New war crimes ambassador Stephen Rapp exemplifies Obama's deeper engagement on international law. His résumé includes prosecution of those who promoted genocide in Rwanda.
Valentina Vezzali celebrates the Italian team's victory against Russia in the women's team foil final fencing event at the World Fencing Championship in Antalya, Turkey, on Wednesday.
Venezuela's fans cheer during their U-20 World Cup Group B soccer match against Spain at the al-Salam Stadium in al-Obour, Egypt, on Thursday.
Legal experts say the war crimes trial of Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga is helping to curtail the practice, though child soldiers continue to fight in a number of conflicts.
African lawyers meeting in Madrid say international courts are seen as biased. This perception undermines local African justice reform efforts.
Rio will be the first South American city to host the Games. Chicago's loss is a disappointment to President Obama, who traveled to Copenhagen to promote the US bid.
The Olympics cost billions and often leave venues deep in debt. But they inspire civic pride.
President Obama will go to Copenhagen, Denmark, Friday to counter Brazil's attempt to win bid to host 2016 Olympics. Lula says Latin America deserves a shot.
President Obama said Monday he will travel to the IOC meeting in Copenhagen on Oct. 2 to support the Chicago 2016 bid.