As Donald Trump signed a defense spending bill named in honor of John McCain, the president didn’t mention the 81-year-old Arizona senator once. Trump even thanked Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, among others -- a snub which McCain chose not to mention on his website.
Former Vice President Joe Biden tops Democratic contenders for the 2020 election among 32 percent of Democrats, according to a June poll by Harvard CAPS/Harris. Clinton came in second with 18 percent and Sen. Bernie Sanders third with 16 percent.
Brazil's courts ruled that ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will remain in jail. Lula was convicted for corruption and money laundering last year & hoped to remain free while appealing a 12-year sentence. His successor was removed from office amid a crippling recession.
Nicolas Sarkozy told a French court there was “no evidence” he received illegal funding from Muammar Gaddafi for his 2007 presidential campaign and said the case has made his life “hell.” The former French president has a complicated relationship with the former Libyan leader.
Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump met for a historic 5 hours of talks, signing a joint statement where the North Korean leader "reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula," while the U.S. president agreed to "provide security guarantees" to North Korea.
Winnie Mandela has died at the age of 81. The longtime wife of South African President Nelson Mandela, she was also known for her political involvement and efforts to combat apartheid, as well as controversial actions that led to convictions for kidnapping and fraud.
The ‘New York Post’ ran a speculatory op-ed that Hillary Clinton might run for president again in 2020 based on emails from the former senator to her supporters. Meanwhile, conservative TV show ‘Fox and Friends’ broke from the Thailand Soccer team rescue efforts to cover the rumor.
Netflix has named Susan Rice to its board of directors. The former Obama ambassador has been criticized for her handling of the 2012 attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi. Meanwhile, Barack and Michelle Obama are reportedly in talks to provide shows for the company.
Vladimir Putin gifted President Donald Trump an Adidas soccer ball to celebrate the World Cup, held in Russia, which had markings indicating it had a chip that allows fans to access mobile content and could theoretically be programmed to initiate an attack on nearby phones.
Angela Merkel agreed to a more conservative immigration deal after a leader of the coalition party threatened to resign--a move that could collapse the government--because the chancellor wouldn’t refuse entry to migrants who have asylum claims pending in other EU countries.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu served the Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, dessert in a shoe--highly offensive to Japanese. Several Israeli officials and diplomats voiced disbelief, as the Japanese are known not to wear shoes at home or often even at work.
After a meeting with Russian members of parliament in Moscow, Rand Paul invited Russian lawmakers to Washington. The Kentucky senator, who supported President Donald Trump’s trip to Russia in July, intended his visit to further diplomatic outreach to President Vladimir Putin.
A former Department of Energy photographer has filed a federal lawsuit alleging he lost his job after leaking photos of a private meeting between Energy Secretary Rick Perry and a Trump donor who heads a large U.S. mining company. A DOE spokesperson calls the accusations "ridiculous."