ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland - President Barack Obama sparred with Russia's Vladimir Putin over how to end the war in Syria on Monday during an icy encounter at a G8 summit where divisions over the conflict eclipsed the rest of the agenda. Full Article
TOKYO - Asian shares slid on Tuesday as investors waited on tenterhooks for news of the U.S. Federal Open Market Committee's plans for its stimulus program - with the mere suggestion of fine-tuning it enough to unnerve investors.
SAO PAULO - Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched through the streets of Brazil's biggest cities on Monday in a growing protest that is tapping into widespread anger at poor public services, police violence and government corruption. Full Article
The U.S. teacher training system is badly broken, turning out rookie educators who have little hands-on experience running classrooms and are quickly overwhelmed by the job, according to a report released Tuesday by the National Council on Teacher Quality. Full Article
June 17 - Clashes between protesters and police continued in Istanbul and Ankara on Monday, as the country's deputy prime minister suggested the armed forces could be called up, if needed, the first time the possibility of a military role has been raised. Mana Rabiee reports.
Tayyip Erdogan’s harsh actions against protesters could backfire economically. Turkey depends on foreign investors to fund its big current account deficit. If they turn tail, interest rates will rise, hurting the economy and undermining one of Erdogan’s sources of popularity. Commentary
Here’s one sign the global elite is starting to get worried that capitalism isn’t working for the Western middle class. At the TED Global gathering in Scotland’s elegant capital city this week, much of the spotlight was on what’s going wrong with the 21st-century economy. Commentary
The diplomatic dance around missile defense cooperation has always been like Kabuki theater. Moscow is unlikely to cooperate on a seriously flawed, expensive system against an Iranian threat it doesn't see as imminent. Commentary
No U.S. journalist has ever been successfully prosecuted for publishing classified information. This may seem counterintuitive. If it’s against the law to leak classified information, why is it legal for journalists to publish it? Commentary