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Stoltenberg: NATO may send many more troops to Afghanistan

Stoltenberg: NATO may send many more troops to Afghanistan

The Obama administration also set in place timelines for a reduction in USA troop levels as Afghan forces became responsible for their own security levels. USA troops are stepping up attacks on an extremist group considered an Islamic State affiliate in the country. Some U.S. officials told Reuters they questioned the benefit of sending more troops to Afghanistan because any politically palatable number would not be enough to turn the tide, much less create stability and security.


Clapper says Trump eroding checks and balances

Clapper says Trump eroding checks and balances

Clapper said he found the developments "bothersome" and "worrying", before explaining that the feels "our institutions are under assault". The former US attorney for New York's Southern District, who was sacked by President Donald Trump in March, called for both parties to team up and investigate the possibility of Russian interference in the election.


Xi Jinping says Belt and Road needs to reject protectionism

Xi Jinping says Belt and Road needs to reject protectionism

Some of China's close allies and partners were at the forum, including Russian President Vladimir Putin , Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev. The CPEC effort consists of rail, road, and energy infrastructure and is part of the wider Chinese project known as the "Belt and Road" initiative.



Schumer: Trump Should Turn Over Any Comey 'Tapes' To Congress Or Apologize

Washington's pols and pundits were already labeling Trump's move "Nixonian", and no one was under the impression they meant it as a compliment, let alone a tribute. Trump has yet to name his choice to replace Comey, for which interviews have taken place this weekend, and the Justice Department thus far has declined to appoint a special prosecutor.


Immigration and Security Will be Important Issues for New French President

Immigration and Security Will be Important Issues for New French President

The parliamentary elections are scheduled for June 11 and 18. If Le Pen had won and pulled France out of the EU, it could have spelt an end to the EU, France and Germany being its remaining key members after Britain's exit. But the first-past-the-post system means it is hard to gauge seat numbers. Macron founded his party, En Marche! , in just April of past year. That was when Macron resigned as Hollande's economy minister to embark on his risky presidential run as an independent - a ...


Bear struck by vehicle on California freeway near mountains

Bear struck by vehicle on California freeway near mountains

Authorities are on scene Monday, May 15, 2017, where a bear was struck on the 210 Freeway. To read this article in one of Houston's most-spoken languages, click on the button below. The Fruit Street onramp to the westbound 210 freeway remains closed. The ramp was reopened by 10:50 a.m., according to the CHP. Traffic on the 210 Freeway does not seem to be affected as of 8:45 a.m., but officials may shut down portions of it as officers try to help the injured bear.