Choosing silence to convey his sorrow, Pope Francis visited the former Nazi death factory at Auschwitz and Birkenau on Friday, meeting with concentration camp survivors as well as aging saviors who helped Jews escape certain doom. In a guest book entry he made an anguished plea: "Lord, forgiveness for so much cruelty!"
Screens displaying flight information and the public address system at Vietnam's two major airports were hacked with derogatory messages against Vietnam and the Philippines in their territorial row against China in the South China Sea.
Nicaragua's top electoral authority decimated the country's political opposition on Friday by unseating practically all of its remaining lawmakers in congress as President Daniel Ortega prepares to seek a third term.
Soldiers are on the streets in Rio de Janeiro, while the navy patrols Copacabana beach. But European attacks show that so-called lone wolves are tough to monitor and catch. And Brazil is new to the threat of terror.
Less than a week before the opening of the Olympics, IOC leaders will meet in Rio de Janeiro this weekend to review the final preparations for the games and deal with the fallout from the doping scandal that has led to the exclusion of more than 100 Russian athletes.
Pope Francis' visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau on Friday included an encounter with 25 Christian Poles who rescued Jews during the Holocaust — a powerfully symbolic meeting that Poland's chief rabbi played a key role in orchestrating.
Italy's Monte dei Paschi di Siena was by far the worst performer in a stress test of EU banks, which otherwise on Friday found the region's top lenders to be in relatively good shape. But the troubled bank sought to get ahead of the poor result with the announcement of a 5 billion euro ($5.6 billion) capital increase.
Turkey's president slammed the United States on Friday, claiming it was not standing firmly against a failed military coup and accused it of harboring the plot's alleged mastermind, as a government crackdown in the coup's aftermath strained Turkey's ties with key allies.
Security forces on Friday wounded three more of the armed members of an opposition group who have been barricaded inside a police station in the Armenian capital for nearly two weeks, and riot police later used stun grenades to break up a demonstration in support of the opposition gunmen.
A Brazilian low court judge has accepted charges against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for allegedly obstructing the corruption probe at state-run oil giant Petrobras. The date of the trial has not yet been set.
Engineers managed to burrow the world's longest railway tunnel under the Swiss Alps. Switzerland inaugurated the 35.4 mile Gotthard Railway Tunnel, completed at a cost of $12 billion, on June 1, 2016. Here's at the massive project.
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