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Former Israeli chief justice Meir Shamgar dies at 94

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 3:56am

Meir Shamgar, a long-serving former chief justice of the Israeli Supreme Court, has died. He was 94.

The Latest: Spain says ex-Catalan leader has no immunity

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 3:26am

The Latest on the situation in Catalonia (all times local):

UK royal couple land in Pakistani capital after storm delay

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 3:16am

A plane carrying Britain's Prince William and wife Kate has safely landed in Pakistan's capital of Islamabad, hours after two failed landing attempts in bad weather forced them to fly back to the eastern city of Lahore.

Ex-Catalan leader hands himself into Belgian authorities

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 2:43am

Fugitive former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has handed himself in to Belgian justice authorities after Spain issued a new warrant for his arrest following the sentencing of 12 of his former colleagues.

Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont hands himself to Belgian authorities after new arrest warrant issued in Spain

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 2:41am

Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont hands himself to Belgian authorities after new arrest warrant issued in Spain.

The Latest: Kurds say Syria town besieged despite cease-fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 2:22am

The latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local):

France: Person arrested in Sept. 11-style attack threat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 1:14am

One person is in French custody on preliminary terrorism charges after threatening a Sept. 11-style plane hijacking and attack.

New protests planned as marches converge in Catalonia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 1:02am

The Catalan regional capital is bracing for a fifth day of protests over the conviction of a dozen independence leaders.

Giorgia Meloni is rising star on Italy's far-right stage

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 12:54am

Italian right-wing leader Matteo Salvini's once-bold demeanor has turned nervous and edgy since his failed bid to become premier this summer, giving an opening on Italy's political stage to his junior ally, the energetic leader of the post-fascist Brothers of Italy party.

No agreement among EU leaders on launching membership talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 12:44am

European Union leaders have broken off talks without agreement on whether to launch membership negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia, despite warnings that turning them away would tarnish the EU's reputation and risks inflaming the volatile Balkans region.

Fighting in Kurdish-held Syrian town despite cease-fire

Elena Becatoros, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 12:20am

Fighting continued Friday morning in a northeast Syrian border town at the center of the fight between Turkey and Kurdish forces, despite a U.S.-brokered cease-fire that went into effect overnight.

AP reporters see shelling, smoke in Syrian town at center of fight between Turkey and Kurdish forces despite cease-fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 12:05am

AP reporters see shelling, smoke in Syrian town at center of fight between Turkey and Kurdish forces despite cease-fire.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 5:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 10:40pm

A spokesman for the Syrian Kurdish forces says a border town remains besieged and is being shelled by Turkey and its allied forces, despite a cease-fire agreement. Mervan, a spokesman for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, said Friday his group's militiamen are not withdrawing in accordance with the cease-fire deal reached overnight because the town of Ras al-Ayn remains besieged. The Kurdish Red Crescent said its vehicles can't reach Ras al-Ayn to evacuate the wounded.

Pakistan blacklists, expels global journalists' group leader

Kathy Gannon, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 10:10pm

Pakistan blacklisted and expelled the Asia coordinator of global press freedom group the Committee to Protect Journalists, the group's executive director said Friday.

Trump hails Syria cease-fire after playing role in crisis

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 10:03pm

President Donald Trump framed the U.S.-brokered cease-fire deal with Turkey as "a great day for civilization" but its effect was largely to mitigate a foreign policy crisis widely seen to be of his own making.

Trudeau could lose power in Canada's election Monday

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 10:03pm

Ian Bremmer remembers the first time he met Justin Trudeau, at the annual gathering of elites in the Swiss ski resort of Davos.

Gun battles sweep Culiacan after troops locate Chapo's son

AndrÉs Villarreal and MarÍa Verza, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 9:08pm

An intense gunfight with heavy weapons and burning vehicles blocking roads paralyzed the capital of Mexico's Sinaloa state Thursday after security forces located one of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán's sons who is wanted in the U.S. on drug trafficking charges.

UN: September deadliest for civilians in Yemen but new hope

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 3:33pm

September was the deadliest month for civilians in war-torn Yemen this year but violence has lessened very recently and there are signs of hope, U.N. officials said Thursday.

The commander of Kurdish-led forces in Syria tells Kurdish TV they will abide by a cease-fire agreement

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 2:00pm

The commander of Kurdish-led forces in Syria tells Kurdish TV they will abide by a cease-fire agreement .