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Alexander Smith

Alexander Smith is a senior reporter for NBC News Digital based in London.

Alexander Smith is a senior reporter for NBC News Digital based in London.

Latest from Alexander Smith

Zelenskyy pledges to fight for return of Americans captured by Russia to their families

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has vowed to fight for the release of two American military veterans captured in Ukraine.

Ukrainian forces to retreat from key city as Russia advances in east

Ukrainian forces will retreat from the eastern city of Sievierodonetsk after months of bombardment by Russian troops, who will now focus on Lysychansk.
17d ago

China slams new WHO report suggesting further investigation into Covid ‘lab leak’ theory

The World Health Organization is recommending more investigation into the theory that Covid-19 leaked from a Chinese laboratory, something once dismissed by
20d ago

Teacher killed and 14 students injured after man drives into Berlin crowd

A teacher was killed and 14 of her students injured when a car drove into a crowd in a popular Berlin shopping district on Wednesday, German officials said.

After a unified start, are cracks showing in the West's support for Ukraine?

More than 100 days after Russia invaded Ukraine, the West's anti-Putin alliance may be confronting the limits of its unity.
21d ago

British PM Boris Johnson narrowly survives vote that threatened to oust him from power

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a confidence vote among Conservative Party lawmakers in Parliament on Monday as 'partygate' scandal fallout hit his premiership.
21d ago

British PM Boris Johnson faces confidence vote that could oust him from power

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a confidence vote that could remove him from power on Monday amid public anger over the 'partygate' scandal.
25d ago

Queen's at the heart of the party as Britain kicks off Platinum Jubilee celebrations

Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee celebrations began with Trooping the Color and royals greeting massive crowds from the Buckingham Palace balcony.
26d ago

Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee: What to know about Britain's big royal party

Britain is set to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II with four days of royal pageantry and street parties across the country. Here's what to know.

Texas school massacre latest ‘everyday horror’ in U.S. that would be unthinkable abroad

The school shooting in Uvalde, Texas drew global sympathy but also bewilderment that the U.S. hasn't acted to implement gun laws like New Zealand, Australia and other countries did.

Ukraine declares end to battle for Mariupol, ceding control of key port city to Russia

Ukraine says its combat mission in Mariupol is over, evacuating soldiers from the Azovstal steel plant and effectively ceding the port city to Russia.