We're explaining a cease fire in northern Syria that America's leader believes will last.
Here's what's happening.
Turkey, which borders Syria to the north, has been fighting ethnic Kurds in Syria.
Turkey considers the Kurds to be terrorists, but Kurdish forces in Syria have been allies with the United States and its fight against Isis, or Islamic state terrorists.
After U S President Donald Trump announced that American troops would leave northern Syria early this month, Turkey moved in fighting the Kurdish militias.
Critics said moving US troops out of the region effectively gave Turkey the green light to target the Kurdish US allies and that America turned its back on them.
The Trump administration says Turkey was going to attack the Kurds anyway, see US troops needed to be away from the conflict.
Politicians around the world criticized Turkey for its military operation in Syria, and on October 14th the U.
S issued sanctions penalties on Turkey's economy for its incursion.
Yesterday, President Trump said he was removing those sanctions after Turkey agreed to stop its attacks on the Kurds in Syria, part of the Syrian territory that the Kurds used to control will now be controlled by Turkey.
Part of it will now be controlled by Syria, with support from Russia, a Syrian ally, international affairs analysts say.
All of this will lead to increased Russian influence in the Middle East, President Trump said.
Let someone else fight over this long, blood stained sand and that the job of America's military was not to police the world.
The Middle East, of course, isn't the only unstable part of the world, and military action isn't the only expression of instability across the globe.
From Lebanon to Iraq, she leads a Haiti.
In Hong Kong, people are taking to the streets in their thousands.
They start with the spark and so often ignite lengthy protests bringing cities to a standstill, governments to their knees and blood on the streets.
In Lebanon, it was a proposal for a 20 cent tax on calls made over the Internet.
A trigger had been pulled, protesters became louder.
Daily power outages, water shortages, decaying infrastructure, coupled with growing inflation on ballooning debt, have all taken their toll on the country and for protesters.
The so called WhatsApp tax was the last straw.
When these protests broke out, people immediately started chanting The people demand to overthrow the regime which, of course, is the chance.
That was earlier in Algeria and Sudan in 2019.
But of course, it's a famous chant of the Arab uprisings of 2011 on the other side of the globe.
In Chile, the country's president, Sebastian Pinera, declared a state of emergency after violent protests in the capital.
I must extend deal to tell Americans.
Spark here was equally surprising.
A plant hike in the price of metro tickets, Just like in Lebanon.
The plan was reversed and the protests continued.
What we're seeing now there is the decree of mobilization and in such different places in different contexts is notable and I think, to go to the political and also the economic moment we find ourselves.
2019 has been a bumper year for protests across the world, and many share the same agenda.
Perhaps the biggest protests of 2019 though, have been in front.
Protesters have four months come out, especially on weekends, protesting the government trigger here, a proposed extradition bill allowing suspects to stand trial in mainland China Bill was shelved, but the protesters kept coming.
All of this shows there's more to these protests than attacks were a fare hike.
When people come out onto the streets in Lebanon right now over what subtext there actually complaining about things that have been upsetting them for decades, sickly, spontaneous out, then will pass like ships in the night.
You Second trivia.
Which of these companies was founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Dunkin Donuts, friendlies, Facebook or marshals?
All of these companies began in Massachusetts, but only Facebook was launched in Cambridge, Harvard University.
The site upended communication as we know it.
Could Facebook upend the financial system as we know it?
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified on Capitol Hill yesterday.
One focus was on something called Libra.
It's a project by Facebook to develop a crypto currency, a virtual form of money, and the company hopes to launch it next year.
Labor would be managed by 21 companies, including Facebook, and more than two billion Facebook users around the world could potentially have access to it, Lawmakers air concerned because Libera could make Facebook even more powerful, and the company's made several high profile mistakes in handling its user's privacy.
It's also been under pressure to prevent the spread of fake news and to ensure that political advertisements on Facebook are truthful.
That may be clear.
You do know fact checking on any ads is that correct?
What we do is we work with a set of independent fact checkers who somebody fact checks on ads.
You contract with someone to do that?
Is that right?
Yes, and tell me, who is it that they back checked on?
What we do is when content is getting a lot of distribution and it's flagged by members of our community or by our technical systems.
We can go into a queue to be reviewed by a set of independent fact checkers.
The can fact check everything but the things that they get Thio and if they apart, something is false than we are right.
My time has expired and someone else will continue on this line of questioning.
So add to that questions about liberal.
Zuckerberg says it could extend America's financial leadership and democratic values, but lawmakers could try to block it if they don't think Facebook will be responsible enough with it.
Libera is being called a simple global currency, but it's actually pretty complex.
That's how it's gonna work to access it.
You need software, and this is what Facebook's version of that looks like.
It's called celebra.
When it launches next year, it'll integrate Facebook messenger and what's up?
So in theory, you can send money just like you would send an emoji.
So that's what use is gonna see.
And here's what's going on behind the scenes.
A socially liberal is a Cryptocurrency, a digital coin that exists on a Blockchain.
But it's different from the other Cryptocurrencies we know like Bitcoin.
And here's why.
It's reserved back.
So it's backed by real world assets.
Every liberal coin will be matched by these real word assets, and there's gonna be a basket of bank deposits and short term government securities, probably US Treasuries now that is designed to make it stable.
Low volatility assets essentially what's being called a stable coin, and that is also different from Bitcoin, where we've seen these wild swings in the price at really ever since that that currency started.
Now it's also designed to be low cost small fees for cross border transfers.
Facebook says it will use the interest from the reserve of those assets to keep fees lows for user's of Libera Now it's also supposed to be fast.
We know that the system, when it comes to Bitcoin, became increasingly clunky because it it was overloaded.
This will handle, Facebook, says 1000 transactions per second at launch.
Now the big concern with all of this is how much power is Facebook gonna have?
It's already under scrutiny for its influence over society in its handling of customer data.
Now, when it comes to the currency, Libra, Facebook says it has no more power than any of the other 27 partners.
Companies like Vodafone, like Visa Lift, eBay, uber all of those companies have an equal vote.
Facebook only controls the subsidiary caliber A.
And when it comes to data, they say that the user data from Facebook will be kept separate from the financial data from Calabria.
Now, of course, this whole protector succeed when it launches next year.
Building trust in this system will be crucial.
Massive esti in CNN New York were calling time on 10 out of 10.
Today there are TV timeouts replay, timeouts, injury, timeouts.
And in Montana, there are tumbleweed timeouts.
Or at least there was in a recent women's soccer game between Helena High School and Callous Bell Flathead.
Some of the players posed with it.
A referee eventually grabbed it.
Not much else you could do about it, other than the let it keep rolling along, drifting along with the tumbling tumbleweeds.
That's a musical reference no one will get, but tumbleweeds rolled to their own amaranth.
Um, really, they're not rooted in anything, at least not anymore.
They branched out without a place to plant themselves.
They blow thistle way and that tumbling as fast as the wind and causing timeouts in soccer and on CNN.