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 is staying home from what would have been his first visit to Latin America and a chance to ease foreign leaders' policy concerns. Donald Trump's message: The region is not a priority for the US.
The absences mark the first time that presidents from Venezuela and the US will not attend the OAS-sponsored summit. Nicolas Maduro's cancellation was a result of Peru's announcement that he was not welcome at the event.
Ex-FBI chief James Comey in his new book has blasted Donald Trump as a mobster-like figure who is "untethered to the truth." Tweeting back, the president said Comey was a "slime ball" who should be prosecuted for leaks.
Zimbabwe’s vice president this week ordered the sacking of 16,000 nurses who had gone on strike. The nurses and rights groups have condemned the move and are calling for better conditions in the country's hospitals.
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