A woman places a bouquet of flowers at Las Ramblas the day after a van crashed into pedestrians in Barcelona, Spain August 18, 2017.

Barcelona van attacker may still be alive, on the run -police

By Andres Gonzalez, Angus Berwick and Carlos Ruano, Reuters on Aug. 18, 2017, at 11:10 a.m.
Investigators believe at least eight people had plotted the attacks, giving them a level of sophistication that ranked them alongside major attacks in Paris and Brussels.
A group of asylum seekers wait to be processed after being escorted from their tent encampment to the Canada Border Services in Lacolle, Quebec, Canada August 11, 2017.

Canada sees ‘unsustainable’ spike in asylum seekers at U.S. border

By Anna Mehler Paperny and Allison Lampert, Reuters on Aug. 18, 2017, at 6:58 a.m.
The number of asylum seekers who illegally crossed the U.S. border into Canada more than tripled last month.
Police and emergency services attend to injured persons at the scene after a van crashed into pedestrians near the Las Ramblas avenue in central Barcelona, Spain August 17, 2017, in this still image from a video obtained from social media. Courtesy of  @Vil_Music/ via REUTERS.

Spain hunts van driver who mowed down Barcelona crowd, killing 13

By Andres Gonzalez and Richard Martin, Reuters on Aug. 17, 2017, at 1:19 p.m.
A driver swerved a van onto a pedestrian area Thursday in Barcelona’s historic Las Ramblas district, ramming into crowds and leaving dead and injured scattered along a stretch of tree-shaded sidewalk.
Iranian president Hassan Rouhani attends his swearing-in ceremony for a further term, at the parliament in Tehran, Iran, August 5, 2017.

In direct challenge to Trump, Iran’s president says it could restart nuclear program ‘within hours’

By Ramin Mostaghim and Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times on Aug. 15, 2017, at 3:32 p.m.
President Hassan Rouhani’s remarks were a direct response to Trump’s increasingly bellicose rhetoric toward Iran and his announcement of fresh sanctions.

A rare and elusive white moose has finally been captured on video

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Washington Post on Aug. 15, 2017, at 1:51 p.m.
“It was an experience to meet such a stately animal up close.”
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un claps with military officers at the Command of the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army in an unknown location in North Korea in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency, Aug. 15, 2017.

North Korea is delaying its decision to fire missiles at Guam

By Christine Kim and Idrees Ali, Reuters on Aug. 15, 2017, at 11:48 a.m.
“If the Yankees persist in their extremely dangerous reckless actions on the Korean peninsula and in its vicinity, testing the self-restraint of the DPRK, the latter will make an important decision as it already declared.”
Secretary of Defense James Mattis speaks in the Hall of Heroes at the Department of Defense Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 in Arlington, Va. Mattis said Monday that if North Korea carried out its threat to launch missiles toward Guam, it could escalate to war.

N. Korea’s Kim puts army on alert; U.S. warns it can intercept missile

By Idrees Ali and Christine Kim, Reuters on Aug. 14, 2017, at 7:49 p.m.
Mattis told reporters that war could break out if North Korea were to fire a missile at the United States.
U.S. President Donald Trump gives a pen to Raytheon CEO Tom Kennedy (2nd R) after signing a memorandum directing the U.S. Trade Representative to complete a review of trade issues with China at the White House in Washington, U.S. August 14, 2017.

Trump orders probe of China intellectual property practices

By Lesley Wroughton and Jeff Mason, Reuters on Aug. 14, 2017, at 7:15 p.m.
The investigation is likely to cast a shadow over relations with China, the largest U.S. trading partner.

Hundreds buried alive in massive Sierra Leone mudslides and floods

By Max Bearak, The Washington Post on Aug. 14, 2017, at 11:33 a.m.
Vice President Victor Bockarie Foh said it was “likely that hundreds are lying dead.”

An American tourist gave the Nazi salute in Germany — so a stranger beat him up, police say

By Amy B Wang and Rick Noack, The Washington Post on Aug. 13, 2017, at 1:43 p.m.
An American tourist in Germany was beaten up by a passerby after he began giving the Nazi salute outside a cafe in Dresden.
South Korea-born Canadian pastor Hyeon Soo Lim stands during his trial at a North Korean court in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang, Dec. 16, 2015.

Canadian pastor returns home after release from North Korean prison

By Jim Finkle, Reuters on Aug. 13, 2017, at 9:50 a.m.
Pastor Hyeon Soo Lim arrived home in Canada, where he was resting after being reunited with his family following a long trek from North Korea.

At a site of Nazi terror, Muslim refugees reckon with Germany’s past

By Isaac Stanley-Becker and Alexandra Rojkov, The Washington Post on Aug. 13, 2017, at 7:16 a.m.
The refugee’s views reflect the moral quandaries posed by mass migration for a nation rebuilt after the Holocaust on a set of bedrock principles that includes responsibility to the Jewish people.
Maine State Representative and Bernie Sanders supporter Diane Russell cheers as she takes the stage on the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 25, 2016.

Former state representative launches Democratic bid for Maine governor

By Christopher Cousins on Aug. 10, 2017, at 12 p.m.
The Democratic primary race to replace Gov. Paul LePage in 2018 attracted a seventh contender Thursday when former four-term state Rep. Diane Russell of Portland announced her candidacy.
Kim Jong Un attends the Korean People's Army Tank Crews' Competition in Pyongyang, North Korea,April 1, 2017.

Tillerson says he doesn’t believe there is any imminent threat from North Korea

By Carol Morello, The Washington Post on Aug. 09, 2017, at 12:19 p.m.
“I think what the president was just reaffirming is that the United States has the capability to fully defend itself from any attack, and our allies, and we will do so,” he said. “So the American people should sleep well at night.”

A Melbourne cafe is charging an 18 percent ‘man tax’

By Gene Marks, The Washington Post on Aug. 09, 2017, at 8:12 a.m.
All of this comes in the wake of a recent government report warning that Australian women faced another 50 years of pay inequality “unless significant changes are made.”
U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks at Trump's golf estate in Bedminster, New Jersey, on August 8, 2017.

Trump warns North Korea ‘will be met with fire and fury’

By James Oliphant and Ben Blanchard, Reuters on Aug. 08, 2017, at 4:16 p.m.
Pyongyang said it was ready to give Washington a “severe lesson” with its strategic nuclear force in response to any U.S. military action.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reacts during the long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 (Mars-12) test launch in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 15, 2017.

North Korea making missile-ready nuclear weapons, U.S. analysts say

By Joby Warrick, Ellen Nakashima and Anna Fifield, Washington Post on Aug. 08, 2017, at 12:34 p.m.
North Korea has successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles, crossing a key threshold on the path to becoming a full-fledged nuclear power, U.S. intelligence officials have concluded in a confidential assessment.

Flesh-eating sea bugs attack Australian teen’s legs

By Amy B Wang, Washington Post on Aug. 07, 2017, at 7:21 p.m.
Sam Kanizay waded into the water off Brighton Beach in Australia late Saturday, and emerged with thousands of tiny bites on his legs.
Demonstrators run and ride their motorcycles near Fuerte Paramacay military base during clashes with security forces in Valencia, Venezuela Aug. 6, 2017.

Venezuela quells attack on military base, two killed

By Girish Gupta and Alexandra Ulmer, Reuters on Aug. 07, 2017, at 6:52 a.m.
It was a turbulent first weekend for the increasingly fractured nation under the new authority.
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un watches a military drill marking the 85th anniversary of the establishment of the Korean People's Army in this handout photo by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency made available on April 26, 2017.

China urges North Korea to be ‘smart’ and drop its missile tests

By Carol Morello, The Washington Post on Aug. 06, 2017, at 11:56 a.m.
A U.S. push to further isolate North Korea appeared to be reaping some dividends Sunday as China urged its outcast neighbor to make a “smart decision” and stop conducting missile launches and nuclear tests.