Kerry's trip marks the first high-level US meeting with newly sworn-in Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, and it aimed to symbolize the Obama administration's support for Iraq nearly three years after US troops left the war-torn country.
As evidence of the July 17 aviation disaster that killed all 298 people on board remained exposed to the elements, investigators hundreds of miles away in the Netherlands released a preliminary report that left key questions unanswered.
An explosion tore through a restaurant in an underground shopping mall in Santiago, Chile Monday. At least 14 people were reported injured. This attack was the 29th bomb explosion in the capital city this year.
Haitian businesswoman Carolyn Desert was crowned Miss Haiti 2014 on Sunday. Desert, a freelance writer and the owner of a Mexican restaurant in the upscale Petionville district of Port-au-Prince, was a favorite from the beginning.
Britain's finance minister suggested that Britain would consider granting Scotland new powers if voters opt to remain a part of the United Kingdom but cautions that secession would mean losing the pound.
A truce signed Friday between Ukraine and pro-Russia rebels is supposed to pave the way for a political settlement. Fighting has been reported outside Mariupol, a government-controlled port city, and near Donetsk's airport.
The Pentagon's press secretary, Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby, announced the death in a brief written statement. It took the Pentagon four days to conclusively determine that Godane had not survived Monday's airstrikes.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping's first presidential visit to Pakistan had been scheduled for mid-September. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif tweeted Friday that the visit was postponed and blamed antigovernment protesters who have been demanding his resignation.