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10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. FIGHTING IN KURDISH-HELD SYRIAN TOWN PERSISTS AP journalists witness continued fighting in a northeast Syrian town at the center of the fight between Turkey and Kurdish forces, despite a U.S.-brokered cease-fire that went into effect hours earlier. 2. ‘A GREAT DAY FOR CIVILIZATION’ Trump hails a cease-fire deal with Turkey, but its effect was […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. US REP. ELIJAH CUMMINGS DIES AT 68 The Maryland congressman became the powerful chairman of a U.S. House committee that investigated Trump and was a formidable orator who passionately advocated for the poor. 2. BORIS JOHNSON DECLARES ‘GREAT NEW DEAL’ FOR BREXIT European Union and British negotiators have agreed on an outline for a […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. DEBATE RIVALS ASSAIL ELIZABETH WARREN Democratic presidential hopefuls accuse the Massachusetts senator of ducking questions about the cost of Medicare for All and her signature “wealth tax” plan. 2. IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY REVEALING NEW DETAILS The testimony from witnesses, mainly officials from the State Department and other foreign policy posts, is largely corroborating the account […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. TURKEY, KURDS BATTLE FOR KEY SYRIAN BORDER TOWN Turkey defies growing condemnation from its NATO allies to press ahead with its invasion of northern Syria, shelling suspected Kurdish positions near the border amid reports that Syrian Kurds had retaken a key town. 2. TRUMP TARGETS TURKEY’S ECONOMY The president announces sanctions aimed at restraining […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. U.S. TROOPS TO WITHDRAW FROM CHAOTIC NORTHERN SYRIA U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper says President Donald Trump has directed U.S. troops in northern Syria to begin pulling out “as safely and quickly as possible.” 2. SYRIAN ARMY FACES TURKISH FORCES Syrian government forces have deployed near the Turkish border, hours after Syrian Kurdish forces […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. TURKISH FORCES PRESS ADVANCE AGAINST KURDS Turkey says its military launched airstrikes and unleashed artillery shelling against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria. Kurds and Syrian activists say that despite the barrage, Turkish troops had not made much progress on several fronts. 2. WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS PULL DISAPPEARING ACT As the impeachment inquiry swirls around […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. TRUMP DEFENDS DECISION TO ABANDON KURDISH ALLIES IN SYRIA The president casts his decision as fulfilling a campaign promise, but critics say he is sacrificing a U.S. ally and undermining American credibility. Turkey, meanwhile, says it won’t bow to Trump’s threats on its military intentions. 2. TRUMP ENVOY TO TESTIFY IN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY A […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. TRUMP, DEMOCRATS A STUDY IN CONTRASTS IN PROBE The president turns to name-calling and foul language as he defends himself from the impeachment inquiry, while House Democrats quietly vow new subpoenas for documents and witnesses. 2. HOW IMPEACHMENT VETERANS VIEW CURRENT INQUIRY Republicans who carried out Bill Clinton’s impeachment in 1998 are urging caution […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. CIRCLE WIDENS IN IMPEACHMENT PROBE Democrats subpoenaed Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer who was at the heart of Trump’s efforts to get Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden’s family. 2. CHINA PARADES LATEST MISSILES IN CHALLENGE TO US, OTHERS China celebrates its Communist Party’s 70th anniversary by displaying a hypersonic ballistic nuclear […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. TRUMP ALLIES STRUGGLE OVER HOW TO MANAGE IMPEACHMENT THREAT Republicans’ talking points on the whistleblower scandal include a debunked conspiracy theory, the “deep state” and Joe Biden’s son. 2. ‘THIS WAS A HEINOUS CRIME’ Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman says he takes full responsibility for the grisly murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. ACTING INTEL BOSS TO SPEAK Joseph Maguire is set to testify to Congress about a whistleblower complaint involving Trump. House Democrats who have seen the complaint call it “deeply disturbing.” 2. DEMOCRATS DEFY IMPEACHMENT RISKS Democrats are plunging headfirst into an investigation that could jeopardize their House majority, but an emerging consensus is that […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. DEMOCRATS TAKE UP IMPEACHMENT DRIVE; TRUMP ASSAILS THEM The probe focuses partly on whether he abused his presidential powers and sought help from Ukraine to undermine rival Joe Biden and help his own reelection effort. 2. HOW WHITE HOUSE VIEWS IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS The announcement has largely been welcomed by Trump’s advisers, who believe it […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. JOHNSON’S SUSPENSION OF BRITISH PARLIAMENT DEEMED ILLEGAL Britain’s Supreme Court ruled that the prime minister’s government shut Parliament to squelch debate on its Brexit policy. 2. TRUMP ORDERED AID FREEZE; MORE DEMOCRATS PUSH FOR IMPEACHMENT Trump ordered his staff to freeze nearly $400 million in aid to Ukraine a few days before a phone […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. WHAT QUESTIONS WILL TRUMP FACE AT UNITED NATIONS The president will have to fend off questions including whether he sought foreign help to damage a political rival, Iran, the uncertain future of Brexit, the U.S. trade war with China and a weakening global economy. 2. BRITISH TOUR COMPANY THOMAS COOK COLLAPSES The British government […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHAT WHISTLEBLOWER COMPLAINT FOCUSES ON The Trump administration is in a showdown with Congress over a whistleblower’s “urgent” and “serious” complaint, which at least partly involves Ukraine, newspaper reports say. 2. PENTAGON TO PRESENT SEVERAL OPTIONS TO TRUMP ON IRAN As the president considers how to respond to the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. IRAN DIPLOMAT ISSUES STARK WARNING Mohammad Javad Zarif warns that any attack on his country over a drone-and-missile strike on Saudi Arabia’s oil industry will result in “all-out war.” 2. ‘IT WAS A DUMB THING TO DO’ Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologizes and begs the nation for forgiveness following the publication of a […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. ISRAEL’S MAIN POLITICAL PARTIES DEADLOCKED AFTER ELECTION Seeming kingmaker Avigdor Lieberman says he’ll insist upon a secular unity government between the main Likud and Blue and White parties, and that could lead to Benjamin Netanyahu’s ouster. 2. IRAN SAYS IT’S READY TO HIT BACK Tehran warns Washington that any U.S. action taken against it […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. WHO TRUMP, POMPEO BLAME FOR ATTACK ON SAUDI OIL PLANTS The president, secretary of state and other U.S. officials say Iran carried out the drone strikes that damaged a key petroleum facility. Iran, meanwhile, called the U.S. claims “maximum lies.” 2. MORE THAN 49,000 UAW WORKERS GO ON STRIKE Contract talks with General Motors […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. PROGRESSIVE, MODERATE DIVIDE ON DISPLAY IN DEBATE Joe Biden parries attack after attack from liberal rivals on everything from health care to immigration, showcasing ideological differences in the Democratic Party. 2. WHERE POPE WILL VISIT Francis will travel to Thailand and Japan in November in a visit expected to highlight his call for complete […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. SUPREME COURT BACKS ASYLUM LIMITS Justices are allowing nationwide enforcement of a new Trump administration rule that prevents most Central American immigrants from seeking asylum in the U.S. 2. AND THEN THERE WERE 10 The Democratic Party’s strongest presidential contenders — according to polls and fundraising — meet on the same debate stage for […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. BOLTON, TRUMP DIFFERED ON GLOBAL HOTSPOTS The now former national security adviser held far more hawkish views than the “America first” president on matters like Iran, North Korea and Afghanistan. 2. AMERICANS COMMEMORATE 9/11 Mournful ceremonies, volunteering, appeals to “never forget” and rising attention to the terror attacks’ extended toll on responders will mark […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. TRUMP’S TALIBAN DECISION PUSHES COUNTRY TOWARD VOTE The U.S. president’s decision to halt talks with the insurgent group pushes Afghanistan toward a fragile — and possibly violent — presidential ballot in less than three weeks. 2. HURRICANE SURVIVORS STRUGGLE TO START NEW LIFE IN BAHAMAS Thousands descend on the capital, Nassau, facing the need […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. BATTERED BAHAMAS IN NEED AFTER DEATH AND DESTRUCTION Thousands of desperate hurricane survivors in the island nation are seeking help in Dorian’s aftermath as the death toll reaches 20. 2. STRENGTHENING DORIAN RAKING SOUTHEAST The Category 3 hurricane leaves tens of thousands without power as it threatens to inundate low-lying coasts from Georgia to […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. BAHAMIANS BEGIN RESCUES AS DORIAN MOVES ON TOWARD US COAST Bahamians rescue hurricane victims with jet skis and a bulldozer as the U.S., Britain and aid groups try to get food and medicine to survivors and take the most desperate people to safety. 2. HONG KONG EXTRADITION BILL WITHDRAWN The territory’s embattled leader Carrie […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. HURRICANE STILL DEVASTATING BAHAMAS Dorian came to a catastrophic daylong halt over the islands, killing at least five people with 21 injured airlifted by the U.S. Coast Guard. People in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina were ordered to evacuate before the storm rolls up the Eastern Seaboard. 2. TRAGIC SCUBA DIVING HOLIDAY At least […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. FLORIDA PREPS FOR POTENTIALLY CATASTROPHIC CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE DORIAN Many Florida residents faced a sense of helplessness as they prepared for what President Trump said could be an “absolute monster” of a storm. 2. WHO WAS ARRESTED IN HONG KONG Well-known activist Joshua Wong and another core member of a pro-democracy group Agnes Chow […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. DORIAN HEADS FOR BAHAMAS, FLORIDA The Category 1 hurricane does limited damage in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, though forecasters warn the storm is gaining strength as it moves over open water. 2. DEMOCRATIC DEBATE FIELD NARROWS Ten Democrats — including front-runner Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders — have qualified for […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. DORIAN THREATENS PUERTO RICO Forecasters say the tropical storm made a last-minute shift in its path and could reach near-hurricane strength in its approach to the reeling U.S. territory. 2. NEW PRIME MINISTER ROILING BRITISH POLITICS Boris Johnson is suspending Parliament, squeezing time for opposition lawmakers to hamper efforts to quash a no-deal Brexit. […]

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