The Pentagon said on Wednesday that any unilateral action into northeast Syria was of grave concern and "unacceptable," after Turkey announced that it would launch a new military operation in the region within days to target Kurdish militia fighters.U.S.
Real Madrid was already assured of a place in the knockout phase of the Champions League heading into the final match day but for a club of its stature, there is no such thing as a meaningless game. Thus newish manager Santi Solari is sure to be feeling the heat after the three-time defending champions incredibly lost 3-0 at home to last-place CSKA Moscow in Group G on Wednesday. Visit cnn.com/sport for more news and videos It was Los Blancos' worst ever European defeat at the Santiago Bernabeu...WPLG
Around 2,000 Hungarians protested late on Wednesday outside parliament against new legislation allowing employers to ask staff to work up to 400 hours per year of overtime, a reform its critics have dubbed the "slave law".U.S.
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on Wednesday evening welcomed British Prime Minister Theresa May's victory in a no-confidence vote within her Conservative party.U.S.
The Russian military says two of its nuclear-capable strategic bombers have flown over the Caribbean Sea during a 10-hour training mission. A pair of Tu-160 bombers arrived at Maiquetia airport outside Caracas Monday. The Russian Defense Ministry said they were escorted by VenezuelanABC News
Poland's government of the nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party won a vote of confidence in the lower house of parliament on Wednesday.U.S.
Michael Cohen is in a New York federal court to be sentenced as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Cohen pleaded guilty in August to two campaign finance violations tied to payments he had made or orchestrated to women during the campaign to stay silent about alleged sexual encounters with Trump, five counts of tax fraud and one count of making false statements to a bank. In that filing, prosecutors say that Cohen "acted in...WPLG
A bid by Balkan countries to host the 2030 soccer World Cup would have a realistic chance because the governments of Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia and Romania would offer support for the joint candidature, Bulgaria's Sports Minister Krasen Kralev said on Wednesday.IN
Kosovo's prime minister says that former independence fighters should not humiliate Kosovo by hiding, impeding or avoiding justice. Ramush Haradinaj, himself a former commander, wrote Wednesday on Facebook that the independence war was "clean and sacred." Kosovo's bloody war forABC News
A Croatian deal to buy 12 used F-16 jets from Israel worth $500 million could be in jeopardy if the US does not approve of the sale, officials said Wednesday. The tentative deal to purchase the upgraded F-16 Barak fighter jets from Israel was made earlier this year pending a U.S. approvalABC News
A bid by Balkan countries to host the 2030 soccer World Cup would have a realistic chance because the governments of Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia and Romania would offer support for the joint candidature, Bulgaria's Sports Minister Krasen Kralev said on Wednesday.U.S.
Outgoing US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said she used President Donald Trump's "unpredictable" behavior to her advantage in order to "get the job done" as ambassador. "He would ratchet up the rhetoric, and then I'd go back to the ambassadors and say 'you know, he's pretty upset. I can't promise you what he's going to do or not, but I can tell you if we do these sanctions, it will keep him from going too far,'" Haley told NBC's Craig Melvin in an interview that aired Wednesday on...WPLG
The Hungarian Academy of Arts says that Ferenc Kosa, winner of best director prize at the 1967 Cannes film festival, has died at 81.www.washingtonpost.com
Hungary’s parliament has approved the creation of a new court system to deal with matters related to public administrationWashington Post
Germany will back an extension of the European Union's punitive sanctions against Russia at an upcoming summit of EU leaders, Chancellor Angela Merkel told lawmakers on Wednesday.U.S.
Hungary passed a law on Wednesday to set up courts overseen directly by the justice minister, a move critics said would allow political interference in judicial matters and further undermine the rule of law.IN
Hungary's government will set up new administrative courts overseen by the justice minister under a law passed on Wednesday which rights groups say could undermine the independence of the judiciary.U.S.
Protesting farmers in Poland have blocked a major highway into Warsaw, vowing to remain until the prime minister agrees to listen to their problemsWashington Post
Hungarian opposition parties are blocking access to the parliamentary speaker's pulpit, trying to prevent the legislature from adopting amendments loosening the country's labor code. A government-backed proposal scheduled to be voted on Wednesday by lawmakers would raise workers' allowableABC News
A Russian communications official has threatened to block Google in Russia unless it complies with a law banning certain websites. The Russian government has been putting pressure on internet companies in what it has described as a campaign to block harmful content. Russia adopted a law inABC News
Protesting farmers in Poland have blocked a major highway into Warsaw, vowing to remain until the prime minister agrees to listen to their problems. Dozens of farmers in yellow safety vests gathered on the A2, causing a traffic backup of several miles (kilometers) east of the capital onABC News
Hungary’s parliament has approved amendments to labor laws — changes that trade unions and opponents have criticized as a “slave law” that benefits employers.Washington Post
Slovakia has signed a $1.8 billion deal with U.S. company Lockheed Martin to purchase F-16 military jetsWashington Post
Amid White House turmoil, a possible government shutdown and falling approval ratings, President Donald Trump's former fixer could be slapped with a lengthy prison sentence Wednesday as part of what the President derides as Robert Mueller's "witch hunt." Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen is expected to be the first member of Trump's inner circle to receive a significant prison term in connection with special counsel Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election when he is...WPLG