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This is not the first attempt by the Afghan government to broker peace. With security deteriorating under a resurgent Taliban and as the Islamic State steps up attacks, there has been talk of Afghanistan's government collapsing and the country becoming a training ground for groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad, said Manoj Joshi, a fellow at the New Delhi-based Observer Research Foundation.
  • Did Trump threaten to stop German auto imports?

    Did Trump threaten to stop German auto imports?

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    The White House did not immediately respond to an emailed request for comment. The German American Chamber of Commerce said Germany is the third largest foreign employer in the USA and half of these jobs are in manufacturing. "[Trump] said they're very bad on trade", he said in Sicily, Italy, according to Bloomberg. A separate report from the newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung noted that Trump's chief economic advisor Gary Cohn also made a fool of himself in the meeting .
  • Qatar row: Trump calls for 'unity' in Gulf

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    Oil prices fell on concern that the rift would undermine efforts by OPEC to tighten production. While Turkey has said that it is ready to resolve the dispute, Iran has said that it will provide food to Qatar. The country is home to a number of high-profile figures of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and Palestinian Islamist group Hamas , both listed as terrorist organizations by the United States.
  • Musk comments on new models

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    Tesla has already started to take questions for the shareholder meeting well in advance which can be asked at the shareholder meeting. Compared to how his loose lips have ignited some of his past speaking engagements, this one was surprisingly light on shock value.
  • Theresa May 'ready to curb human rights laws to fight extremism'

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    The Conservative manifesto committed to remaining in the European Convention on Human Rights - which is separate to the EU - for the whole of the next Parliament. Her comments were criticised as political and brought concerns about whether, if re-elected, her anti-terrorism plans could be effective and also protect civil liberties.
  • Germany to pull troops from Turkish base in spat with Ankara

    Germany to pull troops from Turkish base in spat with Ankara

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    German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel visited Ankara on Monday in attempt to settle disagreements between the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies. Lawmakers are still discussing whether the proposed withdrawal should be put to a parliamentary vote. Von der Leyen said the Azraq air base in Jordan would be a new base for Germany's troops.
  • Philippines to investigate country's oldest bank glitch

    Philippines to investigate country's oldest bank glitch

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    In a statement posted on Twitter , BPI said some clients might have seen their accounts debited twice or credited twice for a past transaction. It added that it has identified the root cause of the error and is temporarily suspending access to electronic channels to speed up rectification.
  • UAE bans expressions of sympathy toward Qatar

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    In a surprise move against a key USA ally, Trump suggested Qatar - home to the largest American airbase in the Middle East - was funding extremism as he tacitly backed the diplomatic blockade of the emirate. But it has become clear that Saudi Arabia now feels emboldened to ramp up its offensive against Iran. But the true explanation likely lies in Qatar's closeness to Iran.
  • She Prodded Her Boyfriend to Kill Himself. He Did

    She Prodded Her Boyfriend to Kill Himself. He Did

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    Psychiatrist Dr Peter Breggin has since said Carter was "involuntarily intoxicated" by prescribed antidepressants when she texted her boyfriend encouragement, and testified that she wouldn't have understood the impact of her actions. In one of the texts, she allegedly wrote: "The time is right and you're ready, you just need to do it!" Cataldo noted the young's man extensive online searches about suicide methods, Carter's attempts to get him to seek help and her own bouts with mental ...