The U.S. secretary of state said the Chinese leader’s visit indicated that Beijing felt “no responsibility” to hold Russia accountable for atrocities in Ukraine.
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China as Peacemaker in the Ukraine War? The U.S. and Europe Are Skeptical.
Chinese officials say Xi Jinping’s upcoming trip to Moscow is a peace mission. But U.S. and European officials say he aims to bolster Vladimir V. Putin.
Putin Arrest Warrant Shines Light on Deportation of Ukraine’s Children
The International Criminal Court’s arrest warrant for President Vladimir V. Putin highlights a practice that the Kremlin has not concealed and says will continue.
Arrest Warrant From ICC Pierces Putin’s Aura of Impunity
A highly symbolic move by the International Criminal Court, which accused President Vladimir V. Putin of war crimes, carries moral weight.
China’s Xi to Visit Putin Under Shadow of War-Crimes Warrant
Global divisions over Russia’s actions in Ukraine widened as China said Xi Jinping would go to Russia to help make peace, in a move widely seen as a stark sign of support for President Vladimir V. Putin.
What to Know about the ICC’s Arrest Warrant for Putin
The International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for President Vladimir V. Putin and a Russian official for war crimes. Here’s a look at the warrant and what it could mean for Russia’s leader.
In Myanmar, Atrocities Rise as Army Comes Under Pressure
The rebellion against military rule is gaining strength, and analysts say soldiers are responding with increased brutality.
Russian Attacks Along a Wide Arc of Ukraine Yield Little but Casualties
Moscow’s forces have stepped up artillery and infantry assaults across eastern Ukraine, trying to improve their position before either side attempts a major breakthrough.
U.S. Attorney General Garland Meets Zelensky in Ukraine During Surprise Visit
A major topic of talks was how to hold Russia accountable for any war crimes committed over the past year.
Robert Hébras, Last Survivor of 1944 Massacre in France, Dies at 97
Dead bodies shielded him as the Nazis killed 643 people in Oradour-sur-Glane. He spent his life keeping the memory of the slaughter alive.
Biden and Putin Give Clashing Claims of Who Is to Blame for Ukraine War
In sharply opposed speeches, President Vladimir V. Putin said Russia invaded in self-defense, while President Biden said Mr. Putin bore sole responsibility. But they agreed the war would not end soon.
Zelensky Welcomes Pledges to Hold Russia Accountable for Crimes
The Ukrainian leader said he was grateful for Western statements of support, as Russia rejected American accusations that it had committed “crimes against humanity” in the war.
Guided Missile Killed U.S. Aid Worker in Ukraine, Video Shows
A Times analysis suggests that an intentional strike, not an indiscriminate attack, most likely killed Pete Reed. It is unclear whether the attackers knew he was with a group of aid workers.
Putin Likely Approved Missile System Used to Down Flight MH17, Inquiry Says
A Dutch-led team said it had suspended its investigation because of insufficient evidence and rules that prevent new prosecutions.
In Congo, a Pope and a Nation Revitalize One Another
Francis has been slowed by age. But his enthusiastic welcome in Africa has proved a shot in the arm and provided a reminder of the papacy’s global reach.
Pope Francis, in Africa, Urges an End to Congo’s Cycle of Violence
Francis began the second day of his visit to the continent with a direct appeal to the warring groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo to put down their weapons and forgive one another.
Pope Francis Lands in Congo, Where All His Priorities Converge
The Central African country is wracked by war, poverty and environmental plunder — and it may be the future of the Catholic Church.
Ukraine Finds Sexual Crimes Where Russian Troops Ruled
Russian officials have denied abuses against civilians despite widespread evidence of sexual violence by Russian troops documented by Ukrainian and international investigators.
A Balkan Leader Gets the Hollywood Treatment, Starring Kevin Spacey
A director cast the beleaguered actor as Franjo Tudjman, the late Croatian leader, whom some call a patriot and others revile as an ethnonationalist zealot.
In Bucha, a Final Rampage Served as a Coda to a Month of Atrocities
Hours before Russian troops began withdrawing from the suburban town, a Russian soldier left a trail of blood and devastated lives in a last paroxysm of violence.
Ukraine Defeats Russian Drone Swarm, as NATO Head Says Kyiv Needs More Arms
In a war where the vital weapons and tactics have changed repeatedly, Ukraine relies more than ever on air defenses to fend off barrages aimed at its energy systems and cities.
Congress Votes to Expand U.S. Power to Prosecute International War Crimes
Passed after an address by Ukraine’s leader, the bill would allow foreigners in the United States who are suspected of war crimes to be tried even if the crime was overseas and the victim was not American.
Caught on Camera, Traced by Phone: The Russian Military Unit That Killed Dozens in Bucha
Exclusive evidence obtained in a monthslong investigation identifies the Russian regiment — and commander — behind one of the worst atrocities in Ukraine.
Was the World Collapsing? Or Were You Just Freaking Out?
In 2022, we debated the apocalypse.
In Liberia and Across Africa, Viktor Bout’s Bloody Legacy Is Still Felt
The Russian arms dealer swapped for Brittney Griner was convicted of conspiring to kill Americans. But in the 1990s and early 2000s, he supplied weapons to myriad African conflicts.
Biden Hosts African Leaders for Talks on Security, Trade and Outer Space
Nearly 50 African heads of state are attending the first U.S.-Africa summit since 2014. It opened with sessions on civil conflict, democracy and space exploration.
Indigenous Founders of a Museum Cafe Put Repatriation on the Menu
Two chefs celebrate the culture of the Ohlone people at the Hearst Museum of Anthropology at Berkeley, which is seeking to redress past mistreatment of Native Americans.
Ending a Civil War
A cease-fire in Ethiopia could bring an end to years of violence.
Lavrov Defends Strikes Against Ukraine’s Energy System
Russia’s foreign minister defended the strikes against Ukraine’s civilian infrastructure, which the United Nations has said could amount to war crimes.
Special Court Needed for Russian Crimes in Ukraine, EU Chief Says
The idea reflects frustration with the difficulty in holding anyone accountable in the war, and actually reaching trials in a new court is likely to be very hard.
Russian Retreat Reveals Signs of an Atrocity in a Ukrainian Village
In the southern Kherson region, the pattern seen in eastern Ukraine is repeating: The withdrawal of Russian forces yields evidence of possible war crimes.
Under a Cross Atop a Shallow Grave, He Found His Father
The full extent of Russian war crimes in the city of Kherson and surrounding areas is just coming into focus. These were two of them.
Russia Traffics in Ukrainian Children
Moscow takes children caught in war and then puts them up for adoption.
Videos Suggest Captive Russian Soldiers Were Killed at Close Range
Videos circulating online and reported on by Russian state media have raised questions about whether Ukrainian soldiers committed a war crime.
The Fatal Blast in Poland Shows the Heightened Risk of Escalation
The hasty and likely inaccurate reactions from some countries to the apparent explosion of a missile was worrisome, but so is Russia’s nuclear temptation in Ukraine.
I Went to Ukraine, and I Saw a Resolve That We Should Learn From
Ukrainians have faced bombings, torture and rape without giving in to Russia. But will America and Europe show the same resolve?
Accounts of Torture Emerge From Kherson, Ukraine’s ‘City of Fear’
Just days after the southern city of Kherson was liberated after eight months of Russian occupation, accounts of beatings, torture and disappearances are emerging.
KFC Apologizes for Kristallnacht Promotion
An automated push notification sent in error by KFC Germany conflated the notorious 1938 pogrom and “tender cheese with crispy chicken.”
Can There Be a Rights Reckoning for Nations That Don’t Want to Do It?
In nations reckoning with atrocities, reconciliation panels and similar bodies often obscure or delay the truth. But that doesn’t mean that international justice has no effect.
This Is What Victory for Ukraine Looks Like
Ukraine’s defiance of Russian aggression paves the way for a free world that might prevail over Vladimir Putin’s autocratic regime.
What to Know About Kyrie Irving’s Antisemitic Movie Post and the Fallout
Irving, the Nets guard, has faced backlash since he promoted an antisemitic film on social media last month.
Nets Suspend Kyrie Irving Indefinitely After Antisemitic Movie Post
Irving posted a link to an antisemitic movie last week but has declined to apologize. His suspension will last at least five games.
Don’t Let Putin Turn Ukraine Into Aleppo
We need an approach that stays consistently ahead of the pace of war and weather.
Some Palestinians Move Into Caves to Resist Israeli Expulsion
Israel’s Supreme Court has ordered the removal of about 1,200 Palestinians from their villages in the occupied West Bank. The United Nations says that could amount to a war crime.
Liberated Ukrainians Share Tales of Russian Occupation
With Russian soldiers pushed out, Ukrainian investigators have been overwhelmed with accounts of detentions, torture and missing relatives, as well as collaboration and property theft.
Why China’s Crimes in Xinjiang Cannot Go Unpunished
China is dragging the world back to a human rights dark age. It’s time to push back.
Felicien Kabuga, Rwanda Genocide Tribunal’s Most Wanted, Is on Trial
Félicien Kabuga lived on the run for 23 years before his arrest in France in 2020. He is accused of backing the groups that oversaw the killing of hundreds of thousands of people in 1994.
Guinea 2009 Massacre Trial Begins
In addition to those killed, dozens of women were raped when security forces stormed a pro-democracy rally in 2009, a U.N. investigation found. Eleven men, including the country’s former president, are on trial.
Russia Begins Staged Referendums In Occupied Areas of Ukraine
Under coercive conditions, with most residents gone and war still raging, Russia is putting on what it calls referendums on annexation but Ukraine and its allies call an illegal farce.
In Myanmar, Grief and Fury After an Attack on a School
Eleven children died when soldiers fired on the school, where they said rebels had taken cover. “This is a war crime,” said a U.N. expert.