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Yellow vest protesters return set for Nov. 17 anniversary

Yellow vest protesters return set for Nov. 17 anniversary

PARIS — After a quiet summer, France’s yellow vest protesters were hoping for a busy fall. So when Amandine Cantournet saw a call last month touting a “historic” 45th gathering on the Champs-Elysees in the heart of Paris, she was willing and ready to make the five-hour drive from her home near the Swiss border…

Trump Saudi Arabia deployment undercuts bid to end ‘forever wars’

Trump Saudi Arabia deployment undercuts bid to end ‘forever wars’

President Trump has stoked his political base by touting the withdrawal of more than 1,000 U.S. troops from Syria as keeping his 2016 campaign promise to end American involvement in foreign “forever wars.” The problem is that the Pentagon’s near-simultaneous deployment of some 3,000 troops and advanced missiles to Saudi Arabia is likely to trigger…

Montgomery County police officer fatally shot in downtown Silver Spring

Montgomery County police officer fatally shot in downtown Silver Spring

Montgomery County Police are searching for the person who fatally shot an officer Monday morning in a Silver Spring parking garage — the county’s first fatal shooting of an on-duty police officer since 2003. At an afternoon press conference at the county administration building in Rockville, acting Police Chief Marcus Jones said Officer Thomas J.…

Kurds eye Syria, Russia alliance as Turkey military advances

Kurds eye Syria, Russia alliance as Turkey military advances

President Trump on Sunday ordered another pullback of U.S. troops inside Syria as a Turkish military invasion gains steam and the geopolitical situation deteriorates, with American-backed Kurdish forces now pursuing an alliance with Moscow and the government of Syrian dictator Bashar Assad. Amid reports of violence against Kurdish civilians and the escape of hundreds of…