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Senate backs bill to avert shutdown, boost military spending

By MATTHEW DALY

The Senate has approved a wide-ranging $854 billion bill that provides a fix to keep the government open through Dec. 7 and funds the military and a host of civilian agencies.

Senate backs bill to avert shutdown, boost military spending

WASHINGTON-- The Senate has approved a wide-ranging $854 billion bill that provides a fix to keep the government open through Dec. 7 and funds the military and a host of civilian agencies.

Greece to move 2,000 out of overcrowded Lesbos migrant camp

By ELENA BECATOROS and MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS

Some 2,000 asylum-seekers will be moved out of a severely overcrowded migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos this month, a Greek official said Tuesday as charities slammed conditions at the camp, which has raw sewage running out of its main entrance.

Amnesty calls Egypt an 'open-air prison' for critics

By HAMZA HENDAWI

Egypt's crackdown on freedom of expression under the rule of general-turned-president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has reached "alarming" and "unprecedented" levels, Amnesty International said Tuesday, calling for the unconditional release of Egyptians jailed for peacefully expressing their views.

Greece to move 2,000 out of overcrowded Lesbos migrant camp

By ELENA BECATOROS and MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS

Some 2,000 asylum-seekers will be moved out of a severely overcrowded migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos this month, a Greek official said Tuesday as charities slammed conditions at the camp, which has raw sewage running out of its main entrance.

Amnesty calls Egypt an 'open-air prison' for critics

By HAMZA HENDAWI

Egypt's crackdown on freedom of expression under the rule of general-turned-president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has reached "alarming" and "unprecedented" levels, Amnesty International said Tuesday, calling for the unconditional release of Egyptians jailed for peacefully expressing their views.

Syria's government and opposition welcome Idlib deal

By BASSEM MROUE

Syria welcomed Tuesday the Turkey-Russia deal declaring a demilitarized zone around Idlib province but vowed to keep up its campaign against "terrorism," either through military action or reconciliation deals with the opposition.

Syria's government and opposition welcome Idlib deal

By BASSEM MROUE

Syria welcomed Tuesday the Turkey-Russia deal declaring a demilitarized zone around Idlib province but vowed to keep up its campaign against "terrorism," either through military action or reconciliation deals with the opposition.

Lawsuits filed over St. Louis police 'kettling' practice

By JIM SALTER

More than a dozen people arrested in a police "kettle" during a 2017 protest in St. Louis are suing the city, police officers and their supervisors, alleging they were roughed up, pepper sprayed and illegally detained.

The Latest: Van Dyke's partner testifies at murder trial

The Latest on the trial of a Chicago police officer charge with murder in the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald (all times local): 11 a.m.

EU enlargement chief urges Macedonians to back name deal

Macedonia will take a big step to joining the European Union if the country supports a name change to "North Macedonia," the official in charge of the bloc's enlargement negotiations said Tuesday.

EU enlargement chief urges Macedonians to back name deal

Macedonia will take a big step to joining the European Union if the country supports a name change to "North Macedonia," the official in charge of the bloc's enlargement negotiations said Tuesday.

Pope gives bishops more decision-making options

By NICOLE WINFIELD

Pope Francis decreed on Tuesday that ordinary Catholics should be consulted about issues facing the Catholic Church and that bishops gathering for periodic meetings can make binding decisions on church teaching.

Pope gives bishops more decision-making options

By NICOLE WINFIELD

Pope Francis decreed on Tuesday that ordinary Catholics should be consulted about issues facing the Catholic Church and that bishops gathering for periodic meetings can make binding decisions on church teaching.

Pope role in study of Argentine sex abuse case in spotlight

By LUIS ANDRES HENAO and NICOLE WINFIELD

Pope Francis' role in Argentina's most famous case of priestly sex abuse is coming under renewed scrutiny as he faces the greatest crisis of his papacy over the Catholic Church's troubled legacy of cover-up and allegations he himself sided with the accused.

Pope role in study of Argentine sex abuse case in spotlight

By LUIS ANDRES HENAO and NICOLE WINFIELD

Pope Francis' role in Argentina's most famous case of priestly sex abuse is coming under renewed scrutiny as he faces the greatest crisis of his papacy over the Catholic Church's troubled legacy of cover-up and allegations he himself sided with the accused.

Latest: Suspect in golfer's slaying has history of violence

The Latest on the killing of a champion golfer from Spain whose body was found on a golf course in central Iowa (all times local): 9:25 a.m.

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