WASHINGTON | Trump space force plan is grounded in real needs but hazy

WASHINGTON — With his demand that the Pentagon create a new military service — a Space Force to assure “American dominance in space” — President Donald Trump has injected urgency into a long-meandering debate over the best way to protect U.S. interests in space, both military and commercial. At the same time, his approach has … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump space force plan is grounded in real needs but hazy

LONDON | The Latest: London mayor joins march for new Brexit vote

LONDON — The Latest on anti-Brexit protest Saturday in London (all times local): 2 p.m. London Mayor Sadiq Khan has joined thousands of voters calling for a second Brexit referendum at a major demonstration. Khan said Saturday’s event was a “march for the future” for young Britons, including those who were too young to vote … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: London mayor joins march for new Brexit vote

KABUL, Afghanistan | The Latest: Some polls close amid Afghan election chaos

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Latest on parliamentary elections in Afghanistan (all times local): 5:10 p.m. The closing of polls in Saturday’s Parliamentary elections were as chaotic as the opening with even the Independent Election Commission uncertain of how many of the estimated 21,000 polling stations closed by 4 p.m. local time, the original closing time. … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | The Latest: Some polls close amid Afghan election chaos

MOSCOW | Moscow blocks commemoration of Stalin victims at city square

MOSCOW — Moscow authorities have refused permission for an annual commemoration of Stalin-era political repression victims to be held in Lubyanka Square outside the former KGB headquarters and the event’s organizers have objected to a proposed alternative site. For the past decade, the historical and civil rights group Memorial on Oct. 29 has conducted a … Continue reading MOSCOW | Moscow blocks commemoration of Stalin victims at city square

LONDON | Protesters flock to London to back new vote on Brexit

LONDON — Thousands of protesters gathered in central London on Saturday to call for a new referendum on Britain’s departure from the European Union. Organizers want the public to have a final say on the government’s Brexit deal with the EU, arguing that new facts have come to light about the costs and complexity of … Continue reading LONDON | Protesters flock to London to back new vote on Brexit

KABUL, Afghanistan | The Latest: Afghan official: 2 dead, 22 wounded in attack

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Latest on parliamentary elections in Afghanistan (all times local): 3:20 p.m. An Afghan provincial government official says two people died and 22 were injured when insurgents fired several rockets and mortars at a variety of targets in the Baghlani Markazi district in an attempt to terrorize voters casting their ballots in … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | The Latest: Afghan official: 2 dead, 22 wounded in attack

ELKO, Nev | The Latest: Trump, Biden scheduled to campaign in Nevada

ELKO, Nev.— The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 5:20 a.m. It’s going to be a busy day of politicking in Nevada, where early voting for the Nov. 6 election is beginning Saturday. President Donald Trump is wrapping up a visit to Western states with a campaign rally later Saturday in rural Elko, … Continue reading ELKO, Nev | The Latest: Trump, Biden scheduled to campaign in Nevada

ISTANBUL  | Turkish reaction: we won’t allow “cover-up” in Saudi killing

ISTANBUL  — Turkey will “never allow a cover-up” of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul, a senior official in Turkey’s ruling party said Saturday after Saudi Arabia announced hours earlier that the writer died during a “fistfight” in its consulate. The critical reaction by Numan Kurtulmus, deputy head … Continue reading ISTANBUL  | Turkish reaction: we won’t allow “cover-up” in Saudi killing