Alain Senderens, world-renowned French chef who fed the less formal gourmand, dies at 77

By Emily Langer, The Washington Post on June 28, 2017, at 11:42 a.m.
Alain Senderens, a world-renowned French chef who helped transform his nation’s cuisine twice, first by popularizing the light, seasonal tastes of nouvelle cuisine in the 1960s, and again in recent years when he forfeited a three-star Michelin rating to feed the less formal gourmand, died June 25. He was 77.
U.S. Army soldiers attend the 2017 Iron Wolf exercise in Stasenai, Lithuania, June 20, 2017.

NATO allies boost defense spending in the wake of Trump criticism

By Michael Birnbaum and Thomas Gibbons-Neff, The Washington Post on June 28, 2017, at 8:50 a.m.
NATO allies of the United States plan to boost their defense spending by 4.3 percent this year, a response in part to intense pressure from President Donald Trump that the nations invest more in their militari
A logo of Russian state oil firm Rosneft is seen at its office in Moscow, Oct. 18, 2012. Rosneft was among those reportedly hit by a widespread cyberattack that hit Europe on Tuesday.

Massive cyberattack hits Europe with widespread ransom demands

By Andrew Roth, The Washington Post on June 27, 2017, at 11:56 a.m.
A new wave of powerful cyberattacks hit Europe on Tuesday in a possible reprise of a widespread ransomware assault in May that affected 150 countries.
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad speaks during an interview with Russia's RIA news agency, in Damascus, Syria, March 30, 2016.

White House says Syria’s Assad preparing another chemical attack

By Abby Phillip and Dan Lamothe, Washington Post on June 27, 2017, at 6:49 a.m.
The White House issued an ominous warning to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday night, pledging his regime would pay a “heavy price” if it carried out another chemical attack this year.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during a press conference after talks with Chinese diplomatic and defense chiefs at the State Department in Washington, June 21, 2017.

Tillerson urges Qatar and the Gulf states to negotiate an end to their rift

By Carol Morello, The Washington Post on June 25, 2017, at 1:44 p.m.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson criticized some of the demands by Saudi Arabia and its allies on Qatar as “very difficult” to meet, and urged the countries to tamp down the rhetoric and start negotiating.
A soldier stands guard amid burnt out cars and motorcycles at the scene of an oil tanker explosion in Bahawalpur, Pakistan, June 25, 2017.

Tanker fire in Pakistan kills more than 100

By Aoun Sahi and Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times on June 25, 2017, at 12:25 p.m.
Villagers in the area rushed to the scene of an overturned oil tanker with buckets and containers to collect the fuel when the tanker burst into flames.
Former president of Botswana Ketumile Masire, speaks to the media at a news conference in Nairobi, Kenya, May 16, 2000.

Ketumile Masire, Botswana president known as model leader of model African nation, dies at 91

By Emily Langer, The Washington Post on June 25, 2017, at 9:36 a.m.
Masire, a cattle herder turned statesman who, as president of Botswana from 1980 to 1998, helped solidify his country’s standing as one of the most richly thriving nations in Africa.
Rescue workers search for survivors at the site of a landslide that occurred in Xinmo Village, Mao County, Sichuan province, China, June 24, 2017.

Rescuers dig for bodies after landslide wipes out village in China

By Simon Denyer, Washington Post on June 24, 2017, at 11:56 a.m.
China mounted a major rescue effort Saturday with 112 people still missing after a landslide caused by torrential rain destroyed a mountain village in the southwestern province of Sichuan earlier in the day, state media reported.
Members of the emergency services work inside the remains of the Grenfell apartment tower in North Kensington, London, Britain, June 18, 2017.

Police consider manslaughter charges in deadly London tower block blaze

By Michael Holden and Jamillah Knowles, Reuters on June 23, 2017, at 9:24 a.m.
London police Friday said the deadly fire last week that killed at least 79 people was started by a fridge freezer — the first official confirmation on the cause of the blaze.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley

United States rejects U.N. call for access to safe abortions

By Stephanie Nebehay, Reuters on June 22, 2017, at 12:15 p.m.
“We do not recognize abortion as a method of family planning, nor do we support abortion in our reproductive health assistance.”

Injured giant squid knocks paddle boarder in water during dramatic encounter in South Africa

By Marissa Payne, The Washington Post on June 22, 2017, at 8:55 a.m.
Britain's Prince Harry, on a promotional visit for the 2018 Invictus Games, visits the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Center which will be a host venue in Sydney, Australia, June 8, 2017.

No royal wants to be king or queen, Britain’s Prince Harry says

By Reuters on June 22, 2017, at 7:57 a.m.
Prince Harry said no one in Britain’s royal family wants to be king or queen and criticized a decision to force him to parade behind his mother Princess Diana’s coffin after her death in 1997, according to an interview with a U.S. magazine.
Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto shows a document after announcing the government plans to legalize marijuana-based medicines, and proposed raising the amount of the drug that can be legally carried, in the wake of a national drug policy review, in Mexico City, Mexico, April 21, 2016.

Mexico just legalized medical marijuana

By Amanda Erickson, Washington Post on June 22, 2017, at 7:40 a.m.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto signed a decree this week legalizing medical marijuana. The measure also classified the psychoactive ingredient in the drug as “therapeutic.”
The main Mosque in Mosul with the leaning minaret of Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul, where the ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, declared the Caliphate from in 2014, in Mosul, Iraq, on May 2017.

ISIS blew up historic Mosul mosque, Iraq says

By Loveday Morris, Washington Post on June 22, 2017, at 7:24 a.m.
The Mosul icon was reduced to rubble Wednesday, the latest casualty in the war to wrest the city from Islamic State militants.
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald, damaged by colliding with a Philippine-flagged merchant vessel, is towed into the U.S. naval base in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo, Japan, on  June 17, 2017.

USS Fitzgerald sailors sealed flooding compartments, unclear if survivors were inside

By Thomas Gibbons-Neff and and Dan Lamothe, Washington Post on June 21, 2017, at 8:15 p.m.
The sailors either had to close off the flooded areas of the ship, or they feared the entire destroyer might go down, according to three active or former members of the Navy familiar with the incident.

NATO jet approached plane carrying Russian defense minister, reports say

By Andrew Roth, Washington Post on June 21, 2017, at 9:12 a.m.
The incident occurred over the Baltic Sea in northeast Europe.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip attend Trooping the Colour in London, Britain, June 17, 2017.

Britain’s Prince Philip hospitalized with infection but is in ‘good spirits’

By Costas Pitas, Reuters on June 21, 2017, at 7:23 a.m.
Prince Philip, the 96-year-old husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, has been admitted to hospital with an infection and will miss the formal opening of parliament, but he remains in good spirits, Buckingham Palace said.

Russian jet came within feet of US reconnaissance plane, Pentagon says

By Dan Lamothe, Washington Post on June 20, 2017, at 1:16 p.m.
The Russian Su-27 maneuvered its wingtip within a few feet of the larger, slower RC-135 for several minutes.
A police officer stands in front of messages and tributes left near to where a van was driven at Muslims in Finsbury Park, North London, Britain, June 19, 2017.

Terror in London seems to confirm Muslims’ growing dread

By Griff Witte and Karla Adam, Washington Post on June 20, 2017, at 6:56 a.m.
In a city on edge over a series of Islamist-inspired attacks, where police keep extensive watchlists and monitor potential militants, terror took a new turn when a van plowed into a group of Muslim worshippers here Monday.
Lorde sings at the iHeartRadio MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 18, 2017.

Lorde, the international pop star, secretly wrote unpopular Instagram reviews of onion rings

By Avi Selk, The Washington Post on June 19, 2017, at 8:56 a.m.
Her new album, onions aside, is reviewing pretty well.