LONDON — The British government said Prime Minister Boris Johnson would begin a long-anticipated shake-up of his cabinet on Wednesday in a move designed to revitalize a government whose popularity now appears to be waning. Much speculation about cabinet changes in recent weeks has focused on the foreign secretary, DominicContinue Reading

PARIS — France announced a new government on Friday that mixed veteran politicians from President Emmanuel Macron’s prior administration with surprise newcomers in key ministries, as Mr. Macron hopes to soothe a fractured country while continuing to reform it for his second term. The announcement came just weeks before crucialContinue Reading

Sri Lanka’s prime minister, Mahinda Rajapaksa, resigned on Monday, following months of sustained protests against a government dominated by his family, whose policies have pushed the small island nation into its worst economic crisis. Mr. Rajapaksa made the move hours after his supporters instigated fierce clashes with government opponents onContinue Reading

Sri Lanka’s prime minister, Mahinda Rajapaksa, resigned on Monday, following months of sustained protests against a government dominated by his family, whose policies have pushed the small island nation into its worst economic crisis. Mr. Rajapaksa made the move hours after his supporters instigated fierce clashes with government opponents onContinue Reading

The United Nations secretary general, António Guterres, asked a top official at a U.N. agency to resign on Saturday, shortly after The New York Times published an article describing how the agency had given out $61 million in loans and grant money to a single British family, according to aContinue Reading

The Supreme Court has decided to overturn Roe v. Wade and allow states to outlaw abortion, according to a written draft of the justices’ decision obtained by Politico. Other publications have not confirmed the authenticity of the draft, and Supreme Court justices sometimes change their minds during the writing ofContinue Reading

WASHINGTON — President Biden’s pick for ambassador to Ukraine will bolster relations between Washington and Kyiv after years without a Senate-confirmed envoy in the post, veteran diplomats say, but a return to a U.S. diplomatic presence during a war brings new risk for the Biden administration. After months of delaysContinue Reading

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — As Sri Lankans waited hours in line for fuel, sweated through the springtime heat during daily power cuts, and watched the value of their incomes erode, the president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, blamed forces beyond his control. “This crisis was not created by me,” he said in anContinue Reading

HONG KONG — John Lee rose through the ranks of Hong Kong’s security services, earning a reputation as a hard-liner by crushing the city’s 2019 protest movement and curbing dissent as the city’s No. 2 official. Now, he is widely expected to be Beijing’s choice to take over as HongContinue Reading

HONG KONG — Carrie Lam, the chief executive of Hong Kong, announced on Monday that she would not seek a second term after a huge surge in coronavirus infections left the global financial hub with one of the highest virus death rates in the world. Mrs. Lam announced her plansContinue Reading