President Donald Trump makes his debut at the United Nations General Assembly this week. Thousands of world leaders, diplomats and advocates will debate issues ranging from North Korea's nuclear threat to the Paris climate accord.
The founding father of modern Vietnam is Ho Chi Minh. He led Vietnam's communist revolution against French colonial rule and then took on the United States. But it seems he long had an admiration for the US and repeatedly sought the country's help in the decades before the Vietnam War.
Just days after Hurricane Irma blasted Caribbean islands, Hurricane Maria took aim at the islands. Dominica was first, with Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands in the line of fire for the Category 5 storm.
Just days before the German general election, a new report by the Oxford Internet Institute finds that the types of bots and fake accounts that played a big role in the US election are largely absent from the online political conversation in Germany.
President Donald Trump has again mentioned the idea of having a massive military parade in Washington for the Fourth of July. Historically, the US has never put the military on such a pedestal. The Founding Fathers, in fact, despised the idea of a standing army of any sort.
Russia is celebrating the Kalashnikov rifle as "a cultural brand." It has literally put the weapon's inventor, Mikhail Kalashnikov, on a pedestal. A statue was unveiled in Moscow on Tuesday, amid much pomp and ceremony.