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Pence Praises Egypt Partnership in Meeting With Sisi

Photo Vice President Mike Pence meeting with the Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on Saturday in Cairo. Credit Khaled Desouki/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images CAIRO — Vice President Mike Pence and the Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah el-Sisi pledged a united front against terrorism in the Middle East as Mr. Pence, …

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Statue of Liberty closed due to U.S. government shutdown – National

The U.S. government shutdown had an instant impact on two of the world’s top tourist destinations: the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The National Park Service announced that both New York sites would be closed Saturday “due to a lapse in appropriations.” Late Friday, the Senate failed to approve …

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Honduran Security Forces Battle Protesters as Election Chaos Lingers

TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS —  Honduran soldiers and police clashed with protesters blocking roads across the Central American country on Saturday, as discontent continued to fester nearly two months after a disputed presidential election. At least one person died as security forces launched tear gas against rock-throwing supporters of the center-left Opposition …

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Fury Erupts in Syria Ahead of Turkish Military Operation Against Kurdish Enclave

Thousands of angry protesters in cities across northern Syria took to the streets Friday following a Turkish threat of a cross-border military operation into Afrin, which materialized on Saturday. Turkish war planes launched airstrikes on Kurdish positions in northern Syria, with Turkey asserting it wants to target the People’s Protection …

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