PRI's The World

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Chaos in Syria as alliances shift


Northern Syria is in chaos. The situation on the ground is changing quickly, with new coalitions aligning and more groups joining the fight. And, American farmers are getting fed up with being pawns in President Donald Trump's trade wars. Also, a kindergarten in southern Israel was shut down in September after the school was accused of segregating students by race. But for Ethiopian Jews in Israel, it was another painful reminder of the obstacles they face as a minority in the Jewish state.


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A tense time in northeastern Syria as operation continues


Friday marked the third day of Turkish attacks on Kurdish fighters in northern Syria. It's a scene of chaos and turmoil. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the attacks have forced more than 60,000 Syrians from their homes. For Syrian refugees already in Turkey, this is making a tense time even more difficult. Also, Serhiy Leshchenko, a former Ukrainian MP and investigative journalist, is being called "the Ukrainian who sunk Paul Manafort...


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Giuliani's tangled ties in Ukraine


Serhiy Leshchenko, a former Ukrainian MP and investigative journalist, is being called "the Ukrainian who sunk Paul Manafort." Leshchenko provided evidence on the shadowy activities of Trump’s former campaign manager in Ukraine. Also, Friday marked the third day of Turkish attacks on Kurdish fighters in northern Syria. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the attacks have forced more than 60,000 Syrians from their homes...


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The impact of Turkey's offensive on people in Syria


What's the impact of Turkey's military incursion into Syria having on people there? Also, Apple removed an app from its online store that protesters in Hong Kong have been using to locate police and dangerous spots in the city. Plus, tensions are boiling over at universities around the world where students from Hong Kong and mainland China are getting into disputes over pro-democracy protests back home.


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Turkish military action opens new chapter in Syrian war


Turkey launched an attack on Kurdish militias in northern Syria on Wednesday. These are some of the same Kurdish military forces who've been fighting alongside US troops against ISIS. Turkey's move was expected, but plenty of Middle East experts, along with members of the US Congress, are worried about the consequences...


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Policy shift in Syria puts spotlight on Kurds


Donald Trump's decision to remove US troops from Syria leaves the Kurdish forces there vulnerable. We take a look at the Kurds, who are guarding large detention centers for ISIS fighters and their families. Plus, anti-Brexit members of the European Parliament are hosting a 60-piece band to deliver a musical plea for the UK to stick with Brussels. And in China, electric buses are everywhere — and there are very few in the US...


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Time to get out of "ridiculous endless wars"


US troops have withdrawn from border posts in north-eastern Syria following a policy shift from President Donald Trump endorsing a Turkish military plan to move into the region. The decision has deeply alarmed former US officials who see it as a betrayal of America's allies in the region. Also, Republican Jeff Flake, who served in the House and Senate for 18 years representing Arizona, gives us his thoughts into the political calculations Republicans on Capitol Hill are making right now...


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(Featured) Things That Go Boom: Why the US and Iran have bad blood


Before they were enemies, the US and Iran used to be an item. In fact, the US helped start Iran's nuclear program. But, like any failed relationship, it’s not just one thing that led to the break-up. Years of misinformation, politics, greed, reality TV and some real security interests on both sides all caused friction...


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Did Trump do something illegal? Or just inappropriate?


Text messages reveal how the Trump administration pushed Ukraine's government to investigate leading Democratic candidate Joe Biden and his family. In the United Kingdom, the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland has returned as a major sticking point for a new Brexit plan. Plus, protesters in Hong Kong are using maps to locate police and dangerous spots — but only on Android phones.


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Trump's former special envoy to Ukraine questioned


The impeachment inquiry scandal in Washington has shined a bright and uncomfortable light on an anti-corruption scandal in Ukraine. Plus, Kurt Volker — a longtime US diplomat who served as Trump's special envoy for Ukraine until resigning last week — was questioned by members of Congress behind closed doors on Thursday. And, a highly coveted Michelin star is at the center of a legal conflict in the world of European fine dining.


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