Erdogan: Turkey is ready to take over Syria’s Manbij

Turkey is ready to take over security in Syria’s Manbij, President Tayyip Erdogan told U.S. President Donald Trump in a telephone call on Sunday, the Turkish presidency said in a statement. source

Four arrested over Northern Ireland car bomb, New IRA suspected

Four men were arrested on Sunday over a car bomb attack in Northern Ireland’s Londonderry and police are looking into whether the New IRA militant group was responsible, officers said. source

Explainer: Mexico’s fuel woes rooted in chronic theft, troubled refineries

Nearly a month after Mexico’s new president launched an ambitious plan to stamp out growing fuel theft, the strategy meant to crush corruption and organized crime is under heightened scrutiny. source

Two more arrested over Northern Ireland car bomb: police

Two more men were arrested on Sunday over a car bomb attack in Northern Ireland’s Londonderry, police said, bringing to four the number in custody related to the investigation. source

Ten U.N. peacekeepers killed in attack in northern Mali

Ten U.N. peacekeepers from Chad were killed and at least 25 were wounded while repelling an attack by armed assailants near a village in northern Mali on Sunday, the West African nation’s U.N. mission and the United Nations said. source

Don’t hijack Brexit, minister warns Britain’s parliament

Parliament cannot be allowed to hijack Brexit, Trade Minister Liam Fox said on Sunday, in a warning to lawmakers who want to take more control over Britain’s departure from the European Union. source

Russian senator says U.S. warship in Black Sea should keep its distance

Visits to the Black Sea by U.S. warships have nothing to do with U.S. security and are motivated by domestic politics, prominent Russian senator Alexei Pushkov said on Sunday, warning they should stay away from the Russian coast. source

Germany’s Maas skeptical on UK-Ireland talks solving Brexit deadlock

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Sunday it was unclear how any talks between Britain and Ireland on resolving the question of the Irish backstop could help the European Union’s deal with London on Brexit. source

Colombia’s Transandino oil pipeline hit by bomb attack: Ecopetrol

Colombian state-run oil company Ecopetrol SA said on Sunday a bomb attack on the Transandino pipeline caused spillage in southwestern Narino close to the border with Ecuador. source

Focus sharpens on Mexico fuel theft plan after blast kills 79

A blast at a gasoline pipeline in Mexico that killed at least 79 people has put renewed attention on the government’s strategy to stop fuel theft, with some relatives saying fuel shortages stemming from the plan led victims to risk their lives. source

Thousands of Colombians march against violence after deadly car bomb

White flags and balloons filled streets nationwide as thousands of Colombians marched on Sunday to express outrage at violence after a car bomb blamed by the government on ELN rebels killed 20 police cadets and injured dozens. source

Palestinians release dual U.S. national convicted over land sales: officials

The Palestinian Authority has handed over to U.S. authorities an American-Palestinian it had sentenced to life imprisonment for violating a ban on selling land to Israelis, two senior Palestinian officials said on Sunday. source

Brazil’s VP says Bolsonaro son’s transactions are unrelated to government

The probe involving cash transfers into the account of President Jair Bolsonaro’s son are not related to the government, Vice President Hamilton Mourao said on Sunday in an interview with Reuters. source

Police fire tear gas as Greeks protest against Macedonia name deal

Police fired tear gas to disperse protesters outside parliament on Sunday as tens of thousands of Greeks rallied in Athens to protest ahead of next week’s parliamentary vote to ratify a name deal with Macedonia. source

Qatar says Gaza payouts on track after delay over border violence

A third Qatari cash donation for impoverished Gaza civil servants will be made this week after it was held back by Israel in protest at Palestinian border violence, a Qatari diplomat said on Sunday. source

Zimbabwe crackdown a taste of things to come, president’s spokesman warns

A crackdown last week on protests in Zimbabwe is a foretaste of how the government will respond to future unrest, the president’s spokesman was quoted saying on Sunday, fuelling concerns that the southern African country is reverting to authoritarian rule. source

African Union postpones Congo talks on contested election

The African Union (AU) has postponed a high-level visit by a delegation to Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday for talks about last month’s contested presidential election, an AU spokeswoman said. source

Senator Graham urges Trump to meet Pakistan PM Khan

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on Sunday President Donald Trump should meet Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan as soon as possible to reset long-difficult U.S. relations with Pakistan and push for a peaceful settlement in Afghanistan. source

No politics please for Baghdad bikers aiming to unite Iraq

Roaring along Baghdad’s highways, the “Iraq Bikers” are doing more than showing off their love of outsized motorcycles and black leather: they want their shared enthusiasm to help heal Iraq’s deep sectarian rifts. source