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Obama just pulled off two important firsts for a sitting US president
Obama addressed all of Africa at the headquarters of the African Union in Ethiopia today.
The US and Turkey are going to try to create an 'Islamic State-free zone'
It's not as simple as it might sound.
Obama is a proud Kenyan-American
The US president leaves Kenya for Ethiopia today, ending his visit with a tough-love message only family can get away with.
Turkey has finally joined the fight against the Islamic State
Turkey has started launching airstrikes against Islamic State positions. And it says the US is now welcome to use its bases to do the same.
Iraqi forces gear up to take back Ramadi
First Ramadi, then Fallujah. The two cities now under Islamic State control are only a few dozen miles outside of Baghdad.
China just gave Ai Weiwei his passport back
Ai Weiwei, the Chinese artist and dissident, has been banned from traveling abroad since 2011.
The Islamic State is taking its fight to Turkey
Turkey says it will ramp up security after a suicide bomber strikes a Turkish town near the border.
It's official: The Cuban flag flies in Washington now
A embassies re-open in the US and Cuba, the two formerly hostile neighbors formally restore diplomatic relations. Of course, there's still that pesky embargo.
New footage of MH17 crash site 'sickens' viewers a year on
The timing of the video's release is just uncanny.
The Iran deal is starting to really sink in around the world
From Israel to Russia and beyond, the US deal with Iran could change everything.
Let's learn something from what happened in Northern Ireland
This story is hopeful. It is also instructive.
Iran and the United States try something new for once
A deal to curb Iran's nuclear weapons capabilities could have far-reaching implications.
This drama with Greece might finally be over, for now
European and Greek leaders say they've reached a deal to give Greece another huge bailout.
The 'El Chapo' legend gets a new chapter
The first time the Mexican drug lord escaped from prison was in a laundry basket. This time, he dug a 30-foot tunnel beneath the shower space in his prison cell.
So Greece might not collapse into oblivion after all
Greece has submitted a new plan, and it might include enough compromise form both sides to actually work.
Optimism hard to come by as another deadline arrives in talks with Iran
It's getting hot in Vienna, literally and figuratively.
Europe gives Greece a few more days to fix everything
That should do it.
That awkward moment when Greece rejects all its creditors' demands, then has to ask them for money
The Greeks need that sweet euro zone cash, but will they get it?
EU says yes, Greece says no... Hello Grexit, goodbye euro?
Beware Greeks rejecting bailouts.
So many grumpy, terrified Greeks are voting today
On bailout terms that technically no longer exist.
Today was supposed to be the day the US and Iran made a deal
But it looks like that's not going to happen.
Greece is falling apart and it could affect us all
This basic rundown will get you up to date on what's happening and help you sound smart at parties.
Greece is on the precipice. This time for real
In the staring contest that is Greece vs. its creditors, no one has blinked.
Dozens of tourists have been gunned down on a beach in Tunisia
Terrorists have stormed two hotels in Tunisia. Terror attacks have also struck Kuwait and France.
Heat wave after heat wave is devastating South Asia
Thousands have died in less than two months.
White Americans are the biggest terror threat in the United States
Since Sept. 11, 2001, it is white supremacists and other right-wing groups that account for the majority of terrorist attacks on US soil, a new report finds.
It's time for China and the US to have a talk
The world's two megapowers have not been feeling very chummy lately, which is why it's particularly important that today, high officials from the countries meet in Washington.
The long-feared 'Grexit' could soon become a reality
If neither side blinks, that is. Months of stalemate reach a climax today, as officials from the IMF and the euro zone meet over a last-ditch credit deal to keep Greece afloat.
There are some fascinating tidbits in the leaked Saudi diplomatic cables
But for the most part they include nothing we didn't already know.
Call it an arms race
Russia and NATO are gearing up, just in case.
There are now more refugees around the world than any other time in the last 50 years
The world is breaking the wrong kinds of records.