International pressure continues to grow against Saudi Arabia in the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as US Secretary of State meets with leaders of the kingdom. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman continues to deny Mr. Khashoggi was killed at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul.
Spectactors attend the opening of the Lumiere 2018 Grand Lyon Film Festival, in Lyon, France, Oct. 13.
President Trump's Middle East policy team is soon to roll out, headed by Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt. The team will be responsible for Mr. Trump's Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, a delicate diplomatic venture that would need to unite a divided Middle East.
After being strongly criticized for questioning US intelligence findings of Russian meddling, President Trump delivered a rare admission of error, but later defended his overall performance.
The US had previously only been open to talks with the Taliban if they included the Afghan government. The goal of any future discussion would be to encourage negotiations between the Afghan government and the militant group, US officials said.
French President Emmanuel Macron quickly disputed President Trump's claim made during a surprise pivot in which he declared the alliance a "fine-tuned machine" but Mr. Trump did not give details on the agreement.
National Security Adviser John Bolton said Sunday the United States has a plan for the dismantling of North Korea's nuclear program. But the timeline comes amid reports the North Koreans are lying about committing to full denuclearization.