Obama downplays Russia weapons system sale to Iran

President Barack Obama on Friday downplayed the significance of Russia's recent announcement that it would sell a missile-defense system to Iran, despite the White House having pressured Moscow since 2009 to refrain from making the transfer and having long seen limiting Tehran's military capacity as a key strategic objective.

Carter: Iraqis showed 'no will to fight' in Ramadi

Defense Secretary Ash Carter, in his first comments since the key town of Ramadi fell to ISIS, blamed the weak state of Iraq's military as one major reason for the city's fall, in an exclusive interview on CNN's "State of the Union" aired Sunday.

Peru declares state of emergency over mining violence.

Peru declared a state of emergency in two provinces starting Saturday after protests against a mining project turned violent."The government has announced a declaration of a state of emergency in all the districts in Islay,

Ireland votes overwhelmingly in favor of same-sex marriage.

Same-sex couples will soon be able to walk down the aisle in the Emerald Isle.Voters in Ireland overwhelmingly chose to change their nation's constitution Friday, becoming the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage through popular vote.

Iraqis launch counterattack against ISIS near Ramadi.

After days of ISIS fighters advancing east out of Ramadi, an alliance of Iraqi forces opposed to the terror group have launched a counterattack -- hoping to push them away from a key Iraqi military base and the country's capital.

Suspect in death of woman held in box killed by Missouri police.

A Missouri woman kept captive in a wooden box for four months escaped in April, only to be shot to death this week along with her son -- and the suspect in their deaths was killed Saturday, authorities said.

Women activists cross DMZ between North and South Korea.

An international group of female activists crossed the heavily fortified border between North and South Korea on Sunday in an effort to bring attention to the need for peace between the two nations.

Indonesia, Malaysia agree to take in migrant ships, report says

The fate of thousands of migrants believed to be stranded in the Andaman Sea may have taken a step toward resolution with the conclusion of talks between Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand

Exclusive: China warns U.S. surveillance plane

The Chinese navy issued warnings eight times as a U.S. surveillance plane on Wednesday swooped over islands that Beijing is using to extend its zone of influence.The series of man-made islands and the massive Chinese military build-up on them have alarmed the Pentagon,

Norwegian cruise ship runs aground near Bermuda

The Norwegian Dawn cruise ship has run aground near Bermuda, an official with the Department of Marines and Ports said.None of the people on board was injured and the ship isn't taking on water, Chief Maritime Operations Controller Denis Rowe said.