As a major diamond producer, Russia earns billions of dollars that other nations say help finance war. The clash exposes the many loopholes in regulation of conflict diamonds.
More than 100,000 buildings in Ukraine have been destroyed in the war. Volunteers are clearing away the rubble — and partying while they do it.
The threat of a meltdown looms large after several days of shelling in the area.
Ukrainian forces badly want to retake the southern region of Kherson from Russian invaders, but Moscow retains a potentially overwhelming advantage.
Plus reports of Russian torture of Ukrainian prisoners and a longer sentence for Aung San Suu Kyi.
Fighting shifts to the south where Russia and Ukraine are both hoping for a decisive duel.
Oil is under $90 a barrel, and consumers are benefiting. Geopolitics, the economy and unforeseen events will determine whether the relief will last.
The government is working to save hundreds of businesses from Russian bombs, remaking western Ukraine into the country’s new economic heartland.
The move by Russia to loosen financial controls imposed after its invasion of Ukraine won’t affect investors in the United States or European Union.
To help offset inflation, Germany’s government has subsidized cheap train passes this summer. While many feared chaos and overcrowding on an overburdened system, it has been a relatively smooth ride.
Thousands of Ukrainian civilians have suffered beatings and sometimes electrical shocks, while the U.N. says hundreds have disappeared into Russian jails.
The appeal process could take months, but a senior Russian diplomat said that talks with the United States about a possible prisoner exchange were underway.
Russia, trying to pin down Ukraine’s forces to blunt a counteroffensive in Kherson, has been firing shells from near a nuclear plants it occupies.
Plus Salman Rushdie’s recovery and reflections on a year of Taliban rule.
Readers debate the party’s strategy of supporting far-right G.O.P. candidates it thinks it can beat. Also: Covid and schools; Ukraine’s students; Kansas and abortion.
The giant oil producer said it earned nearly $50 billion last quarter, the latest energy company to record outsize profits after the surge in crude prices since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February.
The Brave Commander, a freighter, is expected to carry 23,000 metric tons of wheat to Ethiopia, which World Food Program officials said was “on the verge of famine.”
“I don’t have a gun, but I have my cello,” a musician says as he joins the Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra, which is made up of refugees who fled the war and artists who stayed behind.
Striking deep behind enemy lines, the Ukrainians are depleting Russia’s combat potential, slowing its advance in the east and creating new vulnerabilities in the south.
After fleeing the war in Ukraine with his mother, Maksym Kryshtafor, 8, is using his passion for chess to help him assimilate into the United Kingdom.
President Volodymyr Zelensky accused Russia of “nuclear blackmail” as the two sides traded blame.
A video showed damaged homes and some areas that had been turned into ruins.
GDP fell 4 percent as sanctions took hold.
The group recently arrived in New York to perform “Mom on Skype,” first staged in April in Lviv, at the Irondale Center this weekend.
Repeated shelling inside the plant’s complex over the past seven days has stirred new concerns of a nuclear accident.
The country’s gross domestic product from April through June declined 4 percent from a year earlier, new government data shows.
The corporate owners of The Aspen Times did not allow it to cover a libel lawsuit against the paper, demoralizing the newsroom, former staff members say.
Revelations that the cellphone of a top opposition politician was tapped have shaken the government and stoked concerns over just how widespread such surveillance is.
It is the first ship hired to carry the grain to countries badly affected by food shortages since a deal between Ukraine and Russia allowed shipments to resume.
President Aleksandar Vucic’s ties to Moscow raise awkward questions as the Kremlin appears to be stirring unrest in the Balkans to deflect attention from the war in Ukraine.
This tiny Baltic nation is set to complete Europe’s first new liquefied natural gas project since Russia set off a race for energy security with its invasion of Ukraine.
The chief U.N. nuclear monitor called for an immediate stop to fighting that risks a radiation disaster, as Russians and Ukrainians blamed each other for strikes dangerously close to the reactors.
International concern is growing after days of shelling around Zaporizhzhia station.
The estimated deaths and injuries are stalling Russia’s progress in eastern Ukraine, military experts say, as fighting intensifies in the south.
Plus Russia prepares for show trials and Taiwan does not rise to China’s provocations.
This is a war fought in a cycle of opposites: bursts of chaos from outgoing and incoming shelling, and then long lulls in which soldiers undertake the most routine activities.
McDonald’s said it would begin reopening stores in Kyiv and western Ukraine as fighting continues in the east.
Turkey needs Russian cash, gas and business as Erdogan looks to a dicey election and a new incursion in Syria, while Moscow needs friends to try to evade Western sanctions.
La incapacidad de Facebook, Twitter y TikTok de imponer controles más estrictos a las publicaciones rusas en idiomas distintos al inglés ha empezado a suscitar críticas.
Blasts at an air base in the Russian-occupied territory damaged 62 apartment buildings and forced hundreds into shelters. Satellite imagery showed destroyed fighter jets.
Most of its drones are off-the-shelf units modified to carry explosives.
Plus new details about explosions in Crimea and revelations about the victims of Seoul’s floods.
Do Americans understand the stakes across the Atlantic?
Rather than try to illustrate the war directly, Ukrainian curators turned to older art that inspired new emotions.
Hungary’s energy conglomerate, MOL, paid Russia’s transit fees to Ukraine, ensuring that oil keeps flowing through an overland pipeline that remains crucial for Central Europe.
Ukrainians forced from their hometowns by Russia’s invasion find some solace, and success, setting up shop in a new city.
As boycotts of Russia expand to include cultural exports, artists like Kirill Serebrennikov must prove they are dissident enough to enjoy a Western audience.
While Russia lacks an effective long-range strike drone, Ukraine’s experimentation has produced an array of inexpensive, plastic aircraft, jury-rigged to drop grenades or other munitions.
A senior Ukrainian official said his country’s forces were responsible, which Ukraine did not publicly confirm or deny. Russian officials said only that munitions had detonated.
Iran says the satellite’s powerful camera is not meant for military purposes, but some experts say it will greatly enhance Tehran’s intelligence gathering.
Russia takes over cyberspace in occupied Ukraine.
The expansion of NATO has received overwhelming support among Democrats and Republicans in a deeply divided Washington.
The Securities and Exchange Commission and the F.B.I. have been investigating Concord Management, people close to the firm said.
Ukraine claimed responsibility for a rare attack on a Russian air base in Crimea, a strategic peninsula in southern Ukraine that Russia illegally annexed in 2014.
A state-owned operator of a Russian pipeline to Europe said its payment to the Ukrainian operator of the pipeline had been returned, blaming issues linked to European sanctions against Russia.
Social media companies have taken steps to restrict Russian state media accounts. But posts from those accounts still spread in Spanish, Arabic and other languages and in places outside the West.
Diverting traffic through Russian networks makes it easier to censor, surveil and digitally wall off the invaded population.
An F.B.I. raid on the home of Donald Trump.
Italy already had the biggest Ukrainian community in Western Europe before the war, but in recent months the diaspora has taken on new prominence and visibility.
Ukraine says that announcing a planned offensive on the southern front has paid off in the eastern Donbas region, as both sides deploy forces based on guessing each other’s next moves.
Viktor Petrenko, who won a gold medal at the 1992 Winter Games, has been shunned by Ukrainian figure skating officials — and by President Volodymyr Zelensky — after performing in Sochi, Russia.
Ukraine and Russia are in a quandary over where to concentrate their forces.
Also, a moving dispatch from Ukraine and the dire outlook for Afghanistan.
The Biden administration says the push will bolster African and American interests, including the ability of the United States to compete against China and Russia.
The latest round of aid includes rockets credited with destroying Russian command posts and ammunition depots.
As the city emerged from a 54-hour lockdown, the governor of the Mykolaiv region declared the operation a success, saying that five people had been arrested.
The remarks by António Guterres came two days after he called for global nuclear disarmament at a commemoration of the 77th anniversary of the U.S. nuclear bombing of Hiroshima.
Many cultural institutions were not prepared to protect their collections and buildings before the Russian invasion, so ad hoc groups of arts workers and leaders stepped in to fill the breach.
While seemingly harmless, these tales may have their origins in Russian propaganda, according to analysts monitoring Russian disinformation campaigns in Ukraine.
Unlike at Wimbledon, players from Russia and Belarus will be allowed to compete at the U.S. Open. Whether they play in an exhibition to support relief efforts in Ukraine is another question.
In Ukraine, tragedies are a backdrop to everyday existence, piling up in numbers that seem inconceivable, an inescapable reality that feels like the very air in your lungs.
Moscow accused Ukraine of striking near spent-fuel storage at the Zaporizhzhia power plant, while Ukrainian intelligence said it was a move by Russia to destroy infrastructure.
The human rights group accused the Ukrainian military of establishing bases and weapons systems in schools and hospitals.
The ships, the largest caravan to depart Ukraine since the Russian invasion began, were headed for China, Iran, Italy and Turkey.
A series of blasts Friday at the plant, which the Russian military is using as cover for artillery attacks, renewed concerns of a radiation catastrophe.
Summer for Ukraine’s children means sunshine and swimming, but also long hours in bomb shelters and mine-safety training. A photographer captured their days in Kyiv for The New York Times.
Hoping to end Russia’s domination of the International Chess Federation, Andrii Baryshpolets is running for the presidency of the powerful governing organization.
The countries’ top envoys made separate announcements after a meeting where they sat close together — without talking.
Russian gas cuts force Germany to reconsider shutting its atomic power plants.
The basketball star’s supporters are pressing for action. But critics of any possible deal are already fuming.
“We caution countries not to break those sanctions,” the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield said, warning of that they stood the chance “of having actions taken against them.”
For three decades, nuclear power was one of Germany’s most divisive debates. But with Russia cutting gas, Germans are revisiting their political energy taboos.
The country this week became the latest to announce restrictions, in part to promote energy efficiency but also to reduce consumption of Russian gas.
The Turkish and Russian leaders sat face-to-face for the second time in less than three weeks, solidifying Turkey’s role as a bridge to the West and a mediator between Russia and Ukraine.
Olena Zelenska has recently become more visible in advocating for humanitarian causes.
Brittney Griner is sentenced in Russia.
The W.N.B.A. star was sentenced to nine years in a Russian penal colony, but her supporters insist they will do “whatever we can to get her home.”
The ships are carrying a total of about 64,000 tons of corn from Ukraine’s desperately needed stores.
Amid the hostility over the war in Ukraine, a court imposed nearly the maximum possible sentence on the American basketball star Brittney Griner, intensifying calls to win her release.
Her fate now hangs on whether the U.S. and Russia can agree on a prisoner swap.
The drop, from $120 a barrel just two months ago, could be a sign that investors are worried about a global recession.
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken announced $25 million over five years to support an initiative that will work with farmers and others in the agriculture industry to get produce to more markets.
Nuclear power is contentious in Germany, but the country is also likely to be sharply affected by Europe’s efforts to wean itself off Russian fuel sources because of Moscow’s war in Ukraine.
Severe equipment and manpower problems could slow President Vladimir V. Putin’s mission as the war enters its sixth month.
Taiwan braces for Chinese drills.
A deal allowing ships to start carrying grain from Ukraine solved a logistical problem, but it left a more pressing one for Ukrainian farmers: growing and reaping crops in a war zone.
Millions have fled Russia’s invasion, but where housing is expensive and scarce, countries like Estonia are paying shipping firms to offer refugees safe but tight quarters.
The lopsided bipartisan vote demonstrated broad support in the United States for one of the most significant expansions of the military alliance, amid Russia’s continued assault on Ukraine.
The move follows similar bans by the European Union and the United States.
Russia appears to be massing troops near Kherson, where Ukraine has been planning a counteroffensive.
At a Russian-held prison, graves were dug days before the explosion that killed at least 50 Ukrainian troops held there, Ukrainian officials said.
The maritime insurance industry says policing oil transactions is not workable, raising questions about enforcement of a buyers’ cartel.
The fear since the start of the war in Ukraine has been that Moscow and Beijing will be driven closer as the United States casts both issues as a struggle between authoritarianism and democracy.
Olaf Scholz showed off a refurbished turbine for the Nord Stream 1 pipeline that Russia has said is the reason it can’t send more gas to Germany.
A federal investigation into Donald Trump’s former lawyer over his work in Ukraine during the 2020 campaign is winding down with no indictment expected.
If we do nothing, then we must be comfortable with effectively ceding Taiwan by letting China continue its unabated bullying campaign.
Nancy Pelosi meets with Taiwan’s president.
The U.S. has announced $550 million in additional arms for Ukraine as it gears up to defend its eastern regions, which Ukrainian officials have asked civilians to flee before winter.
The Ukrainian president said the constitution’s ban on same-sex marriage could not be changed during the war. Calls for equal rights have grown as L.G.B.T.Q. soldiers have joined the fight against Russia.
How the war in Ukraine could affect the crisis over Taiwan.
Many of the targets are already under sanctions imposed by the European Union and Britain. One is Alina Kabaeva, a former Olympic gymnast believed to be the romantic partner of President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.
Russia’s peculiar economic war with the West.
Readers debate the next steps in the war. Also: China and Taiwan; climate change costs; thanking the Jan. 6 committee; texting with friends.
With tensions rising in Taiwan, we look at the shared interests of China, Russia and Iran.
The case is expected to end with a conviction in the middle of this month, her lawyers say.
Sailors are accustomed to not discussing politics at sea, but the war between the two countries has made that more difficult.
Alemania es el mayor consumidor de gas ruso en Europa y, ante el temor de un corte del suministro, busca formas de conservar la energía. Al frente de los esfuerzos están los líderes locales.
La salida de un barco cargado de grano desde Odesa fue aclamada como una victoria contra el hambre en el mundo. Pero los expertos dicen que la crisis es tan grande que ningún avance puede revertirla.
The U.S. kills Al Qaeda’s leader.
“Our goal is survival,” says the mayor of Lviv, as residents stockpile timber and ironworkers churn out wood-burning stoves.
The role of gay soldiers, the lack of legal rights for their partners, and the threat of Russia imposing anti-L.G.B.T. policies have turned the war into a catalyst for change in Ukraine.
The timing could not be worse. The Ukraine war is not over.
The latest arms package to Ukraine will increase the total American investment in war fighting to more than $8 billion since Russia’s invasion began.
For the first time since Russia invaded Ukraine in February, a ship loaded with corn sailed out of Odesa, part of a deal officials hope will help ease food shortages around the world.
A first ship left Ukraine’s ports and 16 more are ready to bring grain to world markets.
Griner, the W.N.B.A. star detained in Russia on drug charges, is one of many athletes who have said cannabis helps with sports injuries. But it is banned by sports leagues and illegal in many places.
The departure of a grain-filled vessel from Odesa was hailed as a victory against global hunger. But experts say the crisis is so big that no single advance can reverse it.
The new materiel includes ammunition for 155-millimeter howitzers and for HIMARS rocket launchers, which have enabled Ukraine to destroy Russian command posts and ammunition depots.
Teodor Currentzis, who has been criticized for his association with a Russian bank, has enlisted European benefactors to finance his new group, Utopia.
Philip Short’s “Putin” is an impressive biography but one that necessarily lacks the final chapters of the story.
Un cese al fuego en este momento solo permitiría que las agotadas fuerzas invasoras de Putin tomen un descanso antes de regresar con más agresividad contra mi país.
The conflict in Ukraine and tensions over North Korea and Iran have lifted the threat of nuclear disaster to a level not seen since the Cold War.
An explosion at a detention camp killed at least 50 Ukrainian prisoners of war, in what Ukrainians are calling a war crime.
An attack on a train over the weekend was the latest in a series of strikes that have disrupted Russian logistical efforts and inflicted grave losses.
A ship loaded with Ukrainian grain left the Port of Odesa for the first time since Russia’s invasion, following an international deal aimed at lowering global food prices.
President Volodymyr Zelensky urges mass evacuations.
The price has fallen sharply from its peak after one major producer, Russia, invaded another, Ukraine. But that hasn’t ended fears of a global hunger crisis.