17 October 2019


US lawmakers condemn Syria withdrawal (26)
US lawmakers in the House of Representatives have voted 354 to 60 to condemn President Donald Trump's move to withdraw American troops from northeast Syria. Patricia Zengerle ReutersOctober 17, 20197:35am The US House of Representatives has voted overwhelmingly to condemn President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw forces from northeast Syria, clearing the way for Turkey's offensive against US-allied Syrian Kurds.
Turkey defiant on Syria operation as U.S. seeks ceasefire (9)
AFP Ceylanpinar, October 16, 2019 21:41 IST Updated: October 16, 2019 21:41 IST Turkey-backed Syrian fighters hold a position across from the key Syrian border town of Ras al-Ain on October 16, 2019, as smoke billows above the town during the ongoing assault by Turkey and its allies on Kurdish-held border towns in northeastern Syria.
Turkey says it is preparing retaliatory sanctions against US (10)
Kalin also said that US officials were clearly told Turkey would not declare a ceasefire in northern Syria. (File photo: Reuters) Reuters, Ankara Thursday, 17 October 2019 Turkey's foreign ministry is preparing retaliatory sanctions against the United States after US President Donald Trump imposed sanctions on Ankara over its offensive in northeastern Syria, presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Wednesday.
Virgin Galactic spacesuits will let you 'savor' the ride (3)
The space tourism company partnered with Under Armour to create the suits private astronauts will wear on Virgin Galactic flights. By Erin Carson October 16, 2019 3:04 PM PDT A look at the latest in space wear.б Steven Counts In preparing to go into space, at least Virgin Galactic's private astronauts won't have to worry about what to wear.
House Democrats not easing up on impeachment probe (9)
By LISA MASCARO, MARY CLARE JALONICK and LAURIE KELLMAN WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democrats are showing no signs of easing up on the fast-moving impeachment inquiry targeting President Donald Trump. Lawmakers attending closed-door interviews say testimony from State Department officials and those in other foreign policy posts is largely corroborating the account of the government whistleblower whose complaint sparked the probe.
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