Spain's Rajoy says king has tasked him with forming government
Russia says to extend moratorium on Aleppo air strikes
The Russian Defence Ministry said on Tuesday it would extend a moratorium on air strikes on the Syrian city of Aleppo, but did not specify for how long. Russia said earlier on Tuesday that Russian and Syrian military planes had not launched air strikes on Aleppo since Oct. 18, contradicting reports that air strikes in some areas of the city had resumed on Saturday. Russia's Interfax news agency reported earlier that a "humanitarian pause" in Aleppo would be extended by three hours, but a defense ministry statement later clarified that extension related to a ceasefire on Oct. 20 and not to air strikes.
UK wants to raze 783 London homes to expand Heathrow airport
LONDON (AP) ? Britain's government gave the go-ahead Tuesday to build a new runway at London's Heathrow airport despite concerns about air pollution, noise and the destruction of hundreds of homes in the capital's densely populated western neighborhoods.
Trump hits hard at 'Obamacare' after gloomy report
EU to extend Schengen border controls for three months
The EU moved Tuesday to prolong border controls in the passport-free Schengen area for three months, missing an end-of-year deadline to scrap the emergency measures adopted to cope with last year's massive migrant influx. The European Commission, the European Union executive, said it recommended for "a period of a further three months" the extension of checks at the borders of Austria, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and non-EU Norway starting in November. The EU had said it wanted to restore full functioning with no border controls across the Schengen area -- which includes 22 EU countries as well as Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Lichtenstein -- by the end of the year.
The Latest: Russia: US-led coalition hits civilians in Mosul
BAGHDAD (AP) ? The Latest on the developments in Iraq where an operation by Iraqi forces and their allies to retake the city of Mosul from Islamic State militants is no in its second week (all times local):
Trump vows to scrap Obamacare as costs to jump 25 percent
Donald Trump vowed Tuesday to overturn President Barack Obama's signature health insurance program after the government announced Americans will see costs jump an average of 25 percent next year. "Obamacare has to be repealed and replaced and it has to be replaced with something much less expensive for the people, otherwise this country is in even bigger trouble than everybody thought," the Republican presidential candidate said in at his golf course in Doral, Florida. The Department of Health and Human Services said in a new report that the big increase in insurance costs will be seen in the 38 states with federally-managed health care exchanges.
IMF: Sub-Saharan Africa growth to slow to lowest in 20 yearsWASHINGTON (AP) ? The International Monetary Fund is warning that growth in the sub-Saharan Africa region is likely to slow to its lowest point in more than 20 years.
'Divergent' author to tour in January/February for new book
Merck breezes past 3Q profit expectations, raises forecast