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Afghan government under pressure as Taliban threaten new district

Afghan government under pressure as Taliban threaten new district

FARAH: Taliban fighters closed in on another district in Afghanistan on Sunday as officials sought to reassure an increasingly angry public that security would improve. On Sunday, the insurgents were besieging the governor’s compound in Ajrestan district in Ghazni, south of the capital Kabul, although officials said reinforcements had arrived and were relieving …

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Trump, Moon discuss North Korea’s threat to scrap summit

Trump, Moon discuss North Korea's threat to scrap summit

United States (US) President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Sunday discussed North Korea’s recent threats to cancel its unprecedented summit with Washington, Seoul’s presidential office said. After weeks of warm words and diplomatic backslapping, Pyongyang abruptly threatened to pull out of the planned summit next month …

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Eleven dead in second prison riot in week in Venezuela

Eleven dead in second prison riot in week in Venezuela

VENEZUELA: Nine prisoners and two guards were killed during a riot in a prison in the western Venezuelan state of Lara, Prisons Minister Iris Varela said on Friday, the country’s second in a week. The latest riot at the Fenix prison on Thursday was now under control and would be investigated by the …

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Prince Harry to marry Meghan Markle as world watches

Prince Harry to marry Meghan Markle as world watches

UK: Britain’s Prince Harry weds US former actress Meghan Markle on Saturday in a pomp-filled ceremony at Windsor Castle, a globally-watched event overshadowed in the build-up by her fractious family’s feuding. Some 100,000 people are expected in Windsor, west of London, for the historic moment and street parties and afternoon teas …

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Situationer: ‘Will they kill us again after a month’

Two days before Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s expected visit to India-held Kashmir to inaugurate a hydroelectricity project, prominent civil society activists and resistance leaders in the disputed region have put the ball back in New Delhi’s court by arguing that the Indian government has “failed to offer a principled, …

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With friends like Trump, who needs enemies: EU chief

With friends like Trump, who needs enemies: EU chief

SOFIA: The European Union’s top official launched a stinging attack on Wednesday on President Donald Trump, slamming his “capricious assertiveness” and saying the US leader acted more like an enemy than a friend. Donald Tusk, the EU president, urged leaders meeting in Bulgaria to form a “united European front” against …

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