Venezuela leader urges court to review ruling on congress

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's president urged the Supreme Court early Saturday to review a decision stripping congress of its last powers, after the move to nullify the lawmaking body set off a storm of criticism from the opposition and foreign governments.

 

  • Written by JORGE RUEDA and JOSHUA GOODMAN , Associated Press

Supreme Court showdown looms with far-reaching consequences

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is headed for a tense showdown over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee that could have far-reaching consequences for Congress, the high court and the nation.

  • Written by ERICA WERNER and MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

UK to Gibraltar: We will protect you in Brexit talks with EU

LONDON (AP) — Britain sought Saturday to reassure Gibraltar that it will protect the territory's interests in upcoming talks on exiting the European Union amid a dispute with Spain that underscores the complications of Britain's EU divorce.

  • Written by DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press

Civilian casualties in Iraq, Syria undercut US victories

BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State group and al-Qaida-linked militants are quickly moving to drum up outrage over a sharp spike in civilian casualties said to have been caused by U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, posting photos online of a destroyed medical center and homes reduced to rubble. "This is how Trump liberates Mosul, by killing its inhabitants," the caption reads.

  • Written by SUSANNAH GEORGE and ZEINA KARAM , Associated Press