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The Latest: US might help with Khashoggi investigation

Oct. 16, 2018 5:17 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance of a Saudi writer who Turkish officials fear was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 11:40 p.m. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says "serious evaluation" is being given over whether U.S. law enforcement officials will aid in the...

Asian shares up on hopes that US, China will solve dispute

Oct. 16, 2018 12:15 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher on Tuesday, though Chinese benchmarks fell after the government reported inflation rose for the fourth straight month. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.3 percent to 22,317.06. The Kospi in South Korea recovered 0.1 percent to 2,145.71....

Irish border dispute looms large over the UK-EU Brexit talks

Oct. 15, 2018 2:57 PM EDT

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The moods in Britain and the European Union swung between hope and gloom on Monday over an intractable dispute about the Irish border — shifts that came only two days ahead of a summit once seen as the last moment to reach a deal on Britain's divorce from the bloc. After a flurry...

Syria reopens vital crossing with Jordan, UN post with Golan

Oct. 15, 2018 10:51 AM EDT

QUNEITRA, Syria (AP) — President Bashar Assad's government received a major boost Monday as Syria's commercial gateway with Jordan and a crossing with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights manned by U.N peacekeepers were reopened years after the war disrupted their operations. The simultaneous reopening of...

When embassies become places of terror, not sanctuaries

Oct. 15, 2018 3:38 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Embassies, consulates and diplomatic missions worldwide are often considered places of sanctuary, however, not all have been impervious to horrific incidents. When Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi vanished after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last week it prompted Turkish officials...

The Latest: Mourners hold funerals for 7 killed in Gaza

Oct. 13, 2018 7:26 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Latest on the Israel-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Palestinian mourners across the Gaza Strip have held funerals for seven protesters killed a day earlier. Ismail Haniyeh, the head of Gaza's ruling Hamas group, attended a funeral Saturday, pledging to...

US pastor released from house arrest, flown out of Turkey

Oct. 12, 2018 7:45 PM EDT

IZMIR, Turkey (AP) — An American pastor flew out of Turkey on Friday after a Turkish court convicted him of terror links but freed him from house arrest, removing a major irritant in fraught ties between two NATO allies still strained by disagreements over Syria, Iran and a host of other issues. The court...

The Latest: Trump says freed pastor to be checked in Germany

Oct. 12, 2018 7:36 PM EDT

ALIAGA, Turkey (AP) — The latest on the trial of American pastor Andrew Brunson, who is accused of espionage and terror related charges(all times local): 2:35 a.m. President Donald Trump says an American pastor who had been detained in Turkey is "now free from jail" and on his way to Germany. North...

10 Things to Know for Today

Oct. 12, 2018 6:45 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. "IT WAS AWFUL, AND NOW THERE'S JUST NOTHING LEFT" The destruction of many Florida communities dotting the white-sand beaches is being called catastrophic as the storm barrels up the Southeast, dumping heavy...

US increases pressure on Saudis over writer's disappearance

Oct. 11, 2018 5:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump demanded answers Wednesday from Saudi Arabia about the fate of a missing Saudi writer as lawmakers pushed for sanctions and a top Republican said the man was likely killed after entering a Saudi consulate in Turkey. Trump said he didn't know what happened to Jamal...