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British PM Boris Johnson says he's confident the UK Parliament will vote for his Brexit deal on Saturday

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 11:03am

British PM Boris Johnson says he's confident the UK Parliament will vote for his Brexit deal on Saturday.

The Latest: Venezuela wins seat on UN Human Rights Council

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 10:04am

The Latest on voting for the U.N. Human Rights Council (all times local):

Maldives investigates activist group for "slandering Islam"

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 9:56am

The head of a Maldivian activist group says that police have contacted to investigate a report published by her organization that is purported to have slandered Islam.

Venezuela wins seat on UN rights body despite opposition

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 9:03am

Venezuela won a contested election for a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council on Thursday despite a campaign by over 50 organizations and many countries opposed to Nicolas Maduro's government and its rights record.

Protesters bar Haiti's president from visiting historic site

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 8:32am

Haiti's embattled president has been forced to hold a private ceremony amid heavy security for what is usually a public celebration of one of the country's founding fathers.

Iraqi blogger outspoken about country's corruption detained

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 8:18am

A family member of a popular Iraqi blogger says authorities have detained him, apparently over his coverage of anti-government protests.

German official condemns violence at Kurdish protest rallies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 7:31am

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

Pakistan silences army's critics with raids, terror charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 7:19am

A dozen plainclothes Pakistani security forces have attempted to raid the former home of a human rights activist who recently fled to the United States seeking asylum.

Mozambique's Frelimo appears headed for big election win

Tom Bowker, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 7:11am

Unofficial results in Mozambique's elections point to sweeping victories for the ruling Frelimo party and President Filipe Nyusi, prompting some analysts to question the credibility of the polls and warn that the lopsided result may prolong the country's instability.

FM: Iraq will only repatriate IS fighters who are Iraqis

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 6:54am

Iraq will only take back its own citizens and their families who fought with the Islamic State group in Syria, not those from other countries, Iraq's foreign minister said Thursday.

British PM Johnson urges UK lawmakers to back his new Brexit accord, "get this excellent deal over the line."

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 6:47am

British PM Johnson urges UK lawmakers to back his new Brexit accord, "get this excellent deal over the line."

Russia: 3 US diplomats stopped in explosion area

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 6:39am

Russia's foreign ministry says police stopped three American diplomats trying to enter an area of northern Russia where a secrecy-shrouded explosion at a navy range caused a brief spoke in radioactivity levels.

UN: Afghan insurgents responsible for most 2019 casualties

Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 6:20am

Afghan civilians are dying in record numbers in the country's increasingly brutal war, noting that more civilians died in July than in any previous one-month period since the U.N. began keeping statistics, according to a U.N. report released Thursday.

Libya official: Gunmen kill 2 women, 3 kids near capital

Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 5:27am

A Libyan health official says gunmen have killed two women and three children while they were driving on a highway near the capital, Tripoli.

EU negotiator: Johnson told EU Commission president he is confident he can get deal through Britain's House of Commons

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 4:32am

EU negotiator: Johnson told EU Commission president he is confident he can get deal through Britain's House of Commons.

Greece: 12 detained in Turkey protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 4:28am

Police in northern Greece have detained 12 people who evaded security and staged a protest against Turkey's attacks in Syria at the birthplace of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of modern Turkey.

The Latest: Pence-Erdogan meeting stretches to 4 hours

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 4:24am

The Latest on a U.S. delegation's trip to Turkey (all times local):

Pence, Pompeo arrive in Turkey to push Syria cease-fire hours after Trump suggests US has no stake in defending Kurds

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 4:18am

Pence, Pompeo arrive in Turkey to push Syria cease-fire hours after Trump suggests US has no stake in defending Kurds.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says UK and EU have agreed 'great new deal; urges Parliament to approve it this week

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 3:39am

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says UK and EU have agreed 'great new deal; urges Parliament to approve it this week.