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Irish border riddle confounds EU, UK as Brexit end nears

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Carrickcarnan, Oct 14 (AP) - The land around the small town of Carrickcarnan, Ireland is the kind of place where Britain's plan to leave the European Union runs right into a wall - an invisible one that's proving insanely difficult to overcome.
Somehow, a border of sorts will have to be drawn between Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom, and EU member Ireland to allow customs control over goods, produce and livestock once the U.K. has fully left the bloc.
That means the...
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22 migrants die in truck crash, 13 others injured

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Istanbul, Oct 14 (AP) - At least 22 migrants, including children, have been killed in a truck accident Sunday, Turkey's official news agency said.
The Anadolu news agency said the migrants were traveling in a truck in the western province of Izmir that rolled over off a bridge. Video footage...
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Israel threatens ‘painful’ strike against Hamas in Gaza

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Jerusalem, Oct 14 (AP) - Israel's prime minister is threatening "very painful blows" against Gaza's Hamas rulers if they don't halt protests along the perimeter fence that have led to clashes with Israeli troops.
Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Israel is very close to waging a "different kind...
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Iran’s president seeks to downplay US oil sanctions

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Tehran, Oct 14 (AP) - Iran's president on Sunday tried to downplay U.S. sanctions targeting the country's vital oil and gas sector that are set to be restored next month.
Speaking in Tehran University to mark the start of the academic year, Hassan Rouhani said the Nov. 4 sanctions "will have no...
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Still no US ambassadors in Saudi Arabia, Turkey amid crisis

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Washington, Oct 13 (AP) - The disappearance of journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi after visiting a Saudi consulate in Turkey has thrown the large number of diplomatic vacancies under President Donald Trump into the spotlight - notably in Turkey and Saudi Arabia. It's a gap the...
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