Last year, the US Treasury accused Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin of being involved in meddling with US elections in 2016.
On Tuesday, the US Secretary of State said that the UK's decision to ban the Huawei 5G network protects transatlantic security.
The manner in which the entrepreneur was killed has reportedly led the authorities to believe that the deed was carried out by a professional.
On 10 July, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordered the conversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque, after a Turkish court ruled that the site's secularisation was unlawful. Following an outcry over the site's status change Turkish observers have weighed up the possible political consequences of Ankara's decision both domestically and internationally.
On 14 July, for the first time in 17 years, the US federal government executed a murderer convicted of killing a family of three, including an eight-year old girl in January 1996, in Russellville, Arkansas. US observers have discussed how the development may affect the ongoing presidential race.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who stepped down from their roles as senior royals in March, have been the focus of attention in the media, with the documentary Prince Harry: The Troubled Prince offering an insight into the life of the younger brother of the future king of England and his struggle to find his place.
Iran has seen a wave of explosions and fires around its military and industrial facilities since last month.
The World Health Organisation proclaimed the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on 11 March. To date, more than 13.2 million people have been infected with the coronavirus worldwide, with over 577,000 fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins University.