U.S. President Barack Obama joined Hollywood stars in paying tribute to actor Robin Williams who died Monday of a suspected suicide.
The Obama administration has begun directly providing weapons to Kurdish forces in Iraq. Plus, Kurdish forces said they retook two important parts of northern Iraq on Sunday. WSJ’s Matt Bradley joins the News Hub from Baghdad.
President Barack Obama announced Tuesday a new round of economic sanctions on the Russian economy. Targeting three major financial institutions and a government owned shipbuilding company, the sanctions are meant to punish the country for its purported role in fueling the violence in eastern Ukraine. RT’s Meghan Lopez has more on the announcement.