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Ukraine's local elections test leader and his young party

Ukrainians are voting in local elections that are considered a test for President Volodymyr Zelenskiy
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FILE In this file photo taken on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks to the media during a news conference in Kyiv, Ukraine. Ukrainians are heading to the polls on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 to cast ballots in local elections seen as a key test for President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Zelenskiy, a popular comedian without prior political experience, was elected by a landslide in April 2019 on promises to end fighting with Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, uproot endemic corruption and shore up a worsening economy. (Sergey Dolzhenko/Pool Photo via AP, File)
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Turkey extends controversial Mediterranean gas exploration

Turkey says it is extending a gas exploration mission in the eastern Mediterranean that has caused tensions with Greece in recent months
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October 25

Lee Kun-Hee, force behind Samsung’s rise, dies at 78

Lee Kun-Hee, the ailing Samsung Electronics chairman who transformed the small television maker into a global giant of consumer electronics, has died
October 25
A Samsung Group flag and South Korean national flag flutter at its office in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong on Wednesday expressed remorse but offered no clear admission of wrongdoing over his alleged involvement in a 2016 corruption scandal that spurred massive street protests and sent South Korea's then-president to prison. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
October 25

Chileans vote on whether to rewrite dictatorship-era charter

Chileans are deciding whether to draft a new constitution to replace guiding principles imposed four decades ago under a military dictatorship
October 25
A worker wipes a chair during a disinfection operation amid the COVID-19 pandemic, at a gymnasium that will serve as a polling station for a constitutional plebiscite, in Santiago, Chile, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. Chileans will decide on Sunday whether or not to replace the constitution that dates back to the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, and secondly, if the current Congress or other citizens should write the new text. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
October 24

Samsung says Lee Kun-Hee, the ailing chairman of Samsung Electronics, has died.

Samsung says Lee Kun-Hee, the ailing chairman of Samsung Electronics, has died.
October 24
October 24

Opposition activist leaves embassy haven to flee Venezuela

Activist Leopoldo López has abandoned Spain’s embassy in Caracas.
October 24
FILE - In this May 2, 2019 file photo, Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez smiles during a press conference at the gate of the Spanish ambassador's residence in Caracas, Venezuela. Lopez left the residence where he had been a guest since April 30, 2019 and is leaving Venezuela people close to the opposition leader said on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia, File)
October 24

Colombia reaches 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases

Colombia reached 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases on Saturday, becoming the second country in Latin America to report that number in less than a week
October 24
Residents line up to take a nasal swab sample for COVID-19 tests, provided for free by the municipal government in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
October 24

3 waterspouts seen around Greek island

Three waterspouts were spotted swirling simultaneously off the coast of Rhodes, Greece.
October 24
Three waterspouts were spotted swirling simultaneously off the coast of Rhodes, Greece.
October 24

France reacts after Erdogan questions Macron's mental health

France has recalled its ambassador to Turkey after Erdogan's remarks.
October 24
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, wearing a mask to help protect against the spread of coronavirus, greets his ruling party members gathered in a stadium, in Kayseri, Turkey, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. Turkey's Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said Friday COVID-19 infections were on the rise across the country and 40 percent of cases were in Istanbul, Turkey's most populous city with more than 15 million people.(Turkish Presidency via AP, Pool)
October 24

Israelis press ahead with weekly anti-Netanyahu protests

Thousands of Israelis have demonstrated outside the official residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, demanding the Israeli leader’s resignation
October 24
October 24

Guinean president wins a 3rd term, electoral commission says

Guinea’s electoral commission says President Alpha Conde has easily won a third term with 59% of the vote
October 24
Guinean President Alpha Conde casts his ballot in Conakry, Guinea, Sunday Oct. 18, 2020. Guinean President Alpha Conde is seeking to extend his decade in power, facing off against his longtime rival Cellou Dalein Diallo for the third time at the polls. (AP Photo/Sadak Souici)
October 24

US legislators complain to Trump on Mexico energy policy

They say government policy favors state companies in the energy market.
October 24
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gives his daily, morning news conference at the presidential palace, Palacio Nacional, in Mexico City, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. López Obrador said Friday that his ambassador to the United States told him two weeks ago that there was an investigation underway there involving Mexico's former defense secretary, retired Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos, who was arrested Thursday in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
October 24

Egypt's parliamentary vote likely to tighten leader's grip

Egyptians have begun voting in the first stage of a parliamentary election, in a vote that is highly likely to produce a toothless lower chamber packed with supporters of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi
October 24
A woman casts her ballot on the first day of the parliamentary election inside a polling station in Giza, Egypt, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. Egyptians began voting Saturday in the first stage of a parliamentary election, a vote that is highly likely to produce a toothless House of Representatives packed with supporters of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
October 24

Nigeria's police order massive mobilization after unrest

Days of unrest and demonstrations over police abuses have left 69 people dead.
October 24
Volunteers sweep burnt out tyres on the roads in Lagos Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. Nigeria's president says 51 civilians have been killed in unrest following days of peaceful protests over police abuses, and he blames "hooliganism" for the violence while asserting that security forces have used "extreme restraint."(AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
October 24

Aurora shimmers across Norwegian night sky

A photographer captured time-lapse footage of the colorful northern lights over houses and mountains in Norway.
October 24
A photographer captured time-lapse footage of the colorful northern lights over houses and mountains in Norway.
October 24

Russian oil tanker suffers explosion, fire in Sea of Azov

An operation to rescue three of its crew members is underway.
October 24
October 24

Attack in Kabul kills 18; al-Qaida leader killed in Ghazni

Afghanistan’s interior ministry says a suicide attack outside an educational center in the capital, Kabul, has killed at least 18 people and wounded 57 others, including students
October 24
An Afghan receives treatment at hospital after suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. The death toll from the suicide attack Saturday in Afghanistan's capital has risen that includes schoolchildren, the interior ministry said.. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib)
October 24

Belarus: Protesters keep up push for president's resignation

Several hundred women have marched across the capital of Belarus in heavy rain.
October 24
Belarusian women with umbrellas in the colors of the old Belarusian national flag take part in an opposition rally to protest the official presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. Several hundred women have marched under heavy rain across the Belarusian capital to demand the resignation of the country’s authoritarian president. (AP Photo)
October 24

Attackers storm school in Cameroon, kill at least 4 students

The also wounded a dozen others after storming into a private school Saturday.
October 24
October 24

Prominent opposition activist Leopoldo Lopez has abandoned Spain’s embassy in Caracas and is leaving Venezuela: sources

Prominent opposition activist Leopoldo Lopez has abandoned Spain’s embassy in Caracas and is leaving Venezuela: sources
October 24
October 24

Head of Sudan’s largest party slams Trump and Israel deal

Sudan’s former Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi has slammed an announcement by President Donald Trump that Sudan would start normalizing ties with Israel
October 24
FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2020 file photo, former Sudanese Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi, left, leader of the Umma political party speaks during a news conference in Khartoum, Sudan. Al-Mahdi has slammed an announcement by President Donald Trump that Sudan would start normalizing ties with Israel. Al-Mahdi said Saturday, Oct. 24, the announcement “contributes to the elimination of the peace project in the Middle East and to preparing for the ignition of a new war.” (AP Photo/Marwan Ali, File)
October 24

Istanbul's opposition mayor tests positive for COVID-19

A city government spokesman says the mayor of Istanbul has tested positive for COVID-19 and received treatment at a hospital
October 24
People wearing masks to help protect against the spread of coronavirus, sit in a public garden, in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. Turkey's Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said Friday COVID-19 infections were on the rise across the country and 40 percent of cases were in Istanbul, Turkey's most populous city with more than 15 million people.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
October 24

Fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh goes on despite US mediation

U.S. hosted Armenian and Azerbaijani diplomats for talks to settle the conflict.
October 24
People try to remove car tyres from a car shop on fire after shelling by Azerbaijan's artillery during a military conflict in Stepanakert, the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. Heavy fighting raged Friday over Nagorno-Karabakh even as top diplomats from Armenia and Azerbaijan visited Washington for negotiations on settling the neighboring countries' decades-long conflict. (AP Photo)
October 24

Ethiopia blasts Trump remark that Egypt will 'blow up' dam

Ethiopia is denouncing “belligerent threats” over the huge dam it has nearly completed on the Nile, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump said downstream Egypt will “blow up” the project it calls an existential threat
October 24
This satellite image shows the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile river in the Benishangul-Gumuz region of Ethiopia on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Ethiopia's prime minister on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 hailed the first filling of the massive dam that has led to tensions with Egypt, saying two turbines will begin generating power next year. (Maxar Technologies via AP)
October 24

UK-US trade pact opposed with Trump, cows and pigs as props

Demonstrators dressed as chickens, a cow and President Donald Trump.
October 24
A mask of US President Donald Trump is seen in Parliament Square, as part of a day of action against the US trade deal, ten days before the US Presidential election, in London, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. There will will be protests held nationwide against a proposed US trade deal, opposed by a number of organisations including Global Justice Now and Stop Trump Coalition. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
October 24

Afghan officials say bombing outside educational center in Kabul kills at least ten and wounds 20, including children

Afghan officials say bombing outside educational center in Kabul kills at least ten and wounds 20, including children
October 24
October 24

Amid turmoil, Kyrgyzstan sets presidential vote for Jan. 10

Authorities in Kyrgyzstan have called an early presidential election for January after the nation’s previous president was driven from power by protests triggered by a disputed vote
October 24
Kyrgyzstan's Prime Minister Sadyr Zhaparov, left, walks behind Kyrgyzstan's President Sooronbai Jeenbekov during an official transfer of power ceremony at the Kyrgyzstan Parliament in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. Kyrgyzstan's embattled president has his resignation after a disputed parliamentary election in the Central Asian nation. It's the third time in 15 years that a leader of the country has been ousted by a popular uprising. (AP Photo/Vladimir Voronin)
October 24

Bulgaria signs 5G deal with US excluding Chinese firms

Bulgaria has joined other Balkan countries in signing an agreement with the U.S.
October 24
October 24

Iran's top leader says fighting virus trumps other concerns

Iran’s supreme leader has urged authorities to prioritize public health above any economic or security concerns, amid the Mideast’s worst outbreak of the coronavirus
October 24
In this picture released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, wearing a mask to protect against COVID-19, attends a meeting with National Corona Headquarters, in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)
October 24

Guinea’s electoral commission says President Alpha Conde has won a third term with 59.49% of the vote.

Guinea’s electoral commission says President Alpha Conde has won a third term with 59.49% of the vote.
October 24
October 24

Tensions remain high between Thai government and protesters

Thailand’s government and the country’s pro-democracy movement appear no closer to resolving their differences, as the protesters’ Saturday night deadline for Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to step down approaches
October 24
Pro-democracy activists display a placard with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha's head attached to a cockroach during a protest outside remand prison, in which some of the activists are kept, in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. Thailand's government on Thursday canceled a state of emergency it had declared last week for Bangkok in a gesture offered by the embattled prime minister to cool student-led protests seeking democracy reforms. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
October 24

Virus, economy top concerns as Lithuanians vote in runoff

Winner faces a rapidly deteriorating public health sector and high unemployment.
October 24
A Lithuanian woman, wearing face masks to protect against coronavirus, casts her ballot at a polling station during early voting in the second round of a parliamentary election in Vilnius, Lithuania, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. Lithuanians will vote in the second round of a parliamentary election on upcoming Sunday during the rise in the incidence of coronavirus infection in the country. (AP Photo / Mindaugas Kulbis)
October 23

Mexico ruling party works out leadership dispute on 3rd try

The Morena party of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has finally chosen a leader after two failed, acrimonious tries
October 23
October 23

Anwar warns Malaysia PM seeks emergency law to keep power

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim says he’s concerned about reports that the prime minister is seeking the declaration of a state of emergency to fight the coronavirus as an excuse to suspend Parliament so he can stymie bids to oust his government
October 23
Motorists drive in front of the prime minister's office building in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said Friday he was concerned about reports that Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassi may invoke emergency laws to suspend Parliament and stymie bids to oust his government. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
October 23

Mexican border state of Chihuahua returns to lockdown

Mexico's northern border state of Chihuahua has returned to the highest level of alert and lockdown after coronavirus cases jumped there and hospitals began to fill up
October 23
October 23

Brazil approves import of Chinese shot that Bolsonaro nixed

Brazil’s health regulator has authorized the import from China of a potential vaccine against the coronavirus, just days after President Jair Bolsonaro insisted he wouldn’t allow doses to be shipped from the Asian nation
October 23
October 23

Mexico rights agency says migrants held without light, water

Mexico's National Human Rights Commission says migrants are being held at some government facilities without proper sanitary measures, with migrants with COVID-19 mixed in with those without symptoms
October 23
October 23

In Brazil's richest city, works to clean a filthy river

The Pinheiros River that runs through the heart of Sao Paulo makes its pollution known with a miasma that wafts across city streets, choking rich and poor alike. It’s an unwelcome feature of the city that is also Brazil’s wealthiest and the financial heart of Latin America. Efforts to clean up the river have gathered momentum, with the state government working to make good on a pledge that past administrations have been unable to deliver on, at least as far as three decades back. While the Pinheiros River is bordered by symbols of Brazil’s haves — gleaming glass office towers, multi-story apartments in the sky and a private school that charges the nation’s highest tuition — it is also home to many of its have-nots. Some 3.3 million people live in the 16-mile river's basin, some in slums and homeless tent cities from which sewage flows into the waterway. “We have no money to live elsewhere,” said Adriana Maria, a 40-year-old maid who lives in the Americanopolis slum. “Politicians...
October 23
Men work to build a sewage system at the Americanopolis community, located near the Pinheiros River in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. Affected by domestic sewage and solid wastes discharges for years, Sao Paulo's state government is again trying to clean the Pinheiros River, considered one of the most polluted in Brazil. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
October 23

US, North Macedonia, and Kosovo sign 5G deal

North Macedonia and Kosovo have signed an agreement with the United States on high-speed wireless network security aimed at excluding Chinese hardware providers
October 23
October 23

Spain´s Canary Islands see 283 migrants arrive in 1 day

Officials say 283 migrants have arrived in four boats in Spain´s Canary Islands
October 23
October 23

Hungarians march to protest Orban’s reach at top university

Thousands of Hungarians have marched on the streets of the Hungarian capital to protest government steps that they claim strips one of the country’s most prestigious universities of its independence
October 23
October 23

Nigeria's leader says 51 civilians, 18 security forces were killed in unrest after peaceful protests over police abuses

Nigeria's leader says 51 civilians, 18 security forces were killed in unrest after peaceful protests over police abuses
October 23
October 23

Bloated public salaries at heart of Iraq's economic woes

Iraq's government is struggling to pay the salaries of its public sector employees, its coffers drained because of this year's plunge in oil prices
October 23
People shop for clothing at the used-clothes market in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. Iraq is in the throes of an unprecedented liquidity crisis, as the cash-strapped state wrestles to pay public sector salaries and import essential goods while oil prices remain dangerously low. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
October 23

Croatia accused of brutality, sexual abuse against migrants

Danish aid workers stationed in the Balkans have collected testimonies from dozens of migrants alleging they were brutalized by Croatian law-enforcement officers when they tried to cross into the country, then summarily expelled
October 23
In this undated image provided by the Danish Refugee Council, a migrant alleging he was brutalized and summarily expelled back to Bosnia by Croatian law-enforcement officers when they tried to cross into the European Union-member country, poses for photographs documenting his injuries in Velika Kladusa, Bosnia. The Danish Refugee Council's officials told The Associated Press Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 that dozens of migrants interviewed by the organization's staff in Bosnia over the past 10 days reported "horrifying" experiences with Croatian police, including "savage beatings and even sexual abuse." ( Danish Refugee Council via AP )
October 23

Sudanese officials: Diplomatic deal with Israel is near

Sudanese officials have confirmed that a senior U.S.-Israeli delegation flew to Sudan on a private jet this week to wrap up a deal that would make Sudan the third Arab country to normalize ties with Israel this year
October 23
FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2020 file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stands with Sudanese Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, the head of the ruling sovereign council, in Khartoum, Sudan. Officials in Sudan confirmed that a senior U.S.-Israeli delegation flew to Sudan on a private jet Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, and met with Burhan and others to wrap up a deal that would make Sudan the third Arab country to normalize ties with Israel this year. (Sudanese Cabinet via AP, File)
October 23

Israel drops objection to US sale of 'certain' arms to UAE

Israel says it will not oppose the U.S. sale of “certain weapon systems” to the United Arab Emirates following an agreement with Washington to upgrade its own capabilities in order to preserve its military edge in the Middle East
October 23
FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2020 file photo, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announces full diplomatic ties will be established with the United Arab Emirates, during a news conference in Jerusalem. Israel says, Friday, Oct. 23, it will not oppose the U.S. sale of “certain weapon systems” to the United Arab Emirates following an agreement with Washington to upgrade its own capabilities in order to preserve its military edge in the Middle East. (Abir Sultan/Pool Photo via AP)
October 23

Presidential campaigns, The World Series, Bangkok protests: The Week in Photos

A looks at the week's top photos from around the globe.
October 23
VIDEO: Presidential campaigns, The World Series, Bangkok protests: The Week in Photos
October 23

Pakistan to stay on terror financing watchdog's 'grey' list

An international watchdog says it will keep Pakistan on a list of countries who do not take full measures to combat money-laundering and terror financing
October 23
October 23

Nagorno-Karabakh fighting rages as US hosts talks

Heavy fighting is raging over Nagorno-Karabakh even as top diplomats from Armenia and Azerbaijan have traveled to Washington for negotiations on settling the neighboring countries’ decades-long conflict
October 23
Azerbaijan's national flag flies over destroyed houses in a residential area that was hit by rocket fire overnight by Armenian forces, on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020 in Ganja, Azerbaijan's second largest city, near the border with Armenia. Heavy fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh is continuing with Armenia and Azerbaijan trading blame for new attacks. The nearly four weeks of hostilities have raised the threat of Turkey and Russia being drawn into the conflict. (AP Photo/Aziz Karimov)
October 23

Huge fireworks display in Dubai

The Palm Hotel in Dubai, UAE, set off a huge fireworks display to celebrate taking the world record for biggest fountain.
October 23
The Palm Hotel in Dubai, UAE, set off a huge fireworks display to celebrate taking the world record for biggest fountain.