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Lawmakers voted to support Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s deal in principle, but then, more importantly, rejected his timetable — a yes/no result that creates further confusion over what happens next.

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Russia gave its blessing to a Turkish-led operation against Kurds who had allied with the United States against the Islamic State — cementing Russia’s role as Syria’s central power broker at a moment when U.S. influence in the region is dissipating.
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