U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Mogadishu, Somalia, Tuesday. He is the first secretary of state to visit the country while in office. U.S. officials did not announce the visit before it took place.
Mr. Kerry met with Somalia's president and prime minister while in Mogadishu. A U.S. State Department official said the secretary's visit showed support for the Somali government's progress. Mr. Kerry also wanted to give thanks to the nations that worked with the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia.
Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud told Mr. Kerry that his visit was a great moment for the country.
索马里总统哈桑·谢赫·马哈茂德（Hassan Sheikh Mohamud）对克里先生表示，他的来访是索马里一个伟大的时刻。
ISIS claims responsibility for shooting in Texas
The Islamic State militant group said it is responsible for an attack Sunday on a large meeting place near Dallas, Texas. Gunmen shot and wounded a guard at the center. ISIS claimed responsibility in a radio broadcast Tuesday.
A private group was holding a competition at the center for cartoons of Islam's prophet Muhammad. Police shot and killed the two attackers.
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said in a statement that officials were investigating the attack.
French lawmakers approve spy bill
France's lower house of Parliament has approved a measure would permit spying on terrorism suspects.
If passed, intelligence services could place cameras and recording devices in suspects' homes and cars without approval from a judge.
The measure would also force communication companies to permit intelligence services to use electronic "lock boxes" to record data from all Internet users in France.
Civil liberties activists have criticized the bill.
Both Socialist majority and conservative opposition lawmakers supported the measure. The French Senate will now begin debate on the bill.
Obama chooses Joe Dunford for Joint Chiefs of Staff chair
President Barack Obama has nominated Marine General Joseph Dunford, Jr. as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
奥巴马总统已经提名海军陆战队上将约瑟夫·邓福德二世（Joseph Dunford, Jr.）作为美国参谋长联席会议的下任主席。
General Dunford led the Afghanistan war coalition in 2013 and 2014. He also supervised the change of security leadership from NATO to Afghan forces.