Putin made the boast as European leaders considered more sanctions against Russia for its actions in Ukraine.
The Syrian military and Islamist rebels clashed in the Golan Heights as loyalists attempted to recapture a border crossing.
The Pentagon told CNN that U.S. military forces conducted an operation against Al-Shabaab in Somalia Monday.
The American prisoners say they don't know what charges they will face when their trial begins within a month.
Saudi Arabia announced it has stopped issuing visas to workers from three countries at the center of the ongoing Ebola outbreak.
Jimi Jamison, lead singer of rock band Survivor, passed away at the age of 63.
Rick Perry distanced himself from a tweet sent from his verified account mocking the district attorney at the center of his indictment.