At a European Union summit, leaders laid out standards for fair labor markets and welfare systems. With the newly created European Pillar of Social Rights, leaders aim to emphasize the EU's commitment to social, not just monetary, issues.
New Zealand announced it will create a new refugee visa for Pacific Islanders displaced by rising seas. The nation says it is preparing for the possibility of a larger evacuation of island residents in the future as a result of ongoing climate change.
The US Fish and Wildlife Service has reversed the ban on elephant parts from Zimbabwe and Zambia, saying it will help fund conservation. Critics argue allowing wealthy big-game hunters to kill would confuse efforts to curb illegal poaching.
In order to maintain power, German Chancellor Angela Merkel aims to form a three-way coalition between the Free Democrats, the Greens, and her own Christian Democrats. Failure to clinch a deal could lead to new elections and another opportunity for the political far-right.
Christie's auction house sold the famous painting of Christ for a record-breaking amount. The only privately owned da Vinci, the painting has been roughly handled in the past, including an extensive restoration process, which some critics feel hurts its authenticity.
Twenty countries and two US states have banded together through the Powering Past Coal alliance to phase out coal and cut carbon emissions by 2030 in an effort to keep to the Paris Agreement target for lowering emissions.
Zimbabwe's political future remains uncertain as the military pressures President Robert Mugabe to end his 37 years of power, which would allow for former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa to step in as leader.
A gunman in a California who shot 14 people, killing four, went to multiple locations. But he failed to enter an elementary school that had responded quickly to gunshots by putting the school in lockdown.
Senate Republicans under pressure from President Trump launch another attack on the Affordable Care Act by including a repeal of the individual mandate in the upcoming Senate tax bill. Eliminating the mandate would save an estimated $338 billion over a decade.
The Iran-Iraq earthquake devastated the town of Sarpol-e-Zahab, including many of the town's newest buildings. President Hassan Rouhani is calling for an investigation into why the recently built state-constructed buildings fell so easily.
Mattel announced its first hijab-wearing doll after US Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad won gold in the 2016 Rio Games. Many see Barbie's new accessory as another sign of increasing acceptance of the traditional Islamic garment in Western culture.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hear testimony this week regarding the nuclear weapons chain of command and how much authority the president should have in a system built for fast decisonmaking, not debate.
Following the second allegation of sexual misconduct against Senate candidate Roy Moore, more GOP members have withdrawn their support of his campaign, some even moving to block his election or initiate a vote to remove him from the Senate if he wins.
In the face of widespread international criticism for putting civilians at risk of starvation, Saudi Arabia began reopening sea and airports with new monitoring programs to stop the flow of Iranian weapons into the hands of rebels.
A growing number of Zimbabweans are turning to bitcoin as a stable form of currency as their own 'zollars' hyperinflate and become increasingly worthless. But the investment still comes with high risks.