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Syrian army returns to northeast, as Turkey widens invasion

Syrian government troops moved into towns and villages in northeastern Syria on Monday, including the flashpoint region of Manbij, setting up a potential clash with Turkish-led forces advancing in the area as long-standing alliances in the region began to shift or crumble following the pullback of U.S. forces.

Harvard University Professor Michael Kremer and Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics.

3 economists who study poverty win Nobel Prize

Two researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a third from Harvard University won the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics on Monday for groundbreaking research into what works and what doesn’t in the fight to reduce global poverty.


Peruvian dishes find roots in Chinese cuisine

Peruvian cuisine is garnering international fame around the world to the delight Peruvians who are its biggest fans. But food fans might find some flavors reminiscent of a cuisine that took the world by storm a long time ago – Chinese food.


China-US trade talks extend into second day

High-lever trade talks between the US and China lasted more than eight hours on Thursday and will extend into another day. US President Donald Trump told reporters the negotiations were going very, very well and that he would meet with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He at the Wg=hite House on Friday afternoon.


Ecuador’s political crisis shows no signs of ending

Ecuadorians continue to vent their anger with the government over the fuel subsidies that were ended as part of austerity measures agreed to for an IMF loan for the economically depressed nation. A general strike began on the sixth day of nationwide protests and threaten to spread.