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UPDATE 1-Turkey's Erdogan to discuss possible operation in Syria with Putin – RIA

UPDATE 1-Turkey's Erdogan to discuss possible operation in Syria with Putin - RIATurkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he planned to discuss a possible Turkish military operation in Syria when he visits Moscow for talks with President Vladimir Putin on Monday, Russia’s RIA news agency reported. Erdogan has vowed to crush U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters east of the Euphrates in Syria and said last year that preparations were complete for an operation. Turkey, Washington’s main Muslim ally within NATO, considers Syria’s YPG Kurdish militia an enemy and has already intervened to sweep the fighters from territory west of the Euphrates in military campaigns over the past two years.



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UK lawmakers discuss halting Brexit after petition hits 6 million

UK lawmakers discuss halting Brexit after petition hits 6 millionBritish lawmakers debated halting Brexit on Monday after a record six million people signed a petition to revoke the process that set Britain on course to leave the European Union. Britons voted to leave the European Union by 52 percent to 48 percent in 2016, and the following year British Prime Minister Theresa May gave notice of the intent to leave the bloc on March 29, 2019 under Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty. The online petition to revoke Article 50 took off after a speech when May said that she was on the side of the British public over Brexit.



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Trump, top national security officials discuss Afghanistan

Trump, top national security officials discuss AfghanistanWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his national security team had an hourlong, classified meeting on Afghanistan on Friday, a day after a top Afghan official openly complained that the Trump administration was keeping his government in the dark about its negotiations with the Taliban.



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Mike Pence Is Meeting With Venezuela's Opposition Leader to Discuss Ways to Oust Maduro

Mike Pence Is Meeting With Venezuela's Opposition Leader to Discuss Ways to Oust MaduroAfter a weekend effort failed to deliver aid



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US and Venezuela opposition to discuss ways to oust Maduro

US and Venezuela opposition to discuss ways to oust MaduroWASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is planning new ways to pressure Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to give up power and other means to provide assistance to the people of the economically devastated South American nation after a weekend effort failed to deliver aid.



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UN envoy arrives in Yemen to discuss truce around port city

UN envoy arrives in Yemen to discuss truce around port citySANAA, Yemen (AP) — U.N. envoy Martin Griffiths arrived on Sunday in the capital, Sanaa, to discuss the "complex situation" in and around the key port city of Hodeida, Yemeni security officials said.



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Russia, Turkey discuss coordination in Syria after U.S. withdrawal

Russia, Turkey discuss coordination in Syria after U.S. withdrawalForeign and defense ministers from Russia and Turkey discussed coordination between their forces in Syria after the United States’ decision to withdraw troops from the Arab republic, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday. “Today, an understanding was reached on how military representatives of Russia and Turkey will continue coordinating their steps “on the ground” under new conditions with a view to the ultimate eradication of the terrorist threat in the Syrian Arab Republic,” Lavrov said.



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Turkey says US team coming to discuss Syria troops withdrawal

Turkey says US team coming to discuss Syria troops withdrawalA US military delegation will visit Turkey this week to discuss the withdrawal of American ground forces from Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman said on Monday. “They will discuss how to coordinate (the withdrawal) with their counterparts,” Ibrahim Kalin told a news conference in Ankara after US President Donald Trump’s shock decision last week to order the pull-out of 2,000 troops. The US has for years supported the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group in Syria.



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U.S., Taliban Meet in U.A.E. to Discuss Afghanistan Peace

U.S., Taliban Meet in U.A.E. to Discuss Afghanistan PeaceRepresentatives from Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the U.A.E. will also attend the meeting, Zabihullah Mujahed, a spokesman for the militant group, said in a statement released on late Sunday evening. Pakistan has also confirmed that talks will be taking place and hopes the meeting “will end bloodshed in Afghanistan and bring peace to the region,” Mohammad Faisal, a foreign ministry spokesman in Islamabad, said on Twitter.



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Pelosi, Dem critics discuss plan to limit top leaders' terms

Pelosi, Dem critics discuss plan to limit top leaders' termsWASHINGTON (AP) — Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats opposing her bid to become speaker have discussed new rules that would likely limit party leaders to three two-year terms, people familiar with the talks said Tuesday. The proposal, if adopted, could well restrict Pelosi to just two more years atop her party.



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