Donald Trump has callously thrown around accusations of treason aimed toward his political rivals — others think the president's actions are worthy of the charge. Treason is a high bar to prove in the US, but in Ukraine, a presidential treason conviction was announced earlier this year. And it has lessons for American democracy, experts say.

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In a Twitter thread, US President Donald Trump said the US withdrawal from Syria would be a thorn in the side of Russia and China, who "love to see us bogged down, watching over a quagmire, & spending big dollars to do so." But analysts disagree.
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At least 11 civilians have been killed and an estimated 64,000 displaced in Kurdish-held areas over the first three days of fighting, according to aid groups.
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Serhiy Leshchenko, a former Ukrainian MP and investigative journalist, is being called "the Ukrainian who sunk Paul Manafort." Leshchenko provided evidence on the shadowy activities of Trump’s former campaign manager in Ukraine. Also, Friday marked the third day of Turkish attacks on Kurdish fighters in northern Syria. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the attacks have forced more than 60,000 Syrians from their homes. For Syrian refugees already in Turkey, this is making a tense time even more difficult. And, there's a renewed attempt to do the impossible: finish a marathon in two hours. Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge will make an attempt Saturday in Vienna.
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Some 4,000 Liberians will lose their legal status due to the Trump administration’s termination of a program that granted them temporary reprieves from deportation. This week, they got their day in court.
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Serhiy Leshchenko is an investigative journalist and member of parliament who has come under fire from Rudy Giuliani for releasing documents leading to the conviction of Paul Manafort.
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Turkey-backed Syrian rebel fighters walk together in the border town of Akcakale in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, on Oct. 11, 2019.
This week, the Turkish military began an incursion into northeastern Syria, prompting residents in the area to flee south.
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Why would Hong Kong’s mafioso take time away from extorting shopkeepers and dealing heroin to beat down protesters?
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Greta Thunberg
Greta Thunberg, the favorite to win Friday’s Nobel Peace Prize, has inspired books, met with heads of state, and testified before Congress, the European Parliament and the United Nations. Her Friday school strikes for climate action have expanded to millions of people around the world.   
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Writer Olga Tokarczuk appears at a book fair.
Olga Tokarczuk, 57, won the Nobel Prize for "a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life," according to the Swedish Academy, which chooses the literature laureate.
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What's the impact of Turkey's military incursion into Syria having on people there? Also, Apple removed an app from its online store that protesters in Hong Kong have been using to locate police and dangerous spots in the city. Plus, tensions are boiling over at universities around the world where students from Hong Kong and mainland China are getting into disputes over pro-democracy protests back home.

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