In an interview, Macedonia's new president, Gjorge Ivanov, says he hopes to resolve a long-simmering name dispute with Greece.
US Brig. Gen. Steven Salazar, in an interview, says that a budget crisis is shifting the focus away from new recruitment, toward better training for existing forces.
They have been used to attack militants in Pakistan and Afghanistan. But are their benefits outweighed by backlash on the ground?
The compromise measure would mandate reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions and require greater use of renewable energy. The Senate could be a major stumbling block.
Organized groups are still the main threat, but homegrown jihadists can be very dangerous, too.