U.K. and E.U. negotiators talk into early morning with hopes for Brexit deal

With talks passing a midnight deadline imposed by the European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, Britain appeared willing to make concessions, said diplomats familiar with the talks.

China slams House’s passage of bill supporting Hong Kong democracy as city’s dysfunction deepens

Beijing accused U.S. lawmakers of harboring sinister intentions and said China would take strong measures to safeguard its interests.
“Salvator Mundi” at Christie’s before it was auctioned in November 2017. (Getty Images)
“Salvator Mundi” at Christie’s before it was auctioned in November 2017. (Getty Images)

The Louvre wants to include this $450 million painting in its big show about da Vinci. Its mystery owner seems to be balking.

Controversy over attribution dogs the “Salvator Mundi,” and the differences between “by Leonardo da Vinci” and “by Leonardo and workshop” could have massive financial consequences. The work’s owner may not be willing to expose the acquisition to that risk.
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None of the anger over the multi-year war in Yemen that was voiced in the West ever translated into the same sort of sweeping political action that a few days of Turkish incursions provoked this week.

“Reasonable-man definition says that we facilitated that attack,” one Army officer said of Turkey’s offensive against U.S.-backed Kurdish forces.   

Former top NSC official Fiona Hill testified that Bolton wanted it to be clear he was not involved in the “drug deal” on Ukraine being cooked up by others, including Trump’s chief of staff, according to people familiar with her testimony.

Kurds call Hevrin Khalaf’s death a war crime and blame Turkish-backed Islamist fighters.

Most Arab teams refused to seek Israeli permission to enter the occupied territory. Saudi Arabia was among them — until now. 

The suspect, Anna Bogcheva, worked for Russia’s “troll factory” suspected of 2016 election interference.

The United States has imposed sanctions on Turkey, a NATO ally that houses U.S. nuclear weapons, after it began a military offensive against another U.S. ally.

Battles in northern Syrian towns Tuesday were part of a scramble for territory amid a Turkish government offensive

"We are at the U.S. base in Manbij. Only yesterday morning they were still here and today we are here."

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As other regional powers gain ground, Trump's America is getting the geopolitical rug pulled out from under its feet.

Authorities were looking for the girl's parents, who they believe must have involved.

The death toll has risen to 69, with 10 still missing, in one of the worst storms in decades.

North Koreans even denied South Korea the right to televise the match or send reporters.

The Egypt Exploration Society said a University of Oxford professor illegally sold Bible fragments to Hobby Lobby Stores without permission in 2010.

Zsolt Borkai is an Olympic gymnast and the former president of the Hungarian Olympic Committee.

The country pulled the film from theaters after the DreamWorks-Pearl Studio co-production showed a map endorsing the Chinese Communist Party’s stance in the maritime dispute.

Meanwhile, Turkish-backed rebels launched an offensive in the flash-point town of Manbij.

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European Union and British negotiators failed to get a breakthrough in the Brexit talks during a frantic all-night session and will continue seeking a compromise on the eve of Thursday’s crucial EU summit

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Brexit talks are continuing on eve of summit, no breakthrough after all-night negotiations

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