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Trump says U.S. has no stake in Syria because ‘we’re 7,000 miles away’

Condemnation of his stance was quick and severe, not only from Democrats but from Republicans who have been staunch Trump supporters on virtually all issues.

Trump believes that Russia can help Syria and «that's fine» .

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The U.S. President noted that Kurdish militaries know how to fight

Three US diplomats held near Russian test site where mystery blast killed five.

US embassy says trio had proper paperwork to travelAugust explosion causes radiation levels to surgeThree American diplomats were briefly detained in Russia near the military test site where a mysterious explosion released radiation in August, sev...

Trump claims Kurds are 'much safer' as US troops leave Syria.

President’s assertion undercuts US mission to Turkey aimed at urging Erdoğan to halt offensiveDonald Trump has hailed his decision to withdraw US troops in Syria, paving way for a Turkish offensive, as “strategically brilliant”, declaring that the...

Turkey and Russia show that land grabs can pay off

Erdogan and Putin are shredding the myth that countries no longer tear other countries apart

Russia steps in as Turkey defies NATO allies in Syria.

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Russia said it was working to prevent a conflict between advancing Turkish and Syrian government forces on Wednesday, as Turkey’s president defied growing pressure and sanctions from Western allies for a cease-fire in northern Syria.

Vladimir Putin Invites Turkey President To Russia Amid Syria Offensive.

Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the conflict in Syria in a phone call with Recep Tayyip Erdogan and invited the Turkish leader to visit Russia soon, the Kremlin said.

Fate of Syria’s Kurds now completely in Russia’s untrustworthy hands as Putin promises ‘not to allow’ Assad and Turkey to go to war.

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THE fate of Kurdish forces in northern Syria now rests in the untrustworthy hands of Vladimir Putin after the shock American withdrawal last week. Russian forces yesterday swept in to fill the void left by departing US troops – with Putin vo...

Kim Jong-un channels hardman hero Vladimir Putin as he rides on horseback for bizarre snaps.

KIM Jong-un channels his hardman hero Vladimir Putin as he rides on horseback in a new series of bizarre snaps. The photos, released by North Korea’s official news agency overnight, show the tubby tyrant clambering up a snowy peak on a white...

Kurds had back channel open to Syria, Russia over fears of U.

The Kurds opened a back channel to the Syrian government and the Russians in 2018, with those talks ramping up significantly in recent weeks.

The U.S. Turned Syria’s North Into a Tinderbox. Then Trump Lit a Match.

The violence precipitated by the American withdrawal is an outcome of tensions that have been building since the conflict began more than eight years ago.

Russian troops patrol between Turkish and Syrian forces on border.

Soldiers’ presence underlines Moscow’s role as power broker after evacuation of US personnel Russian units have begun patrolling territory separating Turkish-backed Syrian rebels from the Syrian army around Manbij in north-east Syria, in a clear s...

Russia Savors U.S. Missteps in Syria, and Seizes Opportunity

President Trump’s erratic moves are letting Russia seize the role of peacemaker — and deal-maker — in Syria.

30 years after communism, east Europeans divided over democracy's impact.

Pew research reveals very different views on whether countries are better off todayThirty years after the fall of communism, few people in Europe’s former eastern bloc regret the monumental political, social and economic change it unleashed – but ...

Zelenskiy's brush with Trump won't help him end Ukraine's war - Liana Semchuk.

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As Ukrainians brand their president ‘Monica Zelenskiy’ and EU allies waver, the chances of peace in Donbass look slimAt a press marathon in Kyiv last week, Volodymyr Zelenskiy declared that his mission was to be the Ukrainian president who would “...

Mass raids target Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

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Kremlin critics denounce searches as attempts to intimidate themRussian investigators have raided opposition offices across the country in the latest move to increase pressure on the chief government critic Alexei Navalny and his allies.The raids,...

Normandy Four summit could take place in Nov if Russia agrees - Prystaiko.

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A meeting of the leaders of four states in the Normandy format could take place next month if the date is agreed by the Russian side, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko has said.

As World Frets Over U.S. Missteps in Syria, Russia Grins and Pounces

President Trump’s erratic moves are letting Russia seize the role of peacemaker — and deal-maker — in Syria.

Who Are the Kurds, and Why Is Turkey Attacking Them in Syria?.

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Why did Turkey invade? Why did America leave? How did the Kurds gain so much land? We answer 10 key questions about the Turkish invasion of northern Syria.

As World Frets Over U.S. Missteps in Syria, Russia Grins and Pounces

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President Trump’s erratic moves are letting Russia seize the role of peacemaker — and deal-maker — in Syria.

Former US adviser in Russia testifies before House committees.

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Fiona Hill the latest witness summoned in impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump

Russian shadow falls over Syria as Kurds open door for Assad.

With the US gone, the implications of their departure is beginning to sink in across the Middle EastThe moment that changed the Middle East arrived with a sudden silence. Just before 7pm on Sunday, the internet was cut across north-eastern Syria w...

Fiona Hill: Russia expert to testify on impeachment inquiry engulfing Trump.

Latest official to find herself at center of impeachment stormFormer aide to testify she opposed Zelenskiy call – liveFiona Hill, a coalminer’s daughter from County Durham who became the top Russia expert in the White House, is the latest official...

Trump former Russia adviser to testify in impeachment inquiry.

Removal of US ambassador to Ukraine likely be queried in session with Fiona Hill

Thousands march in Kyiv to oppose east Ukraine peace plan.

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Ukrainian president calls on protesters to avoid violence as he is criticised for ‘capitulation’Thousands of people have joined a march through Kyiv led by nationalist parties and veterans’ associations to protest against changes to a peace plan f...