In Melbourne, a Sky-High Drama Takes Hold

Melbourne’s peregrine pair have an enviable view, with their nest box overlooking the nearby Yarra River…

Your Thursday Briefing

After Mikhail Gorbachev died at 91, all eyes turned to Vladimir Putin, the leader of Russia.…

Israel’s Political Crisis Is Resolved, but Governing Remains a Strain

JERUSALEM — Israel’s latest government crisis was resolved on Sunday, at least temporarily, when a lawmaker…

As Biden Signs $40 Billion Aid Package for Ukraine, Calls Grow for a Cease-Fire

President Biden on Saturday signed a new $40 billion package of military and humanitarian aid for…

Australia decides whether to extend conservatives’ reign.

Australia’s federal election is a test of whether the country of 25 million people wants to…

Somalia Elects Next President, but Terrorists Hold True Power

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Every month, Abdow Omar, who runs a business importing flour and sugar, gets…

Rand Paul holds up $40 billion in aid for Ukraine.

Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky on Thursday single-handedly delayed a bipartisan effort to quickly send $40…

Has the Milky Way’s Black Hole Come to Light?

What’s going on with our galaxy? Astronomers have long suspected that 26,000 light-years away in the…

After 36 years, another Marcos may lead the Philippines.

Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has waited a long time for this moment. Thirty-six years after Filipinos overthrew…

George Cheeks, the president of CBS, tests positive for coronavirus after attending the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

George Cheeks, the president and chief executive of CBS, tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday,…

Putin’s Forces Battle in East Ukraine to Feed His Hunger for a Victory

In its latest assessment, the Institute for the Study of War, a research organization in Washington,…

Is Australian Democracy in Decline?

“Electoral autocracy” remains the most common form of government, with 44 percent of the world’s population.…

Russian intelligence was behind an attack on the editor of Novaya Gazeta, a U.S. official says.

Russian intelligence was behind an April attack in Moscow that inflicted chemical burns on a Nobel…

The largest transit system in the Bay Area reinstates a mask mandate for riders.

Masks will again be required on Bay Area Rapid Transit, making the largest transit system in…

Aung San Suu Kyi Found Guilty in Myanmar Ahead of Biden Summit

A court sentenced Myanmar’s ousted civilian leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, to five years in…