{FD} Toronto van attack suspect was student, ex-military recruit

A look at the Alek Minassian, who has been charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder and 13 of attempted murder for driving a van into a crowded sidewalk in Toronto on Monday: A YOUNG MAN FROM SUBURBAN TORONTO, AND A STUNNED FAMILY: Minassian, 25, lives with his family in the Toronto suburb of Richmond Hill, on a street of sizeable, well-tended brick homes.

{FD} A look at the old leadership of Cuba

Some of the main figures in the Cuban establishment as the government prepares to usher in new leadership: ___ RAUL CASTRO He became acting president in 2006 when his brother Fidel Castro surprised the world and announced his retirement following emergency surgery.

{FD} Timeline of chemical weapons attacks in Syria

The suspected gas attack in the Syrian town of Douma over the weekend has once again highlighted the use of chemical weapons in Syria's seven-year civil war.

{FD} Ahead of US-North Korea summit, Japan’s Abe plans to meet with Trump in Washington

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday he plans to visit the U.S. this month to discuss North Korea with President Donald Trump ahead of expected summits between the North and the U.S. and South Korea.

{FD} List of countries and others expelling Russian diplomats

Two dozen countries including the United States and many European Union states, as well as NATO, have announced they are expelling a total of more than 150 Russian diplomats, in a show of solidarity with Britain over the nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in England.

{FD} List of countries expelling Russian diplomats

The United States and more than a dozen European countries on Monday made coordinated announcements to expel Russian diplomats in a show ofsolidarity with Britain over the nerve agent attack of a former Russian spy in England.

{FD} AP Explains: What next in Catalonia after ex-leader’s arrest

The detention in Germany over the weekend of Catalonia's fugitive former president, 55-year-old Carles Puigdemont, is the latest dramatic development for the troubled Spanish region that is deeply divided over the idea of secession.