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Afghan Taliban's brazen attack eclipses Trump's 'mother of all bombs'

By Josh Smith and Hamid Shalizi | KABUL Eight days after the U.S. military dropped its largest ever conventional bomb on suspected Islamic State fighters in eastern Afghanistan, Taliban militants breached an army base in the north of the country … Continue reading

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Trump sets executive orders on environment, energy this week: official

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a signing ceremony with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin at the Treasury Department in Washington, U.S., April 21, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

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Trump says Mexico 'eventually' will pay for border wall

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump looks up while hosting a House and Senate leadership lunch at the White House in Washington, U.S. March 1, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

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Congo rights group urges attorney general to investigate costly passports

By Tim Cocks | DAKAR A Congolese rights group has written to the attorney general to demand a criminal investigation into a Reuters report that most of the money from fees for printing new passports goes overseas. Documents reviewed by … Continue reading

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Trump pressures Democrats on Obamacare to get border wall deal

FILE PHOTO: White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney speaks about of U.S. President Donald Trump’s budget in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, U.S. on March 16, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

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Hundreds flee Mosul fighting as others return to former IS areas

By Ahmed Aboulenein | MOSUL, Iraq Heavy two-way traffic of carts carrying children, clothes, and the elderly crowded the main Baghdad-Mosul road on Sunday as hundreds of Iraqis fled heavy fighting or made their way back to areas seized back … Continue reading

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Germany's anti-immigrant party announces September election line-up

The anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party on Sunday voted for 76-year-old publicist Alexander Gauland and 38-year-old economist Alice Weidel to jointly lead its campaign for the country’s September national election. A majority of AfD delegates backed the two candidates … Continue reading

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Delays dog 'shovel ready' projects in Trump's infrastructure plan

FILE PHOTO: Construction continues on the Western Hemisphere’s largest seawater desalination plant in Carlsbad, California January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo

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Sweet home Chicago: Obama re-emerges in city where it all began

FILE PHOTO – Former president Barack Obama waves with his wife Michelle as they board Special Air Mission 28000, a Boeing 747 which serves as Air Force One, at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S. on January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File … Continue reading

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Philippine troops kill three more militants on tourist island

Philippine soldiers have killed three more Islamic State-linked militants on a resort island where they were hiding after a failed attempt to kidnap tourists, a military spokesman said on Sunday. The Islamist militants from the Abu Sayyaf group were killed … Continue reading

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