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Blurring the border, Turkey deepens roots in northern Syria

Blurring the border, Turkey deepens roots in northern Syria

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June 19, 2018 at 10:07 am

AL-BAB, Syria (AP) A newly paved road links the Turkish town of Elbeyli to the Syrian town of al-Bab, across the border. In al-Bab, Turkish and Syrian flags line the streets, and signs on governmen...

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US poised to announce exit from UN human rights council

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June 19, 2018 at 9:59 am | WASHINGTON (AP) The Trump administration is poised to announce its departure from the United Nations' main human rights body in its latest withdrawal from an international institution. Official...

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The Latest: China 'underestimated' Trump, a key adviser says

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June 19, 2018 at 9:35 am | WASHINGTON (AP) The Latest on U.S.-China trade tensions (all times local): 11:14 a.m. The top White House trade adviser, Peter Navarro, says Beijing "may have underestimated the resolve of ...

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Russia to slam retaliatory tariffs on US imports

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June 19, 2018 at 9:12 am | MOSCOW (AP) Russia has announced retaliatory measures in response to the U.S. move to impose tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum. Economic Development Minister Maxim Oreshkin said a statement...

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The Latest: Coalition says Iran is arming Yemen rebels

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June 19, 2018 at 9:06 am | SANAA, Yemen (AP) The Latest on the battle for the Yemeni port town of Hodeida (all times local): 6 p.m. Officials in a Saudi-led coalition battling Shiite rebels in Yemen have shown journa...

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Afghan officials in Pakistan for talks on peace efforts

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June 19, 2018 at 9:00 am | KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) An Afghan official says top security officials are in Pakistan for talks on reviving the peace process with the Taliban. Feroz Bashari, a government spokesman, says Nati...

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Macedonian parliament starts debate on name deal with Greece

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June 19, 2018 at 8:46 am | SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) Macedonia's parliament on Tuesday started debating a law ratifying an agreement with neighboring Greece designed to end a decades-long dispute over Macedonia's name. Lawm...

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Coronation plans threaten Thai election schedule

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June 19, 2018 at 8:35 am | BANGKOK (AP) Thailand's prime minister said Tuesday his military government will hold elections only after a coronation ceremony for the new Thai king takes place, casting fresh doubt on promises t...

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Yemeni officials say fighting rages around Hodeida airport

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June 19, 2018 at 8:34 am | SANAA, Yemen (AP) Fierce fighting raged Tuesday outside the airport of the vital Yemeni city of Hodeida, pitting thousands of pro-government fighters backed by a Saudi-led coalition against Iranian...

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