Xinhua world news summary at 0830 GMT, Oct. 10

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PARIS -- French Defense Minister Florence Parly on Wednesday urged Turkey to stop its military operation against the Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria.

"The Turkish offensive in northeastern Syria is dangerous. Dangerous for the security of the Kurds. Dangerous because it benefits Daesh (IS, Islamic State group) against whom we have been fighting for 5 years," Parly tweeted. (France-Turkey-Syria)

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, who President Donald Trump accused of involvement in a corruption case in Ukraine, called for the president's impeachment Wednesday.

"He should be impeached," Biden said of Trump at a rally in Rochester, New Hampshire, the first time he has urged Trump's removal from office since the alleged presidential misconduct related to Ukraine erupted. (US-Impeachment)

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TALUQAN, Afghanistan -- More than 6,000 families have reportedly fled recent war and conflicts in Afghanistan's northern Takhar province, a local official said Thursday.

Provincial government Spokesman Mohammad Jawad Hejri told Xinhua that thousands of households have left their residences due to fierce clashes between government security forces and Taliban militants in some districts in northern part of the province, bordering Tajikistan. (Afghanistan-Clash-War)

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QUITO -- Thousands of Ecuadorians marched through the capital Quito on Wednesday to protest against belt-tightening measures imposed by the government.

Members of indigenous groups, labor unions and student organizations marched through different parts of the city, which has been roiled by protests since the government decreed an end to fuel subsidies on Oct. 1. (Ecuador-Protest) Enditem

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