Irish border dispute looms large over the UK-EU Brexit talks
LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The moods in Britain and the European Union swung between hope and gloom on Monday over an intractable dispute about the Irish border — shifts that came only two days ahead of a summit once seen as the last moment to reach a deal on Britain's divorce from the bloc.
Report: Ecuador tells Assange to curb speech, look after cat
LONDON (AP) — Ecuador has formally ordered Julian Assange to steer clear of topics that could harm its diplomatic interests if he wants to be reconnected to the internet, according to a memo published in a local media outlet Monday.
And baby makes three: Prince Harry and Meghan's child on way
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — They both wanted children. They knew it was time. Meghan had ended her acting career and moved to Britain to be a full-time royal.
Forensics team searches Saudi Consulate over missing writer
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish crime scene investigators dressed in coveralls and gloves entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Monday, nearly two weeks after the disappearance and alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi there.
Germany deports convicted 9/11 accomplice home to Morocco
BERLIN (AP) — A Moroccan man convicted of helping Mohamed Atta and the other Hamburg-based Sept. 11 suicide pilots as they plotted attacks on New York and Washington was deported Monday from Germany to his homeland.
Recovery of Nepal climbers delayed by mountain's remoteness
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Rescuers hampered by difficult, remote terrain took two days to recover the bodies of nine climbers, including one of the world's best, who hoped to map a new route to a Himalayan peak in Nepal that hasn't been scaled in eight years.
France: 12 die in floods unseen in more than a century
PARIS (AP) — Flash floods that tore through several towns in southwest France following an overnight storm killed at least 12 people, authorities said Monday.
Russian Orthodox Church breaks ties with Orthodoxy's leader
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Orthodox Church says it's severing ties with the leader of the worldwide Orthodox community after his decision to grant Ukrainian clerics independence from the Moscow Patriarchate.
Egyptian president arrives in Russia
MOSCOW (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has arrived in Russia on a visit expected to further boost ties between the two nations.
The Latest: Saudi-Turkish team begins search of consulate
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance of a Saudi writer who Turkish officials fear was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 6 p.m.
Syria reopens vital crossing with Jordan, UN post with Golan
QUNEITRA, Syria (AP) — President Bashar Assad's government received a major boost Monday as Syria's commercial gateway with Jordan and a crossing with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights manned by U.N peacekeepers were reopened years after the war disrupted their operations.
A prince or princess?: Facts about Harry and Meghan's baby
LONDON (AP) — Kensington Palace said Monday that Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, duchess of Sussex, are expecting their first child to be born in the spring of 2019.
Koreas agree to break ground on inter-Korean railroad
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea continued their push for peace Monday with high-level talks that resulted in a host of agreements, including a plan by the rivals for a groundbreaking ceremony this year on an ambitious project to connect their railways and roads.
Iceland seeks financial crash closure with last prosecution
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — The Lehman Brothers bankruptcy threw the United States into an epoch-defining financial storm. Imagine 300 of them going bust at once.
The Latest: Tourists in London react to royal baby news
SYDNEY (AP) — The Latest on Prince Harry and his wife, the Duchess of Sussex, who are expecting a child in the spring (all times local): 10:45 p.m.
Harry and Meghan's baby would be 7th in line for UK throne
LONDON (AP) — A baby born to Prince Harry and Meghan, the duchess of Sussex, would be seventh in line for the British throne when it is born next spring.
Amnesty rights worker is abducted, beaten in southern Russia
MOSCOW (AP) — An Amnesty International researcher was abducted and beaten while reporting on protests in Russia's volatile North Caucasus region, the rights group said Monday.
Children of Islamic State group live under a stigma in Iraq
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — A family of six lost children lives quietly in a small apartment among strangers in this northern Iraqi city.
AP PHOTOS: IS militants' children in Iraq's orphanages
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — In Iraqi orphanages, you find all the ways that war wreaks its destruction, embodied in the most innocent of faces: Children of those killed, children born of rape, children abandoned in the chaos of battle.
Prince Harry, Meghan expecting child in spring
LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and his wife the Duchess of Sussex are expecting a child in the spring, Kensington Palace said Monday.
When embassies become places of terror, not sanctuaries
CAIRO (AP) — Embassies, consulates and diplomatic missions worldwide are often considered places of sanctuary, however, not all have been impervious to horrific incidents.
The Latest: Koreas to break ground on inter-Korean railroad
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on high-level peace talks between the rival Koreas (all times local): 3:40 p.m. The rival Koreas have agreed to hold a groundbreaking ceremony sometime in late November or early December on an ambitious future project to connect their railways and roads.
Climbers who died in Nepal storm included famed South Korean
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The nine climbers who died during the worst disaster on a Nepal mountain in recent years included the first South Korean to summit all 14 Himalayan peaks over 8,000 meters without using supplemental oxygen.
Feeling 'vindicated,' Malaysia's Anwar takes lawmaker oath
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim said he felt "vindicated" after taking his oath as a lawmaker Monday, marking his return to active politics three years after he was imprisoned for sodomy in a charge that critics said was politically motivated.
Australia says US alliance vital with Indo-Pacific tensions
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's foreign minister said on Monday her country's alliance with the United States had never been more vital in an era of escalating challenges in the Indo-Pacific region.

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