Italy's populist 5-Star Movement is demanding that European countries step up and actually take action to deal with hundreds of thousands of migrants on the continent, warning that the future of Europe is at stake.
Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog is unanimously elected head of the Jewish Agency for Israel, a non-governmental organization that works closely with the Israeli government to promote Jewish immigration to Israel.
Pro-Brexit politicians and business figures are urging British Prime Minister Theresa May to be ready to walk away from the European Union without a trade agreement, despite warnings from major manufacturers that a "no deal" Brexit would be disastrous.
The leaders of Germany, France and about a dozen other European Union nations are converging on Brussels for an afternoon of informal talks on differences over migrant ahead of a full EU summit that starts next Thursday.
Iraq's mercurial Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's move to join forces with an Iran-backed coalition of powerful Shiite militias boosts Tehran's interests in Iraq and gives it more leverage over the formation of the next government.
Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday ending the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the U.S. border illegally.