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Trump sanctions fail to slow Turkey assault; Syrian troops move on Manbij

Turkey ignored U.S. sanctions and pressed on with its assault on northern Syria on Tuesday, while the Russia-backed Syrian army roared into one of the most hotly contested cities abandoned by U.S...
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Germany's Scholz calls for coordinated approach to convince Turkey to end Syria operation

German Vice Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Tuesday criticized U.S. President Donald Trump for not having coordinated his decision to impose sanctions against Turkey, adding that the European Union is..
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U.S. demands Syria ceasefire, slaps sanctions on Turkey over incursion

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..
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U.S. Senator Graham says he strongly supports Trump on Turkey sanctions

Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, who has been critical of President Donald Trump's decision to pull American troops out of northeast Syria, said on Monday he strongly supports Trump's decision..
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Top U.S. Republican says Trump's sanctions on Turkey 'do not go far enough'

The top Republican on the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee on Monday said President Donald Trump's economic sanctions against Turkey do not go far enough.
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Scrambling to limit damage, Trump tells Turkey to stop its Syria invasion

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday demanded Turkey stop its military incursion in Syria and imposed new sanctions on the NATO ally as Trump scrambled to limit the damage from his much-criticized..
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Pence says Trump spoke to Erdogan and asked for immediate ceasefire

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Monday said President Donald Trump had spoken to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and asked for an immediate ceasefire in Syria.
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Trump hits Turkey with tariffs, threatens sanctions over Syria incursion

President Donald Trump on Monday said he would authorize sanctions against Turkish officials, stop negotiating with Turkey on a $100 billion trade deal, and boost tariffs on the country's steel to 50..
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Canada's Trudeau, in election fight, says he needs voter support to stand up to Trump

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who looks set to lose his parliamentary majority after an Oct. 21 election, said on Monday he needed a strong government to keep standing up to U.S. President..
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Trump to soon issue sanctions, stop trade deal, and ratchet up tariffs on Turkey

President Donald Trump on Monday said that in response to Turkey's incursion into Syria he will soon issue an executive order authorizing sanctions against current and former Turkish officials, stop..
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U.S. Senator McConnell to meet with Trump administration to discuss Syria

U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Monday expressed grave concern about the U.S. response to Turkey's incursion in Syria, and said he will meet with officials in President Donald Trump's..
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Turkish lira slides, but doubt lingers over Trump sanction threats

The Turkish lira slid 0.8% on Monday in the face of U.S. and European threats of sanctions and embargoes, though skeptical traders said it would weaken much further if Western allies turned words into..
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Trump: Kurdish-led forces may intentionally be releasing Islamic State militants

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that Kurdish-led forces in northeast Syria may be releasing captive Islamic State militants to lure U.S. troops back to the area, adding that they could be..
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Turkey's lira flat after Trump threat of 'powerful' U.S. sanctions

Turkey's lira stood at 5.8985 against the U.S. dollar on Monday, little changed from Friday's close, after U.S. President Donald Trump said he was working on "powerful" sanctions against Turkey over..
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As options narrow on Syria, Trump prepares to drop sanctions hammer on Turkey

President Donald Trump's administration is set to impose economic sanctions on Ankara, potentially as early as this week, for its incursion into northern Syria, one of the few levers the United States..
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PM Modi crosses 30 million follower-mark on Instagram, becomes most followed world leader

US President Donald Trump currently has 14.9 million followers while his predecessor Barack Obama has 24.8 million followers on Instagram.
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Macron says Turkey's Syria offensive may create humanitarian crisis

France's president said on Sunday he had told Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump in telephone calls that the Turkish offensive in Syria had to stop immediately and that it..
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Trump tells Pentagon to begin withdrawing remaining troops from northern Syria

The United States is poised to move about 1,000 U.S. troops from northern Syria amid an ongoing Turkish incursion into the region, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Sunday, calling the situation..
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Putin says Trump not to blame for lack of improvement in Russia-U.S. ties

Moscow is not blaming U.S. President Donald Trump for failing to improve U.S.-Russian relations, a pledge he had made during his election campaign, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview..
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In rally outside White House, Trump blamed for exposing Kurds to Turkish offensive

Lava Ibrahim and her sister Midya emigrated to the United States from Qamishli in northeast Syria seven years ago as refugees, grateful for the safe haven the country provided them.
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Asked about Trump mediation with Kurds, Turkey says won't talk to terrorists: Deutsche Welle

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu dismissed on Saturday an offer by U.S. President Donald Trump to mediate between Ankara and Kurdish YPG forces to halt Turkey's incursion in Syria, according..
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U.S. lawmakers press again for stronger Trump action on Turkey

U.S. lawmakers introduced more legislation on Friday seeking to slap stiff sanctions on Turkey over its offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria, underscoring unhappiness from both Democrats and..
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Trump to host Italian President Mattarella at the White House on Thursday

U.S. President Donald Trump will host Italian President Sergio Mattarella at the White House on Oct. 16, the White House said on Friday.
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France's Macron urges need to end Turkish assault in Syria in Trump phone call

France and the United States have agreed to remain in close contact over Turkey's escalating campaign in northern Syria, French President Emmanuel Macron's office said, adding that he had stressed the..
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U.S. House Foreign Affairs leaders seek protection of Kurds in Syria

U.S. lawmakers introduced a resolution on Friday opposing President Donald Trump's decision to clear the way for Turkey to attack Kurdish fighters, underscoring unhappiness from both Democrats and..
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Abandoning diplomat's discretion, ex-Ukraine ambassador takes Trump to task

The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine abandoned diplomatic discretion and accused the Trump administration of recalling her based on false claims and of eviscerating the State Department, an act that..
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Judge blocks Trump immigration rule, calls it 'repugnant to American Dream'

A U.S. federal judge in New York on Friday temporarily blocked a Trump administration rule that would deny visas to aspiring immigrants deemed likely to require government assistance, calling it..
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At evangelical conference, concerns about Syria but cheers for Trump

Prominent evangelical leaders have sharply criticized U.S. President Donald Trump over his decision to pull American military forces out of Syria, saying he was endangering tens of thousands of..
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U.S. judge blocks Trump rule limiting green cards for poor immigrants

A U.S. federal judge in New York on Friday temporarily blocked a Trump administration rule that would deny permanent residency to certain aspiring immigrants deemed likely to require government..
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Rubio, Cruz ask Trump to keep Citgo in Venezuela opposition's hands

U.S. lawmakers including Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz wrote a letter to President Donald Trump this week requesting that he take executive action to prevent holders of Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA's..
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United States threatens Turkey with 'very significant' sanctions

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday that President Donald Trump had authorized U.S. officials to draft "very significant" new sanctions to target Turkey after it launched an offensive..
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Turkey intensifies Syria campaign as Islamic State strikes Kurds

Turkey intensified its air and artillery strikes in northeast Syria on Friday, escalating an offensive against Kurdish militia that has drawn warnings of humanitarian catastrophe and turned some..
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Ex-envoy tells impeachment inquiry Trump ousted her based on 'false claims'

The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine who Donald Trump has called "bad news" told a House of Representatives impeachment inquiry into the president on Friday that Trump removed her from her post based..
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Trump names John Sullivan as his pick for U.S. ambassador to Russia

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he will nominate U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan to be the U.S. ambassador to Russia.
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Ex-Ukraine envoy says Trump pressured State Department to remove her: report

The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine told lawmakers on Friday that President Donald Trump pressured the State Department to remove her as part of a concerted campaign against her, the Washington Post..
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'We feel betrayed': Kurds in U.S. voice anger at Trump's troop pullback

Like many Kurds living in the United States, Lava Antar has had a hard time sleeping this week, waking often to check reports of Turkish jets and artillery pounding her northeast Syria homeland. Once,..
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U.S. ambassador to EU to testify in impeachment, will not share documents

Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, will testify before the committees leading an impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump, his lawyers said on Friday, after the..
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Turkey intensifies Syria campaign; Washington warns of 'serious consequences'

Turkey intensified its air and artillery strikes on Kurdish militia in northeast Syria on Friday, escalating an offensive that has drawn warnings of humanitarian catastrophe and turned Republican..
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Ex-Ukraine envoy removed by Trump arrives to testify in impeachment probe

The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine who Donald Trump has called "bad news" arrived on Capitol Hill to testify on Friday in the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry into the president, while..
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Pressed by Trump over defense, Germany says can pay more for NATO running costs

Germany is willing to contribute more to NATO's running costs as long as other allies also step up to help reduce the United States' share of funding, German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer..
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U.S. ex-ambassador to Ukraine meets with lawmakers amid impeachment inquiry

Former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch arrived on Capitol Hill on Friday for a scheduled appearance before House lawmakers, as House Democrats continue their impeachment inquiry into U.S...
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Kremlin eyes possible Putin-Trump meeting in Chile in November: RIA

The Kremlin said on Friday that it would look into the possibility of Russian President Vladimir Putin meeting his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump at an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Chile..
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'Border on fire' as Turkey intensifies Syria campaign

Turkey stepped up its air and artillery strikes on Kurdish militia in northeast Syria on Friday, escalating an offensive that has drawn warnings of humanitarian catastrophe and turned Republican..
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Turkey bombards Syrian Kurdish militia, thousands flee as death toll mounts

Turkish warplanes and artillery hit Kurdish militia targets in northeast Syria on the third day of an offensive that has killed hundreds of people, forced tens of thousands to flee and turned..
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Trump to meet with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He at 2:45 p.m. EDT/1845 GMT Friday

President Donald Trump will meet with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He at 2:45 p.m. EDT/1845 GMT on Friday as the world's two biggest economies try to reach a trade agreement, the White House said.
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In 14-hour news conference, Ukraine's leader says was not blackmailed by Trump

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Thursday he would be ready to open a probe into any Ukrainian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election but denied that President Donald Trump..
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Factbox: Who are the Giuliani associates charged with trying to influence U.S. elections?

Igor Fruman and Lev Parnas, two foreign-born associates of U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, were charged on Thursday with conspiring to influence U.S. politics with illegal..
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Factbox: Who are the Giuliani associates charged with funneling Russian money to pro-Trump group?

Igor Fruman and Lev Parnas, two foreign-born associates of U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, were charged on Thursday with conspiring to influence U.S. politics with illegal..
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