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 2021-09-22 08:39 

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US top military officer meets with Russian counterpart...

HELSINKI, Finland (AP) — The top U.S. military officer met with his Russian counterpart Wednesday, against the backdrop of U.S. struggles to get military basing rights and other counterterrorism support in countries bordering Afghanistan — a m...

 2021-09-21 23:39 

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UN: Afghanistan's Taliban want to address General Assembly...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Who should represent Afghanistan at the United Nations this month? It's a complex question with plenty of political implications. The Taliban, the country's new rulers for a matter of weeks, are challenging the credenti...

 2021-09-21 23:34 

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Kremlin's party gets 324 of 450 seats in Russian parliament...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's ruling party will get 324 of the 450 seats in the next national parliament, election authorities announced Tuesday. The number is less than the pro-Kremlin party, United Russia, won in the previous election but still an ov...

 2021-09-21 13:57 

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European court: Russia responsible for Litvinenko killing...

LONDON (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday backed the conclusion of a British inquiry that Russia was responsible for the killing of Alexander Litvinenko, a former Russian spy who died in London in 2006 after drinking tea laced with...

 2021-09-21 07:49 

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Taliban name deputy ministers, double down on all-male team...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban expanded their interim Cabinet by naming deputy ministers Tuesday, but failed to appoint any women, doubling down on a hard-line course despite the international outcry that followed their initial presentation o...

 2021-09-20 07:52 

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Shooting in Russian university leaves 5 dead, more wounded...

MOSCOW (AP) — A gunman opened fire in a university in the Russian city of Perm on Monday morning, leaving five people dead and six wounded, according to Russia's Investigative Committee. The Health Ministry of the Perm region reported 14 people ...

 2021-09-19 14:48 

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Reported voting violations mar Russia's parliamentary ballot...

MOSCOW (AP) — From the Baltic Sea to the Pacific Ocean, Russians across eleven time zones voted Sunday on the third and final day of a national election for a new parliament, a ballot in which the pro-Kremlin ruling party is largely expected to reta...

 2021-09-19 10:26 

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Voters choose new Hong Kong electors under pro-Beijing laws...

HONG KONG (AP) — Select Hong Kong residents voted for members of the Election Committee that will choose the city's leader in the first polls Sunday following reforms meant to ensure candidates with Beijing loyalty. The Election Committee will s...

 2021-09-19 10:26 

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Taliban-run Kabul municipality to female workers: Stay home...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Female employees in the Kabul city government have been told to stay home, with work only allowed for those who cannot be replaced by men, the interim mayor of Afghanistan's capital said Sunday, detailing the latest res...

 2021-09-19 07:01 

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Indonesia retrieves most-wanted militant's body from jungle...

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — The bodies of Indonesia's most wanted militant with ties to the Islamic State group and a follower, who were killed in a jungle shootout with security forces, were evacuated early Sunday to a police hospital for further in...

 2021-09-18 14:08 

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Afghan survivors of US drone strike: Sorry 'is not enough'...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Sorry is not enough for the Afghan survivors of an errant U.S. drone strike that killed 10 members of their family, including seven children. Emal Ahmadi, whose 3-year-old daughter Malika was killed on Aug. 29, when the U.S...

 2021-09-18 13:00 

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After Afghanistan pullout, US seeks NATO basing, intel pacts...

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Against the backdrop of the troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, the top U.S. military officer is meeting in Greece with NATO counterparts this weekend, hoping to forge more basing, intelligence sharing and other agreements to pr...

 2021-09-18 13:00 

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Communists, observers report violations in Russian election...

MOSCOW (AP) — The head of Russia's second-largest political party is alleging widespread violations in the election for a new national parliament, in which his party is widely expected to gain seats. Communist Party head Gennady Zyuganov said on...

 2021-09-18 11:40 

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Brian Laundrie's family tells police, FBI he is missing...

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida said they are working with the FBI to find 23-year-old Brian Laundrie, whose girlfriend disappeared during a cross-country trek in a converted van. North Port police said late Friday that Laundrie's pare...

 2021-09-18 10:51 

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Taliban replace ministry for women with one restricting them...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's new Taliban rulers set up a ministry for the "propagation of virtue and the prevention of vice" in the building that once housed the Women's Affairs Ministry, escorting out World Bank staffers ...

 2021-09-18 08:24 

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One stunning afternoon: Setbacks imperil Biden's reset...

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was an hour President Joe Biden would no doubt like to forget. On Friday, the Pentagon acknowledged that a drone strike in Afghanistan killed 10 civilians, including seven children, not terrorists. A panel advising the Food and ...

 2021-09-18 04:34 

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Family says Laundrie is now missing; Petito still not found...

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida said late Friday that they are working with the FBI to locate 23-year-old Brian Laundrie, a person of interest in the disappearance of his girlfriend, Gabrielle "Gabby" Petito. North Port police said...

 2021-09-17 09:04 

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Navalny app removed from online stores as Russian polls open...

MOSCOW (AP) — An app created by allies of imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny disappeared from Apple and Google stores on Friday as polls opened across Russia for three days of voting in a parliamentary election. It comes as Russian ...

 2021-09-17 02:10 

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House Republican who voted to impeach Trump won't run again...

One of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump for his role in inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol announced Thursday night he will not seek reelection in Ohio next year. U.S. Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, a former...

 2021-09-16 21:02 

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Lawyer charged in probe of Trump-Russia investigation...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The prosecutor tasked with examining the U.S. government's investigation into Russian election interference charged a prominent cybersecurity lawyer on Thursday with making a false statement to the FBI. The case against the att...

 2021-09-16 09:14 

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France calls killing of Islamic State leader big victory...

PARIS (AP) — France killed the leader of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara because the group attacked French aid workers, African civilians and U.S. troops, French officials said Thursday, calling him "enemy No. 1" in protracted anti-terro...

 2021-09-16 06:41 

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Parliamentary election unlikely to change Russia's politics...

MOSCOW (AP) — After a few weeks of desultory campaigning but months of relentless official moves to shut down significant opposition, Russia is holding three days of voting this weekend in a parliamentary election that is unlikely to change the coun...

 2021-09-16 01:22 

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France says head of Islamic State in Sahara has been killed...

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — France's president announced the death of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara's leader late Wednesday, calling Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi's killing "a major success" for the French military after more than eig...

 2021-09-15 20:00 

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Friction among Taliban pragmatists, hard-liners intensifies...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Friction between pragmatists and ideologues in the Taliban leadership has intensified since the group formed a hard-line Cabinet last week that is more in line with their harsh rule in the 1990s than their recent promises o...

 2021-09-15 16:56 

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Afghan killed by drone praised by co-workers in US aid group...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan man who was killed in a U.S. drone strike last month was an enthusiastic and beloved longtime employee at an American humanitarian organization, his colleagues say, painting a stark contrast to the Pentagon's...

 2021-09-15 06:47 

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Russian feminist runs for Duma to take on domestic violence...

MOSCOW (AP) — Alyona Popova's campaign rhetoric is blunt: Unless she is elected to parliament, there won't be much hope for a law against domestic violence in Russia. One of the country's most ardent feminists, Popova has fought for year...

 2021-09-15 04:10 

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Seoul: North Korea fires projectile toward eastern sea...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired an unidentified projectile off its east coast on Wednesday, South Korea's military said, two days after the North claimed to have tested a new missile in its first weapons test in six months. South Kor...

 2021-09-14 20:16 

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Blinken defense of Afghan policy clouded by al-Qaida warning...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday sought to parry bipartisan congressional criticism of the Biden administration's Afghanistan withdrawal, as new intelligence estimates warned that al-Qaida could soon again use Afgha...

 2021-09-13 09:17 

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UN seeks $606 million for Afghanistan after Taliban takeover...

GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations is hosting a high-level donors conference on Monday to drum up emergency funds for Afghanistan after last month's Taliban takeover of the country that stunned the world. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wa...

 2021-09-12 14:14 

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Kabul flag shop running since Soviet era retools yet again...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A small flag shop, tucked away in the courtyard of a Kabul market, has documented Afghanistan's turbulent history over the decades with its ever-changing merchandise. Now the shop is filled with white Taliban flags, emb...

 2021-09-12 12:14 

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Vulnerable Democrats push for local priorities in budget...

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne of Iowa was slow to get behind a $1 trillion infrastructure bill after the Senate passed it last month. It wasn't the price tag that tripped up the Democrat from a swing House district. It was that no...

 2021-09-12 08:11 

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Taliban: Women can study in gender-segregated universities...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Women in Afghanistan can continue to study in universities, including at post-graduate levels, but classrooms will be gender-segregated and Islamic dress is compulsory, the higher education minister in the new Taliban gover...

 2021-09-11 17:03 

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Iran says UN atomic agency head arriving in Tehran for talks...

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran says that the head of the International Atomic Energy Organization is arriving in the country for talks with Iranian officials. Kazem Gharibabadi, Iran's envoy to the IAEA, said in a tweet that Rafael Grossi is arriving ...

 2021-09-11 10:02 

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The Latest: Brother of former Afghan VP shot dead by Taliban...

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban shot dead the brother of Amrullah Saleh, the former vice president of Afghanistan, and his driver in northern Panjshir province, Saleh's nephew said Saturday. Shuresh Saleh said his uncle Rohullah Azizi was going...

 2021-09-10 05:41 

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Hong Kong Tiananmen vigil leaders charged with subversion...

HONG KONG (AP) — Three leaders of the the group that organized an annual Tiananmen candlelight vigil were being held in custody Friday after they were charged with subversion under Hong Kong's national security law, as authorities intensify a cr...

 2021-09-09 22:35 

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Florida official sentence to 5 years in corruption case...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A former city commissioner who once ran the Florida Democratic Party was sentenced to five years in federal prison for taking money from Uber and undercover FBI agents in exchange for his influence. Former Tallahassee Commis...

 2021-09-09 11:17 

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Westerners to board first commercial flight from Kabul...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's Taliban authorities will allow between 100 and 150 Americans to fly out from Kabul in the coming hours, Qatari officials said on Thursday, marking the airport's first such flight since U.S. forces with...

 2021-09-09 11:03 

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The Latest: Up to 150 Americans expected to fly out of Kabul...

KABUL, Afghanistan — Two Qatari officials say they expect 100 to 150 Americans to fly out from Kabul's airport in the coming hours. If confirmed, this would mark the first large-scale evacuation of Americans from Afghanistan since the last U.S. ...

 2021-09-09 04:23 

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North Korea parades military hardware to celebrate founding...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea paraded goose-stepping soldiers and military hardware in its capital overnight in a celebration of the nation's 73rd anniversary that was overseen by leader Kim Jong Un, state media reported Thursday. State ...

 2021-09-09 01:13 

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Biden ousts 18 Trump military academy board appointees...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday removed 18 appointees named to U.S. military academy boards by Donald Trump in the final months of the Republican president's term in office, according to the White House. Cathy Russell, di...

 2021-09-07 21:31 

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Afghan officer rescued from Kabul starts new life in U.S....

The dramatic rescue in Afghanistan happened under the cover of darkness. The Taliban were closing in, and Americans were running out of time to save Mohammad Khalid Wardak. The high-profile Afghan national police officer spent years working alongside the ...

 2021-09-07 20:18 

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Early stumble as El Salvador starts Bitcoin as currency...

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador became the first country to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender Tuesday, but the rollout stumbled in its first hours and President Nayib Bukele said the digital wallet used for transactions was not functioning....

 2021-09-07 18:24 

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Evacuees plead for action: 'We are in some kind of jail'...

WASHINGTON (AP) — American veterans groups and others are pleading for U.S. and Taliban action on a weeklong standoff that has left hundreds of would-be evacuees from Afghanistan desperate to board waiting charter flights out of a northern Afghan ai...

 2021-09-07 13:35 

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Taliban fire in air to disperse protesters, arrest reporters...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban fired into the air Tuesday to disperse protesters and arrested several journalists, the second time in less than a week the group used heavy-handed tactics to break up a demonstration in the Afghan capital of Ka...

 2021-09-07 06:40 

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Emotions raw before Paris trial for Islamic State carnage...

PARIS (AP) — For the music lover, it was nearly three hours at gunpoint, wondering if he would become yet another body on the floor of the Bataclan concert hall in Paris. For the grieving mother, the night of carnage robbed her of her son and tarnis...

 2021-09-07 05:59 

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China-to-Hong Kong travelers will no longer need quarantine...

HONG KONG (AP) — Travelers arriving in Hong Kong from China will no longer need to quarantine, Hong Kong's top official said Tuesday, easing curbs imposed after summer outbreaks of the coronavirus on the mainland. Starting Wednesday, people who ...

 2021-09-06 05:04 

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Taliban say they took Panjshir, last holdout Afghan province...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban said on Monday they have taken control of Panjshir province north of Kabul, the Afghan capital. The province was the last holdout of anti-Taliban forces in the country and the only province the Taliban had not s...

 2021-09-05 14:35 

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Taliban resume some flights, press assault on final holdout...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's Taliban rulers resumed some domestic passenger flights to and from Kabul on Sunday, as the religious militia's fighters stepped up an assault on the last remaining pocket of resistance being led by fig...

 2021-09-05 05:45 

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Group behind Hong Kong's Tiananmen vigil denies foreign ties...

HONG KONG (AP) — The group behind the annual Tiananmen Square memorial vigil in Hong Kong said Sunday it will not cooperate with police conducting a national security investigation into the group's activities, calling it an abuse of power. Polic...

 2021-09-04 16:26 

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US: Kosovo will host Afghan evacuees who need more screening...

The United States intends to send Afghanistan evacuees who fail to clear initial screenings to Kosovo, which has agreed to house them for up to a year for additional processing, a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Saturday. The U.S. plan is likel...

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