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Major attacks on Afghan capital in previous year

Major attacks on Afghan capital in previous year

At least 80 people have been killed and hundreds wounded when the massive truck bomb ripped through Kabuls diplomatic quarter, shattering the morning rush hour and bringing carnage to the streets of the Afghan capital. Afghan troops are backed by USA and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces, and the Pentagon has reportedly asked the White House to send thousands more troops to the country to break the deadlock in the fight against the Taliban.


White House Communications Director resigned before Trump's overseas trip

White House Communications Director resigned before Trump's overseas trip

He is still working at the White House and has not set a departure date yet. A top White House communications staffer has resigned as President Donald Trump considers overhauling his White House staff over frustrations that his team is struggling to contain the burgeoning crisis involving alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.



What's behind the German trade surplus angering Trump?

In an understatement, United States officials said Trump had changed the way many people were thinking about America's goals and priorities. He also appeared to respond to Mr. "I think the relationship that the President has had with Merkel he would describe as fairly unbelievable", Spicer said at the daily press briefing when asked about Merkel.


Afghan president condemns Kabul terror attack

Afghan president condemns Kabul terror attack

According to CNN , the Taliban in a statement denied responsibility for the attack, despite the fact they have been gaining territory in the area. "Having learned with sadness of the abhorrent attack in Kabul and of the many dead and seriously injured, Pope Francis expresses his heartfelt condolences to all affected by this brutal act of violence", said a May 31 telegram signed by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin.


Trump pulling US out of Paris climate deal

Trump pulling US out of Paris climate deal

A formal announcement is expected at some point this week - Trump tweeted on Wednesday: "I will be announcing my decision on the Paris Accord over the next few days". Canada, the European Union, and China have said they will honour their commitments to the pact even if the United States withdraws. A source told Reuters that India had also indicated it would stick by the deal.



Jeremy Corbyn to take part in live TV debate despite May boycott

With polls showing May is more trusted to deliver Brexit than Corbyn, she will look to keep the election debate tightly focused on the upcoming talks, seeking to recover from a backlash to her plans to make elderly voters pay more towards the cost of their old age care.