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Brexit vote derailed at last minute by rebel lawmakers; Boris Johnson pledges not to negotiate a delay
by Adam Shaw on October 19, 2019 at 1:48 pm
A crucial vote on U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal was facing a last-ditch bid by anti-Brexit MPs to derail it hours before lawmakers were due to cast their votes -- as thousands protested outside Parliament.
Botched capture of El Chapo's son stemmed from US warrant; drug lord's family to compensate victims' families
by Robert Gearty on October 19, 2019 at 1:29 pm
Mexico’s botched effort to capture one of infamous druglord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán’s sons was the result of an arrest warrant from the U.S., according to a report.
Chile capital hit by violent protests over metro fare hikes; state of emergency declared
on October 19, 2019 at 11:24 am
Subway service in Chile's capital was suspended Friday, trapping hundreds of thousands of commuters on their way home from work, after high school students flooded subway stations, jumping turnstiles, dodging fares and vandalizing stations as part of protests against a fare hike.
US slaps new sanctions on Cuba over human rights record, support of Venezuela
by Morgan Phillips on October 19, 2019 at 2:03 am
The U.S. Commerce Department announced Friday it will impose new sanctions on Cuba over its human rights record and its support of the Venezuelan government.
Honduran president's brother convicted in drug conspiracy, witnesses accuse president of enabling
by Morgan Phillips on October 18, 2019 at 8:10 pm
A New York City jury convicted the brother of the Honduran president Friday on cocaine trafficking charges in a massive drug conspiracy case. Prosecutors said he relied on “state sponsored drug trafficking” enabled by his brother, the Central American leader.
Hong Kong demonstrators parody Xi Jinping, LeBron James to protest government ban on masks
on October 18, 2019 at 6:12 pm
Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters took to the streets Friday wearing masks of President Xi Jinping, LeBron James and various cartoon characters in a show of defiance against a government ban on face coverings.
Rep. Dan Crenshaw on Syria cease-fire: Trump's rapid pullout decision created 'chaos'
by Julia Musto on October 18, 2019 at 5:36 pm
The Trump administration should have handled the conflict in Turkey and Syria with more careful consideration, Representative Dan Crenshaw, R-Tx., said Friday.
Climate change protester climbs Big Ben dressed as Boris Johnson, drapes banners
by Lucia Suarez Sang on October 18, 2019 at 4:13 pm
A climate change demonstrator climbed up the scaffolding of London’s Big Ben to drape two banners, calling for citizens to demand action.
Dozens killed in Afghanistan mosque bombing
on October 18, 2019 at 3:20 pm
At least 62 people have been killed in Afghanistan Friday after a bomb blast caused the roof of a mosque to cave in, reports say.
Pro-independence protests in Barcelona spark clashes with police, violence
by Lucia Suarez Sang on October 18, 2019 at 2:11 pm
As darkness descended on the streets of Barcelona, the mostly peaceful protests that paralyzed the Catalan city in northern Spain on Friday broke out into chaos and violence.
Yes or No? Vital vote on Brexit plan set for Saturday in UK
by GREGORY KATZ on October 18, 2019 at 1:31 pm
Britain's Parliament is set to vote Saturday on Prime Minister Boris Johnson's new deal with the European Union, a decisive moment in the prolonged bid to end the Brexit stalemate.
Mexican president defends retreat in face of cartel violence
by ANDRÉS VILLARREAL and MARÍA VERZA on October 18, 2019 at 1:24 pm
Mexican authorities say they backed off an attempt to capture a son of drug trafficker Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman after cartel gunmen unleashed a gunfight with heavy weapons and burning vehicles that paralyzed the capital of Mexico's Sinaloa state — apparently outgunning lawmen.
The Latest: EU Council chief Tusk blasts Syria cease-fire
on October 18, 2019 at 1:23 pm
The latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 4:20 p.m. EU Council President Donald Tusk says the "so-called" Syria cease-fire is "a demand of capitulation of the Kurds" and called on Turkey to immediately halt its operation in northern Syria.
The Latest: Macron says Brexit date should be respected
on October 18, 2019 at 1:17 pm
The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 2:15 p.m. French president Emmanuel Macron has expressed his hopes that the divorce deal between the European Union and the British government will be adopted by Oct. 31, the date Britain is scheduled to leave the bloc.
The Latest: PM says Spain will punish rioters in Catalonia
on October 18, 2019 at 1:12 pm
The Latest on the situation in Catalonia (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Spain's interim prime minister says that mass protests in Catalonia over the imprisonment of Catalan separatists are proof that illegal actions are punished in Spain but not political ideas.