As thousands of Hong Kong residents kept up their occupation of the streets Wednesday night, leaders on both sides began strategizing with an eye toward the endgame.
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In a striking public rebuke, the Obama administration warned Israel on Wednesday that plans for a controversial new housing project in east Jerusalem would distance Israel from even its closest allies and raise questions about its commitment to seeking peace with Palestinians.
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HONG KONG – Hong Kong police warned of serious consequences if pro-democracy protesters try to occupy or surround government buildings, as they have threatened to do if the territory’s leader doesn’t resign by midnight Thursday.
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- Mexico: Alleged drug boss Beltran Leyva captured
MEXICO CITY – Hector Beltran Leyva, the purported head of a feared drug gang allegedly run by his family, became the fourth brother to fall when soldiers grabbed him while dining at a seafood restaurant.Today 3:07 am - World
- Iraqi Kurds fight Islamic State with aged weapons
MAHMOUDIYAH, Iraq – The exhausted Kurdish fighters leaned against a pair of antiquated green cannons on a hill overlooking this northern Iraqi village, the ground around them littered with shrapnel from fierce battles with Islamic State militants.Today 3:11 am - World
- Turkey considers Iraq, Syria incursions
ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey’s parliament on Thursday was considering a motion that would give the government new powers to launch military incursions in Syria and Iraq and allow foreign forces to use its territory for possible operations against the Islamic State group, although the country has yet to define what role it intends to play in the U.S.-led coalition against theToday 5:17 am - World