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Exclusive: U.S. general recommends arming, aiding Syrian fighters after pullout

The United States should keep arming and aiding the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) following the planned U.S. withdrawal from Syria, provided the group keeps up the pressure on Islamic State, a senior U.S. general told Reuters on Friday.

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Trump’s Trail of Fears

By JAMELLE BOUIE

The president, channeling his hero Andrew Jackson, continues to champion a particularly virulent form of reactionary white majoritarianism.

EU needs ambitious Cohesion policy to achieve SDGs, socialists argue

By Beatriz Rios

Europe’s economic strategy should focus on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and Cohesion policy is key in getting there, socialist groups in the European Parliament and in the Committee of the Regions said in an appeal launched on Thursday (7 February).

U.S.-backed Syrian fighters advance in clashes with Islamic State: official

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have seized ground from Islamic State in a fierce battle to capture its last enclave in eastern Syria, an SDF official said on Sunday.

U.S.-backed Syrian force launches 'final battle' against Islamic State

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) began an assault against the final Islamic State enclave in eastern Syria on Saturday, aiming to wipe out the last vestige of the jihadist group's "caliphate" in the SDF's area of operations.

Which Way to the North Pole?

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

The north magnetic pole is moving eastward at an accelerating pace. Is doomsday nigh?

Romania’s Kovesi in pole position for European Chief Prosecutor

By Georgi Gotev

Laura Codruţa Kövesi, the former chief prosecutor of Romania’s anti-corruption agency (DNA), is ranked first among three candidates shortlisted for the position of the first-ever chief prosecutor of the European Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO).

Campaign leader: +Plus party is much more than the person of Dacian Ciolos

By Georgi Gotev

The new Romanian party, +Plus, founded by former EU Commissioner Dacian Cioloș, is in talks to run for the European elections in coalition with the Save Romania Union (USR), the new force's campaign leader told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.

Romania’s Commissioner and former PM quit ruling Social Democrats

By Georgi Gotev

Former prime minister Mihai Tudose has followed Commissioner Corina Crețu quitting Romania's ruling Social Democrats (PSD) further weakening the parliamentary grip of the party and its leader, Liviu Dragnea.

When Brexit Happens, Will Food Shortages and Hunger Pangs Follow?

By AMIE TSANG

Food retailers warn that supermarkets and food outlets would be the first to feel the impact of Britain crashing out of the European Union with no deal.

It’s Getting Very, Very, Very Cold Outside. Read About Someplace Warm.

By THE NEW YORK TIMES

Looking for an escape route from the polar vortex? Here are a half-dozen possibilities that are guaranteed to be warmer than minus-14 degrees.

Apple Was Slow to Act on FaceTime Bug That Allows Spying on iPhones

By NICOLE PERLROTH

A teenager in Arizona discovered the flaw, which allows eavesdropping, on Jan. 19, and his mother contacted Apple the next day. But the company was slow to reply.

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