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Money, hatred for the Kurds drives Turkey's Syrian fighters

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The Syrian fighters vowed to kill "pigs" and "infidels," paraded their Kurdish captives in front of cameras and, in one graphic video, fired several rounds into a man lying on the side of a highway with his hands bound behind his back. They are part of the self-styled Syrian National… Read

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Warren escalates Facebook fight with ad targeting Zuckerberg

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Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has escalated her tiff with Facebook by running an ad — on Facebook — taking aim at its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. It's the latest example of growing resentment of Big Tech by Republicans and Democrats alike. The list of grievances is long: Companies like Google,… Read

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Protests erupt as Spain convicts 12 leading Catalan separatists

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Riot police engaged in a running battle with protesters outside Barcelona's airport Monday after Spain's Supreme Court convicted 12 separatist leaders of illegally promoting the wealthy Catalonia region's independence and sentenced nine of them to prison. Police fired foam bullets and used batons against the thousands of protesters who converged… Read

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Brexit hangs in the balance as EU doubts a deal this week

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A deal to smooth Britain's departure from the European Union hung in the balance on Monday after diplomats indicated the bloc wanted more concessions from Prime Minister Boris Johnson and said a full agreement was unlikely this week. As the Brexit maelstrom spins, Johnson and EU leaders face a tumultuous… Read

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U.S. demands Syria ceasefire; slaps sanctions on Turkey over incursion

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U.S. President Donald Trump imposed sanctions on Turkey on Monday and demanded the NATO ally stop a military incursion in northeast Syria that is rapidly reshaping the battlefield of the world's deadliest ongoing war. Trump, who gave what critics say was a de facto green light for Turkey's assault by… Read

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Trudeau asks Canadians to give Liberals a clear majority

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged Canadian voters on Monday to give his Liberal Party an absolute majority in upcoming legislative elections, saying it would help him better defend their interests. But Trudeau, speaking at an event in Windsor, Ontario a week before the elections, ruled out any reopening of the… Read

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U.S.-China truce leaves big issues for later

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President Donald Trump heralded a breakthrough in U.S.-China trade talks, and markets rallied in relief over a de-escalation in tensions between the world's two biggest economies. But closer inspection suggests there isn't much substance, at least not yet, to the temporary truce Trump announced Friday at the White House after… Read

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13 police killed by suspected cartel gunmen in Mexico

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At least 13 police officers were killed and three others injured Monday in an ambush by gunmen in the Mexican state of Michoacan, a western region where violence attributed to drug cartels has spiked in recent months. The state police officers had gone to a home in the town of… Read

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UK's Prince William, Kate arrive in Pakistan for 5-day visit

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Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate arrived in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad on Monday on a five-day visit, which authorities say will help further improve relations between the two countries. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were accorded a red-carpet reception on their arrival at the airport, then were escorted… Read

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Harold Bloom, author of 'Anxiety of Influence,' dies at 89

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Harold Bloom, the critic and Yale professor whose seminal "The Anxiety of Influence" and melancholy regard for literature's old masters made him a popular author and standard-bearer of Western civilization amid modern trends, died Monday at age 89. Bloom's wife, Jeanne, said that he had been failing health, although he… Read

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