Victoria Bisset


Breaking news, international news

Education: Cambridge University; SOAS University of London

Victoria Bisset is a breaking-news reporter for The Washington Post's London Hub, covering the most urgent and consequential stories as they unfold on the European day. Bisset spent six years covering global news and Arabic-language media with the BBC. She graduated from University of Cambridge with a degree in Asian and Middle Eastern studies and is completing a master’s degree focusing on South Asia at SOAS University of London.
Latest from Victoria Bisset

German police arrest 25 over far-right plot to overthrow government

The group subscribed to conspiracy theories including QAnon and the Reichsbürger movement, which denies the existence of the modern German state, authorities said.

December 7, 2022

Indonesia’s parliament votes to ban sex outside of marriage

The impact of the law, part of a sweeping overhaul of the criminal code, depends on how it would be implemented and enforced — a question that remains open.

December 6, 2022

Woman, 72, allegedly turned off patient’s oxygen because its noise annoyed her

The 79-year-old victim had to be resuscitated after a fellow patient, 72, allegedly turned off her ventilator twice at a hospital in Mannheim, south-western Germany.

December 2, 2022

Iranian forces kill man celebrating country’s World Cup loss, activists say

Mehran Samak, who was allegedly shot in the head, was identified by Iran national player Saeid Ezatolahi as a childhood friend.

December 1, 2022

Rapper faces death penalty for ‘corruption on earth’ charge over Iran protests

Toomaj Salehi released several songs supporting the protests against the mandatory hijab, including one that referred to women’s hair “that moved in the wind.”

November 30, 2022

Ukraine live briefing: European leaders in Kyiv for show of support during famine commemoration

Electricity was restored to much of Ukraine, but 3 million customers remained without electricity, President Volodymyr Zelensky said Saturday

November 26, 2022

Irene Cara, singer who hit stardom with ‘Fame’ and ‘Flashdance,’ dies at 63

Ms. Cara sued for allegedly unpaid royalties in the 1980s in a long legal battle that appeared to derail her career.

November 26, 2022

Irene Cara, Oscar-winning singer of hits including ‘Fame,’ dies at 63

The Oscar- and Grammy-winning singer and actress was best known for the title tracks of the movies "Fame" and "Flashdance."

November 26, 2022

Ukraine live briefing: Putin meets with soldiers’ mothers; NATO chief warns of bleak winter for Ukraine

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Friday pledged ongoing support for Ukraine, saying that backing Ukrainian forces now is a step toward a lasting peace.

November 25, 2022

Ukraine live briefing: Zelensky urges U.N. to condemn ‘energy terror,’ Moscow and Kyiv exchange prisoners

Russian President Vladimir Putin is weaponizing winter and trying to freeze Ukraine into submission, said the top U.S. diplomat at the United Nations.

November 24, 2022