UK lawmakers postpone vote on Brexit deal

     LONDON (AP) -- In a major blow to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, U.K. lawmakers voted Saturday to postpone a decision on whether to back his Brexit deal with the European Union, throwing a wrench into government plans to leave the bloc at the end of this month.

Vice President Pence says Turkey agrees to cease-fire in Syria

Vice President Mike Pence announced Thursday that the U.S. and Turkey had agreed to a five-day cease-fire in northern Syria to allow for a Kurdish withdrawal from a security zone roughly 20 miles south of the Turkish border, in what appeared to be a significant embrace of Turkey's position in the week-long conflict.

Britain and the EU announce Brexit deal outline

  BRUSSELS (AP) -- Britain and the European Union said Thursday that they have struck an outline Brexit deal after days of intense see-saw negotiations -- though it must still be formally approved by the bloc and ratified by the European and U.K. Parliaments.