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Friday News Roundup - International

Vice President Mike Pence visits the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Pence said on Monday that the U.S. embassy would move to the city by the end of the year.
Vice President Mike Pence visits the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Pence said on Monday that the U.S. embassy would move to the city by the end of the year.

Syria is forced on the defensive after Turkish troops invade the north. And the U.S. is making plans for an open-ended military presence in the country.

Vice President Mike Pence traveled to the Middle East and promised to open the U.S. embassy to Israel in Jerusalem next year.

And the White House sent a large contingent with the president to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) January 25, 2018

We get the big picture in the International News Roundup.

GUESTS

Edward Luce, Chief U.S. columnist and commentator, Financial Times; his latest book is “The Retreat of Western Liberalism”; @EdwardGLuce

Indira Lakshmanan, Chair in journalism ethics at the Poynter Institute; columnist for The Boston Globe; @Indira_L

Nick Schifrin, Special correspondent, PBS NewsHour; @nickschifrin

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