Iran and five world powers agreed last week to extend by four months a deadline for reaching a final deal aimed at preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear bomb. But a yawning gulf still has to be bridged.
Russia, Britain, and Germany called Saturday for eastern Ukraine rebels to allow international investigators to have access to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Will pro-Russian separatists listen?
Obama's remarks and statements by Pentagon officials and the US ambassador at the UN seemed a coordinated effort to use the Malaysia jet tragedy as a means to pressure Russia to end the strife in Ukraine.
In honor of Nelson Mandela International Day, the Google homepage features an illustration that commemorates the struggle and achievement of the man who led South Africa from apartheid to democracy and served as a model for hope around the world.