Parts of the Philippines are still recovering from Typhoon Haiyan, one of the biggest cyclones known to have made landfall anywhere, which killed more than 6,100 people last year, many in tsunami-like sea surges, and left millions homeless.
Just four years after hosting the Winter Olympics, Russia will host soccer's biggest event. Russian officials claim stadium construction is on schedule, but the country faces other issues, including racist fans and threats of violence.
The European Union has now extended sanctions to cover 72 individuals and two companies involved in the pro-Moscow rebellion in eastern Ukraine. On Saturday, rebel military leaders were added to the EU's list.
When drivers complained that it was too hard to turn their keys, GM made the switches looser – too loose, allowing them to slip from 'run' back to 'accessory' and cutting off engine control, a GM switch engineer testified in 2013