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Turkey's FM urges Russia to halt Syrian government attacks

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkey’s foreign minister urged Russia on Wednesday to halt the Syrian government’s attacks in the war-torn Arab country, a day after airstrikes on rebel-held sectors and the shelling of government-held areas killed at least 17 people, including an entire family.


p>In his remarks, Foreign Minister …

Donald Trump optimistic about U.S.-Iraq relationship in Davos

President Trump and Iraqi President Barham Salih projected optimism Wednesday as they discussed the American troop presence in Iraq during a meeting on the sidelines of a Swiss economic forum.


p>”We’re talking about a lot of different things,” Mr. Trump said from Davos. “They like what we’re doing, and we …

Afghan officials: US airstrike killed 10 civilians in Herat

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A drone attack carried out by U.S. forces earlier this month in western Afghanistan that apparently targeted a splinter Taliban group also killed at least 10 civilians, including three women and three children, an Afghan rights official and a council member said Wednesday.


p>According to the …

The Latest: Trump tries to keep focus on economy in Davos

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) - The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local):

1:05 p.m.

President Donald Trump says U.S. economic growth is the buzz at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, but reporters are focused on the impeachment trial underway back in Washington.


p>Trump …

Donald Trump says U.S. prepared for Wuhan coronavirus, trusts China to be transparent

President Trump said Wednesday the U.S. is prepared to deal with the Wuhan coronavirus that’s killed nine and sickened hundreds of others in China after federal officials reported the first case in the U.S.


p>”It’s one person coming in from China. We have it under control. It’s going to be …

Huawei theft prosecutions proceed despite U.S.-Chinese trade deal

The U.S. government is moving ahead with its pursuit of criminal charges against China’s Huawei Technologies despite the temporary truce in the trade war between Washington and Beijing.


p>Huawei is facing major criminal cases in New York and Washington state, and court papers provide details of the operating methods used …

Jehovah's Witnesses blast church member's sentence by Russian court

The World Headquarters of Jehovah’s Witnesses on Tuesday decried a Russian court’s conviction of another church member under the increasingly authoritarian government’s anti-extremism laws.


p>”We are not surprised that Russia has convicted yet another one of Jehovah’s Witnesses for peacefully practicing his Christian beliefs,” said Paul Gillies, an international spokesman …