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‘He threw them under a bus’: US allies in Middle East fear abandonment after Trump’s betrayal of Kurds

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The shock waves from Donald Trump’s surprise announcement that US troops in northern Syria would step aside and allow a Turkish offensive to obliterate its long-term Kurdish partners rippled out of Washington and shook America’s allies across the region. From Israel to the Gulf, officials, diplomats and commentators expressed fears – in private and ...

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Trump May Like Putin. His Administration Doesn’t.

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How the U.S. president’s Russia rapprochement never came to pass   On the campaign trail, now-President Donald Trump vowed to improve U.S. relations with Russia, and the report released by special counsel Robert Mueller earlier this month lays out in detail how his staffers tried to make it so. They ...

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Is Venezuela lurching toward war?

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Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? The political standoff in Venezuela teetered toward open conflict over the weekend. Clashes between opposition supporters and security forces — as well as armed mobs loyal ...

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