RT News - January 20, 2018 (17:00 MSK)

The Turkish President confirms Ankara has started a military operation against Syrian Kurds. It comes a day after cross-border shelling of Syria's Afrin region began. The war on terror's no longer America's top defence priority. Instead, the U.S. will be focusing on a global powerplay with Russia and China, which are its main adversaries on the world stage - according to the Secretary of Defence, James Mattis. As Trump enters his second year in office, the government is set to be shutdown over a funding bill. We take a look back at the highs and lows of the president's tenure so far. A new red-alert, as an apparent witch-hunt against communism emerges. We tell the story of a student who's been hounded for saying in the media, that communism never actually failed.