In politics and government, these larger-than-life personalities have amassed enough power to help lead vast nations. From Julius Caesar, Alexander Hamilton and Winston Churchill to Nelson Mandela and Nancy Pelosi, politicians make the weighty decisions that change history.
Mike Pompeo testifies today at his Congressional confirmation hearing for U.S. secretary of state following President Trump’s firing of Rex Tillerson. Democrats will likely pose aggressive questions about hardliner views on the Paris climate accord and North Korea's nuclear program.
President Xi Jinping warned James Mattis that China won’t surrender territory the country considers its own, likely partly referencing American ties with Taiwan. The yuan also dropped to a 6-month low against the dollar in an escalating trade war as President Trump threatens new tariffs.
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.
Paul Manafort is a political consultant who served as a campaign manager of presidential candidate Donald Trump in 2016. He was later indicted for money laundering and conspiracy against the United States by special counsel Robert Mueller and sentenced to 90 months in prison.