The Latest: Erdogan says Kurds must be driven from Manbij

The Latest on developments related to Syria (all times local): 3 p.m. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the territorial integrity of Syria can only be preserved if Kurdish militia forces are driven out of the northern city of Manbij and regions east of the Euphrates River.

30 years on, Russia views Afghan war with pride

When the last Soviet tanks rumbled back home across a bridge on the border with Afghanistan 30 years ago, the withdrawal was hailed as a much-anticipated end to a bloody quagmire.

Russia hosts Turkey, Iran for Syria talks ahead of IS defeat

Russian President Vladimir Putin is hosting the leaders of Turkey and Iran for talks about a Syria peace settlement as expectations mount for an imminent and final defeat of the Islamic State group.

UK leader fights to avoid another defeat on Brexit strategy

Britain's prime minister is scrambling to avoid another defeat on her Brexit strategy amid opposition from members of her own party who fear she is moving in the wrong direction in efforts to overcome the impasse blocking a deal.

Italy slams EU for lack of solidarity, but faulted for same

Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte is demanding "authentic" solidarity from Italy's European Union partners on the issue of migrants, but is drawing sharp barbs himself from EU lawmakers for refusing to join a united European stand on Venezuela.

George Soros says Europe faces ‘oblivion’ as right-wing parties set to win big in European election

Left-wing billionaire George Soros in a rare op-ed is firing a warning shot to what he describes as the “sleeping pro-Europe majority� ahead of the European Parliament elections in May -- warning that Europe is “on the cusp of a nightmare� should nationalist parties sweep the election.