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Video footage from Jalalabad showed hundreds of Afghan security forces fanning out across the city, where shops were closed. There has been no claim of responsibility for the attacks on Friday. Separately, an Afghan policeman has gunned down five colleagues in the eastern Nangarhar province. The overnight incident of a so-called "insider attack" happened at an outpost in the Ghanikhil district.
  • Sen. Graham: Trump-Russia probe seems to be criminal investigation

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    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who chose Mueller on Wednesday, said he did so in part because a special counsel "is necessary for the American people to have full confidence" in an investigation. Independent counsels or special prosecutors don't exist anymore. Mueller's appointment was not expected to affect the FBI or congressional investigations.
  • What now for President-elect Macron?

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    Macron's optimistically named " En Marche! ". After her decisive loss, the National Front also geared up for a name change - if not a makeover of its ideas. French voters on Sunday ultimately rejected her populist wave of "French-first" nationalism by a large margin, in which Le Pen had threatened to leave the European Union.
  • Sweden drops WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange rape investigation

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    Members of Assange's defense team claim that all charges against their client are allegedly politically motivated and had been brought up at the request of certain quarters because Assange's activities, including the publication of classified diplomatic correspondence, had drawn the ire of many countries, especially the United States .
  • FM: US understands Turkey's position against Syrian Kurds

    FM: US understands Turkey's position against Syrian Kurds

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    The unseemly incident added to U.S. Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser said it was "an affront to DC values and our rights as Americans". US Senator John McCain lashed out yesterday at Turkey, calling for the ambassador's expulsion after violence erupted between Turkish security personnel and demonstrators during a Washington visit by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
  • Jeremy Corbyn dismisses 'empty chairing' Theresa May in televised debates

    Jeremy Corbyn dismisses 'empty chairing' Theresa May in televised debates

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    According to an ICM opinion poll for the Guardian newspaper released on Monday, 48 percent of British voters said they would vote for the Conservative Party, while support for Labour hovered at around 27. Late Monday, campaign group Open Britain published an " attack list " of 20 seats held by Brexit supporters where constituents voted to stay in the European Union and called on voters to oust their representatives.
  • Senate panel chairman: Flynn won't honor subpoena

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    Senator Richard Burr told reporters Flynn's refusal came from his lawyer, and that lawmakers would figure out "what the next step, if any, is", according to AP. " Michael Flynn has not cooperated with the committee up to this point", Burr said, adding, however, that he has not received a " definitive answer " on whether Flynn and his lawyers will comply.
  • House panel seeking documents about Comey ouster

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    Burr corrected himself by issuing a written statement saying Flynn's attorneys "have not yet indicated their intentions" regarding the subpoena. Hours earlier, Burr said Flynn's lawyer said he wouldn't comply, "and that is not a surprise to the committee".
  • U.S. air strike hits pro-regime convoy in Syria

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    The airstrikes are understood to have hit a pro-regime militia that was advancing on USA and coalition forces at At Tanf, according to Operation Inherent Resolve, the official name for the coalition fighting ISIS . "It (Thursday's strike) is utterly unacceptable and a violation of Syria's sovereignty". He was asked if the airstrike increases the US role in the Syrian war.
  • United States air strikes hit pro-regime convoy in Syria

    United States air strikes hit pro-regime convoy in Syria

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    A Pentagon official said US military jets targeted a pro-regime Shia militia armed and equipped by the Assad government and "deemed a threat to USA partners near Jordan ", Stars and Stripes reports . Assad condemned that US strike on a Syrian airfield as "reckless", "irresponsible" and "short-sighted". "Such actions that were carried out against the Syrian armed forces.
  • UN Security Council slams latest ballistic missile launches

    UN Security Council slams latest ballistic missile launches

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    Francois Delattre told reporters Monday that France favors "a strong, swift and firm reaction of the council" to North Korea's test on Sunday of a new longer-range ballistic missile, which he called "a serious threat to peace and security both in the region and the world".