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Bombing In Diplomatic Area Of Kabul Kills Dozens, Wounds Scores

The Afghan interior ministry says 64 people were killed and as many as 320 were wounded in the massive vehicle bombing in Kabul earlier in the day. An Afghan security officer protecting the Embass...

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Blast tears through central Kabul, killing and injuring dozens

Blast tears through central Kabul, killing and injuring dozens

Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement that Taliban fighters were not involved and that the group condemned any attacks that caused civilian casualties. She says the four journalists have been treat...

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US starts delivering arms to Kurdish fighters in Syria

US starts delivering arms to Kurdish fighters in Syria

Currently, the US -led coalition against the IS is backing the SDF, comprised of mostly the People's Protection Units (YPG) Kurds and some local Arabs. U.S. military officials have said the supplies a...

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Stay in Paris climate change deal

Stay in Paris climate change deal

In his first major speech on climate action, Guterres promised that he will intensify high-level political engagement to "raise the bar" on climate action. "Developed nations - particularly the USA an...

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Casualties reported as 2 blasts hit bus terminal in Jakarta

Police said an ISIS militant based in Syria ordered his operatives to carry out that attack. TWO were killed including a policeman in a suicide explosion near a bus stop in Indonesia's capital of J...

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President Trump poised to pull out of Paris climate deal

While Trump reportedly has chose to pull out, he has not yet made his mind up exactly how to do so, according to Axios . "The entire discussion about climate was very hard, if not to say very ...

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Spicer refuses to comment on Kushner "back channel" story

Spicer discussed ongoing possible connections to Jared Kushner and. Rumors of impending shake-ups have come and gone in the Trump White House before. The intent was to connect Trump's chief n...

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'Covfefe': Trump Lights Up Internet With Late-Night Tweet

President Donald Trump has used his account on the social media platform Twitter to reach his millions of followers without the filter of the media or his spokespersons, but Tuesday night he did some...

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France welcomed first gay refugee from Chechnya as Putin arrived at Versailles

France welcomed first gay refugee from Chechnya as Putin arrived at Versailles

This was the latest diplomatic test for Mr Macron since his election two weeks ago . It was part of what he called a "frank exchange " with President Vladimir Putin when he welcomed him to Versaill...

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Trump Blasts Germany on Trade, NATO: 'Very Bad for US'

She dismissed any talk that Germany was shifting away from its old ally and pivoting East, after she hosted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for talks and with meetings planned later this week wi...

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UN chief says 'absolutely essential' that Paris climate deal implemented

City and state level governments will also fill the federal void and, most importantly, capital knows what Trump does not, that climate change mitigation is an unstoppable locomotive that is going...

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Ethiopia's Dr Tedros Adhanom elected as new World Health Organization director

Tedros, who will take over from incumbent WHO head Margaret Chan on July 1, served as Ethiopia's foreign minister from 2012 to 2016, and minister of health from 2005 to 2012. Nishtar was the last t...

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Vladimir Putin Calls for Policies to Prevent Use of Chemical Weapons

Macron was the first Western leader to speak to Putin after the Group of Seven summit the French leader attended over the weekend, where relations with Russian Federation were a key topic. The Russ...

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Patrick says Straus is causing a special session

Straus said that legislation would lead to billions of dollars in losses for the state. Only the governor can call a special session, and his office has insisted that lawmakers resolve their issues ...

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Kabul blast hurts German embassy staff, kills guard - minister

The German Embassy , the Foreign Ministry and the Presidential Palace are all in the area. The wounded staggered from the site of a blast so strong it blew out windows and doors hundreds of met...

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Franken: Reported Kushner Backchannel Is A 'Pretty Bad Breach'

During the Monica Lewinsky investigation, the Clinton White House brought on a dedicated group of lawyers and a created a separate media operation to handle investigation-related inquiries so they did...

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ISIS claims responsibility for car bombing in Baghdad

At least 27 people were killed and more than 100 wounded in two bombings in Baghdad , security and medical officials said today. The incident was captured on a closed-circuit camera, which showed a...

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Bombing in diplomatic area of Kabul kills 80, wounds scores

The Foreign Ministry has activated a crisis team to help deal with the aftermath of the bombing on Wednesday that hit at the heart of Kabul's diplomatic section, the explosion going off in a highly ...

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May confronts Trump on intelligence concerns after leaks row

They were detained after police executed warrants in south Manchester . The Home Secretary's comment came after the name of bomber Salman Abedi was leaked to the USA media within hours of the a...

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Minimum Wage Goes To $9.50 Per Hour Wednesday

While most coverage of this bill will likely focus on whether $15 by 2024 is too ambitious a target (as Jared Bernstein and I explained in the Prospect last month, it's not), there's a less-discus...

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Labour pledges major roll out of free childcare to tackle 'patchy support'

Labour pledges major roll out of free childcare to tackle 'patchy support'

But the Labour leader also faced fresh questions about his approach to immigration as a Labour discussion document indicated the party could open up routes for unskilled foreign workers to come to t...

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Afghan ministry says Kabul blast has killed 64

Afghan officials have said a suicide auto bombing killed 80 and wounded as many as 350. Zabihullah Mujahid , spokesman for the Taliban , said the Kabul explosion had "nothing to do with the Mujahe...

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France's Macron mixes political shades, unveils new cabinet members

France's Macron mixes political shades, unveils new cabinet members

She will take over from veteran Socialist Jean-Yves Le Drian who will move over to foreign affairs, while rightwinger Bruno Le Maire was appointed economy minister. In a nod to German concerns, Mr Mac...

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New arrest in Manchester attack investigation as police search for accomplices

A spokeswoman for PM May declined to comment on the reports . Prime Minister Theresa May said that she would be sure to discuss this with President Donald Trump while the two attend a North Atl...

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Pentagon missile defense program scores a win

A recent Department of Defence report actually criticised tests of the interceptor, saying they "demonstrate a limited capability to defend the USA homeland". The target was not a mock-up of an actual...

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US Succeeds in Test to Shoot Down Mock N. Korean ICBM

This was Pentagon's first ICBM interceptor system test in the last three years. Four of nine missile intercept test attempts prior to Tuesday had been a success, including the last one in June 2014....

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At least 64 killed, 320 injured in Kabul diplomatic quarter blast

At least 64 killed, 320 injured in Kabul diplomatic quarter blast

Several people were killed and wounded in the blast near the fortified entrance to the German embassy, said Basir Mujahid a spokesman for Kabul police. The Indian embassy in Kabul was attacked in ...

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Apparently Half Of Donald Trump's Twitter Followers Are Fake

Twitter did not respond to follow-up questions about the more than 500,000 fake accounts following Trump in the past week, whether the company was aware of the spike in fake users following Trump, or ...

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Haley defends Kushner, says he will continue to do 'his work'

Haley defends Kushner, says he will continue to do 'his work'

He said that Kushner's contacts with the Russians , if true, present "a real problem" in whether President Trump's son-in-law should be trusted. The president's son-in-law and senior adviser J...

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Trump lashes out at Germany over trade and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, promises 'change'

For the PM's agenda for the day, he met Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel to boost bilateral relations and seek investments for the country. In her remarks, Chancellor Merkel said that she and ...

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