France says it will continute to support the Western-backed Mogadishu government as legitimate. At least eight Western workers are held hostage in the country.
The Obama administration is expected to announce Thursday it will shelve Bush-era plans to erect a missile defense shield in Eastern Europe, after Iran’s long-range missiles were deemed less of a threat than previously believed.
The defense secretary, in allowing the service to procure its own plane, signals trust that his reforms are taking hold.
Germany, France, and UK are ready to impose oil and gas sanctions on Iran to stave off military strikes. But Oct. 1 talks about Iran's nuclear program will likely delay any moves.
A combine harvester cuts rye in a field in the eastern German city of Rathenow on Aug. 2. Farmers in the region are expecting a worse than average harvest this year.
Activists from the ecological group Greenpeace unload fake radioactive barrels in front of the Christian Democrats party (CDU) headquarters in Berlin, Germany on June 28. Greenpeace's Trojan horse was created to protest the party's atomic energy policies.
Once high-flying firms face three big threats to growth.
President Obama had hoped to pressure Iran by building international consensus on tougher sanctions.