Mick Mulvaney is getting second-guessed by his critics these days. First, the acting White House chief of staff acknowledged the U.S. held up aid to Ukraine in part to prod that country to investigate the 2016 elections. Then he defended Trump's decision, since reversed, to hold the G-7 summit at his own golf club. Mulvaney said Trump "still considers himself to be in the hospitality business." The comment feeds into accusations that Trump is using his office to enrich himself.
European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says the bloc's leaders have made "a historic mistake" when they failed to agree on launching membership negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia earlier this week.
Paola Flores and Carlos Valdez, Associated Press | PostedOct 20th - 10:01am
There's almost no traffic in the streets. Supermarkets are shuttered. Movies are closed. Pedestrians stroll through open-air markets set up on car-free avenues, then gather to picnic with the extended family.
At least four people were killed and dozens injured Sunday after security officials in southern Bangladesh opened fire to disperse hundreds of Muslims during a protest over an alleged social media post undermining Islam's Prophet Muhammad, police said.
Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press | PostedOct 20th - 5:30am
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived Sunday in Afghanistan, where stalled peace talks with the Taliban and persistent violent attacks by the insurgent group and Islamic State militants have complicated the Trump administration's pledge to withdraw more than 5,000 American troops.