crisis emerges as protests erupt over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plans to remake the country’s judiciary, a move his opponents say enables dictatorship.

By Miriam BergerJuly 12, 2023

Enemies duel with drones as Ukraine faces dug-in Russian forces

For months, Russian forces have been digging in, building concrete bunkers and constructing tunnel networks. The result is a painstakingly slow Ukrainian counteroffensive in Zaporizhzhia.

By Fredrick Kunkle and Serhii KorolchukJuly 12, 2023

NATO says it will invite Ukraine to join when ‘conditions are met’; Zelensky calls lack of timeline ‘absurd’

The summit is a show of Western unity against Russia — but there are divisions over Kyiv’s candidacy and the U.S. decision to supply it with cluster munitions.

By Emily Rauhala, Michael Birnbaum, Meryl Kornfield, Toluse Olorunnipa, Niha Masih, Annabelle Timsit, Adam Taylor and Sammy WestfallJuly 11, 2023

What to know about Palestinian security forces and their role in West Bank

As Israel unleashed its largest operation in decades in the West Bank, Palestinian Authority security forces followed orders and stayed out of the fight.

By Miriam BergerJuly 11, 2023

Mexico arrested 2 cartel suspects. Thousands besieged a state capital.

The violence in Chilpancingo, the capital of Guerrero state, was an unusually stark challenge by an organized criminal group to the government.

By Mary Beth SheridanJuly 11, 2023

Zelensky slams NATO for omitting a timeline for Ukraine to join

NATO says Ukraine can join, but does not provide a timeline. Zelensky calls that "unprecedented and absurd."

By Toluse Olorunnipa, Emily Rauhala, Meryl Kornfield and Michael BirnbaumJuly 11, 2023