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Afghanistan to Swap Senior Taliban Prisoners for Western Hostages

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced Tuesday that three high-ranking Taliban prisoners would be released, in an apparent exchange for two Western hostages who were...
Bolsonaro

Brazil’s Bolsonaro to walk diplomatic tightrope at BRICS

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro will walk a diplomatic tightrope Wednesday when he hosts his Chinese counterpart, as he seeks to boost ties with Beijing...
Baghdadi

Trump Says New ISIS Chief in US Crosshairs

US President Donald Trump placed the Islamic State group's new chief in the crosshairs Monday as he marked Veterans' Day by celebrating the killing...
Turkey

Trump Attempts to Keep Turkey in NATO Despite US Hesitance

The United States will do its "very best" to keep Turkey in NATO, the US national security advisor said Sunday ahead of a White...
China

US-China Trade War Leaves Global Stocks Mixed

Global stocks were mixed on Friday, with US indices pushing to fresh records as investors remained fairly upbeat on the prospects of a US-China...
Berlin

Berlin Wall Anniversary: US & EU Warn of Danger from Russia & China

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and incoming EU chief Ursula von der Leyen issued stark warnings Friday that the West faces new challenges...
Bloomberg

Has Billionare Bloomberg set his eyes on the White House?

A giant in the financial information world, a three-term mayor of New York and a climate change activist: hyper-industrious billionaire Michael Bloomberg has, until now, hesitated...
China

US-China Agree to a Partial Trade Deal

China's exports suffered their third month of decline in October, and while the drop was less than expected there were warnings Friday of more...
Gates

I won’t ask you to pay $100 billion, Elizabeth Warren tells Bill Gates

Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren offered to meet Bill Gates after the Microsoft billionaire expressed skepticism about her proposal for a "wealth tax" affecting...
Yemen

Leaked footage shows US weapons falling into terrorist hands in Yemen

Leaked footage purports to show weapons, including a US-made vehicle, being transferred to the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen amid reports of gear falling into...
impeachment

Public Hearings in Trump Impeachment Probe Start Next Week

The first open impeachment hearings into US President Donald Trump will begin next week, the congressman leading the probe said Wednesday, as the investigation...
Biden

Trump ally reverses statement, admits tying Ukraine aid to Biden investigation

A top ally of President Donald Trump admitted he told a Ukraine official that US military aid was contingent on Kiev investigating Trump's Democratic...
China

China & India Might Be Performing Well But Taking Over US Is Still Longshot

Media accounts highlighting China's impressive economic figures have created a number of ongoing illusions. It is being reported that years or even months from...
Paris

Climate change VS capitalism: US begins withdrawal from the Paris climate accord

The United States on Monday formally notified the United Nations that it was withdrawing from the Paris climate accord, making the world's largest economy...
Syria

US maintains troop level in Syria post-withdrawal announcement

The number of US troops in Syria remains roughly stable at just under 1,000 three weeks after President Donald Trump announced their withdrawal, a...
sanctions

On the 40th anniversary of 1979 embassy siege, US slaps more sanctions on Iran

Still-raw tensions flared anew Monday on the 40th anniversary of Iranian zealots' storming of the US embassy, with thousands in Tehran taking to the...
Trump

Trump’s threat to withdraw aid from fire-hit California puts him under fire

US President Donald Trump threatened once again Sunday to withhold federal aid from California after its Democratic governor criticized his environmental policies. Over the past...
election

America divided as as 2020 election countdown begins

America on Sunday kicked off the one-year countdown to Election Day 2020, with President Donald Trump betting an "angry" Republican surge can deliver him...
Al-Baghdadi

Al-Baghdadi was US ‘spawn’, his death is still an open question – Lavrov

Russia still cannot verify Washington’s claims about the elimination of the Islamic State leader, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, adding that the US...
impeachment

Impeachment will help me win election, says Trump

A combative US President Donald Trump told supporters in his electoral stronghold of Mississippi on Friday that a push to impeach him is driving...
python

US Woman found dead with python around neck

A 36-year-old woman has been found dead with a python wrapped around her neck in a home in the midwestern US state of Indiana...
New York

New York has treated me badly, I’m moving to Florida, says Trump

US President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he will change his permanent residence from New York to Palm Beach, Florida, claiming he had been...
Suicide

US students called suicide hotline but got something inappropriate instead

Officials from a California school district were left red-faced after students who dialled a suicide prevention hotline listed on their ID badges instead stumbled...
election

“Corbyn will be bad for UK”, Trump wades into UK election

US President Donald Trump waded into the British election campaign on Thursday, launching a stinging attack on the country's main opposition leader and warning...
Melania

Melania ‘wouldn’t cry her eyes out’ if I was shot, says Trump

US President Donald Trump has, apparently, confirmed that his wife Melania would not be moved to tears if he happened to get shot –...
Baghdadi

Hero dog Conan to get White House welcome after Baghdadi raid

They say every dog has its day -- and so it will be for this consummate paw-fessional who has been invited to the White...
Obama

Obama wants you to stop cancelling people online

Cancel culture and “woke” political correctness has found a new and surprising critic in former US president Barack Obama, who warned American liberals about...
Pentagon

Video and photos of Baghdadi raid released by Pentagon

The Pentagon released video and photos on Wednesday of the US special forces raid that resulted in the death of Islamic State group leader...
Trump

Trump reelection will be one of the hardest campaigns in history

Elections are often described as a horse race but when Donald Trump seeks his second term in 12 months, it's going to look more...
Washington

Washington Eager to Rebuild Relations with Pak and mediate on Kashmir

Washington has faith in extending high-level engagements with Pakistan with the agenda of rebuilding its relations with Islamabad, and dismissing the approach of structured...

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