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Turkey in cross-border operation to free IS-held Syrian town

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) – After a pre-dawn barrage of heavy artillery and airstrikes, Turkey sent tanks and special forces into Syria on Wednesday to help clear a border town of Islamic State militants in Ankara’s most significant military involvement so far in the Syria conflict. Syrian opposition fighters were also …

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China sets sights on new global export: nuclear energy

BEIJING (AP) – On a seaside field south of Shanghai, workers are constructing a nuclear reactor that is the flagship for Beijing’s ambition to compete with the United States, France and Russia as an exporter of atomic power technology. The Hualong One, developed by two state-owned companies, is one multibillion-dollar …

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