Associated Press/Photo by Baderkhan Ahmad

‘No restraint’

International | The rising human toll of Turkey’s invasion in Syria
by Mindy Belz
Posted 10/14/19, 01:47 pm

SYRIA: More than 200,000 civilians have fled Turkey’s invasion of northeast Syria, and at least 40 civilians have died—and Turkey-backed militias appear to be committing war crimes as they advance.

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U.S., China reach trade truce

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/11/19, 06:22 pm

The United States will forgo a planned tariff hike on Chinese imports worth $250 billion in exchange for China buying U.S. farm products valued at $40 billion to $50 billion. The countries agreed to the cease-fire in their ongoing trade war Friday, a few days before the tariffs were scheduled to take effect.

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Comedy Central

The wisdom of children

Entertainment | An irreverent cartoon stands up to China while U.S. corporations cower in fear
by Loren Skinker & Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/11/19, 02:26 pm

China has a longstanding tradition of demanding—and receiving—apologies from foreign businesses that offend the communist government. This week, the creators of the Comedy Central show South Park turned the tradition on its head while also skewering the NBA for bowing under Chinese pressure.

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