• Afghan election commission officials injured in blast near Kabul headquarters

    Afghan election commission officials injured in blast near Kabul headquarters

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    Afghanistan's first parliamentary elections since 2010 were held against a backdrop of near-daily attacks by the Taleban, who have seized almost half the country and have refused offers to negotiate with the government. Yet millions of Afghans have defied Taliban threats and waited, often for hours, to cast their votes . The delay came in the wake of the assassination of Kandahar police chief Gen.
  • Records Show Governor Candidate Gillum Got ‘Hamilton’ Ticket From Undercover FBI Agent

    Records Show Governor Candidate Gillum Got ‘Hamilton’ Ticket From Undercover FBI Agent

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    However, according to the Tampa Bay Times , text messages received by Gillum contradict his statement. Both Gillum and Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), Gillum's opponent in the race , have denounced the calls. Friday's records show Leach billed Corey $200 for the round-trip flight aboard his company's jet. The address listed on the report was previously listed as a nightclub called The Venue.
  • Michael Moore reveals footage of mail bomb suspect cut from Fahrenheit 11/9

    Michael Moore reveals footage of mail bomb suspect cut from Fahrenheit 11/9

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    President Donald Trump said Friday he has no plans to call former President Barack Obama or other individuals who were the intended targets of pipe bombs mailed this week. The arrest was made at an AutoZone store in Plantation, Florida. After Monday's hearing, the case is expected to move to a federal court in NY. The van's windows were plastered with pro-Trump stickers, the slogan "CNN SUCKS" and images of Democratic leaders with red cross-hairs over their faces, echoing the ...
  • Turkey increases pressure on Saudi Arabia over killing of Khashoggi

    Turkey increases pressure on Saudi Arabia over killing of Khashoggi

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    Erdogan, who has so far stopped short of directly blaming the Saudi government, said Turkey had already shared evidence with countries including Saudi Arabia and added it had even more. Macron also said that if Saudi Arabia is to be sanctioned, "we must do so across the board". Hatice Cengiz, who is Turkish, said she would never have planned to marry the journalist had she known it would lead to his death.
  • Angela Merkel 'to quit as party leader but remain Germany's chancellor'

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    Her centre-left governing partners were on course for a dismal result, running neck-and-neck with the Greens for second place. Market reaction was muted with the euro remaining above last week's low against the dollar on the news, which followed setbacks for Merkel's CDU-led bloc in regional elections this month.
  • Suspect arrested in Florida in connection to pipe bombs in mail

    Suspect arrested in Florida in connection to pipe bombs in mail

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    And officials in NY also uncovered a suspicious package Friday at a Manhattan post office addressed to former intelligence director James Clapper. A New York City police bomb squad has removed a suspicious package from a Manhattan building associated with actor Robert De Niro .
  • Khashoggi killing undermines regional stability of Middle East, Mattis says

    Khashoggi killing undermines regional stability of Middle East, Mattis says

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    Salah Khashoggi, a dual Saudi-US citizen, had been barred from leaving Saudi Arabia because of his father's criticism of the country's leadership, but this sanction was recently lifted. Erdogan said the dissident journalist was the victim of a carefully planned "political murder" by Saudi intelligence officers and other officials. Gruesome reports have alleged that he was killed and dismembered by a team sent from Saudi Arabia to silence the Washington Post columnist, who had ...
  • 'No deal' Brexit would mean costly border disruption-UK spending watchdog

    'No deal' Brexit would mean costly border disruption-UK spending watchdog

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    Leading Brexiteer Andrea Jenkyns has restarted her campaign to kick out Mrs May - claiming a leadership election could take just two weeks. The deal effectively keeps Britain in the EU customs union for the foreseeable future. Mrs May responded that she did "not want" to extend the transition and saw it as "undesirable". May's appearance in parliament thus turned into a nationally televised test of her resolve.
  • Duchess Meghan praises New Zealand on women’s voting victory

    Duchess Meghan praises New Zealand on women’s voting victory

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    Prince Harry told veterans at the closing ceremony that was what mateship really looks like. The boat neckline, the sleeve length, the material, the fit - the dress is practically identical to Meghan's one. The Invictus Games - founded by Harry and meant to honor wounded vets - came to a conclusion later on Saturday in Australia, with both Harry and Meghan speaking to the adoring crowd.
  • Japan and China driven closer by trade tensions with US

    Japan and China driven closer by trade tensions with US

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    China and Japan on Friday are set to forge stronger ties as both countries stood together at the signing a broad range of agreements including a $30 billion currency swap pact, amid rising trade tensions with Washington. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the signing of the China-Japan Treaty of Peace and Friendship. In short, the Trump administration's eschewing of the American-built liberal world order for a realpolitik, transactional approach to foreign policy has inadvertently ...
  • Man Arrested in Mail-Bomb Scare

    Man Arrested in Mail-Bomb Scare

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    Earlier on Friday, authorities said suspicious packages addressed to New Jersey Sen. Kamala Harris; and another in NY addressed to James R. Clapper Jr., the Obama-era director of national intelligence. Sayoc allegedly sent 13 suspicious packages to people including former President Barack Obama , former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former Vice President Joe Biden .
  • Obama goes up against Trump in fight for Nevada Senate seat

    Obama goes up against Trump in fight for Nevada Senate seat

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    Former President Barack Obama rallied with Rep. Jacky Rosen, Heller's Democratic challenger, in Las Vegas Monday, warning that, "the consequences of you staying home would be profoundly unsafe to this country, to our democracy". "We are a great Sovereign Nation ". Though Trump has been critical of most aspects of the Obama administration for a long time now, he actually does have a history of recognizing the work that Obama did to curb illegal immigration .
  • Saudi Arabia says Turkish evidence shows planned killing

    Saudi Arabia says Turkish evidence shows planned killing

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    In a speech timed to coincide with the start of a three-day global business conference in Riyadh on Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan rejected the Saudi narrative and said that Khashoggi's murder was planned in Riyadh . Appearing on a discussion panel at an worldwide investment conference in Riyadh , Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said all culprits would be punished, and that Saudi Arabia and Turkey would work together "to reach results".
  • Second migrant caravan gathering in Guatemala, report says

    Second migrant caravan gathering in Guatemala, report says

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    Trump tweeted that " Democrat inspired" laws make it hard to stop people at the border. President Donald Trump has called the caravan an "onslaught" and a national emergency . He is also mobilizing the military along the border, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday the caravan "will not cross the border under any circumstances".