Pence meets with Erdogan, seeking Syria border…

A senior U.S. delegation led by Vice President Mike Pence pursues an uphill mission to persuade Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to call for a cease-fire in northern Syria

IMF head says more needed to boost growth than US…

The International Monetary Fund's new leader says a U.S.-China trade truce could trim expected losses to the world economy but won't be enough to produce strong global growth

Catalan Leader Calls For Region's Independence As…

President of Catalonia Quim Torra wants the region to split from Spain by the end of 2021.

The Latest: Johnson sure UK lawmakers will pass…

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he's confident that Parliament on Saturday will adopt the Brexit deal he reached with the European Union

Cuban official says revered ballerina Alicia Alonso has died

An official of the National Ballet of Cuba says the revered ballerina and choreographer Alicia Alonso has died at age 98. Miguel Cabrera says Alonso died Thursday at a hospital in Havana

U.K., EU Agree On Outline Brexit Deal, But It…

If a majority of British parliament members don't approve the deal by Saturday, Johnson will be required by law to request another Brexit extension.

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Saturday drama: Brexit battle to be decided in UK…

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has lost every important vote in Parliament, and he faces a titanic struggle when he puts his new Brexit proposal before suspicious legislators Saturday

The Latest: Macron urges EU condemnation of Turk…

French President Emmanuel Macron is urging his European Union partners to unite in condemning Turkey's invasion of northern Syria and warns the incursion could revitalize the so-called Islamic State group

U.S. Economic Sanctions Unlikely To Deter Turkish…

Analysts say Turkey is willing to face economic consequences to continue its offensive in Syria.

Venezuela wins seat on UN rights body despite opposition

Venezuela has won a contested election for a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council despite a campaign by organizations and countries opposed to Nicolas Maduro's government and its rights record

The Latest: Pence, Pompeo arrive for Erdogan…

Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have arrived in Turkey to mount an improbable push for a cease-fire in Syria

Erdoğan Says He Will Meet With Pence In Turkey T…

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had previously said he would only meet with President Donald Trump.

Putin directs exercise of Russian nuclear forces

Russian President Vladimir Putin has overseen sweeping war games carried out by his nation's strategic nuclear forces

Europe's specialty food makers brace for US…

European producers of premium specialty agricultural products like French wine and Italian Parmesan are facing a U.S. tariff hike due Friday with trepidation.

Hong Kong Leader Forced To Abandon Speech After…

Wednesday was the first time Hong Kong's Legislative Council had met for a regular session since protesters stormed the building back in July.

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Riots darken Catalan separatist dream of peaceful…

Catalonia's separatist leader is vowing to hold a new vote to secede from Spain in less than two years as the embattled northeastern region grapples with a wave of violence

Queuing for eternity: Fossils show lining up is…

Scientists say fossils found in Morocco suggest the practice of forming orderly lines may date back 480 million years

London Bans All Protests Linked To Climate Group…

The Metropolitan Police Service said protesters were made aware of the new changes, but that didn't stop them from demonstrating anyway.

Head of Bulgarian Radio ousted for move to silence critics

A state media regulator is ousting the head of Bulgarian National Radio for switching its main news channel off the air for several hours last month in what is widely seen as an attempt to mute some critical journalists' voices

Epstein-linked French modeling agent accused of harassment

A woman has filed a legal complaint in Paris accusing a French modeling agent who was close to disgraced U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein of sexual harassment

Russian Troops Move Into Syria After U.S. Troops…

The Kremlin has been a crucial military ally for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for years.

China Makes Odd Move Against Hong Kong Protesters

After months of protests by black-clad demonstrators demanding democracy in Hong Kong, China has come up with a new countermeasure—banning the export of black clothes from the mainland to the territory. The South China Morning Post reports that customs officials in mainland China have ordered courier firms not to...

Trump portrays Mideast as a bloody sandbox…

President Donald Trump has maligned Kurds and played into Mideast stereotypes as he tries to justify his decision to pull out American troops from Syria

EU Countries Ban Arms Sales To Turkey

Other EU countries joined France and Germany in banning arms sales to Turkey in response to military offensive in northern Syria.

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Placido Domingo's European cultural award delayed

Placido Domingo will not receive a European cultural award this weekend in Vienna as previously announced

German official condemns violence at Kurdish…

A senior German security official has condemned violence during protests by Kurds in Germany against Turkey's military operation in northern Syria

North Korea Hosts Historic Inter-Korean World Cup…

It's the first time the two countries have faced off for a men's soccer match on a North Korean field in almost three decades.