In local German elections, the successor to East Germany's Communist Party makes major inroads, a potential challenge for Chancellor Angela Merkel ahead of national elections in September.
The Russian president is being pressed for an apology for the secret deal the Soviets made to carve up Poland with the Nazis.
He's set a September deadline after which sanctions might be toughened. But China and Russia might not join in if Tehran is showing progress.
A lead Palestinian peace negotiator says the demand for a full settlement freeze – not a partial one – is a precondition to resuming peace talks. But a meeting between Prime Minister Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Abbas is still possible in September.
Energy source or more trouble for the environment?
GM announced the tentative deal with Magna in May at a time when it was desperately trying to avoid bankruptcy protection.