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German Finance Minister Schaeuble says Germany must stick to no new debt policy after 2017 election - Reuters

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Uzbek President Islam Karimov has been taken to hospital, government says; no further details given - Reuters

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Russia-Turkey relations

Russian Prime Minister Medvedev signs decree lifting restrictions on Russian charter flights to Turkey from Aug. 28 - Interfax

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European Union, United States free trade negotiations

Germany's economy minister says free trade talks between the European Union and the United States have failed - AP

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Iraq asks Saudi Arabia to replace Saudi ambassador, Iraqi state TV reports - Reuters

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Photo: French environment minister Segolene Royal announces partnerships in Iran - @afptehran

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South Africa

South Africa's finance minister Pravin Gordhan may be charged this week for graft - City News via Reuters

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North and South Korea tensions

South Korea and US to step up surveillance in Korean peninsula following North Korea's recent submarine-launched ballistic missile - International Business Times

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Kashmir conflict

Curfew and restrictions in Kashmir continued for 51st consecutive day as death toll from ongoing unrest hits 71, authorities say - India's CNN-News18

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Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan

South Korean group places several memorial stones on Japan's Hokkaido to remember Korean victims of forced labor during Japanese colonial rule - Yonhap News

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European migrant crisis

Head of Germany's Federal Office for Migration and Refugees says he expects up to 300,000 refugees to arrive in country in 2016 - Reuters

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Brazil political crisis 2015-16

Last 2 defense witnesses testify in impeachment trial of Brazil President Dilma Rousseff - AP

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2016 US elections

Donald Trump, in Iowa, says 'on day 1' of taking presidential office, he will 'swiftly' remove 'criminal illegal immigrants' - @jdelreal

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2016 US elections

Green Party candidate Jill Stein says solution to Donald Trump's 'right-wing extremism' is a 'true progressive agenda of radical transformation' - @daveweigel

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2016 US elections

Video: Green Party presidential candidate says Donald Trump is a 'walking and talking disaster' at event in Colorado Springs, Colo. - @daveweigel

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2016 US elections

Photo: Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein speaks at a church in Colorado Springs, Colo. - @daveweigel

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2016 US elections

Donald Trump at Iowa State Fairgrounds says of presidential bid: 'This is a campaign about restoring honesty and integrity to government' - @reidepstein

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2016 US elections

Photo: Donald Trump speaks at Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst's 'Roast and Ride' in at the Iowa State Fairgrounds - @thehill

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Wisconsin, US

Experts disagree on value of 'performance-based' funding Gov. Scott Walker will seek for University of Wisconsin system - Wisconsin State Journal

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Colombian conflict

FARC rebels announce final conference to ratify Colombia peace accords, create political movement - AP

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