On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced he will run for reelection and he claimed that Russia will not be boycotting the Pyeongchang Olympics. The Russian team has been banned for doping violations at the Sochi games.
U.S. President Donald Trump has recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital despite intense Arab, Muslim and European opposition to a move that would upend decades of U.S. policy and risk potentially violent protests.
Seconds after a U.N. judge confirmed his 20-year war crimes sentence on Wednesday, former Bosnian Croat military commander Slobodan Praljak shouted, "I am not a war criminal!" threw back his head, drank liquid from a small bottle and told the court he had taken poison. A flustered judge halted the hearing and Praljak was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he died.
The woman representing South Africa has won the Miss Universe crown. Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters was crowned Sunday during the event that took place at The AXIS theater at Planet Hollywood casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip.
The US-led UN command released dramatic video showing a North Korean soldier dash across border into South Korea as North Korean troops fire at him. The defector was wounded. The UN says North Korea violated the Korean War armistice by firing.
President Donald Trump said Monday that he intends to declare North Korea a state sponsor of terror. Trump called the move a long overdue step and part of the U.S. "maximum pressure campaign" against the North.