Global News 10/17/19 – US tries to salvage Syria ceasefire, ambassador to EU to testify that Trump delegated Ukraine to Giuliani, and EU and UK sign tentative Brexit deal

American Special Forces soldiers in the northern Syrian city of Manbij in February 2018. Credit Mauricio Lima for The New York Times

American Special Forces soldiers in the northern Syrian city of Manbij in February 2018. Credit Mauricio Lima for The New York Times

This Thursday, Pence & Pompeo to meet with Erdogan, but Trump undermines their efforts; ambassador to EU to testify the Trump delegated Ukraine policy to Giuliani; UK and EU sign tentative Brexit deal, but Northern Irish DUP party threatens to derail it in Parliament; hecklers removed from contentious Hong Kong legislature session; and longtime Congressman & civil rights activist Elijah Cummings dies.

Global News 10/16/19 – Boris Johnson on brink of Brexit deal after border concessions, Erdogan rejects ceasefire, and Hong Kong leader forced to give state of the union address via video

Boris Johnson will still have to win over parliament to any agreed deal. Photograph: Wiktor Szymanowicz/Barcroft Media

Boris Johnson will still have to win over parliament to any agreed deal. Photograph: Wiktor Szymanowicz/Barcroft Media

This Wednesday, UK PM Boris Johnson is on the brink of a Brexit deal after making border concessions to Ireland and the EU; Turkey leader Erdogan vows to press on with safe zone plan, rejects ceasefire; Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam forced to give state of the union address via video after she is shouted down by pro-democracy protesters; protests erupt in Barcelona after sentencing of independence leaders; and feds take down world’s largest dark web child porn marketplace.

Global News 10/15/19 – Russia says its troops are patrolling in northeast Syria, impeachment inquiry heats up, and police officer charged with murder in killing of black woman in her own home

Russian and Syrian flags on military vehicles near Manbij, Syria, on Tuesday. Credit Omar Sanadiki/Reuters

Russian and Syrian flags on military vehicles near Manbij, Syria, on Tuesday. Credit Omar Sanadiki/Reuters

This Tuesday, Russia says its troops are patrolling between Turkish & Syrian forces as US sanctions Turkey; impeachment inquiry heats up fast; the police officer who killed a black woman in her own home in Fort Worth, TX is charged with murder; 14 Mexican police officers killed in ambush; and Japanese death toll rises to 66 from typhoon.

Global News 10/14/19 – Kurds find new ally in US foe, the Syrian government, Texas policeman shoots black woman in her own house, and homemade bomb detonated for first time in Hong Kong

Syrian Democratic Forces fighters killed during the Turkish advance were buried in Qamishli, Syria, on Saturday. Credit Baderkhan Ahmad/Associated Press

Syrian Democratic Forces fighters killed during the Turkish advance were buried in Qamishli, Syria, on Saturday. Credit Baderkhan Ahmad/Associated Press

This Monday, the Kurds made a new alliance with the Syrian government after US betrayal; outrage in Texas as policeman shoots black woman in her own home; homemade bomb detonated for the first time in Hong Kong protests; Catalonia leaders jailed for sedition in Spanish court; and cell service returns to Kashmir for first time in months.

Global News 10/11/19 – Thousands flee, hundreds dead in Turkish attack on Kurds, 4 nat'l security officials raised alarms about Trump Ukraine policy, and Iran oil tanker explodes off Saudi coast

Pro-Turkish Syrian fighters along the Turkish side of the border on Friday. Credit Nazeer Al-Khatib/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Pro-Turkish Syrian fighters along the Turkish side of the border on Friday. Credit Nazeer Al-Khatib/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

This Friday, thousands flee and hundreds are reported dead in Turkish assault on US-allied Kurds in Syria; at least four national security officials raised alarms about Ukraine policy before and after Trump call with Ukrainian president; Iran oil tanker ‘explosion’ reported in Red Sea; hundreds take to streets in Hong Kong as subways open for first time in weeks; and native Ecuadoreans detain, then free, police in continued anti-austerity protests.