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Chrystia Freeland condemns violence in Hong Kong, sparking backlash from China

Chrystia Freeland condemns violence in Hong Kong, sparking backlash from China

OTTAWA — Chinese officials accused Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland of "meddling" in China's internal affairs Sunday after her weekend statement condemning violence in Hong Kong in the wake of escalating tensions between pro-democracy prote
Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana's governor during Katrina, dies

Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana's governor during Katrina, dies

BATON ROUGE, La. — Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, who became the state's first female elected governor only to see her political career derailed by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, has died.
Iranian tanker sought by US heads to unknown destination

Iranian tanker sought by US heads to unknown destination

GIBRALTAR — An Iranian supertanker hauling $130 million worth of light crude oil that the U.S. suspects to be tied to a sanctioned organization lifted its anchor and begun moving away from Gibraltar late on Sunday.
Far-right and antifa groups both claim victory at Portland

Far-right and antifa groups both claim victory at Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. — With both the left and the right declaring victory following a long-hyped rally that had Portland, Oregon, on edge it seems the liberal city will continue to be a flashpoint in an increasingly divided country.
Chrystia Freeland condemns violence in Hong Kong, backs right to peaceful assembly

Chrystia Freeland condemns violence in Hong Kong, backs right to peaceful assembly

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has condemned violence in Hong Kong amid escalating tension between pro-democracy protesters and police.
Islamic State claims bombing at Kabul wedding that killed 63

Islamic State claims bombing at Kabul wedding that killed 63

KABUL — The suicide bomber stood in the middle of the dancing, clapping crowd as hundreds of Afghan children and adults celebrated a wedding in a joyous release from Kabul's strain of war.
Leaked UK memos warn of food, drug shortages in Brexit chaos

Leaked UK memos warn of food, drug shortages in Brexit chaos

LONDON — Secret British government documents have warned of serious disruptions across the country in the event that the U.K. leaves the European Union without a trade deal on Oct. 31, according to a report.
Police keep low profile at huge, peaceful Hong Kong protest

Police keep low profile at huge, peaceful Hong Kong protest

Hong Kong streets were turned into rivers of umbrellas on Sunday as hundreds of thousands of people marched through heavy rain down a major road in the Chinese territory, where massive pro-democracy demonstrations have become a regular weekend activi
Duane Allman's old guitar 'Layla' sells for $1.25 million

Duane Allman's old guitar 'Layla' sells for $1.25 million

MACON, Ga. — Fans of Duane Allman in Macon, Georgia, say they didn't expect the late musician's old guitar to sell for $1.25 million at a recent auction.
French police suicide rate climbs, French govt is flummoxed

French police suicide rate climbs, French govt is flummoxed

PARIS — Three riot police officers, a police commander, a police academy teacher — all are among eight French police officers who have killed themselves recently. That makes 64 so far this year — and the number just keeps on climbing.