The Brief

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump attends a campaign rally at the Million Air Orlando, which is at Orlando Sanford International Airport on October 25, 2016 in Sanford, Florida.
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President Nicholas Maduro Addresses Supporters On Eve Of Expected Massive Protests

Venezuela's Congress Opens Political Trial Against Maduro

Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress has opened a political trial against President Nicolas Maduro for breaking the constitutional order, deepening a standoff triggered by authorities' suspension of a recall referendum against the widely unpopular socialist leader

Apple Fans Await iPhone 7

Apple Sold More iPhones Than Expected This Quarter

Apple Inc sold more iPhones than Wall Street had expected in the latest quarter, and the company forecast higher-than-expected revenue for the critical holiday-shopping season. However, it was the third quarter in a row of falling iPhone sales

Operation against Taliban in Afghanistan

Afghan Official: Taliban Insurgents Abduct, Kill 20 People

An Afghan police official says that Taliban insurgents have killed at least 20 civilians after they were abducted in a remote central province. The abductions took place while battles were underway between the Taliban and Afghan security forces


Philippine Leader Duterte Says He Wants Foreign Troops Out

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has reiterated his wish for his country to be free of foreign military troops, telling an audience in Tokyo that he wants them out, possibly within the next two years. He also said he is pursuing an independent foreign policy

Migrants Leave The Jungle Refugee Camp In Calais

Crews Begin Dismantling the Calais 'Jungle' Migrant Camp

Crews have started dismantling the "Jungle" migrant camp in Calais, France, the Associated Press reports. Roughly 1,900 migrants left the slum voluntarily to travel to other centers across France, police descended on the camp to begin tearing it down

US Vice President Joe Biden Speaking At Edward M. Kennedy Institute

Biden Hits Trump Over Russian Hacking

Vice President Joe Biden harshly criticized Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for not acknowledging that Russian hackers are behind the leaks of Democratic emails. Biden argued that Trump's remarks played into the hands of Russian leader Vladimir Putin

Kenya Extremist Attack

Somali Extremists Kill 12 Non-Muslims in Northern Kenya

Islamic extremist gunmen from neighboring Somalia killed 12 people in an attack on non-Muslims in Kenya's northern Mandera County, an official said Tuesday. Somalia's al-Shabab rebels claimed responsibility for the early-morning attack

Yau Wai-ching, Sixtus Leung

Hong Kong: Separatist Lawmakers Defy Banning Order

Chaotic scenes took place at Hong Kong's legislature Wednesday morning local time when Yau Wai-ching, 25, and Sixtus "Baggio" Leung, 30, were both escorted into the legislature by a phalanx of pro-democracy legislators and took their seats in defiance of an order

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman

El Chapo's Wife Fears He is 'Losing His Mind' in Jail

The wife of Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman says the jailed kingpin is on the brink of insanity in jail. Emma Coronel Aispuro has filed a complaint with Mexico’s national human rights commission over what she claims is inhumane treatment