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Thursday, 22 August 2019 10:41 WIB

Two U.S. service members were "killed in action" Wednesday in Afghanistan, the U.S. military said, as talks between the U.S. and the Taliban were set to resume in Qatar. U.S. officials confirmed this was an active combat situation but would not say which enemy the U.S. troops were fighting. An official with the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan told VOA an investigation was continuing. The Trump administration and the Taliban have been negotiating to find a way out of the United States' longest war. U.S. President Donald Trump shared details of the meetings with reporters on Sunday...

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Tuesday, 13 August 2019 23:28 WIB | Global

Almazbek Atambayev, Kyrgyzstan's former president, has been charged with plotting to overthrow the government and murder. Authorities arrested Atambayev during a raid on his house last Thursday after an attempt to take him into custody a day earlier turned violent when his supporters clashed with police, leaving a security officer dead.  Atambayev had been wanted for questioning over a corruption case. Atambayev's arrest could escalate a lingering feud with his hand-picked successor, Sooronbai Jeenbekov, which could plunge the Central Asian country and ex-Soviet republic into a...

Japan Says S. Korea Failed to Explain Reason for New Trade Restrictions
Tuesday, 13 August 2019 17:44 WIB | Global

Japan says it does not understand why it has been removed from South Korea's list of trusted trade partners, the latest move in an escalating trade dispute between the Asian neighbors. Seoul announced Monday that it had moved Tokyo to a new category that brings more restrictions on exports of sensitive goods. Trade Minister Sung Yun-mo said the new category was for countries that have managed their export controls in a way that violates international norms. Japanese Trade Minister Hiroshige Seko said on Twitter Tuesday that South Korea has not adequately explained how Japan does not...

Argentina's President Dealt a Blow in Primaries
Tuesday, 13 August 2019 11:08 WIB | Global

Argentina's voters dealt President Mauricio Macri a crushing blow Sunday. With almost all the votes counted in the primaries, results indicate voters are not happy with the austerity measures of center-right incumbent  Macri and are instead looking for a return to the left. Macri and his vice-presidential running mate Miguel Angel Pichetto earned just 32% of the vote, in comparison to Alberto Fernandez and running mate Cristina Fernandez Kirchner who received 47%.  Kirchner served two terms as president of Argentina, from 2007 - 2015, succeeding her husband, Nestor. Kirchner is...

Taliban, US End Latest Round of Talks Without Announcing Outcome
Monday, 12 August 2019 23:25 WIB | Global

The United States and the Taliban have concluded the eighth round of talks aimed at reaching an agreement between the two adversaries to end the 18-year-old war in Afghanistan and jumpstart intra-Afghan peace negotiations. The nine-day negotiations in the Gulf state of Qatar were wrapped up before dawn on Monday, announced a Taliban spokesman. The talks continued on a day when Muslims around the world began celebrating their three-day annual festival of sacrifice, known as Eid-al-Adha. œWork was tedious and effective. Both sides agreed to consult their respective leaderships for next...

French Charities Rescue 81 More Migrants off Libya
Monday, 12 August 2019 17:47 WIB | Global

Two French charities pulled another 81 migrants from the waters off Libya Sunday, bringing the number of those it rescued at sea since Friday to 211. Doctors Without Borders and SOS Mediterranean jointly operate the Norwegian-flagged rescue ship Ocean Viking. Most of those it picked up over the past three days are Sudanese men, including the 81 rescued from a flimsy rubber dinghy Sunday. Witnesses on the Ocean Viking say the men on the raft waved and cheered when they saw the ship approaching. "We're the only ones in the area, the Libyan coast guard doesn't respond," SOS Mediterranean...

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