The killings in France of three Jewish children, a rabbi and three soldiers of North African descent came during a presidential campaign in which immigration has dominated campaign rhetoric. The Toulouse gunman, a Frenchman of Algerian descent, was shot dead by police, but the tragedy has prompted national soul-searching.
Myanmar opposition figure Aung San Suu Kyi speaks to supporters on Saturday. Voting in parliamentary elections this Sunday is considered a test of the political reforms that Myanmar's rulers have introduced over the past year.
During a sometimes animated encounter with reporters from Russian state-controlled television today in Moscow, U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul asked them several times how they knew where he was going and who he was meeting with. And afterward, he went to his Twitter page to imply that someone is eavesdropping on his emails and phone calls:
"I respect press right to go anywhere & ask any question. But do they have a right to read my email and listen to my phone?"