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Trump sanctions fail to slow Turkey assault; Moscow's allies advance

ANKARA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Turkey ignored new sanctions from the United States to press on with its assault on northern Syria on Tuesday, while the Russia-backed Syrian army entered one of the most hotly contested cities, filling a void created by Donald Trump's abrupt retreat. Learn More


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Hong Kong leader rules out concessions in face of escalating violence

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday ruled out making any concessions to pro-democracy protesters in the face of escalating violence, which police said was now "life threatening" citing the detonation of a small bomb. More »


Just hours left to secure a Brexit deal before EU summit

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Britain must reach a Brexit agreement with the EU by the end of Tuesday so it can be approved at a leaders' summit this week, the bloc's officials and diplomats said, otherwise Britain's scheduled departure date of Oct. 31 could be pushed back. More »


Jailed Catalan separatist leader says new referendum unavoidable

BARCELONA (Reuters) - The Catalan separatist leader hit by the heaviest jail sentence by Spain's Supreme Court for his role in the region's failed secession bid told Reuters a new referendum on independence was unavoidable. More »


Dutch police discover family locked away for years on farm

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch police acting on a tip-off discovered six young adult siblings who had apparently spent years locked away in a secret room in an isolated farmhouse waiting for the end of time, local broadcasters reported on Tuesday. More »


South Korea unveils fighter jet mock-up amid program challenges

SEONGNAM, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korea has displayed the first full-size mock-up of the KF-X fighter jet it is developing with Indonesia, after officials said the program passed key design reviews in September. More »


UK queen attends service for Westminster Abbey's 750th anniversary

LONDON (Reuters) - Queen Elizabeth attended a service at London's Westminster Abbey on Tuesday to mark 750 years since King Edward the Confessor's original church on the site was rebuilt during the reign of Henry III and consecrated in 1269. More »


Afghanistan election violence left 85 dead, U.N. report says

KABUL (Reuters) - Violence linked to Afghanistan's election last month left 85 civilians dead and more than 370 wounded, a United Nations report said on Tuesday. More »


Hundreds fled abusive Nigerian 'school' before police raid

KANO, Nigeria (Reuters) - Hundreds of captives who were beaten, abused and held in squalid conditions at a purported Islamic school in northern Nigeria escaped prior to a raid this week, police said on Tuesday. More »


Ex-Olympic champion and mayor quits Hungary's ruling party over sex tape

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - A former Olympic champion who had just been re-elected mayor of a city in Hungary quit the ruling Fidesz party on Tuesday to limit the political fallout from a video purportedly showing him having sex with a young woman on a yacht. More »


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