UK Cabinet to meet after Britain, EU reach draft Brexit deal
LONDON (AP) — After months of stalled talks, false starts and setbacks, negotiators from Britain and the European Union struck a proposed divorce deal Tuesday to provide for the U.K.'s smooth exit from the bloc.
Underlying issues keep Israel, Hamas locked in violent loop
JERUSALEM (AP) — A slew of grievances and major underlying issues have Israel and Hamas locked in a spiral of violence that has caused three wars in the last decade and repeated rounds of deadly fighting.
Cease-fire takes hold between Israel and Hamas
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas and other militant groups said Tuesday they had accepted an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire to end two days of intense fighting with Israel that had pushed the sworn enemies to the brink of a new war.
Civilians in Israel, Gaza feel helpless amid new fighting
ASHKELON, Israel (AP) — Loren Amar was watching TV with her father around midnight when an air-raid siren warning of incoming rocket fire blared through their working-class neighborhood in southern Israel.
Slovak president condemns questioning of protest organizers
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's president has condemned a move by the country's police, which started questioning the organizers of recent massive anti-government protests over allegations of staging a coup and corruption.
The Latest: Palestinian envoy: Egypt working on Gaza truce
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the outbreak of violence between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers (all times local): 9 p.m. The Palestinian U.N.
German Playboy regrets misquoting Morricone in interview
BERLIN (AP) — The German edition of Playboy magazine distanced itself Tuesday from an interview in its latest edition with Ennio Morricone, in which the renowned Italian film composer appears to blast director Quentin Tarantino and the Oscars ceremony.
WHO official predicts 6 more months battling Ebola in Congo
GENEVA (AP) — The emergencies chief for the World Health Organization predicted Tuesday that Congo's Ebola outbreak will last at least another six months, saying that informal health facilities have become "major drivers" of the current, deadly transmission.
Gaza timeline: Main events in years of Israel-Hamas clashes
JERUSALEM (AP) — The latest round of fighting in Gaza is rooted in the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and comes after Israel and the territory's Hamas rulers have fought three wars in the past decade.
Russian opposition leader Navalny barred from leaving Russia
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was stopped at a Moscow airport on Tuesday and barred from leaving Russia as he was about to travel to a hearing at the European Court for Human Rights in France.
Spain considers ban on sale of gas and diesel cars by 2040
MADRID (AP) — Spain's government is eyeing ambitious steps to tackle climate change, including a ban on the sale of gas and diesel cars from 2040.
Lebanon's 'lung' to Gulf markets choked by politics
AL-MASNAA, Lebanon (AP) — Lebanese exporters rejoiced last month when the Syrian government opened a key land crossing with Jordan that had been closed by years of war, restoring a much-needed overland trade route to lucrative Persian Gulf markets.
IMF warns Italy's spending plan makes country vulnerable
MILAN (AP) — The International Monetary Fund has warned the Italian government that its plan to sharply increase spending carries "substantial" risks and would leave the country vulnerable to market turmoil.
Chemical attack investigative team to start work next year
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A new investigative team being set up to apportion blame for poison gas and nerve agent attacks in Syria will be ready to start work early next year, the chief of the global chemical weapons watchdog said Tuesday.
UN rights chief urges halt to Rohingya repatriation plan
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief says Bangladesh's government should halt plans to repatriate more than 2,200 Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar, saying such a move would endanger their lives.
Germany: Male nurse suspected of killing 6 elderly patients
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities said Tuesday they suspect a male nurse of killing six elderly patients, and attempting to kill at least three more, after he admitted to injecting them with diabetes medication.
Iran, feeling sanctions bite, looks for outlet in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) — At this year's Baghdad International Fair, Iranian businessmen displayed thick, colorful Persian rugs to impressed onlookers while others showcased the latest in Iranian manufacturing in power generators and industrial tools.
This is heavy: The kilogram is getting an update
SEVRES, France (AP) — The kilogram is getting an update. No, your bathroom scales won't suddenly become kinder and a kilo of fruit will still weigh a kilo.
China's premier reassures region on growth, South China Sea
SINGAPORE (AP) — China's premier sought Tuesday to reassure its neighbors that Beijing will push ahead with reforms needed to support growth across the region and also keep the peace in contested waters in the South China Sea.
At Southeast Asian summit, pushback against going it alone
SINGAPORE (AP) — The annual gathering of Southeast Asian leaders began Tuesday with a warning from the host, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, about threats against international rules that underpin world stability and economic growth.
Transatlantic budget flying gets a reality check
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — For those hoping for ever cheaper fares on long-haul flights, this month's takeover of Icelandic airline Wow is not good news.
US analysts locate secret North Korean missile sites
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. analysts said Monday they have located 13 secret North Korean missile development sites, underscoring the challenge that the Trump administration faces in trying to reach its promised broad arms control agreement with Pyongyang.
Rohingya fearful of doctors keep faith healers in business
KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh (AP) — Abul Kalam sits cross-legged on the floor of his tiny mud hut and whispers prayers into a small plastic bottle filled with water, creating what he says is a potion that will cure stomach cramps.
Turkey: 'Atrocious' recording suggests killer used drugs
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The audio recording of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is so horrific that a Saudi intelligence official who heard it speculated that the killer may have been on heroin, Turkey's president was quoted as saying Tuesday.
After 17 years, many Afghans blame US for unending war
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — When U.S. forces and their Afghan allies rode into Kabul in November 2001 they were greeted as liberators.

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