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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, delivers a speech at supporters in Istanbul, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. Erdogan says he will announce details of the Turkish investigation into the death of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi's on Tuesday. (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)

Turkey to detail findings in Khashoggi death; Trump, other world leaders call for answers

- The Washington Times

Turkey’s president vowed to “go into detail” in a major speech Tuesday on the findings of his country’s investigation into the death of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, amid mounting international skepticism over the Saudi government’s latest claim that the dissident journalist died in a chaotic “fistfight” at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul this month.

Jair Bolsonaro, the maverick, politically incorrect, far-right populist presidential candidate, was leading his opponent by 18 percentage points a week before Brazil's election runoff. (Associated Press/File)

‘Brazil’s Trump’ on track for presidential victory

- The Washington Times

Plastered across newsstands all over Brazil, a magazine cover of presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro — wearing a military beret and the presidential sash — nimbly captured the national mood here days before the Oct. 28 runoff: “Is this really happening?” the weekly Veja wondered.

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FILE - In this Thursday Oct. 11, 2018 file photo, Patriarch Filaret, head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kiev Patriarchate, conducts a service at the Volodymysky Cathedral in Kiev, Ukraine. Tensions over the imminent formation of a Ukrainian Orthodox church independent of Moscow are raising fears that nationalists may try to seize Russian church properties. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky, FILE)

Birth of a new Ukrainian church brings fears of violence

- Associated Press

The rough-looking young men brought clubs and brass knuckles to the Pechersk Monastery in Kiev , one of Orthodox Christianity's most important pilgrimage sites, apparently seeking to disrupt worship. Police spread-eagled them against a wall decorated in faded centuries-old frescos of solemn saints, then hauled them away.

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 1987 file photo U.S. President Ronald Reagan, right, and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev exchange pens during the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty signing ceremony in the White House East Room in Washington, D.C. Gorbachev's translator Pavel Palazhchenko stands in the middle. Trump's announcement that the United States would leave the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces, or INF, treaty brought sharp criticism on Sunday Oct. 21, 2018, from Russian officials and from former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, who signed the treaty in 1987 with President Ronald Reagan. (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty, File)

Bolton faces tense talks with Russia over nuclear treaty

- Associated Press

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton faces two days of high-tension talks in Moscow beginning Monday after President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw from a landmark nuclear weapons treaty.

British Prime Minister Theresa May walks off the podium after a media conference during an EU summit in Brussels, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. EU leaders met for a second day on Thursday to discuss migration, cybersecurity and to try and move ahead on stalled Brexit talks. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Most UK firms to trigger Brexit safety plans 'by Christmas'

- Associated Press

The vast majority of British firms are poised to implement their Brexit contingency plans by Christmas if there isn't greater clarity over the country's exit from the European Union, a leading business lobby group warned Sunday.

President Donald Trump speaks to media before boarding Air Force One at Elko Regional Airport, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Elko, Nev., after a campaign rally. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Trump says US will pull out of intermediate range nuke pact

- Associated Press

President Donald Trump said Saturday he will exit a landmark arms control agreement the United States signed with the former Soviet Union, saying that Russia is violating the pact and it's preventing the U.S. from developing new weapons.

A security guard stands behind barriers blocking the road leading to Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. Turkey will "never allow a cover-up" of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, a senior official in Turkey's ruling party said Saturday after Saudi Arabia announced hours earlier that the writer died during a "fistfight" in its consulate. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

A timeline of Saudi statements on the killing of Khashoggi

Associated Press

The official Saudi statements on the fate of journalist Jamal Khashoggi have changed several times since he mysteriously disappeared after entering his country's consulate in Istanbul earlier this month.

Sri Lanka to recall peacekeeping commander on UN request

- Associated Press

Sri Lanka's military said that it will recall its commander leading a U.N. peacekeeping contingent in Mali after the world body asked him to be repatriated over his human rights background.

Guards of honor carry a photo of Gen. Abdul Raziq, Kandahar police chief, who was killed by a guard, during his burial ceremony in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. Afghanistan's election commission on Friday postponed elections in Kandahar for a week, following a brazen attack on a high-profile security meeting there with a U.S. delegation that killed at least two senior provincial officials, including the province's police chief. (AP Photo)

US commander confident in ability of Afghan security forces

- Associated Press

The assassination of Afghan leaders in Kandahar province won't lessen U.S. support for the war in Afghanistan or deter local security forces in the fight against the Taliban, the top U.S. military commander in the Middle East said Saturday.

Silenced forever: Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi is dead

- Associated Press

Two days after Jamal Khashoggi vanished into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, The Washington Post published a column featuring his byline and the headline "A missing voice." The space below it was blank.