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Taliban Kill More Than 200 Afghan Defenders on 4 Fronts: 'a Catastrophe'

Taliban Kill More Than 200 Afghan Defenders on 4 Fronts: 'a Catastrophe'

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan government forces lost more than 200 officers and soldiers in fighting over the past three days as Taliban insurgents launched sustained attacks on four different fronts. The hardest -hit area was the southeastern city of Ghazni, where more than 100 police officers and soldiers had been killed by Sunday, a hospital […]

What we know about the victims of the Fredericton shooting

What we know about the victims of the Fredericton shooting

Police have identified the four victims of a deadly Friday morning shooting in Fredericton as a local couple and two police officers who responded to reports of shots fired at an apartment complex. Matthew Vincent Raymond is charged with four counts of first-degree murder in their deaths. Here’s what we know about the victims so […]

Iran test-fired anti-ship missile during drills last week: US source

Iran test-fired anti-ship missile during drills last week: US source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Iran test-fired a short-range anti-ship missile in the Strait of Hormuz during naval drills last week that Washington believes were aimed at sending a message as the United States reimposes sanctions on Tehran, a U.S. official said on Friday. The official, however, did not suggest that such a missile test was unusual […]

At least 4 people dead in shooting, Canadian police say

At least 4 people dead in shooting, Canadian police say

The Fredericton Police Department said at least four people were killed in a shooting on Aug. 10.  (Reuters) Two police officers were among the four people shot and killed Friday morning in the Canadian city of Fredericton, New Brunswick, police said. Fredericton Police tweeted “one suspect” was in custody, however, it was unclear if authorities […]

Turkish Lira Plummets Amid Deadlock in US Talks

Turkish Lira Plummets Amid Deadlock in US Talks

ISTANBUL —  The value of the Turkish lira hit a record low Thursday amid reports of a deadlock during talks in Washington between Turkey and the United States. The lira has fallen more than 10 percent since last week, when Washington imposed sanctions against two Turkish ministers who have detained American Pastor Andrew Brunson. “I […]

Takeaways from day seven of the Paul Manafort trial

Takeaways from day seven of the Paul Manafort trial

1. Gates fireworks had a grand finale Manafort’s defense team did its darndest to sully Gates as a liar, a cheat, a thief and an adulterer for eight hours inside Judge T.S. Ellis’ Alexandria courtroom over the past three days. The last gasp of the defense team’s attacks landed with one final accusation in front […]

Death toll in Lombok quake hits 131, more than 156000 displaced

Death toll in Lombok quake hits 131, more than 156000 displaced

The death toll from a shallow 6.9-magnitude earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok has risen above 130, officials said Wednesday, with some 156,000 forced from their homes. The shallow 6.9-magnitude quake triggered panic among locals and tourists on Lombok on Sunday, just a week after another tremor surged through the holiday island and killed […]

A terminal at Frankfurt airport was evacuated after someone reportedly breached security

A terminal at Frankfurt airport was evacuated after someone reportedly breached security

The departure hall of Frankfurt International Airport in November 2010. Alex Grimm/Getty A terminal at Frankfurt Airport was briefly evacuated on Tuesday following reports that someone had walked past security without permission. Police stopped passengers from boarding flights and cleared out the security zone of Area A of Terminal 1 of the international airport around […]

Canada Defiant After Saudi Arabia Freezes New Trade Over Human Rights Call

Canada Defiant After Saudi Arabia Freezes New Trade Over Human Rights Call

Canada Defiant After Saudi Arabia Freezes New Trade Over Human Rights Call  U.S. News & World Report Saudi Arabia suspends scholarships for thousands of Saudi students in Canada  The Hill Amid spat with Canada, pro-government Saudi Twitter account shares image of plane flying toward Toronto skyline  Chicago Tribune Saudi Arabia suspends ties with Canada in growing display of […]

Israel says Gaza truce talks focus on easing closure in return for calm

Israel says Gaza truce talks focus on easing closure in return for calm

Israel says Gaza truce talks focus on easing closure in return for calm  Nasdaq Palestinian Teen Dies From Serious Wounds He Suffered On March 30th  International Middle East Media Center Security cabinet wraps up talks on Egyptian-brokered truce with Hamas  The Times of Israel (blog) The Goldins’ Revenge on Gaza’s Cancer Patients  Haaretz Full coverage Source link