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A courtroom sketch shows accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sitting with his attorneys on the first day of his trail at the federal courthouse in Boston

Boston marathon bombing trial begins

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The trial for Boston marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev began this week with a statement that the defense would not dispute his involvement in the attack. Continue reading

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Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu addresses a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington

Israeli Prime Minister’s speech to U.S. Congress deepens political divides

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed lawmakers in the U.S. Congress this week in a speech that criticized negotiations with Iran and urged tighter restrictions. Continue reading

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Iraqi troops fight to retake key city of Tikrit from ISIL

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The offensive marks a test for Iraqi forces as they prepare to retake the city of Mosul from ISIL control. Continue reading

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Photos, flowers and candles are left in memory of Boris Nemtsov, who was recently murdered in Moscow, in Independence Square in Kiev

Russians rally to protest killing of Putin critic

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Boris Nemtsov, who was an influential Russian political figure and outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was assassinated on Friday, raising deep concerns about Russia’s future. Continue reading

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Amistad slave rebellion lives on through Talladega murals

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A series of paintings by African-American artist Hale Woodruff gives a new view to the story of a slave rebellion. Continue reading

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