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Russia Moves to Fill Void Left by US in Northern Syria

CEYLANPINAR, Turkey — Russia moved to fill the void left by the United States in northern Syria on Tuesday, deploying troops to keep apart advancing Syrian government and Turkish forces. At the same time, tensions grew within NATO as Turkey defied growing cond...
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US Troops Scramble for the Exits in Syria

WASHINGTON — U.S. troops scrambled for Syria's exits Monday while the Trump administration threatened economic penalties on Turkey for an invasion that opened the door to a resurgence of the Islamic State group...
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EU Nations Commit to Arms Export Ban Against Turkey

LUXEMBOURG — European Union nations vented outrage Monday at Turkey's military offensive in northern Syria against the Kurds and joined France and Germany in banning arms sales to Ankara, a rare move against a ...
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Rep. Costa Blasts Trump’s Decision to Abandon Kurds

Rep. Jim Costa of Fresno said Monday morning that President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria "is disgraceful and deeply harmful to our national security." "There is simply no justification for this abrupt and startling aba...
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Taliban Suicide Blast in Kabul Kills 14, Wounds 145

KABUL, Afghanistan — A Taliban car bomb aimed at Afghan security forces ripped through a busy Kabul neighborhood on Wednesday, killing 14 people and wounding 145 — most of them women, children and other civilians — shortly after the extremist group and the Uni...
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AP Fact Check: Trump’s Misdirection on CA Fires, Climate

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is going too far in assigning most of the blame for California's devastating wildfires on the state's forest management. In comments over the weekend, he called forest management a "big problem" and suggested that Califor...