21 October 2019


U.S. troops leaving Syria heading to Iraq to fight Islamic State (16)
Clyde Hughes Oct. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Saturday that U.S. troops withdrawing from Syria will end up in western Iraq to continue their fight against the Islamic State. Esper told reporters while traveling to the Middle East that about 1,000 troops leaving northern Syria will take weeks to reconstitute in Iraq.
Turkey Says Soldier Killed Amid Kurd Pullout, Cease-Fire In Syria (2)
Both sides have accused each other of repeatedly violating the U.S.- brokered cease-fire. AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) - Kurdish-led fighters and Turkish-backed forces clashed sporadically Sunday in northeastern Syria amid efforts to work out a Kurdish evacuation from a besieged border town, the first pull-back under the terms of a U.S.-brokered cease-fire.
Mick Mulvaney seeks Trump damage control over impeachment and more (1)
Oliver Laughland @oliverlaughland Sun 20 Oct 2019 18.55 BST Senior Trump administration officials were on Sunday scrambling to defend the president from escalating domestic and foreign policy scandals, ranging from impeachment proceedings in Washington to the US troop withdrawal in northern Syria. Acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney was forced to row back comments he made earlier in the week acknowledging the administration withheld military aid
North Macedonia Sets April Date For Snap Polls After EU Snub (2)
Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev gives a press conference in Skopje on October 19. Share North Macedonia Sets April Date For Snap Polls After EU Snub share The leaders of North Macedonia have agreed on a date for snap elections that were called by Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on October 19. After meeting with President Stevo Pendarovski on October 20, Zaev announced that the leaders of the country's main political parties had
Thomas D'Alesandro III, Nancy Pelosi's brother and former Baltimore mayor, has died at age 90 (2)
By Jason Silverstein October 20, 2019 / 6:04 PM / CBS News Former Baltimore Mayor Tommy D'Alesandro III seen at the 2010 Columbus Commemoration. Amy Davis/The Baltimore Sun via AP Thomas D'Alesandro III, the eldest brother of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and former mayor of Baltimore, has died Sunday.
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