The Latest: Taliban say they freed US and Australian hostage

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the Afghanistan prisoner swap with the Taliban for American and Australian hostage held by insurgents since 2016 (all times local): 1:45 p.m. ...

Sri Lanka’s new president may struggle to form government

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s newly elected president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, may struggle to consolidate his victory. With many executive powers clipped and the opposition in control of a powerf...

Russia repatriates 32 children of IS members from Iraq

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia says it has repatriated another 32 children of members of the Islamic State group from Iraq. Russia’s state TV on Tuesday showed footage of the children arriving...

Vatican watchdog agency loses member over police raid

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A board member of the Vatican’s financial watchdog is resigning in the wake of a Vatican police raid that resulted in the agency’s suspension from the global communications network...

Germany’s Merkel hosting Compact with Africa summit

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is hosting the G20 Compact with Africa summit in Berlin with the goal of increasing investment in the continent to improve living standards there. ...

Taiwan starts military exercises days after Chinese aircraft carrier sails by

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The military launched a new series of exercises Tuesday (November 19), just two days after China sent its first domestically built aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Stra...

Asian shares mixed amid caution on US-China trade talks

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Tuesday as investors stayed cautious over prospects for an agreement in trade talks between the United States and China. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei...

Taliban officials: 3 Taliban in Qatar for prisoner swap

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Taliban officials have told The Associated Press that three Taliban prisoners released by Kabul have been flown to Qatar for a swap for an American and an Australian hostage held by t...

Border activist to testify in second federal trial

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona border activist is scheduled to testify Tuesday in the second criminal case against his actions as a member of a humanitarian aid group. Prosecutors s...

Could Haley’s role in Trump administration taint a 2024 bid?

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — With the launch of her new memoir, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley has again ignited speculation she may be gearing up for a possible White House bid, perhaps as early as 2024...

Georgia’s ‘turning point’? Debate signals Democratic hopes

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. (AP) — Growth and urbanization, along with President Donald Trump’s struggles among previously GOP-leaning white college graduates, have put Georgia on the cusp of presidential ...

House Dems set to choose leader of powerful Oversight panel

WASHINGTON (AP) — As impeachment hearings resume on Capitol Hill, House Democrats are preparing to choose who will lead the powerful Oversight and Reform Committee. The panel plays a key role in the o...

About that call: What to watch on Day 3 of Trump impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — They heard the July 25 phone call for themselves. And now, Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and Jennifer Williams are set to tell Americans and the world about its c...

White House officials to kick off big Trump impeachment week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two top national security aides who listened to President Donald Trump’s call with Ukraine are scheduled to testify in the impeachment hearings, launching back-to-back sessions as Am...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Nov. 19, the 323rd day of 2019. There are 42 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 19, 1...