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Turkey: US to stop arming Syrian Kurdish fighters

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Friday that U.S. President Donald Trump told his Turkish counterpart that the United States will no longer supply arms to Syrian Kurdish fighters. 221 more words

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Presidential coalition in Algerian local poll keeps majority

ALGIERS, Algeria — Algeria’s presidential coalition of the FLN and RND parties has held on to its majority in the local assemblies in the country’s local elections. 101 more words

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Firm becomes 1st in US to offer online virtual sport betting

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The company behind internet gambling website PlaySugarHouse.com has become the first in the U.S. to let gamblers bet real money online on the outcome of virtual sports events. 100 more words

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German court: Ancient forest can be cleared for coal mine

BERLIN — A court in western Germany says an ancient forest near the Belgian border can be chopped down to make way for a coal strip mine. 98 more words

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2 girls raped, 12-year-old sister killed in northern Mexico

MEXICO CITY — A 12-year-old girl is dead after an assailant attacked her and raped her two young sisters in their home in the northern Mexico border city of Ciudad Juarez. 78 more words

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Poland to raise spending on strapped health care

WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s lawmakers have approved a major increase of funds for the state’s health care system, in a move intended to cut long waiting lists for doctors’ appointments. 74 more words

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Aircraft weight, air density cited in fatal '16 NY crash

ESPERANCE, N.Y. — Federal investigators say overloading and failure to account for thinner air were likely factors in the fatal crash of a single-engine aircraft in upstate New York in 2016. 105 more words

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