LONDON — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces issued a “public mobilization” call along the Syrian border with Turkey on Wednesday as tensions ratchet up in northeastern Syria in the face of an imminent Turkish invasion. “We are and we have to ...

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Argument: Taiwan Wants to Help Fight the Coronavirus. WHO Won’t Let It. Taiwan Wants to Help Fight the Coronavirus... The novel coronavirus outbreak has resulted in more than 80,000 confirmed cases and killed nearly 3,000 people worldwide. Its spread has already surpassed the total number of casualt

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Canada's Supreme Court on Friday ruled that Vancouver-based mining company Nevsun Resources can be sued in this country for alleged human rights abuses overseas that complainants say amounted to slavery. The decision means three Eritreans who filed a civil suit against Nevsun in British Columbia can

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Many Venezuelans Struggle to Put Food on the Table in Crisis CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — For Yeri Guerra, getting by during hard times in Venezuela means sometimes skipping meals so her two young boys still at home can eat before heading to school. Other days, when things are even more desperate, she

Japan’s Economy May Be Another Coronavirus Casualty
Dispatch: Japan’s Economy May Be Another Coronavirus Casualty Japan’s Economy May Be Another Coronavirus... TOKYO—The coronavirus outbreak could hardly have come at a worse time for Japan. The economy and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s reputation have both taken a hit. Even the much-vaunted Tokyo 2020   Foreign Policy  
Armed Russian Warships Head Toward Syria After Strikes Kill Turkey's Troops
A pair of Russian warships have set out for the waters off of Syria, a deployment that came just a day after airstrikes attributed to Moscow's ally there killed dozens of Turkish troops. The two Black Sea Fleet frigates, Admiral Makarov and Admiral Grigorovich, "simultaneously began passing through   Newsweek on MSN.com  
Canada to cease security funding for Harry and Meghan
LONDON — The Canadian government will no longer pay for Prince Harry and Meghan's security, it said in a statement Thursday. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been living on picturesque Vancouver Island in the northeastern Pacific Ocean, just off the coast of British Columbia, where their security   NBC News  
Killer of Texas police Officer David Sherrard is sentenced to death
After deliberating for more than eight hours, a Texas jury decided Thursday that the convicted killer of Richardson police Officer David Sherrard deserves to die. Brandon McCall, 28, was convicted of capital murder last week in the February 2018 shooting death of Sherrard, who had responded to a cal   Fox News  
South Korea coronavirus cases top 2,300 as authorities ramp up testing
SEOUL, Feb. 28 (UPI) --South Korea's coronavirus toll climbed again on Friday, reaching 2,337 confirmed cases, as health authorities continue widespread testing to try to rein in the outbreak. The number of patients has doubled in two days and has soared from just a few dozen cases early last week.   UPI.com  
US intelligence agencies monitoring worldwide spread of coronavirus, concerns in India, Iran: report
Spy agencies in the U.S. are observing the global spread of the coronavirus and are concerned about how countries -- specifically India and Iran-- could respond to a major outbreak, according to a report on Thursday. Worries in Iran stem from the country's lack of response to the outbreak, which has   Fox News  
Russia deploys warships to Syria coast after Turkey loses 33 soldiers in attack
LONDON — Russia on Friday announced it had dispatched two state-of-the-art warships to the Middle East after an attack in Syria killed 33 Turkish soldiers, a sign of the serious flare-up in Ankara-Moscow tensions. Videos posted on social media Friday showed two of Russia’s newest guided missile frig   NBC News  
Canada to hold talks with indigenous group in bid to end blockades
OTTAWA (Reuters) - A Canadian government minister was scheduled to open two days of talks with a major indigenous group on Thursday in a bid to end three weeks of rail and road blockades across the country that are harming the economy. Activists have disrupted passenger and freight traffic to show s   Reuters  
Russian mourners mark 5-year anniversary of Nemtsov killing
MOSCOW -- Mourners are placing lit candles and bouquets of flowers on the Moscow bridge where Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov was gunned down five years ago. People in the small Thursday night gathering on the bridge, with St. Basil's Cathedral at the foot of one of its approaches, briefly c   ABC  
Chemicals Firm Charged Over Polluting French Factory Blaze
French prosecutors said Thursday they had charged a subsidiary of US chemicals firm Lubrizol over a massive fire at a factory in northern France last September that coated the city of Rouen in acrid smoke. Lubrizol France was charged with pollution and a failure to meet safety standards that resulte   International Business Times