Sri Lanka presidential hopeful vows to bolster intelligence

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's former defense chief, a presidential hopeful, says he will empower the state's intelligence sector with necessary legal cover for their duties to secure the count...

Anxiety over Supreme Court arguments pervades Coming Out Day

National Coming Out Day festivities were tempered this year by anxiety that some LGBT folk may have to go back into the closet so they can make a living, depending on what the Supreme Court decides ab...

The Latest: UN: talks to end Ecuador crisis to start Sunday

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — The Latest on Ecuador's crisis (all times local): 7:45 a.m. The United Nations and Ecuadorian Bishops' Conference have announced that talks be...

Esper says Trump orders US troops to leave northern Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper says President Donald Trump has ordered all U.S. troops in northern Syria to move south, but not leave the country. Esper tells CBS' "F...

Sudanese rebel groups seek peace after years of fighting

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's new, transitional authorities have six months to make peace with the country's rebels under a power-sharing deal reached this summer between the military and the pro-democracy mov...

President orders army onto streets of Ecuadorian capital

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador's army took to the streets after President Lenín Moreno ordered the first 24-hour curfew in decades in response to a day of attacks on government buildings and media offi...

Bangladesh court indicts Islamist militants for 2015 killing

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A court in Bangladesh's capital has indicted eight suspected Islamist militants tied to a banned group over the 2015 killing of a man who published books on secularism and ath...

Impeachment dominates, but much other work awaits Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Impeachment may have leapfrogged to the top of the national agenda, but members of Congress still have their day jobs as legislators, and they're returning to Washington this coming ...

Kremlin relishes US pullback from Syria, turmoil in Ukraine

MOSCOW (AP) — From Syria, where the U.S. pulled back in the face of a Turkish offensive, to Ukraine, where the newly elected president saw his image dented by a U.S. impeachment inquiry, new fault lin...

Turkish gymnast's salute could prompt rule change

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — The International Gymnastics Federation is considering new regulations on gymnasts' behavior on the podium after a Turkish medalist gave a military-style salute. ...

UK says fatal crash suspect doesn't have diplomatic immunity

LONDON (AP) — British media are reporting that the wife of an American official who left the U.K. after being involved in a fatal road accident no longer has diplomatic immunity. BBC...

‘Be water’: Police swoop as Hong Kong protests shift tactics

Tearing a page out of ancient Chinese military philosophy, protesters in Hong Kong changed tactics and popped up in small groups in multiple locations across the city Sunday rather than gather in one ...

Philippine, US, Japanese forces conduct joint beach landing drills in S. China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Saturday (Oct. 12), troops from the United States, Japan and the Philippines conducted joint military exercises to practice amphibious landings in Ternate, southern Luz...

Trump says he's an 'island of one' on Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's an "island of one" for removing U.S. forces from northeastern Syria. Trump's decision drew swift bipartisan criticism in the U.S. a...

Rescue efforts begin after typhoon causes flooding in Japan

Helicopters plucked people from their flooded homes on Sunday as rescue efforts went into full force in wide areas of Japan after a powerful typhoon unleashed heavy rainfall on Tokyo and surrounding a...