• AP Analysis: Gulf Arab states worry after US Syria pullout

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — For decades considered a U.S. national security priority, the Persian Gulf remains home to tens of thousands of American troops spread across sprawling bases protecting crucial routes for global energy supplies.

  • Turkey defies its NATO allies in Syria, as Russia steps in

    CEYLANPINAR, Turkey (AP) — As Russia and the United States each launched diplomatic forays to end Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday defied pressure for a ceasefire and said the only way the offensive would end was if Syrian Kurdish fighters leave a designated border area “by tonight.”

    Updated: 6:16 am

  • Olympic marathons set to move out of Tokyo to cooler north

    TOKYO (AP) — The International Olympic Committee wants to move the Tokyo Games marathons 800 kilometers (500 miles) north to avoid the searing heat in the city.

    Updated: 5:56 am

  • The Latest: France looks to Russia in Syria, as US withdraws

    AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria (all times local):

    Updated: 4:33 am

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    Takeaways: Warren under fire, 70s club ignores the age issue

    Updated: 4:04 am

  • UEFA punishes Lazio for fans’ racism at Europa League game

    NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has punished Lazio for fans’ racist behavior by closing one end of Stadio Olimpico for its Europa League game against Celtic.

  • Chaos as Hong Kong lawmakers thwart leader’s annual address

    HONG KONG (AP) — Calling her “the mother of the mafia police,” yelling pro-democracy lawmakers twice forced Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to stop delivering a speech laying out her policy objectives Wednesday and then clamored for her resignation in chaotic scenes that caused her to walk out of the legislature.

    Updated: 3:14 am

  • Bulgaria detains 4 soccer fans following racist acts

    SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — The Bulgarian government says it has detained four soccer fans linked to making racist gestures, including Nazi salutes, during a European Championship qualifying match against England.

  • Brexit talks don’t get breakthrough, continue on summit eve

    BRUSSELS (AP) — 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.

    Updated: 2:44 am