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October 23, 2017 10:31 PM Widow of slain U.S. soldier says Trump couldn't remember her husband's name

A fallen soldier's angry widow joined the stormy dispute with President Donald Trump on Monday over his response to her husband's death, declaring that his failure to remember the soldier's name in last week's condolence call "made me cry." He retorted that the call was "very respectful" and her accusation about her husband's name simply wasn't true. Though 6

October 22, 2017 2:37 PM Japanese Prime Minister Abe heads to impressive election win

TOKYO -- Japan's ruling coalition appeared headed to an impressive win in national elections on Sunday, in what would represent at least a partial comeback for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. A victory would boost Abe's chances of winning another three-year term next September as leader of the Liberal Democratic Party. That could extend his premiership to 2021, giving 32

October 22, 2017 11:59 AM Spain Catalonia: Foreign minister denies 'coup' by Madrid

The Spanish Foreign Minister, Alfonso Dastis, has denied that his government's move to reassert control over Catalonia amounts to a "coup". The speaker of the Catalan parliament, Carme Forcadell, called measures announced by the government on Saturday a "de facto coup d'état". "If anyone has attempted a coup, it is the Catalan regional government, Mr Dastis 10

October 22, 2017 5:33 AM Lions crumble as Eskimos complete 22-point comeback in OT

Edmonton tightens West playoff race after Leos blow 16-point lead Mike Reilly connected with Cory Watson on an five-yard touchdown in overtime as the Edmonton Eskimos fought back from 16 points down in the fourth quarter to defeat the B.C. Lions 35-29 on Saturday night. Reilly also threw a TD to Adarius Bowman and added two more scores on the ground 8

October 21, 2017 4:14 PM 54 Egyptian police killed in ambush, say officials

CAIRO -- At least 54 policemen, including 20 officers and 34 conscripts, were killed when a raid on a militant hideout southwest of Cairo escalated into an all-out firefight, authorities said Saturday, in one of the single deadliest attacks by militants against Egyptian security forces in recent years. The officials said the exchange of fire began late Friday 39

October 21, 2017 1:18 PM Spain's PM seeks senate permission to dissolve Catalonia's government

Catalan activist groups call for another protest in Barcelona over jailing of 2 pro-independent leaders Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says he wants his country's senate to give him direct power to dissolve the regional Catalan government and to call an early election as soon as possible. Rajoy said after meeting with his cabinet on Saturday that the central 7

October 21, 2017 11:19 AM Spanish Cabinet meets to revoke self-government in Catalonia

BARCELONA, Spain -- The Spanish government moved to activate a previously untapped constitutional article Saturday so it can take control of Catalonia, illustrating its determination to derail the independence movement led by separatist politicians in the prosperous industrial region. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's Cabinet was meeting to outline the scope 13

October 20, 2017 1:47 PM Kurdish female militia vows to keep fighting ISIS militants

BEIRUT -- A Kurdish female militia that took part in freeing the northern Syrian city of Raqqa from the Islamic State group said on Thursday it will continue the fight to liberate women from the extremists' brutal rule. In a highly symbolic gesture, Nisreen Abdullah of the Women's Protection Units, or YPJ, made the statement in Raqqa's Paradise Square 8

October 20, 2017 11:35 AM U.S.-backed Syrian force declares victory over IS in Raqqa

BEIRUT -- A U.S.-backed Syrian force declared victory over the Islamic State group in its former "capital" of Raqqa on Friday, declaring the northern Syrian city free of any extremist presence after a four-month battle that left it in ruins. At a press conference held inside the city Friday, the Kurdish-led force known as the Syrian Democratic Forces 9

October 20, 2017 5:40 AM CIA chief: North Korea 'on cusp' of nuclear capability

CIA director Mike Pompeo has warned that North Korea is on the cusp of being able to hit the US with a nuclear missile. He stressed Washington still preferred diplomacy and sanctions but said military force remained an option. Mr Pompeo also said that a US-Canadian hostage couple freed last week had in fact been held in Pakistan, rather than Afghanistan 9