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A U.S. military convoy arrives near Dahuk, Iraqi, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Monday that under the current plan all U.S. troops leaving Syria will go to western Iraq and the military will continue to conduct operations against the Islamic State group to prevent its resurgence. (AP Photo)
Esper arrives in Baghdad to discuss US troop deploymentsDefense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Baghdad Wednesday, as chaos swirled along the Turkey-Syria border and Iraqi leaders chafed over reports the U.S. may want to increase the number of troops based in Iraq at least temporarily
The Associated Press34 minutes ago
People line up to vote in Botswana's general elections at the Masa primary school in Gaborone Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. Polls opened in Botswana on Wednesday as the long-peaceful southern African nation faces what is expected to be its tightest election in history. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Botswana votes as ruling party faces surprising challengeBotswana votes as ruling party faces surprising challenge after former president broke away
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Chan Tong-kai, center, walks as he is released from prison in Hong Kong Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. Chan, who's wanted for killing his girlfriend last year on the self-ruled island, had asked the Hong Kong government for help turning himself in to Taiwan after his sentence for money laundering offenses ends on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Hong Kong government to withdraw bill that sparked protestsHong Kong authorities are set to formally withdraw an unpopular extradition bill that sparked months of chaotic protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese city
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Chan Tong-kai, center, walks as he is released from prison in Hong Kong Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. Chan, who's wanted for killing his girlfriend last year on the self-ruled island, had asked the Hong Kong government for help turning himself in to Taiwan after his sentence for money laundering offenses ends on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Suspect whose case led to Hong Kong's unrest leaves prisonA murder suspect whose case indirectly led to Hong Kong's ongoing protests has been freed after serving a prison sentence in a money laundering case
The Associated Press1 hour ago
This undated combination photo provided on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 and made by the North Korean government, shows scenes of the Diamond Mountain resort where North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited, in Kumgang, North Korea. Kim ordered the destruction of South Korean-made hotels and other tourist facilities at the North's Diamond Mountain resort, apparently because Seoul won't defy international sanctions and resume South Korean tours at the site, Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency said Wednesday. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
Kim orders South's buildings at resort in North be destroyedNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered the destruction of South Korean-made tourist facilities at the North's Diamond Mountain resort, apparently because Seoul won't defy sanctions and resume tours there
The Associated Press11 minutes ago
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaking in the House of Commons, London during the debate for the European Union Withdrawal Agreement Bill: Second Reading. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's European Union divorce bill faces two votes Tuesday, with lawmakers first being asked to approve it in principle, followed by a vote on the government's schedule for debate and possible amendments. (House of Commons/via AP)
The Latest: EU Council president will recommend Brexit delayEuropean Council President Donald Tusk says he will recommend that the EU grant Britain's request for an extension to the Oct. 31 Brexit deadline
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Anti-government protesters march against early presidential election results in La Paz, Bolivia, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. International election monitors expressed concern over Bolivia's presidential election process Tuesday after an oddly delayed official quick count showed President Evo Morales near an outright first-round victory — even as a more formal tally tended to show him heading for a risky runoff. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
Protests, uncertainty over possible Morales win in BoliviaInternational election monitors are expressing concern over Bolivia's presidential election process after an oddly delayed official quick count showed President Evo Morales near an outright first-round victory
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Demonstrators challenge an armored police vehicle spraying teargas during an anti-government march in Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. Unrest began last week when a rise in subway fares led to student protests, but then spread nationwide, fueled by frustration among many Chileans who feel they have note shared in the economic advances in one of Latin America’s wealthiest nations.(AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
Death toll rises to 15 as violence wracks Chile for 5th dayRioting, arson attacks and violent clashes are wracking Chile for a fifth day, as the government raises the death toll to 15 in an upheaval that has almost paralyzed the South American country long seen as the region's oasis of stability
The Associated Press3 hours ago
White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley speaks with reporters outside the White House, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Trump finds no simple fix in Syria, other world hotspotsPresident Donald Trump's plan to reverse American involvement in "endless wars" has run up against a difficult truth: When it comes to national security, rarely can a simple solution solve a complex problem
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan poses for photos with primary school students from a village of Black Sea city of Samsun, who give a military style salute outside the presidential palace, in Ankara Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. Erdogan has responded angrily to widespread criticism in the West of Turkey's incursion in northeast Syria.(Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool )
The Latest: Pence says 5-day cease-fire in Syria has heldU.S. Vice President Mike Pence says that a five-day cease-fire in Syria has held and that negotiations continue for a permanent cease-fire
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE - This April 12, 2018 file photo, shows the Odebrecht headquarters in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Swiss prosecutors filed on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, their first indictment in investigations related to the Brazilian construction company and state-run oil giant Petrobras, charging a suspect with complicity in the bribery of foreign public officials and with money laundering. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)
Swiss file their 1st charges in Petrobras-Odebrecht scandalSwiss prosecutors have filed their first indictment in investigations related to Brazilian construction company Odebrecht and state-run oil giant Petrobras, charging a suspect with complicity in the bribery of public officials and with money laundering
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Syrian government forces deploy near the town of Tal Tamr, north Syria, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. Russia and Turkey announced an agreement Tuesday to jointly patrol almost the entire northeastern Syrian border after the withdrawal of Kurdish fighters, cementing the two countries' power in Syria in the wake of President Donald Trump's abrupt withdrawal of U.S. forces. (AP Photo/Baderkhan Ahmad)
Russia, Turkey seal power in northeast Syria with new accordThe leaders of Russia and Turkey announce a deal for their two countries' forces to jointly patrol almost the entire northeastern Syrian border after the withdrawal of Kurdish fighters
The Associated Press8 hours ago
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