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Erdogan Says Turkey ‘Will Never Declare A Ceasefire,’ Only End Offensive If Kurds Withdraw

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday that the country will only end its offensive in northern Syria if Kurdish fighters withdraw, Reuters reported. Vice President Mike Pence is set to visit Anarka on Wednesday to “voice the United States’ commitment to reach an immediate ceasefire and the conditions for a negotiated settlement,” a Tuesday press release from the Office ...

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Notre Dame’s Melted Scaffold Will Be Removed ‘In The Coming Weeks’

Workers will begin to remove the melted scaffold on top of Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral “in the coming weeks” according to France’s culture minister. An April 15 fire largely destroyed the medieval cathedral as it was undergoing renovations. Engineers have worked to determine if removing some of the ruined parts would weaken the structure after the blaze, the Associated Press reported. ...

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Turkey Launches Ground And Air Assault Against Kurdish Fighters, Killing At Least 7 |

Turkish Armed Forces launched a ground and air assault Wednesday against U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters in Syria, according to The New York Times. The strikes came after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced earlier Wednesday that Turkey would lead a military offensive that he dubbed “Operation Peace Spring” in northern Syria against U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters. Turkish warplanes bombed Syrian towns for ...

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Turkey Launches Military Offensive In Northern Syria As US Troops Leave The Region

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Wednesday that the Turkish Armed Forces will be leading a military offensive in northern Syria against U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters. The announcement after the White House announced on Sunday that the U.S. was preparing to remove its troops from the region. “The Turkish Armed Forces, together with the Syrian National Army, just launched #OperationPeaceSpring against PKK/YPG and Daesh ...

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Ukraine’s Top Prosecutor Promises To Review Case Linked To Hunter Biden

Ukraine’s top prosecutor announced Friday that he will review a case that involves former Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden. Prosecutor general Ruslan Ryaboshapka, who was appointed in August, announced at a press conference Friday morning that he will review several cases including a criminal case that involves the natural gas company Burisma Holdings, according to the New York ...

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Hong Kong Government Deploys Law Banning Face Masks

Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam use emergency powers at a news conference Friday to deploy a rare law banning the use of facemasks amid high tensions across the region. The move comes after four days of peaceful and violent demonstrations — including the officer-involved shooting of an 18-year-old student protester — took place between Sept. 28 and Oct. 1 ...

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Police Gun Down Knife-Wielding Attacker Who Killed Four Officers

A police officer shot and killed a knife-wielding attacker who murdered four officers at the Paris Police Headquarters on Thursday, according to the New York Times. The attacker worked at the police headquarters located near Notre Dame Cathedral for more than 20 years as an administrative assistant, Alliance Police Nationale union official Loïc Travers told The NYT. “The motive is not ...

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Hong Kong Police Unload Live Rounds On Protesters, Shoot 18-Year-Old: Report |

A young Hong Kong protester was shot by police Tuesday during a protest against China’s celebration of 70 years under communism, according to the South China Morning Post (SCMP). Demonstrations, which have been ongoing since Saturday, escalated Tuesday night with fires, tear gas, street fights and at least 30 arrests. More than 40% of the region’s train stations shut down, ...

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AP Article ‘Explains’ Latin American Abortion Laws, Doesn’t Include Poll Showing Pro-Life Majorities

An Associated Press story reported on Latin American abortion laws without any mention of a Pew Research poll showing that most Latin Americans oppose abortion. A reporter at the publication covered a Mexican pro-abortion march that took place Saturday in which protesters demanded that lawmakers decriminalize abortion throughout the entire country. In a story titled “AP Explains: Abortion rights in ...

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Police Fire Tear Gas, As Hongkongers Protest Anniversary Of Chinese Communist Rule |

Hong Kong police responded to escalating weekend protests against China’s 70th anniversary of communist rule by making more than 150 arrests, firing teargas and using a water cannon. Demonstrators set fires, smashed windows at subway stations and threw bricks at police, according to The Washington Post on Monday. “If they respect us, then we will respect them,” a 28-year-old protester ...

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Transgender Athletes Wreak Havoc In Women’s Rugby

Biological males who identify as transgender women are wreaking havoc in women’s rugby in Great Britain. Women’s rugby referees in England are quitting their jobs over the inclusion of the male athletes, according to a report in The Sunday Times this weekend. “Being forced to prioritize hurt feelings over broken bones exposes me to personal litigation from female players who ...

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Australia’s Most Populous State Decriminalized Abortion Up Until 22 Weeks

Lawmakers voted to overturn a 119-year-old law and decriminalize abortion in an Australian state Thursday. New South Wales (NSW) lawmakers voted to pass the Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019, a bill that allows women to abort their unborn babies up until 22 weeks of pregnancy.  The bill intends to reform “the law relating to terminations of pregnancies and regulating ...

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China Harvests Organs From ‘Prisoners Of Conscience’ And Religious Minorities, Tribunal Says

China harvests organs from religious minorities and “prisoners of conscience,” a tribunal told the United Nations on Tuesday. The China Tribunal, an independent tribunal focused on forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience, presented its accusation Tuesday to the United Nations — but the tribunal has dedicated years to researching alleged organ harvesting abuses within the People’s Republic of China. ...

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