Last January, as questions about Russia’s interference in the 2016 election were beginning to percolate publicly, prominent business leaders and activists from that country were at Donald Trump’s inauguration, mingling at balls and receptions — at times in proximity to key U.S. officials.
Security forces said Sunday they had killed the last of six Taliban militants to end an overnight siege at Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel that left at least 18 people dead, including 14 foreigners. Some of the 150 guests fled the gunbattle and fire sparked by the assault by shimmying down bedsheets from the upper floors.
Germany’s Social Democrats voted Sunday to open talks on forming a new government with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives after party leaders urged members to overcome their apprehensions for the good of the country and stability of Europe.
Police in Congo used tear gas and gunfire to disperse thousands of anti-government demonstrators across the nation on Sunday, leaving five people dead and injuring more than 33 who marched after church services calling for President Joseph Kabila to step down, the United Nations said.