• Mexican president defends retreat in face of cartel gunmen

    CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) — Mexican security forces aborted an attempt to capture a son of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman after finding themselves outgunned in a ferocious shootout with cartel henchmen that left at least eight people dead and more than 20 wounded, authorities said Friday.

  • Fighting in Kurdish-held Syrian town despite cease-fire

    CEYLANPINAR, Turkey (AP) — The cease-fire in northern Syria got off to a rocky start Friday, as Kurdish leaders accused Turkey of violating the accord with continued fighting at a key border town while casting doubt on provisions in the U.S.-brokered deal with Ankara.

  • Johnson urges support for Brexit deal before knife-edge vote

    LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson worked behind the scenes Friday to win enough support to push his new Brexit deal through the fractious British Parliament and pave the way for Britain — finally — to leave the European Union in two weeks.

  • Marches and strikes rattle Catalonia amid separatist anger

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Masses of flag-waving demonstrators demanding Catalonia’s independence and the release from prison of separatist leaders jammed downtown Barcelona on Friday as the northeastern Spanish region endured its fifth straight day of unrest.

  • The Latest: Macron: Turkish offensive ‘madness’

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

  • Yes or No? Vital vote on Brexit plan set for Saturday in UK

    LONDON (AP) — 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. Various scenarios may be put in motion by the vote.

  • The Latest: Dutch party to wave goodbye to UK will go ahead

    LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local):

  • Correction: South Sudan-Fragile Peace story

    JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — In a story Oct. 16 about South Sudan, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the opposition’s deputy chairman, Henry Odwar, said a 3,000-member force was for opposition leader Riek Machar’s protection.

  • The Latest: Pence, Pompeo arrive for Erdogan meetings

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local):

  • High anxiety in Brussels: Will Brexit deal be clinched?

    BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s career of disdain for the European Union was a thing of the past on Thursday as he and the bloc’s leaders celebrated their long-sought Brexit deal. He now faces an opponent closer to home: his own Parliament.