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US, Taliban Set Peace Signing for America’s Longest War

WASHINGTON — America's longest war may finally be nearing an end. The United States and the Islamists it toppled from power in Afghanistan are poised to sign a peace deal Saturday after a conflict that outlasted two U.S. commanders in chief and is now led b...
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Kim Calls for Measures to Protect North Korea’s Security

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for his military and diplomats to prepare unspecified “offensive measures” to protect the country’s security and sovereignty, the North’s state media said Monday, before his end-of-year deadline for t...
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Top US Diplomat Struggles to Shrug off Impeachment Inquiry

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tries to shrug off the impeachment inquiry that has ensnared the State Department and raised questions about his leadership. "I clearly follow this a lot less than you do." — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Pomp...
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Trump Fires National Security Adviser John Bolton

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Tuesday he fired national security adviser John Bolton, citing strong disagreements on a number of policy issues. Trump tweeted that he told Bolton Monday night his s...
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Analysis: Trump Moves Show Him to Be Unreliable Partner

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's abrupt decision against military strikes may have prevented open military conflict with Iran, but it also showed him anew to be an unpredictable, unreliable, partner at home and abroad. "I think a lot of restraint has b...