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U.S. Begins Syria Withdrawal, Amid Uncertainty Over Strategy

BEIRUT, Lebanon — The United States has started withdrawing its troops from Syria, an American military spokesman said on Friday, further muddling the Trump administration’s plans for disengagement from one of the Middle East’s [...]

Chinese Lunar Rover Begins Its Exploration of the Moon

Contrary to the enduring but mistaken notion that the moon has a “dark side” — you can blame Pink Floyd for that, at least in part — the photographs showed the landscape bathed in an orange hue, casting the sharp shadows from [...]

U.K. Begins to Think Seriously About a ‘No-Deal Brexit’

“With just 100 days to go, the suggestion that ‘no-deal’ can be ‘managed’ is not a credible proposition,” the heads of five business federations said in a statement. “Businesses would face massive new customs costs and tariffs. [...]

Israel Begins Anti-Tunnel Effort Along Its Border With Lebanon

But Israel kept its plans for the tunnel operation, and even its knowledge of the existence of such cross-border tunnels, completely under wraps, taking Hezbollah and the Israeli public by surprise with Tuesday’s action. The military [...]

Florida officially begins machine recount in three statewide races

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Department of State on Saturday formally called for the machine recount of more than 8 million ballots in three statewide midterm races. The announcement has been [...]

Early voting period for midterm elections begins in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Early voting has begun across Texas for approximately 15.8 million people who are registered to vote in the midterm elections. The number of registered voters is a 4 percent increase from those registered to cast [...]

Japan Caved to Trump on Trade Talks. Now the Real Haggling Begins.

TOKYO — When Shinzo Abe sat down for a three-hour dinner with President Trump at Trump Tower in New York in September, the pair celebrated the Japanese prime minister’s 64th birthday. By the end of that week, it looked like Mr. [...]

Canada Makes Marijuana Legal, and a National Experiment Begins

MONTREAL — Canada on Wednesday became the first major world economy to legalize recreational marijuana use, beginning a national experiment that will alter the country’s social, cultural and economic fabric, and present the nation [...]

Early voting begins as midterms season enters final phase

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Much of the political world is consumed with a battle over a Supreme Court nominee, an expanding international trade war and President Donald Trump’s social media posts. Yet here in Minnesota, the first votes of the 2018 [...]

Fight to Retake Last ISIS Territory in Syria Begins

A shifting attack strategy In Iraq and Syria, even with its territory greatly diminished, the Islamic State has persisted. Months after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared “final victory” over the group in 2017, three Iraqi provinces [...]