After a marked downturn over the past two years, the global economy is expected to gain momentum slowly for the rest of 2013 and 2014 on the back of accommodative monetary policies in developed and developing economies.
US President Barack Obama on Thursday sought to define his administration's counterterrorism policies, announcing new guidelines codifying controversial drone strikes against militant targets, while renewing his pledge to close Guantanamo Bay military detention facility.
A British soldier was hacked to death by two men in a south London street on Wednesday, in what the government said appeared to be a terrorist attack.
Strong indications SE London attack by terrorists
Hollande, Cameron condemn murder of UK soldier
British Prime Minister David Cameron said there are strong indications that the attack in Southeast London that killed one man is a terrorist incident, during a press conference in Paris on Wednesday.