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Syrian forces enter key border town, blocking Turkish plans

Oct. 16, 2019 10:34 PM EDT

CEYLANPINAR, Turkey (AP) — Syrian forces on Wednesday night rolled into the strategic border town of Kobani, blocking one path for the Turkish military to establish a "safe zone" free of Syrian Kurdish fighters along the frontier as part of its week-old offensive. The seizure of Kobani by forces loyal to...

The Latest: US envoy urges Turkey to stop Syria offensive

Oct. 16, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — The latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 12:45 a.m. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations is urging Turkey to halt its offensive in northeastern Syria "and declare a cease-fire immediately." Kelly Craft said Wednesday that a delegation led by Vice...

Hamilton leads Mercedes one-two finish at Russian Grand Prix

Sep. 29, 2019 9:23 AM EDT

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Lewis Hamilton coasted to a comfortable victory and led a Mercedes one-two finish at the Russian Grand Prix on Sunday to tighten his grip on a sixth World Championship. In a calamitous few laps for Ferrari, the Italian team threw away a possible one-two finish of its own after...

Leclerc takes 4th straight pole at Russian GP, Hamilton 2nd

Sep. 28, 2019 10:17 AM EDT

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Charles Leclerc clinched his fourth straight pole position and championship leader Lewis Hamilton was second in qualifying at Formula One's Russian Grand Prix on Saturday. Leclerc finished 0.402 seconds clear of Hamilton, with Leclerc's Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel third fastest...

Verstappen ahead of Leclerc in 2nd practice at Russian GP

Sep. 27, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Max Verstappen traded positions with Charles Leclerc in Friday's second practice at the Russian Grand Prix. After Leclerc set the pace in the opening running at the Sochi Autodrome, Verstappen moved to the top of the time charts. The Red Bull driver finished 0.335 seconds clear of...

Putin, Netanyahu meet before Israeli parliamentary election

Sep. 12, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Ahead of Israel's early parliamentary election next week, Russian President Vladimir Putin says the Kremlin has an interest in who wins power. Putin spoke Thursday at the opening of a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the southern Russian city of Sochi. Putin says...

Turkey's Erdogan visits Russian air show as Putin's guest

Aug. 27, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — In a show of burgeoning security ties between Russia and Turkey, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attended the opening of an annual Russian air show as a guest of President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday and expressed interest in purchasing the latest Russian fighter jets. NATO member Turkey...