European officials, in utter disbelief over the chaos surrounding the United States presidential election, have been trying desperately to stay out of it in recent months. “We don’t want anything to do with your fucked-up election,” one official in Kyiv said to BuzzFeed News last week, summing up the feelings of an anxious continent that…

This week, you may have heard, marked one year since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic — a full year that our daily lives in the United States have been disrupted. As we grapple with the anniversary and what it means, people are looking forward to spending more time outside with loved ones as spring and…

Workers at the US Embassy in Havana leave the building on Sept. 29, 2017, after the State Department announced that it was withdrawing all nonessential personnel from the embassy. A microwave attack is the “most plausible” explanation for an outbreak of mysterious injuries that dozens of US diplomats in Cuba reported three years ago, a…

When Nigeria’s president made a rare, televised address to the nation on Thursday evening, he made vague references to “ongoing developments,” namely calling on “our youths to discontinue the street protests” — not mentioning once the fact that his security forces had killed people in the streets amid the country’s most powerful protests against police…

This is part of the FinCEN Files investigation. To read more, click here. Want to help us expose corruption and hold the highest levels of power to account? Become a BuzzFeed News Member here. It looked like a major windfall for Nigeria’s taxpayers, more than half of whom were living in “absolute poverty.” Two giant…

A group of visiting European election observers in the US to monitor the presidential election delivered their preliminary findings on Wednesday, criticizing President Donald Trump for his repeated lies about voter fraud and the integrity of the election.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, will attend his grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral in the UK on April 17 without Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, a spokesperson said. Meghan, who is pregnant, did not receive medical clearance from her doctor to travel, the spokesperson said.

After a horrific shooting in Atlanta and an amplification of the calls to protect Asian Americans from violence, many asked Americans to take a hard look at themselves and the history of violence in this country. We took a look at the protests and rallies against Asian American violence that have been warning of violence…

Police officers in Philadelphia shot and killed a Black man as he walked toward them in the street on Monday afternoon. Police said the man was carrying a knife. Footage of the shooting circulated on social media, showing two officers with their guns drawn walking backward as the man approached them. The police fired multiple…

This week, it felt like we were starting to recover from the chaos that was the beginning of the year. If you, like me, shed literal tears of joy upon seeing the sun shining on a walk around the block this week, then this roundup of photo stories is for you.