10 Sailors Missing After U.S. Navy Destroyer, Merchant Ship Collide


The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain was on its way to a port call in Singapore before the collision, making it the second U.S. Navy destroyer accident in two months.

First Round of Nafta Talks Reveals Early Friction


The U.S., Mexico and Canada completed the opening round of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, but tensions over certain areas signaled tough bargaining ahead.

Imam in Spanish Town Emerges as Suspect in Barcelona Attack


Police focused on Moroccan national Abdelbaki Es Satty, who until recently led a mosque in Ripoll, Spain, hometown of many of the 11 other suspects in last week’s terrorism.

Operations Against Islamic State Spotlight Competing U.S. Priorities


A disparate collection of forces have launched two separate offensives against Islamic State, solidifying a de-facto alliance between longtime opponents Iran and the U.S. to drive the group from the last remaining territory it holds.

Kremlin Envoy Played Central Role in Eastern Ukraine


When American envoy Kurt Volker meets his Russian counterpart to try to restore peace in eastern Ukraine, the man sitting across the table will be no ordinary diplomat. Vladislav Surkov, is a powerful Kremlin adviser who has played a central role in managing pro-Russia separatist fighters, according to former rebel leaders and Ukrainian and Western officials.

U.S., South Korea Brace for North's Fury Over War Games


A new cycle of escalation on the Korean Peninsula looked set to begin this week as the U.S. and South Korea kicked off annual military exercises that have a history of enraging Pyongyang.

Trump to Unveil Afghanistan Strategy in Televised Address Monday


President Donald Trump will give a nationally televised address Monday night to unveil his strategy for the war in Afghanistan, the White House said, and that might mean 4,000 more troops being sent over.

Africans Have Heated Views About Rice, Just Ask Mark Zuckerberg


A simmering debate about how to prepare jollof, a favorite West-African dish, prompts a ‘Super Bowl’ between rival nations. ‘Time to crown the real king.’

Tourism Saved Iceland, but Now It's a Headache


Iceland’s tourism push helped save the once-remote island from a deep economic crisis, but now that business is booming the North Atlantic nation is straining under the weight of the windfall.

Assad Rejects Cooperation With West


Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he refused any security cooperation with Western nations or the reopening of their embassies until they cut ties with opposition groups.