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Syria Kurds accuse Turkey of violating cease-fire

Oct. 18, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

CEYLANPINAR, Turkey (AP) — The Kurdish-led administration in northern Syria accused Turkey on Friday of violating a U.S.-brokered cease-fire that went into effect overnight, as fighters from both sides clashed in and around a border town that has been one of the fiercest fronts in the Turkish invasion. The...

The Latest: Macron: Turkish offensive 'madness'

Oct. 18, 2019 9:52 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 4:50 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron says Turkey's military operation in Syria is "madness." Speaking in Brussels after a meeting of the European Union, Macron said he wants France, Germany and Britain to...

Sudan rebel faction, government hold 1st round of talks

Oct. 18, 2019 9:27 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's largest single rebel group Friday held its first round of direct peace talks with the country's transitional government, despite an earlier boycott following a military crackdown. The new transitional government and other rebel leaders kicked off talks Monday in South Sudan's capital,...

EU Council President Tusk says the "so-called" Syria ceasefire is "a demand of capitulation of the Kurds."

Oct. 18, 2019 9:09 AM EDT
BRUSSELS (AP) — EU Council President Tusk says the "so-called" Syria ceasefire is "a demand of capitulation of the Kurds."

Trump hails Syria cease-fire after he played role in crisis

Oct. 18, 2019 8:57 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — President Donald Trump framed the U.S.-brokered cease-fire deal with Turkey as "a great day for civilization," but its effect was largely to mitigate a foreign policy crisis widely seen to be of his own making. After hours of negotiation in Ankara, the two nations Thursday agreed to a...

10 Things to Know for Today

Oct. 18, 2019 5:48 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. FIGHTING IN KURDISH-HELD SYRIAN TOWN PERSISTS AP journalists witness continued fighting in a northeast Syrian town at the center of the fight between Turkey and Kurdish forces, despite a U.S.-brokered...

Deal between US, Turkey spawns more questions than answers

Oct. 18, 2019 5:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump hailed it as a great day for civilization, but the agreement hammered out in Ankara, Turkey, between U.S. and Turkish leaders spawned more questions than answers. Thursday's deal called for a five-day pause in fighting between Turkish and Kurdish fighters and put a...

AP reporters see shelling, smoke in Syrian town at center of fight between Turkey and Kurdish forces despite cease-fire

Oct. 18, 2019 2:05 AM EDT
CEYLANPINAR, Turkey (AP) — AP reporters see shelling, smoke in Syrian town at center of fight between Turkey and Kurdish forces despite cease-fire.

Trump, in Texas, bashes Democrats as 'crazy,' unpatriotic

Oct. 18, 2019 1:32 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — President Donald Trump tried to turn impeachment rancor into a political rallying cry Thursday, using a Texas rally to bash Democrats as "crazy" and unpatriotic as they push forward with their investigations. Setting a dire tone, Trump told his supporters, "At stake in this fight is the...

The Latest: US, Turkey agree to cease-fire in Syria

Oct. 17, 2019 9:59 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 4:50 a.m. Friday The U.S. and Turkey have agreed to a cease-fire in the Turks' deadly attacks on Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, requiring the Kurds to vacate the area in an arrangement that largely solidifies Turkey's...