Iraqi officials have announced the start of an offensive to recapture the western province of Anbar from Islamic State fighters.
China says its imports and exports were 6.9 percent lower in the first half of 2015, compared to the first six months of last year.
Pope Francis returned to Rome from Paraguay on Sunday.
The European Union has agreed to provide tens of billions of dollars in new loans to Greece.
Egyptian journalists are criticizing the country’s new anti-terrorism legislation.
American and Iranian officials met for three hours Wednesday in Vienna, Austria, to try to reach an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program.
Greece asked its European neighbors for a new three-year bailout Wednesday.
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis resigned Monday.
Officials in Nigeria say two bomb attacks have killed more than 40 people.
Pope Francis has flown to South America for an eight-day visit to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay.