ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: FM: Turkey hasn’t shared Khashoggi audio with US

ANKARA, Turkey— 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): 12:40 p.m. Turkey’s foreign minister says his country has not shared any audio recordings from Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance with U.S. officials. … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: FM: Turkey hasn’t shared Khashoggi audio with US

MOSCOW | Putin’s ex-bodyguard rejects TV debate after duel challenge

MOSCOW  — President Vladimir Putin’s former bodyguard has rejected an opposition leader’s invitation for a television debate after challenging him to a duel. Gen. Viktor Zolotov, chief of Russia’s National Guard and Putin’s long-time bodyguard, recorded a rare video address to opposition leader Alexei Navalny last month, challenging him to a duel over his investigation … Continue reading MOSCOW | Putin’s ex-bodyguard rejects TV debate after duel challenge

SHANGHAI  | Kim leads LPGA Shanghai by 1 stroke after 2 rounds

SHANGHAI  — Sei Young Kim led the LPGA Shanghai by one stroke at the halfway point after shooting a 5-under-par 67 in the second round on Friday. Kim made six birdies, including four straight from the sixth hole, to move to a 10-under 134 total. Her only setback was a bogey on the par-4 15th. … Continue reading SHANGHAI  | Kim leads LPGA Shanghai by 1 stroke after 2 rounds

SKOPJE, Macedonia | Macedonian lawmakers gear up for vote to amend constitution

SKOPJE, Macedonia — Macedonia’s parliament is resuming a debate on proposed constitutional changes to rename the country North Macedonia, changes that would allow it to join NATO following a deal with neighboring Greece. It is unclear whether the left-led government will secure the two-thirds majority in the 120-seat house that is needed for the drafting … Continue reading SKOPJE, Macedonia | Macedonian lawmakers gear up for vote to amend constitution

KABUL, Afghanistan | The Latest: Afghan polling in Kandahar postponed over attack

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Latest on the situation in Afghanistan ahead of the country’s parliamentary election on Saturday (all times local): 1 p.m. Afghanistan’s election commission has postponed Saturday’s elections in Kandahar province for a week, following a deadly attack there that killed at least two senior provincial officials, including its powerful police chief. The … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | The Latest: Afghan polling in Kandahar postponed over attack

TOKYO | Japan orders maker to fix questionable quake shock absorbers

TOKYO — The Japanese government has ordered a company that falsified quality data for earthquake “shock absorbers” used in hundreds of buildings to speed up an investigation and fix any problems quickly. KYB Corp. said this week that it and a subsidiary had been faking data on the equipment designed to absorb quake shakings since … Continue reading TOKYO | Japan orders maker to fix questionable quake shock absorbers

LONDON  | Radical preacher Anjem Choudary released from UK prison

LONDON  — Anjem Choudary, a radical preacher convicted of inviting support for the Islamic State group, has been released from a British prison. The 51-year-old left the high security Belmarsh prison in southeast London on Friday and will be subject to a strict supervision regime. Prime Minister Theresa May says authorities are equipped to supervise … Continue reading LONDON  | Radical preacher Anjem Choudary released from UK prison