NAIROBI, Kenya — President Biden signed an executive order on Friday threatening sweeping new sanctions against leaders in the widening war in northern Ethiopia, the strongest effort yet by the United States to halt the fighting and allow urgently needed humanitarian aid to flow into the region. The administration hasContinue Reading

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration announced its plan for oil and gas drilling off the coasts of the United States, closing off the possibility of new leases in the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic Oceans but allowing potential new lease sales in both the Gulf of Mexico and the Cook InletContinue Reading

On his first day in office, President Biden recommitted the United States to the Paris climate agreement, noting in his inaugural address “a cry for survival comes from the planet itself. A cry that can’t be any more desperate or any more clear.” He promised an intense focus on theContinue Reading

MADRID — President Biden issued a grim warning to Americans after Russian troops invaded Ukraine in February: standing up to President Vladimir V. Putin could hurt the U.S. economy. “I will not pretend this will be painless,” he said in remarks delivered in the East Room of the White House.Continue Reading

MADRID — President Biden condemned what he called the “outrageous behavior” of the Supreme Court in deciding to overturn Roe v. Wade on Thursday and said for the first time that he supported ending the filibuster to codify a woman’s right to abortion. “We have to codify Roe v. WadeContinue Reading

MADRID — Faced with a newly aggressive Russia, NATO leaders on Wednesday outlined a muscular new vision that names Moscow as the military alliance’s primary adversary but also, for the first time, declares China to be a strategic “challenge.” It was a fundamental shift for an alliance that was bornContinue Reading

MUNICH — President Biden is leading an effort to manipulate the oil market at a scale the world has rarely seen, embracing cartel-like tactics in an aggressive but risky attempt to undermine Russia’s war effort in Ukraine. At the Group of 7 nations meeting this week in the Bavarian Alps,Continue Reading

KRUN, Germany — Four months into Russia’s invasion, unprecedented Western economic retaliation and military aid to Ukraine have not curbed Vladimir V. Putin’s ability or apparent determination to wage war, leaving leaders of the world’s wealthiest democracies grasping for new ways to deter him. Meeting on Monday in the BavarianContinue Reading

Speaking Thursday, Mr. Morrison said the reinforced security alliance with the United States and Britain, which will include collaborations on artificial intelligence and other emerging technology, reflected the needs of a more dangerous dynamic in the Asia-Pacific region. “The relatively benign environment we’ve enjoyed for many decades in our regionContinue Reading