• In this Aug. 10, 2016 file photo a Cuban and a U.S. flag hang on the windshield of a car in a garage in Havana, Cuba. Diplomats say the U.S. is expected to abstain, for the first time, from a U.N. resolution criticizing America's economic embargo against Cuba. Such a step would effectively pit the Obama administration, with the UN, against the Republican-led Congress, which supports the 55-year-old embargo despite the United States' resumption of full diplomatic relations with Cuba.  (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)

    US abstains in UN vote on Cuba embargo for the first time

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States abstained for the first time in 25 years Wednesday on a U.N. resolution condemning America’s economic embargo against Cuba, a measure it had always vehemently opposed.

  • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, left, is shown the way by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after a joint press conference following their meeting at Abe's official residence in Tokyo, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, Pool)

    Philippine leader Duterte says he wants foreign troops out

    TOKYO (AP) — The leaders of Japan and the Philippines agreed Wednesday to cooperate in promoting regional peace and stability, and acknowledged the importance of their alliances with the U.S., although a joint statement focused largely on Japan’s contribution to Philippine maritime security and other projects totaling a 21 billion yen ($210 million) loan.

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  • In this Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi wait for their delegations during their meeting in the Kremlin, Moscow, Russia. Egypt has made fighting Islamic militants its overriding foreign policy objective, a decision that led to a series of regional realignments that have puzzled Western backers, antagonized traditional Arab allies like Saudi Arabia and brought Cairo closer to Syrian President Bashar Assad, Russia and Iran. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool, File)

    Egypt’s fight against Islamic militancy makes enemies

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has made fighting Islamic militants its overriding foreign policy objective, a decision that has brought it closer to Syrian President Bashar Assad, Russia and Iran, in turn antagonizing its chief financial backer, Saudi Arabia.

  • Undecided voters Damon Holter, left, and Kyia Britts watch the third and final presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump at Bo's 'N Mine bar and grill in River Falls, Wis., Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen)

    Final debate brings little clarity to undecided voters

    RIVER FALLS, Wis. (AP) — As a tumultuous campaign nears an end, undecided voters across the country watched the final debate of the U.S. presidential race with a mix of skepticism and rapt attention Wednesday night.