Last Friday morning, the Greek prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, gathered his closest advisers in a Brussels hotel room for a meeting that was meant to be secret. All the participants had to leave their phones outside the door to prevent leaks.
Two years after the Egyptian army deposed president Mohamed Morsi, Egypt is roiled by brazen Islamic State (IS) group attacks in the Sinai Peninsula and brutal government repression that has killed hundreds.
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has said he would not give nomination to his predecessor Mahinda Rajapakse to contest the parliamentary elections from the main opposition United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA).
Federal law enforcement officials have found no links among any of several recent fires at African American churches in the US South and have determined that two were started by natural causes and one was due to an electrical fire.
Former US senator Jim Webb of Virginia, a Vietnam War veteran who served as secretary of the navy, announced on Thursday he is running for president, challenging frontrunner Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination.