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Mexico breaks ground on new airport project outside capital

- Associated Press

Mexico broke ground Thursday on a project to supplement the capital’s overtaxed international airport, finally making headway on a controversial alternative to another, equally controversial one that was scrapped last year after being about a third built.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson walks out to greet NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg before their meeting at 10 Downing Street in London, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

U.K. and EU reach Brexit deal; still needs ratification

- Associated Press

Britain and the European Union said Thursday that they have struck an outline Brexit deal after days of intense see-saw negotiations — though it must still be formally approved by the bloc and ratified by the European and U.K. Parliaments.

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Currency traders work at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. Asian shares were mixed Thursday after officials signaled work remains to be done on an agreement for a truce in the tariff war between the U.S. and China. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Global shares rally on tentative Brexit deal

- Associated Press

Global markets were boosted Thursday by news that Britain and the European have agreed on an outline Brexit deal after days of intense negotiations.

Michael McKinley, a former top aide to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, to testify before congressional lawmakers as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Diplomat says politicization of foreign policy disturbed him

- Associated Press

A former top State Department aide testified in the impeachment inquiry that the Trump administration's politicization of foreign policy contributed to his resignation, while the Senate GOP leader briefed colleagues on a possible Christmas impeachment trial.

US envoy says Giuliani was given role on Ukraine policy

- Associated Press

The U.S. ambassador to the European Union told House impeachment investigators Thursday that President Donald Trump instructed him and other envoys to work with his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, on Ukraine policy and that he was "disappointed" by the directive. He spoke to lawmakers for around 10 hours.

In this Oct. 8, 201 photo, Venezuelan migrant Freddy Brito, who lost a leg when he was shot years ago at a party in Venezuela, uses a borrowed wheelchair to get to the site where he boards busses to sing for tips in Lima, Peru. Brito had just finished belting out tunes on a bus and was crossing a street on his one good leg when a taxi driver veered toward the singer, yelled for him to leave the country and brushed his body with his car, sending his cassette player filled with the songs that in a previous lifetime made him almost famous in Venezuela tumbling to the ground. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

Mounting Venezuela exodus sparks fears of rising xenophobia

- Associated Press

Freddy Brito had just finished belting out tunes on a bus in Peru's capital and was crossing a street on his one good leg when the driver of a blue taxi sped up and veered toward the singer.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., walks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Golf buddies no more? Trump, Graham swing apart over Syria

- Associated Press

The golf-and-politics alliance between President Donald Trump and Sen. Lindsey Graham frayed Wednesday over Syria, with the South Carolina Republican threatening to become the White House's "worst nightmare" unless more is done to protect Kurdish fighters against Turkish attacks.

Africans fail to get UN support for AU-UN envoy for Libya

- Associated Press

African members of the Security Council tried unsuccessfully Wednesday to appoint a joint African Union-United Nations envoy for conflict-torn Libya, in an apparent attempt to replace current U.N. envoy Ghassan Salame.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., right, speaks with members of the media alongside Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., outside of the West Wing of the White House after a meeting with President Donald Trump, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Impeachment probe moves swiftly; ambassador to EU up next

Associated Press

For only the fourth time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives has started a presidential impeachment inquiry. House committees are trying to determine if President Donald Trump violated his oath of office by asking a foreign country to investigate a political opponent.

Vice President Mike Pence speaks to reporters outside the West Wing of the White House, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Washington. The U.S. is calling for an immediate ceasefire in Turkey's strikes against Kurds in Syria, and is sending Pence to lead mediation effort (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Pence's mission to Turkey could be his most significant yet

- Associated Press

Vice President Mike Pence departs for Turkey to undertake arguably his most significant mission yet, seeking to halt a weeklong assault on Syrian Kurds begun after President Donald Trump withdrew U.S. forces from northern Syria.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, with about 34% support, needs to convince a lot of voters before elections Monday that he deserves another four-year term. (Associated Press/File)

Scandal-plagued Trudeau faces tough reelection fight in Canada

Four years after Justin Trudeau and his center-left Liberal Party won a breakthrough election victory, scandals and stumbles both personal and political have taken the shine off Canada's youthful prime minister, and he goes into national elections Monday with a rising job disapproval rating and a stiff challenge from the country's revived Conservative opposition.

US resumes assistance to El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras

Associated Press

The Trump administration is resuming targeted foreign assistance funding for El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras after the three Central American countries recently signed immigration deals with Washington.