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Russia Urges Syrian Kurds to Ally with Assad

Russia will urge Kurdish authorities in northern Syria to open talks with Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Damascus, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday amid an ongoing Turkish invasion of Kurdish-controlled areas.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is seen ahead of Russian President Vladimir Putin arrival at Hofburg palace on June 5, 2018 in Vienna, Austria. Putin is in Vienna to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the completion of a pipeline that transports Russian gas to Europe.

Turkey Renames Street of U.S. Embassy After Malcolm X

Officials in the Turkish capital of Ankara have renamed the street where the United States embassy will soon be located after the black nationalist leader Malcolm X, in what appears to be another rebuke of the Trump administration. 

Ankara city council decided last month to change the name to Malcolm X Street