Mercenary appeals – Sizable groups of Russian mercenaries claim Moscow is keeping them at arm's length, and they're not happy about it. Members of more than a dozen Russian "private military companies," supported by Russian military veterans, filed a petition last month with the International Criminal Court (ICC) demanding an investigation of their sponsors.
27,000: Despite confident predictions of its demise, Nigeria-based terrorist group Boko Haram remains active in Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon. The multinational fight with Boko Haram has killed 27,000 people and driven 2 million from their homes.
Efforts to prevent the possibly catastrophic consequences of climate change may well depend on cooperation between today's two biggest geopolitical rivals: the US and China. Once the world's top polluting nation, the US has been eclipsed in recent years by China. Here's a look at the global share of CO2 emissions in 1980 vs. 2016.