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Turkish troops enter Kurdish enclave in northern Syria

Washington Post Headlines - Mon, 2018-01-22 03:29
Turkish troops and Syrian opposition forces attacked a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria on Sunday in their bid to oust from the area a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia, which responded with a hail of rockets on Turkish towns killing at least one refugee.
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A year of Trump’s ‘America First’ agenda has radically changed the U.S. role in the world

Washington Post Headlines - Mon, 2018-01-22 03:29
Across the globe, foreign officials and analysts say American clout has diminished.
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In Pakistan, the rape and killing of a 7-year-old girl is changing a culture of shame and indifference

Washington Post Headlines - Mon, 2018-01-22 03:29
Zainab Amin’s death has brought other victims’ hidden stories to light.
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Turkey Launches Offensive On U.S.-Backed Kurdish Militia In Syria

NPR Headlines - Mon, 2018-01-22 03:26

The U.S. views the Kurdish group as crucial to battling ISIS, but Turkey considers them allies of another Kurdish group it classifies as terrorists.

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Tell Us: How Is The Government Shutdown Affecting You?

NPR Headlines - Mon, 2018-01-22 02:36

Lawmakers in Washington are locked in a standoff that has led to a partial shutdown of the federal government, and weekend attempts to dig out of it haven't made much progress.

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Germany's Social Democrats Party Votes For Formal Coalition Talks With Merkel

NPR Headlines - Mon, 2018-01-22 02:15

It's a vital step to ending a nearly four-month long political crisis in Germany after last September's elections failed to give any party a majority.

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As Pence Tours Mideast, Tension Lingers Over Trump's Jerusalem Decision

NPR Headlines - Mon, 2018-01-22 00:31

The topic came up during Pence's talks with Egypt's and Jordan's leaders. The vice president now heads for a warmer welcome in Israel from the country's government.

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Venezuelan officials bury rebel policeman killed in shootout

Washington Post Headlines - Mon, 2018-01-22 00:29
A rebel police officer who led a brazen helicopter attack on government buildings in Venezuela last year was buried Sunday by the military nearly a week after being killed in a shootout with security forces, relatives said.
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Ethiopia refuses World Bank arbitration over Nile River dam

Washington Post Headlines - Mon, 2018-01-22 00:29
Ethiopia’s leader has rejected arbitration by the World Bank on a disagreement with Egypt over the hydroelectric dam that Ethiopia is building on the Nile River.
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Officials: Avalanche kills 5 soldiers, injures 12 in Turkey

Washington Post Headlines - Mon, 2018-01-22 00:29
An avalanche hit Turkish soldiers conducting military operations against Kurdish rebels in Turkey’s southeast on Sunday, killing five of them and injuring 12 others, officials said.
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Attending Trump’s inauguration, Russia’s elite anticipated a thaw between Moscow and Washington

Washington Post Headlines - Mon, 2018-01-22 00:29
Last January, as questions about Russia’s interference in the 2016 election were beginning to percolate publicly, prominent business leaders and activists from that country were at Donald Trump’s inauguration, mingling at balls and receptions — at times in proximity to key U.S. officials.
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Activists flood streets across the globe for another Women’s March

Washington Post Headlines - Mon, 2018-01-22 00:29
From Beijing to Buenos Aires, from Dallas to Denver, from California to the Carolinas, tens of thousands of marchers were taking to the streets to make their voices heard.
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The Pentagon says China and Russia are bigger problems for U.S. than terrorists. American voters may not agree.

Washington Post Headlines - Mon, 2018-01-22 00:29
“Great power competition — not terrorism — is now the primary focus of U.S. national security,” Defense Secretary Mattis said Friday.
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With Merkel’s fate in the balance, would-be partners prepare to vote in Germany

Washington Post Headlines - Mon, 2018-01-22 00:29
Some Social Democrats think the faltering party should abandon talks to form a coalition government.
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Justice Department says it will retry Sen. Robert Menendez following mistrial on bribery charges

Washington Post Headlines - Mon, 2018-01-22 00:29
The filing came after the New Jersey Democrat dared prosecutors to “bring it on.”
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German officials believe rapper-turned-militant Denis Cuspert has been killed

Washington Post Headlines - Mon, 2018-01-22 00:29
Three German security officials and one person close to Cuspert told The Washington Post that photos appeared to show his lifeless body.
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Pope brings environmental crusade to Peru’s Amazon, citing ‘defense of the earth’

Washington Post Headlines - Mon, 2018-01-22 00:29
Indigenous inhabitants want more control over mining, logging and oil extraction projects on their lands.
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Swiss resort cut off after new snow increases avalanche risk

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2018-01-21 22:00
Swiss authorities say a village near the famed Matterhorn peak is again cut off to road and rail traffic after new snowfall renewed the danger of avalanches.
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Iran may try to loosen Revolutionary Guard’s grip on economy

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2018-01-21 22:00
Iran’s supreme leader has ordered the Revolutionary Guard to loosen its hold on the economy, the country’s defense minister says, raising the possibility that the paramilitary organization might privatize some of its vast holdings.
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Macron shares African outrage on Trump’s vulgar language

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2018-01-21 22:00
French President Emmanuel Macron says he shared the outrage of many African countries in response to President Donald Trump’s disparaging comments about the continent.
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