Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa in the lead in presidential election11/17/2019 4:44:14 AM Sri Lanka's former wartime defense chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa established a lead over his main rival in a presidential election months after deadly militant attacks in the island, early results showed on Sunday.
Louisiana's Democratic governor wins re-election in Republican-leaning state: media11/17/2019 4:40:22 AM Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, a conservative Democrat, has won re-election to a second term, according to media reports, narrowly defeating a Republican opponent who had tightly aligned himself with U.S. President Donald Trump.
Pence aide said Trump's Ukraine phone call was 'unusual and inappropriate'11/17/2019 4:30:36 AM The phone call between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart at the center of Congress' impeachment investigation was "inappropriate," an aide to Vice President Mike Pence told lawmakers, according to a transcript released on Saturday.
Hong Kong protesters hurl petrol bombs in fresh university clashes11/17/2019 3:58:08 AM Fresh violence erupted around a besieged Hong Kong university campus on Sunday morning, as protesters braced for a possible final police push to clear them after fiery clashes overnight.
U.N. warns Bolivia crisis could 'spin out of control' as death toll mounts11/17/2019 3:53:20 AM The United Nations warned on Saturday violence in Bolivia could "spin out of control" following recent skirmishes between security forces and coca farmers loyal to ousted President Evo Morales that have left nine dead.
Chile police stopped rescue workers helping dying protester: human rights watchdog11/17/2019 3:50:46 AM Chile's independent human rights watchdog said on Saturday it would file a formal complaint for murder against police officers who allegedly prevented paramedics from attending a heart attack victim amid a protest Friday.
Hong Kong riot police fire tear gas near university campus11/17/2019 3:20:32 AM Hong Kong riot police fired volleys of tear gas at protesters emerging from a university campus on Sunday, according to a Reuters witness, as overnight violence restarted.
China, U.S. had 'constructive' phone call on trade: Xinhua11/17/2019 2:56:43 AM China and United States had "constructive talks" on trade in a high-level phone call on Saturday, state media Xinhua said.
U.S. says no plans to send asylum seekers to remote Guatemalan regions11/17/2019 2:53:58 AM The U.S. government said on Saturday that it had no plans to send asylum seekers to remote regions in Guatemala after the Central American country floated the plan during negotiations for a bilateral migration agreement this week.
UK PM Johnson's Conservatives have highest support since 2017: polls11/17/2019 2:23:29 AM British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party have the highest level of support since 2017, according to opinion polls published on Saturday.
UK PM Johnson: All Conservative election candidates pledge to back my Brexit deal11/17/2019 2:23:29 AM British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that all Conservative Party candidates in the Dec. 12 election have pledged to back his Brexit deal, opening the door to getting the agreement passed through parliament if the party were to win a majority.
UK's Johnson has 16-point lead over Labour before election: Opinium poll11/17/2019 2:05:55 AM British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has a 16-point lead over the opposition Labour Party, according to an opinion poll published by Opinium Research on Saturday, ahead of next month's election.
UK's Johnson extends lead over Labour before election: poll11/17/2019 2:05:55 AM British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has a 15-point lead over the opposition Labour Party, according to an opinion poll published by the Mail on Sunday ahead of next month's election.
Paris police use tear gas, water cannon on 'yellow vest' protests anniversary11/17/2019 2:00:19 AM Demonstrators torched cars and pelted police with stones and bottles and police fired tear gas and water cannon in Paris on Saturday as rallies to mark the first anniversary of the anti-government "yellow vest" demonstrations erupted into violence.
Buttigieg surges ahead of Democratic rivals in Iowa: poll11/17/2019 1:48:31 AM South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg holds a clear lead among Democratic presidential candidates in Iowa, the state that will hold the first nominating contest in February, a new Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom opinion poll showed on Saturday.
Nissan recalls nearly 400,00 vehicles over braking system defect11/17/2019 12:28:02 AM Japan's Nissan Motor Co Ltd has said it is recalling 394,025 cars in the United States over a braking system defect, causing concerns that a brake fluid leak could potentially lead to a fire.
Britain's Prince Andrew 'categorically' denies sex claims11/16/2019 11:28:44 PM Britain's Prince Andrew said he could not have had sex with a teenage girl at a socialite's London home because he returned to his house after a children's party on the night in question and has no recollection of ever meeting her.
Trump pardons Army officers, restores Navy SEAL's rank in war crimes cases11/16/2019 11:19:13 PM U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday pardoned two Army officers accused of war crimes in Afghanistan and restored the rank of a Navy SEAL platoon commander who was demoted for actions in Iraq, a move critics have said would undermine military justice and send a message that battlefield atrocities will be tolerated.
Chinese soldiers help clean up Hong Kong streets, but violence flares again11/16/2019 6:25:09 PM Police fired tear gas while protesters threw petrol bombs and fired arrows in clashes outside Hong Kong's Polytechnic University on Saturday, just hours after Chinese soldiers made a rare appearance to help clean up the city's streets.
Polls close in Sri Lanka presidential poll marred by violence11/16/2019 5:51:33 PM Polls have closed in Sri Lanka where elections were held on Saturday for a new president of the tourism-dependent island nation still struggling to recover from the Easter Sunday militant attacks which killed more than 250 people.