Italy's farm lobby is warning that agricultural production is plummeting nationwide because of a prolonged heat and dry spell that prompted authorities to ration water and declare a state of emergency in some areas.
A U.S. military official says Washington would welcome the Syrian government or its Iranian-backed partner forces making a concerted effort to defeat the Islamic State group in its remaining strongholds in Syria.
Pope Francis will preside over a reconciliation ceremony between Colombian victims and former guerrillas during a September visit aimed at consolidating the peace process to end Latin America's longest-running armed conflict.
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is heading to Washington next Tuesday to press members of Congress not to accept the deep cuts in U.S. funding for the United Nations proposed by the Trump administration.
A federal judge issued a stinging rebuke of disciplinary practices at Wisconsin's youth prisons Friday, saying state officials have demonstrated a "callous indifference" to the harm caused to juvenile inmates.