Negotiators say a deal over the country's nuclear ambitions is at hand, but trust issues remain.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has emerged even more belligerent towards his opponents before the nationwide municipal elections.
The US president tells his Russian counterpart his political strategy is a generation out of date.
Putin has made it clear that the country will no longer cave to the wishes of the US and its allies.
The US has positioned itself firmly behind Japan, raising its huge and powerful neighbour's ire.
Detailed investigations of possible war crimes arising from drone attacks in Pakistan and Yemen pose difficult questions for the US.
Ernest Hemingway immortalised the Paris-based Herald newspaper in his writing, but future readers will know it as the International New York Times.
Westgate is a wake-up call and the hunt will be on for the man believed to be behind the attack.
Democrats of all stripes and colours rallied behind Barack Obama. Hard-line Republicans betrayed Mitt Romney. And so he lost.
Neither Sudan nor South Sudan can afford another conflict. But in Thabo Mbeki's words, they are trapped in the "logic of war".