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  • Associated Press

    Boris Johnson gets EU Brexit deal; next hurdle is Parliament

    BRUSSELS (October 17, 2019) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s career of disdain for the European Union was a thing of the past on Thursday as he and the bloc’s leaders celebrated their long-sought Brexit deal. He now faces an opponent closer to home: his own Parliament.

  • Associated Press

    US hails Turkish cease-fire; Kurds must vacate border area

    ANKARA, Turkey (October 17, 2019) — The U.S. and Turkey agreed Thursday to a cease-fire in the Turks’ deadly attacks on Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, requiring the Kurds to vacate the area in an arrangement that largely solidifies Turkey’s position and aims in the weeklong conflict. The deal includes a conditional halt to American economic sanctions.

  • Associated Press

    Pence says Turkey agrees to cease-fire in Syria

    ANKARA, Turkey (October 17, 2019) — Vice President Mike Pence announced Thursday that Turkey has agreed to a cease-fire to allow the Kurdish forces it was battling to safely withdraw from an area in northern Syria.

  • Associated Press

    UK, EU reach Brexit deal, with Parliament as next hurdle

    BRUSSELS (October 17, 2019) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's career of disdain for the European Union was a thing of the past on Thursday as he and the bloc's leaders celebrated their tentative Brexit deal. He now faces an opponent closer to home: his own Parliament.

  • Associated Press

    Syrian forces enter key border town, blocking Turkish plans

    CEYLANPINAR, Turkey (October 16, 2019) — Syrian forces on Wednesday night rolled into the strategic border town of Kobani, blocking one path for the Turkish military to establish a “safe zone” free of Syrian Kurdish fighters along the frontier as part of its week-old offensive.

  • Associated Press

    Dutch farmers protest efforts to cut emissions, reduce herds

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (October 16, 2019) — Thousands of Dutch farmers, many driving tractors, poured into The Hague on Wednesday to protest government moves to rein in carbon and nitrogen emissions to better fight climate change.

  • Associated Press

    Britain scraps plan aimed at blocking minors' access to porn

    LONDON (October 16, 2019) — The British government has abandoned a plan to require pornography websites to verify that their users are adults.

  • Associated Press

    Fearing US abandonment, Kurds kept back channels wide open

    WASHINGTON (October 15, 2016) — When Syria’s Kurdish fighters, America’s longtime battlefield allies against the Islamic State, announced over the weekend that they were switching sides and joining up with Damascus and Moscow, it seemed like a moment of geopolitical whiplash.