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  1. USA-RUSSIA/SUMMIT-GENEVA

    Never mind Hollywood-style happy endings. Ask Vladimir Putin about his first meeting with Joe Biden, and he makes a bleaker allusion to Russian literature. That's about as good as it gets for the U.S. and Russia, a toxic couple seeking to co-exist.

  2. Rwanda Hotel Rwanda Arrest

    Rwandan prosecutors on Thursday requested a life sentence for the man who inspired the film Hotel Rwanda, as he faces terrorism charges while his family asserts that he faces mistreatment and an unfair trial.

  3. ELEC US COUR SUPREME OBAMACARE 20201110

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a Republican bid that had been backed by former president Donald Trump's administration to invalidate the Obamacare health-care law, ruling that Texas and other challengers had no legal standing to file their lawsuit.

  4. Stack of Apple Daily newspapers, as seen on May 17, 2021

    Five editors and executives at pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper were arrested Thursday under Hong Kong's national security law, its stock was halted and police were searching its offices in moves raising concerns about the media's future in the city.

  5. BOTSWANA-DIAMONDS/

    A 1,098-carat diamond believed to be the third-largest gem-quality stone ever to be mined has been discovered in Botswana, according to a joint venture between Anglo American's De Beers and the government.