KABUL, Afghanistan |The Latest: Afghan guards kill police chief; US troops hurt

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Latest on the situation in Afghanistan ahead of the country’s parliamentary election on Saturday (all times local): 5 p.m. An Afghan TV station says the Kandahar police chief was killed when members of the provincial governor’s elite guards turned their guns on their own colleagues and American troops who were present … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan |The Latest: Afghan guards kill police chief; US troops hurt

BRUSSELS | May says Brexit transition era could grow, angers many in UK

BRUSSELS— British Prime Minister Theresa May came under attack from across Britain’s political spectrum Thursday after saying she’s considering a European Union proposal that would keep the U.K. bound to the bloc’s rules for more than two years after it leaves in March. Seeking to unblock Britain‘s stalled divorce talks with the EU, May said … Continue reading BRUSSELS | May says Brexit transition era could grow, angers many in UK

ISTANBUL | The Latest: Britain official pulls out of Saudi conference

ISTANBUL  — The Latest on the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who went missing after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul earlier this month (all times local): 4 p.m. Britain’s trade minister has pulled out of a Saudi investment conference over the kingdom’s involvement in the disappearance and alleged slaying … Continue reading ISTANBUL | The Latest: Britain official pulls out of Saudi conference

VATICAN CITY | Pope indicates willingness to visit North Korea

VATICAN CITY — South Korea‘s president has met with Pope Francis in a private audience, and his office says that the pontiff indicated his willingness to visit North Korea. The South Korean presidential office said in a statement Thursday that President Moon Jae-in “conveyed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s desire for a papal visit … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | Pope indicates willingness to visit North Korea

LONDON | Brexit uncertainty set to hobble UK economy through winter

LONDON — The uncertainty over Brexit that’s hobbling the British economy is set to go on for longer than expected, leaving companies and households in a limbo. When Britain triggered the two-year timetable to leave the European Union, October’s summit of EU leaders was supposed to be the moment a Brexit deal would be agreed … Continue reading LONDON | Brexit uncertainty set to hobble UK economy through winter

MOSCOW | The Latest: Putin blames ‘globalization’ for Crimea attack

MOSCOW— The Latest on the Crimea school attack (all times local): 4 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin has called the deadly shooting and bomb attack by a teenager in Crimea a “result of globalization” and says that adults are failing to offer young people an alternative to an outburst of violence. An 18-year-old student went … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Putin blames ‘globalization’ for Crimea attack

HARARE, Zimbabwe | New Zimbabwe documentary on massacres takes aim at president

HARARE, Zimbabwe — A new documentary on massacres by Zimbabwe’s military has led to harsh exchanges as the 1980s killings challenge a new president who preaches unity but refuses to apologize for his alleged role in one of the country’s deepest wounds. The screening in the capital, Harare, would have been almost impossible under former … Continue reading HARARE, Zimbabwe | New Zimbabwe documentary on massacres takes aim at president