U.S. to impose sanctions on Russia over Navalny's death
The U.S. is set to announce a major package of sanctions against Russia on Friday. Officials said the package was intended to "hold Russia accountable" over the death of opposition leader Alexei Navalny and the two-year Ukraine war.
U.S. vetoes ceasefire resolution in Gaza for the fourth time
The U.S. has blocked Security Council action on an immediate ceasefire resolution for the fourth time, despite strong support from the other 13 delegations on the Security Council.
Escalating conflict in Congo as M23 rebels advance on Goma
The conflict, which began in the 1990s, has escalated in recent weeks as M23 rebels closed in on the provincial capital of Goma, killing dozens. Congo's minerals, particularly coltan, have made the region a lucrative target for armed gro...
Farmers block Ukrainian border in protest
Polish farmers have blocked multiple border crossings demanding talks over low grain prices and claims of unfair competition from neighbouring Ukraine. It's one of around 180 protests across the country that is crippling transport routes.
Biden mulls more sanctions against Russia
President Joe Biden said he's considering more sanctions against Russia after the death of prominent opposition figure, Alexei Navalny, drew ire from the international community.
American Airlines raises baggage fees
American Airlines has announced an increase in prices related to checked luggage. The first checked bag is now $40, or $35 if you pay before you get to the airport, while the second bag will cost you $45.
F.D.A. approves new drug for food allergies
The FDA approved a new drug for treating food allergies, but it comes with a hefty price tag. The new drug, Xolair, carries the potential to help Americans with extreme allergies live a better life.
Israeli protesters block humanitarian aid to Gaza
Israel has opened alternative border crossings into Gaza for humanitarian aid trucks, but a group of protesters are attempting to stop trucks at inspection sites. Many Israelis fear that aid, particularly fuel, is helping Hamas rather th...
Military leaders dissolve government in Guinea
The military leadership in Guinea has dissolved the government, but hasn't explained why. Government ministers have been ordered to surrender their passports and have had their bank accounts frozen. The armed forces deposed president Alp...
U.S. vetoes Gaza ceasefire resolution at the U.N.
The United States vetoed a draft United Nations Security Council resolution on the Israel-Hamas war, blocking a demand for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire as it instead pushes the 15-member body to call for a temporary ceasefire link...
Russia calls defected pilot killed in Spain 'moral corpse'
Russia's foreign intelligence chief described a Russian pilot who defected to Ukraine and was found shot dead in Spain as a "moral corpse" for betraying his country, in Moscow's first comment on the case since news of the killing emerged.
Polish farmers anger Ukraine with border blockade
Polish farmers have stepped up protests on the border with Ukraine in what they say is a bid to save their livelihoods. Protesters poured Ukrainian grain at the border and enforced a near-total blockade of the crossing, disrupting traffi...
U.A.E. poised to exit watchdog's dirty money list
The United Arab Emirates is poised to exit a global watchdog's "gray list" as soon as this week, following a push to clamp down on illicit financial flows in and out of the oil-rich Gulf state.
Israeli protesters block aid convoys bound for Gaza
Even as the threat of famine stalks the war-ravaged Gaza Strip, Israeli protesters have gathered repeatedly to stop desperately needed aid from getting into the Palestinian territory.
Sudanese fleeing war arrive in South Sudan, desperate for food
Over 500,000 Sudanese refugees have fled to Renk, South Sudan due to fighting, with women and children being the most vulnerable. The World Food Program reports that many are already malnourished and facing food shortages.
Indonesian village adapts to life on sinking land
Much of Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, is expected to be submerged by 2050, but villagers along the coast of Java are at the forefront of this emergency. Around 400 residents in Timbulsloko, Central Java, adapt to life on sinking land.
Signs show emerging fentanyl crisis in Mexico
Outreach workers in Mexico are urging authorities to face up to what they see as a growing fentanyl crisis, as Reuters research finds the opioid is tightening its grip on the country that has been a major trafficking hub for the highly p...
Loss of sea ice puts polar bears at risk
Polar bears face an increased risk of starvation as a result of spending more time on land during extended ice-free seasons, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Communications.
Ukraine faces 'extremely difficult' frontline battles
Ukrainian troops, reeling from losing a key town, now face "extremely difficult" conditions all along the frontline with Russia because of delayed foreign aid, President Volodymyr Zelensky said.
E.U. launches Red Sea naval mission
European Union foreign ministers approved the creation of an EU naval mission to help protect shipping in the Red Sea. The announcement comes after the Houthis launched a strike on a British ship, which is now in danger of sinking.
E.U. and U.S. mull more sanctions against Russia
Western condemnation for Alexei Navalny's death has been unanimous, with several European countries calling for additional sanctions against Russia.
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Israeli troops shoot at Palestinians receiving aid
Israeli forces open fire on crowds waiting for aid supplies in northern Gaza, risking famine in the region. The people of Gaza are struggling to survive, with limited access to food and resources.
African leaders unite to condemn Israeli war on Gaza
African leaders condemn Israeli war and occupation, but fail to broker Somalia-Ethiopia peace talks. The two-day summit was marked by divisions, but leaders found near-absolute consensus on Palestine, condemning the Israeli war on Gaza.
Biden administration increasing cost of U.S. citizenship
In just over a month, permanent U.S. residents seeking to become U.S. citizens will need to pay nearly 20% more to become naturalized. Starting April 1, the Biden administration is increasing the cost of several immigration forms.
U.S. backs temporary Gaza ceasefire in draft U.N. resolution
The United States has proposed an alternative draft United Nations Security Council resolution calling for a temporary ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war and opposing a major Israeli ground offensive in Rafah in southern Gaza.