President Trump on Tuesday pushed out John R. Bolton, his third national security adviser, amid fundamental disputes over how to handle major foreign policy challenges like Iran, North Korea and most recently Afghanistan.
Italian President Sergio Mattarella began two days of talks with parties on Wednesday to seek a way out of a political crisis that will lead to the formation of the country’s 67th government since World War Two or to early elections.
A new poll has shown that former British foreign minister Boris Johnson is the clear favorite to replace Prime Minister Theresa May as she is due to announce her resignation timetable early next month.
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati, the archbishop of Santiago and the highest ranking member of the Catholic Church in Chile, who has been caught up in the country's sex abuse scandal.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday rejected the resignations of the intelligence chief and the interior and defense ministers, as the government faces fierce criticism over an increasingly deadly insurgency.