A man was decapitated on June 26 in eastern France in an assault that President Francois Hollande called a "terrorist attack."
A monitoring group says an attack by Islamic State fighters on the Syrian town of Kobani and a nearby village has so far killed at least 146 civilians -- the second-biggest massacre by the radical group in the country.
Yevgeny Primakov, a former Russian prime minister, foreign minister, and spy chief known for his assertive diplomacy and a desperate attempt to avert NATO's bombing of Yugoslavia, has died at age 85.
China has criticized the United States for a "terrible human rights record," denouncing it for police brutality and global surveillance a day after Washington blasted Beijing's own performance.
A crucial source of financing may soon no longer be available for purchasing expensive equipment needed for farming in Ukraine, earth-moving in Kazakhstan, and oil and gas operations in Russia and Iraq.
The five countries investigating last year's shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine are calling for an international tribunal established by the United Nations to prosecute those responsible.
An Iraqi pilot who has been training in the United States for four years crashed in southern Arizona while flying an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft, a spokesman for the Iraqi defense minister said on June 25.
A man has drowned after severe flooding hit the Russian resort of Sochi, destroying homes and cutting off transport links.
Russian President Vladimir Putin telephoned U.S. President Barack Obama on June 25, their first call since February, to discuss Iran nuclear talks, Syria, and the need to counter Islamic State, the White House said.
The deputy U.S. defense chief says he is worried by what he calls Russian provocations, saying Moscow is "playing with fire" by making veiled threats about its nuclear capabilities.
NATO says it will decide how quickly to scale back its military training and support mission in Afghanistan after assessing how well local security forces perform in this summear's "fighting season."
The U.S. State Department says sanctions imposed against Iran in response to its violations of human rights will remain in place regardless of any nuclear deal brokered by Tehran and six world powers.