World in 2:00

World in 2:00
Finnish newspapers react to a summit in the capital Helsinki between President Trump and Vladimir Putin. July 17, 2018. Photo: Luke Vargas/TMN

Finland's balance of 'western' ties and working relations with Russia provide a model Trump could have followed in Monday's summit with Vladimir Putin.
Troops attached to NATO's Enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup Latvia participate in a change of command ceremony in Ādaži, Latvia. July 12, 2018. Photo: Luke Vargas/TMN

With fresh memories of Soviet occupation and decades of American aid, the Baltic takes in Trump's NATO tough-talk with concern.

President Donald Trump stole the spotlight at NATO's annual summit Wednesday, berating Germany for a pipeline project and pushing allies to spend more on defense.
Prime Minister holds a meeting of her new cabinet on July 10, 2010. Courtesy: Number 10 Downing Street

British Prime Minister Theresa May has faced a string of high-level resignations prompted by her handling of Brexit.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo begins a second day of diplomat talks in North Korea on July 6, 2018. Courtesy: State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert

Experts say Pompeo should increase his involvement in negotiations with North Korea and model his efforts after John Kerry's pursuit of the Iran deal.

NEW YORK – The Trump administration has been announcing tariffs on China, but on Friday, a major round of tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese goods first announced this spring finally went into effect. “This...

Will NATO allies and OPEC producers increase defense spending and oil production in order to meet President Trump's demands?
Operations continue at the Uranium Enrichment Plant at North Korea's Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center. June 21, 2018. Courtesy: Airbus Defense & Space / 38 North

A deal inked in Singapore omits key details about North Korea's nuclear activities, and experts say Kim Jong Un is unlikely to pause his nuclear energy program.
Courtesy: UNODC

A new report from the UN Office for Drugs and Crime finds that cocaine and opium production have reached all-time highs.
Doses of a Polio vaccine in storage at a U.N. facility in Juba, South Sudan. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

A rare form of vaccine-derived polio has brought the severe disease back to Papua New Guinea 22 years after the Pacific island was declared polio-free.