Biden Planning Student-Loan Announcement Wednesday

White House officials are planning for President Biden to make an announcement on Wednesday about his proposal for dealing with student-loan debtaccording to people familiar with the matter. The president and his senior aides have for months been weighing whether to cancel some federal student loan debt. Mr. Biden’s top advisers have discussed several proposalsincluding … Read more

U.K.’s Boris Johnson Resigns, but Will Remain Prime Minister Until Successor Is Found

LONDON—Boris Johnson said Thursday that he would step down as British prime ministerfollowing a wide-scale rebellion in his party, capping an astonishing fall from grace for a politician who once looked poised to dominate U.K. politics for years. The step bookends an extraordinary 36 hours in British politics in which more than 50 ministers and … Read more

Russian Forces Expand Donbas Assault, Take Heavy Losses

KYIV, Ukraine—Russian forces were pushing to encircle two cities in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, part of an all-out assault to take control of the Donbas area, which is making progress but at a cost for Moscow. Fighting was centered around two cities on either side of the Siverskyi Donets River, Severodonetsk and Lysychansk. The two … Read more

Poland’s President Addresses Ukraine’s Parliament, Calls for Removal of All Russian Troops

KYIV, Ukraine—In a surprise visit to Kyiv on Sunday, Polish President Andrzej Duda said that only Ukraine should decide any terms upon which it pursues peace with Moscow, and called for a complete removal of all Russian troops in Ukraine, breaking with European leaders who have suggested the partly-occupied country should accede to some of … Read more

Ukraine’s Military Gains Raise Kyiv’s War Aims as Russia Shells Eastern Cities

As Ukraine’s military continues to take back Russian-occupied territory in Ukraine, outperforming expectations among leaders globally about its abilities before Russia’s invasionambitions are growing in Kyiv about what would define victory. Ukrainian forces in the northeastern region of Kharkiv have regained territory at the Russian border, the regional governor, By Sinegubovsaid Monday. Russian forces continued … Read more

Embattled Ukraine Soldiers in Mariupol Say They Will Fight to the End

Ukrainian forces besieged by Russian troops in Mariupol vowed Sunday to fight till the end, as the government in Kyiv braced for the possibility of heavy strikes on Monday, when Russia commemorates the Soviet Union’s victory in World War II. Ukrainian troops who have been defending Mariupol and are holed up inside the massive Azovstal … Read more