close Video President Trump says Americans shouldn't be losing lives over Syria Trump participates in a joint press availability with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in the White House. President Trump on Wednesday once again defended his decision to remove U.S. military forces from northern Syria, saying before a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella at the White House that Turkey’s invasion of Syria is “not our problem.” Trump’s comments come amid widespread, bipartisan criticism of his decision to withdraw from the region and ahead of a planned trip by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to press Turkey for a cease-fire in its attack on Syrian Kurdish fighters. “If Turkey goes into Syria, it is between Turkey and Syria. It’s not our problem,” Trump said, adding: “The Kurds know how to fight. As I said, they are not angels.” Trump added: “We are not a policing agent...It is time … [Read more...] about President Trump says Turkey’s invasion of Syria is ‘not our problem’; Kurds ‘are not angels’
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FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2019 file photo, Colombia's President Ivan Duque waves to police cadets, accompanied by his interim Defense Minister and Armed Forces Commander Gen. Luis Fernando Navarro, left, during a graduation ceremony for the cadets in Bogota, Colombia. Labor unions, student groups and ordinary citizens are expected to join in on Thursday, Nov. 21, in what could be one of the nation's biggest demonstrations in recent years, testing the Duque government as unrest grips the region. less FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2019 file photo, Colombia's President Ivan Duque waves to police cadets, accompanied by his interim Defense Minister and Armed Forces Commander Gen. Luis Fernando Navarro, left, during a ... more Photo: Fernando Vergara, AP Photo: Fernando Vergara, AP Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close … [Read more...] about Colombia protesters hope to channel wave of discontent
On June 3, 1924, Franz Kafka died of tuberculosis in a sanatorium in Austria. He was only 41 years old and was just getting started with his writing career. But his death was made all the more tragic by love—Kafka’s last moments were spent in the arms of Dora Diamant, the love of his life whom he had only met 11 months earlier. Dora would cherish the memory of Kafka for the rest of her life—so much so that she named her only daughter after her former lover ten years after his death. She kept a piece of him in the 35 letters he had written to her during the rare times they were apart, as well as 20 notebooks that were left in her possession. That is, until the Gestapo raided her Berlin house and confiscated all the papers they could get their hands on, condemning her mementos to the notorious mountain of bureaucracy of the Third Reich. The search to recover these letters and notebooks started almost immediately after they were taken. Kafka’s closest friend, Max … [Read more...] about Unraveling a Nazi Mystery: Are Franz Kafka’s Missing Love Letters in Berlin?