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Alexander Smith

Senior Reporter

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

An Olympics truce? Emmanuel Macron blasts Putin for rejecting Ukraine cease-fire during Paris Games

French President Macron said Russia's Putin is "not ready to make peace" in Ukraine after rejecting an "Olympic truce." Ukraine's Zelenskyy has also said no.
1d ago

His party is deeply unpopular — so why did British PM Rishi Sunak just call an election?

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak called an election that his Conservative Party looks likely to lose to the opposition Labour Party led by Sir Keir Starmer.
2d ago

British PM Rishi Sunak calls election, with his Conservatives at risk of a heavy defeat

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has called a new election for July 4, setting his ruling Conservative Party the challenge of overturning dismal polling if it is to retain its 14-year hold on power against the high-flying opposition Labour Party.

What next for regime and region after Iran's president dies in helicopter crash?

The death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi poses the question of who will succeed him, as well as the country's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
7d ago

4 dead as severe storms hit Houston area; hundreds of thousands lose power in Texas

Storms tore through Texas, killing at least four people and knocking out power to nearly 800,000 customers. Emergency crews have begun clearing debris and assessing flooding.

Antony Blinken's guitar diplomacy draws criticism in Ukraine

During a surprise visit to Kyiv, Secretary of State Antony Blinken took the stage alongside a local band and play Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World.”

Ukraine withdraws troops around Kharkiv as Russian offensive gathers pace

Ukraine's army withdrew some forces from areas around the city of Kharkiv, while local officials said Russian troops had taken up positions inside the key frontline town of Vovchansk.

Israel orders new evacuations in Rafah as it prepares to expand operations in Gaza's southernmost city

The Israeli military issued an “urgent warning” to evacuate parts of Rafah, signaling an expansion of its military campaign in Gaza's southernmost city.
22d ago

Face of a 75,000-year-old Neanderthal woman revealed by scientists

The skull of an ancient neanderthal woman has been rebuilt centuries after it was smashed into pieces in a cave in Kurdistan in northern Iraq.

Saved from her dead mother's womb, baby Sabreen was laid to rest in a mournful and sometimes angry funeral

Last Saturday Sabreen was pulled from the womb of her dead mother in the aftermath of an Israeli airstrike in Rafah, which also killed her father and her 3-year-old sister. She died five days later.
28d ago

King Charles to resume public duties after 'progress' in cancer treatment

Britain's King Charles III will resume public duties for the first time since his cancer diagnosis as Kate, the Princess of Wales, continues treatement.