Russia-Ukraine live updates: US privately warns Russia against using nuclear weapons

Russia-Ukraine live updates: US privately warns Russia against using nuclear weapons

(NEW YORK) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin's "special military operation" into neighboring Ukraine began on Feb. 24, with Russian forces invading from Belarus, to the north, and Russia, to the east. Ukrainian troops have offered "stiff resistance," according to U.S. officials. The Russian military has since launched a full-scale ground…
Iranian women drive protests targeting regime after suspicious death of Mahsa Amini

Iranian women drive protests targeting regime after suspicious death of Mahsa Amini

(TEHRAN, IRAN) -- While Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi was holding up Gen. Qassim Soleimani's photo on Wednesday at the United Nations General Assembly podium grieving over his killing by the U.S., Soleimani's picture was being torn down in his home city of Kerman and set on fire by protestors. Protests against the Iranian regime started…
Record flooding, drought part of range of weather extremes in US this summer

Record flooding, drought part of range of weather extremes in US this summer

(NEW YORK) -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released its 2022 Summer Climate Report, which outlines the extreme weather events from June to August in the U.S. The report also describes where this year ranked compared to previous summers, using data from dozens of weather stations in each…
Women affected disproportionately by Russia-Ukraine war: UN report

Women affected disproportionately by Russia-Ukraine war: UN report

(UKRAINE) -- Woman and girls in Ukraine and around the world have suffered disproportionately as the men of the country fight against the invasion by Russia, a new report by the United Nations has found. The policy paper, published as the U.N. Security Council meets to discuss the war in…
Fugitive ‘Fat Leonard’ caught in Venezuela

Fugitive ‘Fat Leonard’ caught in Venezuela

(CARACAS, VENEZUELA) -- The military contractor known as 'Fat Leonard' – real name Leonard Francis -- has been caught, the U.S. Marshals Service told ABC News late Wednesday night. He was found after an Interpol notice went out and was found in Caracas, Venezuela, while trying to board a flight.…
Prince William, Kate make first appearance since Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral

Prince William, Kate make first appearance since Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral

(LONDON) -- Prince William and Kate, the princess of Wales, have made their first in-person public appearance since attending Monday's state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II. The royal couple traveled to Windsor on Thursday to meet with volunteers and staff who helped support the queen's committal service at St. George's…
Hurricane Fiona latest: Bermuda braces for impact

Hurricane Fiona latest: Bermuda braces for impact

(NEW YORK) -- Hurricane Fiona, now a monster Category 4 storm with 130 mph winds, is taking aim on Bermuda as hard-hit Puerto Rico looks to recover. Latest forecast A hurricane warning is in effect for Bermuda, where tropical storm conditions are expected to begin Thursday evening. Hurricane conditions are…
Putin ‘on the ropes’ as Ukrainians continue counteroffensive

Putin ‘on the ropes’ as Ukrainians continue counteroffensive

(NEW YORK) -- As Ukrainian forces continue to mount a counteroffensive against the Russian Army and reclaim the country's invaded land in the northeast, Russian President Vladimir Putin has upped his military mobilization and rhetoric against Ukrainian officials. ABC News Foreign Correspondent Tom Soufi Burridge, who is in Kharkiv, spoke…