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Trump claims Turkish incursion into Syria ‘has nothing to do with us’
He also falsely claimed the Kurds "are much safer now," despite his recent decision to pull US forces out of northern Syria -- where the US was fighting alongside Kurds in the region. "Our soldiers are not in harm's way, as they shouldn't be, as two countries fight over land that has nothing to do with us. And the Kurds are much safer now. The Kurds know how to fight…
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All eyes on UEFA after football’s night of shame
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson called the racist abuse England's black players suffered before and during the Euro 2020 qualifying match against Bulgaria in Sofia on Monday as "vile" and has told UEFA to act swiftly, to "face up to facts." After a night English Football Association's chairman Greg Clarke described as "one of the most appalling I've seen in football," the pressing question now is: What punishment will Bulgaria…
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China’s helicopter prototype looks like a UFO
Called the "Super Great White Shark" by Chinese media, the aircraft conjures up images of 1950s sci-fi movies more than 21st century technology. But China says the "armed helicopter" was designed for the "future digital information battlefield." State-tabloid the Global Times published an image gallery of the aircraft, calling it a fusion of modern, proven helicopter designs -- such as the American AH-64 Apache and CH-53 Sea Stallion as well…
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Turkey’s President Erdogan: ‘We will never declare a ceasefire’
Speaking to journalists traveling on his presidential plane following a visit to Azerbaijan Tuesday, Erdogan said a ceasefire was off the table. "Declare a ceasefire, they say. We will never declare a ceasefire," Erdogan said. "We do not sit at the table with terrorist organizations." Erdogan's comments come as Russian-backed Syrian regime troops on Tuesday gained control of the town of Manbij and surrounding areas, until recently an active US…
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Hong Kong leader’s policy address abandoned as lawmakers say she has ‘blood on her hands’
The address had been seen as a key opportunity for Lam to begin to remedy some of the perceived factors behind the unrest, such as widespread inequality and limited access to public housing. But Lam was quickly forced to abandon her speech after repeated jeers and interruptions from lawmakers. Civic Party lawmaker Tanya Chan accused Lam of having "blood on her hands" and said she had no right to address…
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See NASA’s new spacesuits for the moon and beyond – CNN Video
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Ideological divide in Democratic primary exposed as moderates gang up on Elizabeth Warren
It was a rough-and-tumble welcome in the arena for a candidate who has gamely sidestepped attacks in previous debates. But at the CNN/New York Times debate Tuesday night in the crucial swing state of Ohio, the Massachusetts senator was constantly on defense driving her central argument that Democrats must "dream big" and "fight hard." All the fire sent in Warren's direction at Otterbein University underscored a marked shift in the…
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Chris Cillizza’s winners and losers from the fourth Democratic debate
I watched, took notes, tweeted and picked some of the best -- and the worst -- of the night. My winners and losers are below. * Pete Buttigieg: The South Bend mayor had one clear goal in the debate: Hit Elizabeth Warren on her support for "Medicare for All," and make sure Democratic voters knew he had an alternate plan that would not eliminate the private health insurance market. Mission…
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Here’s why Democrats aren’t holding an impeachment inquiry vote — yet
Back from a recess, Democrats were debating whether to address gripes about the impeachment process and hold a vote authorizing their inquiry as it races forward. The latest here. Head over here for full coverage of the CNN / New York Times Democratic presidential debate in Ohio, where Joe Biden and other candidates will have a chance to discuss the impeachment inquiry. A pattern emerges There's a new detail each…