Ex-Obama official: Handling of Russia 'is hardest thing to defend,' WaPo reports
Violent homophobia festers in Erdogan's shadow
Qatar given 10 days to comply with 13 demands from Arab states
Al Jazeera: What you need to know
CNN's Frederik Pleitgen takes a look at the controversies surrounding this global news network based in Qatar. (CNN)
Is Mexico as dangerous as Trump says?
President Donald Trump rankled Mexico again, this time calling it the second deadliest country in the world. (CNN)
Refrigerator identified as source of deadly London fire
The world will solve its own problems -- with or without Trump
It's been a blistering week in London, with little shade from the sun or the news. (CNN)
US releases dramatic photos of 'unsafe' Russian jet intercept
US European Command released dramatic photos on Thursday that show the moment a Russian Su-27 fighter jet flew within five feet of a US Air Force RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft over the Baltic Sea -- an encounter US officials assessed to be "unsafe." (CNN)