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England game in Bulgaria halted twice over racism

England’s Euro 2020 qualifier in Bulgaria was halted twice as fans were warned about racist behaviour including Nazi salutes and monkey chanting. The first pause came in the 28th minute with England leading 2-0. A stadium announcement then condemned the… Continue Reading →

Under fire for his abrupt Syria withdrawal, Trump imposes sanctions, higher tariffs on Turkey

President Trump, facing blow-back over his abrupt troop withdrawal from Syria and amid reports that ISIS detainees have escaped in the ensuing chaos, imposed sanctions Monday on three Turkish officials and two government agencies, and called for an immediate ceasefire…. Continue Reading →

Humanitarian crisis unfolds as violence escalates in Syria

Dohuk, Iraq — President Trump Monday called for an immediate halt to Turkey’s invasion of Syria and is sending Vice President Mike Pence to Turkey. The president also plans to authorize new sanctions against Turkey’s leaders and said he will… Continue Reading →

Foreigners exit northeastern Syria fearing government reach

1 / 4 Syria Iraq Border Syrians walk at the border crossing between Iraq and Syria in Semelka, northeast Syria, Monday Oct. 14, 2019. The border crossing between Iraq and Syria’s Kurdish-held northeastern Syria was dreary on Monday. The truck… Continue Reading →

Dozens injured, flights canceled as protests rage in Barcelona

Health officials in northeastern Spain say 37 protesters have been injured during ongoing clashes with police at Barcelona’s airport. Tempers flared in Spain’s Catalonia region after the country’s Supreme Court found 12 separatist leaders guilty of illegally promoting Catalan independence…. Continue Reading →

Turkey refuses to halt bloody offensive against Syrian Kurds 'until ultimate victory'

President Bashar al-Assad has deployed Syria’s forces to defend Kurds from Turkey’s brutal blitz. The two sides appeared to be lining up against each other in the border town of Manbij as Assad’s tanks were filmed rolling into the area…. Continue Reading →

Hong Kong Under ‘De Facto Curfew’ as Subway Stations Shut Early

1 / 6 Hong Kong Under ‘De Facto Curfew’ as Subway Stations Shut Early (Bloomberg) — Hong Kong’s subway system has closed early for more than a week, effectively cutting off the main mode of transportation for millions of residents…. Continue Reading →

Booker Prize: Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo share award

Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo have been named the joint winners of the 2019 Booker Prize after the judges broke the rules by declaring a tie. Atwood’s The Testaments, the Canadian writer’s follow-up to The Handmaid’s Tale, was recognised alongside… Continue Reading →

Trump orders Turkey sanctions; US scrambles for Syria exit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Targeting Turkey’s economy, President Donald Trump announced sanctions Monday aimed at restraining the Turks’ assault against Kurdish fighters and civilians in Syria — an assault Turkey began after Trump announced he was moving U.S. troops out of… Continue Reading →

Syrian army returns to northeast, as Turkey widens invasion

1 / 15 Turkey Syria Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to the media before traveling to Azerbaijan, in Istanbul, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. Erdogan has criticized NATO allies which are looking to broaden an arms embargo against Turkey over… Continue Reading →

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