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    Top Pentagon official quits following president’s request

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:36pm on February 20, 2020

    A top Pentagon official resigned Wednesday at the request of United States president Donald Trump after becoming indirectly tied to the Ukraine scandal that led...

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    Afghan troops say Taliban are brothers

    Nicolas JS Davies | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2020

    THE world is waiting anxiously to see whether the US and Afghan governments and the Taliban will agree to a one-week truce that could set...

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    US hikes Airbus plane tariff

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:46pm on February 15, 2020

    The United States is increasing tariffs on Airbus planes imported from Europe to 15 per cent, authorities announced, in a move the aerospace giant said...

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    Boost in autos, construction raise US retail sales in New Year

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:31pm on February 15, 2020

    Consumers in the United States resumed buying autos in January and took advantage of mild weather to boost purchases of building materials, pushing up overall...

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    US announces partial Taliban truce

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 12:11am on February 15, 2020

    The United States said Thursday it has secured a seven-day reduction in violence in Afghanistan that it hopes will allow it to strike a deal...

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    Making sense of the age of carnage

    Tom Engelhardt | Updated at 12:00am on February 15, 2020

    MY FIRST question is simple enough: After 18-plus years of our forever wars, where are all the questions? Almost two decades of failing American wars...

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    America and Israel against the world

    Danny Sjursen | Updated at 12:00am on February 14, 2020

    MY SPOTIFY workout playlist is a time warp. Growing up in a blue-collar neighbourhood of New York City in the 1990s and early 2000s, listening...

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    US military to reduce forces in African countries

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 03:06pm on February 13, 2020

    The United States announced on Wednesday an initial plan for adjusting its military presence in Africa amid concerns the country will reduce forces fighting radical...

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    South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg’s journey towards White House

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 03:53pm on February 11, 2020

    Pete Buttigieg likes to remind people that a year ago, all he had when he launched his presidential campaign were four staff, a big idea...

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    Scientists race to develop vaccine for new coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . Singapore | Updated at 12:29am on February 10, 2020

    Scientists from the United States to Australia are using new technology in an ambitious, multimillion-dollar drive to develop a vaccine in record time to tackle...