More than 700 people needed to be rescued after Hurricane Ian tore across Florida. We hear from some of them. Russia moves to annex four occupied areas of Ukraine. And threats of violence hang over Brazil’s upcoming presidential election.
Italy heads to the polls – will the far-right come to power? Plus: the response in Ukraine to Russia’s mobilization, the latest technology news and Lisbon’s celebration of artisanal craftsmanship.
Ukraine defiant: George Packer, Anne Applebaum, and Franklin Foer on democracy’s front lines. Plus the myopia generation, the Benin bronzes’ contested return, Ian McEwan’s anti-memoir, cursive’s demise, redshirting boys, John Roberts v. the Voting Rights Act, the GOP’s extremist history, and more.
Six months into Ukraine’s defiant stand against Russia’s invasion, The Atlantic is publishing a special cover package devoted to life in the country and the state of the war, with new, on-the-ground reporting by staff writers George Packer, Anne Applebaum, and Franklin Foer. Packer, Applebaum, and Foer are three of the most influential and established voices on the perils of war, authoritarian threats to democracy, and Ukrainian and Russian politics.
Two years in the making, the Chile’s new foundational document was summarily swatted down in a referendum. We ask how it went so wrong, and what comes next.
Data show a long-held view on fertility and prosperity is not as straightforward as thought; we examine the policy implications. And learning about HARM—the missiles causing so much harm to Russian forces.
Ukrainian forces have reclaimed large swaths of territory in the Kharkiv region. WSJ’s Stephen Kalin reports from the liberated city of Izyum, where Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky traveled to assess damage on Wednesday.
Izyum, also spelled Izium, city, eastern Ukraine. Izyum is located 75 miles (120 km) southeast of Kharkiv on the Donets River. The earliest historical mention of it dates as early as 1571; it has been a city since 1639. Izyum is linked with Kharkiv and Luhansk by rail. Industries have included railroad repair, brick making, brewing, and optical equipment manufacture.
A.M. Edition for Sept. 12. Ukraine’s military forces have had a spate of successes over Russia in recent weeks, reclaiming huge swaths of the Eastern front. But the country’s also gaining economic momentum.
Earlier in the war, some predicted Ukraine’s economy would contract by as much as 50%. Now this year’s GDP is only expected to be 30% below last year’s. WSJ’s Marcus Walker says that thanks in part to Ukrainian businesses and the government in Kyiv, which have found ways to adapt. Luke Vargas hosts.
The Department of Justice revealed striking evidence that former President Trump obstructed a federal probe related to classified documents.
International nuclear experts are set to assess the status of equipment and well-being of staff at the occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. Heavy rain and flooding has left the residents of Jackson Mississippi without safe drinking water.
As winter approaches, we look at Vladimir Putin’s strategy in Ukraine and whether European solidarity can withstand soaring energy prices.
Plus: victories for gay rights in Singapore and Vietnam, the global impact of a strike at the UK’s biggest container port, and a check-in from the Formex interior design event in Sweden.
A.M. Edition for Aug. 24. After six months of war in Ukraine, battlefield momentum is tilting against Russia even as the conflict shows few signs of slowing.
WSJ reporter Marcus Walker and Moscow bureau chief Ann Simmons explain how officials in Kyiv and Moscow view the current state of war and their respective paths to victory. Luke Vargas hosts.