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Catalonia's former regional president Carles Puigdemont, fourth right, hold a banner with others during a protest in front of the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday Oct. 15, 2019. New disruptions to Catalonia's transportation network on Tuesday followed a night of clashes between activists and police over the conviction of separatist leaders, as Spanish authorities announced an investigation into the group organizing the protests. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
The Latest: Catalan ex-leader protests outside EU buildingConvicted Catalan activist says the politicians and activists sentenced for their roles in a 2017 push for Catalan independence will take their case to the European Court of Human Rights, claiming that the court conviction is a European affair
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In this Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, photo, released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian troops deploy at the Tabqa airbase in Raqqa, Syria. SANA said Monday that in addition to Tabqa and its air base that carries the same name, Syrian troops entered several other villages on the southern parts of Raqqa province. (SANA via AP)
The Latest: NATO chief concerned about Turkey offensiveNATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has expressed concern about the effect Turkey's invasion of northern Syria could have on the fight against the Islamic State group and stability in the region
The Associated Press28 minutes ago
In this Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 photo, Turkey-backed Syrian opposition fighters fire a heavy machine-gun towards Kurdish fighters, in Syria's northern region of Manbij. Syrian state media said Tuesday that government forces have entered the center of the once Kurdish-held northern town of Manbij and raised the national flag. (AP Photo)
Russia moves to fill void left by US in northern SyriaRussia deploys troops to keep apart advancing Syrian government and Turkish forces in northeast Syria and vows it will work to keep the two sides from fighting
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10-month old daughter Emilia, who was conceived through in-vitro fertilization, smiles to her mother Sandrine Rudnicki, a 38 years old single woman, Monday Oct.14, 2019 in Saint-Pryve-Saint-Mesmin, near Orleans, France. France's lower house of parliament is set to adopt a bill that would give single women and lesbian couples access to in-vitro fertilization and related procedures. (AP Photo/Nicolas Garriga)
French lawmakers to vote on giving IVF to lesbians, singlesFrance's lower house of parliament is set to adopt a bill that would give single women and lesbian couples access to in-vitro fertilization and related procedures
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Monday Oct. 7, 2019 file photo, Turkish-backed forces from the Free Syrian Army, stand in formation during military maneuvers in preparation for a Turkish incursion targeting Syrian Kurdish fighters, near Azaz town, north Syria. The Turkish trained and funded Syrian forces present themselves as heirs to the uprising against President Bashar Assad. But while they include some Islamist and former rebel factions, a large number are Arab and Turkmen fighters from northern and eastern Syria with an ax to grind against the Kurds and a reputation for violence and looting. (AP Photo, File)
Trump threatens to 'destroy' Turkey's economy with sanctionsTrump says he's prepared to 'swiftly destroy' Turkey's economy if its leaders continue 'this dangerous and destructive path' in Syria; US troops are being shifted from Syria to Iraq, Kuwait, maybe Jordan
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A man in a white overall is escorted by Police officers as he arrives at the federal prosecutor's office in Karlsruhe, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. A German prosecutor says the suspect in Wednesday’s attack in the German city of Halle wanted to carry out a 'massacre' in a synagogue. (Uli Deck/dpa via AP)
German security services want more powers to fight extremismGermany's security services are seeking greater powers to fight the kind of far-right extremism behind last week's synagogue attack, including requiring Internet companies to report illegal hate speech
The Associated Press1 hour ago
In this photo taken on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, Glass specialist Claudine Loisel checks the Notre Dame cathedral's stained-glass windows in a lab at Champs-sur-Marne, west of Paris. Scientists at the French government's Historical Monuments Research Laboratory are using these objects as clues in an urgent and vital task, working out how to safely restore the beloved Paris cathedral and identify what perils remain inside in a race against the clock. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Removal of Notre Dame's melted scaffold to begin 'in weeks'France's culture minister says the melted, twisted scaffolding atop Notre Dame Cathedral will be removed "in coming weeks" to allow restoration work to begin
The Associated Press1 hour ago
European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier arrives for a meeting of EU General Affairs ministers, Article 50, at the European Convention Center in Luxembourg, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier is in Luxembourg on Tuesday to brief ministers on the state of play for Brexit. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
EU: Brexit deal still possible this week, UK must act nowThe European Union's Brexit negotiator says a divorce deal with the United Kingdom is still possible this week but that the British government needs to come forward with a legal text
The Associated Press1 hour ago
With airstrikes and artillery, Turkey has launched an offensive aimed at crushing Kurdish fighters in northern Syria.;
The Latest: US troops leaving Syria to move to Iraq, KuwaitA US official says the approximately 1,000 US troops being withdrawn from northern Syria will reposition in Iraq, Kuwait and possibly Jordan
The Associated Press1 hour ago
LeBron Speaks Out on China, Takes Immediate FlakThe controversial tweet by the Houston Rockets GM has made its way to LeBron Land. In early October, Daryl Morey tweeted in support of pro-democracy supporters in Hong Kong, angering China and hurling the NBA into the middle of a firestorm. Now LeBron James is weighing in, and he's not...
Newser1 hour ago
Young people hold up signs in Catalan reading "Everybody to the airport" during protests in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. Spain's Supreme Court on Monday convicted 12 former Catalan politicians and activists for their roles in a secession bid in 2017, a ruling that immediately inflamed independence supporters in the wealthy northeastern region. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Spain targets online group behind Catalan separatist protestNew disruptions to Catalonia's transportation network have followed a night of clashes between activists and police over the conviction of separatist leaders
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Voters queue to cast their votes in Bilene, Mozambique, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 in the country's presidential, parliamentary and provincial elections. Polling stations opened across the country with 13 million voters registered to cast ballots in elections seen as key to consolidating peace in the southern African nation. (AP Photo/Tom Bowker)
Mozambique votes in a crucial test of recent peace dealMozambique votes in a key test of recent peace deal as president appeals for 'total serenity'
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