The Latest: Lebanon party pulls out of embattled government

The Latest on anti-government protests in Lebanon (all times local): 12:20 a.m. A Lebanese Christian leader has asked his four ministers in the Cabinet to resign amid nationwide protests against the country’s political elite. Samir Geagea, who heads the right-wing Lebanese Forces party, said late Saturday he no longer believes the current national unity government headed by Premier Saad Hariri …

The Canadian Election’s Surprise Influencer Is A Buffalo Website Targeting Canadians With Viral Disinformation

Despite Ottawa’s widespread efforts to prevent online disinformation from distorting the election campaign, a website based in Buffalo, New York, has been freely posting viral stories about Canadian politicians that have no apparent basis in fact — and there’s nothing the Canadian government can do to stop it. Since the beginning of the year, the Buffalo Chronicle has published unsigned …

The Stunning Escape of El Chapo’s Son: It’s Like ‘a Bad Netflix Show’

MEXICO CITY — Escape, it seems, is a trait shared in the Guzmán family. So is embarrassing the government of Mexico. Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the drug lord known as El Chapo, eluded the grasp of the government numerous times — in tunnels, behind closets, beneath bathtubs and through steep ravines in the remote mountains of Sinaloa. He even managed to …

Gunbattle erupts in Mexico during attempted arrest

A handout photo made available by El Debate de Sinaloa shows clashes between armed groups and federal forces, in Culiacan, Mexico, October 17, 2019. (Photo: Luis Gerardo Magana/ El Debate de Sinaloa/EPA-EFE) Mexico’s defense minister said Friday that a botched attempt to arrest the son of convicted drug kingpin El Chapo had been poorly and hastily planned, triggering a deadly gunbattle with armed civilians and …

Despair in Burgundy and beyond, as US tariffs hit EU goods

French vintners are begging for government aid. Italian farmers are scrambling for new export markets. And American shoppers are about to face supermarket sticker shock on European products. Some $7.5 billion in U.S. tariffs on European food, wine and other goods took effect Friday, in response to illegal EU subsidies to planemaker Airbus. The U.S. is also accused of illegal …

Qatar, facing unbearable heat, has begun to air-condition the outdoors

Click any temperature underlined in the story to convert between Celsius and Fahrenheit DOHA, Qatar — It was 116 degrees Fahrenheit (46.7 degrees Celsius) in the shade outside the new Al Janoub soccer stadium, and the air felt to air-conditioning expert Saud Ghani as if God had pointed “a giant hair dryer” at Qatar. Yet inside the open-air stadium, a …

Boris Johnson Strikes Brexit Deal With E.U.

BRUSSELS — Britain and the European Union agreed on the draft text of a Brexit deal on Thursday, an 11th-hour breakthrough in Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s effort to settle his country’s anguished, yearslong debate over Brexit and pave the way for its departure from the bloc. The deal must still clear several hurdles, including approval from Europe’s leaders and, most …

Michael McKinley testifies in Ukraine probe

CLOSE Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide WASHINGTON – P. Michael McKinley, a former senior adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, testified Wednesday before the House impeachment panel amid ongoing questions about the ouster of the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine and a shadow foreign policy operation run by Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer. McKinley told lawmakers he quit …

The Latest: US envoy urges Turkey to stop Syria offensive

The latest on Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 12:45 a.m. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations is urging Turkey to halt its offensive in northeastern Syria “and declare a cease-fire immediately.” Kelly Craft said Wednesday that a delegation led by Vice President Mike Pence is heading to Turkey “to press for an immediate cease-fire and the …