Sri Lanka's election chief says he has asked for an explanation from the defense ministry on why the army commander features in an advertisement promoting a candidate for next month's presidential election.
John Leicester and Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press | PostedOct 16th - 3:39am
Hong Kong's leader expressed "frustration and disappointment and regret" Wednesday over steps by the U.S. Congress to support pro-democracy protesters in the territory and warns they'll hurt American companies operating there.
Joseph Wilson, Associated Press | PostedOct 16th - 1:50am
Spain is on edge after two straight days of violent clashes in northeastern Catalonia between police and protesters who were angered by the Supreme Court's sentencing of nine separatist Catalan leaders to prison.
Elena Becatoros, Associated Press | PostedOct 16th - 1:23am
Russia said it was working to prevent a conflict between advancing Turkish and Syrian government forces on Wednesday, as Turkey's president defied growing pressure and sanctions from Western allies for a cease-fire in northern Syria.
European Union and British negotiators failed to reach a breakthrough in Brexit talks during a frantic all-night session and will continue seeking a compromise on the eve of Thursday's crucial EU summit.
The latest Democratic presidential debate featured a modern record of 12 participants. But the candidate taking the majority of hits was Elizabeth Warren, whose rise in polls has made her a target of opportunity for rivals trying to get attention in the remaining months before voting begins. Health care was again a prime topic, with Warren's rivals accusing her of avoiding questions about how much Medicare for All universal health insurance would cost.