Trump national security adviser jets to Turkey in bid to halt assault
U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser flew to Turkey on Wednesday as part of an emergency delegation to try to persuade Ankara to halt an assault on northern Syria that has forced Washington into an abrupt retreat.

UN Syria envoy calls for ceasefire in northeast border area
The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria called on Wednesday for an immediate end to hostilities along its border with Turkey, where Ankara has launched an assault and Damascus advanced its forces after U.S. troops pulled out.

Hong Kong leader forced to abandon address, offers no olive branch
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam had to abandon her policy speech in the legislature on Wednesday because of jeering lawmakers but later offered no direct olive branch to protesters, hoping instead to ease resentment by building public housing.

Turkey says it will retaliate against U.S. sanctions over Syria offensive
Turkey will retaliate against U.S. sanctions over Ankara's military operation into northeast Syria, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday, adding that all threats and sanctions against Turkey were unacceptable.

NASA unveils new spacesuit prototypes for missions 
NASA on Tuesday showed off two new spacesuits tailored for future moonwalking astronauts, signaling development of a crucial component to the space agency's accelerated drive to return to the moon by 2024.

Syrian army enters city of Raqqa, sets up observation posts: al-Mayadeen TV
A group of Syrian soldiers have entered the city of Raqqa and begun setting up some observation posts, pro-Damascus al-Mayadeen TV reported on Wednesday.

Madrid takes firm line as pro-independence groups march in Catalonia
Pro-independence groups began protest marches in Catalonia on Wednesday against the jailing of nine separatist leaders, despite a new warning by the Spanish government that it will step in if needed to guarantee security.

Irish PM says Brexit issues remain, EU sources report "standstill"
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday that last-ditch talks between the European Union and Britain had so far failed to resolve issues standing in the way of an amicable Brexit, with EU sources reporting a "standstill".

Bored by Brexit? British TV starts Brexit-free news channel
After three years of Brexit crisis, Sky News is betting that some viewers are so bored by the divorce drama that there is a market for a channel dedicated to news that has nothing to do with Britain's exit from the European Union.

Sterling falters as Brexit approaches its endgame
Sterling came off five-month highs and stocks traded sideways on Wednesday as the European Union and Britain sought to avert a disorderly Brexit before an EU summit on Thursday.

Bank of America beats profit estimates on stock trading, lending gains
Bank of America Corp , the second-largest U.S. bank by assets, beat analysts' estimates for quarterly profit as gains from trading in stocks and robust loan growth helped cushion it from lower interest rates.

At U.S. Democratic debate, Warren's rise sparks fears about her agenda
The barrage of questions fired at Elizabeth Warren at Tuesday’s debate in Ohio underscored her new front-runner status in the Democratic presidential race, but also lingering concern within the party over whether the progressive senator can defeat President Donald Trump next year.

Blood on his hands: 2020 Democrats slam Trump over Syria
Democratic presidential hopefuls denounced President Donald Trump's decision to pull U.S. troops back from northern Syria, saying in an Ohio debate on Tuesday he had endangered America's longtime Kurdish allies while empowering foes Russia and Syria.

Brexit debriefing meeting delayed to 1500 GMT: EU diplomats
A debriefing for EU states on the latest on Brexit has been delayed to 1500 GMT on Wednesday from 1200 GMT, two diplomats with the bloc said as last-ditch talks between Brussels and London on sealing a divorce deal dragged on.

Special Report: Khmer Riche - How relatives and allies of Cambodia's leader amassed wealth overseas
Cambodia's long-ruling prime minister, Hun Sen, had gathered athletes at his imposing office for a televised pep talk. "I don't want to mention politics," he began quietly.

Ride-hailing companies Uber, Lyft won't testify before Congress: report
Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc have declined to appear at a U.S. House of Representatives hearing on Wednesday on issues relating to the ride-hailing industry, the Washington Post reported, citing company and congressional sources.

Trump vetoes measure to end his emergency declaration on border wall
U.S. President Donald Trump has vetoed a joint resolution of Congress that sought to terminate his declaration of a national emergency on the southern border with Mexico, the White House said on Tuesday.

Exclusive: U.S. carried out secret cyber strike on Iran in wake of Saudi oil attack: officials
The United States carried out a secret cyber operation against Iran in the wake of the Sept. 14 attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities, which Washington and Riyadh blame on Tehran, two U.S. officials have told Reuters.

Kremlin: Turkey's Syria operation should not damage political process
The Kremlin said on Wednesday that Turkey's military operation in northeast Syria should not to damage the political process in the country and that Ankara's actions there should be proportional.

Syrian army takes control of military bases left behind by U.S. forces: Russian state TV
The Syrian army has taken control of military bases in northeast Syria that were abandoned by U.S. forces, Russian state TV reported on Wednesday.