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Explosions, gunfire shatter Kabul peace

Suicide bombers and gunmen launched an attack near a government ministry in central Kabul on Saturday, officials said, shattering weeks of relative calm in the capital. The attack near the communications ministry occurred one day after planned talks between the Taliban and Afghan representatives were cancelled. No one claimed immediate responsibility for the assault, which Read more

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In The News: WikiLeaks founder Assange arrested by British police

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been evicted from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where he has spent the last six years and the British police have arrested him. The arrest followed Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno’s announcement that the country has withdrawn asylum from Assange, following repeated ‘aggressive and discourteous behaviour”. A statement by the British Read more

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Ukrainian Election: Comedian Zelensky leads in presidential race

A comedian, Volodymyr Zelensky whose political experience is limited to playing the president on TV is likely to top the first round of voting as Ukrainians go to the polls Sunday. Actor Zelensky’s bid started as a long shot but he has leapfrogged establishment politicians amid public frustration over corruption and stagnating living standards. The Read more

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Trump gets ‘complete exoneration’ after Mueller finds no collusion

US President Donald Trump declared Sunday that he had been completely exonerated after his campaign was cleared of colluding with Russia in the 2016 election, in a major boost for his re-election hopes. The long-awaited final report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Moscow’s election meddling concluded that no member or associate of the Read more