US vice presidential candidates have traded blows over their running-mates' foreign policy credentials. Republican Governor Mike Pence blamed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for the rise of the "Islamic State" militant group.
The US president has remained confident that testimony from his former national security adviser did not implicate him. But his new timeline on Michael Flynn raises further questions.
The Coptic Christian pope has canceled a meeting with the US vice president in Cairo, in protest against America's move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Palestinian leader Abbas also snubbed Mike Pence.
A new survey published by German public broadcaster ARD shows Germans trust Russia more than the US. America's brand appears to have suffered considerably since the election of Donald Trump as US president last year.
Donald Trump has pompously said, "It is time to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel." But his words are no more than an insulting provocation showing he couldn't care less about the region or its inhabitants.
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