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Turkey Syria offensive: Erdogan and Putin strike deal over Kurds

Turkey and Russia have agreed what they called a "historic" deal aimed at keeping Kurdish forces away from Syria's border with Turkey. Turkey this month launched an offensive to drive out t

Canadian election: Trudeau’s Liberals ‘retain power’

Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party has retained power but as a minority government, according to projections by Canada's national broadcaster, CBC.Despite some early losses in Canada's eastern provinces, the Liberals ar

Chile protests: Five dead after looters torch garment factory

Media playback is unsupported on your device Five people have died after a garment factory was set ablaze by looters near Chile's capital Santiago amid a wave of protests. The military and police used te

Turkey’s Erdogan vows to ‘crush heads’ of Kurdish fighters

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that Turkey will "crush the heads" of Kurdish fighters if they do not withdraw from a planned safe zone area in northern Syria.Turkey agreed on T

Turkey Syria offensive: Mitch McConnell attacks Trump

The US Senate majority leader has attacked President Donald Trump's policy in Syria.In a Washington Post opinion piece, Mitch McConnell says fellow Republican Mr Trump's troop withdrawal or

Turkey to suspend Syria offensive ‘to allow Kurdish withdrawal’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Turkey has agreed to a ceasefire in northern Syria to let Kurdish-led forces withdraw.The deal came after US Vice-President Mike Pence and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip

Turkey-Syria offensive: Not our border, says Donald Trump

Media playback is unsupported on your device President Donald Trump has said Turkey's incursion into Syria is "not our border", and called the former US allies the Kurds "no angels". The US is facing int

Turkey-Syria offensive: Russia vows to prevent clashes with Assad forces

Media playback is unsupported on your device Russia has said it will not allow clashes between Turkish and Syrian forces, as Turkey's military offensive in northern Syria continues."This would simply be

Turkey-Syria offensive: US sanctions Turkish ministries

Media playback is unsupported on your device The US has sanctioned two Turkish ministries and three senior government officials in response to the country's military offensive in northern Syria.President

Turkey-Syria offensive: Kurds reach deal with Syrian army

The Kurds in Syria say the Syrian government has agreed to send its army to the northern border to try to halt Turkey's offensive against them.Syrian state media earlier reported that gover

Typhoon Hagibis: Biggest Japan storm in decades makes landfall

Media playback is unsupported on your device As least five people are reported dead and others are missing as Japan endures what could be its worst storm for 60 years.The eye of Typhoon Hagibis made land

Turkey Syria offensive: 100,000 flee homes as assault continues

Media playback is unsupported on your device Some 100,000 people have fled their homes in north Syria, the UN reports, as Turkey presses on with its cross-border offensive on Kurdish-held areas.Many peop

US Republicans seek sanctions on Turkey over Syria

Republicans in the US House of Representatives have announced plans to introduce a sanctions bill against Turkey for its offensive in Syria.Congresswoman Liz Cheney said Turkey must face "s

US did not approve Turkey’s Syria offensive, says Mike Pompeo

The US did not give Turkey a "green light" for its offensive in northern Syria, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said.Mr Pompeo defended President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw U

White House ‘will not co-operate with impeachment inquiry’

Media playback is unsupported on your device The White House has officially refused to co-operate with the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.A letter sent to Democratic leaders rejected

Turkey-Syria border: Trump threatens to ‘obliterate’ Turkish economy

Media playback is unsupported on your device President Donald Trump has threatened to destroy Turkey's economy if Turkey goes "off limits" after his surprise decision to pull US forces out of north-easte

Trump impeachment: Second whistleblower emerges

A second whistleblower has come forward in the impeachment case against US President Donald Trump, according to lawyers representing the first one.Mark Zaid told ABC News the second person

Iraq protests: UN calls for end to ‘senseless loss of life’

Media playback is unsupported on your device The United Nations has called for an end to the "senseless loss of life" in Iraq as the death toll from anti-government protests nears 100. Demonstrators say

Hong Kong: Face mask ban prompts thousands to protest

Media playback is unsupported on your device Thousands have taken part in unplanned protests in Hong Kong after the territory's government announced a face mask ban, which came into effect at midnight (1

Boris Johnson’s Brexit plan: EU ‘open but unconvinced’

The European Union is "open but not convinced" by the UK PM's new proposals for a Brexit deal with the EU, the president of the European Council says.Donald Tusk was among several leading E

Trump angrily lashes out at Democrats over impeachment inquiry

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has lashed out at congressional Democrats after they vowed to issue legal summonses to the White House this week.Committees are dema

Trump impeachment: Pompeo accuses Democrats of ‘bullying’

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has accused Democrats of bullying his staff as a part of an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.He said in a tweet that requests for five offic

Trump impeachment: Lawyer Rudy Giuliani subpoenaed for documents

Democrats have demanded records from the president's personal lawyer, the next step of an effort that could remove Donald Trump from office.Rudy Giuliani has admitted to asking Ukrainian of

No reason to probe Bidens: former Ukraine prosecutor

Media playback is unsupported on your device A Ukrainian ex-prosecutor general has told the BBC there is no reason for his country to investigate President Donald Trump's political rival Joe Biden.Yuriy

White House restricted Trump call transcripts – US media

The White House has restricted access to transcripts of some of President Donald Trump's calls with foreign leaders, US media report.Officials said notes about calls to leaders including Ru