DES MOINES, Iowa | Mega Millions jackpot hits $1.6B, thanks to worsening odds

DES MOINES, Iowa  — If it seems like lottery jackpots are getting larger and larger, it’s because they are getting larger and larger. Tuesday night’s Mega Millions estimated grand prize has hit a staggering $1.6 billion, continuing a trend of giant jackpots. It ties the largest lottery prize in U.S. history — and is bound … Continue reading DES MOINES, Iowa | Mega Millions jackpot hits $1.6B, thanks to worsening odds

LONDON | Thousands turn out for anti-Brexit protest in London

LONDON — Thousands of protesters were gathering in central London on Saturday to call for a second referendum on Britain’s exit from the European Union. London Mayor Sadiq Khan was among those set to address the People’s Vote March, which culminates at a rally in Parliament Square. Organizers expect the protest to be the biggest … Continue reading LONDON | Thousands turn out for anti-Brexit protest in London

PARIS  | 3 charged in southern France extremist attack

PARIS  — Three people have been charged in France over an Islamic extremist’s shooting rampage and supermarket hostage-taking earlier this year. French regional media reported that the three are suspected of providing help to assailant Redouane Lakdim before his March attack in Carcassonne and the nearby town of Trebes. Four people were killed, including a … Continue reading PARIS  | 3 charged in southern France extremist attack

United Nations News: Security Council Press Statement on Mali

The following Security Council press statement was issued yesterday by Council President Sacha Sergio Llorentty Solíz (Bolivia): The members of the Security Council were briefed on 19 October 2018 by the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, on the situation in Mali. The members of the Security Council commended the signing on 15 October 2018 … Continue reading United Nations News: Security Council Press Statement on Mali

SYDNEY | Australia ruling coalition to be forced into minority gov’t

SYDNEY— Australia’s ruling coalition was forced into minority government on Saturday after a massive swing against its senior partner, the Liberal Party, in a by-election for the seat of the prime minister the party itself dismissed. In a stinging backlash from the electorate after the fourth toppling of an Australian leader by internal party vote … Continue reading SYDNEY | Australia ruling coalition to be forced into minority gov’t

LONDON  | Anti-Brexit protest in London calls for second referendum

LONDON  — Anti-Brexit protesters are gathering in central London for a demonstration calling for a second referendum on Britain’s exit from the European Union. Around 150 buses are ferrying thousands of protesters from across the country to the British capital. The march will begin at noon (1100 GMT) and will be followed by a rally … Continue reading LONDON  | Anti-Brexit protest in London calls for second referendum

NICOSIA, Cyprus  | Cyprus takes in 29 Syrian migrants departing from Lebanon

NICOSIA, Cyprus  — Cypriot police say most of the 29 Syrian migrants who have arrived to the Mediterranean island after setting sail from Lebanon told authorities they have relatives living on Cyprus. Police said Saturday that the migrants, including five women, nine children and one unescorted minor, have so far made no requests for asylum … Continue reading NICOSIA, Cyprus  | Cyprus takes in 29 Syrian migrants departing from Lebanon