Turkish troops fired on several YPG targets in Afrin to prevent the formation of a "terror corridor" on the border, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported. The U.S. recognizes the PPK as a terrorist outfit, but the militias in Afrin are associated with the YPG - an entirely different organization that has fought side by side with the U.S.in battling both ISIS and insurgents in Iraq.
The attack came after a week of threats by the Turkish government, promising to clear the Kurdish People's Protection Units, or YPG, from Afrin and the surrounding countryside. Turkish leaders were angered by an announcement by the United States military six days ago that it was going to create a 30,000-strong border force with the Kurdish fighters to secure northern Syria.
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While Durbin said a bipartisan agreement presented to the President last week fulfilled Mr. Trump's demands on a number of fronts, Nielsen made clear it was not acceptable to the Trump Administration. Cotton said Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation" that he "didn't hear" the vulgar word reportedly used. "My memory hasn't evolved", Graham told the Charleston Courier and Post.
Vonn hailed the progress of the 25-year-old Wiles, who earned her second podium finish here. Vonn, meanwhile, had no mistakes on Saturday. At 33, Vonn became the oldest woman to win a World Cup downhill, beating the previous mark established by Elisabeth Goergl, an Austrian who was 32 when she won in 2014.
The Turkish government has repeatedly warned it will strike Syrian towns controlled by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia, including Afrin , after the United States said it was training a 30,000-strong border force there.
By contrast, in 65 countries, US leadership approval sank 10 percentage points or more. Out of 134 countries polled, the median approval of America's leadership is 30 percent-lower than at any point during President Barack Obama 's or President George W.
North Korea has never participated in an Olympic Games in South Korea. The IOC said the team will be represented by the Korean Unification Flag, which bears the image of the Korean Peninsula in blue against a white background, and will use the acronym COR.
The foreign ministry of Russian Federation, whose opinion is seen as crucial in determining how far the operation goes, said it had received the news of the campaign with concern and urged restraint. But the risks are huge - the offensive pits Turkey against its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally the U.S., which backs the Kurdish militia against IS, infuriating Ankara .
The New York Times published a report on the morning of January 20 alleging that Meehan used "thousands of dollars in taxpayer money" to settle a misconduct complaint after a former female aide accused him of making unwanted romantic propositions.
Shortly after the clock struck midnight on the east coast White House press secretary Sarah Sanders issued a statement excoriating Democrats for the shutdown . Congress also failed to reach an agreement to a limit on how much Congress could spend on military and domestic programmes in order to keep the government open.
Separately, South Korea's Unification Ministry said North Korea would send a delegation to the country on Sunday to prepare for a trip by an art troupe during the Games, pushing the visit back a day after earlier cancelling it. Their last joint march was at the Asian Winter Games in Changchun, China , in 2007. Until Saturday, a figure skating pair were the only North Koreans to have secured a spot at the Games.
Rescue workers are busy at the site where a auto was hit by a falling tree during a storm in Moers, western Germany , Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Schiphol International Airport in Amsterdam announced that its airspace had been closed and many flights had been cancelled or delayed.
Lawmakers are trying to put together bipartisan legislation that will add border security, change certain aspects of immigration law, and come to an agreement on protecting people who have benefited from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ( DACA ) program.
Turkey launched a military operation Saturday targeting Kurdish fighters in the Syrian town of Afrin, Turkish state-run news reported . Reuters TV filmed Turkish artillery at the border village of Sugedigi firing on Friday morning into Afrin region, and the YPG militia said Turkish forces fired 70 shells at Kurdish villages between midnight and Friday morning.
Trump wasn't apologetic and denied he was racist, said the confidant, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a private conversation. Republican Sen. "Durbin blew DACA and is hurting our Military", Trump added . Never said "take them out". "When I mentioned that fact to him, he said 'Haitians, do we need more Haitians?' " Durbin said.
The Syrian regime, of course, has denounced the plan as a "blatant attack" on its sovereignty - but Turkey is the only country threatening to kill Americans over it. Any operation would entail considerable military and political risk for Ankara. "Moscow is concerned at this news. We call on the opposing parties to show restraint".
It has started rolling out on both Android and iOS apps of Instagram with the latest update . Until now, people could trade direct messages back and forth without the pressure of having to respond to a DM if they would rather just have a stalk of their favourite pages and then leave the app.
Trump called life "the greatest miracle of all ". Trump will do it in the White House Rose Garden . The release did not specify what was meant by "discriminatory policies" or "certain health care services". "It's just really inspiring because I think as a GW student, sometimes I feel like the voice of someone who is pro-life can get drowned out a bit because it's definitely not the most popular opinion on campus", she said.
WOLFF: Well I didn't have the blue dress. Of course, the "blue dress" he's referring to is Monica Lewinsky's infamous outfit that was said to be stained with President Bill Clinton's semen and proof of his dalliance. "Not only is he helping me sell books, but he's helping me prove the point of the book", said Wolff on NBC Today . "It's toward the end of the book...