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'Truth was rarely welcome': US officials held bleak view of war in Afghanistan, documents reveal

Many top U.S. officials held sharply negative views of the U.S. entry into Afghanistan and bleak assessments of the prospects for success.

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Isil 'matchmaker' who lured British teen bride to Syria deported to France

Turkey has deported to France the "Islamic State matchmaker" who lured a British teen bride to Syria as part of a drive to send foreign fighters back to their countries of origin. Tooba Gondal, 25, is among 11 French nationals that Turkey repatriated early on Monday, according to France's Centre for Analysis of Terrorism, CAT, citing official sources. A French judicial source confirmed that four women and their seven children had arrived in France. Two of the women returned were already targeted by arrest warrants and will soon face a judge, while the other two were sought by police and have been placed in custody, the French source said.  The children have been taken into care. Ms...

Remember When Russian Diesel Submarines Chased Down A British Nuclear Sub?
Remember When Russian Diesel Submarines Chased Down A British Nuclear Sub?

Depends if it actually happened.

China claims all Uighur Muslims have happily
China claims all Uighur Muslims have happily 'graduated' from its oppressive prison camp system, despite widespread reports that at least 1 million are detained

Xinjiang governor Shohrat Zakir claimed that everyone had "graduated" from "vocational training camps," found employment, and are leading happy lives.

Webcam live feed showed tourists inside New Zealand volcano right before it erupted and killed at least 5
Webcam live feed showed tourists inside New Zealand volcano right before it erupted and killed at least 5

The webcam photograph was taken at 2:10 p.m. local time, just a minute before the eruption started. The fate of the people in the picture is unclear.

No reprieve as Samoa measles death toll hits 70
No reprieve as Samoa measles death toll hits 70

A devastating measles outbreak continued to spread in Samoa, data released Monday showed, as the death toll from the epidemic climbed to 70, mostly young children. The total number of cases was 4,693, with 229 people currently in hospital, including 16 critically ill children. Infants are the most vulnerable to measles, which typically causes a rash and fever but can also lead to brain damage and death.

Three sailors killed in Pensacola shooting identified
Three sailors killed in Pensacola shooting identified

Joshua Kaleb Watson was one of three people killed by a gunman Friday at Naval Air Station Pensacola

Iraq cleric urges cabinet change as protesters regroup after crackdown
Iraq cleric urges cabinet change as protesters regroup after crackdown

Iraq's top Shiite cleric on Friday urged parliament to replace the cabinet, after dozens of protesters were killed in one of the bloodiest days of anti-government rallies gripping the country. Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani's weekly sermon gave a major boost to Iraqi demonstrators who have been taking to the streets since early October against a ruling class deemed corrupt and inefficient. The grassroots movement is the largest Iraq has seen in decades but also the deadliest, with nearly 400 people dead and more than 15,000 wounded in the capital and Shiite-majority south, according to an AFP tally.

Italian Police Uncover Plot to Create a New Nazi Party
Italian Police Uncover Plot to Create a New Nazi Party

(Bloomberg) -- Italian police arrested 19 far-right extremists in raids across the country that uncovered a cache of weapons and a range of Nazi paraphernalia.The suspects were trying to form the Italian National Socialist Workers Party and were making contacts in southern Europe, according to a police statement that said their operation, dubbed Black Shadows, was the result of two years of investigations.In arrests from Milan to a provincial town in central Sicily, the officers seized rifles, crossbows, swords and knives, as well as Nazi flags, photos of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini and books on the late dictators.Members of the nascent party were planning to strike a headquarters...

Why Criminal Arrests on the Mexican Border Have Fallen in 2019
Why Criminal Arrests on the Mexican Border Have Fallen in 2019

Yes, it is true.

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Japan Won't Sign China-Backed Trade Deal If India Doesn't Join

(Bloomberg) -- Terms of Trade is a daily newsletter that untangles a world embroiled in trade wars. Sign up here. Japan is not considering signing a Chinese-backed regional trade pact without India, the top Japanese negotiator said Friday, ahead of a series of diplomatic exchanges in the coming weeks that include a visit to Delhi by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.India announced this month it was withdrawing from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, citing the deal's potential impact on the livelihoods of its most vulnerable citizens. China said that the 15 remaining countries decided to move forward first and India was welcome to join RCEP whenever it's ready."We aren't thinking...

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Romania's 1989 generation relive pain at ex-president's trial

On the morning of December 22, 1989, Bogdan Stan drank his usual cup of coffee and went to join the wave of protests against Romania's communist regime. Almost 30 years later, his mother Elena Bancila was one of hundreds who gathered in Bucharest on Friday for the opening stage of former president Ion Iliescu's crimes against humanity trial -- the most prominent leader to face charges over those events. Bancila, now 75, believes Iliescu, who took control of the government on December 22, is responsible for the death of her son.


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