Jihad, history link Taliban to al-Qaida in Afghanistan

Jihad, history link Taliban to al-Qaida in Afghanistan

The Taliban promised Washington during months of negotiations that the United States would never again be attacked from Afghan soil. Such a pledge would have included al-Qaida, which planned the 9/11 attacks from inside Afghanistan….

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Merkel urges return to Iran nuclear deal to defuse Middle East tensions

Merkel urges return to Iran nuclear deal to defuse Middle East tensions

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday called for a return to an international deal curbing Iran’s nuclear activities as the only way to defuse tensions in the Middle East. “We believe that the deal to…

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Ukraine wants settlement with former PrivatBank owner: newspaper

Ukraine wants settlement with former PrivatBank owner: newspaper

Ukraine’s president wants a settlement with the former owner of PrivatBank, Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk told a newspaper, potentially derailing the IMF-backed nationalization of the country’s largest bank. The remarks published in the Financial Times…

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APNewsBreak: Army revamps recruiting, hits enlistment goal

APNewsBreak: Army revamps recruiting, hits enlistment goal

A year after failing to meet its enlistment goal for the first time in 13 years, the U.S. Army is now on track to meet a lower 2019 target after revamping its recruitment effort. Army…

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Dog Shot, Killed During Virginia Beach Home Burglary

Dog Shot, Killed During Virginia Beach Home Burglary

Police in Virginia Beach are investigating after a dog was shot and killed during a burglary attempt at a home in the city around 4 a.m.

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Iran leader rules out US talks as tensions rise over Saudi attacks

Iran leader rules out US talks as tensions rise over Saudi attacks

Iran’s supreme leader on Tuesday ruled out negotiations with the US “at any level”, as tensions mounted between the arch-foes after Washington blamed Tehran for attacks on Saudi oil installations. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the…

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The Latest: Taliban claim attacks on Ghani rally, in Kabul

The Latest: Taliban claim attacks on Ghani rally, in Kabul

The Taliban have claimed a deadly attack in northern Afghanistan that targeted President Ashraf Ghani’s campaign rally, killing 24 people, and another attack, a Kabul explosion near the U.S. Embassy. Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman,…

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S.Africa extends army's Cape Town crime crackdown

S.Africa extends army's Cape Town crime crackdown

In July, around 1,300 soldiers from the South African National Defence Force were deployed to back up police in the gang-afflicted Cape Flats areas surrounding the coastal city. While the government has called the operation…

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US will 'defend' international order being 'undermined by Iran': Pentagon chief

US will 'defend' international order being 'undermined by Iran': Pentagon chief

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Monday that the US military is preparing a response to the attack on major Saudi Arabia oil facilities. After briefing President Donald Trump in the White House, Esper singled…

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Taiwan loses biggest Pacific ally as Solomons embraces China

Taiwan loses biggest Pacific ally as Solomons embraces China

Taiwan has lost its largest ally in the Pacific after the Solomon Islands confirmed Tuesday that it is switching diplomatic allegiance to China, and observers say other Pacific nations may soon follow. The switch has…

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Democrats are demanding Brett Kavanaugh's impeachment over a new sexual misconduct allegation

Democrats are demanding Brett Kavanaugh's impeachment over a new sexual misconduct allegation

Democrats have been weighing the best path for contesting Kavanaugh’s place on the court since his October 2018 confirmation.

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Judge Refuses to Scrap Plea Deal That Protected Jeffrey Epstein’s Co-Conspirators

Judge Refuses to Scrap Plea Deal That Protected Jeffrey Epstein’s Co-Conspirators

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyA federal judge refused to scrap the controversial plea deal that granted immunity to Jeffrey Epstein and his co-conspirators, seven months after ruling that it had violated the Crime Victims’…

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CORRECTED-Stand up to Beijing, Hong Kong singer tells U.S. lawmakers, companies

CORRECTED-Stand up to Beijing, Hong Kong singer tells U.S. lawmakers, companies

Hong Kong singer and activist Denise Ho wants U.S. lawmakers and companies to criticize Beijing’s actions in Hong Kong, to help change the Chinese Communist Party’s behavior. Ho told Reuters on Monday that Beijing was…

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Team Trump: Saudis See This Attack as Their 9/11

Team Trump: Saudis See This Attack as Their 9/11

Mark WilsonA top State Department official told Congress Monday evening that the Saudis view the massive attack on their oil infrastructure as their 9/11, according to two congressional sources.After a national security meeting this morning,…

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Earth to warm more quickly, new climate models show

Earth to warm more quickly, new climate models show

Greenhouse gases thrust into the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels are warming Earth’s surface more quickly than previously understood, according to new climate models set to replace those used in current UN projections, scientists said…

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Kim Jong-un ‘invites Trump to visit Pyongyang in letter’

Kim Jong-un ‘invites Trump to visit Pyongyang in letter’

Kim Jong-un invited Donald Trump to visit Pyongyang in a letter sent in August amid stalled denuclearisation talks, according to diplomatic sources.Mr Kim spoke of his “willingness” for a third summit and extended an invitation…

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'Nobody can stop it': Saudi oil attack signals an escalating crisis

'Nobody can stop it': Saudi oil attack signals an escalating crisis

Trump is letting Riyadh decide about whether to retaliate against Iran – and if that happens, Iranians would likely raise the stakesThis satellite overview shows damage to oil and gas infrastructure from drone attacks at…

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Iran's supreme leader: No talks with the US at any level

Iran's supreme leader: No talks with the US at any level

Iran’s supreme leader announced on Tuesday that “there will be no talks with the U.S. at any level” — remarks apparently meant to end all speculation about a possible U.S.-Iran meeting between the two countries’…

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