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Antonio Masiello/Getty Images (LONDON) — Former Italian President Giorgio Napolitano, the first in the country’s history to be reelected to office, has died, according to the nation’s press service ANSA. He was 98. The former president, who served from 2006 until 2015, was the first in the country’s history to be reelected to the office. […]

(KYIV, Ukraine) — In a quiet bay of the Dnipro River, a one-hour drive from Kyiv, a group of Ukrainian engineers and special forces soldiers tested what they believe can be a game-changer in the Ukrainian counteroffensive: the Poloz-M16 combat kayak. What otherwise looks like the familiar watercraft has been redesigned for special military purposes […]

(LONDON) — The diplomatic breach between Canada and India over the killing of a Sikh separatist leader near Vancouver has widened as both countries expelled one of the other’s diplomats and India suspended visa processing for Canadian citizens. Ties between the two countries, which are close security and trade partners and U.S. allies, strained after […]

(LONDON) — The wife of the president of Iran defended a law passed this week designed to impose harsher sentences on women who do not wear hijabs in public, comparing the rules to “dress codes everywhere” in an interview with ABC’s “This Week.” You can see Martha Raddatz’s full interview with Jamileh Alamolhoda on ABC’s […]

(LONDON) — Three South African Navy personnel have been pronounced dead, and one senior officer remains in critical condition, following a deadly incident at sea off the coast of Cape Town, the South African Department of Defence has announced. Crew from the South African Navy Submarine SAS Manthatisi were executing a “vertical transfer” of supplies […]

(NEW YORK) — Russia has continued a nearly 19-month-long invasion of neighboring Ukraine. Recently, though, the Ukrainians have gone on a counteroffensive, fighting to reclaim occupied territory. Here’s how the news is developing. All times Eastern: Sep 21, 5:54 AM EDT Dozens of injuries reported after Russian strikes on multiple Ukrainian cities Russian forces launched […]

Li Rui/Xinhua via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — UN Secretary-General António Guterres delivered another speech critical of the failure to make progress on climate action. In the opening remarks for his Climate Ambition Summit, he said “humanity has opened the gates of hell” warning we are heading toward a “dangerous and unstable world.” “Our focus here […]

(NEW YORK) — Volodymyr Zelenskyy avoided a potential face-off with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during the Ukrainian president’s first in-person appearance before the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday. Speaking via a translator, Zelenskyy called for Russia to be stripped of its veto power — a move rendered virtually impossible by the structure of the […]

(NEW YORK) — After over five years as the prime minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern surprised the world in January when she announced that she would step down and not seek reelection, saying, “It’s time.” Ardern said at the time that she no longer had “enough in the tank” to do the job well, […]

(LONDON) — Azerbaijan has announced it is suspending its military offensive in Nagorno-Karabakh, after ethnic Armenian authorities in the disputed enclave agreed to lay down their arms in an apparent capitulation. Nagorno-Karabakh’s Armenian-led government on Wednesday morning said they had agreed to a ceasefire after Azerbaijani forces made major advances in the day-long offensive that […]