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Democratic senator breaks rank, announces he will vote against Iran deal
Chuck Schumer, a democrat from New York, just made things a lot harder for the Obama administration.
In debate over Iran deal, both sides invoke the potential for war
Arguments for and against the nuclear deal with Iran are heating up.
A Saudi-led coalition has launched a ground war in Yemen
It's a major escalation, but no one's talking about it.
The UN has set itself some ambitious new goals
No. 1? End poverty in all forms everywhere.
Obama is about to take on climate change like never before
The US president is expected to unveil a suite of far-reaching environmental regulations today.
The most recent plane debris found isn't from Flight 370
Don't believe everything you read on the internet.
Iran is now calling on everyone else to disarm
Iran's foreign minister says nuclear powers should eliminate their arsenals.
The apparent death of the Taliban's leader could actually be bad for peace
Peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghanistan government are supposed to start today.
People all over the world have risen up to condemn a single man
And it's none of the usual suspects.
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.