International

(Arlington, VA) -- U.S. military officials in Iraq are now assessing the effectiveness of Iraqi security forces. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said it's part of an overall review of the situation in Iraq as Baghdad tries to curb a violent militant insurgency. President Obama has...
(Vatican City) -- Pope Francis is calling on the U.S. to welcome migrant children crossing the border from Mexico. In a message to a Vatican conference in Mexico City on Monday, the leader of the Roman Catholic Church said that people who are forced to emigrate need to be...
(Vienna) -- Secretary of State John Kerry is heading back to Washington without nailing down a deal on Iran's nuclear program. He was taking part in talks among six world powers in an effort to determine how far Iran can take its nuclear ambitions. Kerry met privately with Iran'...
(Johannesburg) -- Accused murderer Oscar Pistorius says he regrets going to a public place after he was involved in a bar scuffle. South Africa's "Eye Witness News" reports the incident took place Saturday night at a trendy night spot in Johannesburg. Pistorius' media...
(Baghdad) -- The Iraqi parliament is starting to make some key decisions about the country's new government. The parliament met today in Baghdad for talks aimed at breaking a political impasse involving an Islamist insurgency in the northern part of Iraq. Members are also voting...
(Undated) -- Secretary of State John Kerry is condemning Hamas for continuing to fire rockets from Gaza despite a truce proposed by Egypt. Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the Israelis are ready to ramp up their counterattacks. Israel will "broaden the military operation...
(Undated) -- The president of Honduras is blaming the U.S. for the recent flood of migrants crossing the border. President Juan Hernandez blames the migrant surge on U.S. drug enforcement efforts that pushed drug traffickers into Central American countries and sparked a wave of...
(Undated) -- Iraq's army and its Shiite militia allies are launching an assault today to retake the city of Tikrit. Islamist militants with ties to al Qaeda have held Tikrit since mid-June. If the offensive succeeds, Tikrit would be the first city to switch back to government...
(Undated) -- Israel hopes the Gaza truce proposed by Egypt will help get rockets out of the Palestinian enclave. If not Israel stands ready to ramp up its counterattacks. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel will "broaden the military operation to achieve the required...