Chinese authorities insist candidates running for the city's top post must be approved by a pro-Beijing committee.
Van Rompuy says new sanctions against Russia will be drawn up within a week.
The Texas Republican told a conservative gathering Saturday, "we are part of a grassroots fire that is sweeping this country."
One issue centers on the Israeli blockade that impedes the cross-border movement into Gaza of building materials such as concrete.
Hasan wrote a letter to an ISIS leader, saying it would be an honor to be an ISIS "citizen soldier."
Lebanese soldier Ali Al-Sayyed was beheaded by Islamic State militants, a video released Saturday by the terrorist group shows.
Three weeks after the death of Mike Brown, hundreds gathered in Ferguson, Missouri, Saturday to march for the slain teen.