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Federal policemen keep watch at the Costa Rica toll as part of an operation to increase security after cartel gunmen clashed with federal forces, resulting in the release of Ovidio Guzman from detention, the son of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, on the outskirts of Culiacan, in Sinaloa state, Mexico October 19, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

Mexico's foreign minister said on Saturday that President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump had agreed to take swift action to stem the flow of illegal weapons from the United States into Mexico, where a drug war is raging.

Brexit8 hours ago

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks at the House of Commons as parliament discusses Brexit, sitting on a Saturday for the first time since the 1982 Falklands War, in London, Britain, October 19, 2019, in this screen grab taken from video. Parliament TV via REUTERS

Boris Johnson will send a letter on Saturday requesting a further extension to Britain's departure from the European Union, an EU official said, with the British prime minister obliged to ask for a delay after losing a vote in parliament.

World News10 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo briefs media at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium October 18, 2019.   Kenzo Tribouillard/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday Washington remained committed to peace and stability in Afghanistan as police searched for bodies in the rubble of a mosque in eastern Nangarhar province where bomb blasts killed at least 69 people.

World News12 hours ago

Four soldiers and one police officer have been killed in two attacks on military outposts in northern Burkina Faso, the Burkinabe army said on Saturday.

World News13 hours ago

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan salutes during a gathering in Kayseri, Turkey, October 19, 2019. Mustafa Kamaci/Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday Turkey would press on with its offensive into northeastern Syria and "crush the heads of terrorists" if a deal with Washington on the withdrawal of Kurdish fighters from the area was not fully implemented.

World News13 hours ago

Demonstrators carry national flags during an anti-government protest in the port city of Sidon, Lebanon October 19, 2019. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

Tens of thousands took to the streets of Lebanon on Saturday for a third day of anti-government protests, directing growing rage at a political elite they blame for entrenched cronyism and driving the country to the economic brink.

World News13 hours ago

Spain's acting Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska speaks at a news conference after holding meeting with police commanders in charge of the police operation in Catalonia, in Barcelona, Spain, October 19, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Spain's government dismissed calls on Saturday from Catalonia's pro-independence regional chief for talks over a wave of violence sparked by the jailing of separatist leaders, as police braced for fresh protests.

World News14 hours ago

Liberal leader and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau campaigns for the upcoming election in the Hamilton Fire Department in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada October 19, 2019. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

In the absence of an overriding narrative, dirty tactics and awkward moments characterized Canada's official campaign, making it a bumpy ride into Monday's federal election.

World News14 hours ago

People wearing masks gather during an anti-government protest in Hong Kong, China, October 18, 2019. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Pro-democracy leaders called on Hong Kong's citizens to join a Sunday anti-government march in spite of the risk of arrest, after police banned the rally which is seen as a test of the protest movement's strength following months of unrest.

World News15 hours ago

Burned busses are pictured after a protest against the increase in subway ticket prices in Santiago, Chile, October 19, 2019 REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Troops were patrolling the streets of the Chilean capital Santiago on Saturday morning, the military confirmed, after President Sebastian Pinera evoked a state of emergency amid a surge in violent protests over a hike in public transport fares.

World News4 minutes ago

Liberal leader and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes part in a rally as he campaigns for the upcoming election, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada October 19, 2019. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, facing the loss of his Parliamentary majority in an election next week, traded attacks with his main rival on Saturday as a bad-tempered campaign entered its last few days.

World News11 minutes ago

One Turkish soldier was killed and another was wounded on Sunday after an attack by the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia in northeast Syria's Tel Abyad, the defense ministry said, despite a deal to pause military operations as militants withdraw from the area.

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Anti-government protesters gather at the start of a protest march in Hong Kong's tourism district of Tsim Sha Tsui, China October 20, 2019. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Hong Kong tightened security ahead of a planned anti-government march on Sunday afternoon, with some metro services halted and public facilities shuttering as pro-democracy leaders called on citizens to join the protest in spite of the risk of arrest.

World News2 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Bikers go past an empty space where a promotional poster for the DreamWorks film "Abominable" stood before being taken down at a cinema in Hanoi, Vietnam October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Kham

DreamWorks' animated movie "Abominable" will not be released in Malaysia after its producers declined to meet a censor board requirement to cut a scene showing China's "nine-dash line" in the South China Sea, the movie distributor said on Sunday.

World News3 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: An employee of the Clever Leaves company shows a cannabis flower at a greenhouse in Pesca, Colombia, Colombia October 2, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

Australian Attorney-General Christian Porter said on Sunday that Canberra's new legislation legalizing possession of small amounts of cannabis for personal use do not provide legal protection and clash with federal laws.

World News3 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) addresses the audience during the Democratic National Committee's (DNC) 2019 Women's Leadership Forum in Washington, U.S. October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other senior members of Congress held talks in Jordan on Saturday with King Abdullah II and other top Jordanian officials.

World News3 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper addresses reporters during a media briefing at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., October 11, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that all of the nearly 1,000 troops withdrawing from northern Syria are expected to move to western Iraq to continue the campaign against Islamic State militants and "to help defend Iraq."

World News4 hours ago

A superyacht linked to a multi-billion dollar corruption scandal at Malaysian fund 1MDB is up for sale, according to a listing by the yacht broker.

World News4 hours ago

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street to head for the House of Commons as parliament discusses Brexit, sitting on a Saturday for the first time since the 1982 Falklands War, in London, Britain, October 19, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Nicholson

Prime Minister Boris Johnson sent an unsigned letter to the European Union requesting a delay to Britain's exit from the bloc and also said he did not want the extension after his latest Brexit setback in parliament on Saturday.

World News5 hours ago

Argentina's President Mauricio Macri (C), his running mate Miguel Angel Pichetto and Argentina's first lady Juliana Awada gesture, during a 'Million March' rally as part of Macri's reelection campaign, in Buenos Aires, Argentina October 19, 2019.   REUTERS/Joaquin Salguero

Argentine President Mauricio Macri called on "angry" voters to get behind him ahead of presidential elections next week, as he looks to defy the odds and rein in Peronist challenger Alberto Fernandez, who beat him heavily in a primary vote in August.

World Newsan hour ago

Federal policemen keep watch at the Costa Rica toll as part of an operation to increase security after cartel gunmen clashed with federal forces, resulting in the release of Ovidio Guzman from detention, the son of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, on the outskirts of Culiacan, in Sinaloa state, Mexico October 19, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

Mexico's foreign minister said on Saturday that President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump had agreed to take swift action to stem the flow of illegal weapons from the United States into Mexico, where a drug war is raging.

Brexit8 hours ago

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks at the House of Commons as parliament discusses Brexit, sitting on a Saturday for the first time since the 1982 Falklands War, in London, Britain, October 19, 2019, in this screen grab taken from video. Parliament TV via REUTERS

Boris Johnson will send a letter on Saturday requesting a further extension to Britain's departure from the European Union, an EU official said, with the British prime minister obliged to ask for a delay after losing a vote in parliament.

World News10 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo briefs media at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium October 18, 2019.   Kenzo Tribouillard/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday Washington remained committed to peace and stability in Afghanistan as police searched for bodies in the rubble of a mosque in eastern Nangarhar province where bomb blasts killed at least 69 people.

World News12 hours ago

Four soldiers and one police officer have been killed in two attacks on military outposts in northern Burkina Faso, the Burkinabe army said on Saturday.

World News13 hours ago

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan salutes during a gathering in Kayseri, Turkey, October 19, 2019. Mustafa Kamaci/Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday Turkey would press on with its offensive into northeastern Syria and "crush the heads of terrorists" if a deal with Washington on the withdrawal of Kurdish fighters from the area was not fully implemented.

World News13 hours ago

Demonstrators carry national flags during an anti-government protest in the port city of Sidon, Lebanon October 19, 2019. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

Tens of thousands took to the streets of Lebanon on Saturday for a third day of anti-government protests, directing growing rage at a political elite they blame for entrenched cronyism and driving the country to the economic brink.

World News13 hours ago

Spain's acting Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska speaks at a news conference after holding meeting with police commanders in charge of the police operation in Catalonia, in Barcelona, Spain, October 19, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Spain's government dismissed calls on Saturday from Catalonia's pro-independence regional chief for talks over a wave of violence sparked by the jailing of separatist leaders, as police braced for fresh protests.

World News14 hours ago

Liberal leader and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau campaigns for the upcoming election in the Hamilton Fire Department in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada October 19, 2019. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

In the absence of an overriding narrative, dirty tactics and awkward moments characterized Canada's official campaign, making it a bumpy ride into Monday's federal election.

World News14 hours ago

People wearing masks gather during an anti-government protest in Hong Kong, China, October 18, 2019. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Pro-democracy leaders called on Hong Kong's citizens to join a Sunday anti-government march in spite of the risk of arrest, after police banned the rally which is seen as a test of the protest movement's strength following months of unrest.

World News15 hours ago

Burned busses are pictured after a protest against the increase in subway ticket prices in Santiago, Chile, October 19, 2019 REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Troops were patrolling the streets of the Chilean capital Santiago on Saturday morning, the military confirmed, after President Sebastian Pinera evoked a state of emergency amid a surge in violent protests over a hike in public transport fares.

World News4 minutes ago

Liberal leader and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes part in a rally as he campaigns for the upcoming election, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada October 19, 2019. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, facing the loss of his Parliamentary majority in an election next week, traded attacks with his main rival on Saturday as a bad-tempered campaign entered its last few days.

World News11 minutes ago

One Turkish soldier was killed and another was wounded on Sunday after an attack by the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia in northeast Syria's Tel Abyad, the defense ministry said, despite a deal to pause military operations as militants withdraw from the area.

World News42 minutes ago

Anti-government protesters gather at the start of a protest march in Hong Kong's tourism district of Tsim Sha Tsui, China October 20, 2019. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Hong Kong tightened security ahead of a planned anti-government march on Sunday afternoon, with some metro services halted and public facilities shuttering as pro-democracy leaders called on citizens to join the protest in spite of the risk of arrest.

World News2 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Bikers go past an empty space where a promotional poster for the DreamWorks film "Abominable" stood before being taken down at a cinema in Hanoi, Vietnam October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Kham

DreamWorks' animated movie "Abominable" will not be released in Malaysia after its producers declined to meet a censor board requirement to cut a scene showing China's "nine-dash line" in the South China Sea, the movie distributor said on Sunday.

World News3 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: An employee of the Clever Leaves company shows a cannabis flower at a greenhouse in Pesca, Colombia, Colombia October 2, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

Australian Attorney-General Christian Porter said on Sunday that Canberra's new legislation legalizing possession of small amounts of cannabis for personal use do not provide legal protection and clash with federal laws.

World News3 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) addresses the audience during the Democratic National Committee's (DNC) 2019 Women's Leadership Forum in Washington, U.S. October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other senior members of Congress held talks in Jordan on Saturday with King Abdullah II and other top Jordanian officials.

World News3 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper addresses reporters during a media briefing at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., October 11, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that all of the nearly 1,000 troops withdrawing from northern Syria are expected to move to western Iraq to continue the campaign against Islamic State militants and "to help defend Iraq."

World News4 hours ago

A superyacht linked to a multi-billion dollar corruption scandal at Malaysian fund 1MDB is up for sale, according to a listing by the yacht broker.

World News4 hours ago

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street to head for the House of Commons as parliament discusses Brexit, sitting on a Saturday for the first time since the 1982 Falklands War, in London, Britain, October 19, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Nicholson

Prime Minister Boris Johnson sent an unsigned letter to the European Union requesting a delay to Britain's exit from the bloc and also said he did not want the extension after his latest Brexit setback in parliament on Saturday.

World News5 hours ago

Argentina's President Mauricio Macri (C), his running mate Miguel Angel Pichetto and Argentina's first lady Juliana Awada gesture, during a 'Million March' rally as part of Macri's reelection campaign, in Buenos Aires, Argentina October 19, 2019.   REUTERS/Joaquin Salguero

Argentine President Mauricio Macri called on "angry" voters to get behind him ahead of presidential elections next week, as he looks to defy the odds and rein in Peronist challenger Alberto Fernandez, who beat him heavily in a primary vote in August.

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