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Mattis Makes Unannounced Visit to Afghanistan

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis landed in Kabul on Friday for an unannounced visit to war-torn Afghanistan, adding his weight to a flurry of diplomatic efforts to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table.

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Melania Trump Says Op-Ed Author 'Sabotaging' Country

First Lady Melania Trump on Thursday accused the author of an anonymous attack on her husband in the op-ed pages of The New York Times of "sabotaging" the country.

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Iran Supreme Leader Warns against Spread of Pessimism

Iran's supreme leader on Thursday warned against the spread of pessimism in the country, as people face mounting economic woes after the imposition of U.S. sanctions.

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Mattis in the Spotlight amid New Book Claims

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is not a fan of appearing on television and he would rather not see his name in the newspaper.

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U.S., France, Germany, Canada Back UK Novichok Findings

The leaders of Britain, the United States, France, Germany and Canada said Thursday they had "full confidence" that the Novichok attack suspects were officers from Russia's military intelligence service.

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Trump Lieutenants Disavow Unsigned, Explosive Op-Ed

Donald Trump's top lieutenants scrambled Thursday to deny authorship of an explosive op-ed article that has plunged his presidency into its worst crisis yet by proclaiming a secret insider resistance to his reckless, "amoral" leadership.

The White House has been convulsed since Wednesday by a fevered hunt for the senior official who declared, in an unsigned article for The New York Times, that "unsung heroes" were quietly working within the administration to frustrate the president's "worst inclinations."

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Twin Blasts Turn Regular Kabul Wrestling Session into Massacre

The wrestling mats were spattered with blood, the sports bags and water bottles still strewn across the floor Thursday, hours after a double bombing ripped through the Maiwand sports club in Kabul, killing at least 26 people.

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French Police Clear 500 Migrants from Dunkirk Camp

Police moved in to clear 500 migrants from a camp near the French port city of Dunkirk, along the English Channel where many gather hoping to stow away on trucks or ferries heading to Britain, officials said Thursday.

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Ethiopia Reopens Embassy in Eritrea as Relations Warm

Ethiopia reopened its embassy in the Eritrean capital on Thursday, state media reported, the latest step in restoring ties after the two nations ended decades of conflict.

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Pompeo, Mattis Hold Talks with Indian Counterparts

US President Donald Trump's top two envoys met with their Indian counterparts in Delhi on Thursday to deepen a fast-growing partnership but also to tackle thorny issues ranging from an ongoing trade spat to India's purchase of Russian military gear.

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