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Afghan Taliban launch spring offensive as U.S. reviews strategy

0SHARESShare The Taliban says its annual spring offensive will be a mix of conventional, guerrilla and suicide attacks on Afghan and foreign forces, underlining the challenges facing the U.S. administration as it weighs its options in Afghanistan. Dubbed Operation Mansouri, after former leader Akhtar Mohammad Mansour who was killed last year in a U.S. drone strike, the spring offensive announcement ...

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Malaysia PM warns uneven growth could fuel extremism, instability in SE Asia

0SHARESShare By Karen Lema and Neil Jerome Morales | MANILA Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Friday warned that Southeast Asian countries needed to ensure their economic growth was inclusive, or risk marginalized populations turning to violent extremism or even overturning political systems. Speaking at an event for entrepreneurs during the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in ...

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Exclusive: Trump vows to fix or scrap South Korea trade deal, wants missile system payment

0SHARESShare U.S. President Donald Trump told Reuters on Thursday he will either renegotiate or terminate what he called a “horrible” free trade deal with South Korea and said Seoul should pay for a U.S. anti-missile system that he priced at $1 billion. In an interview with Reuters, Trump called the five-year-old trade pact with South Korea “unacceptable” and said it ...

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Exclusive: Trump complains Saudis not paying fair share for U.S. defense

0SHARESShare President Donald Trump complained on Thursday that U.S. ally Saudi Arabia was not treating the United States fairly and Washington was losing a “tremendous amount of money” defending the kingdom. In an interview with Reuters, Trump confirmed his administration was in talks about possible visits to Saudi Arabia and Israel in the second half of May. He is due ...

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Trump To Sign Offshore Drilling Order A Day Ahead Of Climate March

0SHARESShare WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Friday — one day before a massive demonstration for climate action — clearly aimed at opening up now-protected areas of the Arctic and Atlantic to oil and gas development. In a call with reporters Thursday, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said the order, called the “America-First Offshore Energy Strategy,” will add ...

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Wild Deer Visits 81-Year-Old Woman Twice A Day For A Snack

Having a friend who mooches off you twice a day is usually annoying, but 81-year-old Mette Kvam doesn’t seem to mind. Kvam lives alone in Aurland, Norway, and her friend is a wild deer named “Flippen.” He shows up at her doorstep twice a day looking for some grub , according to Inside Edition. Flippen has been a daily visitor for the ...

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