International News International News Supplied by AP en-us (c) 2017 EarthLink Networks Inc. Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:29:22 EDT Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:41:24 EDT 5 China's Xi looks to extend power at Communist Party congress BEIJING (AP) — Having bested his rivals, Chinese President Xi Jinping is primed to consolidate his already considerable power as the ruling Communist Party begins its twice-a-decade national congress on Wednesday. Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:29:22 EDT 20171016/6d46d0d8-9699-4dcc-a711-4ab00fdef406 By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press The Latest: Iraqi forces seize oil fields in Kirkuk KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — The Latest on Iraq, where federal forces have moved into the disputed northern city of Kirkuk as Kurdish forces have pulled out (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:54:41 EDT 20171016/c75e16f3-111f-4a3b-a46b-5ee47f3de575 Associated Press Xi's Communist Party reasserts itself to ordinary Chinese BEIJING (AP) — Officials from the Communist Youth League of China felt they had to act: Busy with their education and careers, young Chinese were struggling in the romance department, with tens of millions unable to find partners. Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:33:31 EDT 20171016/4f209e28-1bd1-403d-bee2-9aef7a3559d8 By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Houses spared by massive fires bring joy and sense of loss SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Tom and Catherine Andrews live on the edge of devastation. On one side of their mid-century style home, the deadly wildfires that ravaged parts of Northern California for more than a week wiped away the houses of neighbors they have known as long as two decades. Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:10:28 EDT 20171016/4cfe729e-1025-446a-a6f5-2b0eb659f34e By SUDHIN THANAWALA and TERRY CHEA Associated Press Venezuela opposition looks for answers after election loss CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Voting sites were shifted to distant neighborhoods with rampant crime. Ballots featured the faces of opposition candidates who lost in primaries. Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:06:52 EDT 20171016/956a50e8-cac5-431b-84bd-2d26a09225dc By FABIOLA SANCHEZ and CHRISTINE ARMARIO Associated Press