A hushed room of diplomats listened intently as a man who called himself Adnan described his escape from Mosul, Iraq, when the Islamic State laid siege to the city in 2014: As a gay man, he told them via video link from Lebanon, he knew he would be killed, and that even members of his family would not be sorry.
The Obama administration has backed down in its bitter dispute with Silicon Valley over the encryption of data on iPhones and other digital devices, concluding that it is not possible to give U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies access to that information without creating an opening that China, Russia, cybercriminals and terrorists could also exploit.
She showed up with color-coded maps. He wrote long private memos. She argued for sending more troops to fight the enemy and help rebuild a country. He argued for a more targeted mission, a smaller deployment and a limit on how long they would stay.
Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook, and now, a community college in Roseburg, Oregon. One after another, mass shootings have horrified the nation, stoking debate about the availability of legal guns and anguish over the inability of society to keep weapons out of the hands of seething killers.
Hillary Rodham Clinton dealt a significant blow to President Barack Obama in his efforts to secure approval from Congress on his signature trade agreement, saying Wednesday she could not support the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the 12-nation trade pact she bolstered as secretary of state and that liberals in the Democratic Party have vehemently opposed.
For what NATO's secretary-general described as a "long time" and Russia's Defense Ministry characterized as just "a few seconds," a Russian fighter jet violated Turkey's airspace on Saturday, increasing tensions and raising concerns about Russian aggression beyond mere saber rattling.