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 2021-09-17 19:05 

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US envoy: Qatar plane takes more Americans from Afghanistan...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Washington's peace envoy says a Qatar Airways flight has taken more Americans out of Afghanistan, the third such airlift by the Mideast carrier since the Taliban takeover and the U.S. troop pullout from the country. Zal...

 2021-09-17 19:01 

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Officials: Pentagon to say deadly drone strike in Kabul mistakenly killed civilians, not Islamic State extremists...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials: Pentagon to say deadly drone strike in Kabul mistakenly killed civilians, not Islamic State extremists....

 2021-09-17 15:27 

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Lawyer pleads not guilty in Trump-Russia investigation probe...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A prominent cybersecurity lawyer charged with making a false statement to the FBI has pleaded not guilty to the charge, stemming from an examination of the U.S. government's investigation into Russian election interference. Mic...

 2021-09-17 14:07 

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2nd Dutch minister quits over handling of Kabul evacuations...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch defense minister has resigned, a day after parliament passed a motion of censure against her for her handling of chaotic evacuations from Kabul of translators who worked for Dutch forces in Afghanistan. Ank Bi...

 2021-09-17 13:46 

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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 says he will not seek reelection next year. U.S. Rep. Anthony Gonzalez cited his two young children for his ...

 2021-09-17 11:08 

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9 EU Mediterranean countries hold summit in Greece...

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Nine European countries on the Mediterranean are holding a summit in Athens to discuss issues ranging from climate change and the pandemic response to migration and Afghanistan. The one-day gathering, dubbed the EUMED 9, brings...

 2021-09-17 09:47 

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The Latest: Germany awards its leader of Afghanistan airlift...

The Latest on Afghanistan: BERLIN — Germany's president has bestowed one of the country's highest awards to the commander who led the evacuation of Germans and some Afghans from Kabul. President Frank-Walter Steinmeier praised Brig. Gen. Jen...

 2021-09-17 09:09 

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Hungary: Statue honoring mysterious Bitcoin founder unveiled...

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A bronze statue was unveiled in Hungary's capital on Thursday which its creators say is the first in the world to pay homage to the anonymous creator of the Bitcoin digital currency. Erected in a business park near the D...

 2021-09-17 09:02 

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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 authorit...

 2021-09-17 06:47 

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Hungary: Statue honoring mysterious Bitcoin founder unveiled...

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A bronze statue was unveiled in Hungary's capital on Thursday which its creators say is the first in the world to pay homage to the anonymous creator of the Bitcoin digital currency. Erected in a business park near the D...

 2021-09-17 06:12 

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Asian shares mixed as investors mull US data...

Asian shares are mixed after a hodge-podge of economic data led Wall Street to close mostly lower. Benchmarks rose in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul but fell in Shanghai and Sydney. On Thursday, the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average each lost about...

 2021-09-17 05:52 

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The Latest: Pakistan, Iran leaders meet on Afghanistan...

The Latest on Afghanistan: ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's prime minister has met with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Afghanistan. The Foreign Ministry's statement on Friday said the two leaders met on the sideline of the Shanghai Cooperation Org...

 2021-09-17 02:13 

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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 next year. U.S. Rep. Anthony Gonzalez cited his two you...

 2021-09-17 00:40 

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French forces kill ISIS-GS leader in drone strike...

Al Sahroui succumbed to his wounds, suffered in a strike on a motorbike carrying two people during a French-led air and ground operation in Mali, French minister for the armed forces Florence Parly said at a press conference....

 2021-09-16 20:56 

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

WASHINGTON (AP) — A prominent cybersecurity lawyer has been charged in the special counsel's probe of the U.S. government's investigation into Russian election interference. The lawyer is accused of making a false statement to the FBI. An in...

 2021-09-16 11:39 

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Marks & Spencer blames Brexit for store closures in France...

LONDON (AP) — British retailer Marks & Spencer is to close 11 of its stores in France, mainly in Paris, as a result of fresh and chilled food supply issues related to Britain's departure from the European Union. The group blamed Brexit disruptio...

 2021-09-16 10:41 

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AP Week in Pictures: Middle East...

This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in the Middle East, Afghanistan & Pakistan region between Sept. 9-15, 2021. This week's selection includes scenes from across the regi...

 2021-09-16 09:58 

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Russia votes in parliament election without main opposition...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is holding three days of voting this weekend for a new parliament that is unlikely to change the country's political complexion. There's no expectation that United Russia, the party devoted to President Vladimir Putin, w...

 2021-09-16 09:04 

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Rights groups say EU fails Afghans fleeing Taliban...

BRUSSELS (AP) — Human rights and refugee groups are appealing to the European Union to step up its help for people trying to flee Afghanistan. The 24 NGOs accuse the bloc of failing to do enough to assist those living in fear of Taliban rule. More t...

 2021-09-16 08:48 

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

PARIS (AP) — French officials said Thursday that France killed the leader of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara because the group attacked French aid workers, African civilians and U.S. troops. The French foreign minister called Adnan Abu Walid al-...

 2021-09-16 07:16 

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The Latest: China attending virtual meeting on Afghanistan...

BEIJING — China says it will attend a virtual meeting of Central and South Asian state leaders to discuss the situation in Afghanistan. The meeting of members of the China and Russia dominated Shanghai Cooperation Organization is scheduled for Thurs...

 2021-09-16 06:39 

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

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is holding three days of voting this weekend for a new parliament that is unlikely to change the country's political complexion. There's no expectation that United Russia, the party devoted to President Vladimir Putin, w...

 2021-09-16 06:16 

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With eye on Iran, Israeli navy steps up Red Sea presence...

ATLIT, Israel (AP) — Israel's just-retired navy chief says the military has stepped up its activities in the Red Sea "exponentially" in the face of growing Iranian threats to Israeli shipping. Vice Adm. Eli Sharvit spoke in an interview ...

 2021-09-16 06:04 

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With foreign funds frozen, Afghan aid groups stuck in limbo...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A month after the fall of Kabul, the question of how the world will help Afghanistan's impoverished people without propping up their Taliban rulers grows more urgent by the day. Donor countries have pledged $1....

 2021-09-16 05:43 

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The Latest: China hosts virtual meeting on Afghanistan...

BEIJING — China says it will host a virtual meeting of Central and South Asian state leaders to discuss the situation in Afghanistan. The meeting of members of the China and Russia dominated Shanghai Cooperation Organization is scheduled for Thursda...

 2021-09-16 04:09 

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Senate hopeful flexes power of AG's office through lawsuits...

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A U.S. Senate candidate in Missouri, Republican state Attorney General Eric Schmitt, is flexing the power of his office by filing a slew of lawsuits, including against Democratic cities and schools to stop mask mandates. For sta...

 2021-09-16 00:58 

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IRS: Families now receiving September Child Tax Credit payments...

The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department announced Wednesday that millions of American families are now receiving their advance Child Tax Credit (CTC) payment for the month of September....

 2021-09-15 23:54 

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

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — France's president says the head of the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara has been killed. In a tweet late Wednesday, Emmanuel Macron announced the death of Abu al-Walid al-Sahrawi, calling it a major success for French for...

 2021-09-15 23:49 

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French president says head of the Islamic State of the Greater Sahara, Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi, has been killed...

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — French president says head of the Islamic State of the Greater Sahara, Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi, has been killed....

 2021-09-15 22:59 

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Congressman: California couple finally escape Afghanistan...

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A California Republican congressman says a California couple who are both in their 80s and are U.S. citizens has finally left Afghanistan after they were repeatedly blocked by the Taliban. Rep. Darrell Issa said in a statement Wedne...

 2021-09-15 19:10 

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

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The 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 promis...

 2021-09-15 17:20 

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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 longtime employee at an American humanitarian organization. His colleagues paint a stark contrast to the Pentagon's claims that he was ...

 2021-09-15 16:28 

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Third child tax credit set to go out Wednesday...

Millions of families will be receiving more money in their bank accounts, courtesy of the IRS. The agency will distribute its third child tax credit payment beginning Wednesday....

 2021-09-15 13:35 

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Man sentenced in Sweden for corporate espionage for Russia...

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Swedish court has sentenced a 47-year-old man to three years in prison for spying for Russia by handing over confidential information on the Swedish truck and bus maker Scania to a Russian diplomat in return for money several year...

 2021-09-15 12:55 

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The Latest: China urges that Afghan funds abroad be unfrozen...

BEIJING — China says it is maintaining contact between its embassy in Afghanistan and the Taliban and is calling for Afghan government funds held abroad to be unfrozen. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian on Wednesday said the Chinese Embassy ...

 2021-09-15 12:46 

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Iraq election chief vows fair elections despite concerns...

BAGHDAD (AP) — The head of Iraq's electoral commission says attempts to buy votes have been thwarted one month before Iraq is set to hold federal elections. Judge Jaleel Adnan Khalaf says he has heard that "citizens are selling their voter c...

 2021-09-15 11:38 

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FBI agent involved in Larry Nassar investigation fired...

NBC News can confirm that one of the lead FBI agents accused of failing to properly investigate former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, has been fired by the FBI....

 2021-09-15 09:47 

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Global stocks mixed as growth concerns weigh on sentiment...

BEIJING (AP) — European stocks are flat while Asian markets declined after U.S. inflation was lower than expected amid unease about the impact of the coronavirus's delta variant. London and Frankfurt opened little-changed. Shanghai, Hong Kong To...

 2021-09-15 08:25 

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The Latest: Afghan women soccer players enter Pakistan...

ISLAMABAD— Members of Afghanistan's women soccer team and their families arrived in Pakistan after fleeing their country in the wake of the Taliban's takeover, local media said Wednesday. It was unclear how many Afghan women players and thei...

 2021-09-15 06:47 

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Asian stocks track Wall St decline as growth concerns weigh...

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets have followed Wall Street lower after U.S. inflation was lower than expected amid unease about the impact of the spread of the coronavirus's delta variant. Hong Kong-traded shares in casino operators based in M...

 2021-09-15 06:41 

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

MOSCOW (AP) — One of Russia's most ardent feminists is running for a seat in the State Duma with the goal of enacting a strong law against domestic abuse. Alyona Popova says her candidacy for Russia's parliament in a Moscow district is the o...

 2021-09-15 06:29 

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Hong Kong activists jailed over Tiananmen crackdown vigil...

HONG KONG (AP) — Nine Hong Kong activists and ex-lawmakers have been handed jail sentences of up to 10 months over their roles in last year's banned Tiananmen Square candlelight vigil. They are part of a group of 12 defendants who pleaded guilty...

 2021-09-15 05:23 

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AP Interview: UN refugee chief says Afghan stability needed...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The chief of the U.N. refugee agency says the international community and the Taliban will need to find a way to deal with each other for the sake of stabilizing Afghanistan. Filippo Grandi said in an interview Tuesday said...

 2021-09-15 01:04 

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Top S. Korean, Chinese diplomats meet amid N. Korea tensions...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The foreign ministers of South Korea and China are meeting for talks expected to focus on North Korea and other regional security issues. Wednesday's meeting in Seoul came two days after North Korea claimed to have test...

 2021-09-15 00:49 

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Former professor charged with sending equipment to Iran...

MIAMI (AP) — Prosecutors say a former University of Miami professor, his wife and his sister are facing federal charges related to purchasing genetic sequencing equipment from U.S. manufacturers and illegally shipping it to Iran. Court records show ...

 2021-09-14 20:14 

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Problems continue to plague El Savador's bitcoin rollout...

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — One week after El Salvador became the first country to make bitcoin legal tender, problems continue to plague the system. El Salvador rolled out a digital wallet known as the "Chivo" on Sept. 8, but the syste...

 2021-09-14 17:12 

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Blinken faces new round of hard Afghan questions in Congress...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken is facing a second day of tough congressional questions about the Biden administration's much-criticized withdrawal from Afghanistan. Testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on...

 2021-09-14 13:24 

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Turkey says it lacks capacity to handle new refugee influx...

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president has told his German counterpart in a telephone call that Turkey does not have the capacity to deal with a possible new refugee wave from Afghanistan. According to a statement from President Recep Tayyip E...

 2021-09-14 08:35 

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After Norway election, Labor leader poised to become new PM...

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — With all votes counted, the Labor Party and its two left-leaning allies — the Socialist Left and the euroskeptic Center Party — hold a majority in Norway's Stortinget assembly and seem likely to put an end ...

 2021-09-14 06:42 

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EXPLAINER: How Navalny election tool challenges the Kremlin...

MOSCOW (AP) — Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his embattled allies won't be running in the Sept. 19 parliamentary election, but they still hope to challenge the ruling United Russia party with their strategy known as Smar...

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