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Commander of US-backed Syrian forces calls for 1,500 troops to stay | TheHill – The Hill

From Google World News:   The commander of U.S.-aligned Syrian forces wants as many as 1,500 U.S. service members to remain in the country to assist with operations against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Reuters reports that Mazloum Kobani, commander-in-chief of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), told

N.C. congressional contest marred by absentee ballot scheme: official

From Reuters Top News:   RALEIGH, N.C. (Reuters) – An investigation of a disputed 2018 congressional contest in North Carolina has uncovered a “coordinated, unlawful and substantially resourced absentee ballot scheme,” the state’s elections board executive director said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Mark Harris, Republican candidate from North Carolina’s 9th

EU's Juncker expects Trump to refrain from imposing higher tariffs on cars

From Reuters Top News:   BERLIN (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump has promised European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker that he will not impose additional import tariffs on European cars for the time being, Juncker was quoted in a published interview as saying on Monday. FILE PHOTO: European Commission President

A woman from Oxford has become the first person in the world to have gene therapy to try to halt the most common form of blindness in the Western world.

From Reddit World News: submitted by /u/NinjaDiscoJesus [link] [comments]   The original content can be found here: A woman from Oxford has become the first person in the world to have gene therapy to try to halt the most common form of blindness in the Western world.

DNA on napkin leads to murder charge in 25-year-old case

From The Guardian World:   Minnesota Minnesota investigators used genealogy website in case of Jeanne Ann Childs’ 1993 death Jeanne Ann ‘Jeanie’ Childs was found dead in Minneapolis in 1993. Photograph: Raymond Boyd/Getty Images A Minnesota businessman has been charged in a 25-year-old murder case, after investigators ran crime scene

Erdogan: NATO gives arms to 'terrorists' but not to Turkey

From Al Jazeera:   President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses supporters during an election rally on Saturday in Istanbul [Umit Bektas/Reuters] President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused NATO allies of supporting “terrorists” with thousands of truckloads of weapons, while ignoring Turkey’s request to purchase their arms. “What kind of NATO alliance is this?”

China accuses US of trying to block development after Pence Huawei comments | TheHill – The Hill

From Google World News:   China’s government accused the Trump administration of “fabricat[ing]” reasons to stifle the country’s economic growth on Monday after Vice President Pence called a top Chinese technology company a security threat to the U.S. ABC News reports that a spokesman for China’s foreign ministry took aim

Queensland union will not back election candidates who do not support coal workers

From The Guardian World:   Australian trade unions CFMMEU district president Stephen Smyth says union will back candidates who support workers’ rights The CFMMEU’s stance highlights that a transition away from coal will most significantly affect blue-collar workers in regional areas. Photograph: Dan Peled/AAP The mining arm of the Queensland

Hunt and Fox's Japanese fumble is a sign of UK's weakness

From The Guardian World:   Japan Attempt to hustle Japan into a trade deal highlights the problems facing ‘global Britain’ Foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt with Japan’s foreign minister Taro Kono. Photograph: Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images It takes a lot to anger the unfailingly polite, anglophile Japanese. But Liam Fox, the international