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News of the day from across the globe, Oct. 18

1 Iran denounced: The Trump administration escalated a bitter confrontation with Iran on Wednesday, demanding that the U.N. Security Council punish the Iranian government for what the U.S. ambassador called its “outlaw behavior” across the Middle East. “The United States will not turn a blind eye to these violations,” U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley told a Security Council meeting. Her remarks were among the most strident denunciations Haley has made of Iran since she became President Trump’s ambassador in January. The remarks seemed timed partly to respond to international criticism of the administration over Trump’s avowed hostility to the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and major powers, including the United States.

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